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Old 07-25-2006, 09:33 PM   #1
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How often should I defragment my PC? Also, is there any other software I should run to clean things up other than spyware scan/virus scan?
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Defragging? How often should I do it?

I defragging about every day. I do it after I installed a game or uploaded a GB file
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:35 PM   #3
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Default Re: Defragging? How often should I do it?

Once a month is the recomended,and most people like cc cleaner.
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: Defragging? How often should I do it?

I usually do that once a week and I do disk clean ups in safe mode every month when I find the time.
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Default Re: Defragging? How often should I do it?

I just have Diskeeper set to defrag automatically when it's required.

And software you could use to clean up your PC could be:

CC Cleaner
Window Washer (not free, think it has a trial)

Some optimisation tools

Tune-Up Utilities 2006 (not free, but has a trial)
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2-3 times a week?
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Default Re: Defragging? How often should I do it?

Defrag after you download, or install something big. ie game, movie.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:52 AM   #8
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Default Re: Defragging? How often should I do it?

CCleaner keeps me pretty unfragmented(if thats a word?)... just installing a game or someting is when i need to defrag
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:16 AM   #9
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Default Re: Defragging? How often should I do it?

I would defrag everytime i'v dealt with a large file like 4.5 GIGs or 1.3 gigs but since I do that on a daily basis its not partical. Me defrag every few months.
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Old 07-26-2006, 07:37 AM   #10
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I would recommend defragging when dealing with big stuff. I defragged my hard drive a couple days ago after installinng UT2k4, it sped it up a little bit. In any other case, you should probably defrag atleast once a month to avoid turning your computer into a snail.
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