About Necessary Maintenance Tasks

Necessary Maintenance Tasks

I was working on my home computer recently and it seemed that everything was loading slower than usual. After pondering the situation for a few minutes, I suddenly realized that it had been quite a while since I last did some “housecleaning” work on my files and on my system.

I devoted a large part of the afternoon to cleaning out the junk. First I cleaned out the Temporary Internet File. Then I deleted old messages in Outlook—sent messages, received messages, deleted messages, and drafts that were no longer needed.  I used an application to clear out old registries, and then ran an anti-malware application. After all this was finished, I ran a complete anti-virus scan.

“What else needs to be done?” I wondered. I decided to run the defragmentation application to maximize space. This took a while, but the result was worth the effort. By now I was really into this cleaning episode, so I decided to make sure all my software updates were current. (Glad I did, since a critical update had not yet been applied).

Next, I stood back at looked at my computer, monitor and printer, and decided that they, too, needed some upkeep. So, I cleaned the monitor screen, replaced the battery in my mouse, and blew the dust out of my computer, keyboard, and printer. I also cleaned behind the computer, dusting off all the wires and connections. (I’m embarrassed to say what I found there!)

When I started using my computer again, everything was running at normal speed. It’s surprising what a little cleaning can do!

How long has it been since you did some cleaning on your POS system? If it has been a while, call us first for valuable guidelines and assistance. After all, you don’t want to purge necessary files!   

We’re available by phone at 425-672-4806 or you can email us. We’re here to help you get the most out of your system!


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