16.1. Using Operating Systems

One of the niceties of the Windows operating system is its flexibility. There are often several ways to accomplish one system management task. For example, you can manage your files and directories in Windows Explorer, but if you are a cagey DOS-era veteran, you can still do the same thing from the command line. In this section, you will look at various ways that you can perform system management tasks in Windows. This includes using the command line (even if you're not a cagey DOS-era veteran) as well as using graphical tools. We'll cover the following topics:

  • Using command-line utilities

  • Managing disks, files, and directories

  • Using Windows utilities

Although we'll focus specifically on the Windows Vista, Windows ...

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