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A Vista Defrag

Thursday, November 8th, 2007 by | Filed Under: System Tune-Up Help

A Vista Defrag

Are you a Windows Vista user? If so, have you run a defrag on your new system yet? I know Vista hasn’t been around for very long, but like we always say here at WorldStart, it’s never too soon for a defrag! If you’re a new Vista user, you probably haven’t had your computer for too long, so I understand if you haven’t run a defrag on it as of yet, but it’s something you need to keep in mind. And who knows, maybe you don’t even know how to do it on a Vista computer. Well, in that case, it’s time for a change and that’s exactly what we’re going to do today. What do you say we learn how to do a Vista defrag? Let’s check it out!

To get to the defrag area in Windows Vista, all you have to do is click on the Start button and type “defrag” into the search box. Doing that will bring the defrag window up for you automatically. You will then be asked if you’re sure you want to continue on with what you’re doing (trust me, you do!) So, just click the Continue button. From there, you can start the defrag process by clicking the Defragment Now button. The defrag will then run on your system and you can just wait for the results. Now, from that window, you can also set up a schedule for the defrag to run on its own. If you want to do that, click on the Modify Schedule button and you can then set the times for how often you’d like it to run, on what day and at what time. It’s all about your own preferences!

Now, when you’re running the defrag in Vista, you may notice a few changes from what you were used to in Windows XP. Unfortunately, many people disagree with the changes that have been made and you may too, but there’s not much any of us can do about it. For example, there is no longer a progress bar that tells you how far along the defrag has gone or how much time is remaining. All the information on your fragmented disks and files has been removed as well. And lastly, you have no more options to choose from on how you’d like your defrag to run. It’s sort of like Microsoft has taken our control away from the Vista defrag, but like I said, there’s no use in complaining about it. You still need to run your defrags on a regular basis. Come on, do it for your computer!

~ Erin

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