Some Common Computer & Laptop Mistakes That Every User Do

Cut files

It is the habit of most people to put any file in another drive, Ctrl + X / Ctrl + V? use that is, we cut the file and paste it in another place, but this method of transferring the file is wrong, due to which a lot of our data can be in danger, for example, if we cut a file and paste it in another place. And at the same time our computer shuts down or if an error occurs, then all our cut data goes away.

So always use (Command)Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V

Auto brightness

In every laptop and computer have auto brightness is on, it keeps on changing the brightness according to it, it uses more instead of saving the battery of our laptop, so we should always keep it off so that our laptop can last longer.

Using old operating system

Even today old operating systems are used in many areas which can cause a lot of trouble for us.

We all know small businesses try to squeeze the last ounce of utility out of everything they buy. But a recent report indicating most small businesses are running Windows versions more than 10 years old was still a bit shocking.

If you are a small business running an older version of Windows such as Windows 7 or earlier, it’s time to upgrade because you’re risking the security and viability of your business.

Yes, we can relate to those old adages “it’s cheaper to keep her,” and “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” But if you knew that clinging to your old operating system could hinder operational efficiency, cause you to lose potential customers and lead to cyberattacks, would it be worth it?

If you have an older OS, you’ve probably noticed your computers slowing down considerably. This is often because they simply can’t handle the modern applications you’re trying to use or the data loads dumping into them as you try to do more things online. It can be a real efficiency killer. In fact, 72 percent of workers say outdated technology harms productivity.

Top 5 Risks of Using Outdated OS 

  1. Crashes and System Downtime
  2. Increased Costs
  3. Decreased Productivity 
  4. Security Holes 
  5. Legal and Regulatory Compliance Risks

What should you do?

Keep your machines (whether it’s servers, PCs, phones, etc) up to date. No, we don’t mean go out and updated to the latest operating system as soon as it comes out

Turning off the computer improperly

With more users learning on Smartphones and Tablets before learning the computer, not all new users are familiar with the proper method to shut down (turn off) a computer. When you are done with a computer and want to turn it off make sure to save any work, close open programs, and shut down the computer properly.

Not taking the easy route

For most computers (as well as smartphones and tablets), if you’re having problems, you’ll be able to resolve them simply by restarting the machine, according to the tech consultants at Outsourced. In fact, adds Boissonneault, not rebooting may only make the situation worse.