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Windows 8 Visual Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 11

Maximizing PC Maintenance

Computer problems, like the proverbial death and taxes, seem to be one of those constants in life. Whether it is a hard disk failure, a power outage that destroys some files, or a virus that invades your system, the issue is not whether something will go wrong, but rather when it will happen. Instead of waiting to deal with these difficulties after they have occurred, you need to become proactive and perform maintenance on your system in advance. This not only reduces the chances that something will go wrong, but it also sets up your system to recover more easily from any problems that do occur.

This chapter shows you various Windows 8 settings, tools, and techniques that can help you do just that. You ...

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