Slides: The slides used in the presentation are here, but incomplete without the real-time demonstrations given during the class. Nonetheless, the slides may be useful reminders of the content along with the handouts.
Links in the slides with description.
#0 General Computer Maintenance
#1 Finding the Control Panel
#2 Setting the Active Window Border in the Control Panel to make it much more visible. This helps one focus on where to work when the desktop gets cluttered with several windows open at once .
#3 List, Links and description of free programs you may find useful .
(links OK as of December 27, 2010)
I use these, but you never know how your particular computer or system will react, so use them at your own risk.
Tested on my computers: HP zt1155 laptop running Windows XP Home SP3 amd HP-Compaq 8000T running Windows XP Professional SP3 and HP tower running Windows 7 Home Premium, and some on a Toshiba laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.
#4 Backup options
#5 Protecting your computer and maintenance
#6 Keeping Track of files - suggested structure
#7 How to Erase Hard Drives Permanently
#8 Change the Size of desktop icons