10 Things Every Windows PC User Should Know
Think of your computer as a car. If you just drive your car around without servicing and maintaining it, it will eventually slow down, break down and perhaps even melt down. In the same way, you need to take care of your computer and the data you store on it.
You might consider yourself tech-savvy and knowledgeable in the ways of the PC, but we're sure everyone could benefit from the points listed below. Make sure to share this list with your friends and relatives, as it could save them countless hours of PC-related headaches, and it might even save you hours of solving their computer woes.
Change passwords constantly, and don't use the same password for different online accounts
There is a lot of malicious spyware on the Internet that could easily crack your passwords and get access to your personal information. To protect yourself, constantly change your online as well as your offline passwords, and make sure never to store your passwords in plain-text on your PC, or even in post-it notes by your computer monitor. In addition, never save your passwords on the web or share them with anyone. We recommend storing passwords in secure, encrypted password software like Keepass. It will make your life a lot easier.
Partition your hard disk
Remember the proverbial guy that put all his eggs in one basket? Well, let's just say it didn't end very well. It's not enough to simply install your operating system. You need to partition your hard disk as well. Ideally, the Operating System should be in one partition and your other data in another. That way, if you have to re-install the OS for whatever reason, you wont lose any data in the process.