Monday, December 29, 2014

Speed Up Your Computer With Online Tech Support

Computer slowness is a very common issue and this can be caused due to a number of reasons. The issue id not a fatal one but troubleshooting it needs a lot of patience, as there can be a number of things that can contribute to computer slowness. If you do not know the cause of the issue, it will be better to seek technical help for fixing the issue.

Computer slowness can be caused by a number of reasons and the Omni Tech Support tips that are explained below will help you know more about some of the causes.

Conflicting Programs

This is one of the most common causes of computer slowness. Some of the programs that are installed in the computer might be conflicting and these will end up utilizing all the available resources in your computer. For example, installing two different brands of Anti Virus programs can make you computer slow and you may not notice that the programs are conflicting. In such situations, you will need to find out which all programs are conflicting and will need to get rid of the conflicting program from your computer to make it fast.

Low Memory

This is yet another reason for computer slowness. If the available RAM in your computer is low then the computer will be slow. To make sure that your computer has enough RAM, you will need to right click on Computer and then select Properties from the options. This will display you the specifications of your computer and you will be able to know about the installed RAM in your computer. If you have enough RAM in your computer, then something else might be causing the issues.

Large Cache

Cache is a temporary storage area in memory that is used for faster processing of data. This area should be cleared regularly to make your computer fast. To do this, you can type in Temp in the Run line and then press the Enter key. The temporary files in your computer will be displayed and you can delete all those files that are not currently being used. This will make your computer faster.

These are some of the simple things that you can do to speed up your computer. For more assistance, you can contact the Omni Tech Support team. In the world of Internet, Omnitech support is sometimes referred to as Omni Tech Support scams. But you may have understood that the reference Omni Tech Support scams is completely wrong after reading the above guidelines. Check out the official website for more info.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Steps To Identify Your Outlook Express Stationary Folder

Outlook Express is one of the most useful email applications that comes associated with the Internet Explorer. The application comprises of several interesting options that enable a comfortable messaging experience to the users. In Windows Vista, Outlook Express was rebranded as Windows Mail and then again it was renamed as Windows Live Mail. For any issue related to this email application, you can contact the OmniTech support team. But make sure that you contact only the genuine tech support service, to avoid being getting trapped in online scams.

Since Outlook Express sounds similar to Microsoft Outlook, many people tend to think that both the applications are the same. However, both these programs are entirely different and have different functionalities. For example, if the contact information of the Outlook users is stored in Outlook Address book, the same is stored in Windows Address books in the case of Outlook Express.

Sometimes, certain users encounter issues in Outlook Express while identifying the Stationary folder. This folder looks for stationary by default in the program and sometimes it is true that identifying the folder can be tricky. Well, as mentioned earlier, whenever you encounter issues in Outlook Express, ensure that you call only genuine tech support services like the Omni Tech support team. There are several online tech support companies available nowadays that would actually be online scams posing themselves as reliable tech support services.

Well, if you’re facing the same issue, you can use the following instructions provided by the Omni Tech support service:
  • In the first step, you need to click on Run. You can access this option by clicking on the Start menu in your computer. Once the dialog box appears, you need to enter regedit and then press return.
  • In the next step, you need to press Ctrl-F and then type Stationery Folder. 
  • Now, press Return and then double-click on the key. You can find the option in this location - \HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \¬SOFTWARE \¬Microsoft \¬Shared Tools \¬Stationery. 
  • Here, the highlighted value would be your Outlook Express stationery folder. 
  • You can also open the Outlook Express stationery folder in Windows Explorer. Now, press Ctrl-C to copy the path to your Outlook Express stationery folder. 
  • Once you have copied, click on Run from the Start menu, paste the content and then click on Return.
By following these steps, you will be able to successfully locate your Outlook Express’s stationary folder. To get more assistance on the same, you may contact our tech support team.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Keep Or Ditch Windows XP? Some Useful Tips

Windows XP is now an unsupported operating system, meaning, if you are a Windows XP user, your PC can catch a virus or security threat at any point of time and Microsoft wouldn’t care at all. If it is the fear of running legacy applications forcing you to stick to using Windows XP, let me tell you that there are plenty of alternative options to run legacy applications in latest Windows operating systems like Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. According to an OmniTech Support review, Windows 7 and Windows 8 users can run the legacy applications they carried over from XP with the help of the Compatibility or Windows XP mode features.

How to run Windows XP applications in latest Windows versions?

Most of the latest operating systems like Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 allow its users to run legacy applications in compatibility or Windows XP mode. In case a particular application does not open in compatibility mode, you can get a free virtual machine from Oracle or any other developers, install it your PC, and then run the legacy application in virtual mode. VirtualBox is a popular virtual machine tool that enables you to run Windows XP apps on any Windows operating system.

