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Teach Yourself Visually™: Computers, 5th Edition by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 15. Performing Computer Maintenance

Performing Computer Maintenance

To keep your system running smoothly, to maintain top performance, and to reduce the risk of computer problems, you need to perform some routine maintenance chores. You need to update the operating system, check for hard drive errors, defragment your hard drive, and back up your files.

Update Your Operating System 268

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors 270

Defragment Your Hard Drive 272

Clean Up Your Hard Drive 274

Back Up Your Files 276

Update Your Operating System

To update your operating system, you need to download and install the latest components and programs. These updates fix problems and resolve security ...

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