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August 24, 2010 12:18:02 AM

People have been asking for this in other threads:

http://hubpages.com/hub/Windows-7_-_Moving_My_Documents

Good Luck

Mark

p.s. Anyone know how to move or confugre temp files that are created by borwsers to go on an HDD and not the SSD?

What about Page Files?

Please list other tips if you have them also.

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August 24, 2010 10:33:10 AM

Thank you very much for the link!

Sorry can't help you with your qestions though :( 
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August 24, 2010 9:39:01 PM

You can change page file settings by going in to System Properties, Advanced tab, under Performance click on Settings, Advanced tab, click the Change button, uncheck "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" and you can then choose where and how large you want your page file.
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August 25, 2010 12:16:05 AM

Changing where the Internet Cache is depends on which OS you have.

In Windows XP, launch IE, click on Tools, Internet Options, on the General Tab, in the Browsing History section, click on Settings. Here it will allow you to change the place where the cache is stored.

Very simalar in Windows 7, but I'm not on a Win7 machine right now.

To move Temp folders requires a Registry Edit, so I won't go into that.
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August 25, 2010 12:40:04 AM

Thanks everyone.
Keep the tips comming.
I hope these OS dedicated SSD tips in one thread helps people.

Mark
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August 25, 2010 1:51:25 PM

Taken from http://www.mydellmini.com/forum/windows-7/2441-windows-...

Increase System Speed
Disable indexing
Description: Indexing creates and maintains a database of file attributes. This can lead to multiple small writes when creating/deleting/modifying files. Searching for files will still work.
Instructions: Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Manage -> Services and Applications -> Services - > Right-Click Windows Search -> Startup type: Disabled -> OK

Disable defragmentation

Description: Defragmenting a hard disk's used space is only useful on mechanical disks with multi-millisecond latencies. Free-space defragmentation may be useful to SSDs, but this feature is not available in the default Windows Defragmenter.
Instructions: Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Manage -> Services and Applications -> Services - > Right-Click Disk Defragmenter -> Startup type: Disabled -> OK

Disable Write Caching
Description: There is no cache on the SSD, so there are no benefits to write caching. There are conflicting reports on whether this gains speed or not.
Instructions: Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Manage -> Device Manager -> Disk drives -> Right-Click STEC PATA -> Properties -> Policies Tab -> Uncheck Enable write caching -> OK


Firefox - Use memory cache instead of disk cache
Description: If you use Firefox, there's a way to write cached files to RAM instead of the hard disk. This is not only faster, but will significantly reduce writes to the SSD while using the browser.
Instructions: Open Firefox -> Type about:config into the address bar -> Enter -> double-click browser.cache.disk.enable to set the value to False -> Right-Click anywhere -> New -> Integer -> Preference Name "disk.cache.memory.capacity" -> value memory size in KB. Enter 32768 for 32MB, 65536 for 64MB, 131072 for 128MB, etc. -> restart Firefox

Free up extra drive space
Disable the Page File
Description: Eliminate writing memory to the SSD, free over 2GB of disk space. Warning - If you run out of memory the program you're using will crash.
Instructions: Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> Settings (Performance) -> Advanced Tab -> Change -> Uncheck Automatically manage -> No paging file -> Set -> OK -> Restart your computer
Alternatively, if you want to play it safer, you can set a custom size of 200MB min and max.

Disable System Restore
Description: Don't write backup copies of files when installing new programs or making system changes. Can free up between a few hundred MB to a couple GB. Warning - Although unlikely, if a driver installation corrupts your system, there won't be an automatic way to recover.
Instructions: Start Menu -> Right-Click Computer -> Properties -> Advanced System Settings -> System Protection Tab -> Configure -> Turn off system protection -> Delete -> OK

Disable Hibernate
Description: You may free up 1GB of space on the SSD if you have 1GB of memory, 2GB of space if you have 2GB memory. You will lose the hibernation feature which allows the equivalent of quick boots and shutdowns.
Instructions: Start Menu -> Type cmd -> Right-Click the cmd Icon -> Run as Administrator -> Type powercfg -h off -> Type exit
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