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Windows 8 Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Paul Sanna

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20. Performing Routine Maintenance

In This Chapter

Keeping Current on Windows Update

• Defragmenting a Hard Drive

• Deleting Unused Files

• Keeping Virus and Antimalware Definitions Current

If you installed Windows 8 on your own, you probably found the process both thorough and easy to follow. If you didn’t do the install, it actually seems as if Windows installs itself after you answer just one or two questions. As easy as it is to install Windows, there is some regular maintenance to perform on a regular basis once you’re up and running. This routine maintenance isn’t terribly technical or complicated. Even a user at a beginning level can handle each of the chores described in this chapter. This chapter walks you through these tasks, both ...

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