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Registry Compact (SSD)
« on: May 06, 2016, 07:25:02 AM »
Registry Compact


Compacting the registry on SSD? Hm ?

11% fragmented (General)

Registry\User
High Fragmentation: 48% and 24 %

REGISTRY\MACHINE 10% and 12% and 14 %

etc.

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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2016, 09:27:18 AM »
For Win 7 TRIM looks after a SSD and is auto enabled, but the SATA ports need to be set to AHCI in the BIOS for this to happen.

To then ensure TRIM is enabled, run a cmd prompt as an admin and enter -

fsutil behaviour set DisableDeleteNotify 0

Or you could query its status with this cmd fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify and that will return a 0 if enabled and a 1 if not.

You will need to disable Defragmenter and I think I once read something about Hibernate needing to be disabled as well, but can't confirm that.

However, if you don't use Hibernate then you can turn it off with this elevated cmd which will also free up about 6GB or more on your HDD.

powercfg -h off

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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2016, 10:59:54 AM »
 talking about defragmenting the registry C:\Windows\regedit.exe in the SSD
I'm not talking about the fragmentation of the SSD !

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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2016, 03:08:13 PM »
You don't defrag SSDs - TRIM tidies those up.

If you want to defrag the registry then use the free Winmend Registry Defrag program.

http://www.winmend.com/registry-defrag/

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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2016, 12:11:40 AM »
One can certainly reduce the size of the registry (files). I take the following steps:

- Run MRUblaster. It removes all/A LOT OF the MRU (Most Recently Used) info/lists from the registry.
http://www.brightfort.com/mrublaster.html
- Then run Eusing's registry cleaner. Better than CCleaner.
http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_cleaner/registry_cleaner.htm
- Then run Eusing's registry defragmentation program.
http://www.eusing.com/free_registry_defrag/registry_defrag.htm
And then one MUST restart one's system.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2016, 12:24:17 AM by Willy2 »

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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2016, 02:21:02 AM »
I don't advocate using registry cleaners but running Disk Cleanup as an admin will clean out the WinSxS folder of old Windows updates and if never been done before can free up a few GBs, then run Winmend Registry Defrag.

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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2016, 10:15:15 AM »
- Does running the "Disk Clean Up" tool reduce the size of the registry ?

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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2016, 01:11:38 PM »
No, it's more about disk space but I've gotten into the habit of running Winmend after uninstalling a program which does leave a gap in the registry when using a 3rd party uninstaller.

I'll also run it after the monthly run of Disk Cleanup and before I defrag - sometimes the % can be high and other times not after the removal of old updates.

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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2016, 07:53:44 PM »
Boggin -
O&O Defrag 19 Automatically optimized:

SSDs: every 6 hours optimize with TRIM

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I don't advocate using registry cleaners but running Disk Cleanup as an admin will clean out the WinSxS folder of old Windows updates and if never been done before can free up a few GBs, then run Winmend Registry Defrag.


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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2016, 12:54:24 AM »
To have Disk Cleanup check the WinSxS folder in Win 7 for obsolete updates, the easiest way is to go Start - type disk cleanup - right click on Disk Cleanup and select Run as administrator, but it is dependent upon having an update released in October 2013.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/2852386

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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2016, 04:39:37 AM »
Start - type disk cleanup - right click on Disk Cleanup and select Run as administrator



All 0 bytes = nothing can not clean!
post#8


Code: [Select]
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Standalone Installer Windows Update
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The Update for Windows (KB2852386) already installed on your computer.


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OK
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ALL updates installed!
Except for the upgrade to Windows 10, etc.


« Last Edit: May 10, 2016, 04:43:13 AM by makinero »

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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2016, 12:23:17 PM »
I look at that winsxs folder as a double edged sword.. Its one of the greatest yet worst thing in windows....
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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2016, 01:51:24 PM »
Julian -

Disk C:
SSD 120GB
$Extend\$UsnJrnl:$J:$DATA
File size: 12,83 GB

I found a large file system.
An important system file???
How do I delete?

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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2016, 02:01:58 PM »
- EVERY file & folder that start with $ (e.g. "$Extend" & "$MFT") is important for the filing system. These are the socalled metadata files for the NTFS filing system.
- I have come across these files as well. Those files only seem to grow & grow as the HD has more and more files. Never found a way to reduce the size of those files.
- But one "Makinero" is not an average user, right ?

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Re: Registry Compact (SSD)
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2016, 03:30:21 PM »

- I have come across these files as well. Those files only seem to grow & grow as the HD has more and more files. Never found a way to reduce the size of those files.

I know a lot about the NTFS file system, but what you say is nonsense.
System disk is small and you are not is the drive in which stores data!

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- But one "Makinero" is not an average user, right ?
:cheesy: haha, yes.
fsutil usn deletejournal /D C:
« Last Edit: May 17, 2016, 04:03:44 PM by makinero »