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.