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Windows 7: Is it OK to perform other tasks during defragment?

16 Jun 2014   #11
Newcomer7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Your disk/disks should always be 0% fragmented, that should determine how often you run it.
...if it should be 0%, then that may be why I have been told to do it once every 2 or 3 weeks? .... the defragment itself says "10%"?


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16 Jun 2014   #12
gregrocker

 

If there's persistent fragmentation after defrag, try boot time defrag to get System files.

I'm not sure 0 is a realistic goal and would like to hear more opinion about it.

Often it's large ISO's so what is the efficacy of defragging those?
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16 Jun 2014   #13
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Newcomer7 View Post
...if it should be 0%, then that may be why I have been told to do it once every 2 or 3 weeks? .... the defragment itself says "10%"?
If you are using Windows defragger on a schedule and are concerned, you could do a manual defrag to get the defragmentation percentage down to 0. Then set the schedule for weekly automated defrag and take a look at defrag percentage every few weeks to see if it's moving up significantly from 0. Mine is rarely other than 0.

I've NEVER noticed performance degradation from fragmentation, even in the days prior to automated scheduling, when I would occasionally see defrag percentages in the 15 to 20 range if I forgot about manual defrag for months.
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16 Jun 2014   #14
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Personal preference i do mine every week.
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16 Jun 2014   #15
Newcomer7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

To be honest, I don't see any difference before and after defrag (at 1%). I just do it for the sack of it
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16 Jun 2014   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I have defrag set to run every Wed AM. I just now checked and both HDDs are still 0%. The SSD is 11% (and stays at 11% since I don't defrag it).
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17 Jun 2014   #17
Newcomer7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I never reach that level.... the highest I can remember was about 3% even if I had not defrag it for ages...
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