Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs - Page 57

post #561 of 5386
Hi Sean

Great guide and has helped with setting up my new m4. As I only have 64GB version i changed the user folder location which is fine but when I tried to change it back it tells me folder redirection failed and access denied. Do you know how to get around this?

Thanks

Stuart
Edited by Sagman76 - 11/13/11 at 7:08am
My Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.5 P8P67 Asus Strix 970 Direct CU II Corsair 8GB Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 1TB F3 Crucial M4 SSD  Pioneer 119D Coolermaster 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit Dell U2713hm Microsoft Sidewinder x 4 Antec Truepower 650w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal R3 R.A.T 3 Steel Series Asus DX 7.1  
  hide details  
Reply
My Rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k @ 4.5 P8P67 Asus Strix 970 Direct CU II Corsair 8GB Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 1TB F3 Crucial M4 SSD  Pioneer 119D Coolermaster 212+ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit Dell U2713hm Microsoft Sidewinder x 4 Antec Truepower 650w 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Fractal R3 R.A.T 3 Steel Series Asus DX 7.1  
  hide details  
Reply
post #562 of 5386
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkrReign2049 View Post

Check the "winsxs" folder. I have had to clean this on my previous Windows 7 installationr and again when I re-installed for my ssd. It is a windows side by side folder for drivers and such.
Try running this command in the command prompt as Administrator
"dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded"
I did this and it removed 4-5 GB.

did this and it says i don't have a DISM folder in the correct location. So sorta lost now.
 
Home Server
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
intel 4770k asus gryphon corsair vengeance samsung evo 
CoolingOSPowerCase
corsair h100 windows 7 ultimate rm650 caselabs s5 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
intel 2100 asrock  gskill 4gb crucial m4 64gb 
OSCase
windows server 2012 r2 xion 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Home Server
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
intel 4770k asus gryphon corsair vengeance samsung evo 
CoolingOSPowerCase
corsair h100 windows 7 ultimate rm650 caselabs s5 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
intel 2100 asrock  gskill 4gb crucial m4 64gb 
OSCase
windows server 2012 r2 xion 
  hide details  
Reply
post #563 of 5386
I have a P8Z68V-Pro and when I try and install Windows on the GPT partition it won't allow me? What gives?
post #564 of 5386
Booting from a CD btw.
post #565 of 5386
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by kikkO View Post

I generally instal Intel Chipset drivers and IRST immediately after a fresh install before doing anything else. After installing IRST it will ask you to restart twice, once when you initially install IRST and once more after you load into Windows.

I would skip step 15, install AV software as that tends to add seconds to your boot time. I personally recommend installing a imaging program like Acronis or Ghost after you have fully updated, installed and configured all your programs. Saves user the hassle of clean installing and reconfiguring everyone again.

I would also skip step 11, turn off defrag on SSD drive. I would disable defrag in services.msc all together since archive drives do not tend to get defragmented as quickly as the boot drive.

I agree with making the system image, I do that after I do the steps, it is in the guide to wink.gif

I like freeware like clonezilla, todos backup, or windows system image creator. biggrin.gif

I have a pc that is used by the family and there is no way I would let it got without antivirus, I had to reinstall 3 times in 1 moth b/c of my dad alone going on random websites lol

And I do a lot of heavy file transfers on my secondary drives so I need disk defrag enabled. tongue.gif

Glad you are adjusting the guide to the way you like though, I meant for it to be like that. smile.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by XSCounter View Post

For some reason after moving the cache to RAM Disk, GMail stopped working properly.. All messages appear blank frown.gif Even after removing Cache from there, still blank frown.gif dunno what to do..

Reinstall the browser?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sagman76 View Post

Hi Sean

Great guide and has helped with setting up my new m4. As I only have 64GB version i changed the user folder location which is fine but when I tried to change it back it tells me folder redirection failed and access denied. Do you know how to get around this?

