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How to defrag your hard drive in Windows 7

How to defrag your hard drive in Windows 7

1. Open My Computer

2. Next right click and select Properties on the drive that you want Defragment.

3. Next click on the Tools tab.



4. Click on the Defragment disk button



Now Windows will scan the drive and start the defragmention of the hard drive. Note depending on how fragmented the drive is this can take sometime.



5. After the defragmention finishes click on the Close button to exit the Disk Dragmenter.

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How can I defrag my Dell optiplex760?


How to Defrag a Dell Computer
1. Open the My Computer window. To do this on a Dell computer, click on the "Start" button at the bottom of the screen. Then, click "My Computer".
2. Choose the hard disk drive that you want to defrag. Locate the section entitled "Hard Disk Drives." In this section is a list of hard drives on the computer. For most Dell computers, the hard disk drive you will want to defrag is Local Disk (C:).
3. Right-click on the hard disk drive you want to defrag on the Dell computer. If you want to defrag your C: drive, then right-click on "Local Disk (C:)". A menu bar will appear.
4. Click on "Properties." "Properties" is the last option on the menu bar. This opens the Local Disk (C:) Properties window.
5. Click the "Tools" tab. The Tools tab is the second tab in the Local Disk (C:) Properties window. The tabs are located on the top of the window.
6. Click the "Defragment Now" button. The "Defragment Now" button is in the Defragmentation section of the window. This opens the Disk Defragmenter window.
7. Click to select the disk drive you want to defrag on a Dell computer and then click "Defragment." For most Dell computers, this will be (C:). After you click "Defragment," the Dell computer will first analyze the disk drive you selected and then beginning defragging the Dell computer.
8. Wait for the "Defragmentation is Complete" message. If you have not defragged a Dell computer in a long time, then the defragging process might take a while, even as long as an hour for very fragmented Dell computers. Allow the Dell computer to run the defrag until the process is completed. You will know that the Dell computer has completed the defrag process when the "Defragmentation is Complete" message appears.
9. View the defrag report and then close the window. If you want to view the defrag report, click "View Report." Otherwise, click "Close" to close the window.

Jun 26, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex 760 MT Desktop Computer

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How to defragment your computer


i would use Auslogics Disk Defrag free
it is faster than the built in one.

http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/download

i have had no issues with it.

Jakthebomb

Oct 24, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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how do i defragment my laptop


right click the hard drive and choose properties.

within that new winow there is a tab called Tools.

There will be a section under the tools tab called drfragmentation.

Mar 01, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L450 Notebook

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my notebook is working very slow. i want to format it. how should i do it?


Well, usually, formatting notebooks and/or computers is the last resort. Try to Defragment your hard disk drives, uninstall unnecessary programs, or upgrading memory to speed your notebook.
To defragment a hard disk drive, do this (For windows 7): 1. Click on the Windows button on the lower left of your screen, then click Computer. 2. A window will open up displaying your local hard disk drives (For example, Local Disk C:) 3. Right click on the disk drive that you want to defragment (Ex. Local disk C:) then click Properties 4. A new window will pop-up, go to Tools tab and under the Defragmentation, click Defragment Now (Defragmenting might take a while depending on the number of files and the size of the hard disk drive. 5. You can do the same steps for the other disk partitions (Local Disk D:, etc)
To uninstall programs (Windows 7) 1. Click Windows button on the lower left of your screen, then click Control Panel 2. A new window will open, look for the Programs part, then click the "Uninstall a program" link. 3. This will take you to the programs list with installed programs in your notebook/computer. 4. Select the programs that you want to remove/uninstall, then click Uninstall.
To upgrade physical memory/RAM (random access memory) 1. Please contact your manufacturer. Memory will be dependent on what kind of notebook model that you have.
If the above suggestions doesn't make your notebook a bit faster, then you might want to backup all your files to another media (like external hard drive, or burn it into DVD's). It would be the right time to format your notebook.
1. You should contact your notebook manufacturer about notebook formatting.
:)

Nov 18, 2010 | Acer Computers & Internet

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