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Windows 7: Dual boot fresh or repair install?

24 Jan 2011   #11

Win7 x64

Thanks gregrocker, done. I had CCleaner and Auslogics Disk Defrag installed (dif partition) and it proceded pretty fast. The most registry issues with ActiveX and File Extensions but I made back ups.
For Reg defragging I had Quicksys RegDefrag v2.9 (it is 64-bit) already installed (portable) and it reported a reduction from 109,136 KB to 87,620 KB (20%).

I have not yet deleted "C:\$INPLACE.~TR" and "C:\WINDOWS.~Q" but will do another disk defrag as soon as deleted.

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24 Jan 2011   #12


I've discovered that Defraggler works better than Auslogics Defragger.

The ingenious Cluberti who runs MSFN read my roommate's boot trace with 2 minute startup finding fragmentation responsible. I had just defragged with Auslogics which found typical 2-3% fragmentation. He suggested I use Defraggler which found 19% file fragmentation and 32% free space fragmentation which solved the issue with defrag.

So now I'm a Defraggler guy - should have known since it's from Piriforum which makes CCleaner.
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25 Jan 2011   #13

Win7 x64

Yes it is a strange phenomenon, I evaluated a few of them before but always prefered anything that is portable. With the Repair Install they stayed put and I checked (analyze option only) again a few minutes ago.
Auslogics Disk Defrag indicates 0%
Piriform Defraggler indicates 18% 76 files
UltraDefrag (sourceforge) indicates 73 files
Puran Defrag Free (not portable), a rather large installation but the Repair Install didn't affect it - 14% 76 files

Ran Piriform Defraggler again and it indicated 5% 2 files
Analysed only with others:
Auslogics Disk Defrag indicates 0%
UltraDefrag (sourceforge) indicates 2 files
Puran Defrag Free indicates 0% 2 files

Also running Puran during boot up with some additional functions, re MFT, pagefile.sys etc, didn't achieve anything detectable.
Auslogics Disk Defrag & UltraDefrag now removed/shredded.
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25 Jan 2011   #14


Defraggler also has an option on its Action>Advanced tab to Defrag free space, which in the case of my roommate's Dell was 32% and may have been most responsible for the 2-minute startup.
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