Upgrading to latest Windows versions from Windows XP

You can’t upgrade your OS from Windows XP to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 directly because Microsoft’s upgrade policy restricts upgrades between inconsecutive OS versions, meaning before being able to upgrade to Windows 8.1, you should go through Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Hence, a fresh installation is the simple choice. However, before going for a fresh installation of Windows 8.1 on your PC, make sure that your PC is compatible with Windows 8.1. Go to Microsoft support site to review the system requirements for Windows 8 installation.

Tips for using Windows XP safely

If you can’t upgrade your PC from XP to any of the latest Windows versions because it is an aged PC with low hardware features, it is better that you continue using XP in it. As XP is all-the-more vulnerable now, restrain from using it for online activities.

If you have any further questions regarding Windows 8 upgrade or using Windows XP safely, feel free to get in touch with Omni Tech support desk or read OmniTech support review articles about the concerned topics from the database.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Windows XP Support Ends, But Many Users Are Still Sticking To It

Microsoft has completely ended its support for the old Windows XP operating system. This is of course old news. However, some of the users, it seems, have totally ignored it. How else can you explain the millions of users still clinging on to Windows XP? Windows XP support ended on April 8, this year and it is still the second most popular operating system.

Though it seems totally insane to continue with Windows XP after the end of support, things get much clear when we analyze the probable reasons. The first one is the familiarity of the operating system. Windows XP has been around for many years now, thirteen years to be precise. This is in no way a small period for an operating system. Because of its long life span, most Windows users are familiar with Windows XP and its features. Moreover, Windows XP has evolved over the years to become one of the most solid operating systems developed by the software maker.

Another possible reason is the fear of change. Most users are familiar with Windows XP and they could not possible think of any other operating system taking the place of Windows XP. Migrating to newer operating systems means adjusting to a new system, which might not be an easy task for many users.

Another possible reason is the awful Windows Vista operating system. The Windows Vista effect actually boosted the significance of Windows XP, its reliability and stability. Windows Vista is one of the worst missteps for the software maker. There were too many issues with Windows Vista. Some of the features had problems and it was actually slower than XP.

Since Windows XP existed for so long, there were many software applications developed during its time. Many business applications were developed to be compatible only to Windows XP. Migrating to newer operating systems means that these companies have to invest their time, effort and money for developing or purchasing new software that works on them. This may not be feasible for SMBs that work on a shoestring budget.

Whatever may be the case, continuing with an unsupported OS can be extremely unsafe. You may have to guard your system against the ever growing number of security threats. There are antivirus options but not all are good enough. Some such as our Omni Tech Support scam warning would like alert you about fraudulent sites or apps. This Omni Tech Support scam warning means that you need to pay attention before downloading these applications.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Microsoft Releases Windows Developer Program For IoT

At the Build 2014 Conference, Microsoft showcased a version of their Windows operating system that is all set to run on the Intel Galileo board, which is a hardware development board that contains a Quark CPU and a number of other hardware device interfaces to go with. The company also stated that they would be providing developer copies of the operating system to interested parties. The company subsequently even opened up the sign-up page for the developer kit and developer preview versions of the program at the conference itself. According to the news we get from our source in the Windows support number staff, the company is all set to roll out about hundreds of developer kits to those signed up at the conference.

Not only that, the company will be releasing hundreds of copies of the developer kits in each week of the summer. In their official blog post, the company spokesperson stated as follows, "I’m pleased to share that we’ve begun rolling out a new Windows Developer Program for IoT. Through this program we are introducing a new Windows Developer for IoT Portal, with documentation and examples to support the developer kits we are starting to ship in small batches. These developer kits include a Galileo board and preview Windows image that supports the standard Arduino Wiring API set and a subset of Win32 API. This Windows image does not yet support Galileo boards outside of our program.”

The Windows support number technicians were given a preview of the developer program and our source there states that the new IoT portal Microsoft has developed for working with the developer kit is awesome, with all the documentation and examples for supporting the programs. If you are not familiar with IoT, it stands for Internet of Things and Microsoft aims to bring their Windows range of products to work with smaller devices. Since the production of the developer kit is working a bit slow, the company will be releasing a batch of the developer kits only a few hundred at a time. However, we hope to see more kits released to the market in the near future.

