ReFS Activator for Windows 8

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  1. Marcin-prv

    Marcin-prv MDL Novice

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    #1 Marcin-prv, Jan 8, 2013
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    ReFS Activator_1.jpg

    The program allows you to activate the ReFS (Resilient File System) in Windows 8. Supported versions of Windows 8 are RTM (build 9200), Release Preview (build 8400), Consumer Preview (build 8250), both 32- and 64-bits.

    You are using this software at your own risk, we do not take responsibility for any damages to your system, but we do not believe it can harm anyone anyway.

    If you want to be able to remove the ReFS, before its activation, create a restore point.

    Download: FirstEver.eu
     
  2. RobrPatty

    RobrPatty MDL Senior Member

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    If I install windows 8 RTM will this activate ReFS onto my C: drive?
     
  3. trungpt

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    Has anyone tried it and already succeeded?
     
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  4. Marcin-prv

    Marcin-prv MDL Novice

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    It's working 100% on Windows 8 RTM 64-bit, but I'm not sure about 32-bit :p
     
  5. craftbrewer

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    #5 craftbrewer, Jan 9, 2013
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    OK a little help here for some-one who knows little about this.

    ReFS is the new filing system for Windows as I understand it. As I understand its better than NTFS that we all currently use..

    Now I would assume that enabling ReFS only means Windows 8 now can read files in this format, and we can format discs and USB's with the new filing system.

    Is that right.

    Second, is there any real advantage to enabling this, with our current NTFS install.

    or put it another way, for the average user with Windows 8, Is this only good for formatting discs and such to store data with more reliability, or are there other uses.
     
  6. BTOR

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    For an average user there is little/no use,it is mainly intended for servers (data reliability ,Verify and auto-correct data ),‚Äčit can not be used to boot and ReFS cannot be used on removable media or drives.
     
  7. free1975yuly

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    Would be better to try this new format when we'll can to do it during Windows instalation
     
  8. anarchist9027

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    NTFS will do the job for me. I wonder if this will be a big failure such as EXfat :confused:
     
  9. laqk

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    ExFAT is the de-facto standard for SDXC. Virtually all SDXC cards come pre-formatted with ExFAT. All major manufacturers of digital cameras and video cameras have licensed ExFAT, as well as Apple.

    Is that what you call a failure ?
     
  10. Vantage

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    ReFS is faster than NTFS?
     
  11. pisthai

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    Not really faster. Main goal is that it has an better Error Correction than NTFS! And it's fully compatible with the NTFS file system also.
     
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  12. pro92

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    tks .i using win 7
     
  13. 100

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    Since ReFS comes from Server 2012, which is 64-bit only, where do the 32-bit files come from?


    Edit: On further investigation (i.e. disassembly) it's obvious that it's for x64 only, though I see no checks for that in the program anywhere. It's a 32-bit binary (why?) that copies files to %systemroot%\sysnative... :rolleyes:

    Clearly this can't work for x86.
     
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    I was reading somwhere that ReFS is better for SSD's then NTFS. But i will keep using exFAT on my non OS SSD, because i can acess it fom LInux/OS X too.
     
  15. craftbrewer

    craftbrewer MDL Senior Member

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    OK - So it seems that for the general public, ReFS in Windows 8 is basically a non-event and useless.

    BUT

    I use another Windows 8 computer to back up my files, data and programs. Could I set up my hard drive with a ReFS partitian and store my valuable data etc here. , Can it be done - Would it be safer than NTFS storage

    And if so, could I run these programs on another windows 8 computer, or do I have to do the ReFS patch first.
     
  16. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    why don't you test it out?
     
  17. moderate

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    #17 moderate, Jan 9, 2013
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    ReFS...
    ...it works nicely on my little PC :)
    REFS.jpg
    I like to use integrity data streams with auto-correction from disk mirror... :) (BUT you have to include /i:enable option in format command for that)
    Also benchmark tells me, it is 3-5% faster than NTFS. :)
    There is no need to use it on boot or system drive, although it will be possible in W8 SP1, because there is no critical user data on the system drive... (system drive can calmly go to hell, nothing bad will happen) :D
     
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    You can find x32 ReFS files inside Windows 8 x32 DVD boot.win file :))
    I have included them in "my" mod pack... :)

    BTW: Yep, it is better to copy those SYS and DLL files manually and import REG file than use this undocumented tool. :)
     
  19. craftbrewer

    craftbrewer MDL Senior Member

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    I will, BUT first I need to know more about this File system.

    You don't drive a car alone til you learn to drive first
     
  20. craftbrewer

    craftbrewer MDL Senior Member

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    Ok, so for a noob like me, I should set up a ReFS partitian on my backup PC, and store all my data there.

    Basically your saying if I want to retrieve my data from the ReFS Partitian, Windows 8 NTFS will be able to read it, and I just can copy and past across that information to my main PC.

    Is it that simple??????????