Tips on running your computer more efficiently from Zebra IT
21st August 2017
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Do you often feel your computer is sluggish?

Zebra IT offer some ways to try and quicken your computer up yourself!

  •  Reboot your computer - Your computer does need a rest just like we do, rather than putting it into sleep mode you should turn it off and restart it sometimes.
  • Uninstall old programmes you no longer need - we all have programmes we don't need that are just sitting there clogging up our computers and taking up hard drive space
  • Check your antivirus is up to date
  • Anti-malware scans - These scans remove worms and spyware whilst stopping malware from affecting your PC. You can pay for a one-off scan or have ongoing protection.
  • Check for programme updates - Adobe, Windows, Java - not having the newest versions of these can slow down your computer so ensure all browser plug-ins are up to date.
  • Test for the latest drivers- Hardware drivers are the programmes that control a device on the computer. With Windows, these are usually automatically updated but if it's software from a disc, you'll have to update it from the manufacturer.
  • Defragment -This is basically the re-arranging of your PC's systems and placing them in the most efficient order. You can do this by going to your Start button and searching Disk Defragmenter.
  • Don't let your computer overheat - make sure it is not getting hot by being covered up, Cleaning its exterior and removing dust, dirt and hair from the airflow and fans will also stop this.

If you need help with any of these things and your computer is still struggling you might need to call in the experts from Zebra IT.

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