Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Jan 2012 10:06 UTC
Windows And so the smartphonification of the general purpose computer continues. This time around, though, it might actually be for the better. Microsoft has detailed two new features in Windows 8: refreshing and resetting your computer. Reinstalls will be a thing of the past.
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RE[5]: Slow down?
by bassbeast on Sat 7th Jan 2012 09:13 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Slow down?"
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The problem is you're thinking like Linux and windows is if anything more like OSX. You don't use the default utilities in Windows thanks to antitrust making MSFT hobble them to keep from getting busted. just look at how much they had to fight to get Windows Defender in there and it barely does anything!

You want to keep Windows nice and defragged there is Defraggler if you are cheap, its okay but not excellent, or there is either TuneUp Utilities (my preferred method) or Diskeeper but neither of those are free. what I like about TuneUp is it builds a profile on first run and "learns" what is best for YOUR machine. If you have a 200gb drive it might be completely different from me when i have 3 Tb spread over 2 drives. With mine it determined that on the 1Tb 18% fragmentation was where it affected performance, with the 2Tb it was 24%. I ran benches on the drives and found their numbers right on the money. With diskeeper it takes a "never allow ANY fragmentation" approach which for some like hardcore gamers might be the correct approach but i personally like the "one stop shop" of TuneUp as it clean, defrags, has a ton of other features, it really makes Windows "set and forget' which when you work 6 days a week like me is nice.

So don't blame NTFS as there isn't anything wrong with it, it has symlinks and junctions and all the other features you'd expect from a FS, its just you can't use the crap utilities that come with it if you want it to be running tip top as MSFT will get their butts sued. I mean how long have they owned MSE now and they are STILL not allowed to include an AV by default?

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