Defragging BootCamp partition...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Dopeyman, Apr 17, 2016.

  1. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

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    I already have Windoze 7 loaded and running via Bootcamp... But I wanna do a complete defrag of the drive/partition by booting from a different source (i.e.: USB flash or a USB external).. How can I do it?

    I have access to VMware Fusion and Parallels. Can it be done through those apps?

    I'm a 2011 27" iMac running El Cap.. My bootcamp drive is NOT partitioned. It's a whole separate 1TB drive.

    Also while I'm here, is there a way to delete/remove the System Reserved partition that Bootcamp created??

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    I suggest not defragging unless you must. Just use the built in windows utility to do this - Disk Clean up in start menu somewhere.

    I highly recommend not touching partitions while booting windows. This should only be done in OS X or in recovery mode of OS X. Just use disk utility in OS X to complete this
     
  3. Dopeyman thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I 'can' use the Disk Cleanup and the defrag option from within windows. But it wouldn't be a complete defrag because it will not move files that are "in use". That's why I wanna start up from a USB external or from VMWare or Parallels.
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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