Tuesday, November 04, 2008

What is new in the Disk Defragmenter from Windows Vista SP1

One of the criticized changes in Windows Vista compared to Windows XP, was that fact that the Disk Defragmenter allowed you only to defragment all your partitions at once and not separately. One of the changes introduced in Windows Vista Service Pack 1 is allowing the users to select the partitions which they want to defragment. This is a very welcome change and it proves that Microsoft listened to the feedback received from their users.
In this article the guys at Vista for Beginners will show you how to defragment only the partitions you want and how to schedule a defragmentation in Windows Vista Service Pack 1. More ...

4 comments:

Darth_Mikey said...

Donn first of all, love your blog and i would like to thank you for spending the huge amount of time on doing these great reviews of defrag programs. Now i have a question for you, sure hope you know the answer. I know that the defrag in Vista can defrag the MFT but i wonder can it defrag the registry hives as well ? You know like PageDefrag can do on XP ? Been trying to find an answer for the last 2 hours but no luck so far. Can you help me with this one ?

Cheers !

Mikey

Donn Edwards said...

I doubt it can do the registry, because the files are open while it runs. UltraDefrag 2 has a decent boot defrag tool, and PuranDefrag and PerfectDisk can do the registry.

See my article on Boot Time Defragmentation

Darth_Mikey said...

Yeah i use PerfectDisk myself and i know it takes care of that but i wonder does Ultra Defrag also defrag those registry files with it's boot time defrag ???

Darth_Mikey said...

Never mind i got the answer already, it sure does defrag those registry files(including ntuser.dat). The only complaint i have with this program is that it's very unstable, seems it's not tested too much before a new version is released. Still i'll keep a look out on this one.

Cheers !

Mikey


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