Essential Computer Maintenance Tips & Checklist

Whether you are renting a laptop or own it, you know that maintenance is important. A lot of users, especially the young ones forget about this computer necessity.  

Many people would complain about lagging computers, old-looking laptops, and many more but do not recognize they also play a major role in maintaining the looks and functionality of their own gadgets. So, here, in this article, we give you some of the needed and helpful maintenance to keep your laptop and computers’ health at check.  

Even if you rent a laptop or use your own, the following tips are effective. 


1.Use a cooler stand for laptops 

When you always use your laptop, day, and night to do different activities, there is a tendency that it performs a lot of tasks in a longer duration. When a laptop always performs, it produces a lot of heat. This is not a problem as every computer is designed to give off the heat in order to cool down. However, the problem with laptops os when they are put on the desk all the time, the heat cannot circulate. So, use a cooler stand. 

2.Figh off dust 

Dust makes your laptops look old. Avoid this by regularly cleaning your laptop. Both screen and keyboard with the right tools. There are a lot of available cleaning solutions and toothbrushes for laptops; use those. 

3.Update device drivers 

These peripheral devices are used to data stealth. So, to ensure protection and high functionality, have the updated version of device drivers.  

You can also consider upgrading different internal parts of your laptop to make it faster.  

4.Clean up unused software 

At the beginning, you might install different programs and software, either consciously or unconsciously. The problem is that we keep on accumulating different software even thou we don’t use them. They are useless and they make your computer slow and lag. 

Also beware as there are some programs that are used for spying and data stealing.  

5.Delete Internet Files 

When we browse the Internet, we accumulate data and files including internet cookies, cache files, passwords, and other scripts. These data are used for tracking down information or steal data. This also slows down your computer! Avoid this by regularly cleaning your computer.  

6.Defragment your HDD 

Your HDDs become slow, overused, and so, it is of importance to keep this as one of your maintenance. Defragmentation is effective in increasing the stability and speed of your HDD.  

7.Check your task manager 

In the task manager, you are able to see different software and programs you use, as well as how much storage, space, and data they use. Check your task manager and look for the heavy-duty programs you have installed on your laptops and delete unnecessary software.  

Also, if you notice some unusual activities on your laptop, you might as well check the task manager and see what programs are being run without your consent.  


It is easy to complain about a slow and malfunctioning computer, but what we fail to realize is that we also have an important role to do in its regular maintenance. If you follow the tips we provided here, you can expect a faster and more functional system and computer.  

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