In some cases, common PC issues can be easily resolved but there are times when we do need to get the experts involved. In previous blogs we talk about prevention being key, however, sometimes the issues can crop up and then we need to fight the IT problem fires. From virus infections, slow computers, browser issues to printer issues we have some tips listed below on how to resolve these problems but if you need further help we are here to use our IT superpowers to get you back on track.
- Uninstall unused programmes
New PCs have a lot of programmes already loaded that are not needed whilst older PCs or devices generally accumulate a lot of programmes over time and these programmes often run in the background without you knowing as you can’t see them. To fix this you can remove unused programmes by following these steps but be careful not to uninstall important ones.
- Click ‘Start’
- Click ‘Control Panel’
- Click ‘Programmes’ or ‘Programmes and Features’
- Look through the list and uninstall any unused programmes.
- Run a disk clean up
Clean the whole system to look for any unnecessarily large files. To fix this you can do a disk clean up by following these steps.
- Click ‘Start’
- Click ‘All Programmes’
- Click ‘Accessories’
- Click ‘System Tools’
- Click ‘Desk Cleanup’
- Hardware updates
Ram can greatly increase processing speed for less hassle and time while a hard drive uses faster speeds to access data and files that you have on your computer. To fix this you can do a system scan and know if you need to update your hardware.
- Open a web browser
- Use a system scanner – for example: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/systemscanner
- Talk to Global ITN about pricing for a hard drive upgrade
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