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  1. Posts : 18
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    Windows 10 Home and SSD


    Recently moved to Win 10 Home on SSD.
    Is it OK to disable Indexing and Prefetch?
    Any other useful tips?
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  2. lx07's Avatar
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    Don't do either - just take Windows 10 defaults.

    We are not in the year 2001, SSD's are not amazing new stuff and there is no need to second guess OS developers.
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  3. Samuria's Avatar
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    Most SSD makers provide a free util from there website which will set trim and check it's working at it's best
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  4. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
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    I mention this purely because there has been a reference to "trim" and I would not want you to be concerned about setting it up

    Windows own Disk Defragmenter [C:\Windows\System32\dfrgui.exe] can be scheduled to 'defrag' weekly or as you want.
    - Although it retains the established name 'defrag' it will merely trim [to be pedantic, "re-trim"] SSDs without any specific action being needed on your part.
    - Its established 'defrag' role takes place for conventional spinning disks only.
    - Windows knows how to spot the difference between an SSD and an HDD so you do not need to do anything to tell it how to behave with any of your disks.
    - Just to avoid any confusion later on, note that trim is performed monthly even if you set the Disk Defragmenter to run weekly. This is explained under the heading Scheduled task in defrag - Microsoft Docs

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  5. bro67's Avatar
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    Nope. Leave alone and enabled.
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  6. Posts : 18
    windows 10 home
    Thread Starter
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    Dear All,

    Thanks for responses.
    Obviously best left alone.
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  7. Posts : 99
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    potplayer said: View Post
    Recently moved to Win 10 Home on SSD.
    Is it OK to disable Indexing and Prefetch?
    Any other useful tips?
    It's fine to disable them.
    For a start I don't like indexing so I always disable that no matter what disk I use. There is no point in indexing my drives because I rarely use Search.
    Secondly, I also disable Prefetch and Superfetch. I would prefer windows not to waste CPU cycles on something I don't need. With a good SSD they make very little difference to loading times so, yes, sure, disable them all. Nothing will break and you will be saving CPU cycles for other things!
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  8. swarfega's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Windows 10 is optimised for SSDs.
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  9. CountMike's Avatar
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    davefaz said: View Post
    It's fine to disable them.
    For a start I don't like indexing so I always disable that no matter what disk I use. There is no point in indexing my drives because I rarely use Search.
    Secondly, I also disable Prefetch and Superfetch. I would prefer windows not to waste CPU cycles on something I don't need. With a good SSD they make very little difference to loading times so, yes, sure, disable them all. Nothing will break and you will be saving CPU cycles for other things!
    What about if you also have HDDs with programs installed on them and heavily used for data ? Wouldn't turning all that off or at least indexing slow whole system down ? They are relatively slow anyway.
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  10. spunk's Avatar
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    I turn off Indexing, because I don't use Search. If you use Search, indexing only slows a system down on the first index, after that it's just files that have changed, and that doesn't cause much of a slowdown,
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