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Windows 7: OS on SSD...

11 Feb 2012   #71
whs
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I am sure glad that you are a happy camper. Lately I have been staying out of the conversation because I knew that you are in the best hands with Greg helping you and there was no point in throwing monkey wrenches into the conversation.

There are, however, a couple of points I like to add. Since we are always scambling for space on the SSDs, here is what you can do to contol the space useage:

1. Since you most likely do not use hibernation, get rid of the hiberfile. Open an elevated Command Prompt and run this command: powercfg -h off. This will reclaim as many bytes as the size of your RAM. If you ever want the hiberfile back, the command is powercfg -h on.

2. Try to avoid installing and uninstalling programs - just for trying. Each program brings a collection of .dlls with it and those will stay on your SSD even if you uninstall it. Then you winsxs folder will grow unnecessarily eating up precious space on your SSD.

3. Another unrelated tip: do not do any of the many 'tweaks' that you find on the web. There are far too many false suggestions on the web. And leave the Superfetch running (set to 'Manual'. It is frequently suggested to disable it (for the wrong reasons), but that is counterproductive.

Have fun with your new SSD.


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