Making backups is easy. Windows gives you the option to back up your hard drive whenever external media with sufficient capacity are inserted into your computer, i.e.
Figure 22: Backing up a drive
You can check on the progress of your backup, or restore the system to a previously backed-up state, by going to the "Backup and Restore" option in the Control Panel.
Figure 23: Backup and Restore
Routine system maintenance, at least in our component of 2016's course, involved the following procedures:
Additionally, it was advisable to check for illicit or objectionable media like pornography and offensive or inappropriate memes. Such incidents were reported to the staff on discovery.
Finally, please consider taking a look at this problem-solving flow chart, which uses an algorithmic logic flow to diagnose and fix common computer hardware problems.
Figure 24: Hardware diagnostics flow chart