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

26 Aug 2012   #1
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Is it ok to run defrag and use the computer normally?

I was wondering if i could run a defrag and still use my computer for normal use


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26 Aug 2012   #2
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by microbillgates View Post
I was wondering if i could run a defrag and still use my computer for normal use
Yes. I wouldn't recommend moving around large files while a defrag is running, though because there are files being moved around when a defrag is running. Your computer may also run a little slower while the drfrag is running.
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26 Aug 2012   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Doing a defrag and using the computer normally is done by many. Some have it schedule to do at a particular time. I don't do it that way. When I defrag I do nothing else on that computer. It's faster and IMO more precise. With your 250 gig hard drive it wouldn't take long.
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26 Aug 2012   #4
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I have an idea
Could I disable all startup items(including antivirus) + non windows services
and do the defrag
then enable start up items + non windows services?
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26 Aug 2012   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Sure you can. Do you have some kind of worry about defragging? Or some kind of problem.
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26 Aug 2012   #6
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

No worries or problems I was just curious.
Do you suggest any software?
I'm using defraggler
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26 Aug 2012   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have tried many with Windows 7 and in my opinion the built in Windows 7 defrag works as well if not better then the others. Just go to Start and type in defrag. My understanding it was designed by Diskeeper for Microsoft. You won't get and any little jumping around little squares, it just defrags.
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26 Aug 2012   #8
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

12% fragmented
Should I defrag now?
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26 Aug 2012   #9
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Also should SFC scan
once a month?
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26 Aug 2012   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by microbillgates View Post
12% fragmented
Should I defrag now?
I put Windows built-in defrag on a weekly schedule about 18 months ago.

I never manually defrag, but I check the amount of fragmentation every couple of months just to check.

Fragmentation is now shown as 0 percent and has never been above 5.

I'd suggest you use the built-in defragger on a weekly schedule and largely ignore it thereafter. Fragmentation levels have to get very high to have a noticeable effect anyway.

I run sfc /scannow every 2 or 3 months.
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