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Christine Ferguson

Christine Ferguson

Christine Ferguson is the Vice President and Co-Owner of Ferguson Computers in Bullitt County, KY. She helps small business owners with website design, search engine optimization (SEO), and email hosting.

Does Your Computer Need A Tune-up?

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So you’ve had your computer for a while and one day you notice it isn’t running as well as it used to.

Perhaps your programs are opening slowly or the operating system is taking longer to start up. What in the heck is going on?

Computer Maintenance is Necessary

Did you know that computers need tune-ups to run efficiently?

Over time your system can get bogged down with unnecessary files and/or programs, which affects its performance.

Software updates are regularly released and if they are not implemented then the outdated system can slow down because it is not properly optimized.

A computer’s performance can also be affected by unnecessary start-up processes and operating-system configurations.

How Do I Maintain My Computer?

Make sure that your computer is configured to install operating system updates automatically so you don’t even have to think about it. You can read more about keeping your computer up-to-date here.

If you notice that your software, such as Adobe Acrobat or Google Chrome, needs an update, be sure to install it!

Additionally, try to get in the habit of shutting your machine down each night. This will not only prompt many computers to install updates, it will also flush your machine’s memory and help keep it running smoothly.

Can I Have Somebody Tune-up My Computer For Me?

If you want to be sure that your computer is running as smoothly as it can, bring it by our shop for a tune-up. You’ll be amazed at the difference in your computer’s performance when it is well maintained!

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