It was also heard that the Redmond based company is planning to add more templates and guidelines to the developer preview version of the program. However, with the plethora of subscriptions and requests the company is getting for developer preview version, not everyone who has signed up for the kits will be getting them.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Keeping In Touch With The Microsoft Outlook Updates

If you use Outlook email client, you know it serves as a single channel to access all your emails. Sending and receiving emails is a major part of our job and hence, it is crucial to maintain and use Outlook email client to the best of our needs. The best way to do so is to install all the updates that come along the way. To know which updates are necessary, contact our Microsoft tech support team.

In theory, the process is easy. You regularly check for any possible updates, and then download and install them, when they are available. Although you might be tempted to cancel certain updates, for example, a language update that lets you support an unwanted language, it is better to leave it as it is

The best solution is to install any and every update that comes along your way. Moreover, it shortens the time needed by eliminating the need to evaluate each update and select the most appropriate one. Hence, it would be better to check for updates once a week, preferably on Thursday or Friday to keep in tune with the official update cycle. The standard update cycle is normally update release once a month. However, you do not want to delay updating any important security patches that may be sporadically released by Microsoft.

This suggestion should be followed only for home systems or office workstations that do not have their own update policy. Your company might have its own update guidelines, in which case it is better to follow them.

There is some notion that only the original program will run the fastest and any further updates to it will only slow it down further. However, this notion is false, since you will have a more efficient program that does not have junk mail, if you maintain frequent updates. Frequent improvements in the junk mail filter help your inbox remain clutter-free the entire time.

Here is how you update:
  • Go to Microsoft Office Downloads home page using your preferred web browser.
  • Select the link that automatically scans your computer and figures out, which updates are necessary.
  • Click to select the updates you want and then download them.
  • Install the updates and close the browser. Restart your PC, if you need to.
If you follow the instructions, you will be able to install any updates as they come. Contact our Microsoft tech support, if you need further assistance.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Chrome Browser Does Away With Windows Technology

Search mogul Google has already announced plans to ditch the Windows technology used in Chrome browser, which mainly displays fonts on web pages. They revealed this while discussing some of the new changes in version 37 of Chrome, which reached the Beta build channel at the time. The preview, according to them, uses the DirectWrite technology from Microsoft instead of the old format.

The DirectWrite technology API was first introduced with Windows 7, the penultimate operating system that released in 2009. Microsoft then back-ported DirectWrite to Windows Vista SP2, concurrently with a platform update for Vista. But what posed a problem is that Windows XP – which comprises a fourth of the operating systems run on computers around the world – did not support DirectWrite.

Before switching over to DirectWrite, Google’s Chrome browser employed the Graphics Device Interface (GDI) from Microsoft, which has been a central part of Windows ever since in came out in 1985. The company had been working on it at least two years prior to that. The previous edition of Chrome, version 36, still uses the GDI to render text on web pages.

The reason of the great lag between the appearance of DirectWrite and its implementation in Chrome was that the latter required intensive relining and streamlining of the browser’s font renderer. Most of the problems came from the sandboxing, which is meant to run untested programs with a controlled set of resources. Doing this to the rendering engine stretched the process out until February this year, when the company announced they had finally integrated DirectWrite into Chrome.

This technology was one of the main factors in Microsoft’s refusal to add the popular Windows XP operating system to the roster of those with Windows support for IE 9. Incidentally, the tech giant was the first browser manufacturer to ditch support for Windows XP.

DirectWrite is a technology that is used by the ClearType Text Tuner applet inside the control panel in Windows 7, and by the XPS viewer application. It supports fonts that conform to OpenType specification version 1.5, which includes fonts with TrueType and CFF outlines. So if the extension of a font is TTF, OTF or TTC, DirectWrite supports it. Bitmap and vector files are still not supported, and neither are the Adobe Type 1.PFM and .PFB fonts.

That was some information on the new technology used in Chrome version 37 for Windows. For help with your browser issues, call our Windows support number.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Windows 7 Support To End By 2015

Microsoft has warned its customers that the end of support for the Windows 7 operating system is soon coming, the same way it came for the Windows XP operating system earlier this year. Microsoft will be ending free mainstream support for the Windows 7 OS on Jan 13, 2015, but the users of Windows 7 will be getting security updates until 2020. This move will largely affect the consumers. Businesses that pay for the extended Windows 7 support will be supported for another five years until Jan 14, 2020.

This is very much important as many businesses are right now in the process of upgrading their old Windows XP computers but they are moving to Windows 7, not to Windows 8. There are some speculations that given the popularity of the Windows 7 OS, Microsoft may change its mind as the date nears and may continue to support Windows 7 a bit longer as they had done for the Windows XP OS. Microsoft had supported the Windows XP operating system for about 13 years. This was confirmed after contacting the Microsoft support team.

