[QUOTE=Dee;2587237]Welcome to the forum, [B]Cybercat.[/B]
Just use the Windows 7 install DVD (advanced option as you stated). If there is already a partition on the SSD, delete it, then create a new one, as this will make sure the partition is aligned.
You can then install Windows 7 on your new SSD.
There is a big difference regarding “quick format” and “full format” as far as an SSD concerned.
Full format will write to every LBA on the SSD, rendering the SSD in a fully used state.
Quick format only deletes and then re-creates a table.
Only quick format should ever be used on an SSD.[/QUOTE]
The Last time I ran a win 7 installer it didn’t offer the option besides a “quick” format during installation. I know XP does…
I don’t recall on Vista, the last four times I ran a vista install I wasn’t really paying attention.
But I DID say “do the quick format”
But I also said I’d run the installer on a HDD then clone with clonezilla
It eliminates most of the “wear” that would be incured by “cleaning up” the typical mess a fresh install creates, by doing the cleanup before the install is transfered to the SSD.
I didn’t know that using a long format would do that “marking it as used” bit…
I am aware that ONLY Win7 offers native support for SSDs
As for XP, I believe I have been the lone voice crying in the wilderness about the
imminent demise of XP. But anyone with half a brain doesn’t need a crystal ball
or a deck of Tarot card to predict that…