Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Steps To Export Messages From Outlook Express

Most of the systems running on the Windows XP operating system make use of the Outlook Express program for sending and receiving emails. Outlook Express is an email manager program that comes of great assistance in managing emails and tasks in the computer. Microsoft provides great services for the program through the Outlook Express help and support pages. Outlook Express makes it easy for users to manage their personal and business emails and helps in organizing contacts and calendars.
However, for attaining the best services from Microsoft, one must upgrade to the full version of the Outlook email manager program. In such a situation, you will have to export the emails in the Outlook Express program to Outlook. Follow the simple instructions given below for moving the messages in the Outlook Express application to the Microsoft Outlook program.

  • Open the Outlook Express program by double clicking on the desktop icon or by clicking on the quick launch shortcut in the taskbar. 
  • When the program window appears, find the File option in the Outlook Express window, usually found at the top left corner of the Outlook Express window. Choose the sub menu named Messages from the Export menu. 
  • Confirm your decision to export mail data saved in the Outlook Express program by clicking the OK button that is shown in the dialog box. 
  • In the next step, choose the Outlook Express folders that you would like to export. For exporting all the folders in the program, click on the All Folders radio button or highlight individual folders in the popup window that appear for exporting selected folders.
  • To start the export process in the Outlook application, click on the OK button that can be seen in the bottom part of the window. 
  • If the process asks you to enter the username and password of your account, then give in the same in the prompt window that appears. When the process completes, you will be able to see all the messages stored in the Outlook Express program in the Outlook mailbox. 
If you follow the instruction given above promptly, you will be able to move emails to the new Outlook program with ease. If you come across some errors while executing the instructions given above, then feel free to contact the Outlook Express help and support center for further assistance.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Fix Update Problems In Your Windows Computer

Microsoft lets users equip the operating systems with the latest security and application patches through a special service called Windows Update. Microsoft recommends users to perform Windows Update at regular intervals to make sure that your Windows system is up-to-date, with all the necessary updates and program fixes. These updates are necessary for the smooth and efficient functioning of your Windows computer.
Sometimes, even after performing several troubleshooting steps, your system may respond in the strangest way. In such cases, a system update should do the trick for you. However, you might still encounter problems while performing Windows Update. Your computer might download the available updates but may fail to install them. Here are a few Windows Online Support guidelines that will help fix such Windows Update problems.

  • Review the installation history. Go to the Start menu and select All Programs. Locate and select the option Windows Update or Microsoft Update from the menu. Select Review your update history. Locate the update that has a red X indicating that it is a failed update. Click the red X. You will see an installation error code in a new dialog box. Write it down on a piece of paper.
  • Navigate back to the main window for the Windows Update. Select the option Go to Knowledge Base articles. Type the error code you recorded in the last step in the search box and press Enter. Click on the link in the search result. You will be directed to a Knowledge Base article on Microsoft website. Follow the instructions step-by-step to troubleshoot that very specific failed update.
  • Scan your computer with a built-in tool called Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. Go to the Start menu and select Run. Type “MRT” without the quotes and hit the Enter key. Click on Next when you see the welcome screen. Select Full Scan and let the program scan your computer for malware that may be hampering your Windows Update. Follow the on-screen prompts to remove such malware.
  • Use an antivirus and/or antispyware program and run a complete scan of your computer. You may use the one that is already installed on your computer. If you do not have one, download one immediately. AVG, Norton and Avira offer free downloads and trials. 
Get Windows online support from Microsoft Support Center in case you need any assistance on this. You may either call the customer support line or use the online chat service to get the required assistance.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Troubleshooting Windows XP Update Problems

Microsoft releases updates and patches for all its operating systems that are currently in use. The Automatic Updates feature that was introduced from the Windows 98 operating system itself downloads and installs updates automatically. Usually, the Windows Update patches, service packs, hot fixes and security updates are downloaded and installed by the Windows Update program.
You may not notice the downloading and installation of the updates until you encounter any errors in the installation. Windows Update program will repeatedly try to install the failed update. Software issues, presence of temporary files that do not get deleted and other issues can lead to installation problems. The steps to troubleshoot these issues are discussed below. You may contact Microsoft tech support if you are not comfortable with performing the steps.

