Monday, July 28, 2014

Steps To Change DPI Scaling In Windows Vista

If you are not comfortable with the font size in your Windows Vista computer, you can change the DPI settings in the operating system. This will help you to increase or decrease the font size of the icons and thereby choose the best fitting DPI scales for your vision. You might have all changed the fonts in a Microsoft Word program. Changing the DPI scaling is a similar act and it will help you to change the screen fonts according to your needs.

According to Windows Vista help center, you will receive a small print if you are using a high-resolution monitor, with optimum screen resolution. One of the techniques to receive prints with big text size is to reduce the screen resolution. However, when you do this, the print can look messy. In such situations, adjusting the DPI scaling is ideal since it will maintain the clarity of the screen and help you to fit the things according to your wish.

Now, if you have a flat panel monitor, you may not find the changes to be worthy. This is because it would already be set to the best possible settings and any variations to it may not be pleasing to the eyes. Therefore, it is advisable that you avoid changing the DPI scaling in such monitors. In case of other monitors, you may follow the below mentioned steps to change the DPI settings.

Steps Involved
  • The first step is to launch two applications, preferably the ones you use daily. For instance, launch Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel programs.
  • Go to the desktop window and right click it. From the different options in the menu, choose Personalize. This will open the window for Vista Personalization.
  • From the left pane of the window, choose the option Adjust Font Size. Once you choose this link, a window might pop up for User Account Control. Select the option Continue in this window. 
  • With the above step, you will be directed to the DPI scaling window.
  • Select the option, which states Larger Scale (120DPI). Select the button OK. This will ask you to restart the computer for the changes to take effect. Select Restart.
  • Once the computer is back on the desktop window, launch the programs again. You will find that the programs now have larger font.
We hope that the above steps have helped you to increase the DPI scaling in Windows Vista. For further assistance, you may contact Windows Vista help center, or our technical support team right here.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Using The Windows Live Mail Email Client

Microsoft Outlook is not the only mail client application from Microsoft. They have released many other email client applications like Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, etc, which come preinstalled in the Windows OS. Unlike Microsoft Outlook application, these applications are available as a freeware application for all the compatible Windows platforms.

About Windows Live Mail application

Windows Live Mail is the default email client application in many new Windows operating systems including Windows 7. It enjoys good online Windows Live support and has a user interface very similar to that os Microsoft Outlook application.

Setting up your email account in Windows Live Mail is also very easy. If you open Windows Live Mail client for the first time, an email account setup wizard will pop up automatically asking you to add an account in it. If this does not happen automatically, then will have to manually launch it by clicking on the Accounts option from the toolbar.
Here, choose Email option from the menu to launch the email account setup wizard. You will see text fields on the wizard where you can enter your display name, email address, and password. Provide these details correctly and click Next.

In the next step, you will come across server settings for your email account. Select the email server type, either IMAP or POP, and add the server address for your email address in the next field. You can get this information from the webmail service provider. Put a checkmark against Requires a secure connection (SSL) and continue.

In the next text field, enter your email account login username with the domain name extension. In addition, provide the Outgoing Server details for your email account. You can collect the SMTP server address from the webmail service website. Here too, put a checkmark next to option Requires a secure connection (SSL). Now, select the option Requires Authentication and click Next. Select Finish to complete the account setup process.

Your email account will now be successfully added to Windows Live Mail application. You will find that the user interface and options for sending and receiving messages are very similar to that in Microsoft Outlook. If you have any doubts regarding any of these options, contact Windows Live support team right away.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Tips For Updating Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft has released several applications that are intended to help the users in completing various tasks. One such application from Microsoft is Microsoft Outlook, which serves many uses for the customers. The important use of Microsoft Outlook is its ability to synchronize with various non-browser based email accounts or with a POP3 account. Moreover, it also provides a contact organizer, calendar, and a task manager.

Microsoft releases new updates for its applications in order to keep them updated with latest features and security updates. it is necessary to install the latest updates available; otherwise, you will not be able to enjoy all the features provided by it. The users can get Microsoft Outlook updates either through the official website of Microsoft or by checking for updates from your computer itself. Well, given below are some easy instructions that will help you to update the Microsoft Outlook application.

  • Updating Microsoft Outlook is very easy and the below given instructions will help you to update Microsoft Outlook in Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems.
  • Start the process of updating Microsoft Outlook by moving the mouse pointer towards the lower left corner of your screen and locate the button called Start. After locating it, you need to click it.
  • When the Start menu opens, you need to enter Update in to the Search box that is seen within the Windows Start menu. Now, the Windows Update window will be available on your screen. To launch the Windows update utility, you need to click it.
  • Now, you need to click the link called Change Settings.
  • Next, you need to place a check mark in the box that is seen under the option labeled Microsoft Update and click the button called OK. This is done in order to check for any updates that are available for the programs that are installed in your computer.
  • Now to check for any updates, you need to click the option labeled Check for updates. Now a window will be shown in your screen showing the list of updates that are available on your computer.
  • Finally, to install those available updates, you need to click the option named Install Updates. When it is done, you need to restart your computer in order to make the changes to take effect.
The above-explained instructions given by our Outlook support team will help you to update the Microsoft Outlook program in your Windows Vista and Windows 7 computers. For help on how to get Microsoft Outlook installed in your computer, contact our Windows support number.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Solution For Outlook Error 0x8004010f

Getting the error code 0x8004010F when you attempt to send or receive emails in your favourite Outlook email application? The issue could be due to the corrupted profile. Microsoft Outlook cannot start when the email profile gets corrupted. The only solution to fix this problem is to create a new Outlook profile. First of all, you need to find out where your Outlook data file is located by default. Once you know the location, you can create the new profile. The following instructions will take you through the process.

Instructions (finding out the location of the data file)

  • Navigate to the Start button on your desktop and choose Control Panel from the resulting menu. 
  • When the Control Panel screen is opened, locate the Mail icon in it and double-click it to open. This will open the Mail setup dialogue box. Locate the option that says Show profiles and click it. Outlook will display all the email profiles you have created in the application. Select the specific profile that has the problem. 
  • After selecting the profile, select the Properties button and choose the tab titled Data Files. 
  • Write down the location of the data file of your current profile. 
  • Exit the window. 
Instructions (creating new Outlook profile)
  • Navigate to the Start button and choose Control Panel from the menu.
  • In the Control Panel window, locate the Mail icon and double-click it to open.
  • When the Mail setup dialogue box appears, choose the tab titled General and select the Add button. A new dialogue box titled New Profile will appear now. Give a name for the profile and proceed by selecting the OK button. A new dialogue box titled Add New Account will appear now.
  • Configure your email account now. You will have to fill in each section such as Account Details, Server Details and Login Details with appropriate information. Once you are done with configuring the application, select Next followed by Finish.
You have successfully created a new email profile in your Outlook application. You can use it now to send and receive emails. If the problem continues even after you create a new profile, consider reinstalling your application. As Microsoft Outlook cannot start when the email profile gets corrupted, make sure that you avoid all the chances that lead to the corruption of the email profile.