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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 14 Optimizing Windows Learn about Windows utilities and tools you can use to solve problems with Windows Learn how to optimize Windows to improve performance A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 2 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 A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 3 Taskmgr.exe displays applications and processes A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 4 Figure 14-1 The Applications tab in Task Manager shows the status of active applications Courtesy: Course Technology/Cengage Learning 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 5 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 6 A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 7 Figure 14-4 Vista processes for all users Courtesy: Course Technology/Cengage Learning Figure 14-3 Processes running under the current user for a new Vista installation Courtesy: Course Technology/Cengage Learning 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 8 Services tab Lists currently installed services with status A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 9 Figure 14-7 This Services tab of Windows Vista Task Manager gives the current status of all installed services Courtesy: Course Technology/Cengage Learning Performance tab Identifies applications, processes using most CPU time A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC, 7e 10 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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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2012 for the course CSIS 154 taught by Professor Sailey during the Spring '11 term at Mt. San Jacinto College.

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