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Windows 7: Low Hard Drive Scores on Windows Experience Index

11 Jan 2009   #11
rob3

windows 7 6.1 build 7068x64
 
 

the ting is i have no tab there




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11 Jan 2009   #12
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rob3 View Post
the ting is i have no tab there

LOL
That may be your first problem
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11 Jan 2009   #13
rob3

windows 7 6.1 build 7068x64
 
 

so would you say that my chipset drivers are the problem?
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11 Jan 2009   #14
Joe

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by igloo View Post
Thanks Joe. That did increase my WEI score from 2.9 to 5.4.
I guess I need to re-enable the write catch after the test, right?
Changing this setting will increase the HDD WEI scores in many systems, not all. If you want to restore the setting to default, it won't hurt anything.
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11 Jan 2009   #15
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rob3 View Post
so would you say that my chipset drivers are the problem?
Not sure to be honest, possibly the drivers for your motherboard are not fully compatible with Windows 7.
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11 Jan 2009   #16
igloo

windows 7 64bit
 
 

You should use device manager instead of "devices and printers".

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the ting is i have no tab there
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11 Jan 2009   #17
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by igloo View Post
Thanks Joe. That did increase my WEI score from 2.9 to 5.4.
I guess I need to re-enable the write catch after the test, right?

Did you reboot after disabling write caching before running the WEI test again?
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11 Jan 2009   #18
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rob3 View Post
the ting is i have no tab there

This is what you should see...


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11 Jan 2009   #19
rob3

windows 7 6.1 build 7068x64
 
 

yes thats what i got when i went to divice manager and it did improve my
ratings.thanks for the advice..should i turn it back on after test


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11 Jan 2009   #20
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joe View Post
To increase your Windows 7 Beta HDD WEI score (in many systems):

1. Control panel>hardware & sound>device manager
2. Under disk drives, find your main drive
3. Right click your main drive and select properties
4. Policies tab, uncheck the "enable write caching on this device"
5. Click ok, and re-run your WEI


Tried this again and I got a 5.9, THANKS!
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