a reply to: billxam
I thought I'd update this thread for future reference. The laptop, a rather inexpensive IdeaPad 1-14IGL05 (which is now sold out where I bought it, no
new stock expected) has 4 gigs of RAM and a 128 gig SSD which is built into the board so no upgrades for me, the clock is ticking.
Here's what I've come up with since I last posted and after many hours of research.
Watching full screen streaming HD video, I've got the battery lasting 4+ hours. Lenovo says 5 when set to their horrible power saving policies.
I'm able to play my favorite games with nearly 0 lag much to my surprise. I am into Gameloft, Asphalt 8 airborne and Asphalt 9 Extreme.
One of the issues I want to avoid is limiting the life of the SSD (yes, I know that the life limitations of SSDs have supposedly been put to bed,
yada, yada) and to limit the amount of power the SSD uses. I've been successful in this and wanted to document what I've done.
First, Superfetch no longer exists in Windows 10. I did not know this and I'd bet a lot of others don't either. It's been renamed to SysMain.
Actually, it's always been SysMain but was aliased to Superfetch.
So here's what I've done. Remember, I'm only cutting down the amount of accesses the SSD runs. My intent isn't a computer the kids use, it's to stream
videos, extend battery run time without killing the speed and trying to prevent the old Windows bloat so that the drive light isn't constantly lit
like my damn desktop.
Some of this is just double checking Win 10 is set where it's supposed to be for a SSD. I know half of the population will think this is all a waste
of time, Windows does it by itself. Sure it does. Whatever, it works for me in my situation.
Even with my usual suspect apps and programs installed, full boot is under 30 seconds.
First off, using smartdefrag (iobit), ran free space defrag after
I had set up the computer to my specs.
1. Set it to metered network. Lately every single Win10 update has been trash. Let me know when they won't screw up more than they fix and I'll
2. Turn off indexing of the C drive
3. Fixed the size of the page file to 1000 - 3000 mb
4. Disabled hibernate.
5. Bought me a 256 gig Sandisk Extreme 4k micro SD card, moved default location of Documents, Videos, Downloads to it.
6. Took off all the Lenovo "helpful" apps. NOTE: some Lenovo bloat needs to be done in device manager.
7. Edge, get off my stage. Outlook, go look somewhere else.
8. Make sure TRIM is enabled ( CMD, fsutil behavior set DisableDeleteNotify 0, should be 0)
9. Disable defragment. Don't care that Win 10 is supposed to be super @ SSD stuff.
10 Check that write cache is on.
11. I have NOT
turned off system restore.
12. Using "crystaldiskinfo" to track amount written to and from the SSD. crystalmark.info...
13. Running "addled" which lets me put a hand HD activity light in the taskbar since the laptop doesn't have one.
edit on 9-9-2020 by billxam because: used < in post, cut everything off.