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Disable Defrag in XP?

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Does anyone know how to disable defragging in XP? I am running a SSD on my netbook and defrag does nothing except wear out the drive.
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umm is it shouldn't drag it by its self. try removing it as a scheduled task?
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What do you mean disable it? Just dont run it. Defragging wears out your SSD.
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What do you mean disable it? Just dont run it. Defragging wears out your SSD.
I know... that's why I want to disable it.

Hmmmm... Better question, does XP perform automatic defragging? I know Vista does.
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In XP it will not defragment by itself. Unless you have it set to automatically do so. im almost 100% positive that it isnt set to do it with a fresh install. you will be fine as long as you dont make it defrag.
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I know... that's why I want to disable it.

Hmmmm... Better question, does XP perform automatic defragging? I know Vista does.
XP (Both professional and home) doesn't auto-defrag for me
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XP does not have automatic defragging like Vista.

Though, maybe turning off some of the indexing services will help lengthen the lifespan of the SSD.
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I know... that's why I want to disable it.

Hmmmm... Better question, does XP perform automatic defragging? I know Vista does.
Yup system idle process it futzes around with the drives all the time.
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as far as I dont xp doesnt defrag like vista does.

At system idle, is your hdd light very active? If so then I suppose I could be wrong...

As a follow up to GH0s post.. indexing is what makes xp/vista so quick.. im not sure its worth it to disable that.. but thats just me.. *I* would leave indexing on.
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I don't really need Indexing, I don't find that much of a speed difference with it. So, I usually disable it.
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