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Are there any common performance tweaks for a fresh windows 7 install?
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Not that I can think of. Win7 is pretty good the way it is.

If you wanna get the best performance, go to:

Control Panel>Performance Information and Tools>Adjust Visual Effects and then select the "Best Performance Button"

That pretty much fixes almost everything. I'm sure there are some registry tweaks but that may only make minor differences or kill your OS.
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There are tons. Just Google "windows 7 tweaks" and you'll get a solid list. There's a good amount of bloat and indexing changes you can make to get a nice boost.

edit: If a guide recommends disabling SuperFetch, I would advise against it. You can safely turn off Pre-fetch (in the registry somewhere, IIRC), but keep Super-fetch on.
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Why should Superfetch be left alone?
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Why should Superfetch be left alone?
Because people realized that when they disabled SF years ago in Vista, there was more memory available. They didn't realize what the memory was actually being used for. The testing procedures have gotten smarter since then. The caching is immensely useful in the current architecture. Most guides have been updated to advise against disabling it.

Here are a couple articles that I just swiped real quick:

http://www.windows7hacker.com/index....-in-windows-7/
http://blog.tune-up.com/myth-buster/...is-a-bad-idea/
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Because people realized that when they disabled SF years ago in Vista, there was more memory available. They didn't realize what the memory was actually being used for. The testing procedures have gotten smarter since then. The caching is immensely useful in the current architecture. Most guides have been updated to advise against disabling it.

Here are a couple articles that I just swiped real quick:

http://www.windows7hacker.com/index....-in-windows-7/
http://blog.tune-up.com/myth-buster/...is-a-bad-idea/
Well yeah, I wouldn't disable it if I didn't have a solid state drive. I mean, solid state drives are fast enough that having Superfetch enabled is redundant; it doesn't make enough of a difference to matter. You have a solid state drive, so try it for yourself: disable it, reboot, and then go about your usual routine and see if there's a noticeable difference.
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Well yeah, I wouldn't disable it if I didn't have a solid state drive. I mean, solid state drives are fast enough that having Superfetch enabled is redundant; it doesn't make enough of a difference to matter. You have a solid state drive, so try it for yourself: disable it, reboot, and then go about your usual routine and see if there's a noticeable difference.
I did.

Used to have it disabled. Read about the new research a few months back and reenabled it. Noticed performance gains immediately.
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K. Then I'll do the same I guess.

However, do you know that it performs a ton of writes every day?
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K. Then I'll do the same I guess.
Let me know how it goes . There are two reasons why:

1) not everything is saved to the SSD and;
2) RAM is still faster anyway. Given that it's volatile and all.
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It performs a ton of writes every single day.

After all, memory isn't permanent storage.
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