For most people in the modern world, computers are a lifeline. They provide sources of diversion, avenues of social interaction, tools for working and so much more. When you understand how important a computer is to your daily routine, it makes sense that you would want to ensure its health and longevity. Unfortunately though, there are many computer myths circulating as to how best to accomplish this.
To avoid wasting your time and potentially damaging your system by running unnecessary procedures, educate yourself on what myths to avoid. For example, many users commonly delete their browser’s cache thinking it will speed their computer up by removing unnecessary bloat, but all they’re doing is slowing down their browser. Other users regularly waste time defragmenting their hard drive not knowing their OS is doing it for them in the background. Worse yet, other users delete the contents of their Prefetch folders to save disk space, when all they’re doing is slowing down the launch of their programs and removing data that Windows only have to take time to recreate again.
To learn about more computer myths that are wastes of time and resources, check out this article on How-To Geek. Make sure to share it with any would-be computer geeks you know as well.
Modern Windows operating systems defragment automatically.