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Windows 7: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

24 Nov 2010   #150
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ukiii View Post
Bare Foot Kid,
Thank you for your reply. However I still didn't get an answer in regard to the following; can you have a look at this?

Quote:
I intend to install Win 7 on a new SSD. My questions are:

1. If I follow your tutorial and create the partitions through diskpart, and create that 200MB reserved for system space, what letter is it going to have assigned by the Win installer?
Thank You BFK.

You don't assign a letter and Windows 7 will not assign a letter during the install, it will automatically leave the letter blank, that's the reason for naming it "System Reserved" in-case that's a prerequisite. That way it'll be "hidden" to the OS so things won't mistakenly get saved there.

My apologies, I meant to answer this and got sidetracked.


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24 Nov 2010   #151
Ukiii

Windows 7 Prof x64
 
 

BFK,

Once again thank you for your help with it. Much appreciated.

Cheers,
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24 Nov 2010   #152
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ukiii View Post
BFK,

Once again thank you for your help with it. Much appreciated.

Cheers,


My pleasure mate.
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25 Nov 2010   #153
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
I am trying to limit the number of things on my SSD drive, the OS and one other main program I use. Currently I have Mozilla and Chrome installed on my HDD. I have noticed that only IE will pull up a program called Gotomeeting correctly, Mozilla and Chrome will just hang the program and I have to close out of it. It has only been doing this since I installed the SSD drive...should I have Mozilla and Chrome installed on the SSD drive to get Gotomeeting to work correctly or does that even have anything to do with why Gotomeeting will not work correctly on these two browsers? I have a 64 bit OS.

Casey

Don't know about Gotomeeting but, I would recommend to put Mozilla and Chrome on your SSD.

Most apps will run better on the SSD, just keep all personnal data and files saved on your HDD.
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30 Nov 2010   #154
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Ted, should I have my browsers on the SSD or reg HD or doe sit matter?

Thanks,

Casey
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30 Nov 2010   #155
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Hi Ted, should I have my browsers on the SSD or reg HD or doe sit matter?

Thanks,

Casey
All program files should be on the SSD - for faster access. Else you defeat the purpose of the SSD which is fast access. The same goes for ALL other OS files. And do not disable Superfetch. It provides the fastest access of all.

PS: Ted, I hope you don't mind. Looked like you were "out of town".
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30 Nov 2010   #156
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Case1 View Post
Hi Ted, should I have my browsers on the SSD or reg HD or doe sit matter?

Thanks,

Casey
All program files should be on the SSD - for faster access. Else you defeat the purpose of the SSD which is fast access. The same goes for ALL other OS files. And do not disable Superfetch. It provides the fastest access of all.

PS: Ted, I hope you don't mind. Looked like you were "out of town".
Hi WHS,

I guess I need to figure out which are program files and which are not. Is there an easy way to tell? How do I know if Superfetch is disabled or not?

Thanks,

Casey
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01 Dec 2010   #157
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Casey.



If you haven't disabled Superfetch then it's on; 2 things though, disable hibernate if you don't use it and set the maximum disk usage for system restore to about 2GB; that's a good start. How big is the SSD?



Hello Wolfgang, thanks I appreciate the help.
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01 Dec 2010   #158
Case1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks Ted!
I have done those two steps...the disk is an Intel 60 GB.
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01 Dec 2010   #159
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Your specs say Intel 40GB, they don't make a 60GB...yet
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