Monday, December 30, 2013

Windows Phone To Get Longer Support And 'Blue' Style Upgrade

Microsoft is a technological giant famous for its various computer related products and operating systems. However, they are slowly trying to capture the phone market with the release of Windows phones. In order to attain popularity among the customers, Microsoft just doubled the support for these Windows 8 phones from 18 months to 36 months. In addition to this, they are also trying to introduce an enterprise-oriented version called Feature Pack in Windows 8 phones within 2014.

Microsoft started the above attempt to boost their Windows phone sales. Tony Mestres, the leader of the channel marketing and leading partner, revealed in a blog post, “[These give] business customers the confidence to invest in Windows Phone today, with the knowledge that their investments are secure, and the platform is evolving to be an even better choice for business.”

However, according to Carolina Milanesi, an analyst with Gartner, “This is like putting salt on the wound on BlackBerry. There is an opportunity there for Microsoft, both with BYOD [bring your own device] and IT, which is still deploying [company-owned] devices to employees.”

Here, Carolina Milanesi was referring to the fall of Blackberry and a dreary response for the BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Since most of the customers of Blackberry are business customers, Microsoft wanted Windows 8 phones to be a replacement for the falling Blackberry devices.

Features to be included 
Microsoft is about to release a special feature pack for Windows Phone in the year 2014 and it includes some enhanced features like auto-triggered CPN, app-aware and other management controls that will help experienced individuals to set app configurations based on blacklists and white-lists. In addition, it also gives the capability to lock a Windows Phone.

According to Miller, this new Windows phone upgrade is like the Windows 8 upgrade labeled as Windows 8.1. He referred to the upgrade pack as, “"It echoes a lot of the features in Windows 8.1, In Windows 8.1, so many of the new features are about enterprise enablement, and the reality is that Microsoft is trying to get to parity between the platforms.”

Thus, with the new features included, Microsoft is now on the verge to challenge other smartphone manufacturers Samsung and Apple. From the study conducted by the metrics company ComScore, Windows phones constitute nearly 3 percent of the total US smartphone share.

For additional info, refer to the Microsoft Phone support pages available over the internet.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Microsoft And Azul Systems To Join Hands On OpenJDK Build

Microsoft Open Technologies is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corp that is dedicated to bridging the Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. Azul systems is the award-winning leader in Java runtime scalability. They announced at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) that they are collaborating on a Windows distribution build of the community-driven Java implementation. This Java implementation is called as OpenJDK for Windows Server on the Windows Azure platform.

As a part of this partnership, Azul Systems will make, certify and distribute an OpenJDK based distribution that meets the Java SE specification for use with the Windows Server Environments on Azure. This new OPenJDK will be freely distributed and licensed under the GNU General Public License with the Classpath Exception. This was confirmed after contacting the Microsoft tech support phone number.

Sellers, who is the Azul Systems president and CEO, said, “This initiative is all about bringing Java to the masses in the cloud. We will be providing a fully open and unconstrained Java environment — with open choice of third-party stacks — for developers and essential applications deployed on Windows Azure."

Jean Paoli, who is the president of Microsoft Open tech said, “Microsoft Open Technologies and our Azul Systems partner are motivated by a common goal to make the world of mixed IT environments work better together for customers. This partnership will enable developers and IT professionals to ensure that their mission-critical apps deploy and run smoothly on Windows Azure, using the open source Java environment they prefer. With Azul Systems’ rich Java heritage and strong customer track record, partnering was a natural decision."

With the support of MS Open Tech and Azul Systems, the customers will get a high quality foundation for their Java implementation needs while taking advantages of the latest advancements in OpenJDK. Azul Systems is committed to maintaining and updating its OpenJDK based offering for the Windows Azure, supporting the current and later versions of both Windows Server and Java. The ways to deploy Java applications on the Windows Azure will be simplified further via the existing open source Microsoft Open Tech Windows Azure for Eclipse Plugin with Java.

It is reported that the new Azul Systems will be available at the end of this year. If you wish to know more on the new product or the Azul Systems and MS Open Tech partnership, you can contact the Microsoft tech support phone number. They will be able to provide you with more information.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Easiest Method To Uninstall Yahoo Toolbar From Firefox

Firefox is the popular web browser from Mozilla. The browser boasts of a fast and improved browsing experience. Surveys indicate that Firefox ranks second in the list of most popular web browsers for the Windows operating system. You can customize your Firefox browser to make surfing internet more productive and interesting. Various ways of customizing Firefox include installing add-ons and toolbars. Firefox offers a number of default toolbars in addition to the ability to host third party toolbars including the Yahoo toolbar.
Yahoo toolbar for Firefox includes useful apps and services such as Yahoo search, Bookmarks, Weather reports, Coupons, and many other useful services. Ironically, loading these apps from Yahoo toolbar might take too much time at times. The best option at such scenario is to remove Yahoo toolbar Firefox add-on. Here are the steps that you might find useful for this job.


If Yahoo toolbar is not working well on your Firefox web browser for one or the other reason, remove it instantly and look for alternative options. One of the major reasons for Yahoo toolbar problems in Firefox is the compatibility issues. You may uninstall the present Yahoo toolbar version and install the latest version of the toolbar from the Yahoo website. Alternatively, you can upgrade your Firefox to the latest version to make it compatible with the popular toolbars and add-ons out there.

  • Open your Firefox web browser. 
  • Navigate to Firefox>Add-ons>Extensions. 
  • In the Extension list, locate the extension associated with Yahoo toolbar. Look for the extensions that begin with Yahoo toolbar ___. (___ stands for the current of version number of the Yahoo toolbar installed in your browser. Note down the version details and verify whether Yahoo has released any latest version of the toolbar recently). 
  • After locating the extension associated with the Yahoo toolbar, highlight it. You will now find three options in the Extension window (Options, Disable and Remove) to proceed. 
  • If you want to remove the toolbar permanently from your browser, press the Remove button. Pressing the Disable button will only disable the toolbar. 
  • If Firefox prompts you to confirm the removal of the toolbar, press Yes to continue. 

I hope you were able to remove Yahoo toolbar Firefox add-on from your computer by following these instructions. If you have to remove any other extensions from the browser, use the same procedure. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

How To Setup Windows Live Mail

Over the years, Outlook Express has gained much popularity and is well renowned for its usability. The different versions of the Outlook Express have gathered the much-deserved appreciation and have turned out to be highly successful. Now it is time for the Outlook Express to step aside for the new Windows Live mail and users to start using the new mail manager from Microsoft. It shares traits with the Outlook Express and is actually better and revolutionary than the Outlook Express. Working with the Windows Live mail can be easy but you need to setup the Windows Live mail first. Setting up of the Windows Live mail can be done by following the below provided guidelines.


  • For the Windows Live mail to work efficiently, the system should have the minimum requirements of 800MHz processor and 128 MB RAM. In addition, the operating system should be Windows XP service pack 2 or higher, a stable internet connection is required and web browsers like Internet Explorer or Firefox should be on board the system.
  • Download the Windows Live mail from the internet and it has to be installed in your system. The different prompts needed to be followed in order for the successful installation of Windows Live mail.
  • After the successful installation of the Windows Live mail on your system, the email accounts have to be setup. In order to perform this task, click on Add An Email Account. Details such as email address, password, name and other such information have to be entered.
  • The mail server settings, the POP3 or SMTP have to be known. The check box corresponding to Server Requires Authentication has to be check marked.
  • Complete the wizard and you are ready with your Windows Live mail.
  • Now you will be able to send and receive mails easily.

