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How do you exactly set your computer to NEVER SLEEP?

Also, I read that if the WEI score of my SSD is high (mine is max at 7.9) Windows will automatically turn off some of the features that are detrimental to the performance of the SSD. Which of these features are automatically turned off in this scenario? I think some of these are indicated in the how to of the original post but that's a manual way of turning them off. If they're automatically turned off by Windows I guess I don't need to bother fiddling with them.
Edited by kevindd992002 - 10/2/11 at 9:46pm
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002;15156366 
How do you exactly set your computer to NEVER SLEEP?
I think we can do better than just that. smile.gif
  1. Open the Start menu and type power options and press Enter
  2. Select "High performance". If you don't see it, then click this.
  3. Once you have "High performance" selected, click "Change plan settings" over to the right (this).
  4. When you see this (ignore the red circle for now) you can choose "Never" for both, or only for the 2nd one.
  5. Click "Save changes"
  6. Now you can click what is circled above (click "Change advanced power settings")
  7. From here on out, you may copy all of these settings:
  8. http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/PowerOptions6.png
  9. http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/PowerOptions7.png
  10. http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/PowerOptions8.png
  11. http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/PowerOptions9.png
  12. http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/PowerOptions10.png
  13. Now click "Apply" and then click OK

Now you can close the window that is referenced back in step 4 above. From this point forward you should have a system that never goes to sleep and one that never turns your SSD off. If you noticed that I don't have any options for Hibernation and Hybrid Sleep, that's because I disabled Hibernation.

I hope this helps!

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Originally Posted by kevindd992002;15156366 
Also, I read that if the WEI score of my SSD is high (mine is max at 7.9) Windows will automatically turn off some of the features that are detrimental to the performance of the SSD. Which of these features are automatically turned off in this scenario? I think some of these are indicated in the how to of the original post but that's a manual way of turning them off. If they're automatically turned off by Windows I guess I don't need to bother fiddling with them.
I personally don't know.
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post #493 of 577
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;15156906 
I think we can do better than just that. smile.gif
  1. Open the Start menu and type power options and press Enter
  2. Select "High performance". If you don't see it, then click this.
  3. Once you have "High performance" selected, click "Change plan settings" over to the right (this).
  4. When you see this (ignore the red circle for now) you can choose "Never" for both, or only for the 2nd one.
  5. Click "Save changes"
  6. Now you can click what is circled above (click "Change advanced power settings")
  7. From here on out, you may copy all of these settings:
  8. http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/PowerOptions6.png
  9. http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/PowerOptions7.png
  10. http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/PowerOptions8.png
  11. http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/PowerOptions9.png
  12. http://home.comcast.net/~twocables/PowerOptions10.png
  13. Now click "Apply" and then click OK

Now you can close the window that is referenced back in step 4 above. From this point forward you should have a system that never goes to sleep and one that never turns your SSD off. If you noticed that I don't have any options for Hibernation and Hybrid Sleep, that's because I disabled Hibernation.

I hope this helps!



I personally don't know.

Thanks man!

I don't have the "put the computer sleep" option mainly because I haven't installed my GPU drivers yet. I'm sure that not installing these drivers won't let you see some of the settings in the power options control panel. It's just that in the guide in the original post, it was stated there that you should perform the steps there immediately AFTER Windows 7 installation which means that you still don't have the GPU drivers installed. This is the reason why I was wondering where to go to be able to put the computer to sleep smile.gif I think you have to do this after you install most of the drivers, yes?
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Originally Posted by kevindd992002;15157659 
Thanks man!

I don't have the "put the computer sleep" option mainly because I haven't installed my GPU drivers yet. I'm sure that not installing these drivers won't let you see some of the settings in the power options control panel. It's just that in the guide in the original post, it was stated there that you should perform the steps there immediately AFTER Windows 7 installation which means that you still don't have the GPU drivers installed. This is the reason why I was wondering where to go to be able to put the computer to sleep smile.gif I think you have to do this after you install most of the drivers, yes?
His guide isn't the best, I'm afraid. Unfortunately, he's no longer around to update it.

