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What is the Format option in Windows 7 when installing from Custom? Do I need to use it? I just deleted the partition and installed. Should I of used the Format first?
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I have a question about superfetch, from what I understand it preloads frequently used files to RAM for faster loading, SSD's are fast no doubt about it but wouldnt it be even better if those frequently used files are already preloaded to RAM since its even faster?

Does superfecth perform a lot of writes ?
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What is the Format option in Windows 7 when installing from Custom? Do I need to use it? I just deleted the partition and installed. Should I of used the Format first?
Windows automatically will format for you. Doesn't matter.

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I have a question about superfetch, from what I understand it preloads frequently used files to RAM for faster loading, SSD's are fast no doubt about it but wouldnt it be even better if those frequently used files are already preloaded to RAM since its even faster?

Does superfecth perform a lot of writes ?

Not really, boot is a second quicker with it disabled, system uses less RAM, files will be loaded when needed when disabled instead of automatically and it doesn't affect performance.

Not really dsure on writes. heard it does, but not sure tho it doesn't really matter. Windows automatically disabled Superfetch anyways.
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Windows automatically will format for you. Doesn't matter.

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Windows automatically will format for you. Doesn't matter.
Not really, boot is a second quicker with it disabled, system uses less RAM, files will be loaded when needed when disabled instead of automatically and it doesn't affect performance.
Not really dsure on writes. heard it does, but not sure tho it doesn't really matter. Windows automatically disabled Superfetch anyways.

Does Superfetch have any effect on the loading of the icons of all files? It's just that I noticed that when I go to my directory that contains a lot of installer programs (each file with icons on them), they always load sequentially (one after the other) for a second or so. It's annoying and I don't know what's the problem. When they are already loaded, they stay loaded (no loading anymore) until I restart the computer again.
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Windows automatically will format for you. Doesn't matter.
Not really, boot is a second quicker with it disabled, system uses less RAM, files will be loaded when needed when disabled instead of automatically and it doesn't affect performance.
Not really dsure on writes. heard it does, but not sure tho it doesn't really matter. Windows automatically disabled Superfetch anyways.

Does Superfetch have any effect on the loading of the icons of all files? It's just that I noticed that when I go to my directory that contains a lot of installer programs (each file with icons on them), they always load sequentially (one after the other) for a second or so. It's annoying and I don't know what's the problem. When they are already loaded, they stay loaded (no loading anymore) until I restart the computer again.
No clue.
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No clue.

Never had that problem?
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No clue.

Never had that problem?
With my HDD I noticed it a lot. However, now not much, but the taskbar icons do load up left to right for me going from white to what they should.
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Windows automatically will format for you. Doesn't matter.
Not really, boot is a second quicker with it disabled, system uses less RAM, files will be loaded when needed when disabled instead of automatically and it doesn't affect performance.
Not really dsure on writes. heard it does, but not sure tho it doesn't really matter. Windows automatically disabled Superfetch anyways.

Boot tracing shows no difference with it enabled or disabled as for windows install, I've never seen it disable by default, maybe the latest ISO released by MS has it automatically disabled on SSD's but the one I got from MSDN with SP1 does not disable it automatically.

I think it does a hell a lot of writes, I just enabled it again today and Im already at 12Gb written
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