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I would like to know if you have any recommendations as far as FREE and PAID software for this and why.
I would use this, it's free, fast, easy to use and effective http://www.filehippo.com/downl.....sk_defrag/
I Would Suggest Defraggler from the Developers of CCleaner - http://www.filehippo.com/download_defraggler
You can go through the Article by How-To Geek before you take Decision
The defrag software that is built into Windows 7 and runs automatically is all you need.
Win 7's built in defrag does a perfectly good job by itself.
I agree with Xhi but I think the default time of 2am on Sunday might not be appropriate for most people so I think that wants changing in Start > Search > Type and click on: disk defragmenter > Configure Schedule.
In addition, with modern disk technology and speeds defragmentation is way over rated as a solution to problems effecting the speed of a computer.
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