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Windows 7: Which Defrag programs?

04 Mar 2010   #11
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

vote for windows defrag!!!!
  • integrated
  • improved over vista and xp
  • includes information on passes and consolidation
  • scheduling
  • best of all, you don't need to install
I like the beauty of its simplicity


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04 Mar 2010   #12
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pichu View Post
vote for windows defrag!!!!
  • integrated
  • improved over vista and xp
  • includes information on passes and consolidation
  • scheduling
  • best of all, you don't need to install
I like the beauty of its simplicity
Have you tried it with the '-b' switch? No, I'm not pulling your leg. Even though

defrag /?

in a command prompt says nothing about -b, on some installs it still
optimizes the boot files. Don't ask me which versions or why. You just
have to try it and see. Of course it only works on the boot partition as in:
defrag C: -b

if, it works on your system at all that is.
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04 Mar 2010   #13
Pichu

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pichu View Post
vote for windows defrag!!!!
  • integrated
  • improved over vista and xp
  • includes information on passes and consolidation
  • scheduling
  • best of all, you don't need to install
I like the beauty of its simplicity
Have you tried it with the '-b' switch? No, I'm not pulling your leg. Even though

defrag /?

in a command prompt says nothing about -b, on some installs it still
optimizes the boot files. Don't ask me which versions or why. You just
have to try it and see. Of course it only works on the boot partition as in:
defrag C: -b

if, it works on your system at all that is.
Another perfect reason to use disk defrag in windows 7!!! thanks for that tip!!! I never knew that was a parameter!! Ima see if that helps with the booting!!
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04 Mar 2010   #14
mitchell64

Windows Seven Home Premium 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pichu View Post
vote for windows defrag!!!!
  • integrated
  • improved over vista and xp
  • includes information on passes and consolidation
  • scheduling
  • best of all, you don't need to install
I like the beauty of its simplicity
Have you tried it with the '-b' switch? No, I'm not pulling your leg. Even though

defrag /?

in a command prompt says nothing about -b, on some installs it still
optimizes the boot files. Don't ask me which versions or why. You just
have to try it and see. Of course it only works on the boot partition as in:
defrag C: -b

if, it works on your system at all that is.
I created a shortcut -b switch & it works fine, but i cant get -b switch to run from a command

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04 Mar 2010   #15
Tarka Dal

Stools
 
 

How come everyone wants to use a defragger? If your on 7 or Vista it does it automatic unless you switch it off. What's the point when what you gain is millisecs. I don't get it?
Or, is it that you gain 5 seconds of your life each session on a computer?
Just asking not a rant!
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04 Mar 2010   #16
gamepoint

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

PerfectDisk..i think
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04 Mar 2010   #17
techcal

XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hclarkjr View Post
. i like diskeeper the best of them 3 and am using it now.
+1
Fragmentation prevention FTW!
Yeah, this is the only defragger that prevents most fragmentation before it occurs.
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04 Mar 2010   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

@mitchell I'm guessing it should require an administrative command prompt. The window should have Administrator: current directory

in the caption bar. Usually if you get it from Start Menu Accessories it wil be an admin command prompt.

@Pichu glad it worked for you and thanks for the rep.
edit: btw I hope you don't mind I ripped off part of your
sig. You put it succinctly.
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04 Mar 2010   #19
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Runckle View Post
How come everyone wants to use a defragger? If your on 7 or Vista it does it automatic unless you switch it off. What's the point when what you gain is millisecs. I don't get it?
Or, is it that you gain 5 seconds of your life each session on a computer?
Just asking not a rant!
The trouble with just leaving the defrag set up as in Task Scheduler is, I don't think the "idle detection" is sophisticated enough. When I first got a PC with Vista preinstalled, pre SP, the defragger was in the Task Scheduler and nobody told me about it. I was in the middle of a defrag with JkDefrag when, guess what? The Vista defrag.exe kicked in!!! Since I wasn't pounding on the keyboard it figured the machine was "idle" even though the disk activity was through the roof.

If you are going to use the built in defrag during idle you probably need some more sophisticated idle detection that takes disk activity into account. Running it manually is fine.
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04 Mar 2010   #20
Klaw117

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell64 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pichu View Post
vote for windows defrag!!!!
  • integrated
  • improved over vista and xp
  • includes information on passes and consolidation
  • scheduling
  • best of all, you don't need to install
I like the beauty of its simplicity
Have you tried it with the '-b' switch? No, I'm not pulling your leg. Even though

defrag /?

in a command prompt says nothing about -b, on some installs it still
optimizes the boot files. Don't ask me which versions or why. You just
have to try it and see. Of course it only works on the boot partition as in:
defrag C: -b

if, it works on your system at all that is.
I created a shortcut -b switch & it works fine, but i cant get -b switch to run from a command

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Nice! I'm definitely going to try that out. One question though. After it says "File fragments larger than 64 MB are not included in the fragmentation statistics," what are you supposed to do? Will it automatically start optimizing the boot partition or do you have to type in something first?
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