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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 9:18:53 PM

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Is there a checklist of maintenance that I should do periodically to my PC
in optimum working order?

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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 9:18:54 PM

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"Geoff A." <geoffashton@DELETEdsl.pipex.com> wrote in news:uc4LkqgDFHA.1628
@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl:

> Is there a checklist of maintenance that I should do periodically to my PC
> in optimum working order?

I can give you mine. First I have bookmarked update sites for ALL software
on my computer.

I check these sites once a month to see if patches have been released for
any software on my machine.

I do a total backup every two weeks.

Once a week I do a disk scan and defrag and synchronize my clock to internet
time. I also scan for spyware and virus.

I do incremental backups daily.

I have IE set to empty the Temporary Internet Files on exit and I have
cookies disable except for session cookies and sites I frequent that require
them.

Bob
Anonymous
February 8, 2005 9:18:54 PM

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As a comment to Fuzzy Logic's list, I stress the importance of keeping the
disk defragged.

--
Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
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"Geoff A." <geoffashton@DELETEdsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
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> Is there a checklist of maintenance that I should do periodically to my PC
> in optimum working order?
>
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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 9:18:54 PM

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My only addition or comment on all of this is that BACKUP is at the top of
the list. With a computer and your precious files that you cannot replace,
best advice, always live as though disaster is right around the corner.

--
Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
Backup is a PC User's Best Friend
DTS-L.Org: http://www.dts-l.org/

"Geoff A." <geoffashton@DELETEdsl.pipex.com> wrote in message
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> Is there a checklist of maintenance that I should do periodically to my PC
> in optimum working order?
>
February 8, 2005 11:04:11 PM

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Colin Barnhorst wrote:
> As a comment to Fuzzy Logic's list, I stress the importance of keeping the
> disk defragged.
>

Not neccessary - only need to do it once a month with XP - the file
management system in XP is FAR superior to that of windows 9x.
Anonymous
February 8, 2005 11:04:12 PM

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I respectfully disagree. I use a Set and Forget setting in my defragger and
it monitors the need for defragging and takes care of it as needed.

--
Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
(Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
"Gordon" <gordonbp1@yahoo.co.uk.invalid> wrote in message
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> Colin Barnhorst wrote:
>> As a comment to Fuzzy Logic's list, I stress the importance of keeping
>> the disk defragged.
>>
>
> Not neccessary - only need to do it once a month with XP - the file
> management system in XP is FAR superior to that of windows 9x.
Anonymous
February 8, 2005 11:04:12 PM

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NTFS may be able to cope better in a fragged state, but that does not take
away from the fact that a drive should be defragged regularly..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/user

http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"Gordon" <gordonbp1@yahoo.co.uk.invalid> wrote in message
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> Colin Barnhorst wrote:
>> As a comment to Fuzzy Logic's list, I stress the importance of keeping
>> the disk defragged.
>>
>
> Not neccessary - only need to do it once a month with XP - the file
> management system in XP is FAR superior to that of windows 9x.
February 9, 2005 10:54:58 AM

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Mike Hall (MS-MVP) wrote:
> NTFS may be able to cope better in a fragged state, but that does not take
> away from the fact that a drive should be defragged regularly..
>

I'm not saying it shouldn't - what I am saying is that there is no need
to do it anything like as frequently as was needed with Windows 9x -
when I was using W98 I used to defrag once a week - now with XP I do it
once a month, which is perfectly adequate.

--
Registered Linux User no 240308
Just waiting for Broadband to complete the conversion!(9 days and counting!)
gordonATgbpcomputingDOTcoDOTuk
to email me remove the obvious!
Anonymous
February 9, 2005 10:54:59 AM

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Frequency is dependant upon activities that tend to cause fragmentation..

--
Mike Hall
MVP - Windows Shell/user

http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm





"Gordon" <gordonbp1@yahoo.co.uk.invalid> wrote in message
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> Mike Hall (MS-MVP) wrote:
>> NTFS may be able to cope better in a fragged state, but that does not
>> take away from the fact that a drive should be defragged regularly..
>>
>
> I'm not saying it shouldn't - what I am saying is that there is no need to
> do it anything like as frequently as was needed with Windows 9x - when I
> was using W98 I used to defrag once a week - now with XP I do it once a
> month, which is perfectly adequate.
>
> --
> Registered Linux User no 240308
> Just waiting for Broadband to complete the conversion!(9 days and
> counting!)
> gordonATgbpcomputingDOTcoDOTuk
> to email me remove the obvious!
February 9, 2005 2:36:48 PM

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Mike Hall (MS-MVP) wrote:
> Frequency is dependant upon activities that tend to cause fragmentation..
>
All things being equal, you still don't need to defrag XP as frequently
as W9x!
!