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Windows 7: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

08 Mar 2011   #220
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Bilal, thank you.


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28 Apr 2011   #221
toughbook

 
 

I may have jumped the gun here too fast. I had to perform a F/W update on my Samsung 470 256GB SSD. That all went well, it erased my OS as planned. I then thought....Does the F/W just get written onto the SSD and wipe the drive, or does it also clean it? I have no way of knowing.
At this point now the SSD has the F/W loaded with no O.S. I booted from my install disc to get at the repair, install, command prompt, etc area. I entered what you stated at the top of the post on how to do a Secure All. I get to the point where it says Clean All and the icon is directly underneath it as your pic shows. Is this how it stays until it's finished, is there anyway for me to know it's doing anything? With it being an SSD it is slient of course. Or does it not do anything since there is no O.S on it? It is showing 238 Size 238 Free. It is a 256 drive, which leaves me to believe that it is formatted with a little bit of info on it. I want it CLEAN!

If someone can advise me that would be great. I could sit here for 2 or 3 hours waiting or move on?
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28 Apr 2011   #222
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello mate.



You will get a blinking cursor until it's finished, then you will get a "Successfully Cleaned ... " message like in the #4 snip, that is when it will be done, don't mess with it until it finishes.
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28 Apr 2011   #223
toughbook

 
 

Thank you! I went ahead and started installing but it had only just begun the 1st step. I will go back and do it the Clean All again.

Thanks again!
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28 Apr 2011   #224
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

If you have run the clean all once and it completed, then you would only need to run the clean command to remove the format configuration data and then start the installation again, the clean command only takes seconds to complete.



You may care to have a look through this tutorial at then link below for additional information.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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29 May 2011   #225
Ukiii

Windows 7 Prof x64
 
 

Hi BFK,
As far as I remember, your tutorial had a snip with allign=64 not 1024 for SSD. Why the change? Does this have any impact to the speed of SSD?

Another question is: if I do the allign=64 to System Reserved space on my SSD (the 200MB), is it necessary to do the allign=64 to the remaining part of the SSD?

Thank you.
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29 May 2011   #226
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ukiii View Post
Hi BFK,
As far as I remember, your tutorial had a snip with allign=64 not 1024 for SSD. Why the change? Does this have any impact to the speed of SSD?

Another question is: if I do the allign=64 to System Reserved space on my SSD (the 200MB), is it necessary to do the allign=64 to the remaining part of the SSD?

Thank you.
Hello again Lucas.


You are correct, it is just that 1024 is more in line with the default Windows align size; I believe that just doing the first partition on the drive is sufficient.
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29 May 2011   #227
Ukiii

Windows 7 Prof x64
 
 

Nice one BFK, you're a legend.
+rep
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29 May 2011   #228
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Thanks mate, I'm glad I could help!
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18 Jun 2011   #229
marcelduchamp

windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Thank you Carl and theog!
sorry I don't see where to send a message to you so i m going to quote- in this tutorial is it necessary to create a partition or can i just swipe it and reinstall on the same one? i mean by that is step 2 necessary thanks x
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