Do 10 things for your computer maintenance

Friday, April 17, 2009 ·

When most computer consumers talk about basic computer maintenance tips, they are usually referring to doing things like defragmentation, file and folder cleanup, and software and driver updates - however there is one other crucial piece of the puzzle that most people are missing, and it is the piece that can have the biggest effect on how well your computer performs.

While things like defragging and file/folder cleanup can increase your computer's performance slightly, cleaning out your computer's registry of corrupt and outdated entries can do wonders for it.

Your computer's registry contains information about almost everything on your computer - from software to hardware, to drivers and DLLs and if it is not functioning properly and contains numerous corrupt entries, it will severely affect your computer's ability to process information and perform tasks in a timely manner.

The reason your registry becomes corrupt is simply due to normal usage. When you install a program, uninstall an old one, update drivers, delete folders or files, or perform other updates, all of that information is stored in the registry. Unfortunately, as all of these tasks are performed, not all of the entries within the registry are updated correctly or removed if they are no longer used.

This results in a much larger database of information that your operating system needs to slug through in order to find what it needs to run tasks and programs which essentially means a slower response time.

Below are things which you should do for your computer maintenance

Shut Down Safely
File Maintenance
Keep Bad Stuff Away
Backup your data
Keep The PC Clean
Move & Position The PC
Ergonomics
Your PC Tune-Up

See Also
online computer technical support
Computer Support – MSCONFIG Command
PC Repair Services and Computer Support

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