Rearranging icons on the Start Menu and Home Screen for a Quick Launch Access

Newer versions of Windows have been equipped with some state of the art upgrades for managing and relocating icons and administrative tools. Administrative tools come in handy during the management of disk drives and their partition space selection, managing the firewall settings, and other program operations. Rearranging icons according to their particular use and needs can most certainly optimize the windows experience of a user.


Locating the Administrative Tools section

A user can have access to the Administrative tools through the ‘Security’ icon in the Control Panel. This method is used in windows XP; however, you can have access to these tools by typing Administrative Tools in the search bar of My Computer, Control Panel, and even the Start Menu in newer versions of windows.


Setting up the Administrative Tools option on the Start Menu

Adding a link of Administrative Tools to the Home menu is simple. Right click on the task bar (select and empty section) and click on Start Menu option. Click on the customize start menu option and select the Administrative tools. The properties for the Administrative Tools are located at the end of the Customize Start Menu section with three options for the tools. A user needs to select the last option namely, ‘do not display this item’ and click on OK, to verify settings.

Now, click on the Start Menu and locate Administrative tools at the bottom right section (just above the shutdown icon) with all the options like Windows Firewall settings, Task Scheduler, System Configuration. The good part is that you will not be required to access these tools in the Control Panel as a hot key has been created in the Administrative Tools section of the Start Menu.

Administrative Tools are also used to locate the IP address of a particular computer that is attached to a printer in an office. This way, a user can set up multiple computers in an office by creating a Home Network of all the computers that need to be connected to this computer. In this day and age, Admin Tools are also used to connect to a wireless printer or fax machine.

Improve Computer Load Times by Easily Editing Startup Items

Are you having a computer that takes a long time to be able to be used when turned on? Have you ever tried to turn on your machine and it took more than 10 minutes to load up and you’re in a hurry? Do you have a  computer that, when it was new it loads up so fast you don’t have any problems with it, but after a year or so it becomes slower even if you have bought the latest, most updated anti-virus and anti-malware program there is in the internet? If your answer is yes, then you could probably have too much startup items that aren’t needed but is running whenever you turn your computer on. This article can, in one way or another, help you boost up computer’s load times by editing the startup items. Continue reading

Two-Minute Technique to Improve Startup Speeds

Wondering why starting your computer takes a lot of time? Have you ever asked yourself what has happened to your supposed-to-be fast computer, now that it takes more than five minutes to load up and allow you to navigate the desktop? It is quite annoying when you are hurrying up on doing something online but your machine took ages to finish starting up as it tries to run programs you don’t really need to use at that precise moment. Those programs that load up when you turn your computer on are called startup programs or startup items.

Startup items are the programs that are enabled to automatically run whenever you start to use your computer. These items can be important but others are not necessarily needed every time your computer is turned on. It generally slows your computer down by a multitude as the computer simultaneously runs all those items while boosting itself up. That is the time you have to wait for the computer to finish the entire task while you sit down, helpless and getting annoyed by the minute. This easy, anyone-can-do-it, two-minute technique to improve startup speed is very effective. Continue reading

What Goes On When You Start Your Computer?

What really happens when you turn on your computer? This article will explain to you step by step the things that consequently happen when power is allowed to enter the computer system. When power is first applied to the machine as the turning on of the computer, it all starts with the passing of electricity to the motherboard and the Basic Input/output System – the component that controls how devices in the computer communicate with each other. As the power passes through all of the other computer system hardware, The BIOS checks up on each of these parts to verify that each is physically able to relay and receive communication to and from other computer parts properly, among a few other basic tests. Continue reading