By following the above-mentioned guidelines, you can easily setup the Windows Live mail and start working with it. If you have any doubts in following the guidelines or require any additional support, you may contact the Windows online support number. The qualified and professional technicians that can be reached via the Windows online support number will provide you with the easiest of help tips and support. You may also make use of our tech support feature for further assistance.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

What Are The Common Issues Experienced In Outlook?

Microsoft Outlook an email application that also stores the personal information of the users. This information is stored in specific files known as personal storage tables or .PST files. Outlook also comprises of many advanced features such as calendar, journals, task manager, etc, which enable the users to schedule their day and organize their important tasks and events. These services from Microsoft Outlook are used by many people across the world for business as well as personal purposes. Outlook tech support provides ample assistance in troubleshooting the Outlook issues and helping out with Outlook repair. These technicians are experts when it comes to fixing issues related to Outlook and work 24/7 to ensure that the problems of the users have been properly sorted out, so that they can get back to normal work. Being a user, you just need to call the Outlook technician, and you would get proper guidance in exchange for a nominal fee.

However, sometimes you might come across issues in Microsoft Outlook that you may find difficult to fix. Some of the common issues faced by the users are:

Outlook refuses to open or respond

  • Sometimes you may get issues where you get a message that Outlook is not responding. The reason for such an issue can be something like the occurrence of a corrupt file, a major issue with the hardware, lack of regular software updates, or memory that has been used up by the other applications on the computer like Microsoft Word and Excel.


  • Spammers cause Outlook issues, and many users have complained that unwanted spam mails from their friends and other people in the contact list constantly flood their inbox, making the mail almost impossible to sift through, and thus necessitating Outlook repair.
  • According to the Outlook tech support this could be their Outlook account malfunctioning.

Frequent crashing of Outlook

  • Sometimes while you do an important task in Outlook, you may get a message that Outlook has crashed. Such an issue could happen anytime like while composing an urgent mail, creating reminders, journals, etc.
  • One of the main reasons for the occurrence of such an issue could be the simultaneous installation of add-ins.

Data in Outlook Data File is not there

  • At times, you may have not created a backup of your important file, and suddenly you would realize that the data you have saved no more exists in Outlook.

However, in case of such issues, you do not have to worry as you can seek assistance from the Outlook tech support. For more information, check Microsoft’s official website.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Removing Babylon Toolbar From Your Browsers

Babylon toolbar is an on-screen application where the buttons work to redirect the customers to a different website. When a user downloads the Babylon toolbar, some malware creeps in meanwhile. These toolbars admittedly augment the browsing experience of the user. However, there’s also an annoying side to this, where the default home page in your browser gets reset. In such cases, removing the toolbar would be the ideal option. Microsoft tech support provides assistance with uninstalling the toolbar from the browsers.

Babylon is a set of dictionary and translation tools, which integrates with various Windows and web programs that help you to translate the scripts. This is because the Babylon toolbar overrides the system setting, and can prove difficult to remove; several security websites have described Babylon as a browser adware. Babylon toolbar would change the default search engine and homepage in your entire browser. The effects of this may slow your computer down. Hence, the Babylon toolbar should be removed.

If you are looking on how to remove Babylon toolbar, you can follow these instructions to uninstall it before seeking assistance from the technical support:
  • In the first step, go to the windows control panel and uninstall Babylon. Now, remove the toolbar through your browser‘s Add-ons or Extensions manager.
  • Now, go to the additional action to remove Babylon toolbar completely from your browser.
Uninstalling Toolbar From Chrome
  • You need to click the spanner icon and choose the Settings option. Now, go to the On start-up section, click the Set pages link next to open a specific page or set of page, and delete the Babylon entry from the list.
  • In the following step, go back on the setting page, click the Manage search engines option, set Google as default, and delete any suspicious entries.
  • You need to select the Show Home button option under Appearance and change the setting to your original homepage.
Uninstalling Toolbar from Firefox
  • In the first step, go to Tools, options, General to reset your homepage. Once you have reset your homepage, enter about:config into the address bar, click I’ll be careful, I promise and search for Babylon.
  • You need to right click any entries that appear in bold with user set as their value, followed by reset. You can also contact the Windows tech support to know about how to remove Babylon toolbar.
  • In the next step, repeat the process for the term keyword.URL, and click the down arrow in the Firefox search box. Now, choose the manage Search Engine option and remove Babylon Search from the list.
Hence, you can follow these instructions to remove the Babylon toolbar. For more information, check Microsoft’s official website.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Shutting Down Windows Server 2012 Or Windows 8 Remotely

Windows server 2012 is the server edition of the Windows 8 operating system released by Microsoft and is the sixth version of the server operating system from Microsoft. The new server edition as opposed to its predecessors has no support for Itanium based processors. If you have Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 installed and you have worked with it, you might notice that it is difficult to work with the operating system when compared with other versions.

The major factor leading to all this confusion is the absence of the Start menu button in the Windows 8 operating system. Since there is no Start button, you will also be not able to find he Shut down option. Even if you press the ALT, CTRL and END buttons, you will not be able to find the usually found buttons for Sleep, Shutdown and Restart required to shutdown, sleep or restart Windows 8. The only option available now is to disconnect the computer.

Microsoft provides us with two options for shutting down a system running on Windows Server 2010 and Windows 8 using the remote desktop feature. The first method is by using the Command Prompt with the shut down command. Use the command Shutdown –s for shutting down the system and Shutdown –r for restarting the system that is running on Windows 8. You do have many other shutdown options other than the two options mentioned above. However, to restart Windows 8 server, the best option is to follow the one given above.

We illustrate one simple method for shutting down Windows Server 2012, commonly known as Windows 8 Server.

  • Move to the Desktop of the system and then click on the desktop background for making sure that you do not have any windows in focus. 
  • Now press the ALT key and the F4 function key present in the keyboard simultaneously. 
  • You will be shown a simple dialog box. Inside the dialog box, you will be able to see options like Disconnect, Sign Out, Shut down and Restart. Choose the required shut down menu option by clicking on it.

The ALT + F4 shortcut key was used by Windows users from Windows XP or before itself for closing the window in focus. If you follow the simple tips given above, you will be able to shut down or restart Windows server 2012 easily. If you are not able to accomplish the above instructions, contact the Windows support team.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Microsoft To Stop Release Patches For Windows XP

Windows XP was one of the all time favorite operating systems of millions of users across the globe. It was the first operating system from Microsoft with numerous features and a simple user interface. For years, it remained on the top spot in the list of popular operating systems. Even Windows Vista that came with much hype could not make it to the first position and it was Windows 7 that was released after two years that took up this title.

However, Microsoft has decided that it is time to stop support for Windows XP. The software giant has made it clear that Windows support for the operating system will no longer receive windows updates or support after April 8, 2014. This date will mark the end of support for the operating system, which still remains one of the favorites of many users.

Windows XP was released 12 years ago on October 25, 2001. Since then, the operating system had ruled the market with its wide range of features. Microsoft also released three service packs for the operating system. The last service pack was released in 2008. Users were able to download and install various Windows updates for the operating system on a regular basis and this is going to end by 2014.

The decision by Microsoft is not a surprise as the software giant has already released four other operating systems since the release of Windows XP. These include Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Even now, studies show that 20 percent of the computers around the world still use Windows XP. It maintains the second spot next to Windows 7. This has forced Microsoft to end the Windows support for the operating system and with this, Microsoft hopes that more users would migrate to one of the latest operating systems.

With the end of support for Windows XP by 2014, Microsoft would stop releasing security updates and other Windows updates for the operating system. This means that the computers with Windows XP installed in them will be vulnerable to online attacks. This can pose great security issues, especially if your computer has sensitive or important files.

