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Microsoft Windows Vista Management and Administration by Scott Chimner, James Walker, Andrew Abbate

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Chapter 3. Understanding Windows Vista Performance Optimization

Assessing System Performance

As with previous versions of Windows operating systems, new and improved technology in Windows Vista makes computer systems more responsive in performing everyday tasks. Improved startup and sleep performance features help both desktop and mobile PCs get up and running more quickly. Because Windows Vista manages both memory and input/output devices more efficiently, computer performance is more consistent and responsive to end user applications.

Windows Vista incorporates a new approach to address performance issues and offers a Performance Information and Tools Control Panel applet that helps users easily understand their computers’ performance characteristics ...

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