Holiday PC Maintenance Guide

Holiday PC Maintenance Guide 

Well, if you are having weekend off then one of the best methods to utilize your time is by taking care of your personal computer. Most of the people do not have any idea on how to maintain their PC. Actually, there are five main aspects which everyone must consider when they want to maintain their PC at home. Most of these methods does not cost much and are even very easy to perform these include cleaning your screen, cleaning the junk from your PC, backing-up your data, cleaning-out your programs and adding extra memory.

 

  • Cleaning Your Screen – This can be done quiet easily. However, when as you last time of cleaning your PC screen? There are times when your computer’s monitor appears to look dim; this was because your screen hasn’t been cleaned for years. You must understand that when things are cleaned they appear bright to our eyes. So, if you are having a CRT monitor then you can wipe that screen by using a paper towel. Initially, spray the Windex on the cloth and then wipe the screen completely. However, if you are having LCD monitor then use pre-tested sprays specifically designed for flat screens to wipe the screen.
  • Cleaning the junk from your PC – Well, if you see any junks in your computer screen then make sure to clean it frequently. You must know that computers especially desktop usually have fans which pull lost of air and along with the air dust particles are also pulled into the fans which literally pollute your computer. However, to clean your PC you have to initially unplug the cables completely and clear the surface on which you will place your PC. Open the cover of your PC, connect the vacuum cleaner and clean the dust which is stored inside or near the fan. Make sure you perform this act carefully. Just make sure that you use the vacuum nozzle to clear the dust particles from the surface of your PC because it may fly everywhere you blow the vacuum.
  • Backing-up Your Data – There are times when your hard drive crashes and this can result in loss of several important files. This is why it is necessary to have a back-up which will perhaps save you money and even your data. Many people may be anxious to know what is backing-up however with the reduction of prices in external hard drives it has become very easy for many to save their important fields. Once you have purchased one for yourself, plug it to your PC and in the windows folder go to the users folder and drag all your important files from it and place it into the icon that represents external drive which is in the My computer. So, this will prevent your important files from being lost with the hard drive getting crashed occasionally.
  • Cleaning-out your unused programs – If you have some unused programs in your PC then it is always better to delete them in order to have sufficient space in your hard drive. You can do this by looking for these unused files in the control panel. You will get a program named Add/Remove program where-in you can select the files which you do not need and remove them.
  • Adding extra memory – This is one of the best things you can actually do to the performance of your PC. RAM modules are cheap and so adding an additional one will provide you additional space to save more data. Once you purchase the RAM, follow the instructions available on the case and install the RAM in the perfect position. Make sure that your PC is switched-off when you are adding the RAM to your PC.

These are some simple methods through which you can easily maintain your PC at home.

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