Home / Articles / Home Computer- DOs and DON’Ts

Home Computer- DOs and DON’Ts

Your personal computer is not just a computer but, a treasure box where all your beautiful memories, amazing movie collection, favorite videos rests. And I am sure that you just wouldn’t want to lose them ever. There is no certainty of what might happen to your computer next. However, just by taking few minor precautions, you can keep your home PC in peak condition and lower the risk of such a loss. Here is a brief list of few pointers about what you should and shouldn’t do with your computer in order to keep your computer healthy for long. Here are Home Computer – DOs and DON’Ts

DOs:

dos
dos

Following are few pointers that you should practice to give your computer a longer life:

Use Antivirus:

Use Antivirus
Use Antivirus

One of the best applications that you could ever install on your computer is an antivirus. Biggest threat that your computer dread is a Virus. These programs are capable of causing severe hazard to your darling computer. Only an effective antivirus can save you from these viruses. You should run regular scans and always keep your antivirus updated.

Run System Updates:

Run System Updates
Run System Updates

Windows keep producing regular system updates. Do install these updates, as they will help your Windows grow better and improve security. These updates are not to add some fancy feature to your operating system; however, these updates are designed to enhance system capability and security.

Use External Hard Drives and Cloud to save precious data:

Use external hard drives and Cloud to save precious data
Use external hard drives and Cloud to save precious data

Create a backup of important documents, photos, favorite movies, videos, etc in an external drive or cloud. This way, when something goes wrong with your computer and you lose any data, you can get it back from your external hard disk or cloud. You’ll also be able to clear some space in your computer by transferring data that are not used often to cloud or external drive. You can easy get those data back whenever you need them.

Keep Cleaning your Computer in RegularIntervals:

Keep cleaning your computer in regular intervals
Keep cleaning your computer in regular intervals

Remove all temporary files that are accumulating in your computer. These files uselessly eat system space and slow down your PC. If you keep cleaning these files regularly, your computer would run smooth.

Routine Reinstall of Windows:

Routine Reinstall of Windows
Routine Reinstall of Windows

Create a solid backup and reinstall Windows (not too frequently, but once a year). This will freshen up your computer and remove all unwanted logs and temporary files that accumulated over time. This will optimize your system and help you computer to start afresh.

DON’Ts:

dont
dont

Following are few minor practices that you should follow if you want to keep your computer healthy:

Never Turnoff your Computer Directly From the Power Button:

Never turnoff your computer directly from the power button
Never turnoff your computer directly from the power button

Instead, use Start > “ShutDown” and wait for your Windows to turnoff completely. Once it is turned off completely and the screen goes blank, switch the main power off.

Do not Connect Peripherals When Computer is in Running Mode:

Do not connect peripherals when computer is in running mode
Do not connect peripherals when computer is in running mode

Computer peripherals like Printer, Keyboard, Mouse, PCI cards, etc should not be connected or removed while computer is turned on. Instead, you should connect or remove any of these devices before booting the system.

No Playing with BIOS:

No playing with BIOS
No playing with BIOS

Do not make any changes in the Basic Input/Output Settings unless you know about it thoroughly as this can cause serious troubles to your computer. If you feel the need of any such changes, consult professionals.

Remove all External Drives and CDs:

Remove all external drives and CDs
Remove all external drives and CDs

Always remove floppies, DVDs, CDs, pen drives or external hard disk if not being used. Also, do not try to remove any of them if you have already given the command to shut down. Specially while removing pen drive, make sure that you remove them safely instead of just jerking them off the port.

Consult Professionals for Servicing:

Consult professionals for servicing
Consult professionals for servicing

Do not service your computer yourself without proper knowledge. Computer components are costly and fragile, and your simple cleaning or repairing attempt might unknowingly cause a serious damage.

About AmyClaus

This post is sponsored by AmyClaus. For any computer issues can be fix reliable, trustworthy technician of mytechgurus. They have more than 500,000 customers around the clock and mytechgurus also provide the android support for android applications.

Check Also

10 Modern and Interactive Web Design Examples - Thumb

10 Modern and Interactive Web Design Examples

Web design is the best medium to communicate with users from all over the world. …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *