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Windows 7: No USB to Sata cable with new SSD purchase , other ways to install.

11 Sep 2014   #31
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

The reason I set the DVD first is for convenience when I want to boot from DVD which I do for all kinds of reasons. Then I do not have to go into the BIOS temporary boot menu.

But Nigel is right. When you set your system disk first, booting is a bit faster and you don't hear the click, click in the box.


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11 Sep 2014   #32
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks , well i was going to start another thread but since this one is already open what is your take on the following info that i found in the "SSD tweaks and optimizations" tutorial?



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Go to start/admin tools and select performance monitor. Expand data collector sets. Click on Startup Event Trace Sessions.
With the exception of the following NECESSARY logs (Application, Security, System, Security Essentials) we can stop them from starting. To do so, right click on each one that has a status of Enabled (except the ones mentioned above) and select Properties. Click the Trace Session tab. Unselect Enabled. Click Ok. Repeat for the others (including readyboot).
After your next boot, you will have a lot less writes going to the SSD that are not needed.
I did all that so i hope it's still a good thing to do.
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11 Sep 2014   #33
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In my judgement that is a pretty useless exercise. I guess the intent is to reduce the number of write operations. But so what. All you do is lose valuable system information.

I never made any such tweaks and my 6 SSDs are still healthy - even those from 2008. It has been proven that there is no way to wear out a SSD by a normal user. The SSD will long be in the bin before it would die from too many writes.
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11 Sep 2014   #34
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It sounded like it was for a little better speed since why have all those things start if they are essentially not needed.

I don't know what important info will be lost by not allowing all those options to start but i don't know enough either way , as long as it doesn't hurt anything i suppose.

I rely on the tutorials to be accurate and effective once completed and many seem to be a few years old so i hope they still apply.

Following all the steps in a tutorial and then realizing that most who help others on these forums don't think it's a good idea is disheartening to say the least .
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11 Sep 2014   #35
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You have to understand that a lot of those "recommendations" are from the very early days of the SSD where the hardware was a lot more fragile. But the SSD development has come a long way and today's SSDs are quite sturdy and do not really need any tweaks. Not that those tweaks really hurt, but they are superfluous.

The recommendations you get here are based on personal experience and insight into publications that are relevant. But not everything regarding SSDs that you find on the web is relevant - or still relevant today.
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