Chapter 9. Maintaining and Optimizing Windows Vista Systems

Terms you’ll need to understand:

Performance

Reliability

Task Manager

Data Collector Set (DCS)

Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor

Chkdsk

Defragmentation

ReadyBoost

ReadyDrive

Memory Diagnostic tool

Startup Repair tool (StR)

Safe mode

Techniques/concepts you’ll need to master:

Use the Windows Reliability and Performance Monitor and Task Manager to identify bottlenecks.

Run Chkdsk to verify the integrity of the drive.

Run Disk Defragmenter to optimize your drive.

Configure the paging file for optimum performance.

Describe, enable, and configure ReadyBoost and ReadyDrive.

Run multiple troubleshooting tools, including the Memory Diagnostic tool, Network Diagnostic tool, Startup Repair ...

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