Things to Do to Maintain Your Work PCs

Undoubtedly, you can’t afford a poor, slow and sluggish PC, as your entire business activities, marketing projects and promotions depend on it. A business day without a computer can lead to numerous complications, monetary loss, and adverse impacts on company’s reputation. Read the article to know about some computer maintenance tips that can help in keeping your workstation PC up and running.

Tech experts state that over the time, the speed of PCs operating on Microsoft Windows can decrease, and their performance may also start degrading. Some of the common performance flaws may lead to slow PC, delay in app loading, sudden PC crash, frequent hangs and freezes. Sometimes, poor PC maintenance may also result in system taking too much time to respond to a user’s commands and Internet browsing may experience delay in the web page loading and other tasks. All of the issues mentioned above can also be the result of a virus attack, which can potentially damage computer hardware or software components. But, the PC world has solution for everything, so you can adopt the following tips to speed up your computer and manage optimal security of your vital PC parts.

1. Ensure Sufficient Computer Hardware

Tech configuration is above and beyond everything, so the first thing, which an employer needs to ensure, is that the PC should have all the necessary computer hardware and software. Optimal hardware configuration and updated software can optimize the functioning of your computer and allows your computer to operate smoothly while dealing with even heavy programs and applications. Tech geeks recommend making sure that you have the proper hardware to support Windows operations before you ask assistance of any technician about poor PC performance.

2. Clean Your Work PC

Physical as well as virtual cleaning is quite important for ensuring complete computer maintenance. Some PC parts may stop their proper functioning if they’re clogged with dust particles. So clean your PC physically with a compressed air can or a moistened cotton cloth to prevent your computer hardware from severe damages. If Windows desktop has a number of files and it is making your PC slower and slower, then either move them to a separate folder or delete them. Moving the files to a folder will make your desktop look clear and organized while deleting the files will free up some space on hard drive to boost PC performance.

3. Scan Your Windows for System Errors and Infections

PC world is full of computer errors, virtual threats and malicious infections and all of them collectively work together to damage your PC parts to an irreparable extent. Your OS is a collection of files that supports different PC functions, and they might get corrupt over the time to decrease the efficiency and speed of your system. Access ‘System File Checking’ utility to inspect these files and fix the system error it has found. Spyware, viruses, malware and adware are malicious programs created to collect information about customers or internet users. They get loaded into computer memory and may slow down its operations. Ensuring periodic scanning and virus removal can help you to improve computer performance.

4. Adjust Visual Effects

Who doesn’t want an alluring and appealing Windows experience, but will you still choose it, if it is the main reason behind your degrading PC performance and slow computer experience? Probably no, as no matter how stylish and advanced is the computer user, he will always seek faster and optimized PC experience. Windows OS offers interesting visual effects like animated windows and fading menus, but if you’re using them on less operating memory, they can slow down your computer. Adjusting, reducing or disabling visual effects completely can make a difference in your computer’s speed, performance, and functioning.

5. Reinstall the Operating System and Programs

If you have practiced all the computer maintenance steps but they didn’t work on your PC, then consider reinstalling the operating system and programs to boost system performance. Always backup all your data and user settings before wiping out the hard disk drive and then re-install the operating system with your original disks. You can install all your programs and restore all your user settings later to enjoy seamless computing experience.


The tips and tricks mentioned above will help you in improving your computer’s speed, performance, and accuracy without spending even a single penny on it. You can try all these tips to make your system work in an efficient manner. Above all, you can post queries on Windows forum to ask for help while tweaking Windows settings to create a favorable environment for PC users. Caution and common sense play an important role in working with computers, offering them with unmatchable efficiency and making them faster for delivering unbelievable PC experience!