Windows : How to disable Last Access Time Stamps on NTFS

By | November 13, 2012

NTFS filesystem store a lot of information that might not be required all the time and can significantly improve the I/O performance when disabled, especially under a virtualized environment.

To disable Last Access Time Stamp on Windows, you need to manually edit the registry.

1. Open the registry editor :

Start > Run > regedit.exe

2. Browse to :

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ FileSystem

3. Create a “REG_DWORD” type named :

4. Select “Decimal” radio button and set value “1” to disable :