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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Using System Support Tools

Windows Vista provides a wide range of support tools. Tools that are available include the following:

  • Backup (SDCLT.EXE). Runs Backup Status And Configuration, which you can use to back up and recover the Windows Vista system. See Chapter 16 for more information.

  • Built-In Diagnostics. Scans the system, examining hardware components and software configurations for problems. This can be used to troubleshoot and resolve performance and configuration issues. Working with diagnostics tools is discussed in Chapter 12 and Chapter 16.

  • DirectX Diagnostic Tool (DXDIAG.EXE). Runs a diagnostic tool that you can use to troubleshoot problems with Microsoft DirectX. DirectX is used to speed up the performance of applications, provided ...

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