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Windows 7: Installation issue w/W7 & SSD/ HDD

09 Feb 2011   #11
kachina

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit
 
 

WHS: I checked my SSD partition and it is not properly aligned. Still, I tried to follow BFK instruction but options were not available.
I powered down my system, unplugged HDD, connected SSD to Sata 1 & DVD to Sata 2, set boot order as dvd/ removable media(?)/ SSD, reformatted SSD, reinstalled Windows 7.
After reloading my primary programs, I will reconnect HDD and reformat it.

Thanks for everyone's input


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09 Feb 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it running and thanks for the update.
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09 Feb 2011   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kachina View Post
WHS: I checked my SSD partition and it is not properly aligned. Still, I tried to follow BFK instruction but options were not available.
I powered down my system, unplugged HDD, connected SSD to Sata 1 & DVD to Sata 2, set boot order as dvd/ removable media(?)/ SSD, reformatted SSD, reinstalled Windows 7.
After reloading my primary programs, I will reconnect HDD and reformat it.

Thanks for everyone's input
I think you did the right thing. Working with an OS partition that is not properly aligned would have cost you a lot of performance (they say up to 300% degradation - I never checked that though).

There are ways to align a partition after the OS is installed, but that either costs you $30 because you need a commercial program, or it is hazardous if you do it yourself.
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