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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 32. Improving Disk Performance and Storage

In This Chapter:

  • Understand how disk fragmentation can adversely affect performance
  • Detect fragmentation problems
  • Let your disk run efficiently by letting Disk Defragmenter clean up potential disk problems
  • Use Disk Cleanup to keep your disk drives free of clutter

Everybody seems to need more disk space eventually no matter how much they already have. Some get external drives that hold as much as a terabyte or more of information (that’s one thousand gigabytes, or approximately 1,000,000,000,000 characters of data!). They get this storage for their music files only to begin storing video files as well that quickly eat up the massive excess space they thought they would have for years.

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