Month: February 2012

5 Important Tasks That Should Be On Your PC Maintenance Checklist

PC maintenance checklistOptimize your PC by performing 5 important computer maintenance tasks. A computer becomes slow over time with regular everyday use. To optimize your PC it is advisable to go through a general checklist of computer maintenance tasks. Having a computer maintenance checklist offers many advantages, such as becoming more familiar with the average performance of your PC. Ensure to perform regular PC maintenance to attain the fastest speeds your computer can achieve.

There are many tasks related to computer maintenance that optimize your PC. For the sake of simplicity you can narrow it down to 5 important tasks that should …

Regain your hard drive space: remove unnecessary Windows programs

Windows PC software uninstallationRemember when you first purchased your computer? You got it all set up, and on your first time using it you noticed a host of programs that came pre-installed on your computer, many of which you knew you would never use. On top of that, think of all the software that you installed, some of which have been forgotten and unused.

You are not alone. All of us have programs and software that we either don’t need or don’t use. Often, over time, this extra, unnecessary bulk can begin affecting the speed and performance of your PC, especially if you …

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Why you should regularly check for software updates

update your computer softwareLet’s face it. No computer software is perfect, just as no human is perfect. This is why, over time, the software matures as a result of important updates ¬†released by their developers. Upon the first release of a computer program, there will be numerous¬†unforeseen¬†problems and issues experienced by the initial user base, most of which the developer could not have discovered without the feedback from users. Hence, the developers release updates.

Basically, updates are additions to software that can help prevent or fix problems, or enhance and improve how your computer works.

With this in mind, it is …

Don’t forget to perform regular backups

backup your computer regularlyComputer problems and failures always happen at the most unexpected and unfortunate times. What would you do if you suddenly lost all of the data on your hard drive? Financial information? Irreplaceable family photos and videos?

These are questions that most computer users do not think about until it happens. If these questions have you thinking, the only way to prevent this from happening is by performing regular backups of your hard drive as often as possible.…

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Do some Spring cleaning: Dust your dirty computer

clean your PC once a yearHave you ever noticed how ceiling fans can build up dust over time? And how that dust, in turn slows down the fan and makes it airflow less efficient?

This is exactly the same case for the inside of your computer. Dust can build up, and with several small fans running inside your PC, you can see how this may affect computer performance.

No matter whether you are using a desktop computer or a laptop, dust and lint in the cooling vents and fans can cause your CPU to overheat, which is not good.…

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