Increase Computer Performance
Just like mowing the lawn or changing the oil in your car, computer devices also need to be maintained so that the user does not experience poor performance.
Computer Maintenance Services
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Computer Maintenance Basics
What is computer maintenance?
Computer Maintenance is the practice of keeping a computer’s performance at an optimum level, otherwise referred to as a good state of repair. The term encompasses all of the tasks necessary to bring the performance of a computer to a satisfactory level. Sometimes people refer to it as computer support or just know that they need computer help and support, instead of referring to it as maintenance. All of these terms may seem confusing at times, just know that our computer doctors can fix your computer.
How is computer maintenance carried out?
Any action taken to maintain a computer’s optimal level of performance are considered computer maintenance services. Maintenance often consists of:
- running a virus and malware scan
- updating software
- removing temporary or unnecessary files
- removing unnecessary and problematic programs
- re-installing programs or drivers
- upgrading software and hardware
All in effort to allow computer programs and applications to function alongside each other in an efficient manner. Consequently, the introduction of, or updates to, a program you use can cause other programs or your operating system to function at a lower than optimal level of performance. Understanding how computer programs and applications interact with one another is crucial to the successful performance of maintenance activities.
Should I clean my computer regularly?
Cleaning a computer on a consistent basis is vital to the overall performance of a computer. Cleaning is the act of removing temporary files which are taking up space on the hard drive. A lack of cleaning can lead to a build up of temporary files and possibly a slow computer. Unbeknownst to some, a computer used to surf the internet gathers temporary internet files, which accumulate unless they are removed. These temporary internet files can be removed using a variety of software programs which are easy to use.
What is a computer assessment?
A computer assessment is the evaluation or estimation of the nature, quality and ability of a computer. In other words, it looks into the performance of a computer. The term implies that the person carrying out the assessment produces a summary of results or findings. It is often the first of multiple computer services we provide when entering a job site or troubleshooting a computer problem.
Will we conduct an assessment?
If your computer is not functioning at it’s normal speed or something doesn’t seem right, you are likely correct. 1CS can perform the above listed maintenance operations on your behalf before you give up on your computer. Prior to performing maintenance operations, our computer technician will ask about the symptoms you are experiencing and perform an assessment of your computer.
Just need Computer Help?
Not sure what the issue is? Need to get your laptop or desktop functioning like it used to? One of our computer technicians would happy to diagnose the issue and treat the symptoms your computer is facing. We can also show you how to take care of your computer by regularly carrying our certain tasks which will maintain speed, space and functionality.
How is a Computer Assessment carried out?
An Assessment will likely look at the following:
specific issues experienced by the user
the presence of a virus or other malware
software which requires updates
the size of temporary or unnecessary files
unnecessary and problematic programs
necessary programs or drivers causing issues
software and hardware which require an upgrade
other aspects of a computer
Assessing computer performance
Diagnosing issues is the first step of most any computer related support and that is especially true for computer maintenance services. An important part of that is speaking with the user to understand what they are experiencing.
Assessment vs Maintenance
An assessment often implies maintenance. However, a computer assessment is different from computer maintenance services. A computer assessment attempts to determine factors which could or are lowering the intended performance of a computer. Maintenance is the act of resolving the factors which could or are lowering the intended performance of a computer. First comes the assessment, then comes the maintenance.
We can assess your computer
One does not need to be experiencing computer problems to have their computer assessed. Computer assessments can be a preventative measure which protects against the slow degradation of computer performance. Often, people wait and have a computer assessed when things aren’t working right. In any event, 1CS would be pleased to assess your computer. We can perform computer repairs and maintenance including PC maintenance and MAC maintenance.
Assessing a computer regularly
When a computer slows down or has a specific issue, it is time to get an assessment. Once the assessment is complete, the technician will have a good idea as to required maintenance and the likely effectiveness of such computer services. It is possible that maintenance could increase the performance of a computer or resolve an issue, but that won’t be known until the maintenance is carried out. Assessing a computer regularly helps to ensure an optimal level of performance. Our computer technician’s know what to look for.
1CS knows how to evaluate a computer
1CS is primarily a PC support company comprised computer geeks who provide on site technical support and remote PC service. We support MAC devices in a limited capacity. We are sort of like a mobile PC repair shop, we come to you in person or over the internet. Computer maintenance is part of our computer IT support services which we offer to individuals and business across the GTA with a focus in Etobicoke, Scarborough, downtown Toronto and Concord. It represents a significant portion of the residential IT services we provide on a weekly basis.
Do you have a slow computer?
What is a slow computer?
A Slow Computer is a computer which is functioning below it’s intended level of performance. Where it’s speed and functionality have become lessened, usually due to common factors. Factors such as the data, programs and capability of the processor, hard drive and memory. Our computer services can assess and treat a slow computer.
Why is my computer slow?
A computer becomes slow when it runs out of capability. If a computer has more data and programs than it has the capacity to handle, the computer will slow down. Capability of a processor, hard drive and memory are crucial to the optimal performance of a computer. One must not exceed the capacity of these elements for a computer to function effectively.
When to call for computer help?
After completing the above process, the computer is still unacceptably slow, consider calling a Computer Service like 1CS. We can assess the capability of things like the computer processor, hard drive and memory to ascertain if the slow computer can be fixed through software settings or if new hardware is required. In some cases, it may make sense to simply buy a new computer.
Who to call for computer maintenance?
A 1CS computer technician can assess, and bring remedies to, the speed and functionality of a computer. Our computer doctors can carry out the above steps and report the results. Alternatively, if the above steps have already been taken without the desired result, our staff can provide additional solutions or necessary hardware. In any event, a 1CS computer nerd can resolve the issue. If you would like some assistance with a Slow Computer, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
How to treat a Slow Computer
Once a determination has been made that a computer is operating below it’s intended level of performance, the following steps can be taken:
- Remove all temporary internet files and other temporary files
- Remove programs which are known to weaken a computer’s performance
- Pay attention to any anti-virus programs as they often slow a computer down
- Review all programs and remove those which are unnecessary
- Delete unnecessary, duplicate or extremely large files
- Remove desired programs but not programs which the computer needs to function
After completing each step, test the performance of the computer. If the performance has returned to normal, there may be little need to take further steps. If the performance has not returned to an acceptable level, continue on to the next step and repeat this process until it has resulted in the computer returning to an acceptable level of performance.