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Tag: defragmenting your hard drive

Defragmenting a hard drive in Windows 7

A: When writing information to your hard drive, Windows usually breaks the files into pieces, stuffing them into whatever empty space it can find. When retrieving a file, Windows rummages for those scattered pieces, which takes a little time. To speed things up, Windows includes a disk defragmentation program: The program gathers up all those […]