Maintenance or T.L.C. – Computers are machines that do need care like everything else to run properly and reliably.
Our technicians’ expertise and flair developed over years of experience and continuous learning will ensure your systems are in optimum shape.
Even as new, a computer is still not up to its best performance.
Proper setup and optimisation will ensure your new device performs at it best.
Periodical reviews and adjustments can maintain such new feeling experience, allowing you to enjoy your computing experience.
Managed services is a cost effective way to budget and achieve this.
We use routine maintenance tasks and procedures we’ve designed to make computers more reliable and improve performance. These activities also significantly improve chances of better recovery when disaster strikes.
Performing planned major maintenance at least once a year a recommended minimum. Six months interval sessions may even be better depending on conditions.
In some cases executing minor maintenance routine tasks on a weekly or monthly basis as well may be advisable.
Some activities might include:
- Physical cleaning
Dust and fluff, smoke, no matter how clean the environment collect in computers and electronic devices.
The fans and the static electricity within attract particles from the air that build-up over critical components.
This will therefore impair the efficiency of the cooling system and create overheating issues.
Overheating is a major source of system instability and potentially reduced components lifespan.
Dust and fluff build up can also become an allergy hazard.
We also clean up keyboard, mouse, modem, printer, monitor, etc, and neaten up cabling to help and reduce accidents and interference.
Ergonomics and work area layout – review, provide advice and remedy where possible. A well thought work-flow set-up can reduce potentials of injuries and help increase productivity and efficiency.
- Visual inspection
Visual checks whilst internally cleaning up the system can also show early signs of potential problems – swollen capacitors, loose screws, burnt marks etc.
- Application Software Review
Check and confirm installed software for trial or redundant programs. Remove and clean up as required.
Update and patch useful applications to the latest versions for performance and security reasons.
Check for relevant drivers updates, further contributing to general system performance and stability.
- Operating System
Fully patch and update the operating system, again for performance, stability and security.
Review and optimise startup items to make sure full system capability is available for speed, performance and stability.
- Software cleanup
Perform cleanup of left-overs from normal operation and browser temporary files and folders.
Also further conduct deeper cleaning to ensure left-over files and redundant registry entries are fully removed to reduce conflicts and improve performance.
- Hard Disk Drive Optimisation
We use special utilities to further ensure data written to the hard disk are optimised and glitches are thus minimised. This process is also extremely beneficial in improving general performance and for recovery interventions when needed.