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Windows 7: SSD Alignment

13 Jan 2014   #50
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I was following the instructions in your 1st post, or thought I was, but any whole number * 1024 will be definitely divisible by 4. Not sure where my brain was when I was looking at this.

From the first post in this thread:
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Note: Some readers and users of this tutorial got confused because the alignment numbers in a typical Windows7 installation are shown as:

1024KB for the 100MB partition
101MB for the next partition - which is most likely the C partition

They think that 101MB is not divisible by 4 and that there must be a problem. But that is not so. If you convert 101MBs into KBs (multiply by 1024), then the number is divisible by 4 and the partition is aligned.
SSD Alignment-diskmanall.jpg

This is a new Lenovo Ideacenter K450 UEFI system with 128GB SanDisk SSD GPT drive.

I'd like to align it but not at the cost of a reinstall. If that's what it will take, I'll wait until I get a new 250Gb SSD then do a cleaninstall.




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13 Jan 2014   #51
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

am not at home right now. But tomorrow I will post how you can do the alignment without reinstall. just post back so that it shows on my User CP again.
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13 Jan 2014   #52
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Rich I think you misread the 17KB in the one partition, I do that stuff all the time buddy.
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13 Jan 2014   #53
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Hi Rich,

I am back at my desk. For the alignment problem, here is what you do:

1. Watch this video: Align Partition Easily with AOMEI Partition Assistant Free

2. Download the program from here: Free Partition Manager - AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard

3. In case you do not remember the steps, here are the 3 steps to take once you are in the AOMEI program:

Note: The operation may take a moment because it has to shove a lot of data around.

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SSD Alignment-2014-01-13_2203.png

PS: I found the program courtesy of SIW2. He is a big fan of it - and he is right. It is a great program worth having.


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14 Jan 2014   #54
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Doesn't work. When I right click on Partition 1 of the SSD and select Advanced, the Align Partition option is greyed out, can't click on it.

SSD Alignment-aoemi.jpg


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14 Jan 2014   #55
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Could it be because it's a GPT partition?
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14 Jan 2014   #56
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think this is because it is the OS disk. You have to load the program from CD or a stick.
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14 Jan 2014   #57
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I'm willing to give it a try. How do I run it from a booted CD/DVD/flash drive? I have bootable flash drives for Vista, Windows 7, 8 and 8.1, Hirens and several other possibilities.

If we can get this to work, it would make a good addition to the updated tutorial


Edit: Also, only the first partition has it greyed out, okay for the rest.

Edit#2: Never mind, all I have to do is download the bootable ISO: Download Aomei Partition Assistant boot CD iso file.

Edit#3: Wrong again. That's only a demo version, Need to purchase to actually use it.

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This iso files is demo version and in virtual mode, so it cannot proceed any partitioning operations. To proceed, you need to purchase the full version and within several minutes the full version download link will be sent to your email.
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14 Jan 2014   #58
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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14 Jan 2014   #59
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

SIW2 gave me this download link )botton of the oage) where you can get the pro version of AOMIE PA for free.

Download AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro For Free
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