When purchasing your laptop from a trusted online PC store, you may skip over the manufacturers’ recommendations as you hurriedly start it up. The more you use it, the more you may notice that your laptop is starting to slow down, processing power is halting, leading to growing pain points, especially if you use yours daily.
Instead of waiting for this to happen, you can start regular maintenance cleaning to support your laptop with this helpful article.
Reviewing Your Downloads
Depending on the purpose of your laptop, you may be downloading large files every day off the internet. From studying materials to graphic design SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics) or video content for social media content, these all take up significant space. Over time, your downloads folder will easily overflow, so you should review this every few weeks and delete files that you no longer need or have back up of.
Running Through Your Apps
Apps is another area of our laptops we often all overlook. Again dependent on what you use your laptop for, you download numerous applications. While each may generally have a specific purpose, you are also unlikely to use each all the time. If you rarely use an app in 6 months, then it is probably time to delete it. These days, most applications are easy to download on the internet, so there are no access issues that can pose a problem in the future.
Evaluating Your Hard Drive
If you know how much free space is available on your hard drive, you can narrow down what files or folders are an issue. Here you will be able to evaluate your space, access specific files and clean up your storage. Additionally, you may be able to compress files if you do not want to delete them. Even though most of us usually wait until our laptops are extremely slow running to visit the hard drive, you must do this monthly to avoid any surprises popping up when you are busy with an important task.
As your laptop becomes less efficient, you may find yourself low on time and unable to clean it up immediately. But before you know it, you may find yourself struggling to switch it on, run quick programmes or be inundated with errors popping up every few minutes.
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