Cleaning my Computer

@bagarad (12300)
Paso Robles, California
May 20, 2018 5:40pm CST
When I went to bed last night my computer was barely functional. Today an Avast scan revealed that many of my drivers were out of date. So I have spent hours cleaning my computer that I had planned to spend reading or socializing online. In the process I've lost all my history with my last Chrome tabs open. I hate having to remember everything I was working on that's now closed. I always hate losing my browsing history. Now I have to plug in all my external drives again. I'm hoping my camera card reader will now work right again. It hasn't worked right in months. I always have to stop the photo imports manually with the Taskmaster. My malware program quarantined two updates I thought were important and I'm not sure how to get them out of quarantine so I can install them. They were drivers I really want. Have you cleaned up your hard drive and updated your drivers lately? I just got so tired of this crawling PC I bought the updater and cleaner that came with Avast. I'm just not smart enough to know what to delete and what to keep by myself. If you weren't cleaning your PC, what did you do today that was more fun?
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@LadyDuck (163966)
• Switzerland
21 May
I clean my hard drive about once a month, then I make a backup and I degrag.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
22 May
I wish I were as diligent.
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@LadyDuck (163966)
• Switzerland
22 May
@bagarad It is a boring thing to do, but I try not to forget.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
22 May
@LadyDuck It would be easier if I understood exactly what I and the program were doing.
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@Mavic123456 (10069)
• Thailand
21 May
updates are necessary because some programs need the "updated" version of a certain program. but actually I don't like automatic updates, because it messes up the cycle of life of my laptop.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
22 May
I like to be able to choose when to install updates. I normally have several programs open, and don't like having an update automatically restart my computer because that means the programs don't close down properly.
@Mavic123456 (10069)
• Thailand
22 May
@bagarad yeah that's true. I hate the waiting in the update... sometimes it happens when I am about to sleep. argh!!! I can't turn off my laptop but I can't just leave it too. so I have to wait.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
22 May
@Mavic123456 Disgusting, isn't it?
@allen0187 (33444)
• Philippines
21 May
Hope your get is sorted out. Nothing fun yet for me. Still at the office. Will hit the gym and do boxing training and weight training and that will be fun.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
22 May
I'm still occupied with updating things online, and it appears I won't have any fun at all today.
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@allen0187 (33444)
• Philippines
22 May
@bagarad you'll have your fun so enough.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
22 May
@allen0187 I'll let you know when I start having fun again.
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@Hannihar (38270)
4 Jun
@bagarad If I go near my computer I use a clean rag not wet to clean it with.. My technician takes good care of my computer.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
6 Jun
That's good. I wish I had a technician I could call on that I could afford.
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@Hannihar (38270)
6 Jun
@bagarad My technician helps me with all kinds of things. He is great.
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@mlgen1037 (29647)
• Manila, Philippines
22 May
Hi Barbara. I understand now why you are unable to relax. So far, I have not cleaned my laptop. Well, my idea of fun is reading or mylotting or better yet talking to my mom who is always updated with everything. hehehe
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
25 May
For sure I'd much rather have my mom back to talk to that be messing with computer problems.
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@mlgen1037 (29647)
• Manila, Philippines
25 May
@bagarad I agree with you, Barbara. I prefer that too. Computer problems can be draining.
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@sw8sincere (4681)
• Philippines
21 May
I am just writing something pertaining to work at the moment.
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
22 May
That does sound like more fun than maintenance.
@wolfgirl569 (6452)
• Marion, Ohio
20 May
Worked outside as it was not too hot today
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
22 May
Sounds like what I would have rather been doing.
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@louievill (18966)
• Philippines
20 May
I usually delete temporary internet files and empty the garbage bin using standard Microsoft disk cleaner software, I won't buy expensive software that are at times heavy on my system.
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@Freelanzer (9394)
• Canada
20 May
I do try to clean my laptop when it starts to run slow. I was out gardening for most of the day
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@bagarad (12300)
• Paso Robles, California
22 May
That reminds me. I'd better enable my malware cleaner again.
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• Preston, England
6 Jun
computer scans and cleaning can take an eternity - out doing voluntary work today - leaving shortly
@aureliah (16872)
22 May
Losing history is one of the things I hate with my devices