Useful Tips


Following these simple tips can help keep your frustrations to a minimum, extend the life of your computer and keep it running in top shape.

  • Delete temporary files regularly (about once a quarter)
  • Run a check disk (chkdsk) if you suspect problems with your hard drive or files
  • Use an Anti-Spyware or Malware detector in addition to your main Antivirus suite (such as MalwareBytes)
  • Cleaning out the inside of the system by having the dust blown out can help extend the life of some components
  • Use a surge protected power board for all computer equipment
  • Consider a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) if you have frequent power failures or your work is critical
  • Make sure you perform regular backups (and test to make sure you can get the information back off of the backup)
  • Know your limitations and be wary of friends or relatives that “know something about IT”, especially when they are deleting files or reconfiguring your system…
  • If you are getting errors or crashes, call for help before it gets worse!

Above all, remember that the computer is there to serve you, not the other way around!

How To

If you would like more information on how to keep your system in top shape, please visit the Links page that can help you “do-it-yourself”. As with any tool, please use them with caution!

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