Win7 - Best Defrag Program?


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Gene E. Bloch

Scheduled tasks are displayed in the section called Active Tasks. When
you bring up the Task Scheduler screen, the center section of the
window is divided into 3 pieces, Overview of Task Scheduler, Task
Status, and Active Tasks. The third one is what you want.
OTOH (again), you didn't say this in replying to my post above :)

It makes a difference.

But I still prefer my method. I can look at my own tasks or Macrium's
tasks or whatever without having to scroll through 50 tasks in a 4-line
window.
 
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Robin Bignall

I have a registered copy of PerfectDisk that I used on my old WinXP -
will check to see if is can also cover Win7.
If it's registered and you have the installer and activation code, give
it a go.
 
G

Gene E. Bloch

OTOH (again), you didn't say this in replying to my post above :)

It makes a difference.

But I still prefer my method. I can look at my own tasks or Macrium's
tasks or whatever without having to scroll through 50 tasks in a 4-line
window.
Which is not to say I won't ever look there. I might learn something
(hard to believe I can, but...).
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Charlie.

The latest version (12.5, I think) of PerfectDisk runs fine in Win7. I'm
running Win8 at the moment and haven't tried to see if it will install here.
But, if PD in Win7 is keeping all my disks defragged, then I get the benefit
of that in Win8 (on the same computer) as well, don't I?

I've been running PD since about 2004, in WinXP and in Win7. Once I "set it
and forget it", I don't have to touch it again until the next version
arrives. I like it!

(Full disclosure: I was a beta tester for Raxco some time ago so I haven't
yet had to pay for PerfectDisk.)

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3503.0728)) in Win8 (RTM Ent Eval)


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My favourite is Perfect Disk from Raxco. I have the Pro version that is
not free, but it does all of the things mentioned so far -- special
routine for SSDs, boot time defrag, continual monitoring in background
and much more.
I have a registered copy of PerfectDisk that I used on my old WinXP -
will check to see if is can also cover Win7.
 
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R. C. White

Hi, Charlie...again.

Now I remember that Win8 will not install if PerfectDisk is installed on the
computer. There was a similar compatibility problem with Win7 at first, but
that was fixed in August 2011, and PD has been running fine for me in Win7
since then.

For details, see Raxco's Technical Support Knowledge base:
http://support.raxco.com/KB/a152/is-perfectdisk-supported-on-windows-8.aspx?KBSearchID=12794

The statement, dated in March 2012, is not long, so I'll just paste it here:
"PerfectDisk currently is not supported on Windows 8.

"Raxco continues to work closely with Microsoft regarding Windows 8
compatibility. Due to ongoing changes in Windows 8, Raxco is waiting for
Windows 8 to become more finalized before ensuring PerfectDisk compatibility
for Windows 8."

RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3503.0728)) in Win8 (RTM Ent Eval)


wrote in message
My favourite is Perfect Disk from Raxco. I have the Pro version that is
not free, but it does all of the things mentioned so far -- special
routine for SSDs, boot time defrag, continual monitoring in background
and much more.
I have a registered copy of PerfectDisk that I used on my old WinXP -
will check to see if is can also cover Win7.
 
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Philip Herlihy

I am new to Win 7 (just installed a new computer a couple of weeks ago
with it - old computer was WinXP). I'm in the process of
setting-up/installing the regular programs I will need (i.e. backups,
etc), and am looking for the best approach to defragging the harddrive
when needed. What would be the best approach/program to defrag the
harddrive in Win7.

Thanks for any insights/suggestions!
charliec
Try Defraggler, from piriform.com (free version is fine). Their other
stuff is good too - especially Recuva, which finds and recovers deleted
files. Defraggler can do boot-time defrag of system file, can defrag
one file or one folder, and can defrag free space. It also has a useful
"disk health" display. Great free tool.
 
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Andy

Yes windows 7 by default scans every wednesday at a preset time that you
could change if you chose to:)
 
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buddyb

Win 7 has a defrag pgm that should be configured to run auto. I don`t
remember how to open that particular feature but when I checked before
it was already set to run in Premium ed.
Regards
Buddy B
 
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G. Morgan

Win 7 has a defrag pgm that should be configured to run auto. I don`t
remember how to open that particular feature but when I checked before
it was already set to run in Premium ed.

It's here: %windir%\system32\dfrgui.exe
 
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G. Morgan

R. C. White said:
Hi, Charlie...again.

Now I remember that Win8 will not install if PerfectDisk is installed on the
computer. There was a similar compatibility problem with Win7 at first, but
that was fixed in August 2011, and PD has been running fine for me in Win7
since then.

For details, see Raxco's Technical Support Knowledge base:
http://support.raxco.com/KB/a152/is-perfectdisk-supported-on-windows-8.aspx?KBSearchID=12794

The statement, dated in March 2012, is not long, so I'll just paste it here:
"PerfectDisk currently is not supported on Windows 8.

"Raxco continues to work closely with Microsoft regarding Windows 8
compatibility. Due to ongoing changes in Windows 8, Raxco is waiting for
Windows 8 to become more finalized before ensuring PerfectDisk compatibility
for Windows 8."

Update: SP5 for v12.5 will be released on Oct. 10.

http://blog.raxco.com/2012/09/04/perfectdisk-12-5-service-pack-5-coming-october-10th/
 
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R. C. White

Hi, G.

Thanks for that link.

To quote:
To many of you, the big thing you have been patiently waiting for is full,
official support for Windows 8. This arrives with SP5.
RC
--
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
(e-mail address removed)
Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
Windows Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3503.0728)) in Win8 (RTM Ent Eval)


"G. Morgan" wrote in message

R. C. White said:
Hi, Charlie...again.

Now I remember that Win8 will not install if PerfectDisk is installed on
the
computer. There was a similar compatibility problem with Win7 at first,
but
that was fixed in August 2011, and PD has been running fine for me in Win7
since then.

For details, see Raxco's Technical Support Knowledge base:
http://support.raxco.com/KB/a152/is-perfectdisk-supported-on-windows-8.aspx?KBSearchID=12794

The statement, dated in March 2012, is not long, so I'll just paste it
here:
"PerfectDisk currently is not supported on Windows 8.

"Raxco continues to work closely with Microsoft regarding Windows 8
compatibility. Due to ongoing changes in Windows 8, Raxco is waiting for
Windows 8 to become more finalized before ensuring PerfectDisk
compatibility
for Windows 8."

Update: SP5 for v12.5 will be released on Oct. 10.

http://blog.raxco.com/2012/09/04/perfectdisk-12-5-service-pack-5-coming-october-10th/
 
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Bob I

Win 7 has a defrag pgm that should be configured to run auto. I don`t
remember how to open that particular feature but when I checked before
it was already set to run in Premium ed.
Regards
Buddy B
It's found in Task Scheduler/Task Scheduler Library/Microsoft/Windows/Defrag
 
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