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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

07 Dec 2011   #90
jff02

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Still like 15 minutes on the transfer of the folder.
Currently under properties, the C: has 100 GB used, but is going down as we speak.

EDIT: For some reason there were some game folders program files even after I deleted them. I just threw them in the recycle bin for quite a bit more space


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07 Dec 2011   #91
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

OK, let me know when C: is settled.
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07 Dec 2011   #92
jff02

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
OK, let me know when C: is settled.
Will do
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07 Dec 2011   #93
jff02

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Done:
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07 Dec 2011   #94
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Still a lot of stuff, but it will fit. Now you should have no problem with the migration. Once that is done you have to set the BIOS to boot from the SSD.

And then you have to reinstall all your games. But make sure you direct them all to the HDD - maybe you can use your old C; partition.

Good job. Let me know how you make out and what you think of the SSD performance.
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07 Dec 2011   #95
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

For fine tuning C:, I suggest you run WinDirStat. It gives you a good overview on what is on the partition and you can spot the big chunks easily (just click on the colored boxes)

I also suggest to get rid of the hiberfile - if you do not use hibernation. The cmd command is powercfg -h off
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07 Dec 2011   #96
jff02

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Alright I just finished the migration and booted from the SSD. Everything seems good.

So now my question is, Is my desktop now in the SSD? Should I move it back to the HDD?

Here's a screenshot of what it looks like now:


Again, even though you might be tired of this, but thanks for your help. Without you I'd prob have a huge mess right now :x

Also, what should I delete from the old C? Everything? (Now's called G) And what's with the new reserved partition E?
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07 Dec 2011   #97
jff02

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Also, is it safe to change the drive letter of G to C, and the ssd's from C to something else? When I tried it warned that some programs might not work properly afterwards so I didn't yet.
I want to do this because installs default the location to C, which I think would make things more convenient.
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07 Dec 2011   #98
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

1. Do not change drive letters. The active OS is always C:

2. Do not mess with the system reserved on the SSD. - I assume there is one. This contains your bootmgr and if you mess it up, your system will not boot.

3. The old C: (now G) you can delete one day. But I would keep it for a while to make sure everything on the SSD works - as a backup

4. The system reserved partition on the HDD should not serve any purpose any more. To make sure, disconnect the HDD (pull the Sata or power cable) and boot from the SSD. If that works, then the system reserved on the HDD does not serve any purpose (except if you want to boot from the HDD). Keep that around as long as you keep the old C: on the HDD.

5. Try to sift thru your C: on the SSD (e.g. with WinDirStat). There is still more stuff than need be.

6. When you reinstall the games, you have to direct the installation to the HDD each time. I don't think there is an automatic setting - but I am not 100% sure. In any case, changing drive letters around will not help and is counterproductive.
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07 Dec 2011   #99
jff02

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks whs,
I'll keep all those things in mind. Just re-checked my rating for hard disk and its 7.9 now, which is awesome

Will just make sure everything works well and sift through things now
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