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Windows Vista® Step by Step Deluxe Edition by Joan Lambert, Joyce Cox

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Key Points

  • Windows Vista makes it easy to locate information about the internal and external devices installed on your computer.

  • You can monitor resource usage on an ongoing basis, and adjust the way Windows Vista works to achieve the best possible performance from your computer.

  • You can decrease the time it takes your computer to start up by removing any unnecessary programs and services from the startup process.

  • Turning off some visual effects and optimizing your power settings are two other ways to increase performance.

  • You might be able to improve the performance of your computer system by turning off Windows features that you do not use.

  • Deleting unnecessary files and defragmenting your hard disk are easy ways to increase hard disk access speeds. ...

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