Why defragmentize? With downloading, installing programs and deleting them later on, files on your computer gets splintered all over your hard drive. What does that mean? Pc performances slow down overtime. Your pc needs more time to find all the parts needed. You need to make sure everything gets checked and be put together to speed up performances. How? By using a program to defragmentize your files.
You can use the one that comes with Windows. You find that one in your control panel under system and security, administrative tools, defragment your hard drive. Keep in mind the names might differ a bit, depending on what version of Windows you’re using.
Or you download a program like:
This (free) program comes in handy in putting back all file parts belonging. After the defragmentation they will be neatly together again and your pc will run more smoothly and efficient.
Of course, Windows has that option as well. It’s not mandatory to get this program. Then why download it? The program seems more expanded than the windows version. When I installed and run it, the first thing the opened screen told me: my C: and D: discs’ health was good. Great! Just continue with what you were doing and let the program do its own task. It’s no use watching it ready, because it likely takes hours to complete! Especially when you haven’t defragment in a long time.
In order to know if you need to defragmentize, choose analyzing your disk.
If you install something, don’t just clicker-the-click next, next, next. Look at the checked boxes and where it’ll be installed. Do you really need everything getting cluttered in your start menu? No, so uncheck that one and others you don’t want to happen.
And where do you want it to get installed? Unless you change it, it will go to your C: drive and program files folder.
Is that what you want? Fine, don’t change it.
Do you have your drive partitioned in C: and D:? Great. Good choice. Because it’s better for your C: drive not running full. It can cause issues. Make sure you have the right path of where the file should end up.
If you don’t have your hard drive partitioned, but would want to do that:
Take a look in your Control Panel under security and system. Under administrative tools you also find a feature about partitioning.
Every time you download a program and you install it, you still have the downloaded set up file, but you don’t need that anymore. It only takes up space. You have installed the program. Throw away the set-up file.
Be careful what you throw away in general. Are you sure it isn’t something that Windows need to function?