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Windows 7: SSD Alignment

14 Jan 2014   #60
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sorry Wolfgang, that offer expired in July. AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition 5.2 - Giveaway - Glarysoft



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14 Jan 2014   #61
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is strange. I downloaded it 1 hour ago.
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14 Jan 2014   #62
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Sorry, I think I posted the wrong link. This one should work:

Aomei Partition Assistant Pro Edition 5.5 Giveaway
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15 Jan 2014   #63
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I just downloaded it. Can I create a bootable CD or flash drive from it? Will know soon.

Edit: Yup, it has a create bootable CD/DVD/Flash. Doing it now.
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15 Jan 2014   #64
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look here:

http://www.disk-partition.com/features/make-bootable-cd.html

Then just burn the .iso with ImgBurn or whatever.
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15 Jan 2014   #65
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

The resulting ISO is MBR format, not EFI. Will it still work on my GPT formatted SSD if I change to MBR mode? Will it cause any grief?

I tried using Rufus to create a EFI bootable flash drive but it says the input ISO is MBR so can't do it.

Sorry if I'm asking a lot of questions but since this is my first EFI/GPT system, this is all new to me.
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15 Jan 2014   #66
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As far as I know they support GPT - matter of trying. That has nothing to do with how the .iso/CD is formatted.
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15 Jan 2014   #67
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Bios and EFI are different types of firmware. They can both support MBR and GPT which are partitioning styles.

I think Rufus is trying to say it can't find efi boot information in the iso el torito boot sector.

It is possible there is glitch in the iso writing process. I will pass it on to Aomei.

Meantime, you can use this to create an iso containing Aomei PA Pro which supports both types of firmware if you create it on win7x64 or 8.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/21wh1sm9z4...EALLx64v16.zip

Extract it to C:\PEALLx64v16 EXACTLY like this:

SSD Alignment-peallv16-zip.jpg

Then rt click and run as admin on the .cmd file.

SSD Alignment-peallv16-run.jpg

It will ask if you want to d/l about 8mb of files, so you can have Recuva and a couple of other things in there as well. That is optional, you can say yes or no.


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15 Jan 2014   #68
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Has anyone tried this with a EFI/GPT system? The flash drive created from AOEMI will not boot for me and as I said, Rufus won't accept the generated ISO as EFI, so at this point I can't try it.

I'm reluctant to boot as MBR as I have no idea what that will do to my existing boot drive, if anything.
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15 Jan 2014   #69
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

See my post above yours 67

If you have Aomei Backupper or Macrium installed, they will also be included in the same iso.
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