We all hope that our Windows PC will function properly and not give us any trouble. But occasionally, that’s sometimes not the case. For Windows users, maintaining their operating system avoids many common issues. Also, being mindful of the hardware limitations is a good idea to get more years out of a PC too.
Let’s now look at what steps you can take to maintain your PC’s performance.
Regular System Maintenance
Different versions of Windows still get clogged up over time with unnecessary temporary files, a Windows Registry retaining incorrect entries that can cause a Blue screen of Death, and a host of other issues.
It’s best to use a system maintenance software package to reliably search for many of the potential problems and rectify them before they cause the operating system to become unreliable.
Advanced SystemCare and AusLogics are two excellent system tools that cover a broad remit. Some features are available with their free versions while others are held back for the Pro versions. The free versions hold enough merit to make them highly usable for PC owners of a budget though.
Dedicated cleaners to remove junk files, cookie browser files or browsing history, like CCleaner from Piriform, strip away unnecessary junk that might be slowing down a Windows system.
Be careful with these tools because they can delete all browsing cookies if you’re not careful which can make it difficult to access financial sites.
If you’re finding that Windows takes longer to load up from a cold boot process, or applications are running sluggishly, using a dedicated defragmentation app is one way to improve that.
Files are not saved in a single location on a hard drive or SSD. They’re split into smaller packets of information and saved in hundreds, if not thousands, of locations. This slows down the app loading and access times. A defragmentation app will relocate a file to a central location to reduce the drive usage by reducing the number of locations it must access to load to complete file.
Packages like Auslogics Disk Defrag or Defraggler work in the background using idle PC time productively to reorganize your storage while working on other things.
Recovering Data When It Has Been Lost or Corrupted
When a hard drive or SSD has begun to struggle, files don’t always stay intact. They can become corrupted or disappear completely from the drive’s file records making it impossible for the non-technical person to locate them. Damaged files often won’t load up leaving a PC owner befuddled as to what to do next.
For lost or damaged files, recovering them should be left to the experts. People who work tirelessly on recovering important files for both individuals and companies are the ones to seek help from in this situation. They’ll have access to sophisticated software tools to recover data more successfully and use isolated clean data rooms to physically examine drives that are malfunctioning.
By performing weekly maintenance on your Windows system and by powering down your PC when it’s not needed, it’s possible to keep your PC and its operating system working well usually for several years. Using defragging software reduces the hard drive usage which adds to its overall longevity too.