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Setting- up Computer Desktop Properties

Setting- up Desktop Properties
Purpose: This will guide the users in how to manage and setup windows desktop background,  settings, screen savers and desktop appearance conditions or Situation for the Operation. 

Users  must follow very carefully the procedure and familiarization of the buttons of the windows to make a perfect output of the procedure. 



1. Right click on the blank of desktop 2. Click properties command of pop up window. 3. Windows will appear on screen, click desktop or background 4.Select in the text area of display properties window a background of your windows desktop, ex: setup 5.Click apply button, then click ok button.

1. Right Click on the Blank of Desktop 2. click properties 3. Windows will appear on screen, click screen saver button 4. Click drop/down bar, to select a screen saver on the list, ex: 3d text. 5. Click settings button, beside of drop down box 6. Dialog box of 3d text settings will appear on screen, select option button 3d text or custom text 7. Then click and type your screen saver you want in text bar, ex: Hello World 8. Hold and drag the sliding bar to increase size, resolution and rotation speed 9. Then click drop down bar to select your spin style ex: see saw. 10. Then ok button or apply button. 11. Then back on the display properties window, then click preview button (Note: after you click the preview button release the mouse and do not touch the keyboard , so that the screen saver will appear on your screen) 12. click the up/down arrow bar to setup your waiting time to display your screen saver in your monitor screen. 13. Then click apply button then ok button. 14. Now your finished, if you leave your computer unattended in a minutes, the screen saver will appear in your monitor screen.


1. right click on the blank of desktop 2. click properties 3. Then display properties window will appear, click appearance 4. Click drop/down box, click windows classic on the list. 5. click another drop/down bar for you color scheme, then click, ex: desert 6. Click another drop/down box beneath of color scheme for font size and font style of you desktop. 7. Click up/ down arrow bar to increase and decrease the size of the font, 32  8. click drop/down arrow bar to select item, ex: icon 9. click another drop/down bar for font style, ex: Tahoma 10. click ok button for display appearance, and click ok button for display properties.


1. Right click on the blank of desktop 2. click properties 3. display properties will appear on the screen, click settings button 4. use sliding bar, hold and drag using your mouse to increase resolution of the monitor screen 5.  click apply button, then click ok button.

How to Install Windows Xp in your Computer

How To Install Windows Xp
Installation of Windows Experience(Xp) is one of our task in using our computer. Windows xp is derived from the word windows experience.Its a 5th generation operating system of the Microsoft.The leading operating system builder of the computer own by Bill Gates.

But before to go in installing or reinstalling your Winxp just backup first your important file in your computer using the backup system of your computer. Found in the system tools of the winxp service pack 2.This activity is a total deletion of your file because this is a reformatting activity happen in your one of the partition of your hard drive.The drive c:, the station of the operating system use in your computer.And be sure to find or backup also the hardware drivers of your Motherboards(MOBO) and other hardware's of your computer.So that you will completed the reinstallation of your operating system.And so on and so fort you will use immediately your computer after installation.

Ok, what are the needs in installing Windows xp?

  1. Must be your computer CPU is clean well or maintain well before the installation procedure.Because it will probably cause hang up during and after installation because of the dust build up.
  2. You must have a genuine windows xp installation cd.Be sure that it have a product key license under the Microsoft.If you have pirated winxp software it’s also ok but you may suffer the computer in the future use.Because it is prone of virus(Vital Information Resource Under Seize)
  3. Your CPU or system unit must have a DVD/CD drives connected in you CPU.

  1. Power up your computer and press “del” or “F2” to enter bios setup
  2. In bios setup menu, check the main menu or the advance menu if your HDD is detected and your DVD/CD rom drives.If one of this two drives are absent you cannot install your operating system.Just check again your connection inside the CPU if happen.
  3. Open the boot menu or advance BIOS setup, then first boot the CD/DVD rom drive.And put your installation CD in the CD?DVD rom tray.
  4. And Save your BIOS setup and select yes by pressing enter key.
  5. Then your computer will reboot to POST(Power On Self-Test) and press spacebar to bootstrap your startup in your installation cd.
  6. And you will see the screen blue and wait until the loading and initialization of the installation files will finished.
  7. Once the loading and installation of files will finished. You will prompted to select but all you have to do is to press enter key.
  8. A license agreement will appear on screen just press F8 to accept it.
  9. Then you will bring to the partition information and just select partition 1 as the drive c: to delete the partition.Just follow the screen to delete the partition, ex press D to delete and press L to continue.Do not delete the drive D: this is because it maybe content the important files or backup of your computer.
  10. Then create you a new partition just follow and select to create the new partition, ex: press c to create a new partition.Just enter a size of partition to create then press enter key.
  11. After creating the new partition just select the new partition and press enter key to format the new partition.
  12. Just select the filing system, ex: Fat 32 or NTFS and press enter key
  13. A progressive indicator will display in your screen, just wait until 100 percent.
  14. After formatting until 100 percent your computer will copy the windows file. Just wait for it until it will finished
  15. Your computer will reboot after copying.Just wait for the setup will finish and a windows will after,just follow the screen.
  16. Once you ask to enter the computer information just type it in the bar.
  17. And once the product key ask just type also in the bar provided.And just always follow the screen installation to continue setup your computer.
  18. Once the installation is  successfully finished install first your virus scanner to avoid the virus to penetrate again.Be sure also to update it first before inserting any USB flash drive or any installation of files that has a crack.
  19. Done


  • Be sure to check the HDD with the important files, it might be lost during to create a partition.
  • Do not delete the partition D: it may content an important files.
  • Be sure to backup important files before to proceed the installation.
  • Be sure that the HDD is detected in the BIOS system.

