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.