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