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What Works for Me: Computer Clean Up

May 20, 2009

wfmwbannerKRISTENI work for one of the largest Internet Service Providers in North America offering technical assistance to customers who are having connection issues.

Most of my calls are really not connection issues at all but simply people needing to learn how to care for their computers. Most people don’t think of it the way I do. I think of my computer like I would a car. It helps me get place where I want to go, and since it is a machine it is going to need regular tuneups and cleaning.

How do you clean a computer, what is important? Well these are three things I reccomend you know how to do to keep your computer working in the best order it can.

1. One have installed a decent Anti Virus software. This protects you. It is like buying insurance for your car. It is a must if you are going to surf the web in my eyes. Cant afford one? Get AVG. It is a free downloadable anti virus program. It will help stop you from picking up most viruses etc that can make your system unstable.

2. Tidy up your computer on a regular basis. Learn what a cookie is and clear cookies and defrag your computer on a regualr basis. These are all things that will help your computer run faster and better. I say these are just like organizing and tidying up your home maybe something you don’t want to do but a must.

3. Physically keep your computer clean. dust it. clean it. Dont eat or drink around your keyboard. This will ensure a clean working enviroment. Dust can get in and cause your system to stop working with age. So do take care of your computer just like you would your car.

By doing these 3 little things you are taking care of what you have, and trust me you wont need to call me unless you do have a real connection issue. As well in the long run by doing these few things you will spend less and save cents.  I am now of to We are That Family to see what works for everyone else this week.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 20, 2009 11:39 am

    Great ideas! Thanks for the reminders 🙂

  2. May 20, 2009 1:33 pm

    We actually took our teen’s computer to Geek Squad because it was overheating. The tech advised us to clean it and even showed us all the dust that had built up in the fans.
    Marcus took it out to our maintenance garage and using several cans of air got it clean. He later returned to the apartment to inform us that it worked.
    We now keep several cans of air around the home and office computers.
    Thanks for the terrific computer maintenance tips.

  3. Sheila permalink
    May 21, 2009 4:38 pm

    Nice post! These are very useful tips.

    (Software engineer here, sitting eating my lunch over my keyboard. LOL! Yes, I know better, but when else would I get to read Works for me Wednesday?)

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