PC Care Tips

  • Computers need air circulation to keep them cool. As they continue to get faster, they use more voltage and therefore run hotter.
  • Don’t place your PC in a cramped place. Also, there should be no big holes in the case as this leads to poor circulation.
  • Computers do not like dust and smoke very much. Dust can cause components to malfunction and short out from the static electricity build-up.
  • Smoke kills a computer faster than it kills people as it can lead to tar build-up on fans and components.
  • A surge protector is a must have, especially if your computer is in an older building. Power surges and lightening will short a computer out with one hit.
  • A UPS, or Uninterruptible Power Supply, is a good idea and can easily pay for itself from computer repair labor charges.
  • Do not plug devices into the computer while it is on, unless you are inserting a USB device. USB devices are the only devices which are hot-swappable.
  • As long as your computer is under warranty, never throw away the original packaging. Also, you should keep everything that came with the computer (manuals, diskettes, CD-ROMs) in a safe place.
  • Printers should be turned off only by the power button on the printer case, never by a surge protector it is plugged into.
  • If at all possible, do not eat or drink around your PC. If you do, be extremely careful. Spilling liquid on your keyboard can short the computer out.
  • Always use some form of Anti-Virus software. Viruses are the cause of most service calls we get. We recommend Norton Anti-Virus.


  • Backing up your data periodically will protect your data and make it easier to recover from a disastrous event.
  • Don’t make your computer case or ALU, as your cup holder, book’s holder or even some metal things on the top of it.
  • Always scan your Pen Drive before using it. They are one of the biggest sources of Virus.
  • Back up your important data regularly and store it in a safe place.
  • Delete unwanted programs and files that you don’t use. This will free up space and improve performance.
  • It makes retrieving easy. Avoid storing files on the drive in which operating system is installed.
  • If you notice any unusual behavior, bug, error note, and security warning note it down, and if possible take a screen shot and save it.
  • Always use a strong password for accessing your PC. The length should be at least 6-8 characters. It should be a combination of Alphabets, numerals and some special.
  • While working on your PC it is important to take care of your eyes. Do not work continuously or look at the screen without blinking your eyes.
  • Computer components should be transported in antistatic foam or an anti-static bag.
  • Hard drives are vacuum sealed and should never be opened except by professionals in a “clean room”.

One comment on “PC Care Tips

  1. first create your own recevory disc by going to help and support youll need 2 dvds then write that product key down and run the discs when your done burning

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