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PC Maintenance Handbook 2nd

PC Maintenance Handbook 2nd

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PC Maintenance Handbook Second Edition — Windows Guides —http://mintywhite.com  i
 
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Improve Your PC’s Performance,Speed, and Reliability
Rich Robinson — Microsoft MVP —http://mintywhite.com
 
PC Maintenance Handbook Second Edition — Windows Guides — http://mintywhite.com  1
© 2010 Windows Guides | mintywhite.com. All rights reserved.
 PC Maintenance Handbook 
If this guide is distributed it is furnished under license and may be used or copied only in accordance withthe terms of such license. Except as permitted by any such license, no part of this guide may bereproduced. This guide may be stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means,electronic, mechanical, recording, or otherwise. Please note that the content in this guide is protectedunder copyright law.Mintywhite will not be responsible for damages to your computer, software, or data resulting from use of information contained in this document.The content of this guide is furnished for informational use only, is subject to change without notice, andshould not be construed as a commitment by Windows Guides. Neither Windows Guides nor MicrosoftCorp assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in theinformational content contained in this guide nor for any damages resulting from use of the informationcontained herein.Please remember that existing artwork or images that you may want to include in your project may be protected under copyright law. The unauthorized incorporation of such material into your new work could be a violation of the rights of the copyright owner. Please be sure to obtain any permission required fromthe copyright owner.mintywhite, Windows Guides, and the Windows Guides logo are trademarks of mintywhite.comMicrosoft, Windows and Office are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About the Author
Rich Robinson is the author and creator of Windows Guides,Windows Forums, and MyWindowsPC. Rich is a Microsoft MVP in the Desktop Experience category and authored Windows 7 –ThePocket Guide, Windows Vista – The Pocket Guide, WindowsVista – Customization Manual, and the PC Security Handbook.He also co-authored the Windows 7 Media CenterCustomization Handbook. His hobbies include spending timewith family, road biking, web design, programming, running,soccer, skiing, and swimming.See more books Rich authored. 
Contents
 
Introduction
This handbook is designed to help you find ways to maintainyour Windows PC and ensure it remains clean and speedythroughout its life. Computers quickly get bogged down by junk files, invalid registry entries, a fragmented hard drive,spyware, adware, low disk space, and more. A speedy system is just a few clicks away, but sometimes it’s hard to know whereto start or even what to do.I set up PCs for companies, friends, and family; the advice Igive in this manual is what I use when maintaining any PC. Mytips are tried and tested and have left thousands of peoplesatisfied with the way their computer works. I hope you too canfollow these instructions and enjoy an error-free, clean, andspeedy PC.The purpose of this book is not to define the ultimate solution;its purpose is to give you simple, unbiased advice on what I’vefound to be the best options out there. In this handbook, I onlygive advice and share programs that I’ve used for at least a yearbecause some programs seem good when you first use them,but quickly annoy you or slow down your PC.If you have any questions about PC maintenance or PCs ingeneral, you can head toWindows Forums where you’ll find friendly, knowledgeable members who are happy to assist inyour learning. If you disagree with anything in this handbook,please join us also and share your solutions.
Notational Conventions
In this handbook, I have used these notational conventions:
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