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  1. Word Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,177
    Windows 10 Home
       23 Nov 2015 #10

    HHawk said: View Post
    ...However on my mother's PC (also running Windows 10) the SSD is not being shown, only her harddisk (which is being used for backups and pictures)?...
    Hi, HHawk. You might want to run, from an elevated (admin) command prompt:

    winsat formal

    and see if this reassessment by Windows then allows it to recognize the SSD properly for optimization.
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  2.    23 Nov 2015 #11

    Word Man said: View Post
    Hi, HHawk. You might want to run, from an elevated (admin) command prompt:

    winsat formal

    and see if this reassessment by Windows then allows it to recognize the SSD properly for optimization.
    Awesome man. That fixed it. Now it's showing up.
    Thank you once again.

    PS: I am gonna create a new thread for a different problem. Which couldn't be solved on a different forum. I have much more trust in this site. So hopefully this can be resolved as well.
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  3. Word Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,177
    Windows 10 Home
       23 Nov 2015 #12

    HHawk said: View Post
    Awesome man. That fixed it. Now it's showing up.
    Thank you once again.

    PS: I am gonna create a new thread for a different problem. Which couldn't be solved on a different forum. I have much more trust in this site. So hopefully this can be resolved as well.
    You're quite welcome, HHawk - glad that sorted it!
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  4. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       30 Nov 2015 #13

    Hey, new guy to the forums here, and I have a major problem in regards to defragmenting my Windows 10. I was one of those people who upgraded the OS directly from 7 on my Tower computer, and, as such, I don't have an SSD on my computer to help me defrag my OS.

    Does anyone know how to best defrag a Windows 10 with non-SSD drives? Thank you very much for the help (if any).
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  5. Word Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,177
    Windows 10 Home
       02 Dec 2015 #14

    Welcome, to TenForums, Xamusel.

    SSD stands for Solid-State Drive. Perhaps you misunderstood what we're talking about. HDD, would stand for Hard Disk Drive, i.e., one that spins magnetic platters and I suspect you may have on your PC.

    Windows 10 is likely set up by default to defragment and optimize your HDD(s) on a weekly basis and wouldn't normally be something for you to be overly concerned about.

    Let us know if I misinterpreted your question.
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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       02 Dec 2015 #15

    Actually... ever since I upgraded my PC from 7 to 10, my computer has gone progressively slower, most likely from the different fragments on the OS drive (which is drive C on my computer). When I try fixing it manually, it thinks that my computer uses Solid-State Drives, and tries fixing it that way. Only problem? I have an HDD for the OS drive. I don't know how to get it to work properly for an HDD... which is why I came here.

    Anyone have any idea how to fix this issue? I want to defragment and optimize my HDD, but it's a major issue for me, especially since I have zero idea how to get it to register my drives as HDD.

    Also, I'd share a screenshot of my computer's defragmentation program, but I don't remember how to take a screenshot with just the app I want to screenshot.
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       02 Dec 2015 #16

    Hello Xamusel, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    What brand and model number is your HDD?

    Are you sure that it's not a hybrid HDD/SSD?

    Step 1 in the tutorial below has links for options to take screenshots with.

    Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums
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  8. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       02 Dec 2015 #17

    Okay, so I just took the side of my tower computer apart, and found out that my HDD is a Western Digital brand. Model number is WD15EARX.

    Also, I wouldn't know how to determine if my computer is a hybrid, sadly... sorry about that.

    Thanks for the link, by the way, though I was more referring to how to do so from the keyboard side of things.
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  9. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       02 Dec 2015 #18

    It's not a hybrid.

    Have you tried connecting it to a different SATA port on the motherboard to see if it's then detected as HDD?

    Can you post a screenshot showing where it says it's a SSD?
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  10. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Home
       02 Dec 2015 #19

    Thanks for confirming it's not a hybrid.

    As for the connections... I'm not an IT guy, but I'll see if that helps, somehow (will need to turn the computer off and do it manually in order to do that).

    Also, the screenshot... hang on a sec, putting it into an attachment now.

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