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Verify TRIM Command is enabled on Windows 7

Open the Command Prompt (Start > type in the search box “cmd” > right click on the cmd.exe and left click “Run as Administrator”)

To verify the TRIM command is enabled, type the following and press enter in the Elevated command:

fsutil behavior query disabledeletenotify

The results will be as follows: DisableDeleteNotify = 1 (Windows TRIM commands are disabled) DisableDeleteNotify = 0 (Windows TRIM commands are enabled)

To enable the TRIM command, type the following and press enter in the Elevated command:

fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 0

To disable the TRIM command, type the following and press enter in the Elevated command:

fsutil behavior set disabledeletenotify 1

Hope this helps,

Ricky

Source: Kingston Tech Support

Windows 8 Upgrade with clean installation option

Windows 8 just came out on 10/26 and people who bought the Windows 7 PC recently are eligible to buy the Windows 8 Upgrade for $15 comparing at $69.99 somewhere else for now (Office Depot, Staples, Frys, Best Buy, Microcenter). This is just an offer from Microsoft and you DO NOT have to install this Windows 8 Upgrade on the the computer you bought–just FYI. According to Microsoft, you will be able to install this W8 Upgrade on a PC from XP SP3 to 7.

Here we go,

  1. You need to redeem the offer through the website, http://www.windowsupgradeoffer.com (you have to pick your region, your name, email address, where you bought it)
  2. Follow the steps on the website to download and pay $15 for the product key.
  3. If you wish to install this Windows 8 Pro Upgrade to “custom build” or fresh installation without previous installed Windows, follow these steps below:
  • Make sure you have the Internet connection for the following activation step
  • Install Windows 8 as normal on a targeted PC/laptop and using the key when needed.
  • When you finish, enter the product key you got from the purchase (in your email)
  • Windows will say that the key is not valid or something like that, it’s NORMAL.
  • Hit Windows key on keyboard and type “regedit” without quote, Right click on the regedit app and Left click on “Run as administrator” bottom of the screen.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Setup/OOBE/
  • Change MediaBootInstall from 1 to 0
  • Go back to the start screen by hittin Windows key and enter cmd there.
  • Right-click Command Prompt and select run as administrator.
  • Type slmgr /rearm on the command line and hit enter.
  • Reboot Windows now.
  • Check the Windows activation again, and it should be activated at this point.

Ref: ghacks.net