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Windows 8 All-in-One For Dummies by Woody Leonhard

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Chapter 4: Monitoring Windows

In This Chapter

arrow.png Watching Windows with the built-in tools

arrow.png Finding and fixing problems

arrow.png Judging your system’s performance

arrow.png Viewing connections

arrow.png Working with the Event Viewer

arrow.png Tracking reliability over time

Windows 8 ships with a tremendous array of tools designed to help you look at your system, and warn you if something’s wrong. It also has a simple scoring mechanism that gives you a fairly good idea of where your PC excels, and where it’s falling down on the job.

In Microsoft’s zeal to make Windows less intimidating to new users, some of those tools are tucked away in rather obscure corners. But if you know what you’re doing, you cannot only find them, but you can also use them to help make your machine hum.

Or at least burble.

askwoodycom_vista.eps One of the tools, the Event Viewer, ...

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