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Auslogics "BootSpeed" Any good?

By peetree ·
I have Auslogics Disk Defrag but at the end it displays it has done the Defragmentation, but you have to use (purchase) BootSpeed. Is it was it to purchase, I realize caveat emptor. That's why I'm asking first.

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by peetree In reply to Auslogics "BootSpeed" Any ...

I mean "...is it worth it to puchase?"

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This sounds (unreasonably) dodgy to me ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Auslogics "BootSpeed" Any ...

Auslogics has been around for long enough that I'm surprised they are resorting to tactics such as this.

I'd dump it and walk to another defrag routine - there are plenty about.

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I'm not sure which version of Auslogic's Dis Defrag

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Auslogics "BootSpeed" Any ...

You have installed but the one that I'm using which is doesn't do this. It runs the defrag and then tells you that it has improved the speed of the computer by so many % and shows you a large number of Files which it claims are rubbish and offers you the chance to buy another of their products.

I'm not sure what the newest one does which is Auslogics Disk Defrag but the older one certainly doesn't require you to buy anything for it to do the job that it was installed for. It shows you the actual improvement in a Bar Graph rated in % terms and on the right hand side it tells you that there are X number of Junk Files and that you need to purchase a unnamed product from them to remove the files and improve the Speed of the computer as these are adversely affecting the unit. You don't need to do anything here just rerun the application or close it down it has Defraged the Drive.


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by peetree In reply to I'm not sure which versio ...

I'm not required to purchase the BootSpeed, but, like you mentioned, to remove the rubbish files you could purchase. It begs the question. How much do the unneeded files make you system react? Faster?

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Well I use several different tools for this

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Further correction

You already have Disc Cleanup in the System Tools Folder located in Start-All Programs-Accessories-System Tools.

You can use this to clean up the HDD somewhat. The Disc Defrages is a Taster for you to look at other Auslogic Products nothing more. Because one works well doesn't mean that another will perform wonders. If the files are actually orphaned they are only taking up space and if there is any slowing down of the system it will be very marginal unless of course the HDD is full then all bets are off as Windows needs at least 15% free space on the Boot Drive to function Properly. Provided that you have at least 30% free space on the HDD the improvement by removing these Junk Files will be very marginal. Yes it will be useful if you have a problem but this isn't necessary and can be achieved with other utilities.

It is just another possible way to do something ignore it.


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