Pick any day of the week and make that your day to perform these vital scans, updates and backups to keep your
data and photos safe, and your notebook PC secure and virus-free.
- Keep your notebook safe. Do a full virus scan and update your anti-virus software.
- Avoid disasters. Make a full file backup.
- Get the best defense against spyware and viruses. Keep your software up-to-date.
Once a month
You probably pay your bills on the same day every month. By following these simple step-by-step instructions for
performing important maintenance at the same time every month, chances are very good that your bills won’t include
one for notebook PC repair.
- Get where you’re going faster. Search for and download software and driver updates for your products.
- Perform the System Health Check. This simple automated task will let you know if you need to update any software or hardware.
- Make room for new programs and current files. Perform a disc cleanup to remove outdated files and applications.
- Defragment your hard drive, optimize your applications and delete old, unneeded files.
- Create a system restore point. If you encounter problems, you will have a saved snapshot to return to.
Once every three months
Like a lot of people, you probably review and revise your investments, file taxes or receive dividends every quarter.
Follow these simple instructions and perform these important steps every three months and you will be rewarded with
a dependable, trouble-free notebook PC.
- Make the most of the storage space on your hard drive by correctly removing old programs and unused desktop icons.
- Keep it neat. Clean your mouse, keyboard and display screen.
Once a year
Every 12 months almost everyone sees a doctor for their annual checkup. Give your notebook PC the clean bill of health
it deserves. Whether you’re a casual user or a power user, here are a few simple steps to help keep your notebook
running at peak performance.
- Casual users: Back up a year’s worth of photos and files to a CD or DVD.
- Power users: Start fresh. Back up all your files and applications on an external hard drive, then use your original
system installer discs to erase, rebuild and reinstall your operating system from scratch. Also reinstall your applications and personal data.