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Windows 7 optimization for SSD

  1. Make sure you plug SATA cabel in an SATA3 slot and NOT in SATA2 slot
  2. Check in your bios if the contrller is in AHCI (not IDE) mode. You can aslo check in Device manager – IDE/ATA/ATAPI Controlers section.
  3. Make sure drivers are up to date
  4. Turn system protection off – My Computer RCLick – Properties – Advanced System Settings – System Protection Tab – Disable it for the designated
    parttitions.
  5. Turn off pagefile – My Computer RCLick – Properties – Advanced System Settings – Advanced – Settings… (Performance) – Advanced Tab – Change…(Virtual Memory) – Select “No paging file” radio button for the desired drive
  6. Turn hibernation off – run dos prompt as administrator and write
    powercfg -h off
  7. Confirm TRIM is functioning – Open DOS console with administrative rights and type:
    fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotifyIf it returns 0, TRIM is enabled. If it returns 1, TRIM is disabled
  8. Disable files last access time –  Open DOS console with administrative rights and type:
    fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 1
  9. Enable Optimize drives (WIndows 8)
  10. Enable faster boot trough MSconfig  – run Msconfig from console – Boot Tab – Put checkbox on No GUI Boot
  11. Turn off multiboot selection – My Computer RCLick – Properties – Advanced System Settings – Advanced – Settings… (Startup and recovery) –
    Remove tick from “Time to display list of operating systems”
  12. Disable drive indexing – My Computer – RClick on the partition – General TAb – Remove checkbox from “Allow files on this drive to have contents
    indexed … “
  13. Disable sheduled defragmentation – My Computer – RClick on the partition – Tools Tab – Defragment Now… (Defragmentation) – Disable defragmentation for desired partition
  14. Disable Write chache buffer flushing – My Computer RClick – Manage – Device Manager – Select your drive and RClick – Policies tab – Remove
    checkbox from “Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device”
  15. Disable windows search – My Computer RClick – Manage – Services and Applications – Services – Windows Search – Set Startup Type to Disabled
  16. Disable superfetch – My Computer RClick – Manage – Services and Applications – Services – Superfetch – Set Startup Type to Disabled
  17. Disable prefetch – Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters – Set “Enable Prefetcher” value to “0”
  18. Move DOC folder to HDD
  19. Disable broswer disk cache
    Firefox: go to address about:config, and set browser.cache.disk.enable to false
    Chrome – check this article: http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2010/11/10/how-to-move-the-firefox-or-chrome-cache-to-a-ram-disk-and-speed/

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