CAUTION: Use these tweaks at your own discretion. Not all operating systems will need ALL of these tweaks. For example, Windows 7 is optimized for SSDs, so some of these features will already be changed as Win 7 recognizes an SSD is being used. If you are unsure of what these settings do, simply don't use them. Win 7 is your friend.
SSD Cheat Sheet Ver. 1.2
Laptop BIO's Reset
: Remove the battery and unplug the AC adapter from the laptop then hold down the power button for at least 30 seconds.
Enable Wiper/Trim for NVIDIA Nforce Boards
: Go to \My Computer\\Properties\\Device Manager\\IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers\\NVIDIA nForce Serial ATA Controller\ go ahead and Update Driver Software. Then click on ?Browse My Computer for Driver Software?, Choose ?Let Me Pick from a List of Device Drivers on My Computer? and pick 'Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller' and hit ok.
: Start new search then type and then hit regedit.exe in the search results list. At the command prompt, type ?powercfg.exe -h off?, and then press enter, then type exit and enter.
: Right click on the SSD Properties in device manager, go to policies and enable ?Write Caching on The Disk?. There is no need for the quick removal option as the SSD will never be removed from the computer checked and enable ?Advanced Performance?.
Temporary Internet Folder
: Under Internet Explorer go to the ?Tools?, then to which will bring up Internet Options, then go to Browser History and hit ?Settings?, Go to Current Location and hit ?Move Folder? then proceed to move the folder to your alternate location, IE secondary Drive or a None SSD or OS drive.
: Right click on the SSD drive \Properties\\Tools\\Defragment\ and un-check ?Schedule Defragment This Drive?.
Boot Defrag disable
: Start add search entry under Run then type and then hit regedit.exe. Go to \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\ SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Dfrg\\BootOptimizeFunction\\E nable\ modify then type N and click OK.
System Restore disabled
: Right click \My Computer\\Properties\\Advanced System Settings\\System Protection Tab\ and un-check C drive and follow on screen instructions.
Search Indexing disabled
: \Start\\Control Panel\\Administrative Tools\\Services\ then scroll down to ?Windows Search? and right click\ properties and change startup type to disabled.
Drive Indexing disabled
: For both ?SSD and RAM Drives? My Computer then right-click on the SSD drive properties and un-check ?Drive Indexing?. Follow the small wizard guide and wait for it to finish.
: Start new search entry under Run, then type and then hit regedit.exe. Go to \Hkey_local_machine\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Co ntrol\\Session Manager\\Memory Management\\PrefetchParameters then right click EnableSuperfetch. Hit modify and change 3 to 0 and hit OK, Also this can be done through \Start\\Control Panel\\Administrative Tools\\Services, then scroll down to superfetch and make sure it?s "disabled" on startup.
: Start new search entry under Run, then type and then hit regedit.exe. Go to Hkey_local_machine\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Con trol\\Session Manager\\Memory Management\\PrefetchParameters then right click Enableprefetcher then hit modify and change 3 to 0 and hit OK.
: Right click \My Computer\\Properties\\Advanced System Settings\\Advanced Tab\\Performance\\Settings\\Advanced Tab\\Virtual Memory\ and then hit change, un-check "Automatically Manage Paging File for all Drives" then check "No Paging File" and hit set.
Moving the Pagefile
: Go to ?System Properties?. Click ?Advanced System Settings? there on settings under ?Performance?. Hit the ?Change? button under ?Virtual Memory?. The Virtual Memory window opens and it will display all drive partitions on top and the size of their paging files. Select your Solid State Drive and check the ?No Paging File? entry. Click the Set button to set the new preferences. Now select another hard drive and assign the pagefile to that drive if you have more than two drives
Move the ?Temp and Tmp? files
: Go to \My Computer\\Properties\\Advanced\\Environment Variables\, then highlight the "temp or tmp" depending on which one you?re working on, pick the variable, click edit, and Change the path to another hard drive if they are located on the Solid State with the ?Variable Value Field?.
: Make sure the SSD is not running in PIO mode. To verify that go into the Device Manager, open IDE ATA / ATAPI controllers and double-click all Primary and Secondary IDE Channels. Verify that there are no signs of PIO Mode under the Current Transfer Mode entry in Advanced Settings. It should list Ultra DMA Mode 5 by default on there.
: Type "mklink? in command line to allow placing some additional folders on the any other array. Sample ?mklink /J D:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\sid meier's civilization iv E:\Games\sid meier's civilization iv?
Example that is linked:
J D:\Windows \ Temp E:\Temp
J D:\ Users\(Username)\AppData\Local\Temp E:\AppData\Local\Temp