How often are you on your computer? If you’re anything like us, you spend a good amount of time with a keyboard in front of you. So, you may know how frustrating it is when your PC or laptop doesn’t quite work the way it used to. Whether it’s just a little bit slower to load up programs or struggles to do the things it once did with ease, we understand the inconvenience of a failing computer.
Keep reading to find out what you can do to help prolong the life and efficiency of your computer! Our team of computer repairs in Toronto aims at helping you with all your technology needs.
It’s The Little Things
It’s often the little things that build up over time. So while we may expect our computers to fail with a flash and bang (they sometimes but rarely do this), it’s more likely to malfunction over an incremental amount of time.
Avoid installing unnecessary programs or apps. Whether On PC or Mac, there is a finite capability of the computer you are using. Newer models can handle more but are still limited. If you find that you don’t use a particular program anymore, then uninstall it and free up some space on your computer.
Related to this, a lot of programs load up on your computer during its start-up. This means that as your computer is being turned on, the software boots up along with it and runs in the background. This oftentimes slows down the start-up process and gives your computer a more sluggish feeling. Fortunately, this is easily remedied.
If you don’t want to uninstall, then consider disabling these programs. On a PC, you can do this by going to your task manager. Press alt+ctrl+delete simultaneously and select the Task Manager option. There will be a tab called Startup, and there you can see which programs load up at the start and their impact on your computer. Disable at will, but be careful not to disable your antivirus (unless you specifically want to).
On a Mac, you can stop programs from launching on start-up by going to System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items. Here you will see a list of apps that load up with your computer, and you can disable them as you like. Also, be careful not to disable anything you may wish to keep for later.
Sometimes It’s The Big Things
The previous tips are all related to software troubles. On the other end, you may also have hardware problems. These are a bit harder to fix, especially if you have minimal experience. These kinds of repairs involve specialized tools and in-depth knowledge of the particular computer’s internal workings. For these problems, we recommend bringing your computer in for computer repairs.