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They have changed the settings in Win8 and 8.1
You can type dfrgui on the Start screen to open the disk optimizer. It runs the defrag.exe utility to defragment HDDs on schedule, same as in Windows 7. This tool has been rebranded in Windows 8, because there's a new feature now for SSDs.

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Windows 7 Tweaks and Optimization Tips

<span style="font-weight: bold;">Use 2 Paging files for Maximum Performance, 1 on the C drive and 1 on a different hard drive</span><br /> <ol> <li>Right-click <b>Computer</b> in the <b>Start Menu</b>.</li> <li>Select <b>Properties</b>.</li> <li>Click <b>Advanced system settings</b> on the left side of the <b>System window</b>.</li> <li>Click the <b>Settings</b> button in the <b>Performance</b> section of the <b>Advanced</b> tab.</li> <li>Select the <b>Advanced</b> tab in the <b>Performance Options</b> window.</li> <li>Click the <b>Change</b> button in the <b>Virtual memory</b> section.</li> <li>Uncheck <b>Automatically manage paging file size for all drives</b>. </li> <li>Highlight the <b>C</b> drive, select <b>system managed size</b>, and then click the <b>Set</b> button.</li> <li>Highlight the second drive, select <b>system managed size</b>, and then click the <b>Set</b> button.</li> <li>Click <b>OK</b> and then <b>restart</b> your computer to apply the changes.</li></ol><span style="font-weight: bold;"><br />Uninstall Programs You Don't Use</span><br /> <ol> <li>Click on the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Start Menu</span>, then open the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Control Panel</span>.</li> <li>Under the <span style="font-weight: bold;">Programs</span> category, click <span style="font-weight: bold;">Uninstall a Program</span>.</li> <li>Select the programs you don't use and uninstall them.</li></ol><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Run CCleaner to Cleanup Temporary Files, Junk Files, etc.</span><br /> <ol> <li>Download CCleaner here: <a href=""></a></li> <li>Install and Run CCleaner.</li> <li>Click Analyze, then select Clean.</li></ol><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Defragment Your Hard Drive With Defraggler</span><br /> <ol> <li>Download Defraggler here: <a href=""></a></li> <li>Install and Run Defraggler.</li> <li>Select the drive you wish to defragment and click Defrag.</li></ol><br /><span style="font-weight: bold;">Optimize Services Using Vista Services Optimizer (Compatible With Windows 7)</span><br /> <ol> <li>Download Vista Services Optimizer here: <a href=""></a></li> <li>Install and Run Vista Services Optimizer.</li></ol>

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How to defrag my laptop?

I would download Advanced System Care from It is a free programme and works.

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Is it worth buying WinCleaner to optimize PC performance

No free products tend to be much better. Malwarebytes is good

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I have had an Evesham PC desktop computer since 2002. I use Windows XP. Is there any possibility of downloading Windows 8? Annie

You might need to upgrade a few hardware items first also you might upgrade to vista then windows 8
Creating a new partition on your hard drive gives your future version of Windows 8 a place to live on your drive.
Knowing exactly how much space the OS requires helps you determine how large to make your partition.
Size requirements don't tell the entire story on their own, though.
Other factors like drive type and additional storage help ensure you get the best Windows 8 experience where your hard drive is concerned.

Size Requirements

Both Windows 7 and Windows 8 have the same system requirement regarding hard drive space, so if your hard drive can handle Windows 7, Windows 8 shouldn't be a problem.
For 32-bit versions of the operating system, you'll need at least 16 GB of available disk space. The 64-bit version requires 20 GB.
Your partition will have to be at least one of these sizes, depending on your OS version.
The PC Advisor website warns that these are literally the bare minimum requirements, and using these figures leaves you hardly any space to save files and install apps or programs.
Size Recommendations
You'll get more out of Windows 8 if the operating system has enough free space for you to install your favorite programs and apps.
PC World calls this extra space "breathing room," suggesting you give your Windows 8 partition at least 30 to 40 GB.
If you're dual-booting with another operating system or you're accustomed to keeping excess data on a separate partition, 30 to 40 gigabytes should be fine.
If you'd rather have all your songs, videos and PC games on the same partition as the operating system, consider giving it substantially more space.
Solid State Drive
Windows 8 works on traditional hard drives with spinning disks, but it's optimized to run on a solid state drive.
If you've got an SSD, consider putting your Windows 8 partition on that drive.
While any operating system benefits from the speed increase an SSD brings, ARS Technica specifically recommends this drive type for Windows 8, saying the operating system's "tablet-esque feel and search-heavy usage model will be much better served by solid-state storage."
Other Requirements
Hard drive space is a crucial system requirement, but others are just as important.
Ensuring your computer meets the other requirements before partitioning your drive for Windows 8 saves trouble in case your computer can't handle the OS.
You'll need at least a 1 GHz processor that support PAE, SSE2 and NX.
Your computer has to have at least 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit Windows 8, or 2 GB for 64-bit.
Your graphics card must be at least a DirectX 9-capable card with a WDDM driver. Also, while you're formatting your drive, format the Windows 8 partition in the NTFS format.
Storage Spaces
Storage Spaces is a useful Windows 8 feature when you're working with multiple drives and partitions.
The tool enables you to group drives into one larger storage space so you don't have to constantly switch partitions and explore different drives.
For example, if you create a storage space between two 32 GB flash drives, you'd be able to access it as if it were one larger 64 GB drive.
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I have a 2TB Fantom Drives Green Drive and use Windows 7. As stated in my installation guide I can change optimization from performance to quick removal by going to my disk management and right-clicking on...

First of all, I thank you for providing a decent description of the problem you are having.

You have to go to device manager and do it.
1. click the start button, and search: "device manager".
2. If a UAC dialogue comes up, click "yes"
3. go to the disk drives section and click the little arrow on the left.
4. select your hard drive, right-click, and then properties.
5. go to the "Policies" tab
6. Select "quick removal". then press ok.

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Modern disk-drives have built-in performance-counters and self-diagnostic capabilities.

These 'SMART' disk-drives can tell when the disk-drive is not performing "optimally";
it's a sign, as Windows indicates, that the disk-drive is *SOON* to completely *FAIL* to work.

Backup your files (and E-mail and contacts and music) to DVD-recordable media, or to an external file-storage system. Then, on another computer, "test" to ensure that you can read that backup copy, before you do anything to the "original" files.

Then, buy a replacement disk-drive, install it, and reinstall Windows onto it,
reinstall your anti-virus, reinstall MS Office, run Windows Update several times,
and finally reload your files from your "backup" device.

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Go to and download CCleaner free and install it. Run it and clean up the registry and all others extra baggage that slows the computer down. And wach your PC/laptop gallop after that.

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