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How to defrag Windows 8

1. Open the Windows 8 explorer



2. Right-click on the hard drive that you think is fragmented and click on Properties

3. Go to the Tools tab and click on Optimize now at the bottom:




4. The built-in Windows 8 defragmentation program opens. By default, Windows 8 schedules a weekly disk defragmentation. So, even if you have not defragmented your disk, Windows 8 might have done it for you and your disk might not even require a defragmentation.

5. Select the drive that you want to analyze and click the Analyze button

Windows 8 will analyze your hard drives and will let you know if you should defragment it.