Maintaining your workstations not only helps keep them running at peak performance, but a consistent maintenance schedule can also prolong the life of them. Every workstation is different, however, so yours might require different methods to keep it running smoothly. We’ve compiled a list of tasks to remember to do to your computers to help keep your operations running.
Here are some simple tasks you can complete to extend the life of your computers and other equipment, and help protect them against any issues:
- Backups: Back up all your important files to either an external hard drive or cloud service.
- Malware & Viruses: Schedule regular anti-malware and ant-virus scans outside of usual working hours.
- Irrelevant Software: Remove any software on your computer that you don’t use.
- Cache & Recycling Bin: Constantly clearing your internet cache and recycling bins helps improve your storage.
- Startup: Configure which software you want to start up with your computer to save resources.
- Updates: Keep your operating system and software up to date to ensure it runs smoothly and stays secure.
- Clean Hardware: Keep your computer clean. Use a can of compressed air to clean out your keyboard and mouse as well as the inside of your computer. Ensure the fans are clear of dust.
- Computer Restart: Modern computers don’t need to be restarted all the time; they’re actually more efficient if you just put them to sleep. But, it’s good to restart them every now and again because it helps reset certain resources.
- Defragment: If your computer has a HDD, it’s a good idea to defragment it once a month to help improve load times.
- Your Wire: Keep your wires organized and free from tangles. Wires are built to be durable but can snap or weaken if not taken care of.
These are all very basic tasks that can help prolong the life of your workstation. You don’t need to perform all of them every single day, but it’s a good idea to remember to complete them as often as you can, and your equipment – and bottom line – will thank you for it.
Let us know if you have any questions or are looking for someone to help handle your workstation – we are here to help.