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Windows 7: SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

18 May 2010   #40
Noels

PC, Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

whs,

Thanks. Wow, I couldn't realize that I had such large offsets. My XP offset is 32,256 bytes and my 7 offset is 8,225,280 bytes.

So next I will follow your advice and align - BUT, when you say I will have to re-install everything on the disk, will re-imaging be OK, or do you mean a clean install?

If it's clean install, what are the ramifications of not aligning? I really don't like doing another clean install with everything I have on those OSes...

Noel


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18 May 2010   #41
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noels View Post
whs,

Thanks. Wow, I couldn't realize that I had such large offsets. My XP offset is 32,256 bytes and my 7 offset is 8,225,280 bytes.

So next I will follow your advice and align - BUT, when you say I will have to re-install everything on the disk, will re-imaging be OK, or do you mean a clean install?

If it's clean install, what are the ramifications of not aligning? I really don't like doing another clean install with everything I have on those OSes...

Noel
Reimaging is OK.
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18 May 2010   #42
Noels

PC, Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

whs,

Tilt, I misread the printout - it was for all 5 of my HDDs. The 2 SSDs are both the same, offsets each 32,256 bytes. Not as bad as I thought for the 7 SSD...

I will re-image them both after re-aligning. Thanks much!

Noel
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18 May 2010   #43
Noels

PC, Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

whs,

Following your list, I went into an elevated command prompt (mine is run as Admin) and typed "diskpart" then "list disk" then "select disk" then "clean." My SSDs are disks 0 and 1. It won't let me clean either one, with the following note: "Virtual disk service error: Clean is not allowed on the disk containing the current boot, system, pagefile, crashdump or hibernation volume." Is that because I have a dual boot and both disks are involved?

I did this all from within Windows 7. Do I need to shut down, then go into DOS?

Workaround, or did I do it wrong?

Noel
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18 May 2010   #44
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Of course you cannot clean the disk with the OS that is currently active. I am afraid you going to make more damage than this is worth. If I understand your previous post right, there is an alignment already. Why don't you leave it at that.
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18 May 2010   #45
Noels

PC, Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

whs,

Good enough! I'll leave it be... I was in Windows 7 and trying to clean the XP SSD, but it wouldn't let me, so left it alone... I think it's the dual boot that has a piece in each OS that prevented it...

Thanks for the help and the scripts,

Noel
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18 May 2010   #46
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Noels View Post
whs,

Good enough! I'll leave it be... I was in Windows 7 and trying to clean the XP SSD, but it wouldn't let me, so left it alone... I think it's the dual boot that has a piece in each OS that prevented it...

Thanks for the help and the scripts,

Noel
No problem. Any time. Have fun. It was most likely the MBR that blocked it.
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18 May 2010   #47
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Thanks lightningltd, whs and all for the tutorial.

Regards
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30 May 2010   #48
toughbook

 
 

Great write up! I ony ran into some really wierd things though. After I did some of your tweaks, I didn't have to do a clean install, wipe the disk or any of the major stuf you pointed out. The 1st thing I noticed was that I had an X on my wireless icon. Then whenever I tried to open some programs I was getting a window pop up stating some lingo about my rights and not having access to open or use this feature. I was smart enough to do a manual restore point before I changed anything you suggested. I had to perform tat restore to get everything back like it was. I know one would say I screwed something up.... But I made double sure I followed everything step by step.

Any advice on what I could have done, or what happened?

Thanks!
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30 May 2010   #49
lightningltd

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by toughbook View Post
Great write up! I ony ran into some really wierd things though. After I did some of your tweaks, I didn't have to do a clean install, wipe the disk or any of the major stuf you pointed out. The 1st thing I noticed was that I had an X on my wireless icon. Then whenever I tried to open some programs I was getting a window pop up stating some lingo about my rights and not having access to open or use this feature. I was smart enough to do a manual restore point before I changed anything you suggested. I had to perform tat restore to get everything back like it was. I know one would say I screwed something up.... But I made double sure I followed everything step by step.

Any advice on what I could have done, or what happened?

Thanks!
None... Never had or heard of this issue... I used my guide on 20+ systems so far without issues. Could have been as simple as a slip of the finger on the keyboard?
I recommend U try them one at a time to check for issues.
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