Importance of Computer Maintenance

Over a period of time, we might notice that our computer or laptop’s performance is slowing down. The computer or laptop is a precision instrument and needs to be maintained regularly for smooth running. Follow these simple steps to run your computer or laptop smoothly and efficiently.

Disk Cleanup

For a number of reasons including running out of space on your hard drive, you might want to reduce the number of files on your disk, or create more free space, if it can be done without harming any of the programs. Use Windows Disk Cleanup wizard to clear space on the hard disk drive.

Follow these instructions to run Disk Clean up:

Click Start and point to All Programs –> Accessories –> System Tools and then click on Disk Cleanup.

Disk Defragmenter

This action consolidates fragmented files and folders on the computer’s hard disk, so that each file occupies a single, contiguous space on the volume. Resulting in the system gaining access to the files and folders on the computer and save new files more efficiently. By consolidating the files and folders, Disk Defragmenter also consolidates the free space, making it less likely that new files with be fragmented.

Follow these instructions to run Disk Defragmenter:

Click Start and point to All Programs –> Accessories –> System Tools and then click on Disk Defragmenter.

Reduce items that Run on Startup

If it takes long time to start up a computer, the first thing to check is everything that starts when the power button is hit. To perform this, click on the “RUN” button and type “msconfig” in the box. Click on the “startup” button, you’ll see that other programs are running which you don’t require to start up with the computer.

Remove Programs which are no longer in use

While preventing every app on the computer from starting with windows, the other programs which is no longer needed should be reviewed and removed. Access the uninstaller tool from the control panel and use it to uninstall the programs which are no longer in use.

 Working with Operating System:

There might be a corrupt system file or a virus that the antivirus software did not detect. When this occurs, the computer performance might deteriorate and become unusable. In such instances the hard disk should be reformatted or reinstall the Operating System.  System Restore action can be performed before attempting to reformat the hard drive. This system restore action is used to restore the previous state of the computer.

Follow these instructions to run System Restore Wizard…

Click Start, and then click Help and Support. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Using System Restore to undo changes, and then click Run the System Restore Wizard.

 

Happy System Maintenance!!!

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