Many of my clients will call and say “I defragged, but it isn’t faster”…
Defragmenting a computer or “defragging” will seldom make a noticeable difference in the speed of your computer. It’s still a good idea to regularly defrag your hard drive. In fact, most recent operating systems are set up to do this automatically. (Special note: If you computer is equipped with a Solid State Drive you should not run defrag on it) But in these days, a computer running slow can be from many other issues.
What does “defrag” mean?
It means to clean up the fragmented parts of the hard drive (fragment means scattered bits that need to be put back into place that have been moved caused by uninstallation of programs or just Windows installation issues).
If you defrag, your computer will run more efficiently, but not necessarily faster. If your computer was heavily fragmented, a defrag will free up some storage space on the Hard Drive.
- To speed up your Computer, you can have a computer tune-up done by Y-Not Tech Services. Quick Tune-Up: $59; Full Tune-Up: $99
- You may also want to consider a RAM upgrade. Especially if you are running a lot of programs at once.
- Often, the single best upgrade you can make is to switch to a Solid State Drive or SSD. Y-Not Tech Services can transfer all your data over for $124 plus SSD cost. This is guaranteed to improve your boot-up time and the general speed of your uptime and the general speed of your computer.
- Additionally… your hard drive may be getting close to full. With music, movies, and game downloading so popular, it’s not hard to get your hard drive to max capacity.
Buying an external hard drive for music is a great idea! (and you can back up your data there too!)
Serving Lethbridge, AB and area. Tune-Ups can often be done remotely if you don’t live in the area.