Steps To Be Followed
  • Turn on your computer and click on the Start button, which is located on the extreme left corner of the screen. This will open the Start menu. Go to All Programs link from the Start menu. From the list, select Windows Update.
  • In the Windows Update window, click on the link named Review your update history.
  • In the status column, you will be able to find a red X mark. Click on this and highlight the error number with your mouse. After that, hold down the Ctrl key and C keys together to copy this number. You can also write down the number if you wish.
  • Click on the Find Solutions button.
  • After doing the above steps, click on the field labeled Type keywords here. After that, press the Ctrl key and V keys simultaneously. This will paste the error number that you have copied in the previous step. You can also manually type the error number if you have noted down the number. After that, hit the Enter key.
  • The troubleshooter will open and will present you with the steps to troubleshoot the problem; follow these steps promptly.
  • You may also search for the Windows Update installation error number in the knowledge base of Microsoft if you are not able to fix the problem after following the troubleshooter.
These are the steps to be done to get rid of installation problems of Windows XP updates. You may also refer the Microsoft tech support module in the Microsoft web page to learn more about the steps.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

How To Perform System Restore In Windows Vista

Windows operating system has a special function called System Restore that helps you restore the computer’s system files to an earlier point of time. It is the safest way to undo system changes to your computer without affecting your personal files, such as e‑mail, documents, or photos.
Sometimes, the installation of a program or a driver can cause an unexpected change to your computer or cause Windows to behave unpredictably. Usually, uninstalling the program or driver corrects the problem. If uninstalling does not fix the problem, you can try restoring your computer's system to an earlier date when everything worked correctly.
System Restore uses a feature called System Protection to regularly create and save restore points on your computer. These restore points contain information about registry settings and other system information that Windows uses. You can also create restore points manually. Follow these Windows Help guidelines to perform system restore in Windows Vista.

  • Close any open Windows on your computer.
  • Now go to the Start menu and click on All Programs.
  • Click on Accessories from the popup programs list. You will get another popup menu, in which you need to click on System Tools. From this menu, click on System Restore. The system might prompt you to enter the administrator password. Provide the password information.
  • Go through the instructions in the system restore menu and select the option to restore your computer to an earlier date. Click the Next button to proceed.
  • A calendar will be displayed, from which you can select the restore date. The available system restore dates are highlighted in bold print. When you select the date, make sure to go back to a date in which you know your Windows Vista was functioning properly. Click on the date and click the Next button.
  • You will get a popup dialog box to confirm the date. Click OK and then Next. Now Windows will start the restoration process, which will take a few minutes. After this, the computer will shut down on its own and reboot. You will get a message that says the system restore was completed successfully. 
Performing system restore in a Windows Vista computer is an easy process. You need to remember that system restore in not intended to restore any personal data that has been deleted or damaged. For that, you need to use a separate backup program. If you need any further assistance, contact Windows Help and Support Center.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Windows 8 Update Settings

The best way to keep your system working in prime condition is to update it with security, software, application upgrades on a regular basis. You should also add service packs and patches to boost your system and safe guard it from issues. Your system provides you with different configurations to download and install these updates.
Following a Windows 8 installation, you can change the settings on how updates should be configured. Usually after the Windows 8 installation, it is one of the first things that the system asks of you. You must answer these in a certain way to customize you update settings. Here are some guidelines that are sure to come in handy:
  • Open the Control Panel in your Windows 8 system. You can access this from the Control Panel shortcut on the Apps screen. Alternatively, you can use the Power user menu to access if you have a keyboard or mouse.
  • You will notice a System and Security link; click or tap this link.
  • Your Windows update option will be open, where you must select the Change settings link on the left. