A Dell laptop PC can work with many operating systems. The majority comes from Microsoft and Microsoft Windows XP is one the most used operating systems. In fact, Windows XP and Windows Vista. The new operating system Windows 7 is provided for only a few of Dell computers. Maybe in the future, this will be the number one operating system and the most used, but not for now.
In order to have a performant Dell laptop PC for many years and a great operating system like XP or Vista, you have to take care of your Dell computer. Personal computers are sensitive devices. It is obvious that you shouldn’t leave your computer in the rain, expose it to enormous heat or play soccer with it. Yet water and other liquids, such as coffee or ornage juice, may lead to a short circuit.
A glass of orange juice tipped over the keyboard makes all the keys sticky. If such a mishap has happened, switch off the computer immediately and remove the liquid straight away with absorbent fabric. Rinse with distilled water if necessary.
Put on an earthing bracelet when opening the case or discharge yourself by touching the power supply. This, of course, holds if you want to insert memory chips, for example. Avoid touching the connections and pins as far as possible. Shocks of all kinds are dangerous for the read/write heads and the data media of hard disk drives. If you want to ship your computer, use the head parking of your hard disk drive. Today, all hard drives have an autopark function, where the heads are automatically moved to a safe parking location.
Many users don’t pay attention to an important point – data backup. This may have disastrous consequences. Like all other preventive actions, data backup is tiresome, and the catastrophe may possibly never happen. As a private computer user usually it is only private data, computer games or some smaller programs that are lost, but bigger engineers’ offices and legal chambers, for example, are controlled more and more by the computers and the information they store.
A complete loss may lead directly to ruin, or at least several months of data recovery. For small amounts of information, external hard drives are adequate, but large amounts of data should be managed centrally and periodically backed up by a powerfull backup system, such as a streamer with appropriate software.
Attention should also be given to some rare dangers such as fire. All the backup copies in the office are of no value if they burn along with the original data, or if they are destroyed by water damage. Therefore, important information should not only be backed up regularly, but also stored in another safe place.11