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defragment tool vista home premium

by hartlanders / October 16, 2007 11:07 PM PDT

I have had this computer for 8 months.
any time i click to defrag the computer
it goes to analyze,the message says your
file system performance is good,you do not
need to defragment at this time.
Can this be possible after 8 months of use?

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Edward, I dunno...
by glenn30 / October 17, 2007 2:03 AM PDT

Mine is the same so I defrag from time to time just to please my own peace of mind. Seems odd to me but I think newer systems require less frequent defrags.



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by hartlanders / October 17, 2007 3:22 AM PDT
In reply to: Edward, I dunno...

Thanks for your reply.i had an hp computer
before the new one.the old computer had win 98se,and was much faster.
and i had more programs that i downloaded on old computer.

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re: defrag
by glenn30 / October 17, 2007 5:02 AM PDT
In reply to: re:defrag

I am thinking Vista will never say a defrag is needed... I wonder if it is functional. Vista is strange in many ways and I have lots of issues that remain unsolved. Maybe SP-1 when released next year will fix some of this. Hope so!

Best of luck,


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try a free trial of a defrag program like..
by bklynrickel / October 17, 2007 6:33 AM PDT
In reply to: re: defrag

ashampoo magical defrag or disktrix to see about defragmenting your hard drive. i use ashampoo and it works great for me in the background. i don't have to do anything. it's automatic. go to and take a look.

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by hartlanders / October 17, 2007 8:19 AM PDT

Thanks i am going to look at this on

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automatic defrag
by SerengetiValley / October 19, 2007 2:39 AM PDT

I personally like automatic defrag over scheduling or manually defragging a drive because there is no guesswork involved. The drive is defragmented by the defragger in the background only when required, and automatically too! Quite convenient.

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Heres another goody
by morrie 52 / October 28, 2007 1:12 AM PDT

Try Iobit SmartDefrag 4.01 Beta a great freeby.

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task scheduler
by Dango517 / October 17, 2007 6:28 PM PDT

set it up here and forget it. You'll find task scheduler very different in Vista. I'd suggest every 30 hours of use for a defragmentation. Good maintenance means good smooth computer operation, some disagree.(This thread is not tracked)

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vista has a scheduler for defrag in vista
by Basket628 / October 18, 2007 6:49 AM PDT
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vista has a scheduler for defrag in vista open defragmenter you will see the scheduler set it and it will run when the time comes.

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vista defrag
by 4138168 / October 20, 2007 12:32 AM PDT

Try using IObit smart defrag, this is very good, windows defrag suggested that mine did not need a defrag, this programme took quite a while to defrag the system. This tends to show that windows could be better.

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(NT) IObit is very good, ditto
by Dango517 / October 28, 2007 1:25 AM PDT
In reply to: vista defrag
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by Frost7331 / October 20, 2007 11:28 PM PDT

Well,it depends,on how much stuff you download,install,etc.
I do this alot,and sometimes I can get around 512 megs to 10 gigs to be fragmented.Saying it doesn't need a defragment has to mean that it is doing it in the background,furthuring your slowdown of system resources.

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by hartlanders / October 20, 2007 11:48 PM PDT
In reply to: Depends

Thanks again for the replies!

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Tell do you get facts.
by morrie 52 / October 28, 2007 1:15 AM PDT

Does it tell you if it has any fragmented files ,it must show some me thinks.

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