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Microsoft Windows XP Power Optimization

Microsoft Windows XP Power Optimization

ISBN: 978-0-782-15051-3

Feb 2006

379 pages

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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.


Chapter 1: Cleaning for the Novice.

Chapter 2: A Gentle Introduction to Windows Washing.

Chapter 3: Cleaning the Hard Drive.

Chapter 4: Performance Tuning Applications.

Chapter 5: Saving Data for Later.

Chapter 6: Detecting Registry Leftovers.

Chapter 7: Memory Hogs and Other Vicious Beasts.

Chapter 8: Keeping Your Windows Clean.

Chapter 9: Controlling the User.

Chapter 10: Guarding against Outside Dirt: Keeping Adware, Spyware, and Nuisances at Bay.

Chapter 11: Automating Cleanup Tasks.

Chapter 12: When You Make a Mistake.

Appendix A: Additional Cleaning Tools.

Appendix B: 52 Quick Tips for Cleaning Windows.