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Old 13-01-2010
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Disable NTFS Update and NTFS 8.3

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I had seen a article which states that NTFS update cause a major system slow issue. This is why because it keeps a track record of the drive partition accessed at what time and date. I can disable the same to improve the speed. How to do that. Second thing I also want to disable NTFS 8.3. And last thing how to keep the Keep the kernel and drivers in RAM. This is for Windows XP. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Disable NTFS Update and NTFS 8.3

Windows 2000 & XP operating systems and maintain the system kernel pageable memory (stored on the swap file, thus the hard drive). This trick will force the system to keep them in RAM, allowing execution of the system faster. Open regedit and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Session Manager \ Memory Management Edit (or create) the key of type DWORD DisablePagingExecutive. Give it to 1 ( the drivers and the kernel are stored in physical memory ) and 0 is the default. ( the drivers and the kernel are numbered on the disk )
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Re: Disable NTFS Update and NTFS 8.3

By default, NTFS updates the date and time when accessing a file or a directory. This process of updating slowed performance for large NTFS volumes. Here what I want is accelerate our filesystem adored by disabling this update. This will avoid unnecessary writing at each access. Go in the registry editor and open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Filesystem. Create (or modify) the DWORD value (default 0) NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate 1. Restart Windows.
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Re: Disable NTFS Update and NTFS 8.3

NTFS generates always short names (8.3 format: 8 characters followed by a dot and an extension of 3 characters) for each file. This is set by default in it. These names are generated to maintain compatibilities client MS-DOS and Windows 3.x. If you do not have a network with such customers (it is very rare to have nowadays!), You can disable the Generation of names in 8.3 format. The file system will be even faster because the generation of names will be reduced (establishing the long name only).
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Re: Disable NTFS Update and NTFS 8.3

In order to disable the name you have to go in the Windows Registry file and edit the key value. But this can cause system errors. So better do this when most needed. Click on Run and types regedit. Then open the follwoing path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Filesystem. Change the DWORD value (default 0) NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation 1. Reboot your windows for settings to take effect.
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Re: Disable NTFS Update and NTFS 8.3

NTFS is a new file format for Windows. It is a huge database who's main work is to keep a track of all the files stored on the hard drive. Whenever a name is assigned to a drive it creates a entry in the registry. It also keep a tracks of Accessed. This helps to get the date and other information of the drive settings. Now you can make settings by which the service will be disabled and gives you a better performance. Launch cmd (command prompt). Give the command FSUTIL behavior set disablelastaccess 1. Reboot your windows.
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