when I have to work on a microcrap machinestill need to manually defrag Windows? It's 2021!
Yes, especially Xp, but as I understand it, SSD drives should not be defragged.Also, do you still need to manually defrag Windows? It's 2021!
Thanks. It does not support XP. Looks good though.when I have to work on a microcrap machineView attachment 10556 yes I always run the clean up programs manually [but i don't use the inbuilt windows de-frag, I use www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/ its much quicker
Windows XP End of Life was 2008(13 years ago) you shouldn't be running it on anything with an internet connection.Yes, especially Xp, but as I understand it, SSD drives should not be defragged.
if you go to my computer [usualy desktop icon] and open it you should find your drive listed as two smaller drives one for windows and one for linux as you need to boot into windows to do the maintenance it should only clean up the windows "C" drive as it will only see that one
Windows XP End of Life was 2008(13 years ago) you shouldn't be running it on anything with an internet connection.
AFAIK, you shouldn't need to coz the FS allocates storage for files to grow in, so you don't end up like this:IIRC, you can technically defrag an EXT* filesystem. I've never done it, but I guess you can.
1) IIRC, you defrag by partition, so only defrag the C: one. Defragging simply moves pieces of files together as much as possible for contiguous reads coz HDDs are like vynyl records. This is why defragging an SSD (any solid state memory) is pointless.Unfortunately it recognizes the other partition as Free Space. I'm afraid it will use some of that space for large files (movies) and mess up Ubuntu. Guess I'll just forget defragging.
I haven't run Windows on bare metal in a long time but I do have it running in a virtual machine(vm) and my Windows 10 vm has never broken because of updates. It's not about that it doesn't work, it's about that security vulnerabilities don't get patched anymore on end of life OS's such as Windows XP. So if a system with unpatched vulnerabilities is connected to the internet that system can get taken over and abused by people with bad intentions.I've been running XP on this PC since 2002. Other then replacing the CMOS battery, I haven't done a thing to the PC and have not needed to reinstall the OS due to Microsoft Updates. How many thousands of Win 10 PCs have had the OS reinstalled due to the updates? )
AFAIK, you shouldn't need to coz the FS allocates storage for files to grow in, so you don't end up like this: