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Author: Subject: Defragmenting in Windows XP
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[*] Post 468323 posted on 27-12-2012 at 02:47 Reply With Quote
Defragmenting in Windows XP

A young person suggested my XP system is running slowly because it needs defragmented. I think someone here at KF told me defragmenting is usually not very important in XP, but I'm willing to give it a try. How do you do it? I used to have several logical drives (segments on the hard drive) on my Win98 machines, but the techie who installed the OS on this computer left it one large HD. How do I handle the problem that it would be trying to defrag the same hard drive on which it is running?

Should I use the MS program, or do you recommend something else (hopefully, a free one)? I used to use "Nuts and Bolts" with Win98.
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[*] Post 468328 posted on 27-12-2012 at 08:14 Reply With Quote

I use this one, Scholar,:-


It is free and is very efficient - better than MS one in my opinion.

Not sure of the logistics involved with everything in the one place - my HD is compartmented.
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[*] Post 468329 posted on 27-12-2012 at 09:17 Reply With Quote

I use one of three.1 Diskeeper 2 The one with Tune up utilities 2013 or 3 the one I have on Uniblue power suite 2013 all are good. Diskeeper is the best though and quicker, all will run on my Xp hard drive or my windows 7 hard drive or the windows 8 hard drive I use . jmb

ps is win 98 the one they used back in the war of Independence circa
1776 at Valley forge ?
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