Prefetching and alternative defraggers

Discussion in 'backup, imaging & disk mgmt' started by jdd58, Jan 26, 2009.

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  1. jdd58

    jdd58 Registered Member

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    Is it beneficial to turn off prefetching in XP when using alternative defraggers such as jkdefrag, IObit, Defraggler and others?
     
  2. raakii

    raakii Registered Member

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    Please try the performance varies, tough the prefetching decreases the boot time , it increases the application load times, i keep the prefetching turned on.But please dont forget to remove unwanted prefetch entries altough windows automatically removes them.
     
  3. Bunkhouse Buck

    Bunkhouse Buck Registered Member

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    One of the biggest fallacies is to enhance performance by tinkering with the prefetch file. It is there for a reason and nothing is gained by deletion of some or all entries regardless of what some idiot "gurus" have claimed.
     
  4. raakii

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    Yes the decrease in boot times gives an illusion to users.
     
  5. jdd58

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    I guess what I was wondering was, does windows undo the optimizations done by alternative defraggers?

    I have to admit I don’t see much if any improvement with some of these defraggers.
     
  6. raakii

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    I dont use defraggers at all.
     
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