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Windows 7: Installed new SSD clean install of windows7 and now experiencing slow

10 Dec 2011   #1
Bjorn Berg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Installed new SSD clean install of windows7 and now experiencing slow

Last night i installed a new Solid state drive and was pleased, until i shut down the shut down time was horrible. Is this due to something happening with my secondary HDD drive? I did some tweaks to the SSD such as superfetch, paging files, drive indexing, disabled pagefile and prefetch and write catch. I also disabled ClearPageFileAtShutdown and LargeSystemCache. I did not format my old drive as i wanted to just save the OS in case of a crash. Does this have anything to do with my shutdown? is there anything i can do to solve this or should i use registry to change my shutdown times? maybe even just format the second drive? I am stumped and would really appreciate any information that can be given and thanks to all you techies and brilliant individuals ahead of time!


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10 Dec 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

What make and model SSD?

Why did you do all that tweaking?

I'd have let Windows tweak in whatever way it wants during the install and otherwise leave it alone other than checking alignment after the install.
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10 Dec 2011   #3
Sedril

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

How did you do the new install, did you just have the SSD plugged in? Was the shutdown time normal before applying all of those tweaks? I've used SSD's for a while now and I do minimal in the way of tweaking things with Win 7...

Try unplugging the other HDD and do a couple starts and shutdowns to see if anything changes..
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10 Dec 2011   #4
Bjorn Berg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I am using a OZC Solid 3 120G. I first started by changing to HCPI in Bios installed Win7 DVD and proceeded with a normal install. I did all the tweaks to improve the preformance and minimize the writing to the Drive for more longevity. Should i just delete and re install windows and not tweak?
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10 Dec 2011   #5
killjoy

Win7 32 bit
 
 

I think the only thing you have to do is make sure your defrag program knows your drive is solid state. I've not heard of monkeying with the page file and cache.
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10 Dec 2011   #6
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bjorn Berg View Post
I did all the tweaks to improve the preformance and minimize the writing to the Drive for more longevity. Should i just delete and re install windows and not tweak?
I think you are grossly exaggerating the need to minimize writing.

Windows will recognize it is an SSD and make a few adjustments without any input from you.

There may be something peculiar about OCZ drives, but generally you don't need to tweak. I did absolutely nothing to my Intel SSD other than install it normally (AHCI) and confirm proper alignment when done. Windows had already turned off defragging.
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10 Dec 2011   #7
killjoy

Win7 32 bit
 
 

Right, and I would do a system restore before I'd reinstall.
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10 Dec 2011   #8
Bjorn Berg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

OK so i will re install it with no tweaks is there anything else that should be done other than just turning off defragment? Thank you for a much clearer look at this geuss I was talking to the wrong people before I started.
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10 Dec 2011   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

You might wait to see if an OCZ fan knows something peculiar about that brand.

I doubt you will have to turn off defrag--Windows will probably do that automatically. But check that and alignment when you finish the new install.

Disconnect all other drives before you start.
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10 Dec 2011   #10
Bjorn Berg

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Awesome Thanks for all the help! Nice of you all to take a little time to help answer some of my questions.
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