Top Computer Tips
We all have that love-hate relationship with our computers, especially our portable ones, the laptops. In most cases, computers become a menace to us because we do not provide them with a suitable environment for them to perform at their ultimate best. Today we look at some tips that are guaranteed to make your computer better and admirable.
BEST COMPUTER TIPS
UNPLUG THE CHARGER WHEN FULL
This specifically goes to the laptop owners. Most people leave their laptops connected to the power throughout the day. This is a habit, mainly observed in areas that power outages are a norm. The downside of connecting your laptop to the charger all day is that it takes a toll on the battery. Batteries live longer if they are allowed to have full charge cycles. It is therefore advised to unplug the charger when the battery if fully charged, use it until it’s depleted then plug in the charger again. A better way to save battery power is to unplug it and use the direct power when its full. It should be noted that this could be fatal, especially to the file system if the power abruptly goes off.
CREATE A RESTORE POINT
A restore point allows you to revert your computer status back to when it was performing without any errors. We sometimes install new programs or mess with the settings, making our computers perform poorly. With a restore point, you can quickly revert to a date when the computer was performing well. This technique has saved a lot of people the amount they would have used to hire a professional to do repairs.
HAVE MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS
If you understand the inner workings of computers, you will realize that software errors, in particular on the operating system are unique to the user account associated with the problem. In any operating system, each user account is an instance of the of the underlying OS, meaning that each user controls their OS if bluntly explained. Therefore having an additional account can help you repair the other one in the case of a blunder.
DON’T INSTALL ALL UPDATES
The next time you are prompted to install an update, please go through its description to see if you need it. The advice updates that you should install are security updates. Otherwise, the chances are that you don’t need the other updates. Many computer systems have broken down right after the installation of new updates. The tip of having a restore point also come into play, in that if you want to try the update, make sure to create a restore point that you can always go back to in case of a break down