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  1. #41


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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Kevin, the hiberfile I always delete on the SSD and the pagefile I reduce to 2GB. All other system files stay on the HDD. I move the user files to the HDD (or on 2 laptops to a USB stick). That way my systems are never bigger than 25GB.

    If Win8 has a smaller footprint to start with, a 30GB SSD should suffice for the desktop. For the laptop that would be tight unless you also use a large stick for the user files. My last 32GB stick was $20.
    I will see in this coming month or after if I can spare my budget obtaining one of 30 SSD but here for Patriot TORQX2 32GB still priced at $60. I do have 16 and 32 GB stick, one for Important personal back up and the other for playing movies with my LCD TV so that I can save more electricity though the LCD TV permanently connected to my desktop and laptop alternately.
    Wondering if there is any registry entries value for changing the default install of Program Files folder other than on C drive?
    There were times I just accidentally installed it directly to C drive.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    If you have a LOT of data, don't use a SSD drive for that. A good setup would be to have a SSD drive for Windows and apps; the User data files remain on a hard drive. That can easily be done with the Libraries, just remove the default save location in all of them and organize folders on your hard drive, link up the Libraries, and BAM!
    Yes you're right!
    Been doing it it since running XP series as feel I can play with the system but certainly never mess around with my precious work files. Do it also in my work place at the whole department and have it backed up regularly to Linux server

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  2. #42


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    Vista and Win7


    Wondering if there is any registry entries value for changing the default install of Program Files folder other than on C drive?
    I am sure there is, but I don't know it. Just be on the alert when you install big programs and redirect them to a folder on the HDD. The smaller programs take hardly any space anyhow.

    In my x86 program files I have 77 programs that take 3GBs. But I have no games.
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  3. #43


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)
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  4. #44


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Here's a mind shocker, Windows 7 and 8 can be installed within 7 gigs for a 32 bit version or 9 gigs for the 64 bit.....
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  5. #45


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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    Here's a mind shocker, Windows 7 and 8 can be installed within 7 gigs for a 32 bit version or 9 gigs for the 64 bit.....
    I know, that's why I was surprised to find that the factory install on this was a shade over 60 gigs (64-bit).

    I mean, I'd expected SOME shovel-ware, but c'mon.......Just cos it's got a 750 gig c-drive it doesn't mean I
    wanted it half-filled with rubbish right from the get-go.
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  6. #46


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    Those are good tutorial that might probably still work for Win8. I had only done with my library and need program files/program files (x86) redirected. But I have a thought it will be tough as in program files/(x86) there are a lot system related files located in [common files] folder.

    The rest are OK to me


    Kevin
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  7. #47


    You don't want indexes, page files or other rapidly changing system data on the SSD as SSDs have a limited read/write cycle lifespan, although this is improving.
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  8. #48


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    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by thatmanbrian View Post
    You don't want indexes, page files or other rapidly changing system data on the SSD as SSDs have a limited read/write cycle lifespan, although this is improving.
    I get confused over the pagefile.sys on my SSD. I run with 8gb ram and there are thoughts to kill it off or let it stay - depends who is writing the article. The pagefile.sys file of course mirrors the installed ram of 8gb which seems excessive imo. Is the thinking this should be moved to a 'regular' HD.
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  9. #49


    Don't try and move pagefile.sys or hiberfile.sys directly! The pagefile can be relocated to another drive in control panel/performance/advanced and hiberfile is the file windows creates to record your current work whilst in hibernate mode. So deal with that through the power settings.

    Oh and I always let windows decide the optimum size for my page file as after experimenting I found my own settings made no practical difference whatsoever!
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  10. #50


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    Win7 & 8 64bit / Linux Mint 14


    Quote Originally Posted by thatmanbrian View Post
    Don't try and move pagefile.sys or hiberfile.sys directly! The pagefile can be relocated to another drive in control panel/performance/advanced and hiberfile is the file windows creates to record your current work whilst in hibernate mode. So deal with that through the power settings.

    Oh and I always let windows decide the optimum size for my page file as after experimenting I found my own settings made no practical difference whatsoever!
    I never bother with hibernate on my main PC rig only on the laptop. Have tried different sizes for the pagefile in the past and there didn't appear to be any performance benefits or negatives so just let the system decide. May play with moving it to a physical drive and see what happens.
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