Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tutorial To Recover Messages From Outlook Express

If you want to switch to a new Windows XP computer, you might wish to recover all your Outlook Express messages from your old computer first. Outlook Express help teams have recommended the following steps that one needs to follow in order to transfer files to a new computer.

Guidelines to follow
First of all, open the Outlook Express program in your new computer, and then click on the “Tools” button to open the Tools menu. Click on the “Options” button located on the Tools menu.
Then, you should access the “Maintenance” section situated at the top of the program window, and then select the “Store Folder” option. The path to the required Outlook Express data folder will now be displayed on your screen in a dialog box.
Click on the “Start” button located in the lower left corner of your computer screen, and then select the “My Computer” option from the Start Menu. Now, navigate to the Outlook Express data folder with the help of the path you just found.
With the help of an external storage device, copy the “Outlook Express” folder to the desktop of your new computer.
Open the Outlook Express program on your new computer.
Click on the “File” button displayed on the top of the program window and choose the “Import” option. From the newly displayed menu, click on the “Messages” button.
From the list of programs displayed, click on the "Microsoft Outlook Express 6" option. Click on the “Next” button to go to the next step.
Select the “Import mail from an OE6 store directory" option, and then click on the “Next” button.
To navigate to the Outlook Express folder copied on to the desktop from the old computer, click on the “Browse” button. Choose the “Ok” option, and then click on the “Next” button.
When you are prompted by the system to select which data to recover, click on the “All Folders” option.
To finish off the process, click on the “Next” button and then the “Finish” button. You will now be able to see that all the Outlook Express messages stored on your old computer are now copied to your new computer.
These are the instructions provided by the Outlook Express help that you need to follow to transfer Outlook Express messages to your new computer. Transfer of OE data can be made easy by following the steps given above.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Disabling Automatic Update Reminders In Windows XP

Maintaining your computer with timely updates for both the operating system and different utilities like firewalls and antivirus software is quite an important task to be performed on every computer. In fact, it will ensure a good working environment and you can prevent several issues like slow down, virus threats, file corruption and many similar faults through proper maintenance of both hardware and software.
It has included an update service within all versions of the Windows operating system. Windows XP support for automatic updates is quite useful in downloading and installing new features automatically. If enabled, the automatic update service will download the update without prior notification or it will download application and notify the user later. The automatic update helps to keep your system updated with security and service packs. Windows XP’s automatic update application usually displays a reminder when new updates are available.
However, sometimes these reminders of updates can be annoying as this may use system resources and slow down the computer. When you already have a number of programs running simultaneously, an application like the update reminder will cause extra burden and overload the processor. In such situations, it is quite better to disable this reminder facility. A simple stepwise procedure for the same is given below.
First, you should minimize all open windows. Then open the Start menu by clicking on the Start button located on the bottom left corner of your taskbar. Click on the Control Panel button. You can see a list of customization features for Windows XP.
Then locate the icon labeled Automatic Updates. The list will be given in the alphabetical order. In order to bring up the settings you should double click on the icon.
Now you will see an option labeled Turn off Automatic Updates, click on the button next to this option. Then select Apply and then on the OK button. You will get a notification message at the bottom of the screen. Click on the close button in order to close the warning.
Finally, you need to restart your computer in order to ensure that the changes that you have made took place properly.
If you want to speed up your system further, several helpful tips are available in the Windows XP support online help page. Clean up your computer regularly and install antivirus software to ensure smooth functioning of your computer.