How to defragment Windows 7 laptop hard drive?

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All of a sudden, I started experiencing decreased efficiency and reduced performance while using my computer. I think the files have been saved in the scattered form in the HDD. I don’t know how to defragment Windows 7 laptop? Please help!

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How to defragment Windows 7 laptop hard drive?


Fragmentation makes your hard drive work much slower than it should. It also reduces the overall performance of the computer, thus slowing it down. So, to defragment your Windows 7 laptop’s hard drive, follow these steps:

1. Using the computer properties:

 Right-click on the hard disk drive (C :).

 Go to Properties, and click on the Tools tab.

 Click on the ‘Defragment Now’ button.

 Check the ‘Analyse Disk’ button, and wait while the Windows checks the Defragmentation amount on the media.

 Click on the ‘Defragment Disk’ button.

 When the process is complete, click the Close button.

2. Using Disk Defragmenter:

 Click on the Start button, and then type ‘Disk Defragmenter’ in the search bar.

 Select the disk under Current Status.

 Click on ‘Analyse Disk’ to determine whether it is essential to do this or not.

 If the number comes out to be above 10%, click on ‘Defragment Disk’.

It may take from minutes to hours for the process to finish.


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