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Windows® 8.1 Inside Out by Tony Northrup

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Chapter 25. Maintaining your PC

Earlier versions of Windows required regular maintenance to keep them running smoothly: defragmenting your hard disk, checking your hard disk for errors, cleaning up temporary files, and removing apps that started automatically. Windows 8.1 has automated most maintenance tasks for you, and even an unmaintained PC should perform well after years of use.

However, you can do several things to keep your PC running quickly and reliably. This chapter covers the most important maintenance tasks.

Updates

One of the most powerful qualities of software is the ability of the developer to release updates after its initial release. Updates can fix ...

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