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December 15, 2013

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Windows.edb  

Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 incorporate a built in Instant Search functionality known as Windows Search. At the centre of the search capability is the search index database, the windows.edb file.

Prior to Vista the Windows search functionality was available as a separate installation and was called Windows Desktop Search. This also used the windows.edb file as its core database.

The windows.edb file itself is an Extensible Storage Engine database that facilitates faster retrieval of data using indexed and sequential access.

 

How to Reduce the Size of Your WinSXS Folder on Windows 7 or 8

 

microsoft system internal programs  to help determine what’s happening with your pc

process Explorer (Process Explorer.exe)

Monitors data on running processes in real time, does not capture historical data, except for CPU, Disk, Page File and Network activity graphs. The data in the graphs cannot be saved.

Process Explorer can be used to view detailed information on the currently running process on a system; including which images or executable code is loaded in memory for a process and the handles to the registry, file system and other types of handles. You can also change the priority; suspend and kill processes and even certain threads of a process.

process Monitor (Process Monitor.exe)

Monitors File, Registry, network and process activity by process. Collects data when running and can be filtered to track down process issues. Process Monitor replaces FileMon and RegMon, except for back level operating systems.

Process Monitor runs on Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, Vista, 2003, 2008 and Windows 7 32 bit and 64 bit.

 

install a SSD and replace your DVD drive with a Notebook Hard Drive Caddy

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