N/APosted on - 05/06/2013
Hi. Can someone help me make a check sheet maintenance computer then save it in PDF file format? I want a weekly and monthly maintenance checklist to keep my computer up and running like new. Any suggestions would highly be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I need a check sheet maintenance computer
Here’s a checklist for you to help keep your computer running smoothly:
If your computer is currently in good shape, you may want to create a restore point. Just go to Start > All programs > Accessories > System tools > System restore. If you’re on Win 7 though, just go to Start > Control Panel > System > System Protection > a new window will come up, click on “Create” button to create a new restore point.
Run CCleaner (http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner) I use this as other than it’s free, it cleans up my PC pretty well since it saves you time from manually going to the Recycle Bin, Temporary Internet Files, deleting web browser cache, etc. During the installation process, at this part: I usually uncheck all except for “Automatically check for updates to CCleaner.”
Then just proceed with the installation. Once you have it installed, you simply click on Analyze > Run Cleaner > and then click Ok to confirm the deletion of the unnecessary files.
Uninstall programs you don’t need
Run disk cleanup. To access it, just go to Start > All programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup. Select the drive (applicable if you have multiple drives). It may take a while to start at first depending on how many files you got on your computer. The more files you have, the longer it may take as it will run a scan on the system for the unnecessary files you can delete. Once done with scanning you will get the window like the one below, just click Ok > then confirm by clicking Delete Files.
You can also speed up processing time if you turn off the whimsy display settings. Go to Start > Control Panel (Switch to Classic Mode) and look for the System applet > Advanced tab > Performance > Settings button > tick “Adjust for best performance” > Apply > Ok.
In Windows 7 you’ll just go to Start > Control Panel (view by Small Icons) > Performance Information and Tools > Adjust Visual Effects > tick “Adjust for best performance” > Apply > Ok.
If you already have an antivirus installed, do run a complete virus scan. If not, you can also use Malware Bytes Anti malware (http://www.malwarebytes.org/) as this is also one of the highly recommended free anti malware programs being used and is known to detect and delete tough viruses. Better to run this when you are logged in on your computer in safe mode as there are viruses that would only run in normal mode.
Lastly, run a Disk Defragmenter (almost the same, go to Start > All programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter.) Once you have it opened, click Analyze Disk and wait for it to finish, the results would show up telling you if you’ll need to run a defragment or not, if it says so, then just click Defragment Disk.
Physically, you may want to dust off/lightly vacuum the fan on your PC. A clogged/dirty fan will produce more heat on the unit and thus making the computer work harder and run slower.
I recommend to do the first three steps on a weekly basis, and then to go through all of the items on the checklist on a monthly basis. You can also find this on the attachment below as a PDF.