Microsoft Windows Computer Tips

Never use your laptop on a bed or a cushion or the carpet or indeed your lap

(blocking ventilation grills underneath can damage your hard drive as heat has nowhere to go)

Never turn off your windows laptop or desktop using the physical power button

This can damage your hard drive and make matters worse

Never move your laptop whilst its plugged in or you can damage the charging port

Tension of the power jack, might break the socket inside ( and its not always fixable)

Never touch the inside of your Desktop PC , without a grounding band and anti static mat:

Your fingers can damage delicate computer parts

Desktop Computers should be protected with an anti-surge protection plug. ( around £15 from many shops)

This stops spike of electricity damaging components inside your machine

Always do regular back ups of your files to a memory stick or external hard drive or the cloud

Back up drives can fail, so always do a back up of a back up

Do you use a computer still running Windows 7 or Windows 8 ?

Microsoft stopped support for Windows 7 in January 2020 – Support for 8 stopped in Jan 2023 Speak to me about possible upgrade options

Keep your Windows and Anti Virus Software up to date

Otherwise you could get hacked and don’t rely on free ones to protect you