Degunking Windows 7

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Restore your Windows 7 PC to peak performance!

Degunking Windows 7 is the fast, affordable way to keep your computer running quickly and efficiently. Over time, Windows PCs can slow down due to unnecessary programs, files, errors, and other "gunk." This book's proven Degunking 12-Step Program shows you how to organize your hard disk, load and run only the programs and processes you need, and restore the speed, responsiveness, and reliability your PC had when it was brand new. ...

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Overview

Restore your Windows 7 PC to peak performance!

Degunking Windows 7 is the fast, affordable way to keep your computer running quickly and efficiently. Over time, Windows PCs can slow down due to unnecessary programs, files, errors, and other "gunk." This book's proven Degunking 12-Step Program shows you how to organize your hard disk, load and run only the programs and processes you need, and restore the speed, responsiveness, and reliability your PC had when it was brand new. This do-it-yourself guide puts the practical information the expert PC technicians know directly into your hands, saving you lots of time and money!

Degunking Windows 7 shows you how to:

  • Remove unwanted data and programs
  • Organize your file system
  • Unclutter your desktop, start menu, and taskbar
  • Optimize your hard drive
  • Tune up and secure Internet Explorer
  • Organize your email
  • Secure your computer
  • Clean up and secure your network
  • Fix problems with media
  • Optimize syncing
  • Resolve lingering software and hardware issues
  • Back up precious files
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071760058
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,238,380
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Joli Ballew, MCSE, MCTS, MCDST, Microsoft MVP, is a technical writer, technology trainer, and web site manager. She is the bestselling author of several computer books, including How to Do Everything: iPad, How to Do Everything: BlackBerry Storm2, and How to Do Everything: Netbook.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Why is My Computer Gunked Up?
Chapter 2 The Degunking 12-Step Program?
Chapter 3 Remove Unwanted Data and Programs Chapter 4 Organize Your File System Chapter 5 Clean Up Your Desktop, Start Menu, and Taskbar Chapter 6 Optimize Your Hard Drive Chapter 7 Clean Up and Secure Internet 8 Explorer Chapter 8 Clean Up Your Email Chapter 9 Secure Your Computer Chapter 10 Clean Up and Secure Your Network Chapter 11 Fix Problems with Media Chapter 12 Optimize Syncing Chapter 13 Resolve Lingering Software and Hardware Issues Chapter 14 Backing Up Precious Files Appendix A Buying and Degunking a New PC

Joli Ballew, Microsoft MVP, MCSE, MCTS, MCDST, is a technical author, technology trainer, and website manager. She's written more than three dozen books, including Hardcore Windows XP and How to Do Everything: Netbook.

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