Optimize Windows for a SSD
For the optimal usage of your SSD you should at least be using Windows 7. It detects SSDs automatically and sets some important parameters.
Here is what you can do/check to ensure optimal performance:
open a CMD command shell as administrator and issue the following command:
fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify
If the output is "DisableDeleteNotify = 0" then everything is fine, but if the output is "DisableDeleteNotify = 1" then TRIM support is deactivated. Activate it with:
fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0
open a CMD command shell as administrator and issue the following commands:
diskpart list disk
now select the SSD disk (x is the number of your SSD)
select disk x list partition
look at the offset, if it is dividable by 4 then the alignment is OK, if not you have to correct it using this Google search
press Windowskey + R and write dfrgui.exe
Check "Optimize Drives". If your SSD is selected, deselect it.
To do this, go to "Control Panel", "Administrative Tools", and "Services". Scroll down until you see the "SuperFetch" entry, double-click on it, and choose "Disabled" from the list. Next, open up the registry; press Windows-Key + R and type in "regedit". Hit Enter, and go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters". Double-click on "EnablePrefetcher" and enter "0" to disable the Prefetcher.
Go to "Control Panel", "Administrative Tools", "Performance Monitor" and select "Startup Event Trace Sessions" from the left side. Now double-click "Readyboost" on the right side, select "Trace Session" and deselect "Enabled"
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