How to defrag Windows 7,8 and 10.
People mostly need to defrag their windows if the PC has been running slowly or they are working on the PC constantly and not taking the proper care of the PC. Not paying attention to the maintenance of the PC and working on it constantly can cause fragmentation of your disk drives hence making them slow.
Defragging can also increase the life or health of your hard drives making them last longer while also boosting the performance of your computer.
Methods to defrag your Windows 8 and Windows 10.
The following are some methods to defrag your drives in window 10 and window 8. Fragmentation is a common problem faced by users because the drive becomes fragmented after some use.
Therefore, you need to constantly defrag your drives to keep your PC in optimal condition. The steps taken in these methods are very simple and if you follow all the steps, you will not face any problem.
Using a built-in utility
Window 8 and Windows 10 have a built-in utility that allows you to defrag your windows. The following are some steps taken in this method.
Click the start or window icon on your window and type defrag. the following window will open on your screen.
Now select the option “defragment and optimize drives” on the list of options.
A window will open that will show all your drives and their current status. Now click on the “Optimize” option to start defragging your drives. The system will analyze the fragmentation level of drives and start the defragmentation.
This step can last from a few minutes to several hours depending upon the level of fragmentation of your drives. So, make sure that you do not use system resources by doing heavy work and your PC can use its most resources on the defragmentation process so it can finish faster.
When the process completes successfully it will show ok status on your drive as shown in the above picture.
How to defrag Windows 7 using a built-in utility.
The window 7 built-in utility is different from the window 8 and window 10 defragmentation utility. The steps taken in the defragmentation of the window 7 drives are as follows.
Click on the start button on the desktop screen of window 7 and type “defrag”.
A list of options will show up. Select disk defragmenter from the results.
Now the window built-in disk defragmenter will show up. Now select Analyze disk. Disk Defragmenter will run a complete analysis of your selected disk and provide you a summary on whether you need to perform fragmentation or not.
Now after analyzing the select decide on whether you want to perform fragmentation or not. If you decide to perform defragmentation, select the option to defragment and it will start defragmentation of your disk.
The process can take several minutes to few hours depending upon your computer hardware and the amount of data stored in the drive. Also, make sure that you do not use your PC during defragging or otherwise it can take a lot of time.
Using a defragmentation software
If you found the process of manually defragmenting hard drives using a built-in window utility, then you can use dedicated defragmentation software such as Disk speedup software. This software provides you with the easiest and quickest ways to defrag the drives and will also notify you about the fragmentation level of the disk. So, you will know when to defrag your drive.
The Disk speedup is a very simple and easy-to-use software that does not require any special knowledge to make it work.
The process of defragging your window using the software includes the following steps.
Download the software from the official website. After downloading the software install it in your C drive or drive that contains your window.
Step 2: After installing the software select a drive that you want to scan. Select the windows drive or the drive that you think needs defragging.
After selecting the drive, it will start scanning the drive. The step can take some time depending upon the amount of data you have stored in the drive.
After the scan is completed, it will show you the summary and tells you whether the drive needs defragmentation or not.
Now based on the summary provided by the software scan, decide if you want to defrag your selected drive or not. If you want to defrag the selected drive, then click on the “direct defrag” option.
The defragmentation will take up to hours depending upon the system resources available to the software. The software will defrag all the files that are making your PC run slow. The software also performs the following functions to keep your windows in an optimal state.
It will delete all the junk files.
Help you remove and delete duplicate files.
It has a built-in utility to find and solve common PC and disk errors and fix various bugs.
You can customize the level of detail you want on the scanning for the defragmentation of the drive.
You can use this step to defrag windows 7,8,10 and various other versions of windows. The software will significantly boost your systems and performance and make sure that you can work on your computer without facing any kind of issue.
Hard drives become fragmented after some time and can slow your PC’s performance considerably. Fragmentation can also affect the health of your hard drives. Therefore, people are always looking for methods to defrag their hard drives.
All the above-mentioned methods are easy to understand, and you can defrag your hard drive after a few clicks. You can either choose to use window utility or can install software whichever you find easy to use or based on better results.