Therefore, it is a good strategy to migrate to any of the latest operating systems. You have many options to choose from. If you do not wish to upgrade to a Windows operating system, you can go for a Linux operating system or any of the operating systems from Apple.

Monday, November 25, 2013

How To Set Up Your Email Account In Outlook Express

Outlook Express is an email application that is usually integrated with the Internet Explorer. It was earlier known as Windows Mail, and then it came to be known as Windows Live Mail. Many users think Outlook Express is a version of Microsoft Outlook. However, both are entirely different applications developed by Microsoft, and comprise of different features. Outlook Express stores the information in Windows Address Books, whereas the Microsoft Outlook stores the contact information in Outlook Address Books. The Outlook Express help team provides ample assistance with fixing all the issues related to Outlook on your system.

You can follow the below-mentioned instructions to set up email in Outlook Express.

  • In the first step, click on the Start button and then open the Outlook Express application. Now, you can click on Tools on the toolbar, followed by Accounts in the drop-down menu.
  • Once you select the option, select Add, followed by Mail. Here, you would be asked to enter a name. For example, your name or your company name. Now, select the Next option.
  • In the following step, add your email address, for example, and click Next. You would be able to see a screen asking you to confirm your incoming and outgoing email servers. Always make sure that you select your incoming email server as POP3.
  • Now, in the appropriate fields, enter the information as follows:
          Incoming mail server (POP3) i.e.
          Outgoing mail server (SMTP) i.e.
  • Fill the Account name field with your account username. Fill the Password field with the password that you had selected during signup. You can also contact Outlook Express help to get more information on setting up email in Outlook Express.
  • In the next step, click on Next and you would be directed to the Mail Logon Screen. Here, enter your username and password. Your username should be all lowercase letters, as well as case sensitive.
  • Make sure this information is correct, because if it’s wrong you would not be able to get to your email. Ensure that the Secure Password Authentication is not be ticked. Click Next.

You would now see the congratulations screen will now appear. Click on Finish to complete setup.
Therefore, these steps would help you to set up your email account in Outlook Express. However, to get more information on Outlook Express, check Microsoft’s official website.

Monday, November 18, 2013

What To Do When Outlook 2010 Is Slow And Unresponsive?

Many of us are using the Outlook 2010 program with IMAP server for the email service with Gmail. You may have noticed that the Outlook program is very slow and can become unresponsive for a specific period while using. You need not worry, as there are a few steps, which you can implement to ensure a good quality of service while using the Google Apps or Gmail through the Outlook 2010 program with the IMAP server. The steps to do this without encountering any Outlook problems are explained below.


To get rid of Outlook becoming unresponsive issue, you will have to unsubscribe from the Gmail ‘All Mail’ folder. The steps to do this are explained below.

  • Removing the subscription to the Google All Mail folder will give the program some relief as with this enabled, everything in Gmail will be synced twice. To unsubscribe the All Mail, click on the inbox folder of the account for which you like to unsubscribe.
  • At the top of the Microsoft ribbon in the Outlook 2010 program, click on the Folder tab.
  • In the middle of the ribbon, you can find IMAP folders. Click on it
  • Change the middle box. To do this, click on All, select Subscribed and click on query.
  • Select the All Mail folder and click on the Unsubscribe button. You can do this to as many folders as you wish to unsubscribe.
  • Ensure that you disable Outlook program’s feature that saves mails in the sent folder. Gmail already does this and when you have both these enabled, it creates duplicates of the sent messages.
  • Click on the File menu in the Outlook 2010 program.
  • Click on Account Settings and select Account Settings again.
  • Select the account that you would like to change and click on Change. After that, select More Settings in the box that appears.
  • Under the tab labeled Sent Items, select the option that says Do not save copies of sent items.

By following these simple and easy to follow steps, you will be able to make the Outlook program run faster. If you follow these steps carefully, you will be able to fix the issue without getting any Outlook problems. If you have any more doubts regarding these steps, you can refer to the Outlook help module in the official Microsoft web site. 

Viewing The Programs Currently Running On Your Computer

When your computer is brand new, out of the box, and fully configured, everything seems to be perfect with it. You will be able to access the different application/programs swiftly and there will be almost zero lag. It will take only very little time for the computer to load. In addition, what can be seen is that system freezes and system crashes do not occur when the system is new. But as time passes, a number of files, applications/ programs and other utilities will be stuffed in your system and this takes a heavy toll on it.

The duration taken for a program to load will increase and constant system freezes and errors are bound to occur. Humans are able to multi task but when the number of tasks increases, we are not properly able to carry out the different tasks. The computer is also similar, as with the building up of running applications, the computer often tends to crash or freeze. When numerous numbers of programs are running simultaneously, it results in a slow computer. By making use of the Task Manager, you can see the active programs that are running on the system.


  • To launch the Task Manager, you have to hit CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys together. Also, in Windows XP, the Task Manager can be brought up by right clicking on the taskbar and a menu will pop up. From the menu, choose Task Manager and the task manager window will appear on screen.
  • The tab by the name Applications has to be clicked. The different applications/programs that are running on your system can be seen in the Applications tab. 
  • The tab next to Applications by the name Processes has to be selected. The Processes tab shows a list of processes that are running on the system. You can also see how much of memory each process is consuming.
  • If you want to end a process, you have to select a desired process and click the End Process button. Now the selected process will be stopped.

By following these steps, you can get access to the taskbar and see the different processes and applications that are running on your system. If you want tips on how to speed up a slow computer, you can contact our customer support desk and they will assist you with the required troubleshooting steps to speed up your PC.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Steps To Remove The Ask Toolbar From Your Computer

Toolbars can be helpful to users at times, but most of the times they are only an annoyance. There are many toolbars available for different web browsers. Ask toolbar is one among the common toolbars that is a major annoyance. Many of the software applications have Ask toolbar integrated to their installer. Software like Nero has integrated the installer of Ask toolbar with it. When users install these software with the default settings, the Ask toolbar also gets installed without the knowledge of the user.

If you find that the Ask toolbar is slowing down your computer, you can remove it quite easily. The steps to remove the Ask toolbar from your computer are easy and it can be done without the help of any tech support agent. There are many ways to remove the Ask toolbar from your computer. The methods to remove Ask toolbar from Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers are explained below.

How to remove Ask toolbar From Internet Explorer

  • Turn on the computer, click on the Start button and go to Run.
  • In the Run window, type in appwiz.cpl and press the Enter key.
  • This will open the list of the installed programs in your computer. Scroll down the list and locate Ask toolbar. Click on it and select Remove. This will remove the Ask toolbar from the Internet Explorer browser.

How to remove Ask toolbar From Firefox

  • Turn on the computer and open the Mozilla Firefox browser. Click on the Tools tab on the top of Firefox window.
  • From the list, click on Add-ons. This will open the toolbar list.
  • Select Ask toolbar from here and click on Disable or Uninstall button to disable the toolbar or uninstall it completely.

These are the two main steps to remove the Ask toolbar from the web browser in your computer. If the above-discussed steps do not work for you, then you can use the free application named Toolbar Uninstaller. This software allows you to remove a large variety of annoying toolbars from your computer and it can remove many crappy adware toolbars like the Ask toolbar from your PC.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Importing Emails From Outlook Into The Email List Section

Microsoft Outlook is the most used personal manager program in the world that works as a top-class email manager program and an address book that lets you store email addresses in an orderly fashion. Outlook allows you to copy the details of email in Outlook to the email list from the contacts book. You can accomplish this task by following the simple instructions given below.

