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Windows 7: what is disadvantage of defrag??

07 Jun 2012   #21
derekimo

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I, strongly, do NOT recommend the use of third party defraggers. The Windows built in disk defragmenter works perfectly. If you are not satisfied with the performance of your hard drive, you should get an ssd like I did. They make a HUGE difference.
Why the strong feelings against third party defraggers?
Sorry, I don't want to come off as strong. The average "Joe" doesn't need to be lost in third party defragmetners. Also, I like to use the Microsoft version instead of a third party's because Microsoft knows Windows better than anyone else. You can readmore about the Windows 7 disk defragmenter to learn why it doesn't do as thorough of a job as the thirdparty's here: Disk Defragmentation
I've used Windows Defrag, Auslogics and Puran defrag, I currently run Puran defrag every 3 or 4 months on my HDD, I'm not trying to get into a "Ccleaner" type debate about whether or not to use a certain program.

I was just curious about your wording. I don't think anybody needs to get lost in any of these programs, the best thing they can do is find Seven Forums and the vast knowledge of our members.

Good info in that link, Thanks.


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07 Jun 2012   #22
w1dpc

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i run windows defrag once a week. first run the analyzer then defrag if needed. only takes a few minutes out of my time. well worth it IMHO.
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