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 Post subject: Questions concerning Tweak-SSD
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:05 pm 
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Scott, I have downloaded and installed Tweak-SSD. At the present time, I have two questions concerning the software:

1. Can Tweak-SSD be used safely with Windows XP and Windows Vista?

2. Is it a particularly good idea to utilize every single one of Tweak-SSD's recommendations when it comes to SSD system optimization? (No offense, but I'd rather have Windows hibernation enabled even though I currently have my system set to go into S3 mode after 15 minutes of idle time.)


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 Post subject: Re: Questions concerning Tweak-SSD
 Post Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:00 pm 
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I don't recommend Tweak-SSD. Instead I would use the software provided by the drive manufacturer. Windows 7 and later automatically recognizes and configures the OS for an SSD, for XP and Vista I previously posted my recommendations here: viewtopic.php?p=13817#p13817

For XP and Vista you will especially want the utility from the drive manufacturer (e.g. Intel, Samsung) to periodically run the TRIM command. These utilities will normally also check and/or optimize other OS settings. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Questions concerning Tweak-SSD
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:33 am 
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I've uninstalled Tweak-SSD. No offense, Scott, but why did you bring up Tweak-SSD in the most recent edition of Upgrading and Repairing PCs if you don't recommend it?


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 Post subject: Re: Questions concerning Tweak-SSD
 Post Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:21 am 
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Unfortunately I wrote that before they upgraded the software to version 2.x. The current version doesn't support operating systems before Windows 7 and the TRIM functionality requires the paid version. For Vista and earlier I recommend the free utilities from the drive manufacturer to perform TRIM and other basic optimizations (e.g. disabling defrag). Scott.


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