  • Launch the Outlook program by clicking on its icon found in the Quick launch bar and then click on the Open tab found under the File menu. Now to open the import and export wizard, click on the option labeled Import found under the Open tab. 
  • Hover the mouse over the option named Export to a file to highlight it and then click on the Next button. 
  • Now highlight the label Microsoft Excel 97-2003 and then click on the Next button. 
  • Now select the Contacts tab and then click on the Next button in the page that appears. 
  • Now the system will ask you to select a location to save the file, click on the Browse button to select the location of your choice and name the file. 
  • Now click on the Next button and then on the Finish button to start the export process. 
  • Now you will have to arrange your email in Outlook in a column format so that the email addresses are arranged in the First column, First Names in the second one, Second Names in the third column and other additional data in the third column. 
  • Delete all other columns so that you will have only four columns and then save the file in .csv format. 
  • Now open the file you have created using Notepad and copy all the data in it to the import box in the email list you have created. 
  • Now click on the OK button for saving the list. You can also add the new list created to your address book easily. 
If you follow the simple instructions given above, you can easily create an email list with all your contact details. If you are having any difficulty while creating the list, feel free to contact the Outlook tech support team for further help and support.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Steps To Check If Your Outlook Spell Check Is Working

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most widely used email applications and also has many advanced features such as calendar, note making, task manager, etc. These help the users to schedule and organize their important dates and events. The spell-check feature is always available in Outlook while sending an email as it helps the users to compose the emails correctly. The user can turn off the spell checker for text, which is handy if the person is sure that the content is correct and not something that the user wants Outlook to examine during a spell check. You can always check if this feature is turned on or, if you have already reviewed the text for errors and corrected or ignored all the potential mistakes. These issues occur, if the spell-check feature in Outlook does not work. It is always advised to check the spelling before sending an email and it may require additional corrections.

You can follow the below-mentioned instructions if the spell-check in Outlook not working before seeking assistance from the Outlook support:
  • In the first step, click the small arrow that you would find beneath the Spelling button in the Messages ribbon.
  • In the next step, select the option Set Languages in the drop-down menu that would appear there. Once you have selected the required option, it is advised to check the feature Do not check spelling or grammar. Always make sure to select this feature.
  • Now, in the upper left corner of Outlook you would find the Microsoft Office button. Select this button. At any point of time, you can contact the Outlook support if you are having error messages such as spell-check turned off, Outlook not working or some start up issues etc.
  • In the next step, make sure that you select the Editor Options, which is present in the lower corner of the drop-down menu.
  • In the final step, go to the Editor Options, click Proofing in the dialogue box, and select the Recheck E-mail button that you would find there.
  • Now after completing the whole procedure, again click Spelling and Grammar, the Microsoft Outlook would review the words as if they were brand new.
Hence, this set of simple instructions would help you to check if the spell-check option in Microsoft Outlook has been turned off or not. However, if you have any other issues, feel free to contact our technical support team.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

How To Sync Outlook With A Google Account

Google's new online suite of programs was expected to give much more than the traditional Office Suite, but it offers almost the same. Calendar, Word processing and of course, Email capability are the features that we are talking about.

One of the amazing facilities it gives the user is that you are not required to have a web browser in order to use some features. You can sync your Google account and G-mail with your Outlook and use it as comfortably as ever. Once you link all of them, then the synchronization happens automatically. I bet you wonder how! Given below are the steps that will help you accomplish the same.

Google Apps Sync

You can download Google Apps and sync it with Outlook if you happen to have a Google Apps account as a member of a business or an educational institution. Once logged in to Google Apps, you can download the Google App Sync Software from "Resources". Run the Google App Sync after the installation and Login to the Google App account with your Id and password. The software will transfer your entire calendar and mail detail to the Outlook account. Now, to sync all your data from Gmail, including the Inbox to Outlook, Click Continue To Outlook.

Authorize Gmail

Even if you do not use the Google Apps account, you can still sync your Google account with Outlook. However, in this case you need to do the synchronization process manually. First of all, you need to enable Gmail for POP/IMAP, which are the Protocols used by Outlook. Enable IMAP after you login to your Gmail account and this allows you to sync with several service providers at the same time.

Configure Outlook Email Setup

Once you enable the POP/IMAP on your Outlook email setup, your Gmail account will be able to sync with Outlook. Open Outlook and select Add Accounts or Email Accounts option, which you can find in the Tools menu. Here, you can also select your Display name. As you select this, your Outlook will be configured for your email.

Advanced Settings

In order to sync all the emails and calendars from Gmail with your Outlook account, Outlook requires server specific information. On setting up the new account, enter the given information in the respective cells.

Incoming Mail: Enter port 993 and “”

Requires SSL? : Choose “Yes”

Outgoing Mail: port 465 or 587 and enter “”

Requires SSL? : Choose “Yes”

Requires Authentication: Choose “Yes” When you are done with the rest of the prompts, your Outlook account would have been synchronized with the Gmail account.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Use Norton Antivirus For Effective Virus Removal

As more people use internet for different purposes, computer users are at high risk of getting their system infected with malicious programs. There are a number of threats developed each day, which might harm your system and your documents.
There are some viruses, which help the hackers to steal your personal information, and hack into your accounts and personal files easily. If your computer is infected by viruses, you have to remove them using a good antivirus program. A number of good antivirus programs are available in the market; Norton antivirus is such an antivirus program, which gives real time security for your computer.
It is very easy to install the Norton antivirus software, and it is user friendly. However, Norton antivirus support provides help for those who do not know much about computers.

Features of Norton Antivirus

Norton antivirus will automatically scan all the incoming email attachments that you open on your PC. It also provides protection from viruses, while you are surfing the internet. You can configure Norton in such a way that it automatically performs scans at specific intervals, for example, every day or every week. After scanning, if any threats are found, the program automatically removes the viruses from your system. The program updates itself regularly to install new virus signature databases.

Virus Scan

Norton antivirus can perform the scan in two ways, manually or automatically. When you configure the program to automatically scan the computer, you can set it to scan at a specific time interval, or to scan certain files. When you perform the manual scan, you can scan any files that you want, at any time, and once you detect the virus, you can remove them manually.
You also have to choose manually any files to scan for viruses, which may have been downloaded from the internet. It is a real inconvenience to scan your system manually, if you are in the habit of surfing the internet regularly. So, it is better to protect your system by turning on the automatic scanning option.

Real Time Updates

An important feature that makes the Norton antivirus effective at detecting and removing the threats is the real time updates that they provide. Norton Antivirus Support provides regular updates for their users. These updates are necessary to render the software more capable of removing new kinds of viruses.
Install Norton antivirus on your computer and protect your system from all kinds of online threats.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Learn To Use Windows XP Without The Keyboard

Sometimes you will face a terrible situation while using your computer; the keyboard may not work and you will not be able to even login to your system if you have protected your system with a login password. However, there is no need to worry if you find yourself in this position as you can use your system with the help of the on-screen virtual keyboard present in the Windows XP OS. The Windows XP support instructions given below will help you to launch the virtual keyboard.

  • To launch the onscreen keyboard, click on the Start button, then move your cursor to All Programs, and then move to Accessories under which you need to click on the Accessibility tab that shows a dropdown. Select On-screen Keyboard.
  • Now the Keyboard menu appears, you can select the type of Keyboard that you want to use- an enhanced keyboard or a standard keyboard. There is also an option for selecting the layout of the keyboard, you can either select a regular or block layout. You can also select the number of keys to be present in the keyboard.
  • From the Settings menu, select your preferences for the Keyboard, like where you would like to have it positioned. Selecting the option Always on Top is the best option and is the default setting.
  • You can also choose to have a sound to be produced for each keystroke on the keyboard. You can also select the options from any of the three given here- Click to Select, Hover to Select or Use Joystick to Select. You can also select the type of font of the displayed keys.
  • To test the keyboard; launch a program of your choice to which you want to enter the text.
  • Familiarize with the virtual keyboard by moving the mouse over it and enter the text.
  • To type in the capital letters, click on the “Shft” key in the virtual keyboard. If you make any mistakes while typing, click on the “Bksp” button to delete the word or you can alternatively delete the word by selecting the word you wish to delete and then clicking on the “Del” key. 
  • You can also enter these words to the search field in a search engine. 
  • To enter numerals, make sure that you click on the “nlk” button on the keyboard with your mouse. 

If you wish to get any more details on the On-screen virtual keyboard, you can get all the help you need from the Windows XP support web page.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

How To Remove Windows Vista Update Backup Files

Windows Vista update backup files consume around 1.5 gigabytes of space. Deleting these will help you free you computer memory and will make it process data fast. If you intend to remove these files and wish to free up your hard disk, follow the Windows Vista help instructions given below.
Remove Service Pack 1 Backup Files
  • Click on the Start orb placed on the bottom left corner of the home screen. Instead, you may launch the Start menu by pressing the Windows logo on your keyboard. 
  • Place the mouse pointer in the Search space, type Cmd and press the Enter key. This will make the command prompt window appear in the center of your screen.
  • Type vsp1cln.exe in the command prompt window and hit Enter. 
  • Hit the Continue button in the User Account Control dialogue box that pops up. You will now see a message notifying you about the removal of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 backup files.
  • Enter Y in to the text space and hit the Enter key. This will remove Windows Vista Service Pack 1 files from your computer.
Remove Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2 Backup Files
  • Click on the Start orb placed on the bottom left corner of the home screen. Instead, you may launch the Start menu by pressing the Windows logo on your keyboard. 
  • Place the mouse pointer in the Search space, type Cmd and press the Enter key. This will make the Command prompt window appear in the center of your screen.
  • Place the mouse pointer in the Command prompt window and type compcln.exe into the text space. Hit the Enter key to initiate the run. 
  • This will make a new window pop up notifying you about the removal of all the service packs that exist on your computer. Remember, this will also include the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 files.
  • Enter Y in to the text space and hit the Enter key. This will remove Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2 files from your computer.
Follow the instructions listed above to troubleshoot the issues with Windows Update back up files. For more assistance on removing service pack versions, drop into our Windows Vista help page. For any further clarification on the same, reach us on our toll free 24/7 help line number.

Tips To Save Your Laptop Battery Life

If you are going on a road trip and do not have frequent access to a power point to charge your laptop battery, saving battery life is the only solution. The first thing is to switch it off when not in need; in hostel rooms and college life, we rarely see laptops switched off, which would adversely weaken the laptop battery regardless of the brand. Almost all laptop computers come with power saving mode or enter hibernating state, so that battery charge would remain longer.

Computer support tips to save laptop battery 
What all have you done yet to save laptop battery life? If you do not have a control on the battery usage, the battery would worsen its performance eventually. Here are 6 things to be taken care of, if you are focusing on enhancing your laptop battery life.
External devices

Remove external devices right after use as the plugged in devices to laptop ports consumes power to a large extent, having an impact on the remaining battery charge.
Display settings 

Just like mobile phones, laptop screens are also great power guzzlers. So make sure to keep the screen brightness as low as possible to prevent more battery usage. If you have enabled keyboard backlighting, more battery charge would be used up; turn off this feature as well to save battery.

Internal fans would run faster due to overheating and consumes more battery charge. Make use of coolers to steer away from this situation.

If you do not shut down your laptop properly, the system enters the hibernating mode, which would require some battery power.
Windows power plans

These are built in set ups for Windows system to save battery charge. These power plans avail you features to turn off devices, USB power and brightness, so that no unnecessary battery power is used by your laptop computer.
Battery care

 The battery discharge cycle is recorded by this application and displays a detailed status of the battery listing out consumption, wear level, manufacturer…The CPU and hard drive temperature are indicated if the system is overheated.
There is hardly anyone who hasn’t slept off with the laptop on, watching a movie or listening to music. There are few others who always keep the power cord plugged into the laptop computer and keep on charging the battery. This would kill the battery life and any computer support team would readily accept this.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Help To Find Out The Version Of Outlook Express

Now a large number of system users, particularly business individuals depend on Microsoft’s free email program Outlook Express, for managing their company emails.
This article includes the Outlook Express Help guidelines for finding the version of Outlook Express you have installed on your system.

Within Outlook Express Program

• First you need to launch the Outlook Express program on the Windows computer. For this, access the Windows Start menu by hitting the Start tab located at the lower left area of the desktop screen.
• From the popped-up Windows Start menu, choose the Programs option to view the list of software programs installed on the computer.
• Go through the listed applications and locate the Outlook Express folder in it. When done, click on it to launch the Outlook Express program on the desktop computer.
• Now from the program’s quick access menu bar, select the option marked Help. This will pop up  a new help menu and you have to choose the option labeled About Microsoft Outlook Express. This displays a new window that carries the entire information about the Outlook Express program. Note down the version of Outlook Express that you are using in a piece of paper and keep it in a safe location, so that you can easily reach it later.

Through the System Files

• Bring up the Windows start menu by hitting the Start button in the Windows taskbar.
• Then you need to select the Search option from the Start menu.
• Click on the option labeled Files or Folders to launch the Search window.
• Now input msimn.exe into the filename box. When done, click on the Search tab.
• Now highlight the msimn.exe file in the Results window by simply placing your mouse pointer on it.
• Right-click the msimn.exe file and from the context menu, choose the Properties option.
• Click on the Version tab in the Properties dialogue box that appears on the screen.
• Click File Version option to view the version of Outlook Express program that you have installed on the Windows system.

These are the steps to be followed to find the version of the Outlook Express application that you have installed on your Windows system.  To learn more details about the Outlook Express functions and features, go through the FAQs given on the Outlook Express Help website.

Guidelines To Retrieve The Activation Key Of Microsoft Product

Microsoft has a reputation of producing one of finest software products in the industry. The performance and quality of Microsoft products made it one of the most demanding software companies in the world. Users are ordered to enter the product activation key to successfully install products from Microsoft. This is also required to properly utilize all the features of the software. This is to make sure that you use genuine Microsoft products and not imitations. You can, however, install and use Microsoft Excel, Microsoft word and Power point without providing the product activation key. However, that being said, you will be restricted to use certain important features in these applications. For example, while using the word application, you will not be able to make high-end edits and alignments if the key is not provided. There are chances that you may lose the key or misplace it. In this case, it is possible to recover the activation key. For this, you need to contact Microsoft support phone number. Let us see how this is done.
Guidelines to contact Microsoft for help
• To begin with, you need to initiate the activation wizard for the application you wish to install. This is normally displayed when you begin to install a new application or software.
• You can manually activate the Windows Vista or 7 operating system by visiting the Start menu. This is located at bottom left corner of the desktop.
• Click on it to open a list of options. From the new list, locate the My Computer option. Now right click on this option to display a list of new options. Select the option labeled Properties from this list.
• The Properties window is displayed immediately. This page features an option to activate Windows operating system. If you are using the Windows XP operating system, you need to navigate to the Start menu from the list of options, you need to select the All Programs option.
• Now click on the option labeled Accessories and select the System Tools option. This page features option to activate the Windows OS.
• You can either activate the operating system with telephone or directly enter the product key. In this case, you need to select the option labeled Activate by Telephone.
• Enter the Microsoft support phone number on the box given to place a call to the support center of Microsoft.
Hope this information was useful. Find more of this kind from Windows tech forums on the web, and contact the tech support team online if those don’t help.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tutorial To Unlock And Activate Microsoft Word

When you download a free trial copy of Microsoft Office, which includes Word, you typically have a period during which you can try the program free. After that period is over, the program will be locked. Unlock and register Word by purchasing a product key and activating the program. Activate Word over the Internet or, if you are not using a trial or subscription version of Word, by calling the Activation Center.
If you follow these instructions, you can avoid the hassle of dialing the Microsoft technical support phone number for help.

