Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ask A Friend To Fix Your Computer

Windows 7 is packed with some new features that will leave you clueless about how to get around them. You might be even facing some unwanted issues and do not have any idea on fixing them, this is where the Remote Assistance service comes to use. The remote Assistance allows you to delegate all your problems and queries to an experienced user to sort out for you. Remote Assistance is a procedure where you handover control of your system to another user but under your supervision.
All you need is good network connection to pass over the control, sit back, and see your problems getting resolved. One great aspect abut remote assistance is that you can view how the problem is getting solved and this comes in handy when you suffer from similar issues. Here are some guidelines to help you set this up.

1. Choose Start menu on the bottom left of your screen and select Control Panel in the menu. Now select System and Security, then System and finally Remote Settings.
2. Ensure that the System Properties dialog box is showing the Remote tab.
3. To enable Remote Assistance check the Allow Remote Assistance Connections to This Computer checkbox, then click Ok. This should close the System Properties box.
4. Now launch the Windows Help and Support and click the Ask button. Then select the Windows remote Assistance link. You can now authorize transfer to someone else by selecting the Invite Someone You Trust to Help You link.
5. A page appears where you can invite assistance using an email. This can be done in two ways:
a. Select the Send This Invitation as a File link that creates a file you can add as attachment in the email.
b. Alternatively, send a regular email by clicking on Use E-mail to Send an Invitation link.
6. It is a choice to provide your password in the mail; if your recipient is trustworthy, type in the password in the mail.
7. Note down the password appearing in the Windows Remote Assistance window. This password you use should be at least 6 characters long - this is compulsory for Windows 7.
8. You can control the session using the Windows Remote Assistance window once the connection is established. Employ the tools to change settings, sending files, cancelling, chatting and stop sharing.
9. Once that’s done select the Close button to close the session. If you wish to set a password, type and verify it.

If you face issues with the Remote Assistance procedure, call at the Windows Support number. Experts at the Windows Support number will guide you through the procedure to obtain secure and proper connection, and for removal of errors.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Updating Contacts From Outlook To Your Blackberry Curve

If you are an avid user of the Blackberry Curve, and are a lot into social interaction, then you probably have stored a lot of contacts in your contact list. You should, too. But like many others, you might not have backed it up somewhere safe.
The importance of this little act escapes most people, and they are only made aware of it the instant they realize that something unforeseen has happened to cause them to lose the list of all their contacts. Rather than having to scramble to retrieve your contacts in such a predicament, you can have a hard copy of the contacts, that you can restore the contacts from, without expending undue effort. The Outlook Address book is an excellent choice for a place to backup your contacts. It would definitely be worth your while to update the contacts from your Blackberry to Outlook.

How to go about the process of transferring the contacts
  • Run the Outlook program, and click on File. Choose the Import and Export option, and select Export to a file. Now click Next.
  • Choose the Comma Separated Values (Windows) option, and then click Next. Go to the Export to a File window, and choose the Contacts folder, which contains the contacts you want to transfer to your BlackBerry Curve. Click Next when you’re done.
  • Select the Browse button and set the destination folder to which you wish to export your contacts file. Name the file and confirm by clicking OK. Hit Next after this, and then click on Finished when you’re done.
  • Go online and sign in to your BlackBerry Internet Service account. Select the Address Book link from there and then navigate to it, and then choose the Import option from the bar.
  • Select the Browse button and find the file to which you saved your Outlook contacts. Select Open, and then Add. This will import and update your contacts from the Outlook Address Book to your BlackBerry address book, and you will be able to access them from your Blackberry Curve.
  • Plug in your BlackBerry Curve device to your system and run the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Once it has started up, select Synchronize to finish the process.
These are the guidelines to follow to update contacts from Outlook to your Blackberry Curve. For any further assistance, you can contact the Outlook Tech Support team.

