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Windows Vista™ Step by Step by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert

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Chapter 11. Optimizing Your Computer System

Chapter at a Glance

Optimizing Your Computer System

In this chapter, you will learn to:

Improve your computer’s performance.

Turn Windows features on and off.

Manage cached files.

Remove unnecessary files.

Consolidate files on your hard disk.

You don’t have to be a power user to be concerned about your computer’s performance. Whether you use your computer for work, for gaming, or for occasionally browsing the Internet and sending e-mail messages to friends, you might find that your computer isn’t as fast as you would like it to be. There are several ways to improve the performance of your computer and make the most of its resources. Some ...

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