Backup your important files.
To minimize the potential of loosing
important information, always make a backup of
your crucial files. To do this, you can use a
Scan and defragment your hard drive.
Your hard drive stores information in open
areas of your hard drive. As you delete data on
your drive, open space appears. The computer
will utilize this open space to store new
information. The defragmentation will locate
delete open spaces and place associated files
back together again, helping your computer to
Minimize the amount of software that you
Only install necessary applications on your
computer. Some software products conflict with
each other and cause problems.
Install and maintain virus protection
Computer viruses and worms are becoming more
and more common. In order avoid corrupting
important data, install a virus protection
Install critical software updates.
Vendors frequently update their software
products and drivers. These updates include
fixes to problems that arose after applications
were produced and sold to customers as well as
drivers which tell your computer how to operate
a particular piece of equipment. Installing
these updates will ensure that you are
optimizing the performance of your software and