Things To Always Remember When Using Windows OS

It is hard to imagine our lives without computers. For most of us, the days are few and far between when we do not use our computers to pay bills, play games, surf the internet, or a plethora of other activities, and that is just on our own time. Most people need computers to get their professional work done as well. Since computers are such an integral part of our lives, it is crucial that we take care of them by having them properly maintained.

We believe by now whoever is reading this knows how to protect himself from viruses and ransomware, and how to follow internet safety tips, but what about protecting the computer itself? If you are in business computer is probably the single most important piece of equipment in your business. When it's not working properly, your entire business slows, employee productivity dips, customers aren't served--or aren't served properly--and partners get frustrated. If you're ignoring your computer's tips and upkeep, you could find yourself in trouble someday

While I can't promise that these tips will keep your computer from ever having problems, but it will at least help prevent them, and make recovery easier when they do occur. Below are what I think any Windows user must keep in mind while using Windows OS.

System Restore Point

System Restore is a very old Windows system recovery tool that you'll want to know how to use when your Windows computer or device starts to malfunction. It can save you from a lot of trouble by reverting your computer to a working state, in just a couple of minutes. In this guide we will explain what System Restore is, why it is useful, how to access it and how to create a system restore point by yourself, so that you can use it when the going gets tough. There's plenty of ground to cover so let's get started

System Restore is a system recovery tool that allows you to reverse the changes that were made to your Windows operating system. It works like an Undo button but for changes that were made to system files and settings like drivers, registry keys, installed apps and so on. System Restore does not backup and restore documents, pictures and other personal files on your system. If you want to make a backup of your important files, you should use File History or a cloud storage Image like OneDrive or Dropbox.

On older versions of Windows, like Windows 7, System Restore is turned on by default. However, on newer operating systems like Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, this is not always the case and you should make sure that it is turned on and working.

Whenthis feature is enabled, it makes periodic snapshots of your system drive (usually once a week) or each time you make any significant changes to the system such as the installation of a new driver or software. These snapshots are called restore points. You can also create restore points manually, when you consider necessary.

If you encounter issues with Windows, you can easily revert back to any of the existing restore points and continue to use Windows as if the recent system changes had never happened. So it’s advisable to first do a create a system restore point before installing any software to your computer.

System Repair Disc and System Image Backups

That can be a huge problem if a bad update happens to break your Windows installation in some way. There are a couple of work-arounds that will give you a little more control over the Windows Update process, but those work-arounds can cause issues of their own for non-technical users. Therefore, I don’t really recommend them.

As you can see, it’s more important than ever to create a System Repair Disc and frequent System Image Backups in Windows 10 so you’ll be able to quickly and easily restore your Windows installation if a bad update causes a problem.

Of course it pays to always have a recent backup on hand anyway. After all, you never know when your hard drive might go belly-up or ransomware will encrypt (i.e. effectively destroy) all the files on your hard drive.

Updates (if available)

WindowsUpdates are periodic updates that are released by Microsoft for the purpose on installing on your operating system. When an operating system is installed, it frequently checks for critical and minor updates which is essential for making the operating system secure and function properly. Even though people off it because it sucks data but sometime it rather be enable than to take off due to reasons I said above.

It is safe to allow windows update to get installed automatically. In the past, windows update did have a reputation of creating problems after installing. But Microsoft did learn from their mistakes. In recent times there are not much cases of windows update creating major issues.

If you are still not comfortable with installing windows update automatically, you can change the windows update settings to Notify before Installing. This will allow you to check the available updates before installing.

Asecurity software alone cannot protect your computer from malicious software’s and hackers. Security holes are usually present in every software, including the operating system and other applications in a computer. A hacker or malware programmer use these security loopholes to gain entrance into the computer and steal information. There are white hat hackers and security analysts around the globe who are constantly involved in reporting these threats to Microsoft. Microsoft even pays a bounty for reporting these threats.

Scan often

One of the most common reasons for failures or problems in computers is the lack of antivirus software, or expired antivirus software. It is an issue which is often overlooked and has dire consequences for the unfortunate computer owner.

Not having antivirus on a computer is like inviting a criminal into the home or having an uninvited guest! They then cause havoc or steal from the owner. Today's internet has provided many ways for virus attacks and there are thousands of threats. To be safe from these it is vital to guard the computer and have it protected at all times. The Importance of Antivirus Software cannot be underestimated.

Of course it’s, but what if, if you are a geek who don’t trust Antivirus or having no business to do with Antivirus since you know what you’re doing around the net. Then learn to do the above mention tips is most, if its true you mean safe when using computer.

Data Backup

The most common reason for using Cloud drive is to upload or synchronize your local data to the cloud. This will give you one extra copy of your documents, pictures and videos, which you could use if your computer breaks. Remember the 3-2-1 rules: have 3 copies of your important files, 2 in different media, 1 in another site. For instance, you could have one copy of your files on your PC, one copy in an external drive and one copy in cloud Drive like MediaFire, Google Drive or OneDrive.

When backing up your data always remember to encrypt your data because encryption scrambles the contents of files so only the person with the correct encryption key can decode it. If someone does manage to access your computer and the files are not encrypted, they can easily be read. Some USB drives automatically encrypt files during backups, and there are many encryption services and software available.

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