Saturday, 28 March 2015

WAYS TO PERSONALISE COMPUTER

There’s a lot you can do to change the way your personal copy of Windows looks. From backgrounds to screensavers, even the sounds that error messages make can be customized. Leave behind the standard theme, and follow this guide to make Windows yours!

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Understand themes. Themes are packages of icons, wallpapers, fonts, screensavers, and sounds that make up the Windows user interface. You can change the entire theme at once to dramatically change the way your computer looks and feels.
  • Most installations of Windows only come with one or two themes installed, but many more can be downloaded from the internet.
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Change the theme. Open your Personalization tool in the Control Panel. For Windows 7 and 8, the theme selection window takes up the majority of the Personalization tool. You can browse through the installed themes and pick one that you’d like. If you want to search online for more, click the “Get more themes online…” link.
  • For Windows Vista, theme selection is a bit less user-friendly. In the Personalization menu, click the Theme link. This will open the Theme menu, where you can select installed themes from a drop-down box. In order to add more themes, you will need to manually search for them and download them to your computer. They use the file extension “.theme”.

Changing Your Wallpaper

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Get a new wallpaper image. Windows gives you a few options if you want to change your desktop image, but if you want a truly personalized wallpaper, then you’ll need to find or make one. First, you’ll need to know what size image you’ll be downloading.
  • Open up your Display utility. In Windows XP, 7, and 8, open the Control Panel and then open Display. In Windows Vista, open the Control Panel, open Personalization, then click Display Settings at the Bottom.
 
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Make a note of your desktop size. For the best looking desktop image, you’ll want one that matches the size of your desktop. This will keep it from stretching or repeating. Look for the slider in the Display window that lists how many pixels the desktop is made of. For example, it might say “1920 by 1080 pixels”. This means that your monitor is displaying an image 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels in height.
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Download an image. Use popular image search engines to find a new picture for your desktop. Open the Search Tools, click Size, and then select Exact. Enter in the size of your desktop to only search for images that size. Once you find an image you like, save it to your computer. 
 
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Set the wallpaper. Open up the Personalization tool in the Control Panel. This could be listed in the Appearance and Personalization category, depending on how your Control Panel is set up. From here, open the Desktop Background option. Click Browse… to search your computer for the image you downloaded.
  • If you didn’t download an image the same size as your desktop, you have the options to stretch it, tile it, or leave it with black borders.
 

Changing the Screen Saver

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Open the Personalization menu. This can be found in the Control Panel, under Appearances and Personalization. Navigate to the Screen Saver option. This will open your Screen Saver Settings.
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Change the screen saver. Use the dropdown menu to choose from a selection of installed screensavers.
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Change screen saver settings. You can adjust how long until the screensaver appears, and whether or not you want it to lock the computer. Depending on the screensaver you choose, you may be able to adjust settings for it by click the Settings… button. 
 
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Download new screen savers. To install a new screen saver, you need to download one from the internet. Screen savers use the .scr format. Be sure to download screen savers only from trusted sources, because screen saver files are executable files and can be used for virus distribution. 

  • To install a downloaded screensaver, simply right click on the .scr file and select Install from the menu.
 
 Thanks for reading.Hope ot helps!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




















HOW TO INVEST IN A COMPUTER

You've got a computer that's really fast by today's standards. But what will you do in 10-15 years' time? Here are some ideas for investing in your computer so you can sell it at a good price.

Steps

 

 


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 1.GET GRAPHICS CARDS

If you want to sell this to a video game enthusiast, the computer must have decent graphics capabilities. High-end games require high-end graphics.










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2.GET EXTRA HARD-DRIVE SPACE                                              

More space means you can store more stuff on the computer. That's always an attractive feature, especially to those who use a computer for everything from school assignments to MP3 storage. 

3.GET MORE MEMORY OR FAST PROCESSOR UNIT
 People who like speed on their computer will want these features. Buying extra RAM (Random Access Memory) is the most cost-effective way of improving your computer. 



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 4.GET AN EXTRA DVD WRITER
An extra DVD writer drive, perhaps one that features the ability to burn information (which could be anything from MP3 sound files to full backups of your files, given enough DVDs), would be a welcome addition to the system.








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5.GET CURRENT ACCESSORIES 
Be sure that the computer's keyboard, mouse, monitor, speaker system and other accessories are as up-to-date as possible to appeal to buyers who want the latest gadgets.

Tips

  • Clean out your system and get backups so that when you reinstall, the programs are available.
  • Consider reviving it with Linux
  • Sometimes family or friends can help find someone who's willing to pay a good price for the computer system.
  • Use Windex or another type of soft household cleaning agent and clean the outside of the computer case and get a compressed air can to clean the dust out of the inside.
  • Maximum you would really want to spend on upgrading a computer you are about to sell would be 100 dollars.
  • The average life of a computer is about 3 years.
  • If you want to sell it to anyone, put it on eBay.

