How to Clean & Repair a Computer for Free

Cleaning a computer of useless or outdated files and repairing a PC are two tasks that almost everyone will have to accomplish at some point during their computing career. Instead of paying an individual to complete these functions, you can easily perform them yourself using the tools embedded in your operating system. Either operation can be completed in a scant few minutes.

Computer Cleaning

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Click "Start" and type "Disk Cleanup" into the "Search" box. Press "Enter."

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Select the drive to be cleaned and press "OK."

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Check the box next to the file types you wish to clean.

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Press "OK" and "Delete Files" to clean the drive.

Repair computer.

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Click "Start" and type "System Restore" into the "Search" box. Press "Enter."

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Select "Use a different restore point."

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Select a date prior to the time your computer began experiencing problems.

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Click "Next" to repair your computer.