Just as humans can not do without body maintenance so it is to our computer system.
Computers need regular maintenance after the sale,also they need much like an
automobile or household appliances. However, the cost of paying a professional
technician to clean and update the software and hardware on a PC is too much
for many consumers and business customers to justify. For years, many
companies have contracted with local and virtual technical support services
that provided computer maintenance as a value-added service for the business.
In 2012, many computer owners are looking for ways to do regular system
maintenance on their own, to not only reduce costs, but also maybe learn
something in the process.
Operating system developers and PC manufacturers are responding to
consumer and business customer demand to have more self-sufficiency in
terms of computer maintenance. For example, Microsoft’s operating systems
are on many desktop and laptop computers, worldwide. The company’s latest OS
release, Windows 7, includes a feature called Action Center, which gives PC
owners greater control over system maintenance. This feature works real-time,
monitoring for system and security problems known to create headaches for
users, if no one takes action to reverse or rectify the problem, such as regularly
defragmenting the hard drive to maintain system performance.
The overall trend for computer maintenance in 2012, and beyond, is to help
users help themselves, instead of having to rely on third-party support services.
Many operating system developers are beginning to take greater responsibility
for the products they offer, making sure consumers and business customers get
proper service and support, even after the sale.