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Improving Your Computer For The Next Year

Can you believe that this year is almost over? Before you know it, people will begin making their resolutions for the New Year. Those resolutions will generally be about things that can help them improve their lives. If you plan to make a resolution that involves doing something to improve your life, one of those resolutions should include improving your computer and technology life. Yes, that is correct.

There are many technology maintenance and repair tasks that should not be forgotten or ignored, but unfortunately, they are often forgotten about. We know you have probably gone through a few computer maintenance tasks before, but there are many tasks that will need to be covered at least one time during every year.

Do Not Forget To Backup Your Systems

It is almost 2019, and everyone should make sure their systems have a backup. Lately, there have been numerous disasters that have resulted in people losing their most valued possessions. When it comes to data, if you do not have a legitimate backup strategy for your data, you could lose everything. If you do not have a backup and disaster recovery plan and disaster strikes, your data and information will be gone. Also, it is important to know that using an online service to sync your data is not going to be the solid backup source you need.

Creating a copy of your file in a different location on the drive will not be a good idea of a backup either. We encourage you to have more than one backup strategy because the more backups you have in multiple locations the better off you will be. Even if you already created a backup system, you will still want to find out if anything needs to be updated and if anything has stopped working. You do not want to create a backup and just forget about it.

Do Not Forget To Clean Your Equipment

If you have a desktop computer, you are already aware of how much dirt, dust, and grime it can collect over the year. Every year, you should make sure you clean your computer by using compressed air. When you are able to get rid of the dust with the compressed air, you will do your part in ensuring that none of your connections will be undermined. Clearing the dust from your computer will also prevent your computer from becoming overheated. It is important that you remember to unplug everything before you attempt to blow the dust out with a can of compressed air. Make sure there is a good enough distance between the can nozzle and the PC connections and components.

Do Not Forget These Tips

There are many computer maintenance tips that you can follow to ensure your computer is running efficiently and giving you the ultimate performance. Here are a few more tips that you can do to make sure your computer is giving you the best performance:

  • Make sure you check for computer updates
  • Check the health of your hard drive or your Solid-state Drive(SSD)
  • Restart the devices that you use to connect to the internet a few times throughout the year
  • Do not continue using outdated equipment

There always seem to be new technology rolled out onto the market, and people are going through technology faster than ever before. If you are using outdated equipment that does not provide you with the security you need, you should no longer use it if it is putting your data at risk. What things do you plan to do moving forward to ensure your computer is giving you a great performance?

 


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