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Vista Defrag schedule?

  1. #1


    Lakesidezx Guest

    Vista Defrag schedule?

    Im curious if this is possible.

    It seems that I can modify the schedule for when defrag happens in Vista and
    it's default settings on my computer is something like Wednesday at 1am but
    I don't leave my computer on 24 hours a day and by 1am Im usually asleep.

    So does Vista wake up my computer when it's off on wednesdays at 1am, defrag
    everything, then shut it back down again?

    I believe that in my bios I can tell the computer to start up at a certain
    time which would be half of the situation by telling it to wake up at
    12:50am on wendsday but is there a way to tell vistas defrag to shut the
    computer down after it's defragged everything?

    Thanks,


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Vista Defrag schedule?

    why not just change the schedule to a time when you are usually using your computer.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:B90E7ECA-E49E-47CF-ABF0-E30149C7E32F@microsoft.com...
    Im curious if this is possible.

    It seems that I can modify the schedule for when defrag happens in Vista and
    it's default settings on my computer is something like Wednesday at 1am but
    I don't leave my computer on 24 hours a day and by 1am Im usually asleep.

    So does Vista wake up my computer when it's off on wednesdays at 1am, defrag
    everything, then shut it back down again?

    I believe that in my bios I can tell the computer to start up at a certain
    time which would be half of the situation by telling it to wake up at
    12:50am on wendsday but is there a way to tell vistas defrag to shut the
    computer down after it's defragged everything?

    Thanks,


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: Vista Defrag schedule?

    If it's scheduled for 12am Wednesday and you have it off, it will start
    when you turn your PC on after that time. So, you wake up Wednesday
    morning at 10am and turn on your PC... That's when it will start.

    Dustin Harper
    dharper@vistarip.com
    http://www.vistarip.com



    Lakesidezx wrote:
    > Im curious if this is possible.
    >
    > It seems that I can modify the schedule for when defrag happens in Vista
    > and it's default settings on my computer is something like Wednesday at
    > 1am but I don't leave my computer on 24 hours a day and by 1am Im
    > usually asleep.
    >
    > So does Vista wake up my computer when it's off on wednesdays at 1am,
    > defrag everything, then shut it back down again?
    >
    > I believe that in my bios I can tell the computer to start up at a
    > certain time which would be half of the situation by telling it to wake
    > up at 12:50am on wendsday but is there a way to tell vistas defrag to
    > shut the computer down after it's defragged everything?
    >
    > Thanks,


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Lakesidezx Guest

    Re: Vista Defrag schedule?

    Thanks,


    "Dustin Harper" <dharper@vistarip.com> wrote in message
    news:45C27F4E.7090906@vistarip.com...
    > If it's scheduled for 12am Wednesday and you have it off, it will start
    > when you turn your PC on after that time. So, you wake up Wednesday
    > morning at 10am and turn on your PC... That's when it will start.
    >
    > Dustin Harper
    > dharper@vistarip.com
    > http://www.vistarip.com
    >
    >
    >
    > Lakesidezx wrote:
    >> Im curious if this is possible.
    >>
    >> It seems that I can modify the schedule for when defrag happens in Vista
    >> and it's default settings on my computer is something like Wednesday at
    >> 1am but I don't leave my computer on 24 hours a day and by 1am Im
    >> usually asleep.
    >>
    >> So does Vista wake up my computer when it's off on wednesdays at 1am,
    >> defrag everything, then shut it back down again?
    >>
    >> I believe that in my bios I can tell the computer to start up at a
    >> certain time which would be half of the situation by telling it to wake
    >> up at 12:50am on wendsday but is there a way to tell vistas defrag to
    >> shut the computer down after it's defragged everything?
    >>
    >> Thanks,



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Lakesidezx Guest

    Re: Vista Defrag schedule?

    With XP I always avoided having defrag run when I was on the computer because it noticibly slowed down operations on my computer which rather annoyed me, so i usually just avoided defraging until I absolutely had to. Why? Is vistas defrag any lighter on impact to the end user when it's running?


    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:%23QKiemlRHHA.4896@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    why not just change the schedule to a time when you are usually using your computer.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:B90E7ECA-E49E-47CF-ABF0-E30149C7E32F@microsoft.com...
    Im curious if this is possible.

