Reboot. Reboot. Reboot . . . What was that again?
Having issues with your computer? Several things can happen to us on a daily basis, no it’s not just your Monday morning. Think back, every time you have called your IT guy, or a tech support line. What is the first question that they may ask you. . . . “Have you rebooted yet?” Face Palm! A majority of the time this will fix several issues, running too slow, no internet connection, etc. DUH. Additionally there are several other benefits to restarting to computer that you may not be aware of, so I will kindly enlighten you:
- “Programs are taking forever to open” Reboot!
Flush Ram-The computers RAM (random access memory) this memory is specifically for holding short term processes and applications in use. Restarting will flush this memory.
- “I still get pop ups for the program I thought I closed” Reboot!
Stop memory leaks– This occurs when a program doesn’t close properly. These programs all use RAM, it’s not always exact so there are things that can happen to cause a program to continue using your RAM even if the program has been closed.
- “Every time I open a certain app, it freezes!” Reboot!
Fix small errors– When the computer is turned off, it will automatically fix small errors. This is why when your computer freezes, restarting often fixes the issue.
- “My co-workers have this new feature in (insert program name here) but I don’t” Reboot!
Install updates-Updates and patches will only update once you restart your computer. In fact Microsoft has something called patch Tuesday, when they release the weekly updates. Restarting your computer allows for the most current updates to be installed.