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Windows 7: ms verses third party


21 Aug 2010   #1

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ms verses third party

would people recomend using third party defragmenters etc or ms. I have used third party defrag in the form of iobits smart defrag which a found out about after using the advanced system care package from the same company. These all advertise themselves as being better alternatives but is this true. Should i stick to microsoft, thanks for any replies

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21 Aug 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

That is the question that will bring 100 replies and disagreement. The built in is good enough. No grapichs to entertain you as it works, but its fine. It does the job that is expected. May be a bit slower than some others, but you should not defrag that often for it to make a difference.
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21 Aug 2010   #3

 
 

There is nothing wrong with the built in MS offering, however as Rich mentioned, many people use 3RD party tools and have their own preferences.

The 'better' part is subjective.

Some 3rd party tools offer more 'advanced optimisation' defrag settings, but with the speed of 7200RPM mechanical HDD drives, the performance difference isn't always noticeable.
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21 Aug 2010   #4

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

True, this will receive a lot of responses. Here's one. 32-bit and 64-bit JkDefrag:
JkDefrag v3.36
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21 Aug 2010   #5
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

It is a matter of opinion which is better.
Some prefer to use the inbuilt MS defragger.
Others prefer to pay for third party services with all the so called bells & whistles.

FYI - I use Perfect Disk. If you wish to trial it free see the link below.

Defrag PC | Defrag Home Server | Disk Defragmentation | Boot Faster - PerfectDisk

Let us know what you ultimately decide to use.

Jan.
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21 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The following is just my opinion.

For 7, I found the built in defrag does really well. It takes a while, but it does its job. Fancy graphics would keep me entertained, but oh well.

For XP, I've found that Auslogics Disk Defrag works better than the built in defrag, and the graphics are funner to watch. But I still wouldn't use it over the 7 built-in defrag.
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21 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Concerning the speed of the built in defrager....It doesn't need to be fast.
It is designed to be ignored and ran in the background. Designed so you don't have to think about it.
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21 Aug 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Logicearth says, it doesn't need to be fast. Think of it this way. Would you rather a doctor take one look at you a prescribe something, or give you a though examination, then do what she/he thinks is best based on your specific needs?
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22 Aug 2010   #9
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The Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers are state of the art.

Following the CCleaner monthly they keep HD's perfectly clean and ordered.
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22 Aug 2010   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
The following is just my opinion.

For 7, I found the built in defrag does really well. It takes a while, but it does its job. Fancy graphics would keep me entertained, but oh well.

For XP, I've found that Auslogics Disk Defrag works better than the built in defrag, and the graphics are funner to watch. But I still wouldn't use it over the 7 built-in defrag.
you say it take a long time, i used it and it goes through passes, what are these? it got to pass 11 and seemed to get nowhere so i stopped and used 3rd party
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