Warnings

  • Ensure the computer is free of viruses, adware and spyware. The buyer might want to return the computer if it's infested.
  • Do not simply format your hard drive in order to remove your personal information. Use a utility specifically designed to do this.
  • If you try to keep a computer for 10-15 years it will probably be very difficult to find parts for it.
  • DO NOT clean the computer internals with any liquids, only compressed air.
















































































How to download Movies

Today Internet has become the largest marketplace in the world.Whether be it in the place of shopping or be it in the place of exporting and importing,internet is surely the biggest marketplace which is ever known to the whole world till date. 

         Some of us go to the nearest movie shop to buy CD's/DVD's but now the world has changed.You can download movies online and absolutely free of cost.To download movies free of cost continue the reading till the end.

There are two methods which we can use to download movies online. 

1.First method includes paid websites which offers movies.
Here are some of the famous paid sites which offers movies where you can pay and download the movie and watch it on your phone/pc/tablet/iphone/or any other device. 

 1.Google Play: http://adf.ly/1CEgh3

 2.Itunes          : http://adf.ly/1CEhnJ

 3.Amazon       : http://adf.ly/1CEiAJ
    Prime

 4.Netflix         : http://adf.ly/1CEiPS
Here you have to make an account and sign up using your username and password and email address.Then you have to select your movie and download it .To download you have to select the stream and quality and also the device.And at last click download. 

2.Second method is to download movies from free sources.
You can download the movies from free sources also. 

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Download and install a bittorent client.Now you may ask why I should use bittorent,let me tell you,while many other file sharing protocols exist.Bitorrent is the most effective and popular method for downloading movies.Infact most of the movies you can download absolutely free!
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In this way you can download the movies absolutely free of cost.

How to Install Windows

 How to install Windows 8 or 8.1


You can perform a clean installation of Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 using installation media,such as a DVD or USB flash drive.You don't need a previous version of Windows installed on your PC to perform a clean installation of Windows 8.1,but you do for Windows 8.If your PC doesn't have a version of Windows already installed,you will need to install a previous version of Windows or buy Windows 8.1 or a System Builder version of Windows 8 at a local retailer if it's available in your country or region.

To perform a clean installation using a DVD or USB flash drive

If you bought Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 on DVD from a participating retailer, or created a DVD or bootable USB flash drive when you downloaded Windows using Upgrade Assistant, follow these steps to perform a clean installation.

Warning

  • If you format a partition during installation, any data on the partition will be erased. Be sure to back up any data you want to keep before you begin.
     

  1. Turn on your PC so that Windows starts normally, insert the DVD or USB flash drive, and then shut down your PC.
  2. Restart your PC, and then press any key to boot from the DVD or USB flash drive.
    If you restart your PC and your current version of Windows starts, you might have to open a boot menu or change the boot order in your PC's BIOS or UEFI settings so that your PC boots from the media. To open a boot menu or change the boot order, you'll typically need to press a combination of keys (such as F2, F12, Delete, Esc, etc.) immediately after you turn on your PC. For instructions on changing the boot order for your PC, check the documentation that came with your PC or go to the manufacturer's website.
    If your current version of Windows still starts, try again by waiting until Windows asks you to sign in, shutdown completely, and then restart your PC again.
  3. On the Install Windows page, enter your language and other preferences, and then tap or click Next.
  4. Tap or click Install Windows.
  5. On the Enter the product key to activate Windows page, enter your product key.
    The product key should be on the box that the Windows 8.1 DVD came in, or in a purchase confirmation email. It looks like this: PRODUCT KEY: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX.
  6. On the Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, tap or click I accept the license terms, and then tap or click Next.
  7. On the Which type of installation do you want? page, tap or click Custom.
  8. On the Where do you want to install Windows? page, do one of the following:
    • In Windows 8.1, tap or click the partition that you want, tap or click the formatting option you want to perform if needed, and then follow the instructions.
    • In Windows 8, tap or click Drive options (advanced), tap or click the partition that you want to change, tap or click the formatting option you want to perform if needed, and then follow the instructions.
  9. When you've finished formatting, tap or click Next.
  10. Follow the instructions to finish installing Windows.

Thanks for Reading.

How to read epub files

EPUB books are open-source formatted e-books that people can download. EPUB files are often incompatible with proprietary e-readers like the Amazon Kindle. An EPUB file is actually 2 files, a .zip file containing the data and an XML file that describes the data in the .zip file. [1]You can open EPUB files by converting them or downloading a reader program.

1Download an EPUBReader add-on for your Firefox browser. If you read books while accessing the Internet, this free add-on is a perfect fit. Go to addons.mozilla.org and search for EPUB Reader. You may need to close and restart your browser to gain access to your add-on

2.Magic Scroll Ebook Reader for Chrome

http://www.wikihow.com/images/1/1a/Download-magicscroll-web-reader.jpgIn Google Chrome browser go to Chrome Webstore and search for Magic Scroll Ebook Reader in there.Then after the search results are shown to you-install the extension for your browser.
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3.Go to Magic Scroll official website while still working in Chrome to start adding Epub files to your library.Click on add a book to your library to start working with this browser extension.