1. The defragmenting tool that came with XP served its purpose well I thought. Now in Vista that tool seems to be integrated so that there is no choice allowed that just defrags one drive. No matter where I start it from it wants to read all my drives and defrag all of them. Well I have several large drives that do not ever need any kind of defragging. 1000 gigs and a couple of 500 gigs. Then I have a few drives that do need defragging from time to time but certainly not at the same time. Is it not possible to tell the Defrag app to just do a single drive? It would take too long to have to defrag all the drives all the time. For what purpose? There must be an explanation I am missing.
2. The second item is the Windows Search 4. The search tool in XP was fine. I try to find the same thing for Vista and going to what seems like the place to go all I get is that this app is not for my operating system. And I can't find the tool that is compatible. Nowhere on this site can I find a download for my system.
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32-bit
Thanks much in advance.
On another thread I see that this defragmentation tool
is recommended. Is this true that Vista users generally turn to outside apps for such a fundamental requirement? Just wanted to check. A click away on that page and numerous registry cleaners are being promoted. I noticed that another poster had written 'All registry cleaners are crap.' In my earlier days I tried one and thought it was a good idea for years. Then one day it finally dawned on me that it was the cleaner that was the problem. Not the stuff that was being cleaned. So I just wanted to double check exactly what was the problem with Microsoft's version of the defrag app in Vista.
Edited by Borrowed Time, 10 July 2010 - 10:46 AM.