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Disk Defragment For Vista

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I don't know how many have discovered that defragmenting Vista can be a long chore. But I have been using a third party disk defragmenter that works very well and takes little time to run.

auslogics - disk-defrag

It's free and works great.

Just disable Vista's defrag. and your set to go.

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You got me thinking that I may need a defrag. I went ot check out my system, according to vista, it defragged my machine this morning. I was using it, but did not even notice.

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Mmmm. normally Vista is set to do early morning defrags. Yes it is a silent running in the background thing. But just try doing it manually once.. It keeps going and going and going.

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mine is set to run at 1:00 am every Wednesday. Since it is my laptop I hibernate it at night. My guess is it started Wednesday morning after bringing it out of hibernation.

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I recommended Auslogic to another place and got good response (so thanks, Jsky!) AND a terrific tip!

"I used Auslogics on my Win 2000 drive from your recommendation. It does seem faster. It also defrags differently, so after the Win defragger was done, leaving 13% fragged, I used the Auslogics and got it down to 3% fragged, I then used the Win 2000 defragger again and got it down further. Seems using them alternately helps get a tight drive. "

Kudos to Heatpro at Handyman's

Liz

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Kudos to Heatpro at Handyman's

Liz

I use that Handyman site quite often to find out how to do some things around the house. Very helpful info. I never got past the plumbing or appliance section, so I did not realize it had a computer section.

Thanks JSKY for the info on Auslogic, I might give it a try, as I like seeing it do defrag, not like in Vista.

Barb

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I, too like to see that "thermometer" so it looks like Windows is actually doing something! I even use the thermometer when I update Windows....guess I just need that "blankey" That's why I swiped Jsky's info and passed it on to the other old coots :D The "kid" at Handyman's has a thread called "Vista" where he's giving his opinions on it.

Pat/Sidekickcat actually introduced me to Handyman's and it has a neat gardening section, too....that's how I became involved there--someone asked a question I could actually answer! :thumbsup: I'm so much better at geraniums than I am at computers...........:D

Liz

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I was going to try out Auslogics Disk Defrag untill I ran across this site.

Insights and Rants: The Great Defrag Shootout: all the defragmentation utilities I can find

I decided to try JkDefrag and it works great! Requires no installation or you can get the installer.

The JkDefrag Forums

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I have the winner of that that sites shoot out Raxco Perfect disk8 also but for speed and pretty darn good defrag I stick with the Auslogic defrag.Once you have tried both you will see what I mean.

Edited by xalint1

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Auslogic Disk Defrag is very nice. It doesn't take very long at all, my current PC has a 500GB SATA hard drive and it takes maybe fifteen to twnenty minutes to defrag it completely. Auslogic Disk Defrag works like a charm.

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I like MyDefrag (formerly JKDefrag) no install/ command line.

http://www.snapfiles.com/reviews/JkDefrag/JkDefrag.html

This is the most complete defrag i have ever had had. Plus you can keep it son a jumpdrive and take it to granny's house and fix her bogged down PC

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