93. Disable Disk Defragmenter Schedule
With Windows Vista you have probably noticed
- You no longer have a graphical display when
running Disk Defragmenter.
- Now Disk Defragmenter runs on a set weekly
The loss of the graphical display is by default
and there isn't anything that you can actually do
about that, other than running an alternative disk
Disabling disk defragmenter so that it doesn't
run on a schedule, however, is a simpler nut to
crack; and here's how it's done.
1/ Click the Start button.
2/ In the Search box at the
bottom of the Start menu type:
3/ Vista will search for the word Defrag
and should quickly come up with Disk
Defragmenter in it's search results. This
you should see at the top of search result page on
the start menu.
4/ Click on the Disk Defragmenter
option in the search results.
5/ User Account Control will
open and ask for permission to
continue. As usual, if you are the
Administrator, Click the Continue
button. If you are not the administrator
then you will need the administrator user
name and password to
6/ The Disk Defragmenter window
will now open.
7/ Look in the first section of the disk
defragmenter window and you will see an option
marked Run on schedule (recommended).
8/ To the Left of this option
you will see a box with a Tick
9/ Hover your Mouse over the box
and then Click the Left Mouse button
to remove the tick (check mark).
10/ All of the schedule information will now
appear greyed out. You have now
disabled the option.
11/ Finally Click the OK button
to Close the Disk Defragmenter
12/ You will now only be able to manually run
disk defragmenter, it will no longer run to a set