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The new thing in scareware are defragger scams that falsely claim a computer needs disk errors fixed, experts say.
Disktrix's $30 utility lets you defragment hard drives and other storage devices a little or a lot--and view the contents of individual drive clusters, among other options.
Improve the performance of XP and Vista--at least a little bit--by running its built-in disk defragmenter with your choice of command switches.
You can find a better tool for just about any system task without paying a cent. Start with the firewall, which most people would consider an indispensable piece of software.
Iolo Technologies' System Mechanic and Stardock's TweakVista make it easy to get a snapshot of your Vista setup and customize your PC's configuration.
One of the biggest frustrations for most people upgrading their systems to Windows 7 is that what Microsoft calls a "custom upgrade" is really a clean install. LapLink thinks they have a solution.
Microsoft isn't making life easy for users of its aging operating system, but you don't need to be in a hurry to abandon XP.
Although PerfectDisk 2000 5.0 does a thorough job defragmenting hard drives and offers some excellent features, Microsoft's free utility should suffice for most users.
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If you're too lazy to run the Windows defragger, Diskeeper 8.0 will automatically defragment your drive for you.