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Friday, January 27, 2012

How to run Disk Defragmenter in Windows 7

Description: Running a defragmentation can improve system performance.
  1. Begin by going to the Start Menu » All Programs » Accessories » System Tools » Disk Defragmenter.

    disk defrag

  2. This will open Disk Defragmenter. From here, you can schedule a defragmentation, analyze the contents of the hard disk, or do an on-demand defrag.

    disk defragmenter

  3. To begin defragmentation, choose the hard disk to defrag, and click Defragment Disk.

    defrag disk

  4. The process will begin to analyze the disc, and begin the defragmentation process. This process does take quite some time, so slow progress is normal.
  5. The progress is available in the right column.


  6. The process can be cancelled at any time, without any disk damage, by clicking Stop Operation.

    stop operation
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  1. when I was using 32bit win xp pro, I could boot the "Ultimate Boot CD for Windows" and defrag the C: drive more thoroughly than even doing it in "safe mode". Any bootable CD / USB that can defrag the hard drive available for 64 Bit Windows 7?

  2. Unfortunately there is no bootable disc utility available for Windows 7 to run a defrag on the C: drive. This is largely due to the fact that there is no demand for one to be created as Windows 7 is far more efficient than XP in its use of storage space. Also with newer drives they are of much larger capacity than they were with Windows XP and data fragmentation on a hard drive is a minimal issue until the hard drive itself approaches maximum capacity. Overall, I would stick to utilities within the operating system for optimization.