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I did this for my new SSD for windows 7 and ran into problems. I did most of the things that are in this guide. For one example that was WAY WEIRD. After i did the location pathing for MY documents/MY music/ MY pictures etc, when i restarted, it took forever to load and a error sound came on. Then it started windows with nothing. i had no short cuts no visual on my settings. and it said all my things were gone. I restarted and thsi hasnt happened again yet. Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else? Freaked me out for a bit.
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That is odd and I cannot say I have seen that.
 
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post #193 of 848
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i've had no issue ever. I use acronis true image 2013. I document all the stuff I do before the image as well so I know what has been done + make sure all updates have gone through.

does this work for uefi wins 8 installations? meaning i can clone ie. my uefi wins8 installation from a 64gb crucial ssd to 256gb samsung ssd with no errors/problems whatsoever?
post #194 of 848
Thanks Sean! This is another great thread that I could not do without!
post #195 of 848
About the 'booting and partitioning to GPT' part of the guide: with an Asus P8Z77-V with the current bios update I can't seem to find any option for any of the devices to have the "UEFI:" prefix under the boot menu in advanced mode UEFI (Have Windows 8 bootable under a 4gb flashdrive). When trying to change "Boot Option #1" I also can't find Windows Boot Manager. Is something up?

Edit: I updated the BIOS to 1708, and then it suddenly let me boot UEFI devices. I'm not sure why... Maybe because I was still using the factory BIOS and was too outdated? So far things seem to be working now... guiltysmiley.gif
Edited by serialr - 11/29/12 at 2:19pm
post #196 of 848
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i've had no issue ever. I use acronis true image 2013. I document all the stuff I do before the image as well so I know what has been done + make sure all updates have gone through.

does this work for uefi wins 8 installations? meaning i can clone ie. my uefi wins8 installation from a 64gb crucial ssd to 256gb samsung ssd with no errors/problems whatsoever?
try it for yourself, I don't ahve win 8 installed right now myself to test it.

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About the 'booting and partitioning to GPT' part of the guide: with an Asus P8Z77-V with the current bios update I can't seem to find any option for any of the devices to have the "UEFI:" prefix under the boot menu in advanced mode UEFI (Have Windows 8 bootable under a 4gb flashdrive). When trying to change "Boot Option #1" I also can't find Windows Boot Manager. Is something up?

Edit: I updated the BIOS to 1708, and then it suddenly let me boot UEFI devices. I'm not sure why... Maybe because I was still using the factory BIOS and was too outdated? So far things seem to be working now... guiltysmiley.gif
Yea, factory BIOSes suck.
post #197 of 848
[*]Run Windows Experience Index Assessment: Applies to SSDs/HDDs
This makes windows recognize you have an SSD as well as other things.

I am curious about this statement - wouldn't this only apply if you went from a HDD to an SSD and migrated the OS over (WEI would recognize the change from HDD to SSD)? Surely with a new install Windows knows that it is on an SSD?

I don't understand why it is necessary to run WEI to optimize an SSD (other than to score how much better an SSD is)?
post #198 of 848
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[*]Run Windows Experience Index Assessment: Applies to SSDs/HDDs
This makes windows recognize you have an SSD as well as other things.

I am curious about this statement - wouldn't this only apply if you went from a HDD to an SSD and migrated the OS over (WEI would recognize the change from HDD to SSD)? Surely with a new install Windows knows that it is on an SSD?

I don't understand why it is necessary to run WEI to optimize an SSD (other than to score how much better an SSD is)?
There are services/settings that change when that runs and Windows learns about your hardware performance. That is how it knows your OS drive is an SSD cause it is able to tell it has a 0rpm rotational speed when it runs WEI.
post #199 of 848
Sean, what is your view of Windows 8 Active Memory Dump?

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askcore/archive/2012/09/12/windows-8-and-windows-server-2012-automatic-memory-dump.aspx

Given how Windows 8 now manages the page file (for SSDs and large amounts of RAM) do you have specific reasons for manually settings the page file size?
post #200 of 848
Thanks very much for your reply Sean smile.gif
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