Chapter 13

Maintaining and Optimizing Windows 7

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Optimize Windows 7
  • Use Windows 7 Tools to Discover System Information
  • Maintain Windows 7 with Backup and Restore

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.

Windows 7 also has a full backup and restore application ...

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