|Here are 4 tips on keeping computers running|
Computers and the hardware components that run them are always evolving, getting faster and faster. Unfortunately, small to medium businesses often can't take advantage of the latest and greatest simply because it's too expensive to be constantly updating. This means using older systems that will get slower with age. That's why it's important to take steps to keep your computer running fast.
Below are four things you can do to keep your PC running smoothly.
1. Shutdown properly
You may notice that when your computer crashes, it takes longer to reboot. This is because Windows is actually searching for, or trying to repair any damage that may have been done. There is a chance that powering down improperly could cause files to become corrupted which may make the system inoperable.
Therefore, you should follow proper shutdown procedures. If you need to shut down quickly, try pressing Control+Alt+Delete and selecting Shut Down from there.
2. Close unnecessary programs running in the background
A word of warning: It's best not to shut down the antivirus or security software as this will leave your computer open to attack. Also, don't shut down anything from NVIDIA or AMD as this is your video card software. Closing programs like this could cause your computer to crash.
3. Utilize Add/Remove on a regular basis
It may take a few minutes to scan your system for programs, but a window will open with all the programs you have installed. Click on those you don't use anymore and remove them. We strongly recommend that you do not go into different files and delete programs, this could damage your system.
4. Use a malware scanner and antivirus program
If you are looking for ways to keep your older systems running at their optimal levels, please contact us today to see how we can help you.
Published with permission from TechAdvisory.org. Source.
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