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  1. #1


    Guest

    file defragmentation

    Is it possible to run the Contig / PageDefrag tools in Vista?

    Are they needed? Or does Vista defragment the files / pagefile in
    background?




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  3. #2


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: file defragmentation

    Defrag has a new look, but it runs by default every Wednesday at 1:00am.
    You can also run it manually by going to Start Orb | All Programs |
    Accessories | System Tools | Disk Defragment

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    <pasticka@bleble.jixo.cz> wrote in message
    news:urh0TaHZHHA.1008@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Is it possible to run the Contig / PageDefrag tools in Vista?
    >
    > Are they needed? Or does Vista defragment the files / pagefile in
    > background?
    >
    >
    >



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  4. #3


    OKuma Guest

    Re: file defragmentation

    The defrag tool in Vista is made by Diskeeper.
    Basically, this defrag tool has been embedded in to the OS since Win95.
    The built in tool, to my knowledge, does not defrag the pagefile or the MFT.
    You would need to get a full version of a Defrag Software.

    Just a note:
    I believe Microsoft was made to remove the build-in Diskeeper from all
    the Windows OSes that were to be used by German Government.

    Diskeeper has version 2007, but you have to download a patch to get it to
    work with Vista.
    Also, the price depends on the version of Vista you are running. It can get
    expensive.

    I recently converted to PerfectDisk 8.0 by Raxco. They are the only defrag
    software that is certified to run on Vista.

    It's a lot faster and does a much better job than DiskKeeper.

    But anyway, to defrag the Pagefile and or the MFT, you will need a Third
    Party Defrag Tool.

    As long as the pagefile is not managed by the system, you shouldn't get much
    fragmentation, but the MFT on the other hand, gets heavily fragmented.

    Personally, I would get PerfectDisk 8.0, it's doesn't cost a whole lot, it's
    $8 for a year of maintained, and it's the only defrager the is Certified to
    Run on Vista.

    Just my .02

    Regards,

    OKuma

    <pasticka@bleble.jixo.cz> wrote in message
    news:urh0TaHZHHA.1008@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Is it possible to run the Contig / PageDefrag tools in Vista?
    >
    > Are they needed? Or does Vista defragment the files / pagefile in
    > background?
    >
    >
    >



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  5. #4


    Duncan McC Guest

    Re: file defragmentation

    In article <0A49108C-8BB6-4D7A-BBEA-0B274C80903C@microsoft.com>,
    okuma@okumaware.com says...
    > The defrag tool in Vista is made by Diskeeper.
    > Basically, this defrag tool has been embedded in to the OS since Win95.
    > The built in tool, to my knowledge, does not defrag the pagefile or the MFT.
    > You would need to get a full version of a Defrag Software.
    >
    > Just a note:
    > I believe Microsoft was made to remove the build-in Diskeeper from all
    > the Windows OSes that were to be used by German Government.
    >
    > Diskeeper has version 2007, but you have to download a patch to get it to
    > work with Vista.
    > Also, the price depends on the version of Vista you are running. It can get
    > expensive.
    >
    > I recently converted to PerfectDisk 8.0 by Raxco. They are the only defrag
    > software that is certified to run on Vista.
    >
    > It's a lot faster and does a much better job than DiskKeeper.
    >
    > But anyway, to defrag the Pagefile and or the MFT, you will need a Third
    > Party Defrag Tool.
    >
    > As long as the pagefile is not managed by the system, you shouldn't get much
    > fragmentation, but the MFT on the other hand, gets heavily fragmented.
    >
    > Personally, I would get PerfectDisk 8.0, it's doesn't cost a whole lot, it's
    > $8 for a year of maintained, and it's the only defrager the is Certified to
    > Run on Vista.
    >
    > Just my .02


    Good info.

    Have you tried the SysInternals defrag util - it defrags stuff that MS's
    defrag doesn't. And it's free.

    MS liked them so much, they bought em!

    http://www.sysinternals.com

    Chit! - just went there and it redirects to MS. And guess what, the
    defrag tool isn't there!

    Seems to be the only one missing - thanks Microsoft.

