Defragmentation (or “defragging”) is a process that can be run from Windows to optimize your hardware drive. As your computer creates, deletes, and changes files, chunks of those files may get stored in different places. When the computer needs to read those files it then needs to do more work to retrieve them. By running a defragmentation program you will ensure that your files are stored in an optimized fashion to speed up using them in the future.

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Crash Course: Home PC Maintenance

Starting this spring I will be teaching a four-hour crash course on home PC maintenace at SUN Area Career & Technology Center. Because of the length of the course and the unavailability of a good, no-nonsense text on the subject, I’ll be creating the course materials myself and making them available for free online.

The main goal of this course is to teach home PC maintainence from a proactive perspective.  Users will learn safe computer use habits and how to utilize the tools they already have at their disposal to keep their computers running eficiently including defragmentation, firewalls, antivirus, and spyware scanners.

To sign up, please visit SUN Tech’s Adult Ed Schedule. Check back for free course materials, and we’ll see you in the spring!