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National Clean Out Your Computer Day

Give your PC a fresh start! National Clean Out Your Computer Day is here, the perfect excuse for a digital detox and speed-boosting cleanup.
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February 12
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Get that spring clean feeling early this year with National Clean Out Your Computer Day on February 12! This wonderful day of digital detoxification was instituted by the Institute for Business Technology in 2000 as a reminder for us to dedicate a little time and give our overworked devices some love. Get excited because, with a cleaned up PC, your performance could rocket, files open quicker, applications run smoother and, who knows, you might even discover some long-lost digital treasures! So, get those virtual dusters ready, the digital declutter is about to begin!

History of National Clean Out Your Computer Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1946</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of the Computer</div><div class='timeline-text'>ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic computer, is completed, laying groundwork for the technologies we depend on today.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1981</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>IBM Personal Computer</div><div class='timeline-text'>IBM introduces the IBM Personal Computer, which quickly becomes the standard for home and business use.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Birth of the Internet</div><div class='timeline-text'>The World Wide Web enters public domain, transforming the way people use computers and setting the stage for a digital revolution.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1998</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Digital Clutter</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the growing use of internet and computers, digital hoarding becomes a common issue as users start to accumulate unused files and applications. </div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of the Holiday</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Institute for Business Technology institutes National Clean Out Your Computer Day on February 12, as a yearly reminder for users to clean their computers.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>Present Day</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Annual Computer Cleanup</div><div class='timeline-text'>Every February 12, computer users across the world celebrate National Clean Out Your Computer Day by decluttering and optimizing their digital devices. </div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Clean Out Your Computer Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Create new file organization</h3><p class='facts-text'>Start with cleaning and organizing your desktop files to make your workspace more manageable. Take it one folder at a time, sort through files, and delete any unnecessary duplicates. Create a systematic file organization plan for easy retrieval in future.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Update your hardware</h3><p class='facts-text'>Invest in a compressed air can to rid your hardware of dust accumulation. Pay extra attention to the keyboard, fan ducts and the computer tower. Always remember to handle electronic components with clean and grounded hands.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Uninstall unused software</h3><p class='facts-text'>Give your PC's performance a boost by uninstalling software that you no longer use. Not only will this free up disk space but it will also speed up your start-up process.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Perform system maintenance</h3><p class='facts-text'>Take advantage of built-in system maintenance tools for disk cleanup, defragmentation, and system scan for errors. It's like a mini health-checkup for your PC.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Upgrade software and reinforce cybersecurity</h3><p class='facts-text'>Ensure that your operating system, antivirus software, and applications are up-to-date. This not only improves the efficiency of your PC but also strengthens your defense against malware attacks.</p></div></div>

Why National Clean Out Your Computer Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Improves computer performance</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Clean Out Your Computer Day encourages us to give our computers a much needed cleanup, leading to noticeable improvements in speed and performance. With less clutter and unnecessary files, our computers run smoother and we become more productive.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Encourages digital organization</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Just how regular tidying can keep our physical spaces clean and manageable, this day motivates us to clean up our digital workspace by organizing files, deleting duplicates, and creating efficient systems for future retrieval. It’s a reminder of the importance of digital organization in our lives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Emphasizes on cybersecurity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On National Clean Out Your Computer Day, we are reminded to update our system, software, and applications. This not only brings in efficiency but also strengthens our computer's defense against potential online threats. It's a day to ensure that our cybersecurity is up to date, helping us keep our personal and professional data safe.</p></div></div>

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