Install all the drivers you need from here on out, and then do whatever tweaks you want.
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;15158575 
His guide isn't the best, I'm afraid. Unfortunately, he's no longer around to update it.

Install all the drivers you need from here on out, and then do whatever tweaks you want.

who has the best guide now?
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Originally Posted by Sc4r3d;15163064 
who has the best guide now?
The best guide would go something along these lines:
1. Disconnect all drives other than the SSD
2. Install Windows to the SSD
3. Reconnect all other drives
4. Enjoy your super fast OS drive!

Other steps which you can take are disable system restore. This will prevent system restore points taking up loads of space on the SSD. BUT absolutely don't disable it without an alternative image or backup plan. Personally I use Macrium Reflect Free and FreeFileSync.

Some people also disable their pagefile altogether but I prefer to resize it to some reasonable amount and just leave it. Mine is currently 2GB.

Frankly that's all I do and it's all I would recommend most people do. The more complex guides generate a lot of hits but are largely over the top. SSDs are not so fragile we have to worry about every little write and we certainly don't need to worry about the more extreme options of preventing log files writing a few tens of K per day.
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Originally Posted by infected rat;15163739 
The best guide would go something along these lines:
1. Disconnect all drives other than the SSD
2. Install Windows to the SSD
3. Reconnect all other drives
4. Enjoy your super fast OS drive!

Other steps which you can take are disable system restore. This will prevent system restore points taking up loads of space on the SSD. BUT absolutely don't disable it without an alternative image or backup plan. Personally I use Macrium Reflect Free and FreeFileSync.

Some people also disable their pagefile altogether but I prefer to resize it to some reasonable amount and just leave it. Mine is currently 2GB.

Frankly that's all I do and it's all I would recommend most people do. The more complex guides generate a lot of hits but are largely over the top. SSDs are not so fragile we have to worry about every little write and we certainly don't need to worry about the more extreme options of preventing log files writing a few tens of K per day.

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Originally Posted by Sc4r3d;15163064 
who has the best guide now?
I just mean that it needs many clarifications. It's kind of a mess. Fortunately, it's nowhere near as bad/messy/confusing/overwhelming as another guide here on OCN which I will not mention in public.

Quote:
Originally Posted by infected rat;15163739 
The best guide would go something along these lines:
1. Disconnect all drives other than the SSD
2. Install Windows to the SSD
3. Reconnect all other drives
4. Enjoy your super fast OS drive!

Other steps which you can take are disable system restore. This will prevent system restore points taking up loads of space on the SSD. BUT absolutely don't disable it without an alternative image or backup plan. Personally I use Macrium Reflect Free and FreeFileSync.

Some people also disable their pagefile altogether but I prefer to resize it to some reasonable amount and just leave it. Mine is currently 2GB.

Frankly that's all I do and it's all I would recommend most people do. The more complex guides generate a lot of hits but are largely over the top. SSDs are not so fragile we have to worry about every little write and we certainly don't need to worry about the more extreme options of preventing log files writing a few tens of K per day.
This.

I think that if I were in control over this thread, then I would try to make it clear that the only people who need to worry are those who own older SSDs like the original Vertex or older.
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post #499 of 577
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Originally Posted by TwoCables;15169638 
I just mean that it needs many clarifications. It's kind of a mess. Fortunately, it's nowhere near as bad/messy/confusing/overwhelming as another guide here on OCN which I will not mention in public.

So much hate towards Kshirza tongue.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables;15169638 
I think that if I were in control over this thread, then I would try to make it clear that the only people who need to worry are those who own older SSDs like the original Vertex or older.

I would PM the OP or ask moderator to give you the rights to edit this thread, TwoCables! Make it look beautiful tongue.gif
post #500 of 577
Quote:
Originally Posted by XSCounter;15169960 
So much hate towards Kshirza tongue.gif
I don't have any hate for him, just the guide. There are way too many people who have followed it and ended up with nothing but problems.

Quote:
Originally Posted by XSCounter;15169960 
I would PM the OP or ask moderator to give you the rights to edit this thread, TwoCables! Make it look beautiful tongue.gif
Enigma8750 is no longer a member here.

I also don't want to take over this thread as it feels like too much work right now.
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