Guidelines to follow

Follow the set of guidelines given below, recommended by the Microsoft support team, in order to activate the program online.
Connect to the Internet, and then start Microsoft Word.
Click File and then select Help. Select Activate Product Key option to start the Activation Wizard.
Follow the directions provided in the Wizard, which will prompt you to enter your product key and register the product online.
Close Word and reopen it once the Product Wizard is complete. Confirm that you have unlocked and activated Word by clicking File and then selecting Help. If the Activate Product Key option you selected earlier is no longer visible, you have activated Word correctly.
Here are some instructions that you need to follow in order to activate over telephone.
Open Microsoft Word program and then click on the File button. Select the Help option. Select Activate Product Key option to start the Activation Wizard.
Enter your product key and country/region when prompted by the wizard. The wizard will provide an installation ID and the phone number to use to activate over the telephone.
Proceed to Step 2 of the wizard. Call the Activation Center at the number the wizard gave you. The representative will ask you for the installation ID number and then provide you with a confirmation ID.
Type the confirmation ID in the space at the bottom of the screen. Press Enter.
Close Word and then open it again. Confirm activation by clicking File and then selecting Help. The Activate Product Key option you selected earlier should no longer be visible, indicating a successful activation.
These are the instructions that you have to follow in order to unlock and activate Microsoft Word on your computer. If you follow these instructions, you can avoid the need of dialing the Microsoft technical support phone number to ask for support from the support team.

Tutorial To Set A Reminder In Outlook Program

Microsoft Outlook Calendars are very useful when you are organizing your schedule. You can set reminders to occur before the events arrive so you can be prepared and arrive at your appointments on time. When you set an appointment in the Microsoft Outlook Calendar, you can set a reminder so that you will not inadvertently miss the meeting. Although Outlook has a default reminder time of 15 minutes, you can change the reminder time to any increment that you desire.
Given below are the instructions that you have to follow, recommended by the excellent Outlook tech support team in order to set a reminder in Outlook program. These instructions will help you in setting a reminder for an appointment that does not exist in Outlook.

Instructions to configure the Outlook settings

Start off the procedure to set a reminder in your Microsoft Outlook by launching the Microsoft Office Outlook program on your computer. You can launch the program by double-clicking on the icon located on your desktop. Alternatively, you can also open the program by clicking on the Start displayed on the lower left corner of your Windows desktop screen to open the Windows Start Menu. Click on the All Programs button and then select the Outlook option from the list of applications installed on your computer. The list of applications will be displayed on the screen of your computer and you can select the application you want.
Once the Microsoft Office Outlook program opens on your computer, click on the Calendar button located on the tab. Then click on the icon labeled Home to open the Home menu. Select the New Appointment option from the list of options that will be displayed on the screen of your computer.
Enter various important pieces of information, such as appointment subjects, descriptions, start and end times, along with a custom reminder time, if desired. The default reminder time is 15 minutes, meaning, 15 minutes before the appointment time, Outlook will display a meeting reminder.
These are the instructions that you have to follow in order to set a reminder for an appointment that does not exist on the Microsoft Office Outlook program. These instructions will help you in configuring the Outlook settings so that you will be able to set a reminder.

Monday, July 1, 2013

How To Install Microsoft Outlook 2007 On Windows 7 OS

Microsoft Office 2007 is a really good application that can be used for a variety of purposes. This software suite features the 2007 version of Outlook, an email client and contacts manager. If you do not want to install other Office suite applications, you can install only Outlook 2007. You can also add this to the already installed Outlook components. To do this, you need to visit the Control Panel window. You also need the Office installation DVD at your possession.

Windows 7 Office installation methods

  • Turn on your computer to begin the process. To do this, you need to insert the plug in to the switch and press the power button.
  • After the operating system is loaded, you need to navigate to the menu labeled Start. If you are using the Windows platform for the first time, please note that this is a rectangular icon located at the lower left corner of the desktop.
  • Click on the same to display a list of icons. From the new list, select the option that is labeled as Control Panel.
  • The Control Panel window is displayed almost suddenly. From this new window, select the option that is labeled as Programs. This will display a number of subsections.
  • Select the option that is labeled as Installed Programs. This will help you view the programs that are currently installed on the system.
  • Locate the icon labeled as Microsoft Office from the new list. To advance to the next step, the Windows 7 Office help and support experts recommend you click on the option that is labeled as Add or Remove Features.
  • This will open a new window labeled as Add or Remove features. Click on the button labeled Next to advance to the subsequent step.
  • This will initiate the installation process. To proceed, select the option that is labeled as Run from My Computer. This is located next to the Outlook 2007 icon.
  • With this selection, you are giving the command to install all the required features. Click on the option labeled Next to advance to the next step.

Now simply click on the Install Now option. Please wait patiently as the files are installed on the computer.
This marks the end of the installation process. Please visit this website again for help in similar topics.

Monday, June 3, 2013

How To Write In MLA Format In Microsoft Works

Have you ever been asked to prepare your paper in the MLA format? This means you are asked to format the page in a specific way. This is a specific format, followed by writers in certain disciplines. Mostly this type of writing format is used in academic papers. Usually these word processors come with default settings for margin, line height, paragraph spacing, and typeface. As per your requirement you can adjust these settings. Microsoft support is available for those who have doubts on this. Read on to know how you can format a paper in MLA style in Microsoft Works.


Launch Microsoft Works application.
First you need to set the margin size to 1” for your paper. Click File > Page Setup. Enter the value “1” into the boxes for top, bottom, left and right margins.
You need the font "Times New Roman" in MLA format. So go to the font tab at the top and click the down arrow next to the font name. From the drop down list, select "Times New Roman" and select font size "12 pt".
In MLA format, usually double-spacing is used. To set this, click on "Format” option and then click "Paragraph” . Click on the "Spacing" tab and then select "Double Line" under spacing option. 
Next step is to add your last name and page number. For this, click the “View” option and click on "Header and Footer" option to open the header box. To add your last name, type your name into the text box. To add page numbers, click on “Insert” button and select “Page Numbers”.
Now go to File > Page Setup and select "Other Options". Click on "No Header on First Page" box.
There is a certain format in entering your name and other information. You need to type your name on the first line of the document. Press Enter and then type your instructor’s name on the second line. Press Enter again and type your class information. Like this, type the date on the next line. Now this needs to be aligned to the left side of the document. To do this, highlight these data by selecting all the four lines and click on "Left Justify" button. 
The final step is to add your essay title. Type the title of your document on the fifth line. This needs to be centered. For this, select the title and click the "Center" button. 

You have successfully formatted your document in MLA style. You may visit the Microsoft support to know more about MLA formatting.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tips To Setup An MSN Messenger Account

MSN Messenger is an easy way to stay in touch with your dear ones. Using the MSN Messenger application one can instantly send text and images real time. In order to be able to do so, first you need to create an account with it. Follow the steps below to set up your MSN account. Microsoft chat and phone support is available for users who have problems using MSM Messenger.

