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    Degragging question

    I'm not sure where this question should go, apologies if it's in the wrong place.

    Should I wait until all installations have been done before defragging, or defrag as I go?

    Thanks - rev

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    Is it a new computer or recently wiped? No need to defrag for a while, as there hasn't been anything moving around.

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    I agree - if it is a new PC and you haven't been doing anything with any data files, then there is no need to defrag it.

    If it has an SSD instead of a magnetic hard drive you don't defrag it either.

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    >Is it a new computer or recently wiped?
    New installation of Windows but alongside the old. So I ended up with Windows.old, got rid of it and system restore and the hibernate file and changed the page file settings, all that...

    >as there hasn't been anything moving around.
    But installations don't occupy contiguous blocks and plenty of stuff is fragged right after installing it or are they complete files on non-contiguous blocks?

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    You might as well wait until you do you app installs first, and then do a defrag. You won't see much benefit from defragging after each one.

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