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Windows 7: Align partition containing Windows 7 system = huge headache

07 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

Um, did you see my question about Macrium Reflect?

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08 Nov 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I use free Macrium 4.2.
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08 Nov 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

VERY curious - I use the paid v4.2 and it wouldn't keep alignment of an existing partition. I'm sure there's some obscure techical reason why yours does and mine doesn't.

But the point's moot anyway, I'm all set and I'm happy with the new SSD. Thanks
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08 Nov 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Well, the way you did it was also dumping the image into an aligned partition and Macrium did not alter the alignment. All you really did is use the initial install as an alignment means. The onl difference here is that you replace an existing OS rather than restoring to an empty partition.

In your other attempts you must have been doing something wrong - e.g. restoring the image to the SSD rather than to the partition you created on the SSD.
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 Align partition containing Windows 7 system = huge headache

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