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Windows 7: how often should disk defrag be run

06 Apr 2017   #1

windows 7 pro 64 bit
how often should disk defrag be run

Just wondering how often i should run disk defragmnter on a regular hard drive with windows 7 pro 64 bit?

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06 Apr 2017   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

First off, when I did use hard drives I tested many defrag programs and found the the built in Windows 7 defrag program worked best. It put things where Windows 7 wants them not where the 3rd party defrag program wants them.

You will notice that their is a diag section of the defrag program that will inform you how how much fragmentation your hard drive has.
The rule of my thumb is; if the fragmentation is 10% or less don't defrag.
I found that Windows 7 does not get fragmented as much as older operating system did. Some use the 20% factor.
Because you have a laptop; make sure you have it plugged into the wall outlet when you defrag. You don't want to run out of needed power in the middle of defragging.

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06 Apr 2017   #3

windows 7 pro 64 bit

Ok so basically I should wait until the it shows 10% or more before I run disk defragmenter. Ran it today at 5% just since it said it was never ran yet. Just got this HP Elitebook 8460p last Saturday night and want to keep it running good....especially since I a not sure I want to put windows 10 on it.
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07 Apr 2017   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (Explorer_v6.1.7601.23537)(ntoskrnl_v6.1.7601.24260)

you can also get CCleaner to help keep your PC clean ^_^
CCleaner - The world optimization tool - Piriform
they also have Defraggler for disk defragmantation.. I like it better because u can defrag a single file if u want and the
quick-defrag does only files 50MB and smaller and it also does not move EVERYTHING like other tools do or Defraggler's FULL defrag does...
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07 Apr 2017   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

In times past I've used Auslogic's disk defragger, recently been using Piriform's disk defragger -- both do a very good job! I only do defrag maybe monthly.
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