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How to Reduce Your Need for Home Computer Repairs

This is a guest post by Sachin about how to Reduce Your Need for Home Computer Repairs. Some of us are still afraid to use our computers for fear of calling for computer repairs. In most cases, we will not need pc repairs or laptop repairs if we follow some basic principles. Computers only have a limited lifetime. The fact is the world of technology is changing so fast, if we don’t spend the money to stay with that change, personal computers actually end up costing us a lot more. Here is how to reduce, if not completely avoid the need for repairs.



  • New devices. If you are using a personal computer that is more than 2 years old, you can bet you will start to have problems. The problems are not related to the hardware. The only real place you have problems is with your hard drive. Replacing that will not cost much money. The problems relate to protocols of communication and the speed of your device. Older machines are slow, and cannot keep up-to-date software running. New devices are more stable and they rarely have problems.
  • Staying up-to-date. Staying up-to-date with software and applications is essential to your computer running smoothly. Older applications do not communicate well with the newer versions and eventually become obsolete. To stay up-to-date, we need to update software, which will be put more pressure on our machines. As you can see, we are caught in a cycle of updating software to get the most out of what is currently on offer, and then we need to update our machine to have enough power to drive that software. New software is getting better, and this means it is easier to use, and we have less problems with it. Updated software often includes fixes and removal of problems on the previous versions.
  • Virus and malware protection. The best way to avoid virus removal is not to have one in the first place. Most virus and malware will enter your computer when you download files or you view suspicious websites. We have to be very careful as a small intrusion can cause a lot of problems. Spyware watches for malware, and anti-virus protects for viruses. Make sure the protection you are using covers both. It is important to note, the newer the operating system and the latest browsers are doing a lot to protect us as well.
  • Follow the basics. Treating your machine right will do you justice. Don’t drink, eat or smoke around your machine, turn it off properly, and make sure you keep it relatively dust free. Just following the simple prompts of your computer will mean you are doing what you should. We cannot do anything dangerously wrong. The worst thing we can do is delete something. You will always get a warning and have a second chance. It is that simple.

Follow these basic principles and you will not always be calling for computer support. It is not that hard, use your computer one step at a time, and use it with confidence. Read what is written on the screen.


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