Help SSD Windows 7 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-11-2012, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 147
Default Help SSD Windows 7

Requesting help/current step-by-step guide on how to put Windows 7 64-bit on a SSD when it is currently on a HDD. Every guide I researched contains a different procedure. Would like to know the best way to go about this so I can have Windows 7 64-bit and a couple of games on the SSD and the rest on a HDD. Also how to transfer all necessary drivers, etc. if possible.

SSD: Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Mobo: Newegg.com - ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
__________________

Arbiter is offline  
Old 05-11-2012, 09:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
Puddle Jumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 4,286
Default Re: Help SSD Windows 7

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arbiter View Post
Requesting help/current step-by-step guide on how to put Windows 7 64-bit on a SSD when it is currently on a HDD. Every guide I researched contains a different procedure. Would like to know the best way to go about this so I can have Windows 7 64-bit and a couple of games on the SSD and the rest on a HDD. Also how to transfer all necessary drivers, etc. if possible.

SSD: Newegg.com - Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Mobo: Newegg.com - ASRock Z68 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Generally the best option for a SSD is always a clean install unless you absolutely have to keep your current installation. The reason for this is most of the drive cloning software out there does not correctly align data on a SSD resulting in very poor performance.

Acronis Trueimage says it supports SSDs so if you do chose to clone your drive I would use it. They have a free tril available that should work for what you need.

This guide should be useful if you want most of your stuff installed to the HDD

Redirecting Program Files and Program Files(x86) in Vista/Win7.
__________________

AMD Phenom II x4 955 Black Edition : Asus M4A89GTD PRO : Corsair 550VX
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4x2gb DDR3 1600 : MSI Geforce GTX 770 2gb : Antec 300
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD (OS) : SanDisk Ultra 120gb SSD (Apps) : Crucial M500 240gb (Steam) : Win 8.1 Pro 64bit
2x Samsung 2494LW & 1x Dell U2312HM Eyefinity

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 : Core i5 2410M : 12.5" 1366x768 IPS LED display : Intel 320 Series 120gb SSD

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 stock 4.3 : Nexus 7 2 stock 4.4

Puddle Jumper is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
windows freezes during boot - ssd regeisle Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 1 03-21-2012 10:50 AM
Can you have a SSD 60GB as a boot drive and a 500GB HDD for storage but have smart response enabled on the SSD? matteuk New Systems | Building and Buying 2 07-27-2011 01:12 PM
Windows 98 + SSD PP Mguire Microsoft Windows and Software 3 03-16-2011 08:07 PM
SSD & Windows 7 pro2a System Upgrades 5 02-26-2011 11:54 AM
Windows 7 on SSD JustBecause New Systems | Building and Buying 4 01-02-2011 05:08 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.