For ages now, I've been looking for some screen magnification software for my computer (Really? We thought it would be for your dishwasher - Ed). Windows itself comes with a magnifier which isn't bad, but takes up a lot of screen room and generally gets in the way a bit.
I wanted a magnifier that took up a small bit of the screen and that could be moved around to where I need it. I found one a while ago and it looked promising, but was very disoppointing in that it kind of took a snapshot of the screen, magnified that and had to be reset if the screen changed in any way.
But then the day before yesterday I found it.
It's a screen magnifier that follows your cursor (you can have the cursor centred in the magnified bit or on one corner). You can also set the magnified bit to sit in one part of the screen only, magnifiying the area around your cursor as it moves around. Its size, shape, magnification level and opacity are configurable by the user. You can set it to start automatically when Windows boots, or you can start it yourself. When running, it can be toggled on or off at will by pressing a pre-defined set of keys (settable by the user).
You can download the software for free from here