Tips for Laptop Maintenance


Once you have purchased a laptop, it is important to take good care of it to keep it up and running properly. Computers can get clogged up with miscellaneous, unnecessary files and such files will cause your laptop computer to run poorly. Below are some tips on how to keep your laptop computer in top shape so that it will always run efficiently.

First, it is important that a laptop user get rid of any unnecessary documents on their computer. Unnecessary documents merely take up additional storage space. If you need to keep the documents you might consider saving them to a disc so that the computers storage will be freed up. Once you have safely stored a copy of the old files on a disc you can then delete the files from the documents folder that are no longer needed.

Next, you will want to defragment your laptop on a regular basis, at least once a month. The defragmentation process only takes a few minutes and it reorganizes the computer’s bytes so that it will run faster. Free memory is re-allotted for easier access and the laptop will work with better efficiency after defragmentation.

You will also want to have a good antivirus software application installed on your laptop. Antivirus software will keep your laptop protected from unwanted worms, Trojans and some spyware. Antivirus software applications should be updated at least every two weeks and run on a regular basis to keep your laptop free of damaging viruses.


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