45. Disable Automatic Defragmentation
Windows Vista automatically defragments your hard
drive according to a set schedule. While this option
is fine for those that regularly forget to do the
basic housekeeping such as defragmenting the hard
drive, it can be a little awkward if your PC doesn't
happen to be on when the defragmentation schedule
To disable automatic defragmentation proceed as
1/ Click the Start button.
2/ From the Start Menu, Click
3/ In Control Panel, Click the
System And maintenance option.
4/ In the System And Maintenance window,
Click the Performance Information and Tools
5/ In the Performance Information and
Tools window, click the Advanced
Tools option situated on the menu to the
left of the main window.
6/ In the Advanced Tools Window,
Click on the Open Disk Defragmenter
7/ The User Account Control will
now appear asking for permission to complete this
8/ In the Disk Defragmeter window
remove the tick from the
Run On A Schedule (Recommended) option and
then Click OK.
9/ Automatic defragmentation has now been