Monday , 21 April 2014
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The Windows 7 Optimization Guide

Welcome to The SSD Review and congratulations on finding the internet’s most sought after resource in the optimization of Windows 7, The Windows 7 Optimization Guide.

The Windows 7 Optimization Guide consists of several optimizations that will increase the performance of your Windows 7 environment, these ranging from very simple to somewhat advanced in nature.  All optimizations have been laid out in a very easily understandable format, and many with detailed explanations as to reasoning for that ‘tweak’.


To start, there is absolutely no need to optimize Windows 7 as it is an excellent operating system straight out of the package.  Having said that, there are a number of ‘tips and tricks’ that will help you along in fine tuning your Windows 7 installation.  Many of these range from very simple to complex and we have attempted to lay each out in a fashion that is easily understandable to all.

The Windows 7 Optimization Guide is dedicated to those of us who get stuck and continue trying to solve a problem, only to realize at 3:30am that they have to be up for work in an hour or so.


Before going any further, we think it is fair to advise that there is no need to optimize your computer, once you have installed Windows 7 and you will still realize an amazing performance increase from your previous OS. Although we have done our best to explain our optimization choices and the procedure for each, following any of the optimizations listed is of your own choice and we cannot be held responsible for any system problems or damage that may occur to your computer.

Optimizations range from extremely simple to rather complicated where the reader is shown methods of altering their systems registry and, unfortunately, we haven’t all the same skill level to perform all optimizations. If you choose to complete the optimizations, please be careful and follow this Guide exactly.

Last but not least, the following optimizations have been proven to significantly increase the performance of an OS and many have returned with words of thanks which may attest to the Guides success.


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Should you make a mistake, we have found that there are four escapes to any mistake made as a result of trying these tweaks:

  • Call on the experience of the site and members who have been through similar ordeals and have the knowledge and background to assist;
  • Reboot your computer while quickly tapping F8. This will bring you into the Advanced Boot Options where you can select options such as ‘Repair Your Computer’, ‘Last Known Good Configuration’ or booting into ‘Safe Mode’ where you can do a ‘System Restore’ to an earlier time;
  • Reboot your computer with your Windows 7 disk in the drive.  Boot to the disk select the installation you want and then click on ‘repair’; or
  • Complete a clean install of Windows 7 which, although time intensive, will confirm that your problem is solved and the system is in tip-top shape.

Our website contains a SSD Forum Page with some of the greatest computer minds in the business.  One of the most important things one can do before starting this process is to register and know that our team is there should the unexpected occur.

About Les Tokar

is a technology nut and Founder of The SSD Review. His early work includes the first consumer SSD review along with MS Vista, Win 7 and SSD Optimization Guides. Les is fortunate to, not only evaluate and provide opinion on consumer and enterprise solid state storage but also, travel the world in search of new technologies and great friendships. Google+
  • Rudd

    hi great guide i am fan of computer electronics myself. I have question about windows 7. I wanted to install clean installation of win 7 on my father laptop but i dont have windows 7 installation disk. the recovery system is hidden on the recovery partition and its full of useless apps. the question is how to make windows 7 dvd out of the recovery partition, is it possible.

  • Ian Weydert

    Just a note on the pagefile; if the pagefile is disabled completely on the C: drive the system will not generate crashdumps. The pagefile must be as large as the system memory for the system memory dump to generate. I leave it up to user preference whether system dumps should be saved. I prefer it myself, but I think being aware of the effects of disabling the pagefile are more valuable than memory dumps themselves.

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