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210maintenance2nd PC Maintenance Handbook 2nd Edition Now Available for DownloadI’ve done a major rework on the PC Maintenance Handbook and the second edition is now available as a free download. Below is a changelog of some of the changes you’ll see in the new edition. As always, feedback–whether positive or constructive–is always welcome.

pc maintenance handbook 2nd PC Maintenance Handbook 2nd Edition Now Available for Download

Changes

  • [Change] Cover page with new icon, description, and formatting.
  • [Change] New subtitle: “Improve Your PC’s Performance, Speed, and Reliability”
  • [Change] References to 2nd edition of the book.
  • [Change] Organized terminology in alphabetical order.
  • [Change] Modified heading structure of book to aid in navigation.

Updates

  • [Update] About the Author section to include new books and hobbies.
  • [Update] Removed recommendation for Smart Defrag.
  • [Update] Removed recommendation for AVG Internet Security.
  • [Update] Screenshots of programs to their latest versions for consistency.
  • [Update] Updated information about the PC Decrapifier.

Features

  • [Feature] Added definiton for Windows Update to the terminology section.
  • [Feature] Added internal links to help with navigation throughout the book.
  • [Feature] Link color convention to distinguish between Windows Guides, external site, and internal book links.
  • [Feature] Information on how to create and use a system restore point.
  • [Feature] Information on how to backup your data using Windows backup.
  • [Feature] Information on how to back up your data to optical media.
  • [Feature] Section explaining how to “Keep Windows and Installed Software up to Date.”
  • [Feature] Instructions to help users keep Windows up to date.
  • [Feature] Instructions to help users keep their browser and flash up to date.
  • [Feature] Instructions to help users keep all other installed software up to date.
  • [Feature] Recommendation for Microsoft Security Essentials.
  • [Feature] Add recommendation for Defraggler.
  • [Feature] Add recommendation for CCleaner.
  • [Feature] Instructions to help users find and delete duplicate files.

Fixes

  • [Fix] Changed bulletted and numbered lists from justified text to left-aligned text.
  • [Fix] Grammar updates.
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Comments

  • Aaron

    Nicely done!! Once again a great read!!!

  • http://richr.org/ Rich

    Thanks Aaron!

  • fritz

    just download this guide…. now i have new windows guide to read… thanks mr. Rich!

  • Aregempak20

    thanks mr.Rich for your guidance in PC and windows.


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