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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 on new SSD

22 Mar 2011   #11
Jaime74656

Windows 10 64bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaime74656 View Post
ok I have a question, if I have an SSD with an OS (windows 7 ultimate, not sure what it is X64 I believe) and wipe that clean then just reinstall, or will windows treat it differently and just bork up my SSD (a 32GB SSD drive that already has win7 non it but no longer needed for old machine it was in)
You can reinstall to an SSD just like a HDD.

If you have a retail (not OEM) license for Ultimate you can move SSD to the new machine by Sysprepping it on the old hardware so it will start up to install all new drivers, be reactivated on the new hardware: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
cool, i just may do a reinstall from the ground up as I have a fresh copy of 7 anyways for this machine...its a custom build box anyways


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23 Mar 2011   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello jreddog74, welcome to Seven Forums!


It may be a good idea to start over and the best way forward would be to wipe the entire Solid State Drive before you start, have a look at this information below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


After you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the first link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional Primary partitions or an Extended partition after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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23 Mar 2011   #13
Jaime74656

Windows 10 64bit Ultimate
 
 

for the SSD (32gb) im just using it for windows boot drive only, games and what ever else will be put on another drive for the most part...so will I still need to do the disk part stuff? or can i just wipe/erase and install?
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23 Mar 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaime74656 View Post
for the SSD (32gb) im just using it for windows boot drive only, games and what ever else will be put on another drive for the most part...so will I still need to do the disk part stuff? or can i just wipe/erase and install?
A format/delete is not a wipe, a format removes nothing, if you want the best space possible to reinstall Windows to you will have to do a wipe secure erase to the SSD.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
Note   Note

Contrary to popular belief, doing a full format with Windows 7 does not remove any data at all, it just checks for sector errors and marks the space to be over-written as needed, all the data is still there including all the code from previous, failed installation attempts.



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23 Mar 2011   #15
Jaime74656

Windows 10 64bit Ultimate
 
 

ok, sounds a tad more complicated then i relized, never done that type of thing before...lol....time to start reading it multiple times to be sure i understand it.
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23 Mar 2011   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaime74656 View Post
ok, sounds a tad more complicated then i relized, never done that type of thing before...lol....time to start reading it multiple times to be sure i understand it.

Yes just take your time, there's no hurry right; it's not as bad as it looks at first?
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23 Mar 2011   #17
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jaime74656 View Post
for the SSD (32gb) im just using it for windows boot drive only, games and what ever else will be put on another drive for the most part...so will I still need to do the disk part stuff? or can i just wipe/erase and install?
Using Custom install Drive Options (Advanced) to Delete all partitions, repartition as desired, then Format should be sufficient.
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23 Mar 2011   #18
Jaime74656

Windows 10 64bit Ultimate
 
 

ok, will try it...now to get the 2.5 to 3.5 bracket lol!
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23 Mar 2011   #19
gregrocker

 

Concentrate on getting a perfect install: Reinstalling Windows 7

Then after setup capture a Win7 backup image and you'll never have to reinstall again: Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

The SysPrepped image can even be moved to other machines: Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer
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