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Windows 7: SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

14 Mar 2010   #109
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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20 Dec 2012   #110
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Berkey,

You could just install on a SSD the same way you would with a HDD.


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16 Feb 2013   #111
vangogh

 
 

Picked this up from Pebble.
Don't know what to say except "Thank you, thank you... etc"
vangogh
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19 Apr 2013   #112
rovopio

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

Dear sevenforums community..

so um, i use a laptop with dual-drive, SSD for my OS, and HDD for my storage. Just installed it recently. and then I read this tweaks and other articles regarding disabling prefetch superfetch drive indexing, and windows search.

1) Now um.. i'm totally okay with disabling the 4 items above on my SSD (OS), but will my notebook HDD storage be affected as well by disabling the 4 services above?

i've read the wiki definition of prefetch, superfetch, and drive indexing on wiki though i still don't understand 100% abt the definitions, a bit IT illiterate )

2) Does prefetch and superfetch and drive indexing and windows search only works on OS drive, or does it work on storage drives and partitions as well?? FYI, I moved some user folder (music picts and docs to storage drive)

3) So if i disable prefetch superfetch and drive indexing, will it affect my storage HDD performances when i search or access stuff on it...?
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07 Jun 2013   #113
M1GU31

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Um is it just me or is there just a big blank space where the tutorial is suppose to be at? Anyways here's a screen so you can see what i'm talking about. Would of loved to read more since I just bought a brand new SSD today.


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07 Jun 2013   #114
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Miguel,

It was due to the tutorial being broken up into smaller parts and the boxes on the right causing the long space despite the short post. I've merged a few of the posts below it into the tutorial to fill it in.
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07 Jun 2013   #115
M1GU31

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

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

It was due to the tutorial being broken up into smaller parts and the boxes on the right causing the long space despite the short post. I've merged a few of the posts below it into the tutorial to fill it in.
Thank you very much Brink, much appreciated!
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07 Jun 2013   #116
ICit2lol

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kungfupanda7 View Post
Dear sevenforums community..

so um, i use a laptop with dual-drive, SSD for my OS, and HDD for my storage. Just installed it recently. and then I read this tweaks and other articles regarding disabling prefetch superfetch drive indexing, and windows search.

1) Now um.. i'm totally okay with disabling the 4 items above on my SSD (OS), but will my notebook HDD storage be affected as well by disabling the 4 services above?

i've read the wiki definition of prefetch, superfetch, and drive indexing on wiki though i still don't understand 100% abt the definitions, a bit IT illiterate )

2) Does prefetch and superfetch and drive indexing and windows search only works on OS drive, or does it work on storage drives and partitions as well?? FYI, I moved some user folder (music picts and docs to storage drive)

3) So if i disable prefetch superfetch and drive indexing, will it affect my storage HDD performances when i search or access stuff on it...?
Well Kungfu personally I don't touch the pre and/or superfetch mate most of the more modest tips and tweaks I find are are just fine.
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08 Jun 2013   #117
M1GU31

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the tutorial lightningltd, yea like you mentioned having super fetch and all off. I notice no difference in performance,ssd is to fast for it to need those features and saves space. Man these SSD's are fast, feels like my pc has been reborn. Can't imagine living without one now lol. Pc is running great and thanks for the tips.
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13 Sep 2013   #118
msalton1

windows 7 Pro 64 Bit
 
 

Since this tut was put together in 2010, is it still valid for today, or is there some recent primer that is now recommended?
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13 Sep 2013   #119
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello msalton,

Yep, it's still valid though today's SSDs are a lot less bothered by reads and writes since most include built-in TRIM.
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