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Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Business Laptop

The way that you use your device after you purchase it will determine how good or bad the condition of it will be regardless of where you bought it. However, this does not mean that you should be careless about buying it either. Often there are many mistakes that we make sometimes because we are simply too lazy that can cost us our devices. Here are some of the biggest mistakes that can completely ruin your laptop.

Buying or Repairing At an Unreliable Store

It does not matter whether you are buying your device or simply taking it in for routine maintenance, you should always only go to a reliable place. If not, you will risk the chance that your device could get corrupted even more. For example, if you do not take the device to a reliable service centre, how can you guarantee that it will be well looked after and that your privacy will not be breached? You may wonder, do computer repair shops look at your files? The answer is maybe. There is no way of knowing for certain but if you take your device to a reliable place, you know that at least they will have the right professionalism and ethics. However, try to not leave any overly-sensitive data on your device when you give it in for maintenance. Also when you buy the device initially, if you go to a reputed vendor the chances are that they will offer you a warranty and also free of charge service for a certain period of time. This will save you a lot of costs and unnecessary risks.

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Not Installing Updates

Updates are to be installed for a reason. They will ensure a smoother and more efficient device. This is why your device will always remind you of pending system updates and ask you to restart your laptop. Most of the time, we tend to put this off for days and weeks and simply click on remind me later because it is too much trouble to let the device update. Imagine what would happen to you if you had no food, water or any access to clean clothing etc. for a long period of time. This is what happens to your device when you deny it of all the system updates that it needs. If you need your device to operate optimally and have as few issues as possible, always update on time.

Installing Software That Is Not Safe

When you visit sites you will be asked to install this plug-in and that add-on. This is why you should always have an anti-virus installed so that you can block these software installing requests. Even if that is not the case, you should never install anything without double checking like a game software or a USB drive that you are not sure of. Check the SG drive first and if your device suggests that your format it, do so because it may have harmful viruses. When you install games via DVDs and the like, always buy from reliable vendors and do not randomly install items that you are not sure of