Keeping your Laptop Happy!

Everyone’s laptop can have a bit of a funny five minutes, and the easiest way to fix this is with a simple restart.

Yes, the classic IT response of “turn it off and turn it on again” actually does work!

As an IT Department, we send round lots of updates to your laptops, and mostly we make the updates happen in the background, so that they don’t interfere with your work. However, a lot of these updates are triggered when you log in to your computer. So, if you haven’t restarted your laptop for a while, then you won’t get the updates.

When you do log out, you’ll be prompted to save anything that hasn’t already been saved, so you won’t lose any important work. In fact, your computer should run a lot more smoothly once it has been updated.

So, if you’re still reading this, please restart your computer now! Just go to the Apple menu in the top left hand corner of your screen, select ‘Restart’ and then log back in. Easy peasy!

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