IT Support 101: Housekeeping your Windows laptop

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Housekeeping your Windows Laptop

This blog aims to provide an elementary and simple to understand housekeeping techniques you can do on your Windows laptop. Your laptop is slowing down, and the longer you have had it for, it always seems that it is becoming less responsive.


The real reason is, it is a machine, and just like most machines, they do require maintenance. So let us show you a handful of things you can do to refresh your computer and speed things back up. Here we go.

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Housekeeping your Windows laptop

Step One: Defrag your hard drive

Housekeeping your Windows laptop


Most laptops today still use hard drives or hard disk drives. These are disks that store data using a needle. The needle does the reading and writing. The problem is, the needle needs to find the file you need continually.


Imagine a room filled with boxes. It is more useful for boxes to contain toys next to each other and the boxes that contain books to be next to each other. This helps you find a book much much faster or a toy much faster. Rather than look through every box in the room, you only have to focus on one bunch of boxes. That is what defragmenting your hard drive does. It consolidates all the files one program uses as close to each other as possible. And it does this for many programs. So when you use that program, the needle reads data the program needs efficiently and much faster than if it were to try and find them across all of your disk drives.

IT Support 101: Housekeeping your Windows laptop | IT Block Singapore | IT Services IT Solutions ISP
Housekeeping your Windows laptop