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Windows® Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference by Mark E. Russinovich and Aaron Margosis

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Chapter 2. Windows Core Concepts

The more you know about how Microsoft Windows works, the more value you can get from the Sysinternals utilities. This chapter offers an overview of select Windows concepts relevant to multiple Sysinternals utilities that can help you better understand these sometimes-misunderstood topics. The best and most comprehensive reference available today about Windows’ core operating system components is Windows Internals (Microsoft Press, 2009)[2]. The Usage Guide of the book you are holding can offer at most only brief descriptions about aspects of complex subjects such as Windows memory management. After all, this book is about the Sysinternals utilities, not about Windows, and clearly cannot include all the rich detail ...

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