Give Windows Vista or Windows 7 A Quick System Checkup

By | October 22, 2011
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Did you know that Windows Vista and Widows 7 both include a program that lets you give your computer a thorough checkup? It does and here’s how you can access it.

1. Open Control Panel
2. Type System and Performance in the start menu search
3. In the Tasks list (on the left) click “Advanced Tools”
4. Click “Generate a system health report” (the last item on the list)

Each report takes about a minute or so to gather information, so it won’t take much of your time to run several reports.

If you want to see how your system performance degrades over time as you open and close numerous programs and browse the web, do a report right after you’ve rebooted your computer and before you’ve opened any programs. Then run another after you’ve opened several programs, browsed the Web and used your computer the way you normally do – then compare the reports. You’ll be able to see at a glance what (if any) programs or activities may be overtaxing your computer. Good stuff to know!

5 thoughts on “Give Windows Vista or Windows 7 A Quick System Checkup

  1. Dixie

    I try to do this and it does not work. What am I doing wrong. I have Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

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  2. LadybugCindy

    The instructions did not get me to the place you referred to, but under Control Panel it is called “Performance Information and Tools.” (Windows 7)

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  3. Robert Boyer

    Trying to find Control Panel search I clicked START than CONTROL PANEL on right side and never found a search that gives me what you say. I do not understand how to get to ADVANCED TOOLS.

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  4. amir

    when my computer wants to loads the windows it wrots this user cannot be loaded

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