Earth said:MrX, Does Windows Defrag in Windows 8, differ from Windows 7, or basically the same product?
In Windows 8, the humble defragmentation tool has evolved to carry on other roles, apart from its disk defragmentation role. While in Windows 7 and Windows Vista, the disk defragmentation tool did improve, it still continued to only defragment the fragmented files and data. In Windows 8 however, additionally, it optimizes your storage in Thinly Provisioned environments – using Storage Optimizer. The Defragment tool in now called Defragment and Optimize Tool in Windows 8, and includes the Storage Optimizer.
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