Instructions for setting up an MSN Messenger account

Set up a Microsoft Passport Account

Launch the Start menu by clicking on the Start button located in the bottom left corner of the Windows taskbar on your computer desktop.
Locate the Internet Explorer web browser or any other web browser, and click to launch it.
Navigate to the Microsoft Passport web site by entering the web address into the address bar.
Find the label that reads Get Started Now. You will find the aforementioned label under the title, Sign Up Today. Either you can sign up using an existing email account, or you can create a new hotmail account to sign in. Follow the first link if you do not have an email account. Choose the second one if you already have an email account.
Select the link that reads Get Started Now under the label Use an Email Address You Already Have.
Enter your email address into the empty field next to the Email address label.
Choose a password to secure your account. Make sure that it is an alphanumeric code. Re-enter the password when prompted. Make sure that you enter the same when asked to re-enter.
Set a security question. Enter your answer in to the blank field under the Secret Answer section.
Log into MSN Messenger with your passport
Launch the MSN Messenger application on your computer.
Enter the email address that you had used to create your MSN account into the space next to the label that reads Email Address.
Enter the same password that you had used to create your MSN account.
Select the Sign In option to sign into your MSN account.
This way you can easily create an account with MSN Messenger. In case you land into some sort of trouble, you may seek assistance from Microsoft tech team through Microsoft chat support or through phone support.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Problems Outlook With Printing A Partial Memo Style

At times, while working with Outlook, you might encounter partial memo printing problems. In such cases, you can fix those Outlook problems with partial memo by accessing the email printing options. Just read though the article to know the details of doing the same.

Printing options in Outlook
Users will have the option to print email, calendar, and contact details through Outlook in different styles. Options for formatting include background color, font, text size and layout. Within each of these categories, you will have additional options for formatting. Say for example, you can choose to take the printout of your calendar as a single calendar date, an entire month or a workweek. Some of these printing options can be customized from the print dialog box.

Memo style of Outlook
Memo style is the default printing style for Outlook. It prints your email message on an 8.5 inch-by-11inch paper and as the viewing options, it make use of the same font, formatting and layout. Click on the option that says “File” located at the top of the page for viewing all printing styles available to you. Select “Print” and look under the “Settings” area to view the style listings.

Customizing the print style
Outlook empowers its users with the ability to customize email print settings. You can create a new style if you do not like the standard memo-printing format. To do this, open the email message you take to take printout of, click on “File” from the main menu, select the option which says “Print”, and click on the option labeled “print option” for accessing the print settings for that particular email message. Select the option labeled “Define Styles”, and click on “Copy” for creating your desired printing style. Provide a description name. You need to type this in the “Style Name” text box that you can see at the top of the page.

Settings of partial memo
Change the margins to define the “Partial Memo” style to print. Go to the tab titled “Paper” located in the style dialog box for altering the bottom margin to your desired setting. Say for example, if you are looking forward to have the partial memo consume half of the page, enter the number as 6 into the “Bottom” text box. So, enter your desired margin space in the other respective text boxes (top, left, right, and bottom).

That is how you can handle Outlook problems with printing partial memo. For more information, contact the tech support team through online.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tutorial To Fix Print Spooler Issues In Vista

If we are to compare between Windows Vista and its predecessors, it will become quite evident that, there are a number of advanced features and functions, which have been incorporated into the Windows Vista operating system. However, you cannot just jump into conclusion that the Windows Vista operating system is a fully stable and efficient operating system. The OS has its own flaws and shortcomings. Fortunately, with the frequency of such error reports reaching soaring heights, Microsoft has developed enhanced supports and offers software updates periodically to cater the requirements of users facing problems with their Vista computer. Here in this post, we will discuss about one such Vista problem and its troubleshooting tips.
While using Windows Vista, you might have come across an error message that states, “Processing cannot be continued because the Print Spooler Service has been stopped. Restart the computer to restart the Print Spooler Service and try again.” Well, this issue, according to our Microsoft support team, can be fixed easily. Given below are some simple instructions that will help you in resolving the issue in a matter of few minutes. Let us see how:
Troubleshooting Tips
  • Start the process by clicking on the Windows Start menu located on the left side bottom corner of your computer screen. After that, click on the icon that is labeled by Control Panel from the list of Start menu options.
  • Now, in the Control Panel window, click on the option named System and Maintenance followed by Administrative Tools.
  • Next up, double-click on the Services button and then click on Continue to proceed to the next step.
  • After that, scroll down and click your right mouse button on the Print Spooler in the Services window, and click on Properties.
  • Once you do that, you need to click on the General tab and select the check box next to Automatic to put a check sign there.
  • If the service has not started yet, then click on the Start button located below the Service Status section. When you are done, click on the OK button. By now, your print spooler issues should have been fixed.
So, that was some information about fixing Windows Vista print spooler issues. If, in an unlikely situation, any issue persists, please feel free to get in touch with our Microsoft support team. Hope you found this post informative.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Steps To Diagnose A Slow Laptop Internet Connection

Diagnosing a computer these days can be done by anyone, including you and me! Are you troubled with a slow internet connection? Then you can use the tools built into the Windows 7 OS to diagnose the reason behind the same. These tools can troubleshoot the problem quite effectively too, unless it is a hardware problem or a program/system error. Here at Windows Tech support, we shall show you a few simple ways by which you can get this done on your own without having to rely on technicians or your next-door neighbor's kid!

Windows online support instructions 

Switch on your Windows 7 device and log on to your Windows 7 computer. Wait for the system to boot up. Click on the Admin account label. Enter your password when prompted to sign into your account. The admin account will let you exercise the administrative rights.
Move the mouse pointer and click on the icon placed on the bottom right end of the home screen. This will make the network options to pop up. From the pop up, select the label that reads, Troubleshoot Problems.
Click the label that reads View Network Connections. From the View Network Connections window, select the label that reads network adapter. Make sure that you are clicking the network adapter that is connected to your laptop. Hit the Diagnose button to initiate the scan process.
The Diagnose option will return to the details of the issues that is causing the network to go slow.
Now you may select the Fix tool. The Fix option will fix the issues and other problems  that make your network connection slow. This may take some time and will depend on the data being fixed. Close all the tabs and go for a system restart.
Launch the Start menu, from the Start button. Click on the power button or the label shutdown placed on the bottom right corner of the start menu pop up.
Wait for the system to reboot. The above fix method will help you fix the issues of slow Internet connection.
Follow the Windows online support instructions briefed above to fix the issues of slow internet connection. For any assistance on the same, feel free to contact our Windows support desk. You may also visit our tech blogs and forums for support.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

How To Hide Windows Security Alert Notifications

Computer users need to keep vigil on safety and security issues of their system because the cyber world is vulnerable to many security threats. In this aspect, Windows operating systems prove to be very user-friendly and effective to protect your computer from the dangers of possible security havoc as Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows Vista are providing a Windows Security Center or Windows Action Center facility. This component allows users to view and manage the computer’s security settings and services. It will continually monitor these security settings and inform the user through popup notifications.

Normally, you will install an alternative computer protection tool and will disable the Security Center or some of its options. You are able to see a security alert icon over the system tray next to the clock. Windows action center consists of three major components, a Control panel, a Windows service and an application-programming interface. The Control Panel is responsible for the popup notification and security alert icon. However, if you are having a strong antivirus support in your system, you can turn off and hide these alerts. The following Windows support guidelines will help you to do this.

Turning off security alerts in Windows 7

  • First, you need to open the Start menu. Then click on the Control Panel and on the System and Security link. 
  • Now you should click the Action Center and choose the Change Action Center Settings option on the left side of the window. 
  • Then you have to uncheck the boxes next to the Windows security alerts which you want to disable. Then click on the OK button. 

