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TweakTown's Solid State Drive Optimization Guide - Windows 7 Optimizations

The black art of setting up an SSD isn't that dark, nor is it much of an art. Chris fills us in on how to get the most out of your solid state drive.

| Guides | Posted: Feb 1, 2010 1:26 pm

Windows 7 Optimizations

 

Luckily for us Windows 7 detects the presence of SSDs on installation and makes a couple of tweaks right from the start. After that you can choose to do things the easy way and get a nice performance boost while being safe, or you can go balls to the wall and get "overclocker" level performance. Let's start out with the basics.

 


SSD Tweak Utility

 

With all the advice online for SSD hard drives, it can take hours of research and fiddling to properly setup your SSD drive. Now, with this little app you can tweak Windows 2K/XP/Vista & 7 including x64 in just seconds.

 

- Supports Vista & 7 UAC

 

Let's you Tweak the following:

 

• Windows Indexing Service
• System Restore
• Windows Defrag
• Use Large System Cache
• NTFS Memory Usage
• Disable 8.3 Filenames
• Disable Date Stamping
• Disable Boot Tracing
• Windows Prefetcher
• Windows Vista Superfetch

 

Download and more information here.

 

I really like SSD Tweak Utility because it allows us to make the most common tweaks very quickly. Let's have a look at the software.

 

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The main page is filled with your most common settings. Some of the Windows services can't be controlled with a simple checkbox in the software, but SSD Tweak Utility has an area where you can click on Defrag and System Restore. Once clicked the software will take you to where you need to be to turn those services off.

 

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The Advanced Settings area in the software is where you will find some of the uncommon tweaks. Here you can decide if you would like to disable these features easily with just one click each.

 

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