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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8.1 by Paul McFedries

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Chapter 15

Maintaining Windows

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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 and other device errors, back up your files, and more.

Check Hard Drive Free Space

Delete Unnecessary Files

Refresh Your Computer

Create a Recovery Drive

Keep a History of Your Files

Restore a File from Your History

Check Your Hard Drive for Errors

Check Your Devices for Errors

Defragment Your Hard Drive on a Schedule

Create a System Restore Point

Apply a System Restore Point

Check ...

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