How to disable security alerts in Vista

  • You should open the Start menu. Then choose the Control Panel, click on the Security and Security Center
  • Then you have to select the Change the way Security Center alerts me option in the left section of the Windows Security Center window. 
  • Now you should choose the option in the Do you want to be notified of security issues? window, which corresponds to the level of alerts that you want to disable. 

It is certainly necessary that you should ensure ample security tools in your computer to have a safe and protected working environment. You can have excellent tech help in this aspect from the Windows support pages available online.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Removing Read Only Attributes Of Files In Windows XP

Windows XP has been well recognized as one of the most efficient operating systems suitable for use in personal computers, including home and business applications. It is the second most popular version of the Windows operating systems, released on August 2001, with enhanced user interface. As per the records, over 400 million copies of XP operating system were sold until January 2006, before the advent of its successor Windows Vista.

If you are a Windows XP user, there are a handful of customized attributes that can make your computer experience wonderful. It has been developed on Windows NT kernel with improved stability and efficiency compared to its previous versions. Windows XP presents a significantly redesigned graphical user interface to ameliorate user interactions. Along with the new task based GUI, this operating system incorporates many visual effects too. Windows XP is able to analyze the performance level of visual impacts and this is used to determine whether to enable such features. This will prevent consumption of extra resources, thus reducing the burden on the processor. These settings are customizable too.

In addition, you can also modify the attributes and properties of files in Windows XP. However, at times the read only attributes with files can be troublesome as you cannot change or modify such files and folders. If you are experiencing such a problem, the best method is to turn off the read only attribute. You can follow the Windows XP support guidelines to accomplish it, which are described below.

  • First, you have to open the Windows Start menu. Then you should select Run, type cmd in the box, and then press the Enter button on the keyboard. Now the command prompt window will appear.
  • Next you have to view the syntax for the Attribute command by typing attrib/? in the command prompt.
  • Then you should remove the read only attribute and restore the system attributes by typing the attrib-r+s drive:\<path>\<foldername> in the command prompt. For example, if you are experiencing the read only attribute in C:\Test folder, type attrib-r+s c:\test. With this, you can successfully resolve the read only attribute issue in Windows XP.

Windows XP operating system is a very good platform to work with various types of files in your personal computer. Along with the provision of excellent Windows XP support, now working on this operating system has become more fun-filled and productive.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Resolving Some MS Outlook Problems

MS Outlook is a popular personal information management software, and is used by millions of people around the world. Although the program is not prone to too many errors, it does get problematic once in a while. Most often you get the “Cannot start Outlook errors, but these can be resolved using some simple troubleshooting techniques.
One error commonly found in the Outlook program is associated with the opening of the files with extensions .OFT (Outlook template) or .MSG. While trying to open such a file, if you were to receive the following error message which states that, “Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. The command line argument is not valid. Verify the switch you are using”, then you will need to troubleshoot the program using the steps given below. These steps were obtained from the Microsoft Tech Support teams online, so they ought to suffice at fixing the problem.
Some troubleshooting tips
Go to the “location” section and then change the command to the one given below. "c:\program files\microsoft office\OFFICE11\outlook.EXE" /f "%*". This will ensure that all other file types in the Outlook program will get broken. However, there is a disadvantage to this method, since it creates two copies of the Outlook file, and as such this is not an ideal solution.
You can try to edit the registry in order to overcome this issue. Since editing the registry can cause problems if not done properly, it is recommended that you do so under the guidance of a skilled technician. Whatever be the case, make sure to backup the registry before you start to edit it.
Set the following registry key to fix the registry issues with the Outlook program.
Name: PublishedAppCommandLineFlag
Data: 0x2
These are some of the troubleshooting methods that you can try in your computer, in order to resolve the issues with the Outlook program. If you cannot start Outlook even after carrying out these simple troubleshooting methods, it indicates that the repair needs to be done by skilled technicians. You can contact the Outlook tech support team in this case, and they will help you to resolve the issues with your Outlook program.
Problems with the MS Outlook programs can be fixed using some simple techniques. However, some methods mentioned here, such as the one that involves registry editing, need to be carried out extremely carefully. Otherwise, there is a chance that it might lead to more serious problems.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Tips To Reinstall And Activate Windows XP Service Pack 2

We are familiar with the proverb “It is easier said than done.” However, the proverb is in contrary in case of Windows XP SP2. It is easier to uninstall and then reinstall the software than saying the word “Reinstall”, simply because the Microsoft Windows online support team has made the process of uninstall and reinstall quite effortless. You can activate Windows XP Service Pack 2 software in your system via phone or internet. The following instructions will help you in achieving your target.
Insert the installation CD, which you get with purchase of Windows XP SP2 software, into the CD-ROM drive.
Reboot your system. A few secondss before the Windows start loading, you will see this message on your computer screen “Press any key” to allow booting from the disk. Alternatively, you can press “F12” or “ESC” key to get options for booting. Select “CD-ROM” to go to the next step. Different computer will have different boot options key.
Now, a license agreement needs to be made. Pressing “F8” key means you have agreed to the agreement. Select “Current partition” option. Press “Enter” button to start the installation process. In case of multiple partitions, choose and click the option where the software is currently installed.
Using a popular file system format known as “NTFS”, you can format the partition that you have chosen.
While setting up the GUI, you are required to enter the following information: license key, time zone, and computer system as well as network settings. The setup will take 30 to 45 minutes. Your computer will restart automatically before the activation process, so just wait patiently.
As soon as your computer restarts, click on the bubble that shows the activation remainder. You will see this in the activation region. Then, choose your activation option, which is either phone or the internet. If you want the activation to complete in the shortest possible time, choose the internet option.
Now, if you have chosen the internet option of activation, you have to wait for a few minutes, normally 1 to 2 minutes, in order to get approved. Then, in order to make sure the activation process is successfully completed, you need to restart your computer again. If nothing went wrong during the activation process, then the activation reminder will disappear.
Even though it is easy to uninstall, reinstall and activate Windows XP SP2 in your system, errors may occur anytime. In such a situation, the best remedy is to get in touch with the Microsoft Windows online support team.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

How To Restore Lost MSN Messenger passwords?

Windows Live messenger previously known as MSN messenger is a free instant messaging client developed by the Microsoft Company which is compatible with almost all versions of windows operating systems. The application first hit the market in the year 1999 as MSN messenger. Apart from the basic emailing function, MSN allows users to send instant messages and search applications.
There are situations where you may lose or forget your MSN account password, or unable to view the stored password of your account that contain some important files and messages. In this article I wish to discuss the instructions provided by the Windows Online Support team to restore a stored MSN Password after creating a new account.
Turn on your windows computer system and launch your web browser.
Now go to the MSN/ Windows Live website and then navigate to reset your password page.
Now select I forget my password option followed by clicking the reset password button.
Now input your MSN/Windows Live ID and the prompted security phrase. When done, trigger the Next button.
Now trigger the option labeled Email me a security link or Security Question. Once you choose the email option then Microsoft emails you a link by using which you can reset your lost MSN password. Microsoft sends this email to the email address you provided at the time of account registration. An alternative for this is to choose the Security Question option. Then you were prompted to answer the question configured during the registration of your account.
Once you finish answering, input a new password in the password field and confirm by reentering it.
When done, trigger the reset password option to reset the stored password with the newly created one.
Now launch MSN Messenger application on your system again and then try login to your account providing your MSN/Windows Live ID and the password you just created in the login window followed by clicking the sign in button.
If you find nothing wrong and trouble free, continue using MSN messenger to manage your messages and information. Sometimes you may not able to access your account by providing new password then it’s better to contact the Windows Online Support team for further assistance. Thank you!