Want a Faster and More Powerful PC? It's There on Your Desk.
Eventually, it will be time to buy a new PC or put money into an upgrade, but Microsoft Windows XP Power Optimization shows you how to get the most out of your current equipment right now, simply by tuning your Windows setup. These professional techniques range from the basic to the advanced, and they can be used to achieve both targeted improvement and better overall system performance. In every area, the gains can be immense, and the time it takes is minimal. Coverage includes:
Enhancing performance by removing unneeded items
Making smart tradeoffs
Safely removing unneeded registry entries
Using command-line utilities
Keeping Internet Explorer under control
Making simple but effective system tweaks
Creating a comprehensive archival system
Monitoring your system for performance concerns
Keeping your system in peak operating condition
Understanding the connection between user activity and system performance
Automating cleanup and maintenance tasks
Keeping your PC safe from viruses and human intruders
Catching and correcting mistakes
System Optimized—What's Next? Once you've helped your system live up to its potential, help yourself by turning to Microsoft Windows XP Power Productivity, also from Sybex. You'll find expert instruction on harnessing native Windows functionality and third-party utilities to work faster and smarter.
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