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Joli Ballew
Operating Systems
Paraglyph Press; Second edition (October 8, 2005)
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Ballew has written other books on Windows. Duntemann is a technology columnist.

Ballew has written other books on Windows. The book is distributed by O'Reilly.

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Joli Ballew and Jeff Duntemann have compiled an entire book on the subject, and it's a good . The advice is elegantly presented with superb hand-holding from coauthors Joli Bellew and Jeff Duntemann.

Joli Ballew and Jeff Duntemann have compiled an entire book on the subject, and it's a good on. - - Brian's Buzz (Brian Livingston) FEBRUARY 12, 2004 - Issue 23. "Just follow this book, chapter by chapter and you'll be amazed at how you can improve your P.  . The cheapest infusion of power to a Windows XP computer is a well-done book titled Degunking Windows.

Degunking Windows book. Joli Ballew is a Microsoft MVP for the Windows Desktop Experience, a technology trainer, and writer in the Dallas area. She holds several certifications including MCSE, A+, MCDST, and MCTS: Project 2007 and Windows 7 Configuring.

Degunking Windows 7 is the fast, affordable way to keep your computer running quickly and efficiently. Over time, Windows PCs can slow down due to unnecessary programs, files, errors, and other "gunk.

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Degunking Windows, Second Edition continues on with the mission introduced in the bestselling first edition--help all Windows XP users get the most out of their PC. Since the first edition was published, new software updates, hardware changes, and more aggressive viruses have all contributed to creating more gunk for users.

The new edition is especially designed to help readers clean up Windows and get much more out of their PCs. The focus is on Service Pack 2 and all of the new features that have been added to Windows XP. Degunking Windows, Second Edition features proven techniques to help users quickly get their PCs back to top performance. It shows why PCs get gunked up, and presents the best techniques for degunking including improving security, dealing with spam, getting rid of unused programs, making Internet Explorer more secure, dealing with email programs, getting SP2 working well, cleaning files, optimizing hard drives to free up valuable space, working with Windows Media programs, and fixing the Desktop and Start menus. The new edition presents the easiest ways to back up precious files, clean and optimize the registry, and how to do a clean install.

  • Sti
I have had this book for over a year and can truly say that it has been a great asset in helping me keep my computer trouble free. The directions are very clear (however, you must take the time to read and not jump ahead). It's a great little book and I can recommend it without any hesitation based on personal experience.
  • Jaiarton
  • SupperDom
This book is well written to help the persistent trouble chaser stumble through Window's mischievous dirty tricks. It's a good first step in chasing your mahine's problems -- before resorting to paying for tech service.
  • Golkree
This book is written in a way that this non-techie can understand and follow directions. Great book to recommend highly.
  • Dagdage
Though touted for a variety of user skill levels, the book is essentially for beginners giving "degunking" suggestions most who have used any version of Windows (and, the book is basically geared to XP--though only the copyright date gives this away) for any time already know. Examples include: "get rid of files you don't really need," "uninstall programs you don't need," and "optimize your hard drive." Good grief! Much of the text is in this vein.
I can usually evaluate the utility of computer books by how many "dog-eared" pages I have after a cursory reading. This one had exactly two, an all time low! Almost every other Windows book I've bought does it better, even though they do not specifically emphasize "degunking."
  • Stonewing
For most Windows users, let's see if this story is a familiar one.

Get your new PC home, install Windows XP on it, things are great, things are fast, things are super duper. One week goes by, you've now been surfing the net for awhile, installing applications, just doing the normal everyday stuff that you are used to doing. A few weeks go by and now you are really enjoying your new computer. You've learned the ins and outs of Windows XP and you really enjoy the improvements that you have seen, but you notice that it doesn't seem to be as fast as it was the day you took it out of the box. No matter, it's probably due to the fact that you are actually using the machine and you shrug this away as not a big deal.

Months go by and you now really notice that your computer is not as "virgin pure" as it was on day 1. There's no denying that things are not like they used to be but you have learned to live with it, just accepting it as "wear and tear" on your operating system.

If your story is similar to the one I have laid out here, your computer has been "gunked". Anyone that actually uses their Windows XP based computer will at some point experience the story I have outlined here, and the majority of those individuals will just have to live with it until they buy a new computer.

Don't let this happen to you!!

With Joli Ballew and Jeff Duntemann's "Degunking Windows" in hand, you have a great tool to avoid a similar fate as the one I have discussed. The authors of this book in 18+ chapters explain what exactly has caused your computer to lose performance and efficiency, and they discuss a myriad of tips to degunk your system and return things to their former glory.

Major tips and tweaks covered and discussed:

Search and remove duplicate files

Keep your desktop clean and uncluttered

Sort data in a logical manner

Identify temporary files and remove unneeded ones

Remove unnecessary applications and spyware

Store data in logical places instead of just any location

Run Disk Defragmenter early and often

Empty the Recycle Bin often

Use spam filters to clean up e-mail

Upgrade the OS often when new patches are released

Learn to tweak and clean the registry

Install and set up PowerToys

Use Anti-Virus software

Backup, Backup, Backup, Backup, BACKUP!!!

If all else fails...

Reinstall OS

For all Windows XPs newbies, this is a necessary reference to improve your everyday experience and learn that when the going gets slow you don't have to just live with it. For experienced XP users the ROI from this book goes down, but because of the plethora of tips and tricks it's still a great investment. About the only person I wouldn't recommend this book to is a Windows XP guru who probably already knows these recommendations by heart.

All in all, a solid book on how to keep your copy of Windows running smoothly and happy.

  • Mananara
With all the software reviews I do, I'm constantly cleaning Windows because I hate clutter. The title of the book immediately caught the eye of this organized freak. Get on board with this 12-step program, or rather processes, to clear out the cobwebs and garbage hiding in the chips of your computer.
Unlike most computer books, it's strongly recommended to follow this one from front to back rather than skipping around. Tying a shoe before putting it on a foot is not as effective as doing it the other way around. Though it's possible, it's not going to fit as well and it's harder to put it on.
The book focuses mainly on Windows XP Home and Professional. However, if you're using an earlier version, you can still benefit from the general operations are easily adaptable to most versions.
Each jargon-free chapter with a dash of humor begins with a Degunking Checklist to prepare you for the chapter's content. No need to reinstall your operating system as the program avoids that dreaded step.
Those who rely on their kids' or friends' advice when something goes wrong with the computer will benefit from this book. After getting through the dumping files and programs, cleaning the emailbox, organizing files, tweaking the desktop and registry, and optimizing the hard drive; the computer will be a happy camper and like in those old `50s TV shows where everyone is happy at the end of the episode.
Still freaking out at the mention of "registry?" The authors provide cautions and warnings so you can ensure you're covered.
The formatting is in the style of the 1950s and on the front page is the traditional housewife of the `50s looking overwhelmed at the thought of cleaning up the big mess. It makes me want to put on yellow dishwashing gloves and take the pink feather duster as I get to work. Be gone, crowded Favorites. Shoo, unused programs and files. When you finish the housework, take a load off and treat yourself to a TV dinner.