Originally Posted by DeanM
According to the OP, the problem existed before he moved to SSD... I'd bet this is some sort of driver/codec issue.
Right. And why cloning or moving an OS install is never a good idea.
Clean install always works better. I like to do the work then save a restore to it so I can revert back to a clean install fresh state set up how I want if I do something odd or experience a problem like the OP is having.
It's way easier and better than uninstalling or troubleshooting.
In fact- Uninstalling is for noobs. restoring to a previous state is always better. I can tell the difference between a fresh clean registry and a fresh install and an old installation with many installs and uninstalls on it.
Performance wise it's no contest. Clean install all the way.
Some are too lazy or have some odd fear of re-installing all their programs but that is very sad. It's actually easy and about the same effort as moving an OS from one drive to another.
The time you take is worth it IMO.
Moving an OS often leads to frustration I find- and I regret the effort I spent on it and end up just clean installing anyhow after wasted time.
the performance penalty for moving an OS is unacceptable to me.
You can't convince me that any less than 99% of the people that do it experience a performance penalty and slower PC than if they clean installed.
if they don't realize or know any better that the PC is slower it's all good to the ignorant.
It drives me nuts because I use all SSD based fresh installs and I know instantly when something is not 100%
Patience is the key. If your impatient the effort to get a clean install working fast and fresh is worth it.
if you don't care how fast your PC is - and you can save a tad bit of effort by moving your OS instead of clean installing- go for it.
Each their own.
For me it's 100% clean install everytime. Moving an OS is not even a consideration. Perhaps a backup restore or something- but cloning to a different brand/model drive no way.
Fresh installing is just how I roll..