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Setting up a new system (installing software and hardware)

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Introduction

As you can see this is my desktop screen before I have changed any settings and made any changes to the system. Here I clicked on the start menu and then I have selected "control panel" to enter the systems controls. Here I am able to do a number of things including: * Changing mouse settings * Creating user accounts and setting user types eg. Administrator etc. * Date and time settings * Network connections Etc. This is the control panel. As you can see there are a lot of things that you can set or change. All of these options allow you to alter the appearance and functions of the computer. By selecting this "date and time" icon you are navigated to he date and dialogue. This option will allow you to change the settings and appearance of your date and time. This is the date and time dialogue. As you can see there are three tabs for you to select; Date & Time; Time Zone; Internet Time. You can set the date by clicking the desired date on the calendar. You are able to navigate through the months by clicking on the dropdown menu and selecting the month you want and the scroll menu to select the year you want. To adjust the time you simply click on the Digital display, then click on the hours (highlighted in blue) ...read more.

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Here I have chosen a colour from the palette. To do this you first have to select none so there is no picture set. Then click on the colour dropdown menu Then I selected the colour I wanted which is the bright aqua colour the pointer is currently hovering over. This is the colour I have selected as my background. If you don't wish to use a colour from the colour palette then you can select one using the colour chooser. To do so you must follow the same steps as selecting a colour from the colour settings but instead of clicking on the colour you select other. The colour dialogue then appears. From here you move the colour slider by clicking and holding it down and dragging to your desired colour. You can also change the hue of the colour by moving this arrow up and down. Whilst you move it the hue number will change. I have chosen the colour I want and then I will click add to custom colours which will transfer my new colour to the pain palette so I can select it as my background. Here I have clicked on Add to custom colours and the colour has been added to my custom colour palette. I must then press ok to set the colour as my background. ...read more.

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Here you can see I have changed the font colour of my menus to aqua. This was jst an example I wouldn't actually use this colour in an office as it I not user friendly because it is hard to read. The next TAB is settings. This final TAB is used to set the number of colours that windows uses to display pictures on the screen. (16 bit low resolution or 32 bit high resolution). From the dropdown menu I selected Medium (16 bit). Additionally you can also control the size of the screen resolution. You may get a greater range of choices if a high quality monitor is connected. The Advanced button gives access to advanced option that are not relevant to this course as the deal with alteration to monitor driver software settings. Mouse Setting. If you click on this icon in the control Panel the mouse Properties dialogue will activate. This is the Buttons dialogue. CLICK LOCK SHORT AND FAST DOUBLE CLICK. POINTERS SCHEME. SELECTING POINTER & SHADOW. POINTER OPTIONS. KEYBOARD SETTINGS. KEYBOARD ICON KEYBOARD PROPERTIES. REGIONALY LANGUAGE. DIALOGUE WINDOW OPENS CHANGE TO UK . CHANGED AUDIO CLICK HERE AUDIO DIALOGUE CHANGING AND ADVANCED.. SPEAKER VOLUME. ADVANCED SPEAKER SETTINGS. SPEAKER SETUP. SOUNDS TAB. CHANGED TO DEFAULT. INSTALL AND CONFIGURE A PRINTER. CLICK HERE ADD PRINTER CREATE DEFAULT FOLDERS FOR WCT. SET DEFAULT FILE IN WORD TO THESE FOLDERS CUSTOMISE WORD TOOLBARS AT SCHOOL. ...read more.

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