Help Me Keep My New PC Happy, Healthy and Safe From Harm
June 25, 2014 2:54 AM Subscribe
I've very recently (ie yesterday) got myself a brand new desktop PC! I would really like your advice on the best ways to keep it running at its best, protected from the nasty things that lurk on the internet (virii, malware, spyware etc) and set up to get the most out of our blossoming relationship... The machine runs on Windows 8.
posted by Philby to Computers & Internet (10 answers total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
Where possible I'd like to use freely available software- though I'm not averse to paying for things when it is worthwhile. The machine runs on Windows 8 (much to my chagrin so far.. I was a big fan of 7). What can you recommend?
As an extension to my question: what are some of the essential things I should be acquiring/ installing/ setting up/ configuring to make my Computing Life a joy to live? In a nutshell- what do you recommend I do to keep my new PC happy, healthy and safe from harm?
Thank you, oh you kind folk of Ask!