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Windows 7: How to use event log?

25 May 2009   #1
iBlizz

Windows 7 RC
 
 
How to use event log?

I have a scheduled task for the defrag utility, but I'm not sure if it was ever run. Is there a way for me to use the event log or something to see if it was run?

When I try to open up task scheduler it tells me it can't connect to a service and doesn't open. So i'm not even sure if that is working.

i'm using the Windows 7 RC


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25 May 2009   #2
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

I disable the Windows built-in defrag service because I use O&O. I'm almost sure the Windows 7 (and Vista) will by default, defrag your disks whenever the computer is idle. So no need for a scheduler.

You should try O&O if you get the chance. You can also use that to defrag your drives on the fly, as they are being used always. I don't do that, though.
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25 May 2009   #3
iBlizz

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
I disable the Windows built-in defrag service because I use O&O. I'm almost sure the Windows 7 (and Vista) will by default, defrag your disks whenever the computer is idle. So no need for a scheduler.

You should try O&O if you get the chance. You can also use that to defrag your drives on the fly, as they are being used always. I don't do that, though.
Ouch. It's $50, if I do use a third party it'll probablly be Defraggler from Piriform.

In that case, how can I fully turn off the Windows Defrag Utility? In a way so that it never runs under any circumstances.
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25 May 2009   #4
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Type services.msc at the start menu search box, hit enter. The service is called Disk Defragmenter.
Right click it, choose properties, then change startup type to disabled.

Oh ya, O&O is not free but I think there's a 30 day trial in case you wanna check it out. I've heard of Piriform. Never used it but probably good stuff.

You could most likely benefit most by defragging offline, which that could probably do also. It will do what it needs as the computer reboots instead so it can defrag files such as the mft which may increase disk performance well beyond what Windows itself can do.

Ironically, see what M$ has to say about it lol. "According to Microsoft, it is vitally important performance-wise to defragment the MFT and paging files."

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kba...FileTable.html

Good luck!
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