In this modern age where we heavily rely on computers, they require proper caring and feeding as well. So, how would you go on about doing that? You do not need to a tech savvy to maintain your system, just follow these points and you should be good to go with a good PC from your end.
Clean junk files
Over time or even within a day, whatever you do on your PC, the system just does not run it but they cache it and perform various other operations to give you the rich Windows experience. Unfortunately, these files can get huge over time that can clog your PC. You can either clean it up manually, or setup auto schedule with the Windows ‘Microsoft Management Console’ that does require advance knowledge of Windows operating system. You can simply use the built-in disk clean up tool to clear up the junkies from your system.
Revaluate your startup programmes
There are programmes inside you system, which will run automatically upon the system boot up. This is to run the programmes services right away. This is a good thing that serves the purpose. But not all of them we want to auto start along with the boot up. For instance, you have screen recorder (third-party) and it auto loads as well upon boot up. There is 99% chance that there is no use of this here and we can just simply open up this programme if we need it. Controlling these startup apps can significantly reduce your boot time.
Defragmentation is basically rearranging the space of your hard drive. When a hard drive is used, it saves the piece of information on several blocks. Let’s say, we want to save a text says “Hello world” and our block is from 1-100. If 11 of block is not adjacent to others and these letters will be saved on scattered place. This concept goes a way deeper, but for the time being, run the defragmenter once or twice a month. Windows provide you with the built-in defragmenter. You can also use third party software like Advanced system care to take care of all of these for you. Then again, you are installing a third party software.
This is a very good idea to run this command occasionally to check your Hard disk’s health. This scan you hard disk for any sort of bad sector, file system error, lost cluster etc. Yet, this with the latest Windows like Windows 10/11, you do not need to manually run this command.