Week Ten Lecture - A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining...

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A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e Chapter 14 Optimizing Windows
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A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 2 Objectives Learn about Windows utilities and tools you can use to solve problems with Windows Learn how to optimize Windows to improve performance
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A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 3 Windows Utilities and Tools to Support the OS Tools covered – Task Manager – System Configuration Utility (MSconfig) – Services console – Computer Management console – Microsoft Management Console (MMC) – Event Viewer – Reliability and Performance Monitor – Registry Editor
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Task Manager Accessing task manager – Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete – Right-click taskbar blank area – Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc – Vista Start Search box or XP Run dialog box • Enter taskmgr.exe Applications tab – States: running or not responding • End task button at bottom of the window • Attempts a normal shutdown A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 4
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Task Manager (cont’d.) Processes tab – Lists system services and other processes, CPU time, and memory use – Identifies applications slowing down a system Showing all processes running under current user – System, Local Service, and Network Service accounts • Cannot display dialog box on-screen or interact with user Stopping a process – Click End Process Recommendation: use Applications tab first A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 5
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Task Manager (cont’d.) Viewing running application processes – Select application listed on Applications tab • Right-click it and select Go To Process – End the process and all related processes • Right-click the process and select End Process Tree • Do not end Windows critical process Process priority level – Determines position CPU resources queue – Use Task Manager to change priority level A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 6
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Task Manager (cont’d.) Services tab – Lists currently installed services with status A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 7 Figure 14-7 This Services tab of Windows Vista Task Manager gives the current status of all installed services Courtesy: Course Technology/Cengage Learning
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Task Manager (cont’d.) Performance tab – Identifies applications, processes using most CPU time A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 8 Figure 14-8 The Performance tab window shows details about how system resources are being used Courtesy: Course Technology/Cengage Learning
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System Configuration Utility (MSconfig) Msconfig.exe – Temporary fix to disable program or service from loading A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 9 Figure 14-14 Use MSconfig to view and control services launched at startup. Courtesy: Course Technology/Cengage Learning
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Services Console (services) Selecting Properties – Provides more information about a service • Allows stopping or starting a service Service startup types
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2011 for the course CINT 210 taught by Professor Endris during the Spring '11 term at Ivy Tech Community College.

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