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How to set up and customize your new computer

It is the most important task to set up and customize your new computer. Although all manufactures send the Operating System and default software installed on the computer but there are some other things involved which need to be configured. Setting up a new computer requires a lot of steps where you will need to assemble hardware, user accounts, personalizing PC, etc.

Here are some basic steps which will be very helpful set up and customize your new computer.

Know your machine and tools:

It is very important that you have enough knowledge related to computer.  Setting up and customizing the new PC will be a very easy task for a person who is familiar with basic computer terminologies and technology and if you are new to computer then you should first get the basic knowledge before starting the computer.

Go to some informative website which gives information related to basic computer knowledge and brief introduction to computer. You should also get knowledge about the basic computer parts.

Set up your computer:

It is necessary to choose a perfect place at your home where you are going to keep your computer. So take good amount of time before unpacking the computer box because it is very tedious task to move the computer to another place after it is set up in one place.

The location should be near to power outlet so that you can connect the computer to get the power. There should also be enough space for cabling and other devices like speakers, printers, etc.

Unpack the computer:

 

You must always go though the manufacturer’s guidelines before unpacking the computer as it can give a fair idea of the product and the content of the box. Make sure that all the components like power cord and other extensions are intact and not broken. If you find anything not up to the mark then you must talk the manufacturer and return the product within 15 days.

If everything seems to be fine then remove all the covers and plastic protective items from a Laptop or Netbook and also take out the battery cable.

If you have a desktop, then you need to remove the covering from the CPU or the main box and monitor. Take out all the cables and unpack mouse, keyboards and any extra components.

For Laptop, all you need to so if to just insert the battery cable on the power outlet and connect the other end at the Laptop connectors and swish on the Laptop. In case of desktops, you will need to place all the components on the computer table and connect all the components as well. Switch on the desktop once all the components are attached.

Install Software:

The new computer will only have operating system and some of the pre-installed software (provided by manufacturer) in it. You will need to add software on your computer as per your requirement. Software like Microsoft Office, Music players, etc needs to be installed manually by inserting the software disk in the CD/DVD drive.

Customize your computer:

 

Once you have set up the computer and installed all required software in it, you will need to customize of personalize your computer. Create a user name of your own choice and set password. Add your user id in the Administrative group so that you have access to all features.  You can also create user for your children and give them limited access to computer features. Now personalize the look and feel of the system by setting the themes and desktop images on your computer. You change some other settings like enlarge the text size and add web favorite, etc according to your choice.

How to Customize Handwriting Recognition in Windows Vista

Released in the beginning of 2007, Windows Vista is an operating system that stands behind just one other Microsoft operating system, namely, Windows 7 which was released in 2009. Windows Vista, codename Longhorn, cost Microsoft around the figure of 6 billion dollars to develop. As such, the operating system has many new and innovative technological additions as well as a more than generous dollop of essential applications which makes it a cinch to use.

One such application is handwriting recognition.  This program is included with a view to enable extreme personalization of the device and operating system. Handwriting Recognition in the Windows Vista is a multi-faceted program that allows recognition of not just a user’s way of writing but also his/her vocabulary and usage of words. This program is synthesized to understand and recognize the user input in widely used languages like English and Japanese as well as Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and even Korean. This recognition tool has undergone years of research and development and as such, displays a much higher level of accuracy as compared to the older versions of similar software.

Using ‘Flicks’

It can be used most successfully in union with a drawing tablet or a Tablet PC that is fitted with a stylus and digitizer which enables a user to write directly on its screen. Navigation through the handwriting recognition tool of Windows Vista is with the use of ‘flicks’ using the custom pen and input device option.  This option allows the user to directly use the pen on the surface of the screen to flick so as to scroll up or down.

Highly Customizable Application

The inclusion of handwriting recognition tool is to make the device more intelligent in an effort to cater to the unspoken needs of the users. It does not replace the use of the keyboard but acts as a supplementary form of information input that serves the personalization purpose of the user as well. Pen input becomes instantly recognized and thereby available to searches on the device. This technology in Windows Vista allows for the efficient and accurate conversion of a number of variant handwriting techniques into straight forward typed text. The user’s handwriting style can now be used in the tool as well as anywhere else so as to facilitate quick input of information where ever the computer device allows such converted input. Irrespective of what your handwriting looks like the handwriting recognition engine can be programmed to understand and convert said input to the typed format. This is achieved by providing users with a way to enter physical samples of letters or numbers that are written by them in a distinctive manner or indeed the entire writing style could be entered as a sample.

After many additions to the initial Inferno handwriting recognition tool, the current ritePen program used in synchronization with riteScript that works with the tool in the Windows Vista allows for much greater accuracy than earlier possible. In today’s fast paced world, most of us spend a lot of time typing which may cause stress injuries in some cases, this deals with that eventuality and just makes life simpler by a few degrees.

How to Customize the Windows Vista Desktop

If you have purchased a new system with Vista installed or if you have upgraded the XP version, then also the user wants to make certain changes and do some modifications on the system to make the Vista the way he/she likes. Every user wants to customize the desktop in the way he/she wants to make their Vista appear like. This customization of Vista can be done in various ways such as by changing the images in the background of desktop or by changing the fonts, options on the sidebar, changing the icons etc, all according to the users .This can either be done by some clicks or by going to Control Panel and change the settings from there.

Ways to customize the Windows Vista:- Below mentioned are some of the steps with which you can customize your desktop on Windows Vista.

