Degunking Windows: Clean up and speed up your sluggish PC

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9781932111842: Degunking Windows: Clean up and speed up your sluggish PC

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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Explains the importance of degunking and why operating systems like Windows XP require degunking on a regular basis to run smoothly.

Treats everyday computer chores with a lighthearted and breezy style that makes it perfect for all users with any experience level.

Teaches how to easily fix problems, in plain English

With a low page count and affordable price, this book is one of the best investments a PC user can make to save time and money.

Learn to quickly clean a machine, speed it up, secure it from dangerous hackers, and make it work as efficiently as it did when its operating system, such as Windows XP, was first installed.

Extensive coverage of e-mail problems, spam, and anti-virus and firewall software packages

From the Inside Flap:

Lets face it; you get a new install of Windows and it runs beautifully for about six months, if you¡¦re really lucky. You tell all of your friends how wonderful Windows is and how fast your new machine is. Then weird things start to happen. Your machine starts getting a little slower. It starts crashing now and then in situations where it never crashed before. Another month goes by and it gets even slower. Then it becomes so slow and so gunked up you wished you had a new computer. Of course, you don't really need a new computer - you just need to degunk the one you have! Ideally, a clean install would be the best thing to do, but this could take many hours. You could even spend days backing up all of your files, reinstalling Windows, and reinstalling all of your important applications, many of which reside on CDs that you can't even find. If you're really loaded, you could hire one of those high-priced consultants to come over your house and clean the gunk out of your machine. Most people can't afford a consultant for their home computer.

Degunking Windows is the fast, affordable way to keep your computer running quickly and efficiently, eliminating the need for a consultant or, worse, a new system.

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