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How to Perform a Defragmentation of your Hard drive, to increase performance!!!

When you install a program on to your computer's hard drive it just simply does so in the quickest way possible. Meaning it will install a program in the first available space that it can find, usually many different places, therefore resulting in what is known as fragments.

These fragments are often far appart causing your computer to become slugish as it has to find the fragments that it needs, to perform the task at hand.

You can therefore make your computer more responsive by arranging these fragments into contiguous pieces of information. In other words all information relating to a program is together in one piece making it quicker to read by your computer system.
This is done with the help of a program called Disk Defragmenter.

Follow these steps;
1.)Double Click My Computer
2.)Right Click the hard drive that is your system drive, usually drive C:
3.)Select Properties
4.)Select the Tools Tab on the top of the box.
5.)Under the Defragmentation heading click Defragment Now...
6.)Disk Defragmenter Now appears.
7.)Select the system disk again usually drive C: (The one with Windows installed on it.)
8.)Now click the Defragment button.

It will take a number of hours to complete, so only perform this when you have the time for it to finish.

The bigger your hard drive the longer it will take.
The benifit of this session is that it makes the computer operate more effieciently and will become more responsive.

The Disk Defragmenter is performed at about once a month, to maintain a good system.

Enjoy the extra performance!

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