Interesting story, Windows is NOT an OS you install and use for months and years!
My HDD partitioning is always : C 50GB - D 25 GB - E Rest of space
C is Windows and D is a single file, an image of C made by Acronis TrueImage or anything else.
Restore in 2~4 minutes! I have a fresh intact Windows installation image and a 2nd one with all drivers + software.
2nd one is used most of the time, 1st one is used just in lieu of fresh Windows re-installation from DVD!
Saves time and burner, and every few days, I restore to the 2nd full image, Windows performance is visibly decreasing over time with heavy workloads, is that too hard to find?!
i have tried n tested it over many years in its various versions and like i said its worked flawlessly, that's why i thought others may like it.
so not sure why its done what you say it has, very strange.
if i don't like anything its done I just untick it and hit apply again, it has always gone back to the old setting
There was another program like that, can't remember now exactly which one that allowed verbose BOOT so I thought it was this one. That verbose BOOT is pretty useful thing, it lists all the processes during boot time.
8.1 would use up to 3 GB with just the OS running. 10 uses from 1.4 to 2 GB when running.
No need to start mucking in areas that the OS will change the settings on as it is running.
Now the manufacturers of the SSD's have realized that leaving at least 10 GB unformated, will also allow the hardware to better maintain allocating when a bad RAM bit is found.
Same here. But........This version is far from perfect as it comes with some of the boxes pre-set and since this program basically toggles registry entries you often end up with the exact opposite of what you'd expect it to do. Ergo, caveat emptor.i have tried n tested it over many years in its various versions and like i said its worked flawlessly, that's why i thought others may like it.
Correct but contrary what most users think not all drives require you (the user) to set an area for over provisioning though.Now the manufacturers of the SSD's have realized that leaving at least 10 GB unformated, will also allow the hardware to better maintain allocating when a bad RAM bit is found.
E.g. latest Sandforce controlled SSD don't require you to do anything.
Either way modern SSDs have come a long way. I wouldn't worry about them, just look at the MTBF figures to convince yourself. Plus they're much less prone to physical damage than HDD's anyhow.
I have an old computer with XP installed in January 2008. Until about 3 years ago it was in daily use and had many application installs and uninstalls. Recently I noticed the uptime was 49 days. Problems have been minimal. The computer was used when I bought it, manufactured about 2005. I don't think I have replaced anything other the CMOS battery.
I also have a 6 GB drive bought in 1998. Still runs with no SMART warnings. In it's early years usage was quite heavy.
My system as right now:
W7 Pro Retail >Sp1 > W8 > W8.1 > W10 all upgrades/updates since first W7 clean install. Many HW changes since than too.
- The Calculator and Network Manager somehow got "borked" (2012)
- I got a new HDD and I decided that I might as well perform a clean install (2013)
The 2012 reinstall still runs properly when I plug in the old HDD (replaced in 2013).
The dual boot XP install (created in January 2010) also still runs correctly.
I had to re-image my W7 PC last month, after I discovered that I had accidentally installed a "Get W10" update.
After I uninstalled it, I noticed that various system windows were screwed up.
I don't consider re-imaging as reinstalling.
So I'm still on my 2013 install, from a certain point of view.
As for XP, after I started using FF instead of IE6 in 2006, I didn't have to reinstall it, until I created the dual boot setup with W7 in 2010.