So it occurred to me this morning a millisecond after asking the following question to my 19 year old stepdaughter who is back home during summer break from college "When would you like me to work on your laptop to fix it up and make it work better and remove all the harmful things from it?", that her answer was probably no different from over 99% of the people in this country. I will save you the suspense and let you know that this was her exact response. "I don't think it's broken". OH MY GOODNESS! No wonder why mechanics love to deal with people who don't maintain their cars. It makes them a fortune!
If that's the case, why ever change your oil until your engine ceases? Why change your tires until you get a flat tire? Why change your bed sheets until such point when you see stains or it smells? Why have your boiler in your basement cleaned until your heat stops working? Shall I continue with examples or do you get the drill?
Suffice it to say, that with 100% certainty, the computer you are reading this blog with right now is not running at 100% optimal levels. Everyday that you surf the web, install programs, run programs and do work on your computer, it is being adjusted and manipulated adversely and requires maintenance. The question at hand is, "How much pain can you handle both time-wise and money-wise to fix it when it gets really bad?" The more you wait, the more pain you will have to endure in both respects.
Don't kid yourself. Your computer is "broken". It's just a matter of to what degree at any particular time.