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Computers Simplified®, 7th Edition by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 13. Performing Computer Maintenance

To keep your system running smoothly, to maintain top performance, and to reduce the risk of computer problems, you need to perform some routine maintenance chores. You need to update the operating system, check for hard drive errors, defragment your hard drive, and back up your files.

Performing Computer Maintenance

Update Your Operating System

To update your operating system, you need to download and install the latest components and programs. These updates fix problems and resolve security issues. You can reduce computer problems and maximize online safety by updating your operating system regularly.

In Windows Vista, you must have Administrator ...

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