I know I have a paper I wrote in here somewhere called "Best Practises" w/ heaps of good stuff to follow.
Just thought I mention/remind that there are 3 basic things do to, @ least daily, that are suggested as minimum household chores:
1. Internet Options - Delete & Delete
3. Disc Clean 'on steroids'
Helps keep the machine humming along nicely.
And things like Windows Updates & MSE or WD happen, by default, @ night BUT, only if the machine is ON or Asleep. You may be screwing yourself if you keep shutting the machine off all the time.