Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › SSD › Just got an SSD, how to make it a boot drive?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Just got an SSD, how to make it a boot drive?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
How can I start booting from my new ssd w/o reinstalling windows. I've just connected it to my rig for the first time.
post #2 of 9
copying partition, use acronis or something like that
CM Thuban
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1075 @4GHz 1.42v ASUS M4A89TD Pro USB3 Sapphire AMD RADEON HD6850 1GB GDDR5 4 GB G Skill Flare CL7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Velociraptor LG DVD-RW Dual layer SATA Mshit W7 Ultimate x64 Lg 24" Led 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
hp vista basic PS/2 Corsair TX650W Cooler Master CM690 lenovo usb 
Mouse Pad
CMStacker 
  hide details  
Reply
CM Thuban
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x6 1075 @4GHz 1.42v ASUS M4A89TD Pro USB3 Sapphire AMD RADEON HD6850 1GB GDDR5 4 GB G Skill Flare CL7 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Western Digital Velociraptor LG DVD-RW Dual layer SATA Mshit W7 Ultimate x64 Lg 24" Led 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
hp vista basic PS/2 Corsair TX650W Cooler Master CM690 lenovo usb 
Mouse Pad
CMStacker 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 9
i would recommend reinstalling windows. there is a lot you have to do to make the ssd a bootable drive only. Not much work but just a lot of editing the registry. Its worth it. My ssd makes windows load about 15-20secs from cold start after boot screen of course. so less than 30secs which is crazy fast compared to what it use to be.

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/664738-...secondary.html

ssd's don't like a lot of write and reading. They start to slow down after a lot while. So follow that guide =) enjoy
post #4 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by TG_bigboss View Post
i would recommend reinstalling windows. there is a lot you have to do to make the ssd a bootable drive only. Not much work but just a lot of editing the registry. Its worth it. My ssd makes windows load about 15-20secs from cold start after boot screen of course. so less than 30secs which is crazy fast compared to what it use to be.

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/664738-...secondary.html

ssd's don't like a lot of write and reading. They start to slow down after a lot while. So follow that guide =) enjoy
I highly recommend what this guy says ^
Hmmm...
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WIFI ASUS GTX 660 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB-DDR3 1600 (8X4) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD 500 GB HDD OCZ Vertex 4  LG Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ 24" 120hz + 24" Dell Full HD Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth Edition 2013 OCZ ZX Series 850 Watt  NZXT Phantom 410 Gunmetal 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer deathadder 2013 edition Razer Goliath Control 2013 Edition (Large) Sennheiser G4ME ZERO ASUS XONAR U7 
  hide details  
Reply
Hmmm...
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WIFI ASUS GTX 660 G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB-DDR3 1600 (8X4) 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
WD 500 GB HDD OCZ Vertex 4  LG Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ 24" 120hz + 24" Dell Full HD Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Stealth Edition 2013 OCZ ZX Series 850 Watt  NZXT Phantom 410 Gunmetal 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer deathadder 2013 edition Razer Goliath Control 2013 Edition (Large) Sennheiser G4ME ZERO ASUS XONAR U7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 9
That's what I'm actually about to do
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asus P8P67 GeForce GTX550ti 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB and Crucial C300 64 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic vx2433 Corsair TX650 v2 
Case
Cooler Master CM 690 II 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k Asus P8P67 GeForce GTX550ti 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Samsung F3 1TB and Crucial C300 64 GB Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Viewsonic vx2433 Corsair TX650 v2 
Case
Cooler Master CM 690 II 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
meh, oh well. I'm just gonna save this ssd for some games then. I don't care about boot times or anything as my sig rig is strictly for gaming purposes only, i figured i might as well boot from it if i can though
Edited by Morizuno - 5/6/11 at 9:23pm
post #7 of 9
well its up to you. ssd's only help some games in loading faster aka Amra 2 and big games like that. not much fps gain. I saved all my important docs and game saves and then did a fresh install. Stupid me wasn't thinking and plugged my backup hhd in and well yea...* boom sizzle and smoke from my poor backup drive*. sigh there goes all my information lol! oh well its always nice to start fresh once and a while. my gf was pretty pissed cause she lost all her save game and music i had on here not to mention the pics too =/
post #8 of 9
I am not sure if this thread is still active but here goes.

The ONLY issue I have as of now with the whole procedure is that when I boot into windows with my new user name, when the desktop comes up, I have no icons on the bottom of my system tray anymore. Somehow they all disappeared! I don't have the users folders icon, IE icons, etc... What happened? I have the users folders in my new account and it appears that I followed everything correctly. They were there before I removed the C:\\Users folders. But when I rebooted and started my new account, they went missing. I can try the whole procedure again, but if anyone can help me b4 I start over that would be great! Thanks! And by the way my OCZ 60gb ssd boots into windows in 17 seconds!
Pro-PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-2500K Asus P8P67 Deluxe RevB Gigabyte HD5800 OC (4x2) Corsair XMS CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2 SSD (2x) 12x BluRay Combo Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung UNC55D6300 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech K800 Corsair AX1200 Lian Li P71F 
  hide details  
Reply
Pro-PC
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I5-2500K Asus P8P67 Deluxe RevB Gigabyte HD5800 OC (4x2) Corsair XMS CL9 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ 60GB Vertex 2 SSD (2x) 12x BluRay Combo Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Samsung UNC55D6300 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech K800 Corsair AX1200 Lian Li P71F 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by RMan32 View Post
I am not sure if this thread is still active but here goes.

The ONLY issue I have as of now with the whole procedure is that when I boot into windows with my new user name, when the desktop comes up, I have no icons on the bottom of my system tray anymore. Somehow they all disappeared! I don't have the users folders icon, IE icons, etc... What happened? I have the users folders in my new account and it appears that I followed everything correctly. They were there before I removed the C:\\Users folders. But when I rebooted and started my new account, they went missing. I can try the whole procedure again, but if anyone can help me b4 I start over that would be great! Thanks! And by the way my OCZ 60gb ssd boots into windows in 17 seconds!
Check the thread again, I posted up my experience and I actually came across that same problem of nothing on the desktop, folders, etc..
Lexi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K @ 4.2 GHz ASRock Extreme4 EVGA GTX460 1GB 8GB Mushkin 996988 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 64GB SSD | 2x F3 1TB ASUS 24x DRW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2x Samsung 22" LCD 
PowerCase
Corsair AX750 Corsair 650D 
  hide details  
Reply
Lexi
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-2600K @ 4.2 GHz ASRock Extreme4 EVGA GTX460 1GB 8GB Mushkin 996988 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
C300 64GB SSD | 2x F3 1TB ASUS 24x DRW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 2x Samsung 22" LCD 
PowerCase
Corsair AX750 Corsair 650D 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: SSD
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › SSD › Just got an SSD, how to make it a boot drive?