At-Home Computer Care Infographics

Most of the time, computers come in because they are running “slow”. Here’s how to speed up your device

Delete large files that you aren’t using. They take up memory, which slows down your computer. By deleting big files like images, videos, and applications you are freeing up more memory for your computer to access without any problems.

Another important thing to keep in mind is updates, for both the Operating System and your applications. Updates will typically increase the overall speed of your device, and they keep your device safer.

If you have little on your computer or laptop and it is still running slowly, you may need to upgrade your RAM.

Running the troubleshooter in your settings may be necessary if your problem continues. This will alert you of any problems you may have. This way, if you need to bring in your device, we can know how to best help you!

If at-home maintenance is regularly done, it can add 2-3 years to your computer’s lifespan. Knowing that, you may be wondering… What is it that can increase the lifespan by 62%.

Most of the maintenance is very easy and won’t take you any longer than 10 minutes if done regularly.

Keep your device clean. Use compressed air to clean the dust from your keyboard, mouse, and computer tower as needed. Make sure to keep your device away from water and food to prevent any damage.

Implement good file management. Delete things that you don’t need and consider backing up important files. Backing up files will prevent overworking your hard drive. There are multiple things that you can use to transfer your files to the cloud, such as OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.

It is important to regularly power off your device to refresh your system resources. If you have a newer computer, this isn’t as important, but it is still good to do.

All of these tips will help your devices running like they are brand new!