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Five tools to keep Windows systems in top shape

Introduction

Out of the box, a PC works great. But over time, it can become bogged down and buggy. Fragmentation, hard-disk issues, bad memory, viruses, filled caches, and registry errors can cause computers to act flaky or even stop working all together. Luckily,  a bit of preventive maintenance can keep those machines running in tip-top shape.

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By Jack Wallen

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