Disabling Defragmentation

This article describes steps necessary to disable defragmentation in Windows.

 

1. In the Start Menu, Search for the "Defragment and Optimize Drives" application and launch it.

 

2. In the "Optimize Drives" window, click the "Change Settings" button.

 

3. In the "Optimize Drives" dialog, click the "Choose" button.

 

4. In the "Optimize Drives" dialog, uncheck the "Automatically optimize new drives" checkbox.

 

5. In the "Optimize Drives" dialog, click the "OK" button.

In the "Optimize Drives" dialog, uncheck "Run on a schedule (recommended)".

 

6. In the "Optimize Drives" dialog, click the "OK" button.

In the "Optimize Drives" window, click the "Close" button.