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How to Setup Schedule Disk Defragmentation in windows 7 and 8

Every PC user should learn What is and how to defragment your computer. There are number of third party software available o web. But default desk defragmentation software is very good in windows 7 and 8.  In this tutorial I am discussing How to configure Disk Defragmentation in Windows 7 and 8. Simply, disk defragmentation means reordering of your files within your  hard disk, which speedups your file accessing in Windows PC. One of the advantage is Windows 7 have default setup for schedule maintenance. If you want to change this schedule according to your needs just follow this tutorial.

How to Setup Schedule Disk Defragmentation in windows 7 and 8

Let us follow the setup now:

How to configure Disk Defragmentation schedule in Windows 7:

1. To open up the disc defragmentation utility, just type defrag into the Start menu search box, and hit enter. Vista users will have to click through a UAC prompt, but you should see this screen in windows 7:

How to setup and check the schedule Disk Defragmentation in windows 7

In the case of Windows 8, move the cursor at the bottom right side, then click on the Search button on the Charm-bar.  Now search with the keyword “Defragment” in Settings then click on “Defragment and optimize your drives”.

How to Setup Schedule Disk Defragmentation in windows 7 and 8

2. Windows 7 users will see a very similar dialog, and will need to click the Configure Schedule button

How to setup and check the schedule Disk Defragmentation in windows 7

3. From this screen, you can disable automatic defrag by unchecking the box. You can also modify the schedule by clicking the Modify schedule button (no surprise there)

How to setup and check the schedule Disk Defragmentation in windows 7

4. Now setup the schedule by selecting specific drives by check mark. Then click on OK. Now your schedule time is ready to run at specified time. Really it speedup your PC.  How to setup and check the schedule Disk Defragmentation in windows 7

I have three drive in my computer, but you would see the list of all the drives here.

Before clicking on the Configure schedule button, you can click on the Analyze disk button to determine whether a specific disk really needs to be defragmented or not. If the disk that was last run disk defragmentation on shows 10% or more under the Last Run column, then it should be defragmented again. Similarly check for other drives also. If any one of them shows more than the required amount under the same column, then it needs to be defragmented.

Conclusion:

So no need to call your system admin or Computer repairing shops to speedup your PC. that’s it. If you are on Vista and using at least Service Pack 1, you can also select which volumes will be automatically defragmented during this scheduled disk defragmentation. (Windows 7 users can select the volumes from the start screen).

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About I Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar Ithamsetty is a full time blogger from India who is managing this technology blog. Apart from running this technology blog, he is managing blogs on Blogging and Life Sciences

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