Degunking WindowsBook - 2004
Show how to run a Windows-based PC efficiently and quickly by optimizing performance, covering such topics as cleaning up files, uninstalling programs, fixing desktop and start menus, reducing spam, and improving the Registry.
When "gunk" builds up in a Windows PC, the PC runs more slowly, applications crash, and spam gets through. This guide for general readers details simple steps for "degunking" a Windows PC, using plain language to show how to clean up files, improve hard drive performance, uninstall programs, and enhance anti-virus and firewall security. Ballew has written other books on Windows. Duntemann is a technology columnist. The book is distributed by O'Reilly. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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.