Correct maintenance of a computer can provide a lot higher speed and longer lasting. However it is quite self explanatory to take care of your stuff, not many computer owners know how to do that. If you want your computer to run smoothly, follow these simple steps.
First and most important action is cleaning the computer. No matter if you are using laptop or desktop, you must clean it properly and regularly. Clean the dust form outside at least one a month and inside at least one a year. If you know how to dismantle your computer and how to put it back together, you can do it by yourself, but if not, better entrust it to professionals. If you are cleaning computer by yourself, use only appropriate cleaning products. Make sure there is not dust collecting in your computer and encumbering the work of your computer.
Also don’t forget to clean the system. If you are using Windows system, there must be Disk Cleanup utility included. If not, you can download free program for example CCleaner. If you have any of cleaning programs, the further work is very simple. You just need to scan the computer delete files if that’s needed.
Also you must use antivirus programs. The best programs are quite expensive, but they can really help your computer to work better and last longer. However, if you don’t want to spend any money for that, at least download free antivirus program or demo version of paid program. Also usage of antivirus programs is very simple; you just need to follow the instructions.
Also it would be useful to defragment your hard drive at least one a month. That can help to keep your computer run properly. If you are using Windows, you should already have a utility to do that, but if not, you can also use a tool called Magical Defrag. It automatically defragments your system during periods of inactivity.
Also keep your computer clean of programs and file you don’t use anymore. Just uninstall all the unnecessary programs and delete pictures, videos, music and other files you don’t need any more. They just occupy the place in your computer and make it run slower.
Always keep your computer up to date. Although updates can be quite annoying, they can help your computer running at its full potential. Update both, your operation system and programs. If you don’t have time for that daily, at least do it one a weak.
If you really care about your computer, you should also keep it surge free by buying surge protector. It will protect key electrical bits inside your computer from voltage spikes. It is small investment, but your computer will have lot less chance to get damaged.
And the last advice is to simply use the computer correctly. For example, if you have laptop keep it cool by putting it on a hard surface or using fan to cool it down. Also turn the computer off properly and just be careful and avoid from any physical damages.