...That is, the partition where the BCD resides. I have a specific setup which I don't want to disturb:
This is as seen from Windows 7, which is on the second partition (C:). Dual boot is with XP, which is on the first partition, seen here as F: . When XP is booted, letters are reversed (XP, first partition, is C: and Win7, the second, is F:). It works perfectly for me because every OS is "isolated" in its own partition, sees itself as drive letter C: and the BCD is on the Win7's partition. I use custom boot selector/loader (OSL2000) which is the only thing (tiny) inserted into the first sector (or boot sector, or whatever it's called) of the disk.
Now, this is an SSD and I want to make the cluster size equal to the NAND page size, which is 8k for this Samsung 840 Pro. The purpose is longevity of the SSD. In many places I have read that this is impossible for Windows 7 (BCD). Is that still so? I don't want to create another partition.
I have already enlarged clusters (non-destructively) of the other two partitions from 4k to 8k with Paragon Hard Disk Manager (bootable CD), but when I do it to the Win7 partition, it doesn't boot. Even Paragon says so in the help file. Luckily it was reversable, but of course I still have backups.
So, can I do anything? This is the most written to partition here.
*Edit: and by the way, all partitions are aligned, and I think the alignment won't be disturbed if I don't resize them. Partitions start at offset:
Edited by GrofLuigi, 16 September 2013 - 07:55 AM.