Thursday, April 24, 2014

Displaying Forwarded Email Attachments In Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is one of the most popular email applications of all times. Even though it was introduced long back as one of the Office applications, it has been successful enough to occupy the screens of several corporate and business giants. There is no doubt that its user-friendly features have been its highlight and no other email applications that we find today offer the ones offered by Microsoft Outlook. Other than helping us to send and receive email messages, they have been assisting us to manage our contacts, calendars, appointments, schedules, tasks and so on.

While sending email messages, you may even attach few files or folders. These files are sent as attachments and the person on the other end can open the attachment and view the file that you have sent. The files or data that you have sent as attachments will not be opened unless the person on the other end opens the same and hence they will not be displayed due to security reasons.

If some others have sent you emails with attachments, you can definitely follow the below set of instructions for opening the same. Opening an attachment in Microsoft Outlook is not at all difficult. However, there are people who may have doubt regarding the same. If you need help with Outlook, you can either contact the Outlook help team or follow the instructions that are given below.

  • You can open Microsoft Outlook and then open the message with the attachment. You can check for the email in the Inbox or other folders you prefer and check whether the attachment is in the Sent Items folder if you have forwarded the message.
  • When the message opens, you can select the attachment. You will find the picture of a paper, click on it and this will show the attachment. You can easily locate it below the subject line of the email message. When you select it, you will receive options either to open the same or to preview the file.
  • If you wish just to view the message, you can click on Preview File.
  • You can click on the attachment once again, select Open, and this will help you to view the complete attachment.
These are the different steps that you need to follow for opening an attachment in Microsoft Outlook. If you still need help with Outlook, you may contact the Microsoft Outlook support team for assistance.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Procedure To Remove The Ask Toolbar

A toolbar is usually used to enhance the internet search productivity. Normal web browser toolbars are glued to the Internet search function of your browser. There are many toolbars available, some pretty useful, while some very irritating. In this article, we will see what Ask toolbar is and how to remove it. The Ask Toolbar is actually a search toolbar that installs at the top of your web browser, allowing you to search the Internet directly from the toolbar.

This is useful and convenient, as you need not go to the original site instead of visiting the “” website. Unfortunately, many times users install the Ask Toolbar on their browser unintentionally. It is mostly because it comes packaged with many programs. You can remove the “Ask Toolbar” from your browser in Windows XP, whether you use Internet Explorer or Firefox, by uninstalling the associated Ask Toolbar program in Internet Explorer or the add-on in Firefox. Here are the Ask toolbar removal steps.

Internet Explorer
  • At first, you need to exit Internet Explorer, if it is already open.
  • Then you need to click on the "Start" button. You will be able to locate the “Start” button on the lower left corner of your desktop screen. After that, you need to select "Control Panel." The Control Panel window will appear.
  • Then you need to double-click "Add or Remove Programs." A list of all installed programs will appear. Allow the list to populate; this may take a few seconds.
  • Then, scroll through the list of programs currently installed on your computer and locate the "Ask Toolbar." Look for the "Ask" logo if you are having any trouble finding the toolbar.
  • After that, you need to click on the "Ask Toolbar" and then click "Change/Remove." The computer will remove the Ask Toolbar. Then you need to restart your computer after you have uninstalled the toolbar. Then you can open Internet Explorer to make sure that the Ask Toolbar is no longer present.
  • At first, you need to double-click the "Firefox" icon on your desktop to open the browser or select "Firefox" by clicking "Start," and then going to "Programs”.
  • After launching “Firefox”, you need to click on "Tools," then choose "Add-ons." A list of installed Firefox add-ons will appear.
  • After that, you need to click on the "Extensions" icon at the top of the Add-ons window, then locate the "Ask Toolbar for Firefox."
  • Then you can click on "Uninstall" to remove the Ask Toolbar. You can now restart Firefox to ensure that the Ask Toolbar is no longer present.
These are the steps to be followed for performing the Ask toolbar removal from Windows XP. Contact our tech support center for any further assistance.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Google To End The Support For Its Apps On Vista

As per the Microsoft’s product support policy, every operating system will receive mainstream support for a period of five years and extended support for a period of another five years, making the total support duration ten years. Windows XP is the only operating that received a longer period of support. XP is regarded as the most popular operating system from Microsoft and therefore it received extended support for more than the ten-year period.

What has been making news lately is the support period for Vista. Vista has reached its 7th year. As per the Microsoft’s product support policy, it will receive three more years of extended support. However, Microsoft has not released any updated versions of many of its popular apps like Office suite, IE and the like for Vista. While IE 11 is out already for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, IE 9 is the latest version that Vista users are able to use. Owing to Microsoft’s reluctance to release the latest versions of its default web browser, popular service providers like Google are also not willing to support their popular services. Recently, Google announced that it would not provide support for outdated versions for IE for Google Apps. In effect, it will be like withdrawing all Google based apps and services from Windows Vista operating system.

The users who visited the Microsoft support for Vista page were taken to the product support life cycle page for Vista.

Will changing the web browsers help?

Meanwhile, experts said that a change of the web browser would enable the Windows Vista users get the latest Google Apps. There is no better browser than Google Chrome to run Google Apps. Google has announced that it would offer support for Google Apps for XP and Vista through its Chrome web browser till April 2015.

Although Microsoft has not directly asked the Vista users to move to the latest operating systems, its reluctance to release updates for Vista compatible apps is a sign that it does not want users to stay on Vista. Soon Microsoft support for Vista would come to an end and the users would have to upgrade to Window 7 or Window 8.

Hope you found the information provided in this article useful. For more information, visit the Microsoft Vista website online.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

How To Uninstall AVG Antivirus From Your System?

Sometimes, you may find it difficult to remove toolbars from your system permanently. These add-ons may lead you to a tiresome browsing experience because most of the times, these applications try to replace the existing browser’s default home page. AVG toolbar is associated with the AVG antivirus, and becomes difficult to remove. Some of the common factors that may prevent you from uninstalling AVG anti-virus are:
  • Accidentally, you would have deleted the AVG related references like its installation information in your hard disk.
  • By trying to remove AVG toolbar, you would be trying to use a standard user account to make configurations to your computer system.
  • In most of the cases, an error or a bug in the current version of AVG Antivirus Free by the name 0xC0070643 leads to an error message that says General Internal Error.
You can use the following instructions to remove AVG toolbar from your system permanently:
  • In the first step, you need to open up Windows Start menu and then click on Control Panel.
  • Now, you need to click on the Add/Remove Programs option. Now, if you are running Windows 8/ Windows 7/ Windows Vista OS in your system, you need to click on the Uninstall a program option.
  • Once you click on this option, you need to search for AVG 2014 in the list of programs. Now, click on the Remove tab. According to the Windows tech support, you need to be aware of the fact that the AVG SafeGuard toolbar gets installed if you perform Express Install option for your AVG antivirus software.
  • Along with the toolbar, Visual Studio 2012 x86 Redistributable is also installed as the component of the latest version of AVG Antivirus.
  • A set of instructions would appear on your computer screen. You can follow these and change AVG-related settings in your system after choosing the Uninstall option. Meanwhile, you can also seek assistance from Windows tech support team anytime, if you have any queries or would like to get more information.
  • Once you opt for the removal option, you can go ahead and reboot your computer system to make the above changes take effect.
By following these steps, you would be able to remove AVG toolbar successfully from your system. However, if you still find the toolbar in your computer, do not worry. Simply dial our Windows tech support number to get the best assistance.

Remove The Babylon Adware Toolbar From Your System

A toolbar adds many more functions and options to your web browser. However, you have to be careful when it comes to installing them. Always check whether you are installing a genuine toolbar or a malware application. A genuine toolbar can be very easily installed and removed from the system.

But, a malware toolbar cannot be easily removed from the browser. A good example is the Babylon browser toolbar. Babylon toolbar can be used for text translation and as a dictionary tool. However, it acts as an adware tool for the Babylon website. The homepage settings and your browser search engine options would be changed with some links to the official Babylon website.

How to remove Babylon toolbar from the system

It would not be easy to either remove the Babylon toolbar or change these browser settings back to its default settings. So, your browser would keep taking you to the Babylon website every now and then, interrupting the work you are doing online.

So, how to remove Babylon toolbar from your browser and change its settings back to normal? The Babylon toolbar removal is a rather complicated process, as the toolbar is designed particularly to make the un-installation process difficult. However, you would find a few articles posted in this site that would help you with the Babylon toolbar removal.

To remove an adware or malware toolbar completely from the system, you need to get rid of all its traces from the system. Any small file or registry entry remaining in the system might be enough for the adware toolbar to come back to the browser menu.

A smart idea would be to use a toolbar removal tool to get rid of the Babylon toolbar completely from the system. One of the best adware toolbar removal tools available online is the AdwCleaner from Xplode. This freeware application is designed to detect and remove any adware toolbars you have in your system.

Uninstall the Babylon toolbar add-in from the browser and the toolbar application from the system. Now change browser settings back to default and close the browser. Now run the AdwCleaner you have installed in your system. Press the Search button you see in the application.

It would detect the adware applications in the system as well as the changes these applications have made in the system settings. When the application displays these results, click on the Delete button to remove. That’s it. The Babylon toolbar is now gone for good.

Friday, April 4, 2014

New Xbox Video Online By Microsoft

With the launch of the new Xbox Video online, Microsoft has been able to expand its video streaming media service from Windows 8.1 PCs and Xbox One and has handed the responsibility onto the web. All of this got done way ahead of the release of the new Windows Phone. In the new site consumption of content bought earlier is supported and all you have to do is log into your account. You can buy the new media at the webstore, which can then be played back into your PC.

There are some drawbacks however in this new web version. Microsoft alleges that these complications could have a significant impact on the release of the smartphone.

Picture quality is one of the biggest issues in the service; “HD Quality playback is not currently supported on the Web and Windows Phone.” Microsoft have issued a warning saying that if you try to purchase a HD movie or TV show then, “Your purchase will play in SD quality. Xbox Video on Windows 8.1 and Xbox One supports HD quality playback.”

The lack of full HD resolution support in the service is very unfortunate considering that this feature has not yet been introduced in the Windows Phone so far. Only the Nokia Lumia 1520 with its 6-inch panel posses 1920 x 1080 display making it perfect for playing media in highr solution and clarity.

Irrespective of this, it is sad that Microsoft did not capitalize on working with a standard definition. Only plus point is that bandwidth consumption will remain low. In either case Microsoft has lost the battle a bit too quickly considering that purchases of both iTunes on iOS and Google Play on Android, with full HD support while Xbox Video does not even have options to switch between different quality levels.

However, Microsoft still has a big window of opportunity to make changes. As the company still says “currently supported” about its SD limitation there is still hope for improvement. Broader access to content on both Xbox One or Windows 8.1 are also places for improvement. To know more you can check up on the Microsoft support page. You could also post your queries on the Microsoft support page about the new Xbox Video online service. Those looking to access these streams must have a Silverlight plug-in on their browsers. Keep checking for more news.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

How To Add An Email Account In Outlook Express

Majority of Windows XP users have used the default email client in the operating system called Outlook Express. Outlook Express is easy to configure and has large number of users worldwide. This email program helps users to configure their internet email accounts and thus download emails to their personal computer. You can configure multiple email accounts in this email client with a few simple steps. In this Outlook Express help section, we will take you through the steps to configure this email client program.

Steps Involved
  • Choose the option Start and click All Programs in the Start menu.
  • From the list of programs that opens in the sub menu, choose Outlook Express. 
  • Once Outlook Express comes up, select the option Tools and from the sub menu that drops down, select Accounts.
  • The above step opens a new window with the heading Internet Accounts. In this window, select the tab Mail. 
  • Click the option Add located at the right end of the window and then choose Mail. This step opens the window for Internet Connection Wizard.
  • Enter your name in the field for Display name and click the button Next.
  • In the next window, enter the email address you wish to add in the field E-mail address:
  • Click the option Next.
  • Next step is to enter the server names. In the drop down box for My incoming mail server is a, select IMAP or POP3. 
  • Enter the Incoming mail server and Outgoing mail server in the respective fields. Keep in mind that these server details will be provided to you by the service provider. Therefore, contact your email service provider before starting to configure the account. 
  • Click the option Next. The next window asks you to enter information about Internet Mail Logon. 
  • Enter your Account Name and the Password for it in the corresponding fields. 
  • Mark the option Log on using Secure Password Authentication (SPA).
  • Click the button Next.
  • With this, you have successfully configured Outlook Express with your internet email. Click the option Finish to complete the configuration process. 
  • You can find that the newly configured account is added in the Internet Accounts window. 
We hope that the above steps have helped you to configure Outlook Express email client with your internet email. For additional assistance, you may contact Outlook Express help center or our technical support team.