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Need To Free Up Space on SSD To Install Windows 8

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    Think it's over at SF .
    Whats SF?

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  2. #12


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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    I remember reading about using a Recovery Disk and the diskpart command to setup and "align" a SSD before install. Anyone have a pointer to those instructions just in case?
    I tried "align" but it didn't work. Thank you for the suggestion though.
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    sevenforums.com - yup, that's where it was:

    SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8.1


    Thank you but the partition I create on my SSD never saves. It may be because I am forced to reboot my computer in order to reattempt the installation process.
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    Well after bring frustrated I decided to make a attempt to reinstall Windows 7 back on my PC. I partitioned the SSD, aligned it and I'm getting the same error message in Windows 7 now. I'm totally screwed.
    Thanks for your help guys but nothings working and it's shouldn't be this difficult just to get a OS installed. I'm very disappointed in Microsoft.
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    I had limited disk space also with my upgrade found out i needed around 40gig of free space. Removed some of my apps from c:/programs then once upgtaded removed windows old, well most of it.
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    Also had to do a refresh as my original setting may have been preventing my tiles from loading. But it did fix all problems but be aware that it removes some of your applications.
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    Make sure that before upgrading create a system image of your windows 7.
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    Windows 8.1


    I didn't create a system image.....lesson learned I guess. My SSD is wiped clean now. I have 64 GB worth of space on it now.
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  10. #20


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    Please guys if you can any more advice it would be appreciate. I clearly have a partition on this SSD. Why am I getting this error. I formatted my SSD then tried to install W8 and it didn't work because I keep getting this same error so then I tried to just reinstall W7 again and I'm getting the same error. Why is this happening? Please help.
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