free defrags

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  1. pip

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    can anyone tell me which is the best free defrag program out and where to find it.
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    for a free disk defrag tool, u could try using contig along with the power defragmenter gui. u could also try dirms. i dont use a free defragger so i cant say which i like best.
     
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    http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/software/idu/
     
  4. bigc73542

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    i use Diskeeper 7 free and it works just excellent it can be gotten Here
     
  5. unhappy

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    tried it too but it was trial.. for windows 98.. made things smoother for a little while. than nothing but nag screens.. that was a trial version
     
  6. securityx

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    I thought the defragger that comes with XP is a "lite" version of Diskkeeper. Didn't Microsoft simply license the use of the basic defragging engine from Executive Software?
     
  7. Fernando Villegas

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    You are right about MS licensing the software. However I think it is more accurate to call the one with MS ultra-light or maybe super light.

    Diskkeeper Lite is pretty much the same as the pro version, about 10-100x faster than the default one with XP, it lacks a few of the pro features with regards to smart scheduling, but it's still a cut above the standard XP one.
     
  8. securityx

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    Is it really that much faster? I usually defrag when I'm finished with a session at the computer anyway. But, all the same, maybe I should try something else.
     
  9. Fernando Villegas

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    Er that 10x-100x is marketing claim I read somewhere. I've personally never done head to head tests to see if it's true.

    I guess the speed/efficency thing will be greater the less free space you have.
     
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    Ignore - see earlier post on how to diskkeeper lite v9.
     
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  12. crancy

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    windows
     
  13. JerryM

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    I see Diskeeper 7.0 Workstation, and Second Edition. Which one should I download, or what is the difference?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  14. betauser2

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    thanks Fernando Villegas for diskeeper 9 lite
     
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