The temperatures are beginning to rise as Spring quickly approaches. People are starting to open their windows to air out the stuffiness and cleaning out the bulk of winter. It’s just about spring cleaning time! Great Plains Communications wants to remind you that it isn’t just your home or yard that could use some spring cleaning, but your electronics as well.
Has your documents folder become the junk drawer of your computer? You don’t notice until your once fleeting load time has become more of a bathroom break between tasks. We have some specific steps and programs to consider when starting the process of spring cleaning your computer or tablet.
- Erase Unwanted Files
Get rid of those research papers from college, articles you were meaning to read a year ago, and any pictures you could keep on a USB flash drive. By deleting files, you clear up storage space, making it easier and faster for your computer to find information. For Windows users, CCleaner is a free app that could speed up the process. Clink on the link to find out more information, but be sure to read through the entire process, as the program does much more than just delete files.
- Update Software
By not keeping your software up-to-date, you aren’t allowing it to be the best version of itself. Skipping multiple updates will cause your loading times to increase rapidly. Make sure to keep not only your software updated, but also your virus protection. For computers with built-in virus protection, sit back and relax while your software update does all the work for you.
- Defrag Hard Drive
Defragmentation is simply speeding up read times on the hard drive, by moving sequential data physically close together so that it doesn’t have to search the entire drive to find specific data. One way to do this is with Great Plains Communications’ Tech Home. With Tech Home, you are provided with world-class security for all devices, home and on the go, while also having access to 24/7 “Live” tech support. If you would like to find more information on the Tech Home services, go to https://www.gpcom.com/residential/internet/tech-home-device-protection/ or call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483.
There are multiple ways to increase performance speeds on your computer, but take the time this season to find which ways work best for you.