Chapter 14. Maintaining Windows Vista

To keep your system running smoothly, maintain top performance, and reduce the risk of computer problems, you need to perform some routine maintenance chores. This chapter shows you how to delete unnecessary files, check for hard drive errors, back up your files, and more.

Maintaining Windows Vista
  • Check Hard Drive Free Space 286

  • Delete Unnecessary Files 288

  • Defragment Your Hard Drive on a Schedule 290

  • Check Your Hard Drive for Errors 292

  • Set Up Automatic Updates 294

  • Create a System Restore Point 296

  • Apply a System Restore Point 298

  • Back Up Files 300

  • Restore Backed-up Files 304

Check Hard Drive Free Space

If you run out of room on your hard drive, ...

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