Tips for Computer Management
If you are new to IT or simply haven’t had the time to gen up on the inner workings of a computer, there are quite a few things that you can do ensure your PC runs as it should. Understanding how a computer works gives you the basis for maintenance and with that in mind, here are a few tips on good computer management.
- Learn how to Re-install the OS – The operating system (OS) is what all programs run on; Windows 10 is by far the most popular PC OS, with a home and a professional version. When you buy the PC, the OS is pre-installed, ready for use, yet sometimes the OS can be corrupt and that means wiping the drive (after you save your data to another drive) and reinstalling Windows 10. There should be full instructions with the PC, otherwise you can find the information using Googe (how to reinstall Windows). Any shop that does PC repairs in London can reinstall Windows and they can also install new programs for you.
- Update drivers – Drivers are essential files that tell an application how to work and they are regularly updated. Printers, scanners and other peripherals require drivers and suing the Internet, you can easily check to see if there are driver updates, if there are, download and install them (follow the instructions).
- Clean the registry – After a few months of use, there will be invalid paths in the registry, which slows down the computer, as it needs to read all of the registry when booting up. If you notice that your PC is booting up slower than normal, this is due to invalid registry lines, which should be deleted.
The Internet hosts a wealth of information about PC management and should you have any issues, seek out a computer repair shop.