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    How long does it take to defragment a hard disk drive on windows 8? It seems to be talking forever. It reads running....current status pass 8 consolidated 10%....

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Ann, depending on the size of the drive and how badly it is fragmented, it can take quite awhile. Do you have it set to do it automatically on a schedule? Then it will do it in the background when you are not using the computer.

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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64

    Windows defragmenter is just slow, you can use other one, if you prefer to do it yourself.
    UltraDefrag - An Open Source Defragmenter
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    Please do not hijack threads. This causes confusion for everyone involved.
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