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mclimbin

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Hi all,

I recently got an ssd and cloned my old system disk to the new ssd. I have since been told that it would be better if I just reformatted the ssd and did a clean install of Windows 7 on the ssd, so that is what I will do.

Something is weird about the way that the system reserve partition got set up, though. It is very large--34 gb, and is empty. Normally it is 100 mb, right?

Will this all be fixed with a re-format and a clean install, or is there something else I need to worry about?

 

Thanks for your help.

 

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Hi mclimbin,

 

It looks to me like something got screwy in the clone that's all.

 

A reformat alone would not cure that but, when you start installing windows from scratch, delete both partitions on the SSD and just click next on the unpartitioned space that is showing and Windows installer will create the partitions again from scratch.

 

One thing to remember, whilst you are installing to the SSD, it is best to disconnect the other drives until it is complete. Otherwise windows may store some system files on another hard drive as there is more space.


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Thanks for your answer and the info. I will re-install as soon as I can find those MS Office disks...I know I put them somewhere...


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Hi again, just wanted to check in and let you know that everything is working fine now. I re-installed Win7 on the ssd and it is working smoothly. I have all my data on one of my old 1TB hdd, and even have some programs installed on that disk, Thanks for your help!


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