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Windows 7: Defragment.

14 Aug 2010   #11
AussieGuy92

 
 

Auslogics disk defrag does a good job and why did you switch to vista?


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15 Aug 2010   #12
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Personally, O&O Defrag is way better than windows integrated one, it even defragments paging file, which improves a lot the PC performance.

See ya!!
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15 Aug 2010   #13
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

The fragmentation of the pagefile that occurs when it expands is temporary. As soon as the expanded regions are no longer in use (at the next reboot, if not sooner) the additional disk space allocations are freed and the pagefile is back to its original state.

The pagefile is rarely read or written in sequential order, so the performance advantage of having a completely sequential pagefile is minimal.

Defragmenting the page file is also occasionally recommended to improve performance when a Windows system is chronically using much more memory than its total physical memory. This view ignores the fact that, aside from the temporary results of expansion, the pagefile does not become fragmented over time. In general, performance concerns related to pagefile access are much more effectively dealt with by adding more physical memory.


Please read up on the pros/cons of pagefile defragmentation.
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15 Aug 2010   #14
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hatashi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Ah, your system specs said you were using Windows 7. Either way, I guess Defraggler would work fine for you, but Vista's defragger did fine for me as well.
Sorry!

I needed to do a emergency back-up so it went back to Vista.
And since Vista is not as horrible as it used to be back then I decided to stay on it.

I'll update my specs, one more question, since the name of this forum is SevenForums, can we still discuss/talk about Vista and other operating system or is this forum solely for the purpose of discussion on 7?
You can still register here:
Vista Forums
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15 Aug 2010   #15
huffman

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Smart Defrag (free) works very well on Win XP, Vista and Win 7.

Smart Defrag - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
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15 Aug 2010   #16
Hatashi

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.
 
 

Thanks guys, I'll try them out.

And I switched to Vista because Windows 7 wouldn't boot and I had to do a back-up.
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15 Aug 2010   #17
DarkEnergy

7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I used to religiously use Auslogics, then I got sick of the adverts inside it which makes it look tacky, then I used Defraggler for months, now I use Windows 7 built in defrag.

The built in Windows 7 defrag is about the same speed as the rest, and I've heard it's meant to defrag the best something involving prefetching or something.

I'd just use the built in one tbh and disable the schedule. I defrag about 2 or 3 times a day, overkill I know but it only takes a few seconds and keeps your system at its fastest
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16 Aug 2010   #18
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
Personally, O&O Defrag is way better than windows integrated one,
Except O&O Defrag is notorious for corrupting hard drive data. I was burned once by it, and found many many others with the same stories.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FerchogtX View Post
it even defragments paging file, which improves a lot the PC performance.
That was a useful feature in the past, especially when the common tweak was to set a static page file, but with the way Windows 7 handles the pagefile and defragging internally, it isn't needed anymore. If you have anough memory in your system, the pagefile isn't hit that often, which means it won't grow and won't fragment.
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16 Aug 2010   #19
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
The fragmentation of the pagefile that occurs when it expands is temporary. As soon as the expanded regions are no longer in use (at the next reboot, if not sooner) the additional disk space allocations are freed and the pagefile is back to its original state.

The pagefile is rarely read or written in sequential order, so the performance advantage of having a completely sequential pagefile is minimal.

Defragmenting the page file is also occasionally recommended to improve performance when a Windows system is chronically using much more memory than its total physical memory. This view ignores the fact that, aside from the temporary results of expansion, the pagefile does not become fragmented over time. In general, performance concerns related to pagefile access are much more effectively dealt with by adding more physical memory.


Please read up on the pros/cons of pagefile defragmentation.
Well...I still use static paging file configuration in Windows 7, yeah I know, the impact is minimal, with 4 GB or RAM I barely need to use the page file... but I like to control whenever it changes or not, so I don't get surprised by "missing GB" in my HDD... is just that. Defrangmenting it with the config I use improves system because the program can allocate the files in space easily and takes les to do the whole stuff... just my way of having W7, works flawlessly.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Except O&O Defrag is notorious for corrupting hard drive data. I was burned once by it, and found many many others with the same stories.
That is amazing for me... I've been using this soft for more than 4 years, and I had never that kind of problems, even now in W7... I never new of that O_O
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
That was a useful feature in the past, especially when the common tweak was to set a static page file, but with the way Windows 7 handles the pagefile and defragging internally, it isn't needed anymore. If you have anough memory in your system, the pagefile isn't hit that often, which means it won't grow and won't fragment.
I notice that, if you have 4 GB or more, Paging file is not used at all, or very lil' sometimes... anyway, as I said some line above, I set a static page file to control HDD free space.

As always, I find useful information here... I never know about that stuff in O&O... but never happened to me O_O

See ya!!
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17 Aug 2010   #20
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Vista improved when it became Windows 7....lol. Actually Vista was just a shock having come from XP pro. Now with Windows 7 when I revisit my girl friends Vista system it all makes more sense, I just like how nimble 7 is !
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