PC Tips


  • Backup your data
  • Run disk defragmenter on hard drive Do this every 1 to 2 weeks (Windows XP Only, Vista, Windows 7 & 8 do this automatically every Wednesday night, so make sure your computer is on then to take advantage of this tool)
  • Run error check on hard drive Do this if the machine is acting up or running noticeably slow
  • Have and use antivirus software Download updates every week and scan at least once a week
  • Have anti-spyware software and use it Download updates every week and scan often
  • Run disk cleanup on your hard drive Double click on the “my computer” on your desktop, then right click on local disk, select properties, then click on disk cleanup
  • Always run your updates on Adobe, Java and Windows!

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