I’ve always been pretty good about defragmenting my computer, and I think it was a good choice when Microsoft decided to make defragmenting PC’s a scheduled job on Vista and Windows 7 by default. For some users the built-in defragmenting is still not good enough, and that’s where third-party apps like O&O Defrag come into play.
O&O Defrag is normally a $50 app, but if you don’t mind running a slightly older version you can get it for free. All you have to do is provide your name and email address to get O&O Defrag 10 Professional (released in May 2007). The good news is that it comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, and is available for Windows 2000/XP/Vista. I installed it on a Windows 7 machine and didn’t really see any issues, but that is not an “officially” supported operating system for this particular version of their software.
If you decide you want the latest version of their software you can also use this as a way to save some money. Once you get your serial in an email (which you should receive almost immediately after filling out the form) you can then use that to purchase an upgrade to the latest release for $30 (40% off).
Grab O&O Defrag 10 Professional for Free (Windows 2000/XP/Vista)