Computers are ubiquitous in our daily lives.  We use them and depend on them for many things.  Therefore, it is important that we properly maintain them for years of reliable service.  In this article, I will share with you some basic maintenance tasks that you should implement for your computer system to help keep it running smoothly and reliably.

Keep it clean. Clean the main unit, keyboard, mouse, and even the monitor of your computer system.  You should also clean the inside of the computer system at least once per year.  The inside of the computer can accumulate dust, spiders, etc.

Keep it running smoothly. Uninstall any programs that you do not use. Run registry cleaning software to ensure that the Windows registry has no issues.  I have been using a very good utility called CCleaner for years.

Organize files and folders.  Keep your files and folders organized.  Have a designated folder for the different files that you have for your system so that they are not scattered randomly on your system.

Maintain Antivirus Software.  Be sure that your antivirus software is up to date and running.  Confirm that your subscription is active and that all your systems are protected.

Maintain Backups.  Be sure that your backup software is running and is backing up your files.  Ensure that all the files you want to be backed up are actually being backed up.  Periodically test your backups by restoring files (to another location instead of the original) just to ensure that the backups are reliable.

Keep System Updated.  Make sure that your system has the most recent security patches and software updates.  This will ensure that known system vulnerabilities are resolved to help keep your system safe.

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