Preventive maintenance

The act of a regularly scheduled check of the computer hardware or software to help ensure it continues to operate properly. Below is a list of some preventive maintenance steps you can take with your computer or computer hardware.

  1. Cleaning your computer hardware.
  2. Downloading the latest drivers for your hardware.
  3. Downloading the latest updates for your computer software.
  4. Verifying you have the latest anti-virus protection updates on your computer.
  5. Running disk software utilities such as Defrag and ScanDisk on your hard drive.
  6. Deleting unused programs or other files on your computer.
  7. If you don't turn off your computer it may be good to reboot your computer every few months, unless the computer is a critical computer such as a computer server.