Thanks

Stuart

Did you make the folder recently after the install? If it was made before you need to "unlock it" by just opening up the folder manually.
Quote:
Originally Posted by koulaid View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarkrReign2049 View Post

Check the "winsxs" folder. I have had to clean this on my previous Windows 7 installationr and again when I re-installed for my ssd. It is a windows side by side folder for drivers and such.
Try running this command in the command prompt as Administrator
"dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded"
I did this and it removed 4-5 GB.

did this and it says i don't have a DISM folder in the correct location. So sorta lost now.

Don't worry about it.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Axiology View Post

I have a P8Z68V-Pro and when I try and install Windows on the GPT partition it won't allow me? What gives?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Axiology View Post

Booting from a CD btw.

In the UEFI you need to select boot from "UEFI: "
Le Main Rig
(17 items)
 
Terrorbyte V2
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC G.SKILL Ripjaws V  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1050GB Crucial MX300 1050GB Crucial MX300 960GB OCZ RD400 1TB Micron M600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB WD Blue Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit BenQ GW2765HT 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GW2765HT FUNC KB-460 Corsair RM650 Fractal Design R5 
Mouse
Logitec G500 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 SuperMicro X8DTi-F 48GB Nanya 1066MHz ECC RDIMM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
128GB Samsung 830 480GB SanDisk Extreme II 2TB WD Red 2TB Samung Spinpoint F4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3  3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter  Corsair 650TX  Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
  hide details  
Reply
Le Main Rig
(17 items)
 
Terrorbyte V2
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC G.SKILL Ripjaws V  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1050GB Crucial MX300 1050GB Crucial MX300 960GB OCZ RD400 1TB Micron M600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB WD Blue Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit BenQ GW2765HT 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GW2765HT FUNC KB-460 Corsair RM650 Fractal Design R5 
Mouse
Logitec G500 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 SuperMicro X8DTi-F 48GB Nanya 1066MHz ECC RDIMM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
128GB Samsung 830 480GB SanDisk Extreme II 2TB WD Red 2TB Samung Spinpoint F4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3  3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter  Corsair 650TX  Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
  hide details  
Reply
post #566 of 5386
Thread Starter 
If you are booting from a CD for GPT this is what it should look like:

Before: You need it to boot from the UEFI: DVD drive
450

After Install: You need it to boot from the windows boot manager
450

If you are booting from a USB for GPT this is what it should look like:

Before: You need it to boot from the UEFI: USB device
450

After Install: You need it to boot from the windows boot manager
450
Le Main Rig
(17 items)
 
Terrorbyte V2
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC G.SKILL Ripjaws V  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1050GB Crucial MX300 1050GB Crucial MX300 960GB OCZ RD400 1TB Micron M600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB WD Blue Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit BenQ GW2765HT 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GW2765HT FUNC KB-460 Corsair RM650 Fractal Design R5 
Mouse
Logitec G500 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 SuperMicro X8DTi-F 48GB Nanya 1066MHz ECC RDIMM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
128GB Samsung 830 480GB SanDisk Extreme II 2TB WD Red 2TB Samung Spinpoint F4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3  3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter  Corsair 650TX  Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
  hide details  
Reply
Le Main Rig
(17 items)
 
Terrorbyte V2
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC G.SKILL Ripjaws V  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1050GB Crucial MX300 1050GB Crucial MX300 960GB OCZ RD400 1TB Micron M600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB WD Blue Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit BenQ GW2765HT 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GW2765HT FUNC KB-460 Corsair RM650 Fractal Design R5 
Mouse
Logitec G500 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 SuperMicro X8DTi-F 48GB Nanya 1066MHz ECC RDIMM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
128GB Samsung 830 480GB SanDisk Extreme II 2TB WD Red 2TB Samung Spinpoint F4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3  3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter  Corsair 650TX  Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
  hide details  
Reply
post #567 of 5386
hey sean, i have a question. the image for the ram disk, is it susposed to save to the image itself or make a backup? im just wondering why theres an extra gig of space taken with that .bak file.

