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Windows 7: Windows 7 built in defrag

09 Oct 2010   #11
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I like the fact that Windows 7 has a built in defrag, I would like Microsoft to include complete information on the defrag processes. I would read it.
Doesn't MS still use Perfect Disk?

~Maxx~
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09 Oct 2010   #12
gregrocker

 

I use the free Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers monthly after CCleaning Disk and Registry.

Have never had any issue with any of these in hundreds of installs over ten years.

They are the state of the art.
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09 Oct 2010   #13
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I use the free Auslogics Disk and Registry defraggers.
I have had a great experience using the freeware Auslogics Registry Defragger on my x32 Vista computer, but it looks like all of their current x64 software is shareware. I may have to reconsider trying it on my x64 desktop because just like you said once a month it straightened the Vista Registry right out by reducing its size by 10% or so.

~Maxx~
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11 Oct 2010   #14
techcal

XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I never use registry cleaners of any sort. Had a real bad experience when I tried one and it nuked my XP system a few years ago. Luckily had an external backup image to restore from, otherwise it would have been a royal pain reinstalling all the programs

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
When using W7 built in defrag what doesn't it defrag or if easier to post, what does it defrag.
IIRC, it doesn't defrag some (many?) of the system files, page files, fragments larger than 64 MB (in default mode) and if disk space is low (< 15%) it will have trouble defragging in general.
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11 Oct 2010   #15
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techcal View Post
I never use registry cleaners of any sort. Had a real bad experience when I tried one and it nuked my XP system a few years ago.
I've used the Registry cleaner in CCleaner and MV Reg Clean hundereds of times on several instances of Win 2000, Win XP and Win Vista without a single bad experience so I'm wondering what software it was that ravaged your XP system?

~Maxx~
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11 Oct 2010   #16
gregrocker

 

There are a bunch of sales operation scam registry cleaners that pop up in web ads that are harmful. They give true genius apps like CCleaner a bad name.

I've also used CCleaner Registry cleaner for ten years now hundreds of times without a single issue. Those who claim it messed up their system usually have another possible cause.

The issue can be settled by simply backing up the Reg files cleaned as offered each time it runs. If an issue arises, merge them back in to see if this is the cause, or if computer won't boot then System Restore from DVD/CD.
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11 Oct 2010   #17
Maxxwire

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I've also used CCleaner Registry cleaner for ten years now hundreds of times without a single issue.
CCleaner is the most regularly used and trouble free piece of software I use.

~Maxx~
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12 Oct 2010   #18
youllbelost

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxxwire View Post
CCleaner is the most regularly used and trouble free piece of software I use.

~Maxx~
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12 Oct 2010   #19
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Layback,

You said you wanted to read about win7 defrag. Heres the best piece I've found till date on this subject.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/e7/archive/2...rovements.aspx
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12 Oct 2010   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you Bill2 that was a great read. I use built in Windows 7 defrag and now I know why.
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