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Windows 7: Defrag disk

07 Jul 2018   #1
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 
Defrag disk

I never defrag disk on this laptop.

I remember doing that long time ago when I had my first PC.

Do you still defrag?


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07 Jul 2018   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Yes defrag is still done on Hard Disc Drives (HDD) but not on Solid State Drives (SSD). You may find that Windows Defrag is already set to Defrag at regular intervals.

You can check that by clicking on the Start Button, select All Programs, then scroll down to Accessories, click on that, then scroll down to System Tools & will see Disc Defragmenter listed. Click on that & see what it says about your defrag state.
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08 Jul 2018   #3
johnny20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

"Never run"

In 10 years! Lol.
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08 Jul 2018   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Is it very fragmented?. After 10 years it probably is.
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08 Jul 2018   #5
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Your hard drive/s should always be 0% Fragmented.

Click on analyze to get the result. The more a drive gets fragmented, the slower your PC will be.

Example:


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09 Jul 2018   #6
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

You don't have to defrag; you could go forever without defragging your drive. But over time, if defrag is never run, your hard drive will get more and more fragmented. At some point, the fragmentation will get so bad that drive access time will get noticeably slower. Also, if you ever need to do data recovery on your hard drive, the more fragmented the drive is, the less likely you will be able to successfully recover your data.

If Windows is automatically defragging your drive, then you don't have anything to worry about, because it won't be very badly fragmented, if at all. If you initiate a defrag, you will be able to see immediately how fragmented the drive is.

Running defrag in Safe Mode is a lot faster than running it in normal mode.
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31 Aug 2018   #7
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi johnny20, did you defragment in the end? If so, did it make a difference?
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