Monday, March 25, 2013

Color Inverting Options In Windows XP

Microsoft released Windows XP almost 12 years back, in 2001. It is one of the most liked and appreciated operating systems ever released. What people like the most about Windows XP is that it’s easy to use interface. Many users still make use of this operating system due to the same reason. Even a layman can get to know more about this operating system without the help of a professional. Color inverting options can be performed on your Windows XP operating system in order to modify the appearance of your screen. Contrast and Color settings play an important role in the appearance of your laptop or desktop screen. The color inverting options can be done if you are facing any difficulty to read the data displayed on your screen. You may also make use of the color inverting options just for an added attraction. This article will help you with the same.

Windows Help instructions to invert colors

Here are the instructions to invert colors in your Windows XP operating system. Make sure that you do not omit or miss any instructions.
Load your system and select the Start button followed by Control Panel option.
This will open the Control Panel windows on your screen. The Control Panel is the storehouse of all the system settings.
Locate the Accessibility Options from Control Panel and then select it.
Find the “Adjust the contrast for text and colors on your screen" option and then select it.
Locate the "Use High Contrast" check box displayed below the Display option. Click on the check box.
Click on the “Settings” link in order to load the “Settings” window. Now you need to select the appearance of your screen and then select the OK tab.
This will automatically close the Settings window and you will reach back to the previous page.
Select the Apply option found in the Display window. This will allow you to test various Contrast options associated with your screen. If you are sure of the settings, you may close down the window. For this select the OK tab.
This will display a rectangular box on the center of your screen. The box contains the “Please Wait” instruction.
After a couple of seconds the box will disappear and the color inversion takes place automatically.
These are the Windows Help instructions to invert colors. If you got any doubts regarding the same, contact the Windows Support team.

Monday, March 18, 2013

How To Get A Computer Renamed After Installing Windows 8?

Windows 8 is the latest one among the platforms released by Microsoft. It boasts the latest features and is used by millions of people all around the world. Since people are in a hurry to get this OS installed, they would sometimes skip the process of naming their computer. When a person tries to perform the Windows 8 installation, they would definitely be asked to provide a name for the computer and that name has to be shown on the entire network. But the computer name need not be provided at the time of installation, it can be provided at any time after that.
A computer would require renaming, as it is essential while saving any important configuration that is set up in the computer .If the user needs to rename the computer, he would have to follow certain steps and formalities. After renaming the computer, it would be required to restart the computer.


First off, log on to the Windows 8 computer. It’s preferable to get into the administrative account.
You will find several options on your screen, from which you must select the Desktop icon.
When the screen of desktop appears on your screen, you may click on the My computer icon, and right click it. A new menu will appear on the screen, from which you can select Properties.
When a new window opens up, select the Change Settings link that you find below Computer name, Workgroup Settings section and Domain.
When System Properties opens up, you can click on the Computer Name tab, and select the Change button.
Select the Computer name/ Domain changes box; after that provide the name of the computer in the Computer Name field and select the OK button.
You will find the OK button in the Information box. Click on it and click on the Close button that you find in the System Properties box.
Now from the box that you find on the screen, click on the Restart now button. This will restart the computer and apply the changes that have been made to the name of the computer.
You may try to follow the above instructions to rename the computer if you have not typed one in during the Windows 8 installation.
If you find it difficult to rename the computer, you can contact the Windows Help and Support team for assistance.