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  • How do I defrag the hardrive in Windows 7?
    • Moved by Mike Kinsman Monday, February 25, 2013 7:01 PM off topic
    Monday, February 25, 2013 4:56 PM

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:47 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, October 3, 2014 10:22 PM
    Monday, February 25, 2013 7:01 PM
  • Hello Bob Highms.

    Your question should be asked in the Microsoft Community Forums for Windows at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7.
    Anyway, simply open Windows Explorer, right click the hard drive icon and choose "Properties"; click the "Tools" tab and click the "Defragment now..." button to start the defragment process.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno

    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:47 PM
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    Monday, February 25, 2013 9:51 PM

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  • Unfortunately your post is off topic here, in the TechNet Site Feedback forum, because it is not Feedback about the TechNet Website or Subscription.  This is a standard response I’ve written up in advance to help many people (thousands, really.) who post their question in this forum in error, but please don’t ignore it.  The links I share below I’ve collected to help you get right where you need to go with your issue.

    For technical issues with Microsoft products that you would run into as an end user of those products, one great source of info and help is http://answers.microsoft.com, which has sections for Windows, Hotmail, Office, IE, and other products. Bob, given your question this is your best option.

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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:47 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, October 3, 2014 10:22 PM
    Monday, February 25, 2013 7:01 PM
  • Hello Bob Highms.

    Your question should be asked in the Microsoft Community Forums for Windows at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7.
    Anyway, simply open Windows Explorer, right click the hard drive icon and choose "Properties"; click the "Tools" tab and click the "Defragment now..." button to start the defragment process.

    Bye.


    Luigi Bruno

    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Tuesday, April 1, 2014 10:47 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Friday, October 3, 2014 10:22 PM
    Monday, February 25, 2013 9:51 PM
  • Just follow the steps here: Start=> All Programs=> Accessories=>System Tools=>  Disk Defragmenter

    Note: You'd better copy all important data on another drive in case of unnecessary data loss.
    Wednesday, March 5, 2014 1:49 AM