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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Windows 7 Improvements for Hardware and Driver Troubleshooting

Windows 7 includes Reliability Monitor and Resource Monitor to simplify how you isolate the source of hardware problems, allowing you to reduce client computer downtime. Additionally, Windows 7 includes several troubleshooting features first introduced with Windows Vista. The following sections describe these improvements.

Windows Troubleshooting Platform

The Windows Troubleshooting Platform, new to Windows 7, is an extensible infrastructure for automated diagnosis of software and hardware problems. If you used Windows Network Diagnostics in Windows Vista, you're familiar with how Windows Troubleshooting Platform works.

To the user performing the troubleshooting, the Windows Troubleshooting ...

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