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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

15 Feb 2012   #130
googull

Win7 x64
 
 
Settings after the OS transfer - TRIM!

Nice Tutorial - Unless I missed a follow up post, the tutorial should probably include some details about TRIM under the section "Settings after the OS transfer". TRIM in Win7 should be verified as "active" and proper chipset drivers should be installed to ensure such. Also, I believe there are some SSD models that now support TRIM without the OS making them usable for Vista/XP, etc. Anyway, just seemed like an obvious but important uncovered item from the tutorial.


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15 Feb 2012   #131
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by googull View Post
Nice Tutorial - Unless I missed a follow up post, the tutorial should probably include some details about TRIM under the section "Settings after the OS transfer". TRIM in Win7 should be verified as "active" and proper chipset drivers should be installed to ensure such. Also, I believe there are some SSD models that now support TRIM without the OS making them usable for Vista/XP, etc. Anyway, just seemed like an obvious but important uncovered item from the tutorial.
Open an elevated Command Prompt (run as admin) and paste this command into the Command Prompt window:

fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify

If Command Prompt returns a 0 (zero), your drive supports TRIM and it is enabled.
If it returns 1 (one), the file system has disabled TRIM for your drive. This means your drive's controller does not support TRIM.
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15 Feb 2012   #132
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

It's definitely worth checking the Trim but I found Windows 7 did this automatically.
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17 Feb 2012   #133
Lunok

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

in the middle of the tutorial when I get to the disk list step it says all my drives have 0B of free space is there a way to fix this?
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17 Feb 2012   #134
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Zero bytes is only for drives that have no media or those that are formatted in Fat32 like my drive #7 which is a USB stick.


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17 Feb 2012   #135
Lunok

Windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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all my drives are NTFS and showed online including my boot drive disk1 and my external storage drive disk 2


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17 Feb 2012   #136
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

That is strange indeed. No idea what could be the cause of that.
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18 Feb 2012   #137
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

@ Lunok & whs
Might a chkdsk help shed some light on this mystery?
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18 Feb 2012   #138
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Miranova23 View Post
@ Lunok & whs
Might a chkdsk help shed some light on this mystery?
It certainly would not hurt. But I would think that cmd gets this info from the MFT the same as Disk Management or Partition Wizard that you show behind the cmd window. So chances that chkdsk can fix it are slim.
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18 Feb 2012   #139
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lunok View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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all my drives are NTFS and showed online including my boot drive disk1 and my external storage drive disk 2
I may be missing something in the question but your diskpart/List Disk screen shot looks fine. The "free" entry refers to unallocated space not unused space.
This is normally 0B or a small number. If I take a 2TB HDD and unallocate 426MB then "free" will show 426MB when it was 0B. Note disk 2 here:
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System-diskpart-free1.jpg

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System-diskpart-free2.jpg


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