1. Clean the inside of the desktop and make sure all the fans are able to run.
  2. When using a laptop make sure it runs on a clean table top and not on carpet. If left running on a carpet it can create overheating problems.
  3. Always check what you install before you hit the next button. Certain programs like to leave boxes checked to install unnecessary programs to your browser or computer.
  4. Periodically run a disk clean on your PC to free up space
  5. Optimally keep mechanical hard drives under 70% full.
  6. Periodically backup data when there is no problems with your PC.
  7. Keep copies important personal files for example photos, document, etc. in several different places.