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How to maintain Windows

  • Do not install any software you don't need.
  • Do not install device drivers unless the device does not function without the software.
  • Only install compatible drivers for your operating system (Windows 2000 drivers for Windows 2000, and Windows XP drivers for Windows XP)
  • Check http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ weekly, if updates are available install them and reboot
  • Defragment all of your hard drives monthly
    • Click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Disk Defragmenter.
    • Highlight (click on) a drive in the top pane of the Disk Defragmenter window that appears.
    • Click the "Defragment" button in the lower pane.
    • The system will automatically defragment your hard drive, showing the progress, and will offer a printable report when completed.
  • Reboot machine at least once per month
  • Run CCleaner (uncheck cookies under IE, Firefox, Chrome..) once a month. If you don't have CCleaner installed, download and install it from this site: http://www.ccleaner.com/


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