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Kudos0

Disable Performance!

So did Norton Security really defrag my SSD? If it did I'm quite upset! I did now go into scheduling and un-ticked the several tasks that "Optimization" does. Is that indeed, the only way to disable the Optimization feature? Thank you!

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Kudos0

Re: Disable Performance!

Hello ratchel27

I have a SSD and I don't think that NS defragged it. You could go thru the settings in the program and turn off optimization in the program.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Disable Performance!

You can always take a look at the History log to see what the optimizer has actually been up to...

Open NS or NSwB (whichever one you have),
Click the "Security" tab (located along the bottom of the main GUI),
Click the "History" button,
Change the "Show" selector to "Disk Optimization",
Click on an entry in the listing to select it (by default entries are listed in reverse chronological order - most recent at the top),
Click "More Options" (located at the bottom of the right-side view pane),
The "Advanced Details" view pane shows a description (for the selected entry) of what was done by the optimizer when it ran.

Kind regards,
John
 

Kudos0

Re: Disable Performance!

ratchet27:  So did Norton Security really defrag my SSD?

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/TheRealAndCompleteStoryDoesWindowsDefragmentYourSSD.aspx

Kudos0

Re: Disable Performance!

FWIW

Norton's programs are aware of SSDs and know not to defrag them.

Dick

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: Disable Performance!

Hello John

I just looked at my History and Optimizing, more options. One entry said System reserved drive didn't need it. Would that be my c drive which is the SSD drive? It listed my 2 other drives by letter, but my C drive was not listed as such.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Disable Performance!

floplot:  One entry said System reserved drive didn't need it. Would that be my c drive [..]?

 What is the System Reserved Partition?
Windows 7: Visible Windows 7 System Reserved Drive

Kudos0

Re: Disable Performance!

Hello bjm

It says System Reserved Drive and not a partition. My son installed it for me and it's OEM windows 7 pro 64 bit. I open up my C drive, I just see my C drive . As far as I know, I don't have any partitions. Another question for my son on Sat. I guess.

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.18.0.213 Core Firmware 282 I E 11 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Disable Performance!

Hi Flo,

In this case optimization (or file-system reorganization) is a logical "partition centric" procedure not a physical "device centric" procedure.

Normally the "System Reserved" partitions (aka Recovery partitions) reside on the same physical device as the primary "System" (boot) volume. And if your system implements on an EFI-based BIOS schema, the partition for it usually resides on this device as well.

You can find out the exact layout of your system's physical disc device partitioning by using the Disk Management sub-component (plug-in) of the System Management Console...

Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management > (in the left-side panel) > Storage / Disk Management

All currently attached / OS-initialized "physical" disc devices will be shown in the disk devices listing - the device's partitioning (layout), free (unallocated) space, if any; will be shown immediately to the right of the device's entry.

Cheers!
John

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