Computers are always the most important device that you can have, but do you really take some time out of your busy schedule or care about its maintenance? Desktop or laptop PC’s are prone to slow down, perform poor and crash at times if they are not taken care of and if they are not used properly. If you’re already experiencing any system performance related issue or if your PC is freezing up while opening some application or intermittently, don’t ignore it as it may lead to a significant loss of time and information due to an important file loss and/or corruption. Either check it yourself by following the simple steps mentioned below or call our toll free # +1 (844) 539-9831 for a free diagnosis.
Here are some important tips to keep your computer running smoothly and faster.
1. Run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter Regularly
Disk cleanup tool finds all unwanted and unused junk files, application logs, error logs, deleted files laying in recycle bin and temporary files. They take up precious memory on the hard drive and can slow down your PC, if they become superfluous. Disk cleanup tool allows you to delete them all once it has run the check up. Run this tool once in a month at least or twice in a month for better result. Similarly, also run the disk defragmenter after running the disk cleanup tool, to organize files and spaces on the hard drive.
2. Create System Restore Points Regularly
System restore points are like a backup of windows and application program settings and windows registry. It is very helpful in case your system crashes immediately after installing a new program or removing a program from computer. Also sometimes, it can recover your computer after a virus attack.
3. Check Your Power Settings
Power-saver plan in your Windows reduces your computer’s performance in order to save energy. Check your PC if its running on power-saver plan and change to high performance or balanced plan if it is.
4. Backup Your Computer Regularly
5. Use a Good Antivirus Program and Update It Regularly
6. Run ScanDisk Operation Once in a Month
7. Stay Away From Harmful and Untrustworthy Website
8. Disable Unwanted or Unneeded Startup Items
When you turn your computer on, Windows is not the only thing that starts up but a number of other programs such as antivirus program, printer software, online backup service, music program, games and other items set to initialize during start up are also launched. The more startup item you have the slower your computer boots. Uncheck or remove unwanted startup programs to speed up the boot process and to keep your computer running smoothly.
9. Set Windows Update To Automatically Update
Windows updates are important for your PC to keep it secure and perform better. Updating the system closes the vulnerabilities that a hacker or virus can exploit to get into your system. It is better to receive important updates as soon as possible than wait until a missed update causes a major problem.
10. Be Careful while Installing a New Software
Do not just keep clicking on next button during installation of a new software, as some freeware and shareware come with a bundle of other unwanted and unknown application that can be problematic. Pay attention and read carefully before clicking next.
These were few important tips that you must know to keep your computer running smoothly. We cover them all in our regular tune up and optimization process and educate our customers about these tips. Though, there are many more steps that we do during troubleshooting, if you sign up for one of our $49.99 incidental support or long term technical support plan for your PCs and MACs. We also offer free diagnosis of your PCs and MACs and share the performance information with you, you can call us at our toll free # +1 (844) 529-4438 for the best advice.