There are many tasks involved in keeping Windows clients secure and performing at their best. Microsoft helps in that regard by offering the tools you need to manage and maintain them. You can use Windows Update to protect computers from hackers and known security holes. If by chance an update causes problems, you can remove it easily. You can also use Disk Management to manage disk volumes and use tools like Disk Defragmenter, Disk Cleanup, and Check Disk to keep your drives healthy and running efficiently. Finally, you can use myriad tools to monitor performance, including but not limited to Task Manager, Performance Monitor, and Event Viewer.
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