Adding Controllers and Printers to Optimize the Work Performance

Adding devices whether they are printer or controllers can prove to be beneficial for us in their own ways. Being pragmatic, a gaming controller would enable us in improving stats and scores in a particular game. By the same token, adding a fax or a printer would create a work to life balance and enable a user to multi-task in our busy world. As a result, more output is produced for an organization with individual efforts directed towards separate tasks leading to job specialization. We have more computers at homes than at offices, which can be attributed to the fact that office life is made easier through cloud computing and users can access data sitting at home, in any corner of the world.

Adding printers and other devices

Adding a printer to an office inventory relieves us from buying separate printers for all the tables as this printer can be used over a modem (LAN) connection. Costs and redundancies are considerably reduced which enables us to do something more productive. Through windows, three or more users can access a single printer through a ‘one click’ operation. It is accomplished by adding an ordinary printer as a ‘Network Printer’.

The procedure is simple:

  1. Connect a printer to a single computer. It should be installed on the office network.
  2. Find the computer name by double clicking on the System Properties icon in Control Panel and navigate to the Computer Name Tab. A user can find the Network ID of the computer and he or she has the choice to change or rename the ID.
  3. Double click on the Control Panel icon again and enable Printer Sharing. Right click on the printer icon and choose Printer Sharing.
  4. Create a name for the printer and share it over the network.


More importantly, you should cross check that all other printers have the same name appearing in the Printer Settings menu and run a quick print test from all the connected computers. Printer manufacturing giants like HP are also developing wireless printers that require no cables, and any device can connect to them through Bluetooth. In the same way, a user can add plug and play controllers by installing drivers from the software installation CD. A controller needs to be calibrated through ‘Gaming Controllers’ icon in the Control Panel menu. Click on Calibrate and adjust the trim, forward, backward, and yaw settings of the controller at least three times to let the changes take effect.


Activating System Restore to Optimize the Windows Experience

Although creating a restore point in Windows is discouraged, particularly due to the fact that it creates an invisible hard drive that stores all the temporary files and data, still this feature has proven to be a life saver. For instance, a computer with vital information in its hard drive, which has been infected with viruses or other malware, can be saved with system restore as it recovers all the data so that a user can make necessary changes.

System Restore is also used for a variety of other reasons. As a case in point, most software installations go smooth and as planned but the tables get turned every once in a while, which means that System Restore will be needed to restore the settings to an already designated restore point. This article is devoted to setting up this life saving restore feature (Time Machine in Mac).

Using the System Restore feature

Click on the My Computer icon and click on the Control Panel icon in Windows. Then, you should locate the System Restore icon and open it. Alternatively, a windows user can always type System Restore in the search bar of the Start Menu. A security bar will pop up asking for permission to continue navigating to this program. Click “ok” and proceed towards the main menu. Now, two options are available for the users.

The first option is restore to a recommended restore point. Windows automatically sets up a restore point according to the previous statistics and restores the computer to that point.

To set a restore point manually, click on the ‘set a different restore point’ icon. You will be directed to a tab that contains all the restore points, with dates of major software installations and scheduled system checkpoints (Windows Update restore points are also created).

A user can always create a restore point beforehand by clicking on the System Properties Tab or by typing in System Properties in the Control Panel search bar. The operator should navigate to System Protection and create a C or Windows drives restore point.

It is imperative for a user to keep in mind that, by using this procedure, changes will be made to the system data and registry files of the computer and malicious software or bugs will not be fixed by the windows.

Get a Faster Computer in Five Minutes Flat!

In the computer world nowadays, one of the things on every user’s top priority list is having a fast computer. Fast computer usually comes from great computer specifications. Top on the line processors, good video and sound cards, huge RAM, super branded motherboards and so on is the common ground for having a nice and speedy computer system. But if you already have a computer but doesn’t have that much in specifications, the computer doesn’t have to mean it’s slow. Sometimes any computer can be fast like those customized ones. You just have to know the basics in how to make your computer faster. Continue reading