The image on the background of the desktop can be modified. For this, first of all right click on the original background on desktop. There you will get an option of “Personalize”. After clicking on Personalize you have to select “Desktop Background”. Now you must have stored some images and photos in certain files or folders and also there are some images on the computer itself which Windows Vista automatically loads. So from the list that appears on the dropdown menu, you can select the image of your choice or can browse it to take an image from your file. After this, you have to decide about the positioning of the image such as centered or tiled or stretched and click that button. Then select “OK” and this way you can change the background image of your desktop.

The size of fonts on the desktop can be altered. This can be done by going to Control Panel from the “Start” menu. There in the search box write “Adjust font size” which will take you to the option box named “Personalization: Adjust Font Size (DPI)”. There you have to select an option “Custom DPI”. Here you have to select the percentage of the size which you want of the icon and then click “OK”. If you again want to change the size or return to normal size of icons, you can repeat the procedure.

You also have the flexibility to modify the Sidebar options. This change can be made by going to Start, then Programs. In “Programs”, select Accessories and the select “Windows Sidebar”. The Sidebar icon is there on the taskbar also. You can right click that and Open it from there. When you will click “Always on Top” this Sidebar will always be noticed even if some other program is running. After this, select “Add Gadgets” which will appear when you will right click the Sidebar and start adding gadgets to it. In order to bring a particular gadget to desktop, right click on that gadget and select “Detach from Sidebar” and to bring  it back, right-click again and choose “Attach to Sidebar.”

So besides the above ways, there are various other things with which a user can customize the desktop such as show or hide the icons on desktop, use the “Auto Arrange” or “Align to grid” option, change the wallpaper from the Internet, change the cursor, add a dock, change the visual style and many more.

How To Customize a Library in Windows 7

The Libraries feature is a powerful tool in Windows 7 that lets you organize your files that you have kept in different places in the computer. It lets you view and arrange whatever it is you have stored in your computer easily and at no hassles at all. It is a superb way of dealing with clutter in your PC that comes in the form of folders and files being arranged disorderly and access becoming an issue.

Customize to your Preferences

As such, you can customize a Library to fit your needs and preferences in your PC as you wish to make things a little bit easier for you. For instance, you can change the location from where a Library gets its items by simply adding or removing folders in the particular library. There is a feature that lets you include folders in the library or remove them if you no longer want them there. On the other hand, you can as well customize the general settings of the library to meet your preferred individual customized look and feel. Simply do this by changing the Library’s default storage location or alternatively, you can easily achieve this by changing the type of file that a Library is supposed to be handling.

Change your Library’s Default Storage Location

Windows 7 allows you to customize a library by even changing its default save location to any particular one you want. Your library’s default save is crucial is in deciding where your folders or files will be kept when you move them or whenever you copy them  or whenever you save them in the library. This simple, just open your library the specific for whose default save location you want to change and navigate to the pane of the library from where you will find “Locations” tab and simply click on it. Once you have opened the Locations tab, right click any library location that you are not using currently as your default save location n adjust click on save as default save default and you are as good as done. The moment you click, you have successfully change your library’s default location to one you prefer and it could even be a library you created that stores your favorites amongst other things.

Change the Optimized function of a Library

If you want to change the optimized function of storage for your library, it is relatively easy. First of all, each of the windows 7 libraries is made for the storage of particular type of file for instance music or pictures or videos and as such, if you make a library optimized for a particular type of file, the options available for that library will obviously be tailored for the items the library is supposed to save. This allows you to easily arrange and organize such files in the optimized library. Simply Right click on the library you want to change and optimize for a different usage and click on properties. Once you have opened properties, choose Optimize this library for list, click on the file type to be optimized and finish with OK.

How to Customize the Start Menu

The start menu of the windows 7 has a different look from the other windows start menu option. Start menu 7 is much easier and natural to use for everybody then the others.

The Windows 7 start menu items basically placed in an alphabetical order, that’s why you can easily find out any program or command by its name. You can open the start menu in any location of your PC with a single click. If you want to create, modify, and reorder the items in your start menu 7, you can do it very easily. In the start menu there is a customizable power buttons panel, with power timer feature and this feature helps you to delay any of power management operations. If you want to prepare a shortcut in your regular program then create it by pinning the particular program icon of your start menu and the pinned program icon shows on the left side of your start menu.

At first right click on the start button and then click the properties which one you want to pin to the start menu and then click pin to start menu. Basically this is the process to pin a programs icon to the start menu. Now, if you want to remove the program icon of the start menu, then it cannot remove from the entire program list. To remove the program icon from start menu, first you click start button and after that you right click on that program which one you want to remove from your start menu and then click to remove the particular items from the list. If you want to remove the start button, you can’t do this, because start button is located on the task bar, that’s why you can’t remove this but yes, if you want to move the task bar along with this, then you can do this. For removing the recently open files or properties, you don’t clear it from your PC. At first you have to open the taskbar and start menu particulars by clicking the start button, control panel, appearances and personalization and after that click on the taskbar and start menu. Now for clearing the recently open files, properties, store materials you have to click on the start menu check box and taskbar check box, and finally click on the start menu and taskbar check box for clearing the programs, files, stores and lastly click on the ok button for clearing your data from your computer. You can also restore your start menu default settings. You can search your particular items from start menu. You can easily add run command, recent items to the start menu.

There are some steps for your convenience

1. First click on the start button

2. Then click on the particular items

3. After that, to customize the start menu

a. Check and uncheck the total settings for how you want the total settings to look and behave in the start menu.

4. Now for restore the default customizes settings, you have to click on the use default settings button, which is located at the bottom side.

5. Now click on Ok button for performed your task.

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