Although there is no definitive answer to the life span of desktop PC, WingSwept wants to provide you with some definite ways to increase your PCs performance and help extends its life.

Emptying Temporary Internet Files periodically will help your PC’s overall health as well. The Temporary Internet Files (or cache) folder contains Web page content that is stored on your hard disk for quick viewing. To delete the files in the Temporary Internet Files folder, follow these steps:

1. Quit Internet Explorer and quit any instances of Windows Explorer.
2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Internet Options.
3. On the General tab, click Delete Files under Temporary Internet Files.

We suggest monthly defragmenting of the hard drive. Do this by going to Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter. Make sure to have at least 15% of your hard drive as free space.

Another way to keep your PC healthy is to protect it from threats. Is your anti-virus software up-to-date? Certain viruses can not only slow down your computer, but can stop it dead in its tracks. Please let us know if WingSwept’s team can assist you with this.

Our technicians can help you with these and other issues to extend the life of your PC equipment, keeping more of your money where it belongs…in your wallet.