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7 Tips & Tricks for a Happy PC in 2016!

Published on 07 March 16
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A happy PC is a happy you but unfortunately, we commonly neglect the fact and blame service providers for flaws that occur afterwards. Let us all vouch to keep our PCs smart and happy in 2016! It’s simple as long as you follow a few easy tips highlighted below so check this out!

1. Spring clean
Cleaning your PC inside-out is a pro tip for starters. All you need is to take a compact blower and take out the dust from the vents, ports and keyboards. Experts recommend to dust-free a computer once or twice every year as it improves hardware performance. In the meantime, uninstall all unnecessary software that slowly fills up the cache and slow your PC performance. You don’t need to break the bank as Windows can pretty much do the internal cleaning with simple Disk Clean-up. But if you want to dive in deep, professional tools such as CCleaner is best for cleaning system registry and shoot away all unwanted temporary files.

2. Upgrade
If you’re still working on Windows 8, consider the free upgrade to the latest Windows 10 by Microsoft as a true blessing. The new version would eventually turns your PC more sleek and shiny (from the inside actually) however the free update would last till July 29, 2016 so better take advantage. The new Windows 10 come with many new features and bug-free applications that remained a point of debate in the previous version.

3. Reshuffle you snapshots
Show off your best digital photos and don’t let them languish in a forgotten folder. You can share these online via OneDrive or social media services especially designed for images like Flickr, an excellent way to display your favourite images. Snapfish is the best online printing service which you can exploit from the comfort of your PC. Before you load them all over, better refine the images to make them look as good as possible. During the course, you’ll come across some excellent photo-editing programs so make the most of these.

4. Security is crucial
To keep you PC and data safe, OS developers spend endless hours working hard but no matter what they do, we seem to collect a virus one after another after squishing the previous one. This calls for a decent, light yet super effective security software. Both AVG and Avast come in free as well as paid versions which are currently the top standalone anti-virus programs.
While a free download comes with basic protections, buying a paid version safeguards your PC to a much higher extent and all you need is to spend a few dollars that are worth the damage you may encounter later. Still, relying blindly on these security software isn’t wise either, be careful of unsolicited file attachments or any suspicious message popping over a website.

Hosting service providers such as managed and email hosting need to consider about the security more than anyone else as a single flaw would lose them a dozen customers and clients hence crushing their business in the long-run.

5. Out goes the unused electronics
Old cables, discs, chargers and other such accessories which you haven’t used in ages are likely to compile nothing but dust and cobwebs so it’s better to get rid of them or hand them over to the needy. To get rid of electronic stuff doesn’t mean you simply dispose them in the bin as they don’t biodegrade and adds to landfill.

6. The unexpected may occur
Unfortunately; computer can break, laptop can be stolen and toddlers can reduce worth of an expensive PC in mere minutes. Therefore, all you need is a plan B to make sure crucial files and other data remains safe while you continue working without any fear of sudden data crash and other disaster management essentials. A cloud backup is more preferred option as compared to physical units with added accessibility advantage.

7. Get health or Healthy
Health; another breakthrough app by Microsoft is the start of something big. Your device is used as a health meter, giving notifications and other such updates regarding your health. So it’s a double-win strategy to keep your PC and yourself fit!

So it’s about time you smarten your PC and expand its lifetime. Follow simple tips and tricks as defined for an optimistic change!
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