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Re: Defrag Registry
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2011, 03:28:26 PM »
Anyway, even if it is not hazardous, it is unneccessary.
Like any other file fragmented on Windows, it could be defragmented.
Even more if it is often used.
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Re: Defrag Registry
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2011, 03:31:35 PM »
Win Vista and Win 7 defrag constantly, on the fly.  ::)
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Re: Defrag Registry
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2011, 03:38:25 PM »
Win Vista and Win 7 defrag constantly, on the fly.  ::)
Used files? Myth...
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Re: Defrag Registry
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2011, 03:56:34 PM »
Vista's Registry Virtualization.

http://www.winvistaclub.com/f23.html

It does not defrag on the fly
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Re: Defrag Registry
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2011, 04:09:42 PM »
If you are using Linux or a SSD then the majority opinion is that you don't need to defrag either the drive or the registry

http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/8998-ssd-defrag-not-defrag.html

http://www.ghacks.net/2010/06/07/does-linux-need-to-be-defragd/

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Re: Defrag Registry
« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2011, 04:29:54 PM »
Their a couple of advantages to defragging your HDD.

1.  Improved performance especially if you are using over 50% of the drive space.
2.  Increased life of the HDD because when the HDD is not defgramented the movement of the the read/write assembly which is a mechanical part on a HDD is reduced and therefore the life the HDD is increased
3.  Improves backup speed
4.  Improves security

As far as defgragging the Registry when using Windows 7 and a HDD this is a hotly debated subject on which those for and against are generally intractable in their opinions.

 
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Re: Defrag Registry
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2011, 05:35:05 PM »
Bring back the INI file :D

On a more serious note Microsoft did consider a more 'up to date' version of the INI
XML was mentioned but there are security issues.
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Re: Defrag Registry
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2011, 12:00:31 AM »
Their a couple of advantages to defragging your HDD.

1.  Improved performance especially if you are using over 50% of the drive space.
2.  Increased life of the HDD because when the HDD is not defgramented the movement of the the read/write assembly which is a mechanical part on a HDD is reduced and therefore the life the HDD is increased
3.  Improves backup speed
4.  Improves security

As far as defgragging the Registry when using Windows 7 and a HDD this is a hotly debated subject on which those for and against are generally intractable in their opinions.

 
Reason number 2 is only true if you do NOT do things like auto-defrags and/or scheduled defrags. If you do those things, you can significantly decrease the life span of the HDD.
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Re: Defrag Registry
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2011, 08:28:25 AM »
Their a couple of advantages to defragging your HDD.

1.  Improved performance especially if you are using over 50% of the drive space.
2.  Increased life of the HDD because when the HDD is not defgramented the movement of the the read/write assembly which is a mechanical part on a HDD is reduced and therefore the life the HDD is increased
3.  Improves backup speed
4.  Improves security

As far as defgragging the Registry when using Windows 7 and a HDD this is a hotly debated subject on which those for and against are generally intractable in their opinions.

 
Reason number 2 is only true if you do NOT do things like auto-defrags and/or scheduled defrags. If you do those things, you can significantly decrease the life span of the HDD.

How so, Dch48?

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Re: Defrag Registry
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2011, 10:59:46 PM »
Their a couple of advantages to defragging your HDD.

1.  Improved performance especially if you are using over 50% of the drive space.
2.  Increased life of the HDD because when the HDD is not defgramented the movement of the the read/write assembly which is a mechanical part on a HDD is reduced and therefore the life the HDD is increased
3.  Improves backup speed
4.  Improves security

As far as defgragging the Registry when using Windows 7 and a HDD this is a hotly debated subject on which those for and against are generally intractable in their opinions.

 
Reason number 2 is only true if you do NOT do things like auto-defrags and/or scheduled defrags. If you do those things, you can significantly decrease the life span of the HDD.

How so, Dch48?
Because you're putting needless wear and tear on the drive which after all, is a mechanical device and can break down. Defragging once a week is probably more than sufficient for today's faster drives.
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Re: Defrag Registry
« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2011, 06:08:23 AM »
Thank you for the explanation, Dch48. Much appreciated.