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Windows 7: SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7


14 Mar 2010   #89
lightningltd

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Hello to all my fellow and future users of SSD drives and Windows 7.
I wanted to set up an area with real-world tips on getting the most out of your SSD and the Windows 7 operating system. I will separate each type of tip to its own message to keep things easier to read and to follow.
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11 Jan 2012   #90
Lestrad

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lightningltd View Post
This tutorial is for those who are already running Windows 7 on their SSD as a boot drive. If like me, you first installed to hard drive then used an image backup program to put the OS on the SSD, then this step is necessary to allow Windows 7 to set the proper settings for SSD use and set things up for optimizing the OS after burning the firmware and/or cleaning the drive to factory specs. If you installed directly to the your SSD, you don't need to follow this step, but it can be helpful if you followed the XP and vista SSD guides and things just aren't up to snuff.
Hi. I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 directly to an SSD (Kingston SSD Now 100V 128GB) after cleaning the entire disk with DISKPART. I have an Intel DG45ID board. I'm trying to figure out whether I need to install the Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver or not. It looks like a tricky install, so I wanted to make sure I need to before I go ahead.

Thanks and thanks!


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28 Jan 2012   #91
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hiyya lightningltd

Mate I am a bit wary of setting this up as you have given so many dire warnings and I am prone to turning awkward situations into impossible ones so what I would like to know is
1. Is this really necessary to have running?
2. I fit is then how do I get past what is in the pic?

Thanks
John
PS Am running 7 64bit on a Crucial 128GB M4


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28 Jan 2012   #92
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello John,

That command just needs to be ran in a elevated command prompt instead.
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28 Jan 2012   #93
ICit2lol

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello John,

That command just needs to be ran in a elevated command prompt instead.

Thanks Shawn sorry to be a nuisance I did have a look but had obviously missed the right click bit and I'm a GURU?? reckon there should be a badge for the clueless
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28 Jan 2012   #94
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, don't worry about it John. We all do the same thing at times.
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04 Feb 2012   #95
hybridfan

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

WOW you helped me a lot with this guide and you def know your SSD's thanks heaps, just bought a OCZ Agility 3 but using SATA2 my motherboard has no SATA 3 connections oh well I'm more than impressed with the impact it's had on m system.
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09 Feb 2012   #96
ern88

Windows 7 PRO 64-bit
 
 

lightningltd, Thanks alot for the SSD tips. I just got a Corsair F60 for $40. And is my first SSD drive. Helped me tonnes!!!
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15 Feb 2012   #97
omazic

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lightningltd View Post
Since I have Windows 7 make an image backup of the SSD to my other drive every day (only takes a few minutes and very little resources), I completely turn off system protection (system restore).
Hello,

can you please explain this one? step by step? Many thx
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15 Feb 2012   #98
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Omazic, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Personally, if you have the available HDD space, I would not recommend to turn off system protection for restore points and previous versions (shadow copies). Being able to do a system restore back to a selected restore point can be a quick way to save yourself from something you just did that made your system unstable.

For more information about System Protection and System Images, the tutorials below can help.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

and

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Feb 2012   #99
omazic

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Omazic, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Personally, if you have the available HDD space, I would not recommend to turn off system protection for restore points and previous versions (shadow copies). Being able to do a system restore back to a selected restore point can be a quick way to save yourself from something you just did that made your system unstable.

For more information about System Protection and System Images, the tutorials below can help.

System Protection - Turn On or Off

and

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Hello,

many thanks on quick answer. In my case (SSD) I will go with second option.
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