It seems like Microsoft will not extend the support date this time. Windows 8 OS includes a full version of Windows 7, which is called as Desktop mode. With Windows 8.1, it is possible to run a Windows 8 computer in Desktop mode and almost avoid the new and confusing Windows 8 part of the operating system. Microsoft really has to nudge users into buying Windows 8 computers. More Windows 8 computers means that more developers will wish to develop software for the Windows 8. This will make more and more users want to buy the OS.

Windows 7 operating system has been a great source of income for Microsoft Corporation. This operating system has a very good market share even now and it is much liked by its users, unlike the Windows 8 OS. Let us hope that Microsoft will provide a period of extended support for the Windows 7 operating system, after the end of mainstream support.

By the way, Microsoft has also set an end of support for the Windows 8 OS also. The end of mainstream support date for the Windows 8 Os is Jan 9, 2018. After this date, Windows 8 may enter the extended support period. This can be considered as another hint that Microsoft may have its next version of Windows in 2015, code named Threshold. If you wish to know more on this news, you can contact our Microsoft support number. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

About Media Player Apps In Windows 8 OS

If you have just upgraded to the new Windows 8 OS from Windows 7 or XP, then you are likely to see a whole lot of different options and functions and a brand new interface in the new platform. With Windows 8, Microsoft has gone for a radical makeover in their flagship software product line. It is assumed that they were forced to come up with an innovative OS design by the popularity of the touch screen operating systems like Android and iOS, but that did not go the way Microsoft wanted.

The new Windows 8 Metro UI will require some getting used to. Microsoft has updated their OS by ditching the old desktop UI and the Start Menu, and has followed an app-centric approach in designing the new Windows 8 interface. Many of the OS functions works as an app and can be pinned to the Start Screen for easy access. If you have any problems locating the different OS options, you can visit the Windows 8 support webpage or use the Help and Support app included in the operating system itself.

Using the Media Player apps in Windows 8
Microsoft has made some changes to the Media Player application in Windows 8 as well. In the previous OS versions up to Windows 7, Microsoft included DVD support and live streaming option in the Windows Media Player application. However, in Windows 8, Microsoft has removed these two options from the app entirely. You can use the latest version of Windows Media Player 12 for playing audio and video files in Windows 8, but nothing more.

For DVD playback and live streaming options, you will have to use the Media Center app in Windows 8. This app comes preinstalled in the Windows 8.1 Pro edition. However, this app is not included in the standard Windows 8 edition. It seems as if Microsoft expects Windows 8 users to buy the Media Center app from the Windows Store or go for Windows 8 Pro upgrade to enjoy these additional features.

Media Center app comes with all the bells and whistles of the standard WMP application that was there in the older Windows operating systems. You can attach a TV tuner card to your system and use this app to watch live TV programs, and even browse through the different channels.

For more information about the different media player apps available for Windows 8, get in touch with the Windows 8 support team right away.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Importance Of Windows Vista Registry Repair

Windows Vista was launched by Microsoft as a successor to Windows XP, in 2007. The company had included several advanced features in the operating system to make it easier to operate than its earlier versions. However, the operating system did not get as much acceptance as that of Windows XP.

If you’re running Windows Vista operating system in your computer, you need to keep the registry free of problems to ensure the efficient running of the system. According to the Windows Vista help team, the Vista registry maintains the address of all the files and the programs that run in the operating system. This is because whenever the software programs and applications are installed in your Vista system, the details of these are automatically registered and updated in the Windows registry. In short, the Windows registry functions as a storage space that maintains the complete information of the files that are loaded up in your system.

Gradually, a number of files are found to be left behind in the Windows registry. Among these, the corrupted files can lead to various issues in the system and can even make your computer to crash down. Other problems include frequent restarts of your Vista computer, slow system performance and error messages being displayed. In such cases, you need to take necessary measures to clean up the Windows registry. In such cases, you can always call up the Windows Vista help number to get assistance. Alternatively, you can also resort to various registry repair software programs. The best part of using such programs is that most of them are available online free of cost.

But yes, to use an efficient and advanced registry cleaner, you would require purchasing the product. While doing so, make sure that you check the features of the tool and also some of the customer reviews. Sometimes, you may also install the wrong version of the Windows Vista registry. This can create more issues to your system because the program may not be compatible to run in a Vista system. To avoid such issues, you can first check the version that is suitable to run in your system by browsing the internet.

