When installing Windows 7 on a new SSD unit with just a single partition, should I care about:
- partition alignment?
- enabling SSD optimizations?
- disabling HDD stuff (defrag, superfetch, etc)?
Or will it detect and configure all automatically?
Nice article on Lifehacker, explains everything, see section "Popular Tweaks That You Probably Don't Need"
You also may want to apply this Windows patch after windows is installed, not sure if automatic Windows Updates applies this one or not.
This is not a reliable answer since it is not based on formal research, but on my own experience.
I installed a brand new unformatted SSD after enabling AHCI in the BIOS, and removed the existing HDD. Put Windows 7 disc in the DVD drive and...
What W7 did:
What W7 forgot about:
I also disabled indexing.