Degunking Windows: Clean up and Speed up Your Sluggish PC

Degunking Windows: Clean up and Speed up Your Sluggish PC

by Joli Ballew, Jeff Duntemann
     
 

Degunking Windows covers the basics to help users quickly get their PCs back to top performance. The unique thing about Degunking Windows is that it's organized according to the special "cleaning" process that will improve the performance of your computer. Shortcut and time calculation charts are provided at the beginning of the book to help readers

Overview

Degunking Windows covers the basics to help users quickly get their PCs back to top performance. The unique thing about Degunking Windows is that it's organized according to the special "cleaning" process that will improve the performance of your computer. Shortcut and time calculation charts are provided at the beginning of the book to help readers determine how much time is required to perform different degunking tasks. The book provides proven degunking maintenance tasks that users should perform on a regular basis to keep their machines running at optimum levels. Topics covered include the basics of degunking ("Why is my computer all gunked up in the first place?"), cleaning files, hard drives, and making space, uninstalling programs you don't need, fixing your desktop and start menus, degunking email and dealing with spam, improving and cleaning the registry, hardware stuff to help with degunking, improving security, backing up precious files, doing a clean install when you really have to, and much more.

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Windows running too slow, or too unreliably? Don’t buy a new PC. Just “de-gunk” the one you’ve got. This book shows you how.

What’s gunking up your computer? Temp files that fill your hard drive with crud. Programs that run at start-up without asking permission. Spyware you never even knew you installed. Programs you never use. Stray icons. Web favorites that no longer work. Spam. And lots more. One step at a time, this book helps you clean it all out. And while you’re at it, you’ll organize your files so you can actually find stuff.

Degunking Windows won’t just make your PC faster. It’ll make it less aggravating, too. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2003 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932111842
Publisher:
Paraglyph Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Joli Ballew (Garland, TX) is a professional writer, technology trainer, and network consultant in the Dallas area. She is also a Microsoft Windows Expert Zone Columnist and Microsoft blogger. Some of her previous jobs include technical writing, education content consulting, PC technician, network administrator, high school algebra teacher, and MCSE instructor. She earned her MCSE, MCT, and A+ certifications in less than 14 months. She is the coauthor of Degunking Windows, and the author of Degunking Your Mac, Degunking Your PC, and Windows XP Professional: The Ultimate User's Guide, Second Edition, all published by Paraglyph Press.

JEFF DUNTEMANN is the Editor-in-Chief of Visual Developer magazine, former editor of Turbo Technix and PC Techniques, the "Structured Programming"columnist for Dr. Dobb's Journal, and has written and edited more than twenty programming books.

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