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Tweak It and Freak It: A Killer Guide to Making Windows Run Your Way by Paul McFedries

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CHAPTER 14 General Performance Tweaks

Our computers are never as fast as we’d like them to be, and it’s a rare day when you’re not twiddling your thumbs waiting for Windows to complete some task. Part of the reason for this is that, let’s face facts, we’re spoiled. Computers perform most tasks in a fraction of the blink of an eye, and the majority of the rest take at most a few seconds. So when something takes 10 seconds (groan!) or even 20 seconds (#$%^@! computer!), ...

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