Degunking Windows, Second Edition continues on with the mission introduced in the bestselling first edition--help all Windows XP users get the most out of their PC. Since the first edition was published, new software updates, hardware changes, and more aggressive viruses have all contributed to creating more gunk for users.
The new edition is especially designed to help readers clean up Windows and get much more out of their PCs. The focus is on Service Pack 2 and all of the new features that have been added to Windows XP. Degunking Windows, Second Edition features proven techniques to help users quickly get their PCs back to top performance. It shows why PCs get gunked up, and presents the best techniques for degunking including improving security, dealing with spam, getting rid of unused programs, making Internet Explorer more secure, dealing with email programs, getting SP2 working well, cleaning files, optimizing hard drives to free up valuable space, working with Windows Media programs, and fixing the Desktop and Start menus. The new edition presents the easiest ways to back up precious files, clean and optimize the registry, and how to do a clean install.