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I’ve done a major rework on the PC Maintenance Handbook and the second edition is now available as a free download. Below is a changelog of some of the changes you’ll see in the new edition. As always, feedback–whether positive or constructive–is always welcome.

PC Maintenance Handbook 2nd Edition


  • [Change] Cover page with new icon, description, and formatting.
  • [Change] New subtitle: “Improve Your PC’s Performance, Speed, and Reliability”
  • [Change] References to 2nd edition of the book.
  • [Change] Organized terminology in alphabetical order.
  • [Change] Modified heading structure of book to aid in navigation.


  • [Update] About the Author section to include new books and hobbies.
  • [Update] Removed recommendation for Smart Defrag.
  • [Update] Removed recommendation for AVG Internet Security.
  • [Update] Screenshots of programs to their latest versions for consistency.
  • [Update] Updated information about the PC Decrapifier.


  • [Feature] Added definiton for Windows Update to the terminology section.
  • [Feature] Added internal links to help with navigation throughout the book.
  • [Feature] Link color convention to distinguish between Windows Guides, external site, and internal book links.
  • [Feature] Information on how to create and use a system restore point.
  • [Feature] Information on how to backup your data using Windows backup.
  • [Feature] Information on how to back up your data to optical media.
  • [Feature] Section explaining how to “Keep Windows and Installed Software up to Date.”
  • [Feature] Instructions to help users keep Windows up to date.
  • [Feature] Instructions to help users keep their browser and flash up to date.
  • [Feature] Instructions to help users keep all other installed software up to date.
  • [Feature] Recommendation for Microsoft Security Essentials.
  • [Feature] Add recommendation for Defraggler.
  • [Feature] Add recommendation for CCleaner.
  • [Feature] Instructions to help users find and delete duplicate files.


  • [Fix] Changed bulletted and numbered lists from justified text to left-aligned text.
  • [Fix] Grammar updates.
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4 thoughts on “PC Maintenance Handbook 2nd Edition Now Available for Download”

  1. Aaron says:

    Nicely done!! Once again a great read!!!

  2. Rich says:

    Thanks Aaron!

  3. fritz says:

    just download this guide…. now i have new windows guide to read… thanks mr. Rich!

  4. Aregempak20 says:

    thanks mr.Rich for your guidance in PC and windows.

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