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Windows 7: Windows Defrag showing 1%, instead of 0%

26 Dec 2011   #1
Fuzion636

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Windows Defrag showing 1%, instead of 0%

So I have defragged my system multiple times to optimize my overall system performance and every single time it shows 1% defragmented, eventhough I have ran the built in defragger for windows 7 64-bit home premium x amount of times to fix this.

I know that its not an immediate concern, but is this something I should be concerned with, since something seems to be wrong during file allocations when defragging.

thanks

edit:

found this
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...1-762479dd6de2


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26 Dec 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuzion636 View Post
So I have defragged my system multiple times to optimize my overall system performance and every single time it shows 1% defragmented, eventhough I have ran the built in defragger for windows 7 64-bit home premium x amount of times to fix this.

I know that its not an immediate concern, but is this something I should be concerned with, since something seems to be wrong during file allocations when defragging.

thanks
Nothing to be concerned about and perfectly normal. Dont go overboard on defragging as each time you do you run the risk of introducing an error. Not worth the risk until you get over 5% fragmented.
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26 Dec 2011   #3
Fuzion636

Windows 7 x64
 
 

thank you zigzag

I had no idea that it would introduce errors.

The way I normally defrag is whenever I add new stuff to my system like say a few videos or music files from amazon unbox downloaded I would defrag to get my max system performance back again.

Please explain when the appropraite time is to run defrag. The way I was doing it was anytime I added something 1GB or more I defragged which was quite often. If I uninstalled a program or installed a program I ran ccleaner, glary utilities, windows tune up,and finally I defragged. My reason was, because I wanted to keep my system running like new and have the best performance possible.
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26 Dec 2011   #4
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuzion636 View Post
I would defrag to get my max system performance back again.

My reason was, because I wanted to keep my system running like new and have the best performance possible.
It seems you are obsessive, just as I am.

Try to control it.

What makes you think your constant defragging and cleaning up has any measurable effect on performance?

It's much more likely that you do it simply because you feel better for having done so--irrespective of any improvement in performance.

I think Windows defrag will run once a week by default. That's fine. I have not manually defragged in over a year and my reported fragmentation levels have never been above 5%.

The horror of it is that even if the reported fragmentation level is 0%, there are still some fragmented files on your drive. How do you deal with that?
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26 Dec 2011   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuzion636 View Post
thank you zigzag

I had no idea that it would introduce errors.

The way I normally defrag is whenever I add new stuff to my system like say a few videos or music files from amazon unbox downloaded I would defrag to get my max system performance back again.

Please explain when the appropraite time is to run defrag. The way I was doing it was anytime I added something 1GB or more I defragged which was quite often. If I uninstalled a program or installed a program I ran ccleaner, glary utilities, windows tune up,and finally I defragged. My reason was, because I wanted to keep my system running like new and have the best performance possible.
IMHO once a month is enough. You arent getting much benefit until fragmentation reaches abt 10%
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