I am wanting to know how old my pc is?, how long it's life expectancy is, there abouts & are there any ways i can increase it's life expectancy? I use it each day & always keep it on standby unless it's for longer than an hour, when i'd then shutdown!
Do i need to have it serviced regularly? & how do i find out if anything within the machine is on it's way out?!
I ask these questions, as i need it each day for my job & the sh*t would hit the fan if it broke down out of the blue!
If it's critical for your job, get an external hard drive and something like Acronis True Image, and get into the habit of doing a daily backup. You never know when a pc is going to go tits-up, and they have a habit of doing it at the least convenient moment.
I am assuming that the PC was pre-owned. Then it is likely that the previous owner was a business as it is now a requirement, in Law, that each piece of electrical equipment be inspected and provided with a Sticker saying that it is safe and when the next check is due.
Run this download, it will give you almost all the information that you desire, click here, there is software that includes more information, but I find their layout too fussy for easy assessment.
keef, i need to be online most days, nothing important i keep, just need to email & online!
wee eddie, i'll run the download a little later, does is check my pc over for issues like fans, drives etc going tits up?, do i just run it & then it's done & is it easy for a complete novice like me to use & understand?
I'll have a go & report back Technotiger, is the programme something i download & i run it & it creates a logfile or something! similar to hijackthis, & someone can check it out to see if all's ok! or is it a matter of me checking it out?