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Windows and Hardware Maintenance

There are programs installed in Windows that help users maintain their machines. This module gets a little “techie” so we have provided some links to help explain the tech aspects as well as some how-to’s for defragmenting, disk cleanup, and more.  We have listed FREE online tutorials below.

  • HowstuffWorks: How PCs Work
    HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. This is their 7 page lesson on PCS.
  • HowStuffWorks: How Caching Works
    HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. This is their lesson on cache.
  • HowstuffWorks: How Ram Works
    HowStuffWorks, a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications, is the award-winning source of credible, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. This is their lesson on ram.
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