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Part: six Maintenance and Troubleshooting > Keeping Windows Healthy and Happy

Chapter twenty four. Keeping Windows Healthy and Happy

IN THIS CHAPTER

Cleaning Up Unnecessary Files 442

Defragging Your Disk 443

Performing a Hard Disk Checkup with ScanDisk 445

Viewing System Performance 446

Viewing More System Information 447

Displaying Key System Properties 449

Managing Your Devices 450

Accessing More System Information—and Utilities 453

Scheduling Your Maintenance 457

Backing Up and Restoring Critical Files 457

Managing the Windows Registry 458

The Bottom Line 461

Windows XP includes several utilities to help you keep your system running smoothly. These utilities are mainly unchanged since Windows 98, when Microsoft completely overhauled almost all of Windows' system maintenance features.


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