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Diskeeper 10, trial version, has replaced XP utility?!

by dan24-20967362714300438669173393145556 / January 6, 2006 10:15 PM PST

I downloaded a trial version of Diskeeper 10. Ran it once.

Somehow, it has replaced the Disk Defragmenter that is packaged with my OS, Windows XP Home Edition!

How do I restore the original utility? Or, does the original utility reappear when the trial version is uninstalled?

(Curiously, the shortcut in the toolbar is for the Windows' Disk Defragmenter, but when you click on it, Diskeeper loads.)


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Same Company
by eddie11013 / January 6, 2006 11:00 PM PST

From what I have seen before, Diskeeper is the same company, Executive something, that XP defrag is based on. Thats why Diskeeper takes over. If and when you uninstall Diskeeper you will get your win XP defrag back. I used to have the DiskeeperLite, which was for free, but since I didn't see any gain, I got rid of it and now just use win XP defrag.

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thanks; boot-time defrag?
by dan24-20967362714300438669173393145556 / January 7, 2006 9:04 PM PST
In reply to: Same Company

Thanks for the reassurance.

Did you do the boot-time defragmentation? As I read the Help/Overview, it sounds unnecessary for XP and more complicated than worthwhile.

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Short answer, NO.
by eddie11013 / January 7, 2006 10:46 PM PST

Since you only need to do a defrag every once in a while, I just click on defrag, let it do its thing, takes maybe just a few minutes, 60 Gig hard drive and I'm done with it. Since I have CCleaner setup to run on startup, this keeps my temp and recycle stuff at a min and or clean for whenever I do run defrag.
Good Luck

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CCleaner & MRU Blaster
by dan24-20967362714300438669173393145556 / January 8, 2006 4:38 AM PST
In reply to: Short answer, NO.

I use CCleaner, also, and MRU Blaster.


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RE: Diskeeper 10
by caktus / January 8, 2006 1:57 PM PST

Only one Disc defragmentor can be operational at one time. To return to the Windows Disc Defragmenter you must uninstall Diskeeper.

However, Diskeeper is much better than the Windows Disc Defragmenter since it defrags the Paging\vitual memory file and can configure the Master File Table or Paging file, do Boot Defrag, + other options, and can defrag much faster. And contrary to popular beleif it is a good idea to Defrag regularly.

If you don't mind spending the money it can be a very worthwhile investment.

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