Chapter 15. Maintaining and Optimizing Windows 7

If you want an optimized Windows 7 installation, you must monitor its reliability and performance. Windows 7 comes with many tools to track memory, processor activity, the disk subsystem, and the network subsystem, as well as other computer subsystems. Tools are available to provide baseline statistics for each of the subsystems so that you can track changes over time and better evaluate issues that pertain to the Windows 7 machine and make changes to proactively affect declining performance.

In this chapter, you'll learn how to monitor, maintain, troubleshoot, and optimize Windows 7 using the following utilities: Performance Monitor, Reliability Monitor, System Information, Task Manager, several ...

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