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5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:01 am

Apply the discount code ENDOFLIFEWIN7 and save $$ on a five PC license pack of O&O Power Pack:

https://www.oo-software.com/en/products/oopowerpack

Really cheap so get it before the deal expires.

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Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:38 am

Never heard of this before and few reviews came up after a quick search.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Gonna do some more research
 
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Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:54 am

Dposcorp wrote:
Never heard of this before and few reviews came up after a quick search.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Gonna do some more research

O&O has some mind share for me due to their their ShutUp10 product for Windows 10, but that's about it. (Haven't yet tried it myself though, since I likely won't bother to mess with consumer Win10 until a new computer build.)
 
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Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:15 pm

Dposcorp wrote:
Never heard of this before and few reviews came up after a quick search.....hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


"Up to 100% more speed with O&O Defrag" sounds like a lot of baloney.
 
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Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:39 am

Yeah, you might get 100% speedup after a defrag if you A) have a mechanical HDD; and B) upgraded the OS on an existing system drive while the drive was badly fragmented. It's basically a corner case for a badly fragmented OS install.

And fragmentation doesn't cause system crashes, so that part is pure BS.
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Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:20 am

just brew it! wrote:
And fragmentation doesn't cause system crashes, so that part is pure BS.


Probably not anymore, but it could indeed happen in Win9x. Don't ask me how.
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Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:34 am

bthylafh wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
And fragmentation doesn't cause system crashes, so that part is pure BS.


Probably not anymore, but it could indeed happen in Win9x. Don't ask me how.


There was some system code that depended on a critical file being in contiguous blocks otherwise it would result in an exception?
 
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Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:41 am

There's a corner case you can hit if you use NTFS file compression AND have individual files which are very large (10s of GB). This is not something users would typically hit in practice though.
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Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:27 pm

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
bthylafh wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
And fragmentation doesn't cause system crashes, so that part is pure BS.


Probably not anymore, but it could indeed happen in Win9x. Don't ask me how.


There was some system code that depended on a critical file being in contiguous blocks otherwise it would result in an exception?
This was once used as a primitive form of file copy protection. If you tried to copy off the files you had a copy but it would not execute because the executable was hard coded to look for different parts of the file at a fixed location on the disk. I'm not sure if they used a fancy writing to put the sectors where they wanted them or if they simply noted on installation what the actual cylinders and sectors were for certain files and then encrypted it into the executable. Either way, copies would not work unless you had a perfect sector by sector copy.
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Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:11 am

just brew it! wrote:
Yeah, you might get 100% speedup after a defrag if you A) have a mechanical HDD


100% and more with a SSD is probably possible ... as well as 10,000% with a HDD. You'd need a SSD with a high sequential read speed but a relatively low IOPS, and have O&O Disk Fragmenter run on it for 24 hours before any benchmarking.
 
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Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:06 am

Wirko wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Yeah, you might get 100% speedup after a defrag if you A) have a mechanical HDD

100% and more with a SSD is probably possible ... as well as 10,000% with a HDD. You'd need a SSD with a high sequential read speed but a relatively low IOPS, and have O&O Disk Fragmenter run on it for 24 hours before any benchmarking.

Possible... but I'd say still unlikely. It's a corner case.
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Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:15 am

Mr Bill wrote:
Igor_Kavinski wrote:
bthylafh wrote:

Probably not anymore, but it could indeed happen in Win9x. Don't ask me how.


There was some system code that depended on a critical file being in contiguous blocks otherwise it would result in an exception?
This was once used as a primitive form of file copy protection. If you tried to copy off the files you had a copy but it would not execute because the executable was hard coded to look for different parts of the file at a fixed location on the disk. I'm not sure if they used a fancy writing to put the sectors where they wanted them or if they simply noted on installation what the actual cylinders and sectors were for certain files and then encrypted it into the executable. Either way, copies would not work unless you had a perfect sector by sector copy.


I think this was more of an install floppy disk thing. It'd be too easy to break such a thing on a hard drive.
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Re: 5 PC license pack of O&O Power Pack for only $24.99

Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:28 am

bthylafh wrote:
I think this was more of an install floppy disk thing. It'd be too easy to break such a thing on a hard drive.

One defrag and you're toast!

Until just a few years ago, the GRUB bootloader for Linux would do something like this on certain systems, where it would record absolute LBAs of the next stage of the bootloader and use that during the system boot process to load the next piece of itself. Resulted in random breakage if you copied a boot partition without doing a sector-for-sector clone.
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