Install Vista 64 bit (SP1) onto Solid State Disk

Posted: 12-30-2008, 03:55 PM
Is it possible to install Vista 64 bit (SP1) onto a SSD and make this bootable?
As in, a PC that only has a SSD in it and no hard disks at all.

Motherboard: Asus P6T Delux
CPU: i7 940
SSD: OCZ Core V2, 120GB, SATA II, 2.5”

If it is possible, is there anything special that has to be done first or is
the SSD seen as a normal HD?

Install Vista 64 bit (SP1) onto Solid State Disk


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David B.
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Re: Install Vista 64 bit (SP1) onto Solid State Disk
Posted: 12-30-2008, 04:15 PM
I would think the install would be no different then using a standard hard
disk.

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"Andy CP" <AndyCP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Is it possible to install Vista 64 bit (SP1) onto a SSD and make this
> bootable?
> As in, a PC that only has a SSD in it and no hard disks at all.
>
> Motherboard: Asus P6T Delux
> CPU: i7 940
> SSD: OCZ Core V2, 120GB, SATA II, 2.5”
>
> If it is possible, is there anything special that has to be done first or
> is
> the SSD seen as a normal HD?
Andy CP
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Re: Install Vista 64 bit (SP1) onto Solid State Disk
Posted: 12-30-2008, 05:09 PM
"I would think" isn't useful. Does anyone actually know please?

"David B." wrote:
> I would think the install would be no different then using a standard hard
> disk.
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> "Andy CP" <AndyCP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:78415775-8EFD-47CE-A6EA-722123AE9E07@microsoft.com...
> > Is it possible to install Vista 64 bit (SP1) onto a SSD and make this
> > bootable?
> > As in, a PC that only has a SSD in it and no hard disks at all.
> >
> > Motherboard: Asus P6T Delux
> > CPU: i7 940
> > SSD: OCZ Core V2, 120GB, SATA II, 2.5”
> >
> > If it is possible, is there anything special that has to be done first or
> > is
> > the SSD seen as a normal HD?
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Joe Morris
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Re: Install Vista 64 bit (SP1) onto Solid State Disk
Posted: 12-30-2008, 05:56 PM
"Andy CP" <AndyCP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to install Vista 64 bit (SP1) onto a SSD and make this
> bootable?
> As in, a PC that only has a SSD in it and no hard disks at all.
I've not tried it with the 64-bit version of Vista (but will at some point
in the future) - but I've been running the 32-bit version of Enterprise
(with beta SP2) on a Thinkpad X61T (tablet) machine for a few months with no
obvious problems. (Caveat: this is a box being used to test NAC products
and not to test Vista, so it's not been stress-tested.)

No special drivers, configuration settings, or magic waving of hands was
required, and none was required with the RTM version or with SP1.

You do need to be attentive to the brand (and thus price) of your disk. At
the request of our chief engineer I installed an OCZ SSD (the latest model)
in the X60 Thinkpads (running XP) of two of my two-levels-higher managers;
within a few weeks they demanded that the disks be removed because of
lockups. I replaced the OCZ disks with ones from Samsung (at twice the
price) and have heard no complaints since then. (That lack of problem
reports is comforting, since I also installed a Samsung SSD in the Thinkpad
used by our CIO...)

The non-stress-tested X60T I'm using has an early version of the OCZ SSD.
Whether the problems we've seen are related to the changes made between the
OCZ versions I don't yet know. (The newer version is the one that includes
a USB port to update the firmware.)

All of the SSD's I've been working with are 64 GB units.

Joe Morris


billboyle4
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Re: Install Vista 64 bit (SP1) onto Solid State Disk
Posted: 12-30-2008, 06:03 PM

I built my computer a couple months ago using Vista64 and a 60GB OCZ
SSD. From what I remember I had a few issues with getting the install
to recognize the SSD and I had to unplug all other drives. It was a
huge PITA but after I got it installed and patched up, it worked
beautifully. Just make sure that you put in a second standard hard
drive and move the page file and things like IE cache to it. SSD drive
life depends on how often they are written to so finding and moving as
many temp file locations to a second disk as you can extends its life.


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