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Windows 7: SSD Alignment

16 Jan 2014   #70
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I hope you are going to use that. It took quite some time to make.


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16 Jan 2014   #71
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Giving it a try now, thanks.

No good, rats. Gets to here:

SSD Alignment-peallv16.jpg

but there is no Launcher.exe in my C:\Program Files (x86)\AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition 5.5 folder tree anywhere.

Quote:
>cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition 5.5

C:\Program Files (x86)\AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition 5.5>dir launcher* /s
Volume in drive C is Lenovo_C
Volume Serial Number is 9575-A2CF
File Not Found
I can try uninstalling the Pro version and install the Standard version again, see if it's in there.

Which did you have installed when you did this?

Edit: Uninstalled Pro, installed Standard, still no Launcher.exe.

Edit#2: Wait a minute. This refers to Paragon, I'm using AOEMI. I think I missed a post. Let me go back and look.

Edit#3: Nope, I don't find any reference to Paragon in previous posts. Should I have installed Paragon Partition Manager Free Edition - Leading partitioning software! | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, resize partition ?


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16 Jan 2014   #72
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Okay, got it finally. I must have responded y when asked if I wanted to include Paragon. Re-ran it and was very careful of my responses. It went all the way through and created a good ISO. Ran Rufus and created a bootable EFI/GPT flash drive which I'm going to try now.
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16 Jan 2014   #73
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

It is nice to see someone making progress.
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16 Jan 2014   #74
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Forgot to mention - paragon is an option - if you have it installed, then browse. if not , then say NO.

Let us know how you get on.
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16 Jan 2014   #75
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Rats, didn't make any difference. Flash drive booted great, started AOMEI but 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.

Could it have anything to do with the file system type being Other, not FAT32 or NTFS?

Note: This was with the Pro version which I reinstalled before running the batch file.
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16 Jan 2014   #76
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

There are lots of things that might go in - depends what you have installed. It doesn't matter if you don't have some of them , you will just get a button or two on the menu that don't point anywhere, like the macrium button below for example ( I can't make dozens of menus for every possible combination )

SSD Alignment-peallx64v12.png


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16 Jan 2014   #77
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote:
Could it have anything to do with the file system type being Other, not FAT32 or NTFS?
Yes, probably a partition manager won't want to do any resizing or similar if it doesn't know the filesystem.

What does diskpart tell you the filesystem is?

At booted cmd prompt. type;

Diskpart

( it takes a few secs to open )

lis vol

(that should show all the volumes and their FileSystems )

exi

( to exit diskpart when you have finished)
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16 Jan 2014   #78
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not surprised it didn't want to align an os partition while you were int it.

This seems to be something different. Strange the filesystem is not recognised.

It works fine on all my drives.
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16 Jan 2014   #79
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

LOL.

Now I have looked at your earlier screenie I see what it is. That is a special partition type used by oems to stop newbies form deleting them.

They do that by setting an oem partition ID.

If you now have the Aomei Pro, you can change the ID. Make a note of the original ID so you can change it back after. It might be fat 32, but you can try 0x07 NTFS first. Then you can work with it .

SSD Alignment-zt-screenie1.jpg

SSD Alignment-zt2.jpg

SSD Alignment-2zt.jpg

You will need to hit the green tick top left to Apply any changes.

SSD Alignment-zt4.jpg


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