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Windows 7: Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use


01 Jun 2009   #39
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use

How to Use Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter



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11 Jul 2012   #40
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yep, I fully understand your question.

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11 Jul 2012   #41
sle3pingz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yep, I fully understand your question.
Thanks , Maybe the simple said is "Plugged in the charger / charging when middle of defragging / Process Defragging"
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16 Aug 2012   #42
sle3pingz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Brink , i want ask again, if we often do defrag maybe like a week once, that will damaged the Harddisk / decrease Harddisk Lifespan? simple said is "if often do disk defrag it will damaged the Harddisk?" Thanks
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16 Aug 2012   #43
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello sle3pingz,

No, you will be fine.
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19 Jan 2013   #44
Juxxize

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

er I'm a little puzzled some people say don't defrag your recovery drive/ recovery partition ( D in my HP laptop ) and some say it's OK , look how much mine is fragmented Disk Defragmenter - Open and Use-defragresults.png
what should I do , is it OK to defrag my recovery drive ?
and just to add my C drive is fine I defrag that when ever it's needed but I've been fear-ful of de-fragging my recovery drive D


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19 Jan 2013   #45
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Juxxize,

Usually it's not recommended to defrag the recovery partition. I would say let it be since if anything went wrong with it, you would no longer be able to do a factory recovery of Windows with it.

It's not going to hurt anything since you are not supposed to be using this partition for anything other that doing a factory recovery as needed.

If you have not already, I would also recommend to create a set of recovery discs or save a recovery image to a USB flash drive as a backup.
HP PCs - Creating Recovery Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive (Windows 7) - c01867124 - HP Business Support Center
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Jan 2013   #46
Juxxize

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thank-you Brink, i have a back-up and system image i made on an external hard-drive ( although it's about time i did a fresh back-up ) and i made a system repair disk a while back although i may make another just to be on the safe side . I've not heard of the Recovery Disc Creation/ Recovery Media Creation which is the second option mentioned in the page of the link you posted so i will look into that but having a repair, backup and system image i made along with the back-up i should be OK. It is odd my recovery drive has got so fragmented isn't it when it isn't used. I factory reset my laptop a few months ago but apart from that it's never used so it's odd indeed, thanks again.
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