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  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Disk Defragmenter User Interface Overview

    Introduction The Vista and Windows Server 2008 Defragmentation UI was limited to essential information and controls. Based on user feedback it was found that the UI was too minimal. In Win7 the UI intends to make the defrag operations more transparent and match the task demands of the user. ...
  • Blog Post: Don’t judge a book by its cover – why Windows Vista Defrag is cool

    When it comes to the defragmentation experience, simpler is not always better according to some very vocal Windows gurus. But is Defrag really all that simple? Turns out, there’s quite a bit going on under the covers, especially compared to Defrag in Windows XP. I sat down with one of the Defrag developers...
  • Blog Post: A quick note about Defrag.exe parameters in Windows Vista

    A customer in the public Windows Vista newsgroups recently asked us about the –i and –w parameters in the command-line tool Defrag.exe. Georgi Matev provided some helpful answers below: The -i option means that unless the machine is idle, defrag.exe will pause. If the machine is idle (no interactive...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the Windows Vista Disk Defragmenter FAQ

    If you've tested the beta versions of Windows Vista, you may have noticed that the Disk Defragmenter tool has been overhauled. We get lots of questions about why we made these changes, how the new tool works, etc. so we've started a Defrag FAQ and will update it as new questions come in. --Jill
  • Blog Post: Two new questions in the Disk Defrag FAQ

    We've added a couple new questions in our Disk Defrag FAQ to cover questions about defrag running at unexpected times (based on Task Scheduler history) and how to check whether Defrag is running. --Jill
  • Blog Post: Disk Defragmenter FAQ

    [Last updated 4/26/07] Why did you simplify the Disk Defragmenter interface? The Windows Vista Disk Defragmenter was simplified primarily for the purpose of removing it out of the face of the user. It runs periodically and keeps your file system fragmentation at acceptable levels, making it unnecessary...
  • Blog Post: Disk Defragmenter Beta Chat Transcript (July 26, 2006)

    Chat Topic: Disk Defragmentation Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 Wendy [MSFT] (Moderator): Welcome to today’s chat with the Windows Defrag Team. We will try to answer as many questions as we can today. Participants should type their questions, select the “Ask the experts” check box, and click “Send.”...