What do you do to ensure that your computer is regularly maintained and tuned-up for peak performance?
I found this question on Yahoo! Answers, it rated as one of the most popular IT questions on the site so I thought I would answer it myself.
As I work in the IT industry I quite often work with other people’s computers both through work and through personal contacts and I have seen some messy ones! Nine times out of ten when someone brings their computer in for repair the only description they will give you of their problem is that “their computer is slow”.
Some times these are near-brand new computers that they have somehow managed to bog down with browser toolbars, background processes and a taskbar that is 40 feet long with all kinds of weird and wonderful items in a few months.
Following these tips you can keep your computer running nicely for a long time.
First of all I am only explaining what I do personally so if you have any suggestions please let me know in comments or send me an e-mail!