Advanced maintenance and troubleshooting tips
Windows 7 has proved a worthy successor to Windows XP. And though Win7 is more secure and has more robust internal diagnostics than its predecessor, it can still develop all sorts of head-scratching problems.
While the previous Windows 7 Guides cover the basics of Windows 7, the Windows 7 Guide volume 3 delves into many of Windows 7’s advanced tools, pros and cons of third-party scanning and cleaning apps, and step-by-step instructions for reinstalling Win7 – without losing your apps, settings, and data.
This e-book gives you the tips you need to maintain your Windows 7 system, it covers:
- Part 1: Windows 7 Administrative Tools
- Part 2: Other advanced diagnostics tools
- Part 3: When things go terribly wrong
- Bonus: Customizing the Windows 7 Start menu
As with our other e-books, The Windows 7 Guide, Volume 3 pulls together the best tips and techniques from the Windows Secrets archives and puts them in a concise and focused format. All of our e-books make excellent, easy-to-scan resources – whether you’re a novice Windows user or a seasoned veteran.
Happy Windows 7 computing!
Table of Contents
Part 1: Windows 7 Administrative Tools
- Exploring Windows’ Administrative Tools
- Using Window Performance Monitor and ResMon
- Sysinternals: an underappreciated utility suite
- Free ‘Process Explorer’ helps end shutdown woes
- Troubleshooting PC memory problems
- What the Event Viewer does — and how to use it
- Event-worthy — and not-worthy — warnings
- Two tools for managing Win7 system bootup
- Using MSCONFIG to manage boots
- When Win7’s internal diagnostic utilities fail
- Repairing the HAL after hardware failure
Part 2: Other advanced diagnostics tools
- The advanced system-recover toolkit
- The value of Registry-/system-cleanup apps
- And then there’s the ‘free scan’ tune-up suites
Part 3: When things go terribly wrong
- Win7’s no-reformat, nondestructive reinstall
- When it’s time to do a total Windows 7 reinstall
Bonus: Customizing the Windows 7 Start menu
- Advanced tweaks to right half of the Win7 Start menu