Windows 10: How do I Prepare a New SSD for Win 10 Install

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  1. Posts : 18
    Win 10 Pro 64x
       28 Aug 2016 #1

    How do I Prepare a New SSD for Win 10 Install


    I think I my have fudged my install a little. I used minitool partition wizard to recover the 450MB recovery partition and may have went the wrong way about it. So..........

    How do I Prepare a New SSD for Win 10 Pro Install, and what partitions should be present before and after the install.
    And what partitions do I not touch?

    Installed from USB media with Win 7 Pro Key.
    I am having problems getting a Macrium restored image disk to boot. I may have something hidden, I dunno.

    Thanks
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  2.    28 Aug 2016 #2

    Welcome to the forum. You don't need to do anything simply boot windows and let it create partition
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  3.    28 Aug 2016 #3

    yea these days Windows can recognise an SSD and set things up properly. One thing you might want to do is to disable the scheduled defrag after installation and do it manually. The built in defragger can recognise SSDs and act accordingly.
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  4. Posts : 164
    Windows 10 14590 x64 and Win Insider test builds
       28 Aug 2016 #4

    This does not apply to a new uninitiated SSD or HDD which windows should initiate and format/partition just fine .

    I had my SSD on MBR and NTFS in the recently flamed out daily grinder PC .

    Prior to putting it in the brand new UFEI /GPT PC in my specs with a clean 14905 dual boot install I tried to format and delete the MBR /NTFS partitions using disk manager in the new PC and it would not delete or format the recovery volumes at all like it would in the old MBR legacy BIOS PC .

    I used the simple Windows elevated command DISKPART routines to clean the Drive and initiate GPT then it formatted to NTFS normally in Drive Manager and Windows installed normally and handled the new GPT partitions all on it's own
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  5. Posts : 164
    Windows 10 14590 x64 and Win Insider test builds
       28 Aug 2016 #5

    swarfega said: View Post
    yea these days Windows can recognise an SSD and set things up properly. One thing you might want to do is to disable the scheduled defrag after installation and do it manually. The built in defragger can recognise SSDs and act accordingly.
    I do that too
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  6. Posts : 8,205
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       28 Aug 2016 #6

    swarfega said: View Post
    yea these days Windows can recognise an SSD and set things up properly. One thing you might want to do is to disable the scheduled defrag after installation and do it manually. The built in defragger can recognise SSDs and act accordingly.
    I have always done that too. However, I found out today that the 'Defragger' does not defrag an SSD but 'Trims' it.

    This tutorial will show you how to manually optimize drives to defrag a HDD or TRIM a SSD in Windows 10.
    Optimize and Defrag Drives in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  7.    28 Aug 2016 #7

    Thats useful to know. I was always unsure whether the schedule behaved in the same way as doing it manually. Would the scheduler know how to handle it.
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  8. Posts : 8,205
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       28 Aug 2016 #8

    swarfega said: View Post
    Thats useful to know. I was always unsure whether the schedule behaved in the same way as doing it manually. Would the scheduler know how to handle it.
    I am going to assume so. It can detect which drives are Hard Drives and which are SSDs. This is what mine looks like.

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  9. Posts : 18
    Win 10 Pro 64x
    Thread Starter
       28 Aug 2016 #9

    Thanks, Looks like I'm good to go. I guess I need to post in a thread on Macrium to find out why my images will not boot.
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  10. Posts : 8,205
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       28 Aug 2016 #10

    gapi said: View Post
    Thanks, Looks like I'm good to go. I guess I need to post in a thread on Macrium to find out why my images will not boot.
    Maybe it is a matter of semantics, but images do not boot. You need to create the rescue media in Macrium. You boot from the rescue Media.

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