Use your old hard drive for the pagefile if the amount of used space on SSD drive is approaching 75 to 80% to total SSD capacity.
Not a necessity but when tight on space you can move the pagefile to your hard drive. Click Start/Control Panel/All Control Panel Items/System/Advanced System Settings/Performance/Settings/Advanced tab/virtual memory/Change. Move the pagefile to the drive letter for the partition you create for the pagefile.
For the Windows partition: Uncheck “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” and select “No paging file”. Click the ‘Set’ button.
Next click on the drive letter for the hard drive’s pagefile partition, select the ‘System managed size’ option. Click ‘Set’ and the ‘OK’, ‘OK’, ‘OK’ and exit the Control Panel.
Reboot the computer, open ‘Disk Management’, Windows Explorer and verify the new location for the pagefile.
25) Restore user’s documents from USB drive to newly created partition on hard drive:
Now you need to decide how much of your data files (currently located on the USB drive) can be move back to the SSD and or the hard drive. I personally would only move the bare minimum to the SSD and keep the rest on the hard drive. Try not to consume more than 60% of the total SSD drive space, keeping at least 40% free for installing additional data. Once 80% used space is reached you are in danger of reducing the effectiveness of TRIM to do its job.
Intro: How to move Windows 7 from a larger Hard Drive to a smaller SSD drive using Norton Ghost 15 Page 2- 1) Install Ghost 15. Page 3 - 2) Create a System Restore Disk (SRD). Page 4 - 3) Create a baseline image backup. Page 5 - 4) Calculate the size of your Windows partition for use on the SSD. 5) Optional: Move user’s data files (Documents, Photo, Music, Etc.) to your USB drive. 6) Optional: Disable Hibernation. 7) Reduce the amount of space allowed for system restore points.
Page 6 - 8) Run Disk Cleanup and check amount of used disk space on hard drive. 9) Check amount of used disk space on hard drive. 10) Disable the Windows Scheduled Defragmentation.
Page 7 - 11) Shrink the Windows partition down to a size that will fit on your SDD. Page 8 - 12) Create Image Backup of the System, Reserved and Windows 7 partitions. 13) Verification of ACHI Mode. 14) Install and initialize the SSD drive.
Page 9 & 10 - 15) Coping the hard drive to your SSD drive from within the Windows environment.
Page 11 - 16) Create a “Performance Benchmark” reference baseline. 17) Enable Hibernation. 18) Turn on System Protection (restore points). 19) Update the performance index scores.
Page 12 - 20) Create your first Restore Point. 21) Create your first image backup of the SSD drive. 22) What to do with your hard drive. 23) Verify Windows 7 boots and both drives are listed in Disk Management.
Page 13 - 24) Move the Windows 7 pagefile (Optional). 25) Restore user’s documents from USB drive to newly created partition on hard drive.