Network Support Problems

Windows XP is an operating system in the line of Windows Operating system. It was an operating system that was used by many people and continues to be in use today, even after three other Windows versions have been released. It still remains very popular even when the support would end in the coming year.
Windows has got extensive Networking support and is also a very easy to use operating system. Sometimes there are problems when the internet goes down on your computer but it is still online for other people on the same network. When this happens it is just a problem of your network cards. The network is what connects your system to the rest of the computers and to the world wide web. This means that if you don’t have a connection to the Network it would result in your productivity going down easily. You can contact Windows Tech support to solve your problem.
But solving the network issue is pretty easy. All you have to do is reset your Network services and that would solve your issue.
  • Click Start and then navigate to the Control Panel. The Control Panel is where you can manage all the system settings if your computer.
  • Double click on Add or Remove programs icon on the Control Panel window.
  • Double click on the Add or Remove Windows Components on the left pane of the Add or Remove Programs windows
  • Click to uncheck the Networking Services check box on the Windows Components Wizard dialog box. Click the Next button. This will remove the Network support from your computer.
  • Insert the Microsoft XP setup CD in the CD-Drive of your computer.
  • Open the Control Panel again and navigate to the Add/Remove Windows components dialog box. Here you can reinstall the Network services again. Click on the Networking Services check box on the Windows components wizard dialog box and click on the Next button. The computer will now read from the CD and install Network services back on your computer again.
  • Once everything is completed click on Finish to finish the process.
  • You have successfully reinstalled Network services now.
Your internet connection would probably be back up now. If you continue to have anymore problem with the Network don’t hesitate to contact Windows Tech support.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Edit Folder View Settings In Outlook 2007

Microsoft Outlook 2007 lets users access their email messages in different email accounts by simply logging into one account. When you use Outlook 2007 to manage your emails, you do not have the need to separately login to different email accounts to access your email messages.

In addition to this, Outlook 2007 also lets users create subfolders within mailboxes so that they can organize email messages more efficiently. Moreover, these subfolders can be assigned different view settings to give your Outlook a streamlined look and feel. If you want to experiment with the different view settings for your folders, you can simply reset it to its default view settings and make new changes as required. Another handy feature is that Outlook 2007 lets you apply these changes to all the folders, all at once.  The following Outlook tech support guidelines will help you to accomplish the task quickly and easily.


  • Close your Microsoft Outlook 2007 application if it is open.
  • Click on the Start button and select the option Run.
  • Type outlook.exe /cleanviews into the Open text field and click OK or press Enter. Outlook’s folder view settings will be reset to its default state when you run this command.
  • Now launch Outlook 2007 and login to one of your email accounts.
  • Navigate to the View menu at the top of your Outlook screen and click on Arrange By to expand its sub menu.
  • From the sub menu, select the option Current View.
  • Now you will get the screen to edit the view settings for different folders. Follow the onscreen instructions to make the desired changes including changes in filters, sorts and fields.
  • After you are done with the folder customization, click OK.
  • The changes you have made will be applied to all the folders simultaneously, as you had already reset to the default folder view settings in the third step. 

Your mailboxes will no longer look cluttered and dull after you have customized the folders according to your preference. Try changing the view settings occasionally to avoid the feel of dullness creeping on you while using your Outlook program. Customizing your Outlook definitely brings in a fresh feeling and a new Outlook experience. In case you need any expert advice or help, seek assistance from the Outlook tech support team or visit the Outlook Support website.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Repair Boot.ini File In A Windows XP Computer

The boot.ini file is a hidden system file that is used to identify in what folder, on which partition and on which hard drive Windows XP is located. Sometimes the Boot.ini file can become damaged, corrupted or get deleted for a number of reasons. 

In such cases, Windows lets you know about this by displaying appropriate error messages. Any error on Boot.ini file has to be immediately rectified as it can lead to complete system crash. Therefore, as soon as you get an error message, pay immediate attention and do appropriate troubleshooting steps to fix the issue. Follow these easy Windows XP support guidelines to repair the damaged or corrupted boot.ini file. 

Instructions to repair Windows XP boot.ini file

Repairing the Boot.ini file is not a difficult task if you perform the right troubleshooting procedure. You can perform this repair process in less than 10 minutes. Here is how you can repair/replace the damaged Boot.ini file. 
  • Go to the Windows XP Recovery Console. 
  • Insert the Windows XP installation CD into your computer CD drive. Run the Recovery Console from the Setup CD. The Recovery Console is an advanced diagnostic mode of Windows XP with special tools that will allow you to restore the boot.ini file. 
  • When you reach the command line, type the following command “bootcfg /rebuild” and press Enter. 
  • The “bootcfg” utility will scan your hard drives for any Windows XP installations and then display the results. Follow the remaining steps to add your Windows XP installation to the boot.ini file. 
  • You will get the first prompt that asks, “Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)”. 
  • Type “Y” in response to this question and press Enter. 
  • The next prompt asks you to “Enter Load Identifier:” 
Here you need to provide the name of the operating system. For example, type Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition and press Enter.
  • The final prompt asks you to “Enter OS Load options:” Type”/Fastdetect” here and press Enter.
  • Type “Exit” and remove the Windows CD from the drive. Now restart your PC. 
The above-mentioned are steps to fix problems specific to Boot.ini file related issues. Assuming that a missing or corrupt boot.ini file was your only issue, Windows XP should now start normally. If you still have problems with your Windows XP machine, you can contact the Windows XP Support Center and get your problems solved quickly.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Speed Up The Performance Of Outlook 2007

