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Microsoft Windows Vista Simplified by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 12

Maintaining Windows Vista

To keep your system running smoothly, maintain top performance, and reduce the risk of computer problems, you need to perform some routine maintenance chores. This chapter shows you how to delete unnecessary files, check for hard drive errors, back up your files, and more.

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Check Hard Drive Free Space

Delete Unnecessary Files

Defragment Your Hard Drive on a Schedule

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors

Back Up Files

Restore Backed-up Files

Check Hard Drive Free Space

If you run out of room on your hard drive, you will not be able to install more programs or create more documents. To ensure this does not happen, ...

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