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    Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off

    Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off

    How to Turn the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter Schedule On or Off
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    How to Turn the Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter Schedule On or Off

       Information
    This will show you how to turn the Disk Defragmenter schedule on or off to allow it to run automatically in Windows 7 or not. Disk Defragmenter is set to run on a automatic schedule by default in Windows 7.

       Note
    The Disk Deframenter .exe file is located at C:\Windows\System32\dfrgui.exe.
       Warning
    Solid State Drives (SSD) do not need to be defragmented. Doing so may shorten the lifespan of the SSD drive.

    Disk Defragmenter will show all disks including SSDs. If you have the Disk Defragmenter schedule turned on, then be sure to check that the SSD has been excluded (unchecked).




    Here's How:

    1. Open the Start Menu, and click on All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and Disk Defragmenter. (See screenshot below)
    Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off-start_menu.jpg

    A) Go to step 3.
    OR

    2. Open the Start Menu, then type dfrgui into the search line and press Enter.

    3. To Turn On the Disk Defragmenter Schedule
    NOTE: If you have a SSD, then check and make sure that any SSD installed has been excluded (unchecked).
    A) Click on the Turn on schedule button. (See screenshot below)
    Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off-1.jpg
    B) If prompted by UAC, click on Yes (if administrator) or type in administrator's password (if standard user).

    C) Check the Run on a Schedule box. (See screenshot below)
    Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off-2.jpg
    D) Choose the frequency, day, time, and disks to be used for the schedule. (See screenshot above)

    E) Go to step 5.
    4. To Turn Off the Disk Defragmenter Schedule
    A) Click on the Configure schedule button. (See screenshot below)
    Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off-off-1.jpg
    B) If prompted by UAC, click on Yes (if administrator) or type in administrator's password (if standard user).

    C) Uncheck the Run on a Schedule box. (See screenshot below)
    Disk Defragmenter Schedule- Turn On or Off-off-2.jpg
    5. Click on OK. (See screenshot above or below step 3C)

    6. Click on the Close button. (See screenshot below step 3A or 4A)


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 382
    W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
       #1

    If you disable defrag in the W7 services, do you need to worry about the defrag scheduler?
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  2. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Spyknee,

    With the Disk Defragmenter service disabled, it will no longer run for you using that method either. Nothing else is required. :)
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  3. Posts : 382
    W7 Ulti/64, XP Pro/32
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello Spyknee,

    With the Disk Defragmenter service disabled, it will no longer run for you using that method either. Nothing else is required. :)

    TY Brink
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  4. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You're welcome. :)
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  5.    #5

    There are better defragmenters than the one that comes with the system, and really it's not necessary to defrag unless you are beginning to notice a slowdown in system responsiveness, or if you have just installed or uninstalled a program that takes up a significant percentage of your HDD space.
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  6. Posts : 4
    vista
       #6

    Brink, thanks for this guide but I want to ask you something.

    On Screen one, we can see a third disk named as Volume{....

    I have a disk like this but my friend is not. What is this disk could you tell me please?
    In forums, I asked this and some peoples said that it was System Reserved disk. Is it right?

    Thanks a lot again.
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  7. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Hello Collette, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    It was the System Reserved partition as it was listed in one of the earlier prerelease Windows 7 builds. It shows at System Reserverd now in all retail versions of Windows 7 now though.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  8. Posts : 21,007
    Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
       #8

    Another good one Shawn could have wrecked my new SSD they tell me!:)
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  9. Posts : 70,224
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Thank you John. Luckily Windows 7 usually will be set to not run Disk Defragmenter by default on the latest SSDs out there. It's still worth to check and make sure though.
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