Hello I'm on the same boat to install windows7 fresh on an unformatted SSD. I know to turn on AHCI in the bios before starting the installation. After installation of windows7 and all programs I want to make an iimage of this SSD using Clonezille or Ping. My question is, the pagefile of w7 will be roughly 1gb and sitting at the beginning of the SSD. Would it be wise to delete this pagefile just before making an image for backup. Or would clonezilla copy the cleared space where the pagefile used to sit as well and not make the result image smaller? Also I have 30some updates on my current 7 install which I'm totally happy with. If I were to download all these updates from repository. And then manually install on my fresh 7 on an SSD. Is the order in which the updates are installed important? Are the number increments of the updates a good indication what comes before the next update to be installed?