Is Disc Defrag. Eliminated In Windows 2000, XP ?

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  1. Chuck C

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    Disc deframenter gets annoying b/c it takes so long. My buddy's computer with Windows 2k doesn't even have it. Has microsoft eliminated it? Is it done another way? Is Windows 2K a good investment?
     
  2. Jesse Leonard

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    Disc defragmenter IS in both Win2k and WinXP. Your friend may have been looking in the wrong place.
     
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    Yes, Win2K has a built in disk defrag routine, but I much prefer Executive Software's Diskeeper program. It allows you to defrag while other apps are running, and to schedule defrags. It also seems to run much quicker than the built in routine.
    -Brett.
     
  4. Carlo Medina

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    Yup, it's on both 2000 and XP. Right-click on the disc you want to defrag (C: or D: or whatever you've called them and select PROPERTIES, then click on the TOOLS tab and the bottom option should be Defragment Now. This is in Win2000. It's in a very similar place in XP (my home PC but I'm not there right now).
     
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    Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Defragmenter.

     
  6. Chris

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    To recommend a different program (I'm not a fan of DiskKeeper) you might also look at O&O Software's OO-Defrag; it's been around for years (We started using it with NT Server 4.0 SP3) and they keep revising it frequently. Very fast, very solid responses from the makers.. http://www.oo-software.com
     
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    I think the program you get with Win2K is actually a scaled-down version of Diskeeper.
     

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