Is there a free automated script that will optimize Windows 7 software to minimize writes to my SSD?

Joseph Videtto February 3, 2013
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Is there a freely available automated script that will optimize my Windows 7 software for minimizing writes to my SSD ?

I’m about to by my second SSD, and I remember spending quite a bit of time following the instructions in one of the excellent MUO articles about how to extend the life of your SSD by turning off operating system and browser features that perform un-needed or excessive writes to the SSD.

I’d like to do the same for the next SSD I buy – but it would be great if it took less time. Especially because I’m about to install several of these SSD’s in about 20 machines in my school. Other than making a whole new Win7 operating sysm image with said features turned off (I don’t have the position or priviliges to do such) – how could I most quickly implement these changes on 30 machines ?

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  1. ha14
    February 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

    see if you can do some batch work with Advanced System Tweaker (Tweaking.com - Advanced System Tweaker is a central hub for any kind of tweak or anything else that can be done via registry files, commands and vbscript files) and deploy on machines
    http://www.tweaking.com/content/page/advanced_system_tweaker.html

  2. ha14
    February 4, 2013 at 9:26 am

    if you want to launch the script remotely
    PsExec v1.98
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx

    Running Windows Scripts Remotely
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMJrVbcCnDQ

    Remotely execute cmd.exe commands on multiple computers
    http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/scriptcenter/56962f03-0243-4c83-8cdd-88c37898ccc4

    Using a Windows Batch / cmd file to copy perform multiple copy operation across multiple Windows XP workstations
    http://www.techietips.net/Automaticallycopy-file-multiple-remote-Windows-XP-clients.html

  3. Wong Wee
    February 4, 2013 at 6:52 am
  4. Jan Fritsch
    February 4, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Usually all you have to do is run the Windows performance index. If your SSD scores above (I believe) 6.5 then Windows will do most stuff automatically (disable defragmentation, SuperFetch, ReadyBoost).

    Everything else is life vs. performance. For example you could disable the paging file on the SSD and put it on a hard drive. But then again, the paging operations are one of the things an SSD is perfectly fitted for in terms of performance. The same applies for any other fluctuating data like temporary files and browser caches.

    I'm not aware of a single tool doing "everything". I believe the easiest thing to do is write your own script for these changes. Usually you can perform everything with a language as simple as a batch file and some registry (,reg) file.