10 Most Common Mistakes Users make about Computers
These are based on personal experience of working with thousands of computer problems over 15 years.
All Microsoft OS computers that interact with the Internet need regular professional maintenance depending on the precise interaction. There are hidden temp folders than need to be cleaned and browser settings as well as other OS settings that need to be checked to keep your PC running smooth. If your PC is slowing down it is being stressed and is more likely to make errors which will only cause more problems. Oh yes, your pc email program needs maintenance also. At least “Empty the Trash Can!”
5...If I load 15 or 20 games on my PC and don't like them I can just remove them and everything will be back to normal.
One should be very critical and selective when loading software applications on a Microsoft Computer. Program installations make numerous changes to the secret “registry” that can not be reversed. Once your registry has been edited so many times your PC will not run as efficient without a costly complete reformat. And NO there is not any program that cleans and corrects the registry perfectly. One of the worse cases we have seen was a PC with no other problems except every year the owner removed and Installed a different ant-virus program for several years. What a mess. Pick a very good antivirus (We recommend Trend Micro) program and stick with it. Try not to change no more than once or twice over the life of the pc.
The average depreciation of a Windows OS pc (less than a Mac) is around $250.00-$275.00 a year. $400-$500 computers are slow, need a lot of maintenance and last 1-2 years. $900-$1000 computers are faster and last 405 years with less trouble. The cost of transferring your data is not considered here.
Your drivers never need updated except rare situations. Driver issues are not common. Any update should be performed manually direct from the manufacturer. These “Free” programs are offered to sneak malware and other junk into your computer.
I here way too many nightmare stories from customers who bought what the salesman recommended and are now in trouble. We will be offering advice on this here.
I personally rank all Anti-Virus programs on a scale of 5-10 where 0 is no security and the worst security about a 5. The best is about a 9. You are 90% protected with the best security (Trend Micro). Don’t get foolish and think you are not venerable to new attacks!
False.. New Operating Systems from Microsoft always have problems. Your computer was designed for the operating system that came on it, don’t change it.
BONUS: If I get a virus on my PC I can then download anti-virus and/or run system restore to fix it!
Most All virus’ in the last 10 years plant a copy of themselves in the system restore files so system restore will not remove them. Anti-virus programs are a preventive action not a repair tool.