Another Way to Gauge Your Computer's Performance
Task: Learn more about your computer's performance by using Vista's Windows Experience Index.
Assignment: To obtain your Windows Experience Index, click the Start button, right-click Computer, and click Properties from the menu. Answer the following questions:
Investigate a Process
Task: One process you might see running on your computer is SVCHOST.EXE. What does it do? Why is it there?
Assignment: Investigate SVCHOST.EXE, and answer the following questions about it:
Using Additional Software to Prevent Crashes
Task: Many computer crashes can be avoided. How can you use additional software to prevent computer crashes?
Assignment: Visit www.liutilities.com/products/speedupmypc/whitepapers/paper3/, and view the description of SpeedUpMyPC. Describe how the software can prevent system crashes.