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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Managing Installed and Running Programs

Windows Vista provides several management tools for working with programs. These tools include:

  • Software Explorer. Helps you determine and manage startup programs, currently running programs, network-connected programs, and programs that use Windows Sockets (Winsock)

  • Task Manager. Provides options for viewing and managing currently running programs as well as options for viewing resource usage and performance

  • Windows Features. Helps you view and manage the Windows components installed on a computer

  • Programs. Provides tasks for viewing installed programs, adding and removing programs, viewing installed updates, and more

  • Default Programs. Helps you track and configure global default programs for the computer, personal ...

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