Outlook 2007 is a popular email client used to manage your multiple email accounts. Despite being feature packed, Outlook may run slow and create performance issues. Sometimes you may find Outlook to be a bit slower than usual. The following Outlook tech support guidelines will help you make your Outlook perform much better and faster.
  • Go to the Start menu located on your computer taskbar at the bottom left corner of your computer screen. Right-click on Computer and select System Properties from the popup menu.
  • This will bring up the System Properties window. Here, you will be able to check your system requirements. See whether your computer meets minimum system requirements for powering Microsoft Office 2007 version. If your system does not meet this minimum requirement, you will definitely run into problems while running Microsoft Office 2007. Microsoft Outlook that comes packaged with the Office suite will not perform well if your computer lacks enough system software and hardware support.
  • When you use Microsoft Outlook, make sure that you have the most compatible version of Outlook installed in your Windows computer. To get better performance and user experience, Microsoft suggests its users to run Service Pack 1, which was recently updated. You may visit Microsoft official website for latest downloads and updates on the same. 
  • Get your emails and folders arranged into multiple folders to enhance the performance and speed of response. Use the above-mentioned technique if your count in a single folder exceeds the 10,000 items toll mark. Enhance incoming and outgoing mail processing speeds by reconfiguring and fragmenting the data into smaller packages. 
  • Enhance Outlook performance by removing unnecessary Outlook add-ons. Remove all unnecessary third party applications and plugins that affect the performance and efficiency of Microsoft Outlook. 
  • Also, check to see if your antivirus program is causing the sluggish performance of your Outlook application. Disable your anti-virus software temporarily to see if it has to do something with the slowing down your email performance. Some virus scanners integrate themselves with your email program to scan incoming and outgoing emails, thereby resulting in the slow performance of your Outlook program. 
Hope you were able to fix the issues with your Outlook application. If you need any further assistance on this, get in touch with the Outlook Tech Support team and resolve your problem quickly.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fix The Outlook Error Message – “The Requested Operation Failed”

When Microsoft Outlook encounters certain problems, it displays specific error codes that help users troubleshoot and fix the problem effectively. One common error message that users get is “The requested operation failed”.

There can be many possible reasons why you get such an error message. It depends on what you were doing when you received the error message. Listed below are two possible reasons why you receive such an error message. Go through the following instructions that will help you fix Outlook problems associated with such issues.

While Archiving Messages

One occasion where you could have received the error message "The requested operation failed" is when you try to archive messages in Microsoft Outlook. Do you not want to know the reason behind this? If you investigate the problem, you would find that it stems from an HTML message that is being archived and that it has many nested HTML tags.

Installing the hotfix application on the server that hosts your mailbox is a good option to identify and fix this problem. When Outlook comes up with this error message, the hotfix will log the message that is causing the problem in the Application log. Go to this Application log and try to identify the particular problem message.
Next step is to forward the problem message to yourself from Outlook. When you send the message, Microsoft Word will reformat the message and remove the unnecessary HTML tags. Now you can go ahead, delete the message, and continue archiving.

While Running a Synchronization Process to Work Offline

One effective method to fix this problem is to clean up your Outlook folder. When you try to synchronize Outlook to work offline, you might get several error messages beforehand, telling you that Outlook cannot synchronize. If you leave these error messages unattended, eventually you will get the error message, which says, "The requested operation failed".

The occurrence of this problem could be due to reason that the data in your email folders exceeds the amount allotted by your mail administrator. One method to fix this issue is to reduce the amount of storage space your email takes up, thereby reducing the amount of data in your email folders. Another method is to delete old, unnecessary messages, especially those with attachments.

Once you have done this, press the F9 key on your keyboard, to run the synchronization process again. You should now be able to perform the Outlook synchronization successfully.
If you still face some Outlook problems, better contact the Outlook Support team and get advanced assistance.