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Windows 7: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

22 Aug 2011   #240
ICIT2LOL

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

Hiyya Bare Foot I'll give that a go as well.

I did download Seatools and in the dsik management section manage (we'll soon see) to format the four partitions it had and then delete the partitions which left me with this. It just leaves a cache? of a tad over 6MB.

Now what is making me wonder now is that the drive comes up with a Seatools search but not in my "Computer". So as I said I'll try the diskpart as well.




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22 Aug 2011   #241
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello John.


If that's an SSD you don't want to do many wipes to it as it may shorten its life, all you need is unallocated space to go ahead and create partitions.
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22 Aug 2011   #242
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello John.


If that's an SSD you don't want to do many wipes to it as it may shorten its life, all you need is unallocated space to go ahead and create partitions.
Ok mate it is an old WD 800 Caviar 80GB circa May 2005 that I salvaged from an old computer that I stuck a Seagate 500GB in for a friend. Am thinking of using it for a new small tester so if it does eat the biscuit I'll just stick in something else. Thing is I only want a small capacity one for what it's for.

While I am thinking of it I am going to do a bigger build for some speed - the SB with an i5 2500 and H67 board is just too slow, and I was thinking of making the boot up drive an SSD one so your advice has very handy.
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08 Oct 2011   #243
atran

window 7 home 32 bit
 
 
HDD CLEAN ALL

Hi,

could you help me?
after I do clean all and format hdd. I can not see this hdd in my computer but I see it in (diskpart)

Thanks
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11 Dec 2011   #244
FredeGail

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)
 
 

Thank you Barefoot kid. I'll do this tomorrow, I'll have to get Windows 7 on my SSD instead of one entire drive. This tutorial by brink explains it pretty well how to optimize Windows:

Quote:
1. Use a Solid State Drive (SSD)
Installing Windows 7 onto a solid state hard drive (SSD) instead of a normal SATA or IDE hard drive will dramatically increase your computer's performance.
Right now I have everything on a HDD, and I believe it's holding the actual performance back the pc can perform.
By the way, when my system installed on the SSD (30GB) with updates and all stuff, would it be able to be on the actual size of 30GB? Wouldn't it fill more?
Oh and, should I connect a 3GB/s SATA or a 6GB/s to my motherboard connecting the SSD?

Thanks!
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31 Mar 2012   #245
ICIT2LOL

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

Ok BFT if I get it right I should have a completely new install on the SSD as I don't want anything that was on it - have fixed my email problems now and I want to start with an absolutely clean slate as it were just to make sure that any nasties it might possibly have on it will be wiped.

Forgot to mention I made a back up image anyway to pick the eyes out of.
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31 Mar 2012   #246
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello John,

If you wanted to do a clean install on a SSD, then it would be the same as doing so on a HDD. You could delete all partitions on the SSD until it is just an "unallocated" disk, then select the unallocated disk to install Windows 7 to as usual.

Clean Install Windows 7

Hope this helps.
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31 Mar 2012   #247
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello John,

If you wanted to do a clean install on a SSD, then it would be the same as doing so on a HDD. You could delete all partitions on the SSD until it is just an "unallocated" disk, then select the unallocated disk to install Windows 7 to as usual.

Clean Install Windows 7

Hope this helps.
Hiyya Shawn yes mate as always you come up with the money - thanks

Am going to do this as I think the drive may be defective as it has been going downhill for a couple of weeks and this should sort it out hopefully.

Still I have my two old faithful up to date Seagate HDD's for any emergencies ready to go (cloned them to the same content last night ready)
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31 Mar 2012   #248
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If the SSD is acting up on you, then you might go to it's manufacturer's website to download their SSD testing utility to see what it says about the SSD. If you could post back with what brand and model the SSD is, I may be able to help find the utility program for you.
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31 Mar 2012   #249
ICIT2LOL

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If the SSD is acting up on you, then you might go to it's manufacturer's website to download their SSD testing utility to see what it says about the SSD. If you could post back with what brand and model the SSD is, I may be able to help find the utility program for you.
Thanks Shawn - never gave that a thought - it's a Crucial M4 128GB and I guess the Crucial site will be the one to go to? as I have seen it before in passing but have never really used it.

Anyway I'll hook up the M4 and see what happens - thanks again for the heads up
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