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Windows 7: SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

25 Aug 2010   #60
L0stKeys

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
nice tutorial

Well done and appreciated!

I thought I would share a warning about using Link Shell. I caused myself some problems junctioning Norton Installer to the spinner, so I would just advise users that some applications are not completely fooled by LSE.


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27 Sep 2010   #61
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Reduce AVAST writes to the SSD

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by L0stKeys View Post
I thought I would share a warning about using Link Shell...some applications are not completely fooled by LSE.
Good of LOstKeys to share a problem with the use of Link Shell Extension so I thought I'd share a success story. I've just installed a G.Skill Phoenix Pro as my C drive and am trying to reduce frequent and repetitive writes.

Process Monitor showed that AVAST was making a stack of writes to the C drive so I tried to reduce it. After a bit of trial and error I found the best way to do this and still be able to use AVAST was:

1. Use Link Shell Extension (see here) to move C:\Users\Raider\AppData\Local\Temp off the C:\Drive

2. Install AVAST! on a Hard Drive (say D)

3. Use Link Shell Extension to move C:\ProgramData\Alwil Software to a Hard Drive.

This makes big cuts in the number of AvastSvc.exe writes to C drive. There are still a lot of 4.096 byte writes going to C:\Windows\System32\config\SYSTEM but I don't want to mess with these!
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31 Oct 2010   #62
MrMonster

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
RE: Moving parts of Windows 7 to another drive...

Hi,
Thanks for the detailed and understandable guide. I have a question about moving the 'installer directory' off c - when you come to install software do you install it to c or e (or f in my case)??
Thanks,
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31 Oct 2010   #63
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMonster View Post
Hi,
.... - when you come to install software do you install it to c or e (or f in my case)??
Basically you want to keep files that get read a lot on your SSD while moving directories that get written to a lot to another hard drive (f in your case).

That usually means you can install programs to the SSD (C drive) but check which files/directories are being written to using Process Monitor and then use Link Shell Extension to move them to your F: drive.
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01 Nov 2010   #64
lightningltd

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMonster View Post
Hi,
Thanks for the detailed and understandable guide. I have a question about moving the 'installer directory' off c - when you come to install software do you install it to c or e (or f in my case)??
Thanks,
Some titles like MS Office you want to install to C, but also put in an installer directory to that drive without asking. These directories can be moved.
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01 Nov 2010   #65
MrMonster

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the help,
Adobe Creative Suite is my main problem, even though you can tell it to install to another drive it still sticks a large amount of stuff on the C that you cant just move (or remove) without breaking it. It takes up precious space. Should the junction work for moving these files?
Anyone tried it?
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01 Nov 2010   #66
Seventy Nine

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrMonster View Post
Thanks for the help,
Adobe Creative Suite sticks a large amount of stuff on the C that you cant just move (or remove) without breaking it. ....
I installed Photoshop and Priemier Pro on C Drive then simply moved the entire C:\Users\MyUserName\AppData\Roaming\Adobe to my F: Drive. The various sub-directories contain about 500MB of files and get written to quite a bit when you are using the programs.
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02 Nov 2010   #67
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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04 Nov 2010   #68
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

hello
can someone please help me with this ?
it says in the Tutorials SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7 ( Get the lin*x boot image from http://partedmagic.com/ and burn it to a CD/DVD.) .
is that the name of the file i'm looking for ?
i can't seem to find it at that site. can someone give me a little more info so i can get to it ?
thanks
scrooge
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05 Nov 2010   #69
lightningltd

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
hello
can someone please help me with this ?
it says in the Tutorials SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7 ( Get the lin*x boot image from http://partedmagic.com/ and burn it to a CD/DVD.) .
is that the name of the file i'm looking for ?
i can't seem to find it at that site. can someone give me a little more info so i can get to it ?
thanks
scrooge
Goto the site. Click download on the left. Get the parted magic ISO and burn to CD.
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