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Windows 7: SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

21 Oct 2013   #330
Lapchome

Windows 6 x64
 
 
Clean all takes 4 hours and still running

Great tutorial! Thank you!

Clean disks takes 4 hours already.. Is that normal for 700 GB? Still blinking...


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21 Oct 2013   #331
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Lapchome, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The "Clean All" command does take a long time to run. Sometime overnight on slower systems with a large drive. It would be best to let it sit until finished.
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21 Oct 2013   #332
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 Lapchome View Post
Great tutorial! Thank you!

Clean disks takes 4 hours already.. Is that normal for 700 GB? Still blinking...
Like Brink says mate on that machine a definite yes been there done that
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13 Dec 2013   #333
iRazer

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

So, I need the Windows 7 disc first or No need to?
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13 Dec 2013   #334
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello iRazer,

I'm not sure what you mean, but it would help to install Windows 7 with.
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15 Mar 2014   #335
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Well, I'm back posting this on this tutorial, that, I must say, is the best thing I ever read in my whole life regarding HDD management when you try to install or reinstall your OS.

Just for letting you know guys, seems that this procedure is PURE GOLD for Windows 7 (and possibly 8), works like charm, cleans your disk and even seems to "boost" somehow some readingwritting routines... at least for me. But, seems that this doesn't work for Windws Vista.

Why?, well, I follow the exact same procedure (without the aligment stuff, because is a HDD and a Virtual Machine), the partitions are created succesfully, BUT, the Vista installer seems to have issues with diskpart, or the version of diskpart shipped with Vista has issues so the installer doesn't react as supposed... I dont really know. The issue is that, System Reserved has a drive letter assigned no matter what you try.

Simptoms:
-Vista Instaler selects "System Reserved" partition as a default instalation path, and also warns for low space. You have to select the partition in which you want to install the OS.
-If you can access to your desktop after installing (either normal install or audit mode), a letter is assigned to System Reserved partition, making the partition visible and available to browse from "Computer" window.

Then, if you do this with Windows 7 installer, everything goes smooth, the correct partition is selected by default, and system reserved partition remains hidden (as it should be).

I've tested with the command "remove" from diskpart to ensure no drive letter is assigned during format, but no avail.

The Virtual machine had this features:
-160 GB HDD
-3 partitions: System Reserved (200 MB, Active, Bootable, Primary), OS (60 GB, Bootable, Primary), Data (99 GB, Extended/Logical Partition), all NTFS
-Used both Windows Vista SP2 ISO and Windows 7 SP1 ISO, both x86
-2 GB RAM and 2 cores for 1 processor.
-Used VMware Player 5.

I don't know if there is any fix for this, but just letting you know this issue just in case someone follows this tutorial for Windows Vista... Wow, even the installer does it wrong...

And thanks again for the tutorial, having a 200 MB System Reserved partition really does a difference when working with some stuff like Bitlocker.
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15 Mar 2014   #336
ICIT2LOL

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

Yep Fercog and there is plenty more where that came from and I have to say Brink is one brilliant fellow and so I don't upset the others in very good company. In fact this forum in my mind knocks spots off any others especially the local one I used to belong to.

As for 8 there is an optimize tutorial http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/37511-optimize-performance-windows-8-a.html which I have yet to check against my two machine s running it.


If you are not using them yet these are great add ons


http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
and CCleaner which you will find a tutorial on too. http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download < download from piriform and just remember to save the cookies for sites you have passwords for.
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28 Jul 2014   #337
webster65

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had this problem and desperately looking for solution every where, until I found this. I just sign up here to thank you, your good instruction saved me. Thank yo so much
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29 Jul 2014   #338
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 webster65 View Post
I had this problem and desperately looking for solution every where, until I found this. I just sign up here to thank you, your good instruction saved me. Thank yo so much
Hello and welcome webster glad you like it here heaps of tutorials and stacks of advice on tap.
Personally I use this forum for just about anything except fro specialties ones.
One tip to kick you off is this
Optimize Windows 7
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25 Oct 2014   #339
loninappleton

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I'm revisiting this thread with a question:

Just to get used to an SSD I'd opt for a resale item which are currently being bid on in the
teens ($17.50 etc.)

These very low prices all seem to be Intel 160. Are there known issues for the Intel SSD
to be 'dumped' as unusable in a normal Win 7 x64 Ultimate install?

I will print and follow closely the tutorial here when I get one of these. But the question is
specifically about difficulties with Intel or Samsung installations products which are the leaders.

Or is the Intel just slow and being abandoned?

The hardware is

Biostar MCP6PB M2+
Phenom II x3 cpu
various HDs all Western Digital and Seagate.
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