149
My Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2ghz Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z EVGA 580 Classified Ultra 4x 4GB G.Skill Sniper Series @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
180GB Corsair Force GT 4x 2Tb Western Digital Caviar Black Pioneer BDR-206MBK Thermalright Silver Arrow 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 Ultimate 64bit Asus VK278Q Razer BlackWidow Ultimate OCZ ZX 850w 
CaseMouseAudio
DimasTech Bench Table Easy Dual V2.5 Razer DeathAdder Logitech G35 
  hide details  
Reply
My Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2ghz Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z EVGA 580 Classified Ultra 4x 4GB G.Skill Sniper Series @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
180GB Corsair Force GT 4x 2Tb Western Digital Caviar Black Pioneer BDR-206MBK Thermalright Silver Arrow 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 Ultimate 64bit Asus VK278Q Razer BlackWidow Ultimate OCZ ZX 850w 
CaseMouseAudio
DimasTech Bench Table Easy Dual V2.5 Razer DeathAdder Logitech G35 
  hide details  
Reply
post #568 of 5386
That is helpful, but how did you get the UEFI prefix?
post #569 of 5386
Quote:
Originally Posted by Axiology View Post

That is helpful, but how did you get the UEFI prefix?

itll detect weather or not its uefi bootable when you boot into bios.
My Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2ghz Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z EVGA 580 Classified Ultra 4x 4GB G.Skill Sniper Series @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
180GB Corsair Force GT 4x 2Tb Western Digital Caviar Black Pioneer BDR-206MBK Thermalright Silver Arrow 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 Ultimate 64bit Asus VK278Q Razer BlackWidow Ultimate OCZ ZX 850w 
CaseMouseAudio
DimasTech Bench Table Easy Dual V2.5 Razer DeathAdder Logitech G35 
  hide details  
Reply
My Rig
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600k @ 4.2ghz Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z EVGA 580 Classified Ultra 4x 4GB G.Skill Sniper Series @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
180GB Corsair Force GT 4x 2Tb Western Digital Caviar Black Pioneer BDR-206MBK Thermalright Silver Arrow 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 Ultimate 64bit Asus VK278Q Razer BlackWidow Ultimate OCZ ZX 850w 
CaseMouseAudio
DimasTech Bench Table Easy Dual V2.5 Razer DeathAdder Logitech G35 
  hide details  
Reply
post #570 of 5386
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by firestorm1 View Post

hey sean, i have a question. the image for the ram disk, is it susposed to save to the image itself or make a backup? im just wondering why theres an extra gig of space taken with that .bak file.

149

That is the "Create TEMP directory" file, I don't know how to explain it lol. But you can delete it and uncheck that option in the ramdisk configuration utility.
Le Main Rig
(17 items)
 
Terrorbyte V2
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC G.SKILL Ripjaws V  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1050GB Crucial MX300 1050GB Crucial MX300 960GB OCZ RD400 1TB Micron M600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB WD Blue Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit BenQ GW2765HT 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GW2765HT FUNC KB-460 Corsair RM650 Fractal Design R5 
Mouse
Logitec G500 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 SuperMicro X8DTi-F 48GB Nanya 1066MHz ECC RDIMM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
128GB Samsung 830 480GB SanDisk Extreme II 2TB WD Red 2TB Samung Spinpoint F4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3  3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter  Corsair 650TX  Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
  hide details  
Reply
Le Main Rig
(17 items)
 
Terrorbyte V2
(17 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-6700K Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 Gigabyte GTX 960 WindForce 2X OC G.SKILL Ripjaws V  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
1050GB Crucial MX300 1050GB Crucial MX300 960GB OCZ RD400 1TB Micron M600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
1TB WD Blue Noctua NH-U12S Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit BenQ GW2765HT 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ GW2765HT FUNC KB-460 Corsair RM650 Fractal Design R5 
Mouse
Logitec G500 
CPUCPUMotherboardRAM
Intel Xeon L5520 Intel Xeon L5520 SuperMicro X8DTi-F 48GB Nanya 1066MHz ECC RDIMM 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
128GB Samsung 830 480GB SanDisk Extreme II 2TB WD Red 2TB Samung Spinpoint F4 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2TB Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3  3TB Toshiba DT01ACA300 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 
OSPowerCaseOther
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter  Corsair 650TX  Norco RPC 4224 LSI 9261-8i 
Other
Intel RES2CV240 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Sean's Windows 7 Install & Optimization Guide for SSDs & HDDs