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Windows 7: Installing W7 on new SSD

30 Dec 2010   #41
gregrocker

 

I'd hold off on all tweaks for awhile. Win7 doesn't need tweaking, and an 11 second startup isn't to be messed with considering what you had all day today.

Stick with the drivers given by Win7 installer, then quickly updated via optional Windows Updates. Install those optional Update drivers first to see if any affect startup. Then enable hardware driver auto-updating: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware

Break your other Updates into smaller groups starting with Security Updates, then monitor performance (espcially Startup) after each Update group, program install, etc.through several startups to see what might be problematic.

When you have a performance hit or Startup delay, System Restore to before the last install done and reinstall everything in that group singly to determine the exact driver or program causing issue.

Monitor the logs all along: Computer lags every couple seconds


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30 Dec 2010   #42
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Greg is 100% right : get the OS updated and all your apps installed. Once the system has been stable for a few days, only then look at some of the SSD tweaks if you want to.
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30 Dec 2010   #43
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Removing the hiberfile is the only tweak you need. Anything else will probably make things worse. Even setting the system to AHCI does not seem to buy anything - I have compared both with and without.
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31 Dec 2010   #44
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Well it makes it sounds like I should install driver updates first using optional updates (not the important one)
Then enable the auto updater. But like when I turn the pc on today there will only be a few windows updates and when I restart for those there will be more, etc etc

Thank you
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31 Dec 2010   #45
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

And a update

All windows updates installed and the newest ATI driver I decided to install. Startup is still around 13 seconds =D
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31 Dec 2010   #46
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Seems to be doing good and do as they say and let it run a few days before you start "changing" things; use this to make an image before so you have somewhere to go if it all goes south again.


Imaging with free Macrium
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31 Dec 2010   #47
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

Will read the guide instead https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...e-macrium.html long video

Well I burnt the disk and have a 50GB backup.

So if anything goes wrong the disk is this recovery disk which I can somehow do something with? As I said, never looked at these
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31 Dec 2010   #48
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oli356 View Post
Well I burnt the disk and have a 50GB backup.

So if anything goes wrong the disk is this recovery disk which I can somehow do something with? As I said, never looked at these
Hi,

After having used Macrium, you should have:

1. Either a Linux or Bart PE boot disk, and
2. Your image file (probably on another disk or even a USB drive)

If you need to restore this image, then you boot from the Linux or Bart PE boot disk, and then select the image you want to restore.

Regards,
Golden
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31 Dec 2010   #49
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oli356 View Post
Will read the guide instead https://www.sevenforums.com/software/...e-macrium.html long video

Quote:
Well I burnt the disk and have a 50GB backup.

So if anything goes wrong the disk is this recovery disk which I can somehow do something with? As I said, never looked at these
Is that a backup of 50GBs or is the image 50GB big. In the latter case that must have been a 100GB of data which implies you have all your user data on C (unless you have a lot of very big games). In that case I suggest you seperate the data from the the OS: Data Partition It is a safer setup. And in the future you image both partitions (as often as required but at least once per week). You need not image them together but depending on the level of change.

You can also schedule the images. Just right click on the XML Definition file and you will see.
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31 Dec 2010   #50
oli356

Windows 7 Home prem 64
 
 

234DB8DCC59A199D-00-00.mrimg is the big file. Actually 35.3GB. Selected my C drive which has OS and WoW on it (42.1GB total) So not a backup, the image I guess yes.

Didn't want to and don't want to partition this really. I guess I could just move WoW off and create a 27GB partition or so. There's only a few seconds difference anyway between the HDD and the SSD loading WoW.

So I have that and the ISOLINUX disk which is only 8MB
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