6th February 2009, 20:54 #1
Diskeeper "The Biggest Gainer" Contest!
The "Biggest Gainer" Contest!
WindowsTalk Website, WindowsTalk Blog and the WinVistaClub are pleased to announce a great new contest that everyone can participate in.
First prize is a copy of Diskeeper 2009 Pro Premier, a US$99.95 value!
Runner-up gets a a copy of Vista Start Menu Pro 3.0, a US$19.95 value!
Here's how the contest will work:
1) Download a 30-day trial of Diskeeper 2009 Pro Premier and install it.
2) Analyze your Windows partition and create a screen capture of the results (see example below). To do this you can use Windows Ultimate Snipping tool, Alt + Prnt Scrn, or a freeware screen capture program.
3) Run Diskeeper for a few days or so, or until the end of the contest, and then do another screen capture of the present state of your Windows drive.
4) Post the 'before & after' images here in this thread, along with your comments, thoughts, etc about Diskeeper.
That's it! The 'biggest gainer' in terms of reduced defragmentation and/or increased performance will be awarded the grand prize. Your personal observations about Diskeeper will also be taken into consideration, so feel free to post a mini-review if you wish.
Also, you can install Diskeeper on any Windows XP or Vista PC, it does not have to be yours. Try it out on your parent's PC, or your brother-in-law's, or any PC you believe to be totally fragmented!
This contest starts February 6th and runs until the 21st.
Many thanks to the great folks at Diskeeper for generously donating Diskeeper 2009 Pro Premier!
The judge for this contest is fellow Canadian MVP Marco Shaw (Windows PowerShell)
Marco's MVP Profile
Last edited by leofelix; 24th November 2009 at 12:47.
6th February 2009, 21:03 #2
great Comp James thank you. Just one thing, it is now 21.58 GMT on Friday 6th of Feb, which means that we here will loose a whole day of the comp, and others from other time zone will do so as well either at the begining or the end. So can you clarify the times for us all to have an equal chance please, that is the start time am and end time pm and which time zone. Sorry to be a pain,but if I don't mention it someone will
6th February 2009, 21:08 #3
Good point. All times are Atlantic Standard Time (AST) -0400 UTC. We here are somewhat flexible on the start/end times since the members here are scattered all over the globe.To be fair, I will lock the thread on early Sunday morning of the 22nd (here in AST time). That way all will have a chance to get their entries in.
6th February 2009, 21:11 #4
6th February 2009, 21:41 #5
Not to be confused with the TV program the <a href="http://www.nbc.com/The_Biggest_Loser/">Biggest loser</a>. lmao jk This sounds like a contest where everybody WINS!!! Should be very interesting to be able to see all the results. Thanks James and Diskeeper!
7th February 2009, 01:57 #6
Thank you James,
this may be a great opportunity to improve my english too
I was on the point to look for a good disk defragmenter (I don't know why "defrag" doesn't run in DOS mode nor in GUI mode in my Vista Home Edition SP 1 32 bit) and now you are offering this great chanche.. and it doesn't matter whether I win or not
God bless you and WinVistaClub
Last edited by leofelix; 7th February 2009 at 02:01.
7th February 2009, 03:29 #7
The contest idea is great and the prize even better; so start defragmenting ! And thanks Marco for helping out.
7th February 2009, 03:37 #8
Really great one. WVC rocks!
7th February 2009, 11:18 #9
The download is 34 MB
8th February 2009, 02:05 #10
Something I may not fully understand but still seems ironic
After downloading Diskeeper's free trial, within the install I left the auto dfrag option enabled. Once the dfrag completed, selected the programs analyze feature. In studying these results I noticed in a list of most fragmented files that the file "Diskeeper2009-ProPremier.exe" was the most fragmented file with a size of 27MB and 231 fragments. Does this seem odd to anyone else that the dfrag software has the most fragments??