PC/Laptop Scheduled Maintenance

Some Computer Maintenance Dos & Don’ts.


  • Regularly run disk defragment, disk cleanup and scandisk on your hard drive.
  • Use canned, compressed air to clean out your keyboard, mouse and computer CPU.
  • Use the application’s uninstaller (or Windows’ Add/Remove Programs utility) to remove programs.
  • Regularly clean up the contents of your temporary Internet files.
  • Check to be sure that you have up-to-date security patches from Microsoft.
  • Periodically use your virus checker and make sure your virus definitions up to date.


  • Use water or harsh cleaners, especially on monitor screens.
  • Use Windows Explorer (or other such tools) to remove programs by deleting files and folders.
  • Shut down your computer by pushing the power button.
  • Edit the Registry yourself unless you’re 100% sure that you know what you’re doing.