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Running a Tight Ship

If you're reading this chapter, you are probably the kind of user who is interested in keeping your Windows PC spinning like a top. Or maybe you are responsible for maintaining a myriad of computers on a 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 like to—no, need to—tinker with your hardware. You're also likely to be looking for ways to boost the performance of your system through tweaking system software.

In this chapter, I'll start by discussing some of the techniques that will best serve you in the process of improving system stability and performance.


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