Speeding Up Your System with Windows Disk Defragmenter
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Your Windows machine is equipped with a bunch of utilities that will help optimize system performance however, these utilities are placed in a somewhat hard to find folder right within the “All Programs” tab of the Start menu (Windows Vista/7/8).
Files stored in your machine’s hard drive become much disorganized as you store and install a lot of programs in it. If this condition continues on for a very long time, your computer will start slowing down which is why you need a utility that will help organize all related files and put them in one place within your machine’s hard disk.
One of the very useful utility that will help clean and organize all clutters in your machine’s drive is the “Disk Defragmenter”. To find this utility, just follow these steps:
For Vista and Windows 7/8
- Click on the “Start” button.
- Look for the “Accessories” folder then click it to open.
- Look for the folder labeled “System Tools”, click on it to open.
- Click on “Disk Defragmenter”.
Once the utility is open, just follow these steps:
- Choose the disk where Windows is installed (C:) by default then click “Defragment Disk”.
- The utility will then analyze the disk. After it is analyzed, the defragmenting process will automatically start.
Just wait until the process reaches a 100% and you’re done! Windows XP has the same utility inside the same folder within the “All Programs” menu. The process of defragmenting your drive on Windows XP is basically the same. All you need to do is follow the on-screen instructions until it completes.
Disk Defragment is an important step in system optimization. Doing this regularly will help maintain your computer’s processing speed and even help you get rid of further problems that can develop into more serious ones in the long run.