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Top 5 Best Computer Tips and Tricks for 2011

Best Computer Tips and Tricks 2011

The moment you know how computer works, everything else will become easier for you to do. Today, I’m sharing with you a guest post by a friend of mine. The post will be pointing at ways you can use to protect and prevent your computer from damages and how to make better use of it in the long run without stress. The 5 best computer tips for 2011 which this guy wrote is really great and it is full with useful ideas to help you increase your computer’s efficiency over a period of time.

Reducing heat 

Some people use the computer for many hours, due to this computer becomes over heated. Over heat is not good for your computer as it runs slowly. To avoid this problem one should have free flow of air to their computers like some people removes the casing cover so that air will flow freely. Another way is to buy extra fan and connect to computer casing. It is very easy to connect extra fan, just you need to tight with provided screw and connect to extra power supply cable. The third method is to maintain very low room temperature by using AC or air coolers so that heat generated by the computer can be cooled and make the computer to run sufficiently.


Scanning of Virus and removing

Virus can enter into your computer in two ways. One way is from your external storage like pen drives, external hard disk, flash drive, and diskette. Secondly, it can enter from internet. Your computer should always have antivirus installed in it that will protect from all unwanted programs. If you buy brand new computer it should be pre-installed with antivirus program. You can also use free and trial version of antivirus program like Avira, Avast, AVG or etc, which you can download from internet and install them in your computer. Installing antivirus program is not enough to protect your computer. You should also update the antivirus on daily bases so it can detect and remove virus present in the system as well as new virus. If you are unable to update your antivirus on daily bases, then better switch on automatic mode so that it can automatically update on daily bases when you connect internet to your computer.

Disk Defragmentation

When you copy, paste, create or delete a file from your computer then it will make your computer fragment. In simpler terms fragmentation means files are written in various locations in your hard disk. So that computer takes longer time to search those files to run and create empty space in between the files. To fulfill these gaps defragmentation of your disk drive is required.

To perform disk defragmentation, go to C: drive, go to ‘Properties’, ‘Tools’ tab then you can see ‘Defragmentation’. Click on it then wait until finish. The more files on your hard disk the longer it take to finish.

Drive scan disk

Drive scan disk is similar to defrag, where operating system repairs bad sector and so on. It will work like medical check up to your computer.

To access, go to C: drive, go to properties, tools bar, and chick “ERROR CHECKING” tab and system will ask for restart in order to run full scan disk.

Controlling user Account

Windows computer operating system can create multiple users in one computer.  Your computer may share with your family members or you can share via Local Area Networks (LAN) or WI-FI.  You can manage these by user accounts, go to ‘control panel’, ‘User Accounts’. You will be safe and stable once you limit user activities on your computer account by specifying them as guest or an administrator or Limited user.  These account settings can be done by owner of the computer which he as complete access to his computer.

This is a guest post by LookMore Daniel who loves to teach people internet security tips and some other computer tricks online. He also love reading list of top internet security software in his spare time on his blog in order to share the information with his readers.

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How To Increase Windows 7 Logon Screen Font Size

If you are using any computer operating system for a very long time it can make you bore at times but I think you can try some customization to it in order to have some changes on the OS. In this article I will tell you that how you can set Windows 7 Login Screen text font size.

To start this trick, use these following methods:

1. Click on Start button and enter regedit. After enter it will show up regedit command right click on it and select Run as administrator as in the picture below.

2. In the Windows Registry Editor, navigate to the following key:  HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop

3. Now in the right side, create a new DWORD value (32-bit) named LogPixels and then double click on for set its decimal value (make sure that you have set the value to decimal) between 90 to 150.

After complete of all this process you can see changes in Logon screen font.

Note: It may possible that you will see changes in desktop fonts also then you can restore old font settings using this below method:

1. Right click on Desktop then select Personalize option.

2. Check In the left panel for Display option and click on it then select Smaller option.

3. Now click on Apply after that I will ask you for Log off and Logon to apply changes. You can select Log Off and then Log On so that your desktop text font size become normal.

Sandeep is the founder of In my free time I love blogging and I am a big tech enthusiast; if there is something new out there I got to try it out! As a wordpress developer, I also have a passion for Linux and Software testing .