• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Running a Tight Ship

If you're reading this chapter, you are probably the kind of user or administrator who is interested in keeping your Windows workstation spinning like a top. Or maybe you have the responsibility of maintaining a myriad of computers on the company LAN, and your charges insist that you do the same for them. You probably like to install and test new video cards, experiment with USB devices, or set up multiple hardware profiles. In short, you must tinker with your hardware. You are also most likely to be interested in improving the performance of your system through system software enhancement and tweaking on a deeper level than figuring out which screen saver will kick in when you're hanging out at the water cooler.

In this chapter, I'll discuss some of the techniques that will best serve you in that process. I'll start with a discussion about specific hardware upgrades you might want to make and how to best take advantage of them should you decide to make such upgrades. Primary among the topics will be the use of the Control Panel's Add/Remove Hardware applet, the Device Manager for configuring hardware add-ins, and troubleshooters.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint