Monday, April 29, 2013

Instructions To Disable Or Uninstall Antivirus Program On Windows XP

You might have some programs on your computer that you no longer need to use and hence wish to remove or disable from the system. Maybe this program is interfering with some other programs in your computer, creating problems.
Let’s consider the case of the Windows antivirus program. If you have problems with this software, or if you wish to use some other antivirus program on your computer, or if it is taking up too much of your system resources, you might then want to remove or disable it. Though the exact steps for disabling the software differ with different operating systems, the basic concept is the same.

How to disable the antivirus software

  • Open your installed antivirus program. You can find the program icon on your desktop or you may find the icon on the tray on the bottom of your screen. Double-click the icon to open it. Or else you can open the program by going to Start > All Programs > your antivirus program.
  • Once the antivirus program is opened, look for a button or a checkbox on the main window, which says, “Enable/Disable”. If the antivirus program is active, it will be displayed as “Disable” which means you can click on it to disable or make it inactive. If it in inactive, it will show “Enable”, meaning you may click on it to make it active.
  • If you are unable to disable the program by this method, you may click on the program’s help menu which will open a standard utility for Windows XP. When you click on the “Search” tab you will get a search box, where you need to type “disable”. Then click on the “List Topics” window.
  • You will now get the instructions on how to disable the software. Just follow it and it will be disabled.
  • How to delete or uninstall the antivirus software
  • Click Start > Control Panel.
  • Double-click on “Add or Remove Programs”. A list of installed applications will be displayed. Locate your antivirus program.
  • Select the antivirus program by clicking on it. You can see a button labeled “Change/Remove”. Click on it, and it will ask you whether to change or remove. Click “Remove” to uninstall or remove it from your computer.

Now that you have successfully disabled or removed Windows antivirus program, you can take the next necessary action. Use this method whenever you’re convinced the Antivirus is hampering the smooth running of your PC.

Windows Live Messenger - Disabling And Uninstalling It

With each release of one of their operating systems, Microsoft releases some really useful features and applications for users so that they get a better user-experience. Microsoft makes` it a point to know what the user demand is and they have always come up with exciting feature lists whenever they rolled out new operating systems and other software packages. But then there is a certain group of people who find some of its features not-so-exciting, and hence want to remove it from their system.
Here we are going to discuss the Windows Live application and its associated Windows Live Messenger tool. There are both admirers and haters for this Windows OS addition. Windows Live Messenger is actually a part of the free Windows Live Essentials package. It supports Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Server 2008 OS. Though it comes pre-installed, you may also download it from the Microsoft website. Windows Live help is available for users who have trouble using it. Usually Windows Live Messenger loads automatically when your system is turned on. Though it’s quite a useful addition, some still find it an unnecessary thing to have on their computers. So those who find it annoying can disable the automatic startup, or even uninstall the Messenger completely.

How to disable the automatic start up of Windows Live Messenger

· From the “Windows Live Essentials”, click on the “Help” icon. From the dropdown menu, select “Show the Menu bar”. Now go to Tools > Options.
· From the Options menu, click on the “Sign In” tab. Now deselect the “Automatically run Windows Live Messenger when I log on to Windows” option.
· After doing this, Click “OK” to save the changes.
· Restart the computer, and you can see that the automatic startup of Messenger is disabled.
How to uninstall Windows Live Messenger
· In Windows XP, Vista OS, go to the Control Panel and select “Add/Remove Programs”. In Windows 7 OS, go to the Control Panel and select “Programs and Features”.
· Choose “Windows Live Essentials” and click on “Uninstall” and then “Continue”.
· From the list of programs that shows up, select “Messenger” and click “Continue”. This will uninstall the Messenger from your system.
In case of any assistance, you may visit the Windows Live help website and get more information. It is a simple process and you shouldn’t have any big issues performing it.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tutorial For Installing Windows Live Messenger On A Mac

A good number of organizations and business firms use MSN Messenger, the instant messaging program from the Microsoft, for various business needs.  The latest version of MSN Messenger supports video conferencing, which is really helpful for business individuals for holding meetings online. The application is now called as Windows Live Messenger and is available to users for free.  Microsoft has also launched MSN Messenger version for Mac operating system. This article details the Microsoft Chat Instructions to download and install Windows Live Messenger on a Mac.

How to install Windows Live Messenger?

First of all, visit Microsoft’s website and download the Windows Live Messenger application for Mac. For this, click on the option that reads Download Messenger for Mac 7 and choose the latest version of Windows Live Messenger from the displayed list. As soon as you click the download link, the application starts downloading.

  • Once you have finished downloading, access the Open tab to begin the Windows Live Messenger installation process. 
  • Now click on the Next tab to view the Software Licensing Agreement. After reading the Agreement, click on the Next tab again to proceed.
  • Now access the Accept tab. This will prompt the  application to look for  previous versions of Windows Live Messenger installed on your Mac  system. If there is no Messenger application detected, click on the OK tab and select the type of account that you wish to set from the displayed list.
  • Now input your Windows Live email address, user name and password in the space provided. When done, click Next to continue with the installation process.
  • If you are a new user and installing Windows live Messenger for a personal account, then you are provided with an option to create a new Windows Live user ID and password. 
  • Once you finish the prior step, click on the Next tab. Now follow the onscreen prompts to finish the Messenger installation process smoothly.
  • After completing the installation procedure, restart your computer to apply the changes made.

Now, launch the installed Windows Live Messenger program by double-clicking the Messenger shortcut icon on the desktop screen and try to login to your Messenger account by providing your user ID and password in the required field. If you encounter any issues while accessing your account after the installation of the program, contact the Microsoft Chat team to fix the same.