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Optimize Drives

General Information

This service is new for Windows 8 and it is a renamed version of the Disk Defragmenter Service. If you use SSD’s, it might be beneficial to disable this.

Windows 8

Default Description

Provides Drive Optimization Capabilities.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): defragsvc
Display Name: Drive Optimizer

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k defragsvc

Log On As

Account: Local System account


Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Additional Reading

None at this time.