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Windows 7: Importance of defraging System Reserved?


30 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Importance of defraging System Reserved?

Hello to all,
I have recently gone back to using Windows standard defrag. It show that the System Reserved Partition is fragmented. It goes through the motions of defragging, very quickly and the amount of fragmentation stays the same 11%. I am just odd enough to want that defragged on general principles. Could someone explain the importance and if it really would make the machine operate faster to some degree, if it were defragmented. Thanks for you time.
Glenn

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30 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

It won't operate any faster. System Reserved just contains boot code and is already on the fast part of the HDD.
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30 Mar 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

True system reserved needs no defragging. Windows defragger is made to put files in the order best for it. 3rd party defraggers don't do that properly.
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30 Mar 2012   #4

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Also notice that if you haven't disabled Superfetch, the boot process is also using prefetching from RAM (ReadyBoot), so while defragmenting it *might* help in some very narrow circumstances, it won't be much even if it does.
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30 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
It won't operate any faster. System Reserved just contains boot code and is already on the fast part of the HDD.
Hello Logicearth,
Thanks for the response and the information. Good news!
Glenn
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30 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
True system reserved needs no defragging. Windows defragger is made to put files in the order best for it. 3rd party defraggers don't do that properly.
Hello Britton30,
So the fact that Windows defragger shows 11% fragementation, as the above poster noted, it doesn't matter. I wonder why the Windows defragger goes to the trouble of showing you the fragmentation and analyzing it, but when you try to defragment it does nothing, visible? Thanks for your time and response!
Glenn
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30 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
Also notice that if you haven't disabled Superfetch, the boot process is also using prefetching from RAM (ReadyBoot), so while defragmenting it *might* help in some very narrow circumstances, it won't be much even if it does.
Howdy cluberti,
You are officially above my head now. Superfetch, ReadyBoot??? Sounds important. Might you elaborate a bit. In any case thanks for your response and information.
Glenn
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30 Mar 2012   #8

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

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30 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the links, I will give a shot a deciphering them for sure! Much appreciated!
Glenn
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