Last week we started our blog on The Importance of Keeping Your Computer Updated, we covered the importance of keeping your operating system up-to-date along with what End of Life for Windows 7 means for your computer. As mentioned previously, it is extremely important to keep your laptop or desktop computer updated. Updating your computer ensures that is as protected, safe and functional as it can be. Neglecting to properly update your device can result in security issues and a higher risk of problems. Today, we’re covering the importance of keeping your programs/apps and drivers up-to-date. If you need assistance keeping your computer up-to-date or have any questions about updating your device, contact Chipheads Computer Repair in Richfield, Minnesota. We are always happy to help and can provide a free quote for any of your Richfield computer repair needs.

Third-Party Apps 

Did you know that certain programs and applications you install and use on your computer can also put your device at risk? Throughout time, most programs receive updates, fixing bugs and security issues that may exist. If you fail to keep your programs/apps updated, you could put yourself at risk. Most programs will prompt you to download/install updates as they come out. Others may require you to manually check.

Drivers 

While most driver updates are more for functionality than security, it is still essential to keep them updated if you want to computer to function as best as possible. In older versions of Windows, drivers were typically updated through the Device Manager, however, with Windows 10, drivers tend to update along with your other updates. For those using Apple devices, your drivers should update with any operating system updates you receive.

Contact Chipheads Computer Repair in Richfield, Minnesota Today

Think you may need a Richfield computer repair shop to help you update your device? Contact Chipheads Computer Repair today, we’re always happy to help and can get you added to our schedule for an appointment.