Little Techie Things Everyone With A Computer Should Know
If you’ve got a computer, it’s time to make sure you know how to use it, and how to fix it up should anything go awry. A lot of the time it’s far simpler than you might think to get your PC out of a bootloop, or to restore some files you accidentally deleted, and you’re much more capable of being a tech guru than you realise!
So now’s the time to pick up some tips, if you feel you’re lacking in them, on keeping your computer safe, and making sure you can pinpoint and solve the little problems technology can throw our way on a daily basis. You already spend a lot of time using it, surfing the web and updating your website, or using it to write and design, or using it to game – invest a little more!
Temporary Files Slow You Down
Every time you use a piece of software on your computer, a temporary file is going to come into existence, especially if you’ve never used this software before, or you’re using it for new purposes. These files are usually deleted automatically once a process has gone through, but a lot of them do indeed get backed up onto your system. If you’ve ever closed out of a program without exiting properly, or you’re downloading things from the internet a lot, there’s a good chance your computer is being slowed by temporary file storage.
Got a Broken USB?
We’ve been using USBs for a long time now, and even the much older generation are aware of their existence. We use them in schools and colleges, we use them at work and at home, and they generally have a lot of use for us. If you’ve got files to move around, or you’ve got low storage on your PC, you’ve owned quite a few flash drives in your time.
But they can also be quite easy to damage, break, or lose. And whilst you’re on your own with trying to find your USB that you could have sworn was in your desk drawer just a moment ago, flash drive recovery is something you can read up on.
Patching Should Be a Priority
How often do you tend to put off computer or software updates? Is restarting your computer a real inconvenience to your current time on the computer, and you think to yourself that you’ll just do that later? Well, if you are this kind of person, there’s a good chance you’re letting all kinds of intrusions onto your PC.
Software gets patched for a reason, and if you’re using an outdated version of an OS, the bricks in your firewall could be damaged and easy to push through. Make updating and patching and downloading new drivers for any program or application you use a big priority.
You’ve got a computer, and you rely on technology every single day. So make sure you’re keeping your tech pieces safe by remembering things like those we’ve listed above.