    It seems that I can modify the schedule for when defrag happens in Vista and
    it's default settings on my computer is something like Wednesday at 1am but
    I don't leave my computer on 24 hours a day and by 1am Im usually asleep.

    So does Vista wake up my computer when it's off on wednesdays at 1am, defrag
    everything, then shut it back down again?

    I believe that in my bios I can tell the computer to start up at a certain
    time which would be half of the situation by telling it to wake up at
    12:50am on wendsday but is there a way to tell vistas defrag to shut the
    computer down after it's defragged everything?

    Thanks,


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    mikeyhsd Guest

    Re: Vista Defrag schedule?

    seems to be, works more in the background than in the past.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:38C31777-8405-47A5-A4B8-F00A65CE1525@microsoft.com...
    With XP I always avoided having defrag run when I was on the computer because it noticibly slowed down operations on my computer which rather annoyed me, so i usually just avoided defraging until I absolutely had to. Why? Is vistas defrag any lighter on impact to the end user when it's running?


    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:%23QKiemlRHHA.4896@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    why not just change the schedule to a time when you are usually using your computer.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:B90E7ECA-E49E-47CF-ABF0-E30149C7E32F@microsoft.com...
    Im curious if this is possible.

    It seems that I can modify the schedule for when defrag happens in Vista and
    it's default settings on my computer is something like Wednesday at 1am but
    I don't leave my computer on 24 hours a day and by 1am Im usually asleep.

    So does Vista wake up my computer when it's off on wednesdays at 1am, defrag
    everything, then shut it back down again?

    I believe that in my bios I can tell the computer to start up at a certain
    time which would be half of the situation by telling it to wake up at
    12:50am on wendsday but is there a way to tell vistas defrag to shut the
    computer down after it's defragged everything?

    Thanks,


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Jill Zoeller [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Vista Defrag schedule?

    Check out our FAQ for details on how Vista's defrag causes less impact to the user while running.

    http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/pag...enter-faq.aspx

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    Want to learn more about Windows file and storage technologies? Visit our team blog at http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/default.aspx.
    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:38C31777-8405-47A5-A4B8-F00A65CE1525@microsoft.com...
    With XP I always avoided having defrag run when I was on the computer because it noticibly slowed down operations on my computer which rather annoyed me, so i usually just avoided defraging until I absolutely had to. Why? Is vistas defrag any lighter on impact to the end user when it's running?


    "mikeyhsd" <mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com> wrote in message news:%23QKiemlRHHA.4896@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    why not just change the schedule to a time when you are usually using your computer.



    mikeyhsd@sport.rr.com



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message news:B90E7ECA-E49E-47CF-ABF0-E30149C7E32F@microsoft.com...
    Im curious if this is possible.

    It seems that I can modify the schedule for when defrag happens in Vista and
    it's default settings on my computer is something like Wednesday at 1am but
    I don't leave my computer on 24 hours a day and by 1am Im usually asleep.

    So does Vista wake up my computer when it's off on wednesdays at 1am, defrag
    everything, then shut it back down again?

    I believe that in my bios I can tell the computer to start up at a certain
    time which would be half of the situation by telling it to wake up at
    12:50am on wendsday but is there a way to tell vistas defrag to shut the
    computer down after it's defragged everything?

    Thanks,


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: Vista Defrag schedule?

    Vista defrag is very different from that in WinXP. If you miss the scheduled
    time, it will run upon the next boot. It runs in the background at very low
    io usage and should not interfere with anything you are doing. Gamers, of
    course, may want total control and choose not to schedule at all.

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    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!



    "Lakesidezx" <lakesidezx@nowhere.net> wrote in message
    news:B90E7ECA-E49E-47CF-ABF0-E30149C7E32F@microsoft.com...
    > Im curious if this is possible.
    >
    > It seems that I can modify the schedule for when defrag happens in Vista
    > and it's default settings on my computer is something like Wednesday at
    > 1am but I don't leave my computer on 24 hours a day and by 1am Im usually
    > asleep.
    >
    > So does Vista wake up my computer when it's off on wednesdays at 1am,
    > defrag everything, then shut it back down again?
    >
    > I believe that in my bios I can tell the computer to start up at a certain
    > time which would be half of the situation by telling it to wake up at
    > 12:50am on wendsday but is there a way to tell vistas defrag to shut the
    > computer down after it's defragged everything?
    >
    > Thanks,



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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