So today I was working on a Gateway laptop for a client and I had this conference call today that was going to last at least an hour so I decieded to defragment the laptop.  I have always wondered if this really does work and if it would speed up the laptop or boot up time.  So before I ran this I made sure to delete and temp files.

After that was done I turned off the laptop and took out my stopwatch.  I turned the laptop on and started the laptop. Once it was fully booted up (I used MSN messenger as my stopping point) I would stop the timer.  It came back with 1 mintues and 39 seconds to boot up.  So now with my baseline I then started the deframentation. 

It took about an hour and 20 minutes to run but once that was done I shutdown the laptop and did the stopwatch test again.  To my surprise it took only 1 minute and 24 seconds to boot up to MSN messenger.  A whole 15 seconds faster!! 🙂  After playing the laptop a little bit it seemed to open up programs and access files a little quicker so I can say that it does work and worth doing. 

Got to go now as I’m off to defragment my laptops and computers. 🙂  Give it a try and let me know if you notice any difference as I would love to hear about it.


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