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9
Maintenance
It is important to perform regular maintenance to keep your computer in optimal condition. This chapter
explains how to use tools like Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup. It also provides instructions for updating
programs and drivers, steps to clean the computer, and tips for traveling with (or shipping) the computer.
Improving performance
You can improve the performance of your computer by performing regular maintenance tasks with tools such
as Disk Defragmenter and Disk Cleanup.
Using Disk Defragmenter
HP recommends using Disk Defragmenter to defragment your hard drive at least once a month.
NOTE:
It is not necessary to run Disk Defragmenter on solid-state drives.
To run Disk Defragmenter:
1.
Connect the computer to AC power.
2.
Select
Start
>
Control Panel
>
System and Security
>
Administrative Tools
, and then select
Defragment your hard drive
.
NOTE:
Windows includes the User Account Control feature to improve the security of your computer.
You may be prompted for your permission or password for tasks such as installing software, running
utilities, or changing Windows settings. Refer to Help and Support. To access Help and Support, select
Start
> All Programs
>
HP Help and Support
.
For additional information, access the Disk Defragmenter software Help.
Using Disk Cleanup
Use Disk Cleanup to search the hard drive for unnecessary
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that you can safely delete to free up disk space
and help the computer run more
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To run Disk Cleanup:
1.
Select
Start
>
Control Panel
>
System and Security
>
Administrative Tools
, and then select
Free up
disk space
.
2.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
Using HP 3D DriveGuard (select products only)
HP 3D DriveGuard protects a hard drive by parking the drive and halting data requests under either of the
following conditions:
You drop the computer.
You move the computer with the display closed while the computer is running on battery power.
A short time after the end of one of these events, HP 3D DriveGuard returns the hard drive to normal
operation.
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