Computer Preventive Maintenance Checklist Template


Preventive maintenance is essential for ensuring the reliability, performance, and longevity of computer systems.

This template provides a structured framework for performing routine preventive maintenance tasks on both hardware and software components of your computer.

Computer Preventive Maintenance Checklist Template

General Information:

[  ] Computer Name/Identifier: __________

[  ] Responsible Person: __________

[  ] Maintenance Schedule: __________

Hardware Preventive Maintenance:

Physical Inspection:

  [  ] Inspect for physical damage, loose cables, or components.

  [  ] Clean the computer, keyboard, and peripherals.

  [  ] Check for overheating and proper ventilation.

Internal Cleaning:

  [  ] Remove dust and debris from inside using compressed air.

  [  ] Ensure fans are clean and functioning.

Hardware Upgrades:

  [  ] Regularly assess the need for hardware upgrades (e.g., RAM, hard drive).

  [  ] Plan and schedule upgrades as necessary.

Peripheral Devices:

  [  ] Inspect and clean peripheral devices (e.g., mouse, keyboard, printer).

  [  ] Check cable connections.

Software Preventive Maintenance:

Operating System Updates:

  [  ] Set up automatic OS updates if available.

Antivirus Software:

  [  ] Ensure antivirus software is up-to-date.

  [  ] Schedule regular full system scans.

Software Updates:

  [  ] Update and patch all software applications.

  [  ] Remove unused or unnecessary software.

Data Backup:

  [  ] Regularly back up important data to an external source.

  [  ] Verify the integrity of backups.

Disk Cleanup:

  [  ] Perform disk cleanup to remove temporary files and optimize storage.

Security Settings:

  [  ] Review and update security settings and passwords.

File Organization:

  [  ] Organize files and folders for efficient data retrieval.

  [  ] Archive old or unused files.

Performance Testing:

System Performance:

  [  ] Periodically run system performance tests or diagnostics.

  [  ] Address any identified performance issues.

Internet Connection:

  [  ] Test internet speed and connection stability.

  [  ] Address connectivity problems if any.

Backup and Recovery:

Data Recovery Plan:

  [  ] Maintain a data recovery plan.

  [  ] Test data recovery procedures to ensure effectiveness.

Security Checks:


  [  ] Confirm that the firewall is active and properly configured.

  [  ] Regularly review firewall logs for unusual activity.

Security Software:

  [  ] Verify that security software (e.g., firewall, intrusion detection) is functioning.

  [  ] Monitor for security alerts and threats.


Maintenance Records:

  [  ] Maintain detailed records of all preventive maintenance activities.


[  ] Responsible Person: __________   Date: __________


Regular preventive maintenance, as outlined in this checklist, is essential for the continued health and performance of your computer systems.

It helps prevent issues, ensures optimal performance, and extends the lifespan of your hardware and software components.

Keeping meticulous maintenance records also aids in tracking and managing your computer assets effectively.

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