DMC ITSC 1405 - 10 things you should do to improve every new Windows PC (8 pages)

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Del Mar College
Course:
Itsc 1405 - Intro to PC Operating System
Intro to PC Operating System Documents

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10 things you should do to improve every new Windows PC Version 1 0 October 21 2005 By Mark W Kaelin Takeaway This document lists 10 enhancements you should make to every new Windows PC no matter whether it is a workstation or the family media computer Table of Contents 10 TWEAKS 2 1 PREPARE IT FOR THE INTERNET 2 2 TURN ON CLEARTYPE AND ADJUST DESKTOP SETTINGS 2 Figure A 3 3 CONFIGURE FILE SYSTEM 3 Figure B 4 4 SET SCREEN RESOLUTION AND HZ AND DPI 4 Figure C 5 5 ACTIVATE WINDOWS 5 6 COPY OVER BROWSER SHORTCUTS 5 Figure D 6 7 INSTALL NEEDED APPLICATIONS 6 8 SET UP E MAIL AND HOME PAGE 7 9 INSTALL POWERTOYS 7 10 SAVE SYSTEM AND REGISTRY BACK UP 7 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES 8 Version history 8 Tell us what you think 8 Page 1 Copyright 2005 CNET Networks Inc All rights reserved For more downloads and a free TechRepublic membership please visit http techrepublic com com 2001 6240 0 html 10 things you should do to improve every new Windows PC 10 tweaks Getting a new PC whether it is at work or at home is one of those makes you smile moments Just like the 6 Million Dollar Man we all want better stronger and faster However every new PC that crosses your path is in need of a few tweaks This document lists 10 enhancements you should make to every new PC no matter whether it is a workstation or the family media computer These tweaks will bring out the best in your new PC and give you a solid foundation for future applications and operating system updates 1 Prepare it for the Internet The first step should always be to implement the necessary security measures required for connecting it to the Internet For office workstations and PCs installed by network administrators much of this preliminary work will have already been done but for home PCs these steps are essential Connecting a new PC to the Internet before taking the proper security steps outlined in a previous TechRepublic article will be construed by the nefarious citizens of the Internet as an invitation to infect your PC with



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