I’m using a WD5000AAKS as the win7 OS drive from a clean install. At setup I clicked on the 1st partition to be used for the OS. The partition had a WinXP OS on it before. I clicked “Format” and the Win7 OS installed successfully. However, it doesn’t seem to be aligned: I went to msinfo32 and checked the ‘partition starting offset’ which is 32,256 bytes and divided it by 4096 bytes and it’s 7.875.
Do I need to re-align it (to, say, 4k?) If so, how do I do it without reformatting it? Do I use WD Align Tool?