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Does PageDefrag work in Vista yet?

by stinman / April 18, 2008 2:57 AM PDT

Has anyone tried it,if so I would like to know how it worked for them.It is a great tool and is needed when you have big page files.

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It's not officially supported...
by John.Wilkinson / April 19, 2008 12:24 AM PDT

PageDefrag has not been updated for Vista compatibility, nor has it been designated as supported under Vista, so it's a 'use at your own risk' scenario.


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by randysig / March 15, 2009 10:46 AM PDT

Installing PageDefrag on Vista.

I have PageDefrag installed on my Windows Vista computer. It was a challenge to figure out what to do to get it to install but here is what worked.
1) Put the 3 PageDefrag install files in your root Directory aka c:\
2) Turn off the Account Control --- yes, I know that is probably not the best suggestion but you have to do it to install.
3) reboot your computer and log into your administrator account.
4) Install PageDefrag
5) Remember to turn your Accout Control back on
6) Reboot your computer and log back into your normal windows account

When you reboot the page defrag will run at the start up.
If you want to make any changes to PageDefrag or to uninstall you have to log back into your administrator account but you do not have to turn off your account control.

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Doesn't work
by vestige / May 28, 2009 1:50 PM PDT

Copying the files to your hard drive's root wouldn't make any difference.

PageDefrag doesn't work for me in 64-bit Vista. Error message: "Can't install PageDefrag driver."

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