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Windows 7: SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7


14 Mar 2010   #79
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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18 Apr 2011   #80
TORB

Windows 7
 
 

Great tutorial. I look forward to using it tomorrow when all my new gear arrives.

A (stupid) question re defrag. What you have written makes a lot of sense re the SSD, but I intend to put all my data (and other non essential stuff) on a 1TB SATA drive.

Can I still defrag the SATA drive occasionally using MyDefrag?

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18 Apr 2011   #81
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 

No problems defragmenting a regular SATA drive - best to do it once a week even if it only contains data and non-essential stuff.
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29 Apr 2011   #82
meltonmand

64 bit windows 7 home premium
 
 

[/QUOTE]
If you want to set cmd to always run in elevated mode, right click on cmd (in Accessories) > Advanced > and check the box "Run as administrator" > OK > Apply
Now it always runs in elevated mode.
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I am trying to run chkdsk M:/f from the cmd window and getting the response "Access denied you do not have sufficient privileges. You have to invoke this utility running in elevated mde"

I am signed on as an administrator. I have right clicked on accessories, command - prompt - properites - advanced and checked the run as administrator box. I have also tried running command prompt as in the quote above. Nothing seems to work.

Any suggestions on how I can 'get into' elevated mode?
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12 May 2011   #83
Bmedvegas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
My HDD Tune results

Config
Sony Vaio VPCEB19FX Intel core Duo 8gb Ram
Intel 510 series ssd 120 gb
Windows 7 Ultimate

Min 258 Max 261 Average 260
Access time 0.2ms
Burst 139.3
CPU -1.0%

Any tips to improve it?
Win exper disk score 7.5
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12 May 2011   #84
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

How would you expect to improve on that? That's pretty much inline with what you are going to get out of that drive. Looks great.
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12 May 2011   #85
Bmedvegas

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Your right, my OCD almost took over !

The fact is, Im very happy I decided to make the jump to ssd, with all the free "Cloud" storage out there these days, the average person dosent need a gagillion Terabytes of storage anymore,which puts more focus on performance! A win, win for everyone in my opinion. I still cant get over how fast Windows loads, I recommend making the ssd jump to anyone, you will be pleasently suprised.

Oh,... and before I forget, thank you for the tutorial(s)! I couldnt have made the jump up without them. Very well done sir! Honestly you probably saved me coutless hours and frustration, so again thank you !
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23 Oct 2011   #86
khodges747

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lightningltd View Post
Now on to some things we can do to reduce some on the unnecessary writes to the SSD. Windows 7 has the most event logs that I have seen of any OS. If you are having issues, then I would not change the logging options. If not, then we can stop a lot of writes that frankly, only an engineer would need (we leave the basic event logs alone).
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 think most of these ideas work great, but turning off DiagLog in the Performance Monitor has the unexpected (at least for me) consequence of also shutting down Diagnostic Policy Services (DPS). I sometimes try to diagnose Internet connection problems, and after this tweak I couldn't because DPS would not run, even though the service was set to automatic. After enabling DiagLog again and rebooting, I now have the diagnostics back. So, if you use diagnostics occasionally like I do, don't disable DiagLog.

Keith
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15 Nov 2011   #87
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by khodges747 View Post
After enabling DiagLog again and rebooting, I now have the diagnostics back. Keith
Thanks for this. I had also lost the Diagnostic Policy Services (DPS) and couldn't work out how to get it back. I don't need it very often, but this tip helps get it back when I do need it.
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31 Dec 2011   #88
jimdot

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
 
 
SSD Tweaks & Optimization in Window 7 ??

Is this entire guide available somewhere in a PDF or DOC format that I could download? I'd like to tuck this away on my HDD for future reference.

Your guide was great!! My WEI score is 7.5 on my SSD which is only a very small fractional difference from the processor(AMD FX-8150) & memory scores.

Thanks for the guide & have a great day!!!
Jim
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07 Jan 2012   #89
Livin

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I have 16GB of RAM and have disabled the swap file... I use VMware Workstation a few times a week but mostly I'm browsing, light photo editing, email, etc. Any real advantage to enabling the swap file?
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