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Running the Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8

Running the Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8: Speeding Up Your Home PC for Beginners
Running the Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8: Speeding Up Your Home PC for Beginners

Join for an in-depth discussion in this video Running the Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8, part of Speeding Up Your Home PC for Beginners.

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Q:  Can I defragment a solid-state hard drive?

A: It is not recommended to defragment a solid state drive (SSD). If you are confused about whether or not you have a solid state drive verses a standard hard drive there are a few ways to check. One way is to simply go into the Control Panel through your Start menu and go to the Device Manager. Look for the Disk Drive option, click the little plus (+) sign to the left of it and check the name of the hard drive listed. If it doesn't say outright one way or the other a simple Google search of the name of the hard drive will provide you with the information you need.
 
Another way to find it is by simply going into Computer or My Computer and right-clicking on your hard drive, probably C:. Under the Hardware tab it will tell you what type of hard drive you have. Again, if you're still unsure, do a simply Google search to find the information you need.
 

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