17.1. Performing Preventive Maintenance on Operating Systems

For the most part, modern Windows operating systems are pretty resilient. There are a mind-boggling number of ways that systems could crash, but crashes don't happen often under normal circumstances. However, you do play an important role in the stability of the operating system on your computer. If you neglect to maintain it, you could be in for significant problems that would impact your productivity or someone else's.

In this section we'll take a look at some preventive steps you can take to help keep the operating system running smoothly. They include the following:

  • Using hardware that's in the Windows Catalog

  • Obtaining the right drivers for your hardware (those in the Windows Catalog) ...

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