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Thanks xandypx! .. useful information!

Meanwhile here's a question for you folks!

I've turned off the indexing on both my drives , but now I've found that I can't share a folder across a network without turning it back on .. at least for the drive the folder is located on!

The scenario is .. I have 2 PCs basically , one running Win 7 with the new SSD + storage drive
The other is running the Win8 dev preview .. this is connected to my TV/surround Sound and I have it connected wvia wi-fi to the main PC
Usually I can play music via the Surround Sound by networking it across the room from Win 7 PC to Win 8 PC

It's all just for laffs really ...
     
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Originally Posted by Pikey View Post

Thanks xandypx! .. useful information!

Meanwhile here's a question for you folks!

I've turned off the indexing on both my drives , but now I've found that I can't share a folder across a network without turning it back on .. at least for the drive the folder is located on!

The scenario is .. I have 2 PCs basically , one running Win 7 with the new SSD + storage drive
The other is running the Win8 dev preview .. this is connected to my TV/surround Sound and I have it connected wvia wi-fi to the main PC
Usually I can play music via the Surround Sound by networking it across the room from Win 7 PC to Win 8 PC

It's all just for laffs really ...

In indexing options index the folder you are sharing only and see if that works.
post #1943 of 5384
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Windows 7 has it built in, I use it all the time. Link is in the guide if you read it post #2.
Quote:
[*]If your personal data is backed up to another drive then:
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  6. Type active, press Enter
  7. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  8. Type assign, press Enter
  9. Type exit, press Enter
Yes, but you skipped step 7 in my guide...why is everyone doing that?

If I am trying to format my SSD that has the OS on it, shouldn't I be doing the formatting when I am outside of Windows? How do I format my SSD with the OS on it while I am in Windows? How would that work?
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In indexing options index the folder you are sharing only and see if that works.

That's got it!
I had to re-start the indexing service which I'd previously disabled though.

I've also noticed the index storoge can also be moved off the SSD as well .. might be worth doing for some folks!
     
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sprkd1 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Windows 7 has it built in, I use it all the time. Link is in the guide if you read it post #2.
Quote:
[*]If your personal data is backed up to another drive then:
  1. Open the Start Menu, type diskpart, press Enter
  2. Type list disk, press Enter
  3. Type select disk X (where X is the number your drive shows up as), press Enter
  4. Type clean, press Enter
  5. Type create partition primary, press Enter
  6. Type active, press Enter
  7. Type format quick fs=ntfs, press Enter
  8. Type assign, press Enter
  9. Type exit, press Enter
Yes, but you skipped step 7 in my guide...why is everyone doing that?

If I am trying to format my SSD that has the OS on it, shouldn't I be doing the formatting when I am outside of Windows? How do I format my SSD with the OS on it while I am in Windows? How would that work?

You are correct, you need to boot from the Windows 7 installer or similar to format the OS drive.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pikey View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

In indexing options index the folder you are sharing only and see if that works.

That's got it!
I had to re-start the indexing service which I'd previously disabled though.

I've also noticed the index storoge can also be moved off the SSD as well .. might be worth doing for some folks!
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You are correct, you need to boot from the Windows 7 installer or similar to format the OS drive.
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So there is no special way of formatting a used SSD that already has an OS on it? Those steps you mentioned are pretty much the same as formatting a new SSD (the one with the video).
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

You are correct, you need to boot from the Windows 7 installer or similar to format the OS drive.
biggrin.gif

So there is no special way of formatting a used SSD that already has an OS on it? Those steps you mentioned are pretty much the same as formatting a new SSD (the one with the video).

Yep. And the only reason to do that way is to make sure all partitions on the drive (SSD or HDD) are wiped.
post #1948 of 5384
If any of you are interested, I created a .reg script that :

1) Disables Prefetch/Superfetch
2) Disables the "Open File Security Warning"
3) Disables Window Snapping (Aero peek it's called I also believe)
4) Disables UAC
5) Removes the Shortcut Extension
6) Speeds Up Windows 7 Desktop and Shutdown


*** Make a backup before changing the registry via ccleaner just in case ***

http://www.mediafire.com/?r5gjz16b4pqoh2r

I haven't tested it VERY thoroughly but I'm pretty sure it changes each of the necessary registry settings. I made it for myself so that after a reformat I don't have to spend an hour going to each reg key. I plan on adding to it if I find something else smile.gif

Bare in mind.. I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit... so I'm not sure how or If it affects other windows versions.
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If I have a system with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 3GB dedicated ram and 16 GB of DDR3 Ram, Can I just turn page filing off?redface.gif
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If I have a system with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 3GB dedicated ram and 16 GB of DDR3 Ram, Can I just turn page filing off?redface.gif

definitely. i wouldn't hesitate smile.gif
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