In this chapter, you will learn how to
• Perform maintenance tasks in Windows
• Optimize Windows
• Prepare Windows for problems
Every computer running a Windows operating system requires both occasional optimization to keep the system running snappily and ongoing maintenance to make sure nothing goes wrong. Microsoft uses its decades of experience with operating systems to search for ways to make the tasks of maintaining and optimizing surprisingly easy and very automatic, but there’s still plenty to do to keep things humming along.
The chapter covers maintenance and optimization, so let’s make sure you know what these two terms mean. Maintenance means jobs you do from time to time to keep Windows ...