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Microsoft® Windows 7 Your Way: Speed Up and Customize Windows by Michael Miller

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28. Troubleshooting Windows Problems

Running Windows 7 your way also means not letting it get the best of you when things go wrong—which they sometimes will. Windows 7 is an incredibly complex operating system, and while it appears to be much better behaved than Windows Vista (especially on older PCs), it can still do lots of things you really don’t want it to do, such as freezing, crashing, not starting, and the like.

So what do you do when Windows 7 starts acting like a petulant two-year-old? There’s no need to panic; there are plenty of troubleshooting tools built into the operating system that you can use to your benefit.

How to Troubleshoot Computer Problems

Before we get into specific troubleshooting tips, let’s examine what you need ...

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