Technological advancements have been on the rise since the first computer was invented in 1946. Now, in 2020, over 90% of Americans own a computer or smartphone and that number continues to increase as the COVID-19 pandemic presses on. In fact, since the pandemic computer sales have skyrocketed so fast that manufacturers are having trouble keeping up. Americans are dependent on high functioning technology in a way they never have been before and computer repair and regular maintenance could not be more important.
Much like vehicles or homes, computers and other devices require regular maintenance to ensure optimal speed and functionality. Maintaining your devices also ensures a longer lifespan, ultimately saving you the cost of a brand new device in the future. Let’s take a look at some of the key components to keep your computer running.
Regular Software Updates:
Computer software and programs recommend updates regularly. This ensures that your computer is running with the most current versions and will prevent usage interruptions caused by outdated software.
More often than not you’ll notice a change in your computer’s performance and the cause is unknown. Running diagnostics on your computer will provide you with an overview of any issues found within the device as well as suggested courses of action to resolve those issues. Along with Windows diagnostic tools, like Device Performance and Health and Windows Memory Diagnostics, there are a couple of programs you can use to diagnose your device:
Backup Your Data:
With ransomware and malware attacks on the rise backing up your files is considered one of the most vital computer maintenance procedures PC users can do. Using an external and removable hard drive for regular backup will ensure that there is no loss of data in the event that your device becomes compromised.
Along with regular internal maintenance, the need for computer repairs may arise. Your memory card may need to be replaced, you may have a bent power plug, or perhaps your USB port needs to be replaced. With these types of repairs it is not advisable to attempt the repair yourself. Attempting to repair your own device could lead to more damage and a more costly repair. Instead, leave the repairs to certified technicians.
Technology Solutions of Michigan’s team of certified experts are here to provide you with the services required to keep your devices running like new. With experience in virus removal, hardware replacement, software installation and more, we are the best solution for all of your technology needs. By running regular diagnostics, backups, and software updates we can keep your devices running behind the scenes before you even notice there’s a problem. When the need presents itself we will recommend regular upgrades and performance evaluations to ensure your technology is always functioning to the fullest.
Learn more about our repair services and book an appointment today to review how Technology Solutions of Michigan can help optimize your device performance today!