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Solved win 8.1 ssd indexing and general optimisation question


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hey guys, thx to this forum im able to reinstall my win 8.1 on my laptop smoothly :)

now i have a couple question regarding optimisation of ssd.

1. is turning off indexing really necessary? the global search on start wont be able to find control panel settings if i disable search index for system(C) (the ssd drive). its only search on the drive D which is my data drive. is there a workaround for this?

2. i dont really want to turn off system restore , because it helped me before. can i place restore files for the system drive anywhere else? maybe on data D ?

3. what do you guys think abut hibernation? should i disable it?

these are my question regarding using ssd, more to come.


spec:
intel i5 m460
drive 1 sandisk ultra plus 250 gb
drive 2 WD blue 1 tb 5400 rpm
gpu ati mobility radeon 5730
 
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Ztruker

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Why are you thinking of disabling these two features? Are you following a tutorial that tells you to do this? If so, can you provide a link to it?
 

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topgundcp

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1. is turning off indexing really necessary? the global search on start wont be able to find control panel settings if i disable search index for system(C) (the ssd drive). its only search on the drive D which is my data drive. is there a workaround for this?
It's not necessary. However, I always turn it off and disable Windows Search service as part of optimization and using a light weight search engine such as: Everything Search Engine. It is a lot faster than Windows Search. Over time, the Windows search keep indexing its database in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb. this Windows.edb can keep growing up to many GB's and slow down your system.
Please read this and decide yourself: How to clear out the Windows.edb file in Windows 8 - Microsoft Community

2. i dont really want to turn off system restore , because it helped me before. can i place restore files for the system drive anywhere else? maybe on data D ?
Here's another one I don't care about and again it's part of optimization, System Restore does take system resource and disk space. But in place of that, I always keep at least a couple of backups (Original and current working Windows). If anything ever goes wrong such as: cannot boot, virus, malwares, incompatible drivers etc... it only takes me about 10 minutes to get back online and this is another good practice to only have C: drive containing Windows, things like Email, Data, Pictures, Music, Videos are on other drives.
 
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Why are you thinking of disabling these two features? Are you following a tutorial that tells you to do this? If so, can you provide a link to it?
there are may foating on the net

for example this one:

The SSD Optimization Guide Redesigned | The SSD Review

the main objective are normally to improve the lifespan of the ssd.

1. is turning off indexing really necessary? the global search on start wont be able to find control panel settings if i disable search index for system(C) (the ssd drive). its only search on the drive D which is my data drive. is there a workaround for this?
It's not necessary. However, I always turn it off and disable Windows Search service as part of optimization and using a light weight search engine such as: Everything Search Engine. It is a lot faster than Windows Search. Over time, the Windows search keep indexing its database in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb. this Windows.edb can keep growing up to many GB's and slow down your system.
Please read this and decide yourself: How to clear out the Windows.edb file in Windows 8 - Microsoft Community

2. i dont really want to turn off system restore , because it helped me before. can i place restore files for the system drive anywhere else? maybe on data D ?
Here's another one I don't care about and again it's part of optimization, System Restore does take system resource and disk space. But in place of that, I always keep at least a couple of backups (Original and current working Windows). If anything ever goes wrong such as: cannot boot, virus, malwares, incompatible drivers etc... it only takes me about 10 minutes to get back online and this is another good practice to only have C: drive containing Windows, things like Email, Data, Pictures, Music, Videos are on other drives.
ok i understand , ill just let the indexing disabled , at least for my system drive.

and creating a windows system image is a better idea than making system restore point over and over again.
which program do you use for the windows backup?
 

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    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Brewed
    CPU
    I7 4970K OC'ed @4.7 GHz
    Motherboard
    MSI-Z97
    Memory
    16 GB G-Skill Trident X @2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
    Sound Card
    X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional Series
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    Dual HP-W2408
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    256 GB M2 sm951, (2) 500GB 850EVO, 5TB, 2 TB Seagate
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    Antec 850W
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    Antec 1200
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    Danger Den H20
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