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    Duncan

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  6. #5


    Duncan McC Guest

    Re: file defragmentation

    In article <0A49108C-8BB6-4D7A-BBEA-0B274C80903C@microsoft.com>,
    okuma@okumaware.com says...
    > The defrag tool in Vista is made by Diskeeper.
    > Basically, this defrag tool has been embedded in to the OS since Win95.
    > The built in tool, to my knowledge, does not defrag the pagefile or the MFT.
    > You would need to get a full version of a Defrag Software.
    >
    > Just a note:
    > I believe Microsoft was made to remove the build-in Diskeeper from all
    > the Windows OSes that were to be used by German Government.
    >
    > Diskeeper has version 2007, but you have to download a patch to get it to
    > work with Vista.
    > Also, the price depends on the version of Vista you are running. It can get
    > expensive.
    >
    > I recently converted to PerfectDisk 8.0 by Raxco. They are the only defrag
    > software that is certified to run on Vista.
    >
    > It's a lot faster and does a much better job than DiskKeeper.
    >
    > But anyway, to defrag the Pagefile and or the MFT, you will need a Third
    > Party Defrag Tool.
    >
    > As long as the pagefile is not managed by the system, you shouldn't get much
    > fragmentation, but the MFT on the other hand, gets heavily fragmented.
    >
    > Personally, I would get PerfectDisk 8.0, it's doesn't cost a whole lot, it's
    > $8 for a year of maintained, and it's the only defrager the is Certified to
    > Run on Vista.
    >
    > Just my .02


    OK - I'm wrong

    Here tis:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sys...agedefrag.mspx

    Don't know if it works on Vista.

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    Duncan

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  7. #6


    Guest

    Re: file defragmentation

    In Win 95 Norton supplied the defrag. In Win2000 and later NT systems
    diskkeeper did provide the defragger. Vista's does do the MFT although XP's
    didn't.
    "Duncan McC" <hard@work.ok> wrote in message
    news:MPG.2067e40a4ecc8c98988a@news.microsoft.com...
    > In article <0A49108C-8BB6-4D7A-BBEA-0B274C80903C@microsoft.com>,
    > okuma@okumaware.com says...
    >> The defrag tool in Vista is made by Diskeeper.
    >> Basically, this defrag tool has been embedded in to the OS since Win95.
    >> The built in tool, to my knowledge, does not defrag the pagefile or the
    >> MFT.
    >> You would need to get a full version of a Defrag Software.
    >>
    >> Just a note:
    >> I believe Microsoft was made to remove the build-in Diskeeper from
    >> all
    >> the Windows OSes that were to be used by German Government.
    >>
    >> Diskeeper has version 2007, but you have to download a patch to get it to
    >> work with Vista.
    >> Also, the price depends on the version of Vista you are running. It can
    >> get
    >> expensive.
    >>
    >> I recently converted to PerfectDisk 8.0 by Raxco. They are the only
    >> defrag
    >> software that is certified to run on Vista.
    >>
    >> It's a lot faster and does a much better job than DiskKeeper.
    >>
    >> But anyway, to defrag the Pagefile and or the MFT, you will need a Third
    >> Party Defrag Tool.
    >>
    >> As long as the pagefile is not managed by the system, you shouldn't get
    >> much
    >> fragmentation, but the MFT on the other hand, gets heavily fragmented.
    >>
    >> Personally, I would get PerfectDisk 8.0, it's doesn't cost a whole lot,
    >> it's
    >> $8 for a year of maintained, and it's the only defrager the is Certified
    >> to
    >> Run on Vista.
    >>
    >> Just my .02

    >
    > Good info.
    >
    > Have you tried the SysInternals defrag util - it defrags stuff that MS's
    > defrag doesn't. And it's free.
    >
    > MS liked them so much, they bought em!
    >
    > http://www.sysinternals.com
    >
    > Chit! - just went there and it redirects to MS. And guess what, the
    > defrag tool isn't there!
    >
    > Seems to be the only one missing - thanks Microsoft.
    >
    > --
    > Duncan



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