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Windows 7: Speeding up Windows 7

13 Mar 2013   #11
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

i use ccleaner and defrag the hard drive every day


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13 Mar 2013   #12
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chaosrealm93 View Post
i use ccleaner and defrag the hard drive every day
I too use Ccleaner at LEAST once a day, but admit I'm a little anal about cookies and such things. You're putting a lot of extra wear and tear (shortening the life) on that HDD by defragging every day though. Once a week or even better once a month or so should be enough for any HDD.
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14 Mar 2013   #13
chaosrealm93

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

huh.... thats weird.

the consensus floating around the interwebs is that defragging doesnt affect the HDDs life
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14 Mar 2013   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chaosrealm93 View Post
huh.... thats weird.

the consensus floating around the interwebs is that defragging doesnt affect the HDDs life
I have no statistics but logic would tell you that defragging is tough on a HDD. There is a lot of arm movement with defragging and movement on a mechanical part means wear and tear. I would not overdo it.
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14 Mar 2013   #15
gregrocker

 

I also would not overdo CCleaner. I have gradually come to use it less, not more. If it finds over a gig of schmutz then run it more often, otherwise not.
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