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How to Schedule Drive Defragmentation on your laptop

Jan 7, 2016 12:19AM PST

My Laptop just gets slower and slower, until and unless I free up some memory and defrag its hard drive. Need to know whether the de-fragmentation process can be scheduled so that I need not look into it again and again.

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Windows? Which one?
Jan 7, 2016 8:58AM PST

Here on 8 and 10 this is automatically scheduled so I never have to do more.

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Re: Windows ? Which One?
Jan 13, 2016 2:56AM PST

Any utility that is compatible for all versions of Windows OS, so that the de-fragmentation process can be scheduled accordingly.

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There is NO such utility that is compatible w/ all versions
Jan 13, 2016 8:15AM PST

That was easy to answer. Wish it wasn't.

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Re: defrag
Jan 7, 2016 12:43AM PST

The only sure thing: your laptop needs a larger hard disk. Only in extreme cases the amount of files on the hard disk has impact on the performance, so it seems you have reached that state.
The same goes for defragging. In normal circumstances it hardly has any impact.

Windows' task scheduler allows you to schedule tasks. But if you want to combine manually deleting files and defragging it's impossible to schedule that, because the schedule doesn't know when you do the manual work.
From what you tell, only the combination works for you.

Kees

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