Computer Basics/Operation and Maintenance/Cleaning and maintenance

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Cleaning and maintenance

Keeping your computer clean and well maintained will keep it working properly and reduce the need for expensive repairs. A well-maintained computer will run faster, more efficiently and crash less than one that has not been maintained.

Practicing good maintenance procedures will

  • save money - less chance of items breaking down and having to replace them,
  • save time - improved performance means less waiting time and less breaking down means more usage, and
  • protects your data by backing it up.

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  • Complete this online tutorial on Computer Safety and Maintenance This tutorial has three sections but only two are relevant to this topic. Review pages 1 - 4 related to keeping your computer physically clean. Review pages 5 - 7 about protecting your computer against viruses.