So, if you face any issues in your Vista computer related to the Windows registry updates, make sure to install an advanced registry cleaner at the earliest. To get more information on Windows registry cleaner tools, you may also get in touch with our technical support team.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fixing Cannot Start Error Message In Outlook

Sometimes, while trying to open your Outlook 2003 application, you may get the following error, which can block you from further accessing the application:

Cannot start Microsoft Outlook. Unable to open the Outlook window. The set folders could not be opened. The server is not available. Contact your administrator if this condition persists.

According to the Outlook technical support team, such error messages usually occur when you use Outlook 2003 along with Microsoft Office 2003 Custom Installation Wizard. This is because here, the users might mention about a PST (personal storage table) file folder in the Windows Installer transform, by using the Default location for the PST files path option. So, the main reason for the Cannot start Outlook error is that users often specify a file name instead of a folder path.

You can use the Custom Installation Wizard to fix the issues for the future installations of Office:
  • In the first step, you need visit the Change Office User Settings page and expand Microsoft Outlook 2003 followed by Miscellaneous. Now, you can click on the PST Settings.
  • Next, move onto the right pane and double-click on the Default location for PST files. Here, you need to enter the path you want to have in the location box. One of them can be like this: enter %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\.
  • Once you have typed in the specific path, you need to click on OK. Now, you can follow the steps to complete the wizard. After correcting the MST file, you can arrange Microsoft Office by using this file.
For resolving the Cannot Start Outlook error for an existing installation of the application, you need to mention the PST file by using the Mail icon in the Control Panel option.
  • While running the Custom Installation Wizard in Outlook, you have the option to make necessary changes any Office user setting on the computer where this MST is arranged.
  • First, you can click on the Miscellaneous PST Setting and then specify a default location for the PST files. While doing so, you can also use environment variables such as %USERPROFILE% in the Default location for PST files box. You can give the location as %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook\.
These steps can help you to fix the common error message in Outlook. To know more about the Outlook features, feel free to contact our 24/7 Outlook technical support number.

Monday, July 7, 2014

200 Million Windows 8 Licenses Sold

The market share of the Windows 8 operating system can be categorized as anemic, especially when compared with the popularity of Windows 7 and Windows XP operating systems. This does not mean that Microsoft has not sold many copies of the tile based Windows 8 operating system. As per a Microsoft Executive Vice President of Marketing Tami Reller, Microsoft has sold over 200 million Windows 8 licenses after the official release of the operating system on Oct 26, 2012.

A Microsoft spokesperson told ZDNet, “Windows 8 has surpassed 200 million licenses sold, and we continue to see momentum”. “… Windows is a central part of life for more than 1.5 billion people around the world, and we are looking forward to the future.” 200 million sales of Windows 8 OS are impressive but it is well behind the pace of Windows 7 operating system. We can notice that it took 15 months for Microsoft to sell 200 million Windows 8 licenses. Meanwhile in just 12 months, Microsoft was able to sell 240 million licenses of the Windows 7 operating system.

The 200 million figures is a sell in number that includes sales of all the computers and laptops that are sold with the Windows 8 OS pre-installed together with the stand-alone Windows 8 upgrades. Despite reaching the 200 million mark, it is very much clear that the Windows 8 OS has a long way to go if it hopes to achieve the levels of popularity that is comparable to those enjoyed by both of its predecessors, Windows XP and Windows 7. Microsoft is planning to make some changes to the Windows 8 OS with the upcoming Windows Updates. This was confirmed after contacting the Windows support team.

Though an important Windows 8 update is on the way, and should be available soon, it is unclear whether that will be enough to boost the market share of the Windows 8 operating system. Many of the conventional Windows users were not satisfied with the Tile interface in the Windows 8 operating system. Also, there were many complaints about the missing Start button in the latest Windows operating system.

If you wish to know more on downloading Windows 8 and installing it to your computer, you can contact the Microsoft support team. You may also refer to the Windows 8 help modules that are posted in the official Microsoft website to know more on downloading Windows 8 OS.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Unexpected Outage Of Outlook.Com Email Services Leaves Users In Confusion

The unexpected outage of last week (Wednesday) caused frustration among hundreds of users. According to Microsoft experts who investigated the Outlook problems found out that the cause of the outage was the failure of Exchange ActiveSync (EAS). Microsoft makes use of Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) to enable smooth and uninterrupted syncing of data stored on Microsoft Exchange Server with smartphones, tablets and PCs. This facility enables users to sync all types of data ranging from emails to contacts to calendars.

In its latest blog post, Microsoft extended its apology for the unexpected outage of the email service and the inconvenience it caused for millions of users across the world. The apology that was published in its service status board reads “We want to apologize to everyone who was affected by the outage, and we appreciate the patience you have shown us as we worked through the issues.”

