Defrag runs on it's own schedule, by default on Wednesday nights at
midnight. It really does take care of itself for the most part. Make sure
you download anti-virus and anti-spyware and have them scan at least weekly.
That's about it, pretty much.
Another thing that you can try running weekly is CCleaner (www.ccleaner.com
and run that. It has a file cleaner (temp files, etc.) as well as a registry
cleaner. It helps quite a bit on the systems I use it on.
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"Tony V" <TonyV@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I just got a new 64 bit laptop with VISTA---all of the other machine sin
> house are XP.
> I usually run DISKCLEANER once a week and SCANDISK and DEFRAG once a month
> on the XP machines since we have very busy family with a lot of use.
> What should I be doing for the VISTA machine? Should I follow a similar
> schedule? I heard that VISTA doesn't need the same level of maint as XP?
> Please advise....Thanks!
> Tony V