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Cleaning Windows Vista For Dummies

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Find out what you should clean, when, and how

Dump programs you don't need, archive data, and bring order to your desktop

Here's a handy household hint - getting control of all the clutter on your PC will make it run faster and more efficiently. This book is like a closet ...

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Overview

Find out what you should clean, when, and how

Dump programs you don't need, archive data, and bring order to your desktop

Here's a handy household hint - getting control of all the clutter on your PC will make it run faster and more efficiently. This book is like a closet full of cleaning tools that help you organize your data and e-mail, archive the stuff you do need to keep, toss old cookies, tune up your file system, and much more.

Discover how to

  • Create a cleaning schedule
  • Find out what programs you have
  • Clear out your root directory
  • Control your Web cache files
  • Manage Windows updates
  • Get serious about system security
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471782933
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/11/2006
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 334
  • Sales rank: 829,080
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Allen Wyatt, an internationally recognized expert in small computer systems, is president of Discovery Computing, Inc., a computer and publishing services company located in Mesa, Arizona. He has worked in the computer and publishing industries for almost two decades, writing more than 50 books and numerous magazine articles. Allen’s popular lectures and seminars have reached audiences throughout the United States, as well as throughout Mexico and Costa Rica.
Besides writing books and technical materials, Allen helps further the computer book industry by providing consulting, production, and project management services. He publishes two free weekly newsletters, WordTips and ExcelTips (www.VitalNews.com).
Allen can be reached by e-mail at awyatt@dcomp.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: The Basics of Cleaning Your System.

Chapter 1: First Things First: Why You Should Clean.

Chapter 2: Determining What to Clean and When.

Part II: Programs and Data.

Chapter 3: Identifying What You Have.

Chapter 4: Making Your Programs Run Faster.

Chapter 5: Getting Rid of Old Programs.

Chapter 6: Data, Data Everywhere.

Chapter 7: Organizing and Archiving Data.

Part III: E-Mail and the Internet.

Chapter 8: Tackling E-Mail Overload.

Chapter 9: Organizing Your E-Mail.

Chapter 10: Banishing Internet Villains.

Chapter 11: Managing Internet Information.

Part IV: The Operating System.

Chapter 12: Cleaning Up the User Interface.

Chapter 13: Streamlining Windows.

Chapter 14: Speeding Up the File System.

Chapter 15: Managing Windows Updates.

Chapter 16: Getting a New System.

Part V: Advanced Cleaning for the Truly Brave.

Chapter 17: Memory and Storage.

Chapter 18: Becoming Security Conscious.

Chapter 19: Cleaning House in a Networked Environment.

Chapter 20: Jumping Into the Registry.

Chapter 21: Wiping the Slate Clean.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 22: Ten Troubleshooting Ideas.

Chapter 23: Ten Online Resources to Help You Clean.

Chapter 24: Ten Cool Things in Vista.

Index.

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