Monday, January 14, 2008

A faster NTFS file system



You probably use the NTFS file system (see the properties of your C: partition). You can improve performance by making some changes in the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Filesystem
Change the following registry values, as you wish:

DisableNTFSLastAccessUpdate = 1 (last file access is no longer
registered).

NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation = 1 (no more double filenames:
long names and the old 8.3 variant (the 8.3 file notation is used for the older
Windows versions).

NtfsMftZoneReservation = 2 (if there are many files on a
partition, the master file table (MFT) can get fragmented, with this tweak there
will be no more fragmenting of the file master file table (default value = 1,
range 1-4).


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The Windows Registry is a database which stores settings and options for Microsoft Windows operating systems. It contains normally information and settings for hardware, operating system software, most non-operating system software, and per-user settings. Registry is used to optimize the security, enhance the functionality, modify the functioning of any software OR settings and many more.

In this blog I have tried to collect all the tweaks and hacks available on various website. I have tested many of these hacks before posting but still I would suggest you to take backup of your registry before trying any of these tweaks and if anything goes wrong while trying these hacks I or this blog will not be held responsible.

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