Maintenance Tips For Your Computer

By: Jane Michael

Anybody who knows computers knows how quick one model can become outdated and how troublesome that can be if you use your computer on a fairly constant basis but an outdated computer is not the only problem that can cause your computer to run badly. That is the thing with computers, you could have a slow running computer or a problem with a particular program and there could be a million and one different problems with it. One of the most common problems has to do with not keeping up with your computer's maintenance. Many individuals do not realize how much basic maintenance means to the health of their computers. And the thing is, is that it is easy to keep up n such simple maintenance and some things you do not even have to be on the computer to do but can schedule such things to be done in the middle of the night. Other maintenance issues you may have to perform tasks to complete but in the end it will all be worth it when you have a good running computer without having to go out and buy a new one. So the next time your computer is not running so good try these simple maintenance tips to see if it may be just a minor problem that can be easily corrected.

The first thing that you should do when your computer is running sluggish is check to be sure that your antivirus program is up to date. Simply pull up you program and in most cases if anything needs updating it will know and tell you right then and there. If everything is as it should be you should run a virus scan on your computer and see if it may be infected with a virus that is causing it to run rough. This may take some time but you can still use your computer when the scan is running so you really will not be wasting any time by doing this.

Secondly you want to free up any extra space and memory on your computer that you can. You can do this by going to your computer's start menu then to programs. Under programs click on accessories and then system tools. Here you will find a disk clean-up tab as well as a disk defragmenter tab. Both of these will help to get your computer running better. You can also be using the computer at the same time that you run both of these programs as well.

Lastly, you should go to your control panel every once and a while and get rid of any unused programs. Having a bunch of stuff on your computer that you do not use is a sure fire way to slow your computer down. Each program will list how often it is used so this is another simple task with big results.

Follow these simple steps and you will have a great working computer in no time at all without having to spend a bunch of money.