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PageDefrag Alternative in Windows 7

An alternative to PageDefrag for Windows 7 does exist! This free, open source program that will defragment the system page file in Windows 7 after boot up is called UltraDefrag, and is available as a download at SourceForge.net. Ultra Defragmenter comes in editions that work with Windows XP, 2000, Vista, and Windows 7, and it comes in 32-bit, 64-bit and Itanium Editions.

Boot time defragmentation mode is enabled with a click or two, after which it will defragment any system file at re-boot, including page file, registry hives, hiberfil.sys file, etc. It does not have the one-time defrag option that Page Defrag (pagedfrg.exe) has, so if the PC owner wants it to run only once, he/she has to remember to uncheck the boot time defragmenting option (after reboot and page file defragmenting are completed). I have personally used this utility on a couple of Windows 7 installations and have been pleased with the results and the absence of any problems. I use this only for boot time defragmenting, and let the native Windows defragmenter handle the rest of the files, and the two seem very compatible when used in this way.

The UltraDefrag homepage is found here
Boot time pagefile defragmenter for Windows 7

and the boot time defragmentation information page provided by UltraDefrag is located here
PageDefrag Alternative Info

The project news page for Ultra Defrag at SourceFourge.net is here
UltraDefrag project news