Maintenance on your computer needs to be done regularly to keep it operating and functioning properly. That does not necessarily mean you have to hire someone else to do it. You may find it hard to believe but keeping your computer operating at a high speed and functioning properly is simple as knowing your ABC’s.
Here are 5 simple and easy steps to do just that:
Run An Anti-Virus And Spyware Scan
Getting rid of these bugs really improves performance. They are huge factors in the efficiency of your PC. A good free anti-virus is Avira. It is lightweight as well so it won’t bog down your PC. Your computer needs good anti-virus software like a car needs oil. This is especially true if you surf the net a lot. There are tons of people who will attempt to steal your information. Never leave your PC unprotected.
Disable All Annoying StartUp Programs
This is easy to do. Simply click on ‘Start’, then ‘Run’, and then type ‘msconfig’ into the pop-up window. Then locate the startup tab, click on it, and from there you can disable what you don’t want loading when your PC starts up. This can improve your speed.
Free Up Space On The Hard Drive
A full hard drive runs slower than a half full hard drive. It is the same as bigger people tend to run slower than smaller people (as a rule although not always). So free up space on the hard drive and you will see an immediate improvement in overall performance.
Check To See How Much Memory You Have
Anything under 4 gigs today is considered low. No need to worry, the fact is that RAM is actually cheap and very easy to install. You can do it all by yourself. No need for me to write you a tutorial here but more or less just pop the stick into the empty slot.
Invest In A Registry Cleaner
This cannot be overly stressed. One of the major causes of a slow PC is a registry full of errors and damaged or redundant files. Registry cleaners are designed to scan your PC and locate corrupted, obsolete, and duplicate registry keys and then remove them. This one act of maintenance can make a world of difference in your PC performance.
These 5 steps can help you to prolong the purchase of a new PC for a very long time. Maintenance is the secret. Do it regularly as you would your car and you will reap the rewards.