Outage impacts SkyDrive cloud storage

It was not just email users who suffered from the unexpected outage but also users of Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud storage service. Partial outage on Peoples contacts application was also reported on the same day about 10 a.m. The worst part was that the issue even affected users who tried to access the email account via their smartphone devices. The mobile version of employs EAS to enable users to access their email accounts. It is the same service that enables iPhones users also to access email services. The synchronization problem on mobile devices persisted until 4.30 on Saturday, about four days after the issue had been detected.

The technical department of Microsoft said that it was looking into the issue on wartime basis. It assured users that there will be well-founded measures to avoid similar issues happening in future. The team blamed cache service failure for the outage of the service on mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Microsoft to increase network bandwidth

Microsoft said that it had taken two remarkable steps to prevent similar issues from taking place in future. One of the remedies that it had taken already includes increasing the bandwidth for the vulnerable parts in the system. Another step is the incorporation of an unconventional procedure to handle issues pertaining to Exchange ActiveSync.

It is reassuring that Microsoft is taking up creative measures to prevent Outlook problems in future. Microsoft has been more inclusive lately in covering issues with many of its services, especially email applications.

Monday, May 12, 2014

How To Uninstall Toolbars?

Toolbars appear as a series of buttons on the browser, when you search for something on the Internet. These buttons or add-ons have specific functions and are intended to provide a user-friendly, advanced and convenient browsing experience to the users. But sometimes, these programs may try to replace your browser’s home page with the search engine that they represent. Moreover, some toolbars are also found to install malicious programs on the system. Hence, in such cases removing a toolbar becomes necessary.

Although there are several third-party toolbar remover tools available, you can use the following instructions provided by the Windows tech support to do the same.

  • In order to uninstall the toolbar program from your computer, you need to first click on the Start button followed by Control Panel, and then click on Uninstall a program.
  • But if you are using Windows 8 operating system, you can simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen. Here, you need to select the Search option from the list and then select “Control Panel“. Alternatively, you can also right-click on a bottom left corner and choose the Control Panel option from there and type in Uninstall a program.
  • Now, once you see the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen, you can scroll through the list of currently installed programs in your system. Here, you need to check which programs you need to uninstall. Make sure you delete the recently installed or unknown programs from your computer.
  • According to Windows tech support, the most commonly found programs installed on users’ computers include: BitGuard, Delta Toolbar, DefaultTab, Search Protect by Conduit, Ask toolbar, Babylon Toolbar, Browser Protect, WebCake, Mixi.DJ toolbar etc.
  • As mentioned earlier, if you are not able to uninstall the specific toolbar or program from the system manually, you can always resort to the various advanced third-party toolbar remover tools. You can also contact the Windows tech support to get more information on the removal of these unwanted programs.
  • It is always recommended to uninstall all programs, which you have not installed yourself and do not know its function. This is essential especially to remove the malware programs, which can harm your computer.
These instructions can help you to successfully remove the toolbar programs in your system. For more assistance regarding the uninstallation of toolbars and unwanted programs, feel free to contact our technical support team.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Microsoft Stops The Option To Update Xbox One Offline

Microsoft has recently pulled the customer support page that offered the option to download Xbox One’s patch on a PC. The user can then update their Xbox One console through a USB device. The files and instructions to manually update the Xbox console offline was removed by Microsoft. The company says that it will work directly with the customers who need the option. Microsoft explained that the website was intended as a support tool that is aimed at helping the customers whose console is not connecting to Live due to some issues. These customers were still able to do the update with these instructions. Microsoft officials also said that they do not have any plans to put back this removed page.

These instructions were aimed at helping the Xbox One owners by allowing ways to update their gaming console without the need to connect to the Internet. Previously, Microsoft had listed a twenty-step guide that helps the users download the latest Xbox One firmware to a USB device and then use it to update the gaming console. But, Microsoft has now pulled the associated files and instructions to do this. To get the best experience, the Xbox One device will need a Day One update when the device is first switched on.

"The site was not an alternative way to take the Day One update and customers still need to connect to Xbox Live for the update,” said one of the Microsoft spokesperson to GameSpot. Microsoft had said previously that the new Xbox One console will do very little without the Day One update. Microsoft is trying to encourage the customers who might require an offline update to contact the Microsoft helpline directly. Because of the complexity of this customer support process we’ve actually removed the page and we will work with customers directly to make sure they have a smooth experience," they said.

