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Hey Sean, first of all awesome guide! I've got a question regarding page file, do they still recommend the page file to be 1.5x that of RAM? My rig has 6Gb of RAM so page file is currently set to 9Gb, is this unnecessary? Thanks.
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Hey Sean, first of all awesome guide! I've got a question regarding page file, do they still recommend the page file to be 1.5x that of RAM? My rig has 6Gb of RAM so page file is currently set to 9Gb, is this unnecessary? Thanks.

What?! I didn't know about this rule and besides it is stupid. Usually paging file is set by the OS to be the same amount as your RAM but never 50% higher than the total amount. Also, read the OP for the recommendations regarding page file.
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Make all files unhidden
To unhide files in Windows 7, I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below.
a. Start Button
b. Control Panel
c. Click on Appearance and Personalization
d. Click on Folder Options
e. Go to the tab View
f. Check “Hidden files and folders: Show all files and folders”
g. Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)”
h. Click “Apply” and then “OK”.
i. Then right click on the files that you want to unhide and then click on Properties.
j. In General tab uncheck Hidden and then click on Apply and then Ok.
Once you do that is there a hiberfil.sys or a pagefile.sys?
Go through my maintenance section. Also, use space sniffer.
OK, when you get back let me know. Post a screenshot of disk part after you type list disk it should show all teh drives in your system and next to the drive it should have a * under a column GPT for your OS array.

You can skip steps a-c by pressing the ALT button in a folder then edit(or view can't remember and not on Win7) >folder options.

ALT brings down the folder menu when in a folder, fyi smile.gif.

lol, yep. I just copy pasted it from a google search XD
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Duh, how did i not think of hidden files! Blonde moment!

Ill try tonight cheers sean.

PS 'Space Sniffer' what a great name!biggrin.gif
alright. smile.gif
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Hey Sean, first of all awesome guide! I've got a question regarding page file, do they still recommend the page file to be 1.5x that of RAM? My rig has 6Gb of RAM so page file is currently set to 9Gb, is this unnecessary? Thanks.
Usually if you have say 2GB or higher it is automatically set to teh GB of ram you have so it is 1:1 now. I have 8GB of RAM and set mine to 1GB. You can do the same if you like, it is basically there if you need it.
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What?! I didn't know about this rule and besides it is stupid. Usually paging file is set by the OS to be the same amount as your RAM but never 50% higher than the total amount. Also, read the OP for the recommendations regarding page file.
lol
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I just saw Patroit SSD on sale and Corsair. Also short time sale SanDisk. Does SanDisk suck? Or should i lean towards Patriot or Corsair or wait and save for another better INtel SSD? I wanna go bigger SSD space. Been considering a minor upgrade again now that new games are coming this summer and mostly FALL. I just wanna plan ahead and could use your best advice Sean. I want the best SSD to afford and last!


Nevermind on SanDisk. Those are for laptops lol. However these other two for Desktops yes.
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Nevermind on SanDisk. Those are for laptops lol. However these other two for Desktops yes.

Umm... you can use either for both? Laptop vs Desktop there is no difference in the drive only what comes in the box, ie: 2.5 bracket.

Samsung 830 256GB is having a Newegg sale for today, get it for $300.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147164
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I didn't even think of that. Of course, duh me. Also wanted Sean to look at this thread. http://thessdreview.com/ssd-guides/optimization-guides/the-ssd-optimization-guide-2/

I saw something new that you can do but i refused to try it WITHOUT asking the expert guy before doing anything. I heard you can move Temp folders to your hard drive instead of having it on your SSD since it always writes a lot of junk.

This is what the guy said.

Awesome Guide thanks.

I would also recommend you change your windows temp folder to another drive as this also writes a lot of junk.

Right click my computer -> properties -> advanced system settings -> environment variables

edit:

temp & tmp

to secondary drive.


Is this true? Would this hurt OS in any form? I would love your input sir! Also problem is this guy didn't really fully explain where or how exactly you EDIT these. I know you edit the pathway but it's a little confusing in some of the areas because there's so much you could edit and wasn't SURE which. I just know you edit to the other hard drive but wasn't sure if this even GONNA help? Surprised this wasn't in Sean's guide or i may have missed it?
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Sean, if I buy a box/retail Windows 7 Professional w/o SP1 and I download the direct Digital River download 64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1, will the product key of the box/retail Windows 7 Professional w/o SP1 work?
 
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Windows updates come with the SP1 i believe. Why would you want to install Windows 7 OS without SP1. It has extra updates and security fixes. Also why are you buying digital if you're gonna buy the box anyways? I'm confused here.
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Windows updates come with the SP1 i believe. Why would you want to install Windows 7 OS without SP1. It has extra updates and security fixes. Also why are you buying digital if you're gonna buy the box anyways? I'm confused here.

Means I already have an unused box/retail Windows 7 Professional w/o SP1 w/c I'm to giving to a friend but since updating to SP1 takes time due to his crappy intenet, I'm just trying to shorten his downtime when installing Windows 7 then updating so we can game as soon as possible.
 
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Sean, if I buy a box/retail Windows 7 Professional w/o SP1 and I download the direct Digital River download 64-bit Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1, will the product key of the box/retail Windows 7 Professional w/o SP1 work?

Yes the product key is fine. An win7 Pro key matches any win7 Pro install disk.
I have a box Home edition version. I downloaded the latest Home edition SP1 install disk to make life easier.
A key is a key.
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