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Windows 7: Is it ok to run defrag and use the computer normally?

26 Aug 2012   #11
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I'm going to defrag now cos it's at 19%


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26 Aug 2012   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

There are two defragmenter programs that are 100% safe:
1. The defragmenter built into Win 7
2. Contig from the Microsoft group-SysInternals.

I use Contig.
To use Contig, go to an elevated command prompt and enter:
Contig E:\* /s /q
to defrag the E: drive. Enter C: for the C drive.

the \* tells contig to start at the root folder and include everything.
the /s says to defrag subfolders
the /q says to run quiet. Nothing will appear on the command shell screen until defrag is complete, at which time you will see the results.

Info you might need:
Contig

Go To an Elevated Command Prompt


Elevated command prompt = Run CMD.EXE as administrator

WIN | type CMD.EXE | do not hit Enter |
in the PROGRAMS list, right-click on CMD.EXE |
choose "Run as administrator" |

Click on the YES button (if such appears)

WIN key = key with Microsoft log on top

for the guru:
WIN | type CMD.EXE | CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER key combo | ALT+Y keycombo
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26 Aug 2012   #13
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I can't remember if Defraggler has a boot time option, but that is the best way to ensure nothing else is running.
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26 Aug 2012   #14
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Oh yeah defraggler does have a boot time scan
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26 Aug 2012   #15
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I'll be 2 hours
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26 Aug 2012   #16
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The first one always takes longer as it has more work to do. If you do it regularly, say once per month, subsequent runs should be quicker.
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26 Aug 2012   #17
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I can't remember if Defraggler has a boot time option, but that is the best way to ensure nothing else is running.
The boot time scan only scanned like 7 system files
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26 Aug 2012   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Use Contig. Perfectly safe. Will defrag everything on the drive that which you specify. See post #12
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26 Aug 2012   #19
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Use Contig. Perfectly safe. Will defrag everything on the drive that which you specify. See post #12
C:\Users\Adam\Desktop\Contig.exe c:\* /S

Had to do that to get it defragging
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26 Aug 2012   #20
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Why did they remove full screen cmd :C
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