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Windows 7: FREE Great Programs for Windows 7 [2]

21 Dec 2014   #541
Stephanie

Win 7 Pro x64, Win 10 Pro x64, Linux Light x86
 
 

Hi STU9000 think you may be better off using Windows own defrag

Click on your Windows 7 computer's "Start" button. Then, type "Disk Defragmenter" on the Search bar.

Or, you can go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter




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21 Dec 2014   #542
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
The only problem with Windows defrag is that it is scheduled for the middle of the night by default. You may need to change that .
My desktop runs 24/7 so that isn't a problem with that machine. My notebooks have 500GB SSDs as their sole drive so, since SSDs don't really need defragging, again, no problem.
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21 Dec 2014   #543
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stephanie View Post
...Click on your Windows 7 computer's "Start" button. Then, type "Disk Defragmenter" on the Search bar...
I'm lazy; I just hit the Windows key and type "defrag", then click on the appropriate entry.
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21 Dec 2014   #544
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

+1 for the start menu.
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21 Dec 2014   #545
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

My experience with the built in Windows Defrag scheduled task
It runs later if a scheduled task is missed so the scheduled start time isn't very important.
It does not run unless the PC is idle.
If it starts, it stops running if the PC becomes not idle.
It restarts when the PC becomes idle again.
For anyone that does not use auto sleep/hibernate, or "allow idle time", this could make a difference.
Some people I know, turn on the PC, do whatever, and turn the PC off when they are done.

I use auto sleep (hybrid), so my PCs always get that 30+ minutes of idle time.
I don't turn them off, they just sleep when they should, and run "idle only tasks" such as defrag as needed.

Is there a best answer for "one size fits all" ?

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29 Dec 2014   #546
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Freeware downloads

My site, milesaheadsoftware.tk, seems to be down for some reason. It may have been tagged because of a problem with a site of the same name, different domain. But in any case, until I find out what's up with it please use these links to download my freeware:

More programs by FavesSoft LLC - Softpedia

Miles Ahead Windows Downloads Index

Edit:

While waiting for the resolution of this domain issue I registered another and just forwarded it to ILikeFree's page he made for me.

http://milesaheadfreeware.tk
should bring you there

It's just easier to remember.
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29 Dec 2014   #547
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
My experience with the built in Windows Defrag scheduled task
It runs later if a scheduled task is missed so the scheduled start time isn't very important.
It does not run unless the PC is idle.
If it starts, it stops running if the PC becomes not idle.
It restarts when the PC becomes idle again.


Keep in mind Windows still provides no simple API to determine disk idle time like it does for CPU idle. The disk could be trashing away and defrag could still trigger.
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Is there a best answer for "one size fits all" ?
No. That's why I hate to get pulled into defrag wars.
But they should not really put a defrag task in active by default without telling anyone. Not until they provide an API that works well enough to prevent two defraggers running simultaneously. The built in defrag seems to have improved in W8 but I still like Auslogics for quick lightweight defrags(meaning not thorough and not running in the background.)
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04 Feb 2015   #548
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 
Get Google Earth Pro now Free

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Use of Google Earth Pro requires a valid license key. As of January 20, 2015, Earth Pro licenses are now free. After getting your Earth Pro license, you can register, download, install, and sign in to start using Earth Pro's advanced features.

Source: https://support.google.com/earth/answer/176160?hl=en
This may make it easier to understand the steps: How To Download Google Earth Pro For Free Legally [$399 Value] | Redmond Pie

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05 Feb 2015   #549
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Hmm am wondering if why my free wallpaper has stopped working. Personally all I want is the shot of the earth in "flight" I don't need any more graphical stuff because of limited net access.
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21 Feb 2015   #550
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

It's difficult to suggest something John; "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"

I'd say, do an image search for picture of the earth from space, then you can either right click on an image and save it or set it as wallpaper or desktop background.

One image that I did find that you may like is Australia at night: City Lights of Australia, or Not : Natural Hazards If you click on the image it opens up in the same tab without the city names, again, right click on it and save it or set it as wallpaper or desktop background.

If you have google's Earth you can set the image you want then go to >Edit >Copy Image, and paste that into your photo editor, you will see all the google credits at the bottom and you may want to crop them out of the image.

If you are using Paint, once that is done you can set the image as a desktop background from the file menu.

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