Your computer will inevitably run out of space (or RAM), especially after using it for years. This problem can be easily solved by deleting old files from your system. Also, you should regularly clean your data from your computer to ensure its performance. This guide is going to explain further the ways to take care of your computer.

Be Good to Your Computer Battery

If you’re using a laptop for too long, your battery will die down fast. This is caused by all the electrical current that’s needed to run this device running through it. When you use your computer for too long without replacing its power source, you’ll notice that the battery icon in Windows 7 shows up as “dying” and you can’t do anything on your PC because of power issues. The first thing to do when your laptop dies on you while at work is to get yourself an extra battery pack. You’re only going to be out 5 minutes tops, but that’s enough time to save your day.

Use Antivirus and a Firewall

Antivirus software is necessary if you want to protect your PC from malware and viruses. You should also make sure you have a firewall installed so that you can prevent hackers from infiltrating your network with malicious code. Microsoft Office 2010 comes bundled with some basic security tools like Windows Defender, which can help keep your system safe. It also has other features such as real-time protection against spyware, adware, and browser hijacking.

Turn Off Unnecessary Programs

You don’t need every program you’ve ever heard about in existence on your machine. Some programs are just unnecessary cruft that drains your energy unnecessarily. If you don’t need them, then please leave them off! For example, if you’re not doing any kind of 3D modelling or gaming, don’t install Autodesk Maya (or even Lightwave) or Adobe Photoshop. They take up lots of resources on your PC. A similar case would be if there isn’t a specific application you need to install; if you happen to use a lot of multimedia applications, you might consider installing one instead of two.

Don’t Run Memory Management Tools

Memory management tools are essential when managing your memory usage. However, many people tend to believe these tools are necessary when they aren’t. Don’t worry about checking RAM usage. It’s unnecessary since RAM usage fluctuates depending on how much hardware is running. Turning the memory management tool on can slow your computer down. So ignore it.


I know it can seem like I’m talking about a bunch of things that aren’t important, but when your computer starts crashing and you start getting error messages, having good PC maintenance habits is the best way to avoid problems. Follow these 6 simple steps and you’ll be well on your way to a healthy computing experience.