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Windows 7: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

19 Oct 2014   #610
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

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Sorry, Wolfgang, but that math doesn't work. Multiply any number by 1024 and it will be evenly divisible by four simply because 1024 itself is divisible by 4.
He says the offset in KBs (when 1 KB=1024 B) must be divisible by 4. Or if you like the offset in bytes must be divisible by 4096 resulting in an integer. eg. An offset 3x1024=3072 is not aligned (3/4=.75, 3072/4096 = .75). etc etc...
You may want to read the instructions again.
Assuming you're talking to me
You say
The offset (in KBs) has to be divisible by 4.

- what have I missed??


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19 Oct 2014   #611
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok, I'll admit math has never been my strong suit (it whipped my ample asset quite thoroughly once I hit college, enough so I had to change majors) so I very well may be applying the divisible by 4 thing wrong (along with many others who I've seen posting the same thing). Using the program I linked, however, makes the issue moot.
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19 Oct 2014   #612
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Nice to know a fresh/ clean install on a new ssd doesn't need allot of this technical stuff done
The optimizing stuff though has that changed with new ssd's
The optimize tutorial is close to 5 years old :/
Cheers.
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20 Oct 2014   #613
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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He says the offset in KBs (when 1 KB=1024 B) must be divisible by 4. Or if you like the offset in bytes must be divisible by 4096 resulting in an integer. eg. An offset 3x1024=3072 is not aligned (3/4=.75, 3072/4096 = .75). etc etc...
You may want to read the instructions again.
Assuming you're talking to me
You say
The offset (in KBs) has to be divisible by 4.

- what have I missed??
Sorry Michael. I was talking to LF. I guess I clicked the wrong quote.
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20 Oct 2014   #614
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I know what you mean Wolfgang and I am no great mathematician to me it is simple binary stuff.
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20 Oct 2014   #615
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Issue
No monitor to see what's going on
Got the ssd on external now but wants to initialize the disk and I'm not sure which option to use
desktop spec's are correct I'm accessing it via my laptop Help please
Attachment 337517
This one popped up as soon as I opened disk management now sure what to do with it ?
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20 Oct 2014   #616
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I usually use diskpart and set the offset (alignment) at 1024 which is what the installer will set it as if you were doing a clean install. I believe disk management will do it the same. I've only done 1 in disk management and it aligned it at 1024.

If you want to do it in diskpart, I can give you the commands.
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20 Oct 2014   #617
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi Steve
I do indeed need help
Wolfgang has the commands but I was under the impression on a clean install the install would do all of that ?
Issue seem more the missing monitor booting to it when the ssd is inside the desktop tower :/

The laptop is a 32 bit system and the desktop is a 64 bit system ?
I'm an idiot so please be gentile lol
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20 Oct 2014   #618
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Feeling like police academy
Picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue
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20 Oct 2014   #619
essenbe

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider
 
 

I'm sure you know spelling and syntax are important. If you are doing a clean install, the installer will do it for you and if you format the drive first, you will not get the 100MB partition.

1. diskpart press enter wait and the command prompt will reply diskpart

2. list disk press enter and the cmd will show all disks and assign each a number. Choose the number of your SSD You will be able to tell by the size. assume it is disk #1

3. select disk 1 press enter it will reply disk 1 is the selected disk

4. clean press enter, not necessary with a new disk, but I do it anyway, it will reply diskpart succeeeded in cleaning the selected disk

5. create partition primary align=1024 press enter will reply created the specified partition.

6. select partition 1 press enter reply- partition 1 is the selected partition

7. format fs=ntfs quick press enter reply will be formated the selected partition

8. active press enter reply - the partition was set to active

9. exit press enter will take you back to where you started

10 exit press enter will close the command prompt

If you are not going to use it as an Operating System Drive, do not set it active
If you are going to use Paragon Migrate you don't have to do anything. Paragon will do everything for you. You have to be sure the OS you are transfering is smaller than the space on the SSD.

It will look similar to this, I did this as an example

SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System-clean-align-format-ssd.jpg


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