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Hey all, this might be a stupid question. I read awhile back that Vista takes a long time to defrag because it is constantly making system restore points during the defragmentation process. Is this true? If so, do you just need to turn off System Restore before defragging to speed it up?

 

Thanks. :blink:

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what? i don't think this is true. sounds rather a dumb move for MS to make. doesn't take long for me to Defrag.

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doesn't take long for me to Defrag.

Seriously? I have let it run as long as 6 hours, and it still hadn't finished. It's annoying...I have yet to complete a full defrag of this laptop. :(

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I concur with your experience! I've gone off and let the defrag run all day, only to find it hung up at 41% or some other half complete condition. If you come up with a solution, please let me know. Thanks, Larry..

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Windows Vista creates one restore point a day, or occsionally more if you install new programs.

 

Restore points are created automatically every day, and just before significant system events, such as the installation of a program or device driver. You can also create a restore point manually.

 

It doesn't stop the defrag process, although it may increase the time it takes. Even so it never takes more than 4 hours on my PC.

I sometimes turn off system restore and delete the restore points and then do a defrag. Just don't forget to turn it back on afterwards.

 

To turn it off, go to the control panel -> system -> and then under the "Tasks" on the left hand side click on "system protection". The dialog box that follows has a tick box option where you can specify which drive you want to create restore points for, or not as the case may be. Then reboot and defrag.

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