Troubleshooting Your Own Computer

2 Easy Ways To Take Care Of Your Computer

by Dora Barrett

If you want your computer to continue to function as smoothly as it is right now, you need to make sure that you are taking care of it. Your computer requires a little care and attention in order to continue to operate effectively.

Invest in Antivirus Protection

Personal computers are frequently attacked by viruses and malware. Viruses and malware can lurk on your computer without you even being aware, collecting information and slowing down your computer. Just because you are not aware of the viruses and malware on your computer doesn't mean that they are not harming your computer.

The best way to protect your computer is by installing a solid antivirus program on your computer. Be wary of free antivirus programs though; most free antivirus programs try to get you to eventually buy something or add programs to your computer themselves to gather information about your shopping and online habits.

It is worth it to invest in an antivirus program. Kind of like how you would not drive your car indefinitely without getting an old change, it doesn't make sense to use your computer indefinitely without investing in a proper antivirus program. It helps protect your computer and keep it secure.

Reinstall Windows

If your computer is really slow, oftentimes reinstalling Windows is what you need to do to get your computer working again. This can be helpful if your computer is working really slowly, if you have corrupt files, or if you keep getting weird errors. Although you can replace the bad drivers and corrupt files, that can be a lot of work. Reinstalling Windows and restoring the factory settings can speed up your computer and get rid of corrupt files and strange errors.

Before you do this though, make sure that you back up all of the information on your computer. When you restore your computer to its factory default settings, you are going to lose all the files on your computer, so back up all of the files on your computer.

You can back up the files on the cloud or using a back-up hard drive. When you back them up, you may want to use a program that assists you with creating a thorough back-up of your computer. This will ensure that you don't miss any important files on your computer and accidentally delete them when you restore you computer to its factory settings. 

Reinstalling Windows operating system is a great way to wipe your hard drive clean and get your computer operating faster and more effectively without having to go through deeper troubleshooting on your computer. Investing in anti-virus software will help keep your computer running smoothly so reinstalling Windows and doing a hard reset on your computer isn't necessary. Contact a Microsoft consulting company for help with more complex software issues.