Defragment Disk Drives in Windows 8

Edited by Lukward Thomason, Crystal, Eng, Anonymous

Hi, you're watching VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to defragment disk drives on a Windows 8 computer.

Defragment disk drives on windows 8.mp4-canvas59 011333.jpg

Ad

Steps

  1. 1
    The first thing that we need to do is right-click in the lower left corner of the screen and click "Control Panel".
    Defragment disk drives on windows 8.mp4-canvas12 093185.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  2. 2
    When the menu opens, we need to click "System and Security".
    Defragment disk drives on windows 8.mp4-canvas17 0784.jpg
    Advertisement
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  3. 3
    Scroll down and click "Administrative Tools".
    Defragment disk drives on windows 8.mp4-canvas22 104707.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  4. 4
    When it opens, we need to double click "Defragment and Optimize Drives".
    We must make sure that we're logged in as an administrator to do this. When it's done loading, it will tell us how much fragmentation is on the disk. In this case, it's 18%.
    Defragment disk drives on windows 8.mp4-canvas26 879204.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  5. 5
    To fix this, select the drive and click "Optimize".
    Wait for it to finish. Depending on the speed of our computer, the size of the drive, and the fragmentation level, it may take several minutes or hours.
    Defragment disk drives on windows 8.mp4-canvas43 396981.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  6. 6
    Once it's done, the system will tell us that it's no longer fragmented.
    Now we can close all of the Windows.
    Defragment disk drives on windows 8.mp4-canvas68 491485.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

  7. 7
    This concludes the tutorial on how to defragment disk drives on a Windows 8 computer.
    Thank you for watching VisiHow. If you have any other comments or questions, please leave them in the comment section below.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

    Advertisement

Video: Defragment Disk Drives in Windows 8

Comments

VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.




Creatura
Featured Author
651 Articles Started
871 Article Edits
40,075 Points
Creatura is a featured author with VisiHow. Creatura has achieved the level of "Captain" with 40,075 points. Creatura has started 651 articles (including this one) and has also made 871 article edits. 284,000 people have read Creatura's article contributions.
Creatura's Message Board
Creatura: Hi, my name is Creatura.
Creatura: Can I help you with your problem about "Defragment Disk Drives in Windows 8"?
 

Article Info

Categories : Windows

Recent edits by: Eng, Crystal, Lukward Thomason

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 200 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article
x

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No