Winnews.com: Under the Hood of Your Windows 7 Computer, Part 1

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By Deb Shinder for WinNews.com published by GFI Vipre

Some folks want a computer to be like a toaster – you plug it in and it just
works. You stick a slice of bread in the slot, push a button and a minute or so
later, you have toast. Sounds great, but a PC is much more complicated than a
toaster – although some have envisioned toasters that connect to the Internet:

A Windows 7 computer is a pretty complicated piece of electronic machinery, as
you know if you’ve ever built one from scratch. All of those parts and pieces –
processor, memory, hard drive, video and sound cards and other peripherals –
connect through the main circuit board (motherboard) and have to work together
to load and run your operating system and applications. That means there is a
lot going on under the hood at any particular point in time.

Those people who prefer simplicity don’t want to know what’s happening “inside”
– just as they might not want to know how the engine, transmission, and various
parts of their cars interact to make the wheels turn, or how the heart, lungs,
stomach, liver and so forth function to keep us living and breathing. But others
of us – call us control freaks or call us just curious – like to be aware of
what’s going on beneath the surface so we can head off problems before they turn
into bigger problems. That’s where monitoring tools and utilities come in.


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One thought on “Winnews.com: Under the Hood of Your Windows 7 Computer, Part 1

  1. The Windows 7 features table was a bunch of meaningless junk. Why do some of the boxes have multiple check marks. What is the difference between the check marks and an X. What are all the features listed, no description of what any of them are. I found this table to contain no useful information whatsoever.

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