clean install question

Started Jan 11, 2006 | Discussions thread
OP JC JC Senior Member • Posts: 1,538
Re: oops..meant to say

John Bean (UK) wrote:

JC JC wrote:

turtile1 wrote:

Yes, it will move all the files into one area so that the seek
times go down for the hard drive.

So what my friend told me is incorrect:
"When windows is installed, it spreads the files out on the disc in
an optimal fashion. Defragging oftenl clumps the files
together...not in an optimal way."

I'm afraid so.

OK

I've just now finished installing XP and Norton Internet Securty. I've got all the updates. Should i defrag now ?
Or after installing everything else (Photoshop, MS Office, etc, etc)?
Or should I defrag in about a week after I've used the stuff a bit?

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