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Windows 7: I upgraded to win 10 on the free offer now I want to reinstall my Win7

10 Nov 2016   #11

Windows 7 ultimate SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
SSD's are fast but expensive per GB. As the prices are high but getting cheaper every day, you should buy a as small as it fits all you need.
On a computer that has only one SATA slot, you have to buy a SSD that will hold the OS+Programs+Data.
On a computer that has more than one SATA slot (like a desktop) you can buy a small SSD to hold the OS and programs (my SSD has 2 partitions: one 80G for Windows and one 40 G for Linux and there is still a lot of unused space) and use the slow HDD for data.
Boot time for SSD is about 10 to 30 sec and opens programs on blink of an eye.
As you have plenty HDD space, you don't need a SSD bigger than 128 G.
Look for this specs:
Max Sequential Read > 450
Max Sequential Write > 300
4KB Random Read > 70 k IOPS
4KB Random Write > 70 k IOPS
I have a lot of software like Adobe CS5 as one will I be better off getting a bigger drive to be save, remember I always overkill. Money isn't a problem for me so when I want a 500 GB and some say "why" you only need a 128GB so with that in mind, would I be in good shape with a 500GB SSD for my OS and programs9 Overkill I know ) but would it be a good system thanks in advance for all your help

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10 Nov 2016   #12

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eaglepi View Post

So couldn't I install the new SSD drive and after setting it up ( I have no idea what is needed to do ) when that is done couldn't I just put my Win 7 disk drive in and let it boot from disk and install a fresh copy of Win 7, with nothing on the drive how much cleaner could it be? .................. So I am thinking that if I put the Win7 disk in and boot wouldn't Win 7 install all the OS on the SSD and then as I add my programs to the SDD wouldn't that give me exactly what I want a clean ( very clean) install of my Windows 7
Yes. That's what a clean install is.

When you install Windows 7 on the SSD, disconnect ALL, I SAY ALL other drives.

That way, Windows is forced to install all of it's components on the SSD. If you don't do that, Windows might take a notion to install some of it's files on some other drive.

Windows fully updated might take 30 to 40 GB. Make an estimate of how much space your applications take.

Buy as big an SSD as you think you can afford as long as you think you might eventually use most of the space. You should try to keep it no more than maybe 85 or 90 percent full.

1 TB SSDs are selling for as low as $230 or so---maybe 3 or 4 times the price of a 1 TB HDD.

Don't worry much about anything special in the way of SSD "setup". The only thing semi-special about them is that they should not be defragmented and they should be aligned properly. You can confirm both of those things after installation.

And then run a benchmark on it to confirm that it is performing roughly as expected.
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10 Nov 2016   #13

Windows 7 ultimate SP1

Yes I always disconnect the other drives when I install a OS, sorry for not including that in my other posts.

Thanks again for the advice, I'm thinking about the SSD size and I won't know which one I go for until I buy it. I will come back and update you.
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11 Nov 2016   #14

Windows 7 HP 64

As you have a disk only for OS and programs, see how much space it's required, leaving out the \Users folder.

This is my disks tree:

I also have a internal big and bootable HDD that I connect once a week to make my backup.
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11 Nov 2016   #15

Windows 7 ultimate SP1

I bought a 500GB SSD, that should be plenty
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