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Degunking Windows 7 by Joli Ballew

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The Strategy Behind Degunking

The strategy behind degunking is based on how Windows operates in the first place. To fully understand how the 12-step program works, you must first understand

• How Windows stores certain types of files in specific folders and libraries

• How Windows provides default folders for specific types of files

• How data is stored and retrieved on your hard drive

• How programs and utilities automatically load when you start Windows

• How Windows uses an internal database, called the Registry, to store critical information about your computer

• How basic services such as e-mail, security, and data backups work

• How the Windows recovery features, such as System Restore or the Repair option on the Windows 7 DVD, can be ...

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