New version of O&O Defrag 14.5...

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  1. napoleon1815

    napoleon1815 Registered Member

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    "Today we have released O&O Defrag Pro in the new version 14.5! A whole range of improvements in the new version makes it speed up your computer even faster. You'll also find O&O Defrag 14.5 Pro easier to use.

    Take a look at what's new in O&O Defrag 14.5 Pro:

    NEW: Quick configuration for getting started easily
    NEW: Improved automatic optimization in the background
    NEW: Even simpler user interface
    And much more"
     
  2. MerleOne

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    Hi,
    I have noticed that they don't promote any longer the "Fill into Zones" feature, which is disabled as default setting. Anyone any idea why ?
     
  3. TraumaDoc

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    I have this new version.

    Can anyone comment on VSS/restore point compatibility in both Windows mode and boot-time defrag modes ? Are there issues with restore points being deleted/removed with boot-time defrag or in in-Windows mode defrag?
     
  4. napoleon1815

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    Good questions...not sure...I haven't downloaded it myself but will check it out. I think you can open a support ticket online but it might take a day or two to get an answer.
     
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    @MerleOne
    In my point of view these 'Zones' were especially aimed at Workstations and not essentially suitable for home computers.
    Games for example often contain files larger then 2GB and are, given these explanation, prone to be places on the slowest zone.
     
  7. TraumaDoc

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    Can anyone comment on VSS compatibility and boot-time issues regarding loss of restore points?
     
  8. napoleon1815

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    I noticed the zones were off by default with 14.5...so when you select Start you get 5-6 defrag options instead of the three (I usually use OPTIMIZE/Complete). So what's everyone's take on zones? If you don't use zones, which of the ~5 options do you use for best defragging?

    Thanks.
     
  9. Spruce

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    I use the zone filing, making my own rules and it works perfectly, it's great to be able to move all the large movies etc to the 3rd zone instead of throwing it around all the time with the files of the system and programs.
    I've been running PerfectDisk but in my case i felt great improvement with the zones over simply compacting everything :thumb:
    SSD of course render this useless but hey, I don't have SSD! :D
     
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    Would you, by chance, post a copy of your zone settings ? if feasable. Thanks.
     
  11. Spruce

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    Windows 7 x64.
    System Drive.
    Enable viewing hidden folders and system files under windows folder settings!

    Zone 1 (Sorting by name)
    - C:\Bootmgr
    - C:\Boot\*
    - C:\Recovery\*
    - C:\Windows\*
    - C:\Program Files\*
    - C:\Program Files (x86)\*
    Zone 2 (Sorting by modification)
    - C:\ProgramData\*
    - C:\Users\*
    Zone 3 (Consolidate)
    - Standard O&O selections
    - Folders of your choice (large files, movies, pictures folders etc.)
    - You can also add Installer, DriverStore, SoftwareDistribution (among others found in standard zones settings) folders in the Windows folder, but I find it unnecessary if you choose your large data/media folders instead.
    - Moving large files to zone 3 disabled (my games use huge files)

    Any other folders you possibly have under C:\ you have to find out yourself where they belong (ATI installations leave two unnecessary folders there usually and can be deleted)

    I hope this helps :cool:
     
  12. MerleOne

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    Yes, it does help a lot ! Many thanks.
     
  13. Noob

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    I'll check it out, it's weird the updated the Pro version but not the other 2 versions :rolleyes:
     
  14. Spruce

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    It's a brilliant product ;)
     
  15. napoleon1815

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    Thanks! I appreciate your insight on this. I don't have a crazy setup and default zoning seems to work fine. Nice to know you can do all that though.
     
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