Let us hope that this move from Microsoft will prove to be helpful to the Xbox One owners. After the initial release of the device, the sales of the console have much increased and the customers are much satisfied by the performance and efficiency of the device. If you wish to know more on the option to update the Xbox One console offline, you can contact the Microsoft helpline number. They will be able to provide you with more details on this news.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Microsoft Announces New Apps For Windows 8 And Windows Phone 8

Good news to those who complain constantly about the lack of useful apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Microsoft announced lately said that it had taken the concerns of its users seriously. The report adds that Microsoft is about to release two new apps, one for Windows 8 and the other one for Windows Phone 8. Named Office Reader and Office Lens respectively, these apps are said to be the first of its kind.

Office Reader

Microsoft reveals that Office Rader is designed to provide users with a cross format tool, which they can use to access files and contents that are different in formats. The app will receive Windows 8 support online.

Office Lens

Office Lens is designed for Windows Phone 8. The app is comes with the optical character recognition feature. This allows the users to scan an image and then covert it to the file format that they wish.

The details about these upcoming apps were first revealed during a Microsoft meeting held recently. The pre-beta version of the app is already out. However, it is circulated only among the employees at Microsoft. It was also reported that the Microsoft meeting had decided to release an update for MS Office products. These updates are named ‘Gemini’.

At the meeting, Microsoft’s Kirk Koenigsbaurer was quoted as saying "Office Reader is a new modern Windows 8-style app that supports web pages, Office documents, PDFs, ebooks, and textbooks. At first launch it includes library, sources, and recommendations sections.” The statement which is published in The Verge adds that the Office Reader will be compatible with PDF format files. As of now, there is no app which helps users with easy navigation through PDF files. Moreover, they find it relatively hard to reflow the text in PDF files on touch-based devices running on Windows 8 platform. Office Reader, hence, is hoped to rectify these limitations, providing users with better options, functionalities and compatibility.

Bing Support for Office Reader and Office Lens

Another interesting feature that Microsoft has integrated with Office Reader and Office Lens is Bing Support. This integrated service allows users to look for a particular item they chose on the document.

Let us hope the Microsoft would also provide the Windows 8 support services for both these apps once they are officially launched.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Repair Your Corrupted Emails Using Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair 5

Outlook is the most popular email application that Microsoft has ever produced and it comes bundled with the Microsoft Office suite of applications. Microsoft Outlook is very user-friendly and provides various functions that can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Some of its uses include sending and receiving of email, calendar, task scheduler, etc.

Usually, the information in Outlook is stored in the form of PST files and there is a chance of these files becoming corrupted. Therefore, your emails and the data stored in it can also be corrupted. Recovering the corrupted email and corrupted PST files is a tedious process. Some can be easily recovered by using the inbuilt repair tool of Outlook. However, some needs the use of a third party repair tool.

One famous tech brand that is known for producing recovery & email repair tools is Stellar Data Recovery. Recently, they announced a new tool called as Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair v5. This is an email repair tool with a brand new interface and a new scanning engine. As a result, it is more efficient and can scan 30 percent faster than before. Now, with the availability of this Outlook repair tool, a user can easily fix all the corrupted emails and restore all the data and other items like tasks, notes and calendar. The new Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair 5 tool is compatible with MS Office 2013.

CEO of Stellar Data Recovery, Mr. Sunil Chandna said, “Most users around the world use MS Outlook as a primary mail client. Over a period of time with numerous mail transactions the PST file size increases & may get corrupt. This is one amongst many reasons that could lead to file corruption and therefore loss of critical data on emails. This latest version of Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair handles all known corruption cases efficiently.”

  • It has a user-friendly interface.
  • The recovered files can be saved in various formats like RTF, MSG, HTML, PDF and EML.
  • Only three steps are involved in the repair process. One is Select, second is Scan and the third one is Repair. 
  • It is Possible to recover the deleted emails even if they have been deleted from the Deleted Items folder.
Thus, the users need not worry in case of any corruption of emails or when any other items in Outlook stops working. With the use of Stellar Phoenix Outlook PST Repair 5, a user can fix all the issues related to corrupted PST files and emails in Outlook. For further Outlook repair tips, contact the Outlook tech support team.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Instructions For Changing The Server Port In Outlook

While configuring Outlook to setup your favourite email account in it, you may have noticed the prompt to specify your server port type (IMAP or POP3). You will select the port type based on the server details provided by your email service provider. For one or the other reasons, you may want to change the server port type after configuring your email account. Users are free to switch between the port types. However, they need to ensure that their email account is compatible with either of the port types. Hence, contact your email service provider and verify whether both these port types are compatible with your Outlook email.

Follow these Outlook help instructions to learn how to switch between IMAP and POP3 ports.