Tips and Pointers how to Pass CHS NC2 TESDA Exam

This post only serves as pointers on how to pass the NC2 TESDA exam (National Certification 2). Students or new graduates of technologies even engineers and professionals need to pass this Philippine government examination. Because this is one of the regulations of a job's requirements. Such as the Philippine teachers as they need to upgrade to another position. Also for the new applicants of the Public School teachers to get an item for teaching jobs. Also new graduates or graduating students need this exam for jobs requirements as a professional license for skills.Such as computer operators, computer technicians, computer trainers. And as the requirements for the Trainers and Assessors Methology training of TESDA accreditation. The examination of TESDA is not simple but easy to be handled once you are in the middle of the examination. But it need's a faithful and thorough training of yourself. Not the school alone, but by yourself. Because you have a long time to care your reviews and memorize the lessons you need during the day of your examination. See also this link: Pointers For CHS-NC2 Tesda Exam


I knew what are the pointers and what I was studying to prepare myself for the exam. Doesn't think the exam is simple, think it and do it seriously. And don't over confident with yourself during the question and answer. Take it as humbly as you can base of your knowledge and experience by a profession or skills of being a computer technology. Whether you are an experienced technician, an engineer, or a fresh graduate of technical course. Be humble about what you learned and your skill level. And remember that, we have different learning ability through our standard and experience. And your assessors is a competent and skilled of their fields and know better about the exam. Whatever the questions and actual that would be performed just answer it harmoniously. The exam is time consuming and you will become pressured, if you're not ready for the exam. To avoid this, you need more practice and more study before the day of the schedule of your examination.

Before the exam or one day ahead, the assessment center will conduct an orientation. They will explain to you what are your rights. And the purpose why you take the exam of NC2. NC2 exam is mandatory for all Technical Vocational schools. And to all of their graduating students in different courses they offered that required NC2. Before they will graduate to their different courses.

In the first hour of the examination, you will be divided into two groups. The first group will be for disassemble and assemble a computer. Together with the use and function of the hardware inventory. Otherwise the oral questioning of the assessor. And the other remaining group for the installation of operating system and the networks of the computer. They will exchange the groups after they successfully performed the activity. Base of the test package, whether you're a competent or not.


Below are the explanation of the core competencies that you learn during your training. And remember, all the accredited TESDA SCHOOLS are mandated to conduct first the Institutional exam. In preparation of the students for their skills that probably will be performed during the actual exam of NC2. You will be measured if you're ready or capable to take the exam. And that was your last time to perform your best. It is better that you will pass the first exam. Just study this core competency, all of this tackled during the day of your schooling and training. 
  1. Install computer systems and networks- You must know the proper installation of the hardware and know the specifications. And prepare for the oral interview of the assessor for the use and function of the hardware of the computer. Before you will assemble the system unit you will task to write the safety precautions of disassemble and assemble of PC. And you must know the basic electronics such as the electronic components. And it's used and function together with the different acronyms of the computer. Click this link to know it, Common Acronyms of Computer
  2. Configure computer systems and networks- You must know the configuration of the Bios system mostly in standard CMOS setup of the main BIOS and the BIOS features. And you must know the installation of the LAN or networking of the computer. You must know the two model of networks, cable crimping, TCP/IP and its classes and formats. And performed the actual configuration of computer to computer connection and dedicated server. Together with the file sharing and printer sharing of Local Area Network (LAN). You must know the communication media such as the networks switches, Network Interface Card (NIC), and MODEM. Just click this to know it, Computer Networks Installation   , configure network connections
  3. Diagnose and troubleshoot computer systems and networks- This is the most critical aspects of the exam, this is not written exam, but question and answer. You must answer the questions of the assessor intelligently, pass and accurate. It has a test package, all of the contents are about the technicality of the computer. By giving a scenario you learn in troubleshooting. So you must know the basic of computer troubleshooting even one trouble. Example, the symptom is “power light is on, nothing happens, nothing on screen.” As a support to your answer it have a question of the use and functions of the hardware through identification as the assessor continue to identify the parts of the computer. Tell also the assessor what is the contact cleaning solution that could be used during troubleshooting. Beep codes included also in the test package, example “one long beep followed by two short beeps” and troubleshooting of the windows 2000 and windows 98.
  4. Maintain computer systems and networks- You must know how to maintain hardware and software on the computer and networks. Example, how to maintain and clean the CPU such as cleaning the cooler fan. Perform maintenance schedule of the software such as performing virus scanning and running the system utility, and perform the backup files of the computer. And the most easy you should know what is the format and reformatting of the HDD. When it should be to perform during the maintenance. 

During the installation of the operating system you must know how to install the windows 98. But it is not an actual activity, but in a way of oral interview. Both the Windows Xp and Windows 98 will be installed in a one system unit or a dual boot system. So therefore you must know also how to partition the HDD into two partitions. And must be the first partition should be assigned to the operating system and the other one is Data. After the successful installation of the operating system your assessor will tell to you to perform the installation of the system drivers. And performed the backup files. When you successfully performed this, you will told again to perform the crimping. If the installation is finished, then you are tasked to perform the installation of the LAN. Both the two Network models you learn together with the file sharing and printer sharing. Then the oral interview will follow, just also prepare yourself for the last time interview. Click this to know it, Parts and Functions of the Motherboard. That’s all and Godbless for your exam.