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Windows 7: do not defragment with battery attached?

10 Dec 2009   #1
genxie

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 
do not defragment with battery attached?

came across advice online somewhere that said do not run disc defragment while the battery is attached...is this true or is this online leg pulling?


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10 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Shouldn't matter.
Edit: after seeing Ken's post, I need to modify. Leave the battery in, and plug it into the wall. In case the power fails, you will have backup.
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10 Dec 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by genxie View Post
came across advice online somewhere that said do not run disc defragment while the battery is attached...is this true or is this online leg pulling?

TRUE and important. Most defraggers will not let you do it on battery. If you lose power during a defrag you stand a good change of losing data and possibly having an unbootible computer


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10 Dec 2009   #4
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I assume that the battery that you are speaking of is in a laptop, not a UPS.
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10 Dec 2009   #5
genxie

windows 7 home premium - 32 bit
 
 

on laptop yes, questioned answered. thank you.
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10 Dec 2009   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It may come across as confusing when you say attached...which might lead some to think you should pop the battery off your laptop before running a defragger. As mentioned, it probably referred to not running a defragger while running off of the battery's power. Aside from the corruption issues if it dies, it will also drain down your battery quicker than normal usage.
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