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    defragging harddrive with vista?

    Can someone tell me how in the heck I can defrag my harddrive on vista? I'm clueless. Thanks for the advice in advance.

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    hmm... well I just put "defrag" into the search bar, and it popped up a window in about 2 seconds that said my puter is being automatically defragged every wednesday at 1 am. It asked me if I'd like to defrag now, and I told it no, keep to your current schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9mmprincess View Post
    hmm... well I just put "defrag" into the search bar, and it popped up a window in about 2 seconds that said my puter is being automatically defragged every wednesday at 1 am. It asked me if I'd like to defrag now, and I told it no, keep to your current schedule.

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    So you stuck with vista then?

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    I am using Windows Vista x64 and very happy with it.


    BTW, for defraging I use Diskeeper 2007 Pro Premier, I've used it for XP and now Vista, nice program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    I am using Windows Vista x64 and very happy with it.


    I had a person email yesterday that "prayed I was not using Vista"

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    Vista defrag is sooooo slow! The good news though is that MS is actively working on a new faster Vista defrag for SP1 when it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT View Post
    Vista defrag is sooooo slow! The good news though is that MS is actively working on a new faster Vista defrag for SP1 when it comes out.
    yeah heard the same thing.. plus I did hear they are working on memory usage and how its dropped for applications.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post

    BTW, for defraging I use Diskeeper 2007 Pro Premier, I've used it for XP and now Vista, nice program.
    I was using it few weeks ago then my trial expired, you think it's worth buying it ?
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    Vista's built in defrag is actually Diskkeeper lite... and does a surprisingly good job at that.

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    Just like prior versions of Windows.....one of the several methods to get to defragger...open up My Computer, right click the drive...properties, tools tab...you'll see it there, along with Checkdisk.

    Another way...if you want to actually see % and stuff...since the new Vista Defrag GUI hides that info now, hit up the command prompt,
    defrag C:" can toss in -a or -w if you want to see some more info. (just type defrag and you'll see the list of options.

    By default Vista defrag will run once a week anyways....not really a need to manually run it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    I am using Windows Vista x64 and very happy with it.


    BTW, for defraging I use Diskeeper 2007 Pro Premier, I've used it for XP and now Vista, nice program.
    Me too, I use Diskeeper Pro, and it works very nicely. Automatic defragment is great - set it and forget it, and Diskeeper does the rest. I like that you can enable automatic defrag for the partitions that you want, and disable it for others.

    Quote Originally Posted by illestdynasty View Post
    Vista's built in defrag is actually Diskkeeper lite... and does a surprisingly good job at that.
    Nope. The XP defragger was an older Diskeeper lite, but Vista's has nothing to do with Diskeeper AFAIK.

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