Installing OS on SSD from HDD

Started Dec 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jim Cockfield
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Run Windows Experience Index afer it's done...
In reply to Jim Cockfield, Dec 18, 2012

If you use that free utility to copy everything from your hard drive to your SSD, just run Windows Experience Index after you finish and boot into the SSD (and again, make sure to set the SSD as the first choice in the BIOS boot order list when it's finished copying everything to it, so you'll be booting into the SSD instead of the hard drive)

Windows Experience Index has some undocumented features.  Basically, when you run it, it will automatically disable prefetch and defrag scheduling on the SSD, and enable TRIM when it detects an SSD is being used.

IOW, it sets the SSD up the same way it would have if you reinstalled Windows using a Recovery Disk.  Microsoft just hasn't documented those features (although they've been confirmed by others):

Here's how to get to it:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/what-windows-experience-index

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