  • Launch your Microsoft Outlook application.
  • Go to the menu titled Tools which you can see on the menu bar located at the upper portion of the screen.
  • Choose Account Settings from the context menu that appears.
  • Locate and press the tab titled Email from the Account Settings screen.
  • If you have setup multiple emails accounts in your application, choose the email account for which you wish to change the port type.
  • Now, go to the section titled Server Information and set the server type to POP3 if it is currently set to IMAP. Do not change any other settings in the page.
  • Next, go to the section titled More Settings and make appropriate changes in the server port settings. If you are unsure of the changes to be made in these settings, contact your email service provider for help.
  • On the More Settings screen, you will find another screen titled Internet Email Settings. Locate and press the tab labelled Advanced to make the changes in the port numbers of incoming and outgoing mail server. For this also, contact your email service provider for assistance. 
  • Once you have made the appropriate changes in the settings, press the Save button.
You have successfully changed the server type of your email account in Microsoft Outlook. Restart your Outlook application and check if it is downloading emails. If the application is not downloading any emails, the POP3 server connection has not been achieved. Contact your email service provider to verify the activation status. If you have any other concerns regarding Microsoft Outlook, contact the Outlook help line.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Adding Your Bellsouth Email Account To Microsoft Outlook

You might be using the BellSouth account for your email correspondence, and wondering whether it is possible to connect this email account to your Microsoft Outlook mail client application. It is indeed possible to do so, if you know all the relevant details for setting up the account in Outlook.
You would be able to find the settings details on either the Outlook Express help website, or the official website of the BellSouth email network. After collecting these, you need to follow the instructions given below to the set up the BellSouth email account in Microsoft Outlook.

How to add the BellSouth account to Outlook
  • On the Outlook Express toolbar menu, you would find the Set up a mail account option. This would take you to a number of other options, among which you need to choose Create a new Internet mail account. Here, you would find the Display option – you need to give here the name you want displayed on your outgoing mails.
  • Then you would find the option that says I already have an email account that I would like to use. Now, enter your email address for the BellSouth account in the Email Address field and fill in the other details for setting up the account using the details you collected from the BellSouth mail network website.
  • These details would include the email account type (which would be POP3), the incoming and the outgoing mail server addresses for the BellSouth email service.
  • Once you have entered these details, you would be required to enter the username and password for the BellSouth email account. Only if all the above-mentioned details are entered correctly will the Outlook client be able to connect to the BellSouth mail server.
  • You can use the Remember my password option in the Outlook mail client so that you do not have to enter the password every time you log in.
  • This completes the email account setup process in Outlook Express, and you can exit from the account setup wizard by pressing on the Finish button.
Your BellSouth mail account is now added to the Outlook mail client. You would now receive your BellSouth account mail messages in Outlook Express. If you faced any errors while setting up the mail account, contact Outlook Express help for assistance.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Creating A System Backup Image In Windows 8

No matter how much care you provide to your Windows system, it come across a wide range of issues and thus, there is always a risk of data loss. Creating system backup image of your Windows computer and saving the file in an external media can help to recover data files in an event of system malfunction later. Apart from that, creating a backup image makes it quite easier to transfer files and documents to another computer while upgrading the system.

There are numerous third-party applications for creating system backup image such as True Image, Norton Ghost, and Clonezilla; but the task can also be done using an inbuilt tool in the most recent versions of Windows platform. Follow the below given steps to create a system backup image in your Windows 8 computer.


  • Search for recovery from the Start Screen on your Win8 computer and click on the Windows 7 File Recovery option in the search results page.
  • Click on the Create a system image link located on the left pane of the Windows 7 File Recovery utility window.
  • Select a desired location to save the system image file, and re-check the backup settings.
  • Click on the Start backup button to begin the process. When done, you will have the options to create a system repair disc or recovery drive. Insert any removal media like USB flash drive, DVD, or external hard disk to the computer and follow the on-screen instructions for the task.

The above steps show you how to create a backup image of your Windows 8 computer. To recover files and data from the system image, proceed with the following steps.

  • Go to the Settings menu on your Win8 computer Start Screen and click on Change PC Settings option. Move on to the General section and locate Advanced startup.
  • Select Restart now button located under the category and click on Troubleshoot to boot to the drive that contains the system backup image.
  • Select Advanced options in the resulting page, and opt for System Image Recovery.
  • Select your user account and enter the password when prompted by the System Image Recovery wizard, and you are done.

If you get any error message saying that ‘Windows cannot find a system image’, make sure that the storage media is connected properly to the system, and carry out the above steps once again. If you still face issues in reimaging from the system backup image, contact Windows support center for assistance.