Defrag Question & System Restore Question

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Florida Gal :), Nov 13, 2004.

  1. Good Evening Everyone,

    I hope I am posting at the right site...

    How often should one Defrag? I am just a general user.Email,surf,Im,pictures
    , just basic stuff. I routinely do all the other maintenance, but this i do
    only when prompted from the analyzer on that page.

    In the Performance and Maint. under more options for disk cleanup, System
    restore it states that you can safely remove all but the most recent restore
    point, Is that a good idea and if so , at what point would you do that and
    how often?


    WindowsXP Home Ed SP2, , AOL, DSL

    Many Tanx in advance,
    Rose in Florida
     
    Florida Gal :), Nov 13, 2004
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  2. Once a month is a good approach.

    Dave




    | Good Evening Everyone,
    |
    | I hope I am posting at the right site...
    |
    | How often should one Defrag? I am just a general user.Email,surf,Im,pictures
    | , just basic stuff. I routinely do all the other maintenance, but this i do
    | only when prompted from the analyzer on that page.
    |
    | In the Performance and Maint. under more options for disk cleanup, System
    | restore it states that you can safely remove all but the most recent restore
    | point, Is that a good idea and if so , at what point would you do that and
    | how often?
    |
    |
    | WindowsXP Home Ed SP2, , AOL, DSL
    |
    | Many Tanx in advance,
    | Rose in Florida
    | --
    | "Have a Great Day"
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 13, 2004
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  3. Thank You David :)
     
    Florida Gal :), Nov 13, 2004
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  4. Florida Gal :)

    Crackhead Guest

    I am the same type of user as you I'm pretty sure, email & all that ---Anyway
    I must say you can't defrag you system too much. Sometimes I do it 3 or 4
    time right in a row. It really helps your computer to be faster. I'm the type
    that's always messing around in the settings so I wouldn't suggest removing
    all but the most recent restore point. sure it would save disk space and/or
    memory (not sure if both or not lol) but it would really suck if something
    happened and you needed it and did't have it. You can use the slider on the
    sytem restore settings tab to decrease the amount of disk space used to keep
    track of restore points or whatever I think that you would get the same
    benefits as your wanting without sacrficing having yourself covered for any
    little messup that turns out weird (happens to me alot anyway lol sys restore
    is my best freind) oh and if you happen to cleanup the disk or go thru and
    uninstall programs or delete files you should do all that 1st then defrag
    after as many times as you like tht's one of the causes of slow systems
    --files fragmenting from user deleting and disk cleanup etc. i hope this
    helps you
     
    Crackhead, Nov 13, 2004
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  5. Many Thanks, this helped and answered my questions. :) Rose
     
    Florida Gal :), Nov 23, 2004
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