Windows 7 Detect SSD

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  1. mdsharpe

    mdsharpe

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    Hi,

    I have been reading about Windows 7 and its ability to "detect" an SSD and make some tweaks accordingly. I believe this includes disabling defrag and turning off superfetch, amongst other things.

    This doesn't appear to be happening for my Aspire One A110. I have manually disabled defragmentation but I'd love to have the full Windows 7 SSD experience. Does anyone know how to prompt or force Windows 7 to detect the SSD?

    As an additional note I tried disabling the Superfetch service but this also disabled my ability to use Readyboost with my SD card. I suspect that if Windows is disabling it automatically, it would do so in a more refined way that allows Readyboost to continue to function!

    Thanks,

    Matt
     
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    Actually the defrag thing is the only thing that does not work yet on Win7. Quite forgivable since it's not yet final. The rest is working.... how do I know? Notice how Win7 works so well in NTFS on the slow SSD of the AAO, hehehe. Try that on XP and it CRAWLS.... Windows 7 runs so well on NTFS on the SSD AAO, that you know the optimizations are indeed there. ;)
     
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    Cool, thanks for the reply mate. I haven't tried XP on this machine so I guess I don't know how bad it was by comparison? ;)
     
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    Since the BIOS for the A110 does not recognize the SD cards then I doubt Win 7 will either.
     
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    Oh btw, readyboost does function. What build are you using? Use build 7077 and up. RC1(7100) being the latest official release. There are some builds wherein readyboost did not work. Avoid those.
     
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    Did you mean recognize as boot devices? Then yes, the A110 cannot boot from the SD slot. But Windows 7 detects both SD slots and are functional within the OS.
     
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    Yes I meant Windows 7 wont detect the SD as a boot device I am sure it will see the SD card as storage device.
     
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    I am not having a problem with readyboost (and it does help!).
    The reason I mentioned it is because if you disable the superfetch service it also disables readyboost.
     
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    Oh ok. That explains is. Yup, that's true, you need to enable superfetch in order for readyboost to work.
     
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