Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Know How To Deal With WiFi Issues On Windows Vista

Many Windows Vista users have reported issues with WiFi connectivity. This is in fact not a complicated issue. What you need to have is an understanding about the different types of WiFi problems and the steps to resolve it. In this article, I have tried to provide an insight about some of the most commonly faced problems and the steps you need to adopt to resolve the same.
Various types of WiFi problems
As a Windows Vista user, you might encounter different types of WiFi related problems. Some of which include complete failure in establishing connection to the router, failure to obtain a valid IP after connecting to the router, access to internet but not files and printers, and access to files and the printer but not the internet.  Performance problems might also be there like slow internet connection, and the frequent breakage of connection to the router.

Microsoft support instructions

1. First of all you need to setup your network settings through the “Sharing and Discovery” section. To do this, click on the Windows “Start” button, select “Control Panel” from the start menu, choose “Network and Internet”, and click on “Network and Sharing center”.
2. Now you need to decide what all features that you want to turn on. Option available to you include “Network Discovery”, “file and printer sharing”, “public folder sharing”, “media sharing” and ‘password protected sharing”.
3. Compatibility issues between Windows XP and Windows Vista related to wireless network will also be visible. By default, Windows XP names the workgroup as “MSHOME”, whereas in Vista it is “Workgroup”. In order to resolve this issue, you need to login to your system with administrator account on your network that are running Windows XP. Hit the “Start” button located on the bottom left hand corner of your desktop -> right click on the option which says “My Computer”-> select the option labeled “Properties” from the given menu-> go to the tab titled “Computer Name”-> hit the “Change” button-> enter “WORKGROUP” in the respective field-> hit the “Ok” button.  Once you are done with that, put and end to this Microsoft support instruction by rebooting your computer for the changes to take effect.
WiFi issues are not so complicated, you can easily deal with it by following the appropriate troubleshooting steps. If you need advanced help, you can always contact the Microsoft tech support team.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Steps To Help If Windows Vista Updates Are Not Installing

Windows update from Windows update center helps you to keep your systems up to date and free of risk. But, what if you are facing issues when trying to install updates. Well, follow these simple tech support instructions prepared by Microsoft help and support center to install Windows update on your system.

Tech support instructions to fix Windows Vista problems
·       Click the Windows orb to launch the Start menu. From the Start menu, select the label that reads, All Programs. From the All Programs submenu, select the label that reads Windows update. Wait for the Windows update window to launch. Select the label View Update History. Check for any updates marked Failed. Right click the update option and view the details of the last update. Select the label that reads More Information. Double click the link to the Microsoft Knowledge Base article. Select the topic about which you need help.   
·       Launch the Start menu. Click the Windows Start orb to launch the Start menu. From the Start menu pop up, select the label that reads My Computer or Computer. Alternatively, you can launch the My Computer or the Computer window using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+ E. Right click the label that reads, Properties. See the amount of free space on your system. If you find there is not enough space on your system, launch the disk cleanup process. The disk cleanup process will remove temporary files, files from the Recycle Bin, offline Web pages, debug dump files, thumbnails and system error files. You will find the Clean up feature in the Programs and Features menu. Click the label to initiate the clean up.
·       Click the Windows orb to launch the Start menu. Alternatively, you can launch the start orb by clicking the Windows shortcut key. Type cmd into the search window and press the Enter key. This will launch the folder containing the cmd file. Right click the file labeled cmd.exe. From the dropdown, select the label Open. From the prompt window, select the option Run as administrator. Enter sfc/scannow as the keyword in the command prompt within the command window. Hit either the Enter option or the Enter key to initiate the System File Checker utility.

Keep up with the above instructions to fix the issues with Windows update. For more assistance on the same feel free to buzz us online or drop into our tech support blogs and forums.