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Part V: An Evening with Advanced Windows > Tinkering with the Advanced System T...

Hour 20. Tinkering with the Advanced System Tools

Windows XP works well but, like a well-made automobile, it sometimes gets overloaded with work, gets confused, and slows down. When your operating system slows down, your entire computer system slows down because the operating system controls everything else that happens. Windows provides system programs that enable you to monitor Windows XP's performance and determine where bottlenecks reside.

Periodically, you can schedule Windows programs to keep your system running smoothly even when you're not at the PC. By monitoring your system files, properly analyzing problems that occur, and scheduling system checking programs to run when you're away, you can help ensure that your system runs in top condition and that you don't have to remember to run important tasks.

In this hour, you will

  • Adjust your system to run at its peak performance

  • Learn how technical support technicians can use your system snapshot to correct problems

  • Monitor your system's usage from the Task Manager window

  • Schedule tasks to run when you're away from your PC

  • Manage your scheduled tasks

  • Use System Restore to return your system to a previous state


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