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Windows 7: DO NOT INSTALL PARAGON PRODUCTS. destroyed win7 install

23 May 2009   #11
Monga

Windozer 7 - 7068
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
I thought the W7 defragmenter did move boot files to the outside and that's what it's doing with the several passes it makes while defragging.
eh not sure, I didn't really look into it.


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23 May 2009   #12
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Yeah, that's what I thought too and that and the speed of it was why I was impressed.
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23 May 2009   #13
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

This article on Windows 7 Defragmenting doesn't really answer the question about moving boot files per-se but it does speak of moving NTFS metadata files (as well as lots of other improvements).

Engineering Windows 7 : Disk Defragmentation – Background and Engineering the Windows 7 Improvements
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16 Jul 2010   #14
winsupertweaker

W7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zrtom View Post
I thought the W7 defragmenter did move boot files to the outside and that's what it's doing with the several passes it makes while defragging.
You are correct, this is why it takes longer than a 3rd party defragger. As for Paragon Hard Disk Manager. I have purchased their software for five years. It is very diversified and can perform complex HDD tasks. However, it's not for a novice user.

If you want a fast defragger rather than the one that comes with W7, I recommend Smart Defrag at www.piriform.com .
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16 Jul 2010   #15
justalogin

Win 7
 
 

OK while on th subject of Defrag programs for Win7, what do you guys think of Auslogic Defrag ?
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16 Jul 2010   #16
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It is the choice of many, here at the fourm.
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16 Jul 2010   #17
winsupertweaker

W7 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by justalogin View Post
OK while on th subject of Defrag programs for Win7, what do you guys think of Auslogic Defrag ?

Smart Defrag and Auslogic Defrag run a close race. They are the two leading free defraggers on the Internet. I have used them both on all Windows OSes.

You'll be happy with either one. Auslogic can defrag a seperate folder, Smart Defrag will defrag while the system is idle. I have tested both on XP, Vista and 7 32 and 64 bit (all systems).
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16 Jul 2010   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you get an SSD, then you do not have to worry about Defrag. LOL
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16 Jul 2010   #19
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

is the title of the thread a little misleading?

too much exposure to tabloid media perhaps?
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16 Jul 2010   #20
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This thread is really old. Like 1 year+

I've used AusLogics and it seems to work just fine. I'm not a big proponent of defragging. I think it amounts to little performance benefit, but wear and tear on the drive mainly.
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