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Optimizing Windows 7 for SSD

I'm building my first Windows 7 machine. It will have a 128GB SSD and 1TB hard drive. I'd like to make Windows 7 re-installation easy while getting the right stuff on the SSD vs. the hard drive. Any pointers would be appreciated, this is all new territory to me.

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Your hard drive should only be used for storage or low I/O softwares : the Office Suite for example, doesn't need to be on an SSD; To the contrary, Photoshop or the latest games would benefit from the SSD.

As said by Jeff Atwood on his blog, SSD are more subject to failure than HDD, so backup regularly !


For a SSD you could disable the "Prefetch" service from your services.msc. With SSD you wont need prefetching as defrag (which you can disable too).

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