It’s a new year and a new decade, which means an opportunity to have a fresh start for your business and yourself! Whatever your job may be, there is a good chance that you rely on your computer every single day to organize your work and communicate with coworkers and clients, so while you’re making sure that you start the year off on the right foot, make sure that your computer starts on the right foot too!
Here are 5 quick and easy ways to make sure your computer is in great shape:
1. Clean up your hard drive: There might be some old files and downloads that you don’t need anymore that are just taking up space. Having an overcrowded hard drive can really slow down your computer’s processing ability.
2. Be smart about software: We have access to many great software options that can keep our computers clean, removing unnecessary data and protecting from viruses. Just make sure you do your research, so you download the right software and not a virus or scam!
3. Disk Cleanup Regularly: You may not have realized that your computer already has a self-maintenance function built into its system. Search for the ‘Disk Cleanup’ app in your system and try to run a cleanup once a week, it only takes you a minute but can make a huge impact in keeping your computer healthy.
4. Defragment: Another built-in function your computer has that is super useful, yet you may not have used before! The Defragmenter application is pretty standard among all computer systems, and can optimize your hard drive to make sure your computer is working efficiently.5. Surf Safely: Be careful of where you click on the internet, as websites and emails can expose your systems to viruses. Sometimes, it seems like things are just too good to be true, so if it feels like a scam, there is a good chance it is a scam.