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Do people still use defrag type software? or general pc optimizers?

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March 4, 2013 7:53:42 AM

I remember back in the day I would run defrag programs via dos shell on my old 486dx/33.

Do people still use defrag programs or any sort of optimizers to help the PC run efficiently? If so, what are some popular programs?
March 4, 2013 9:21:04 AM

Windows 7 and 8 have a defragmenter running in the background by default. XP has one as well but you need to run it manually. If you are looking for a third-party application, try Ultimate Defrag. It has very sophisticated options to put the files exactly where you want them.
I'm not sure if it really helps much to speed up a system.
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March 4, 2013 9:30:02 AM

If you have a SSD - no need for defrag.
-Bruce
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March 4, 2013 11:55:01 AM

For win7, I just leave the scheduled defrag set to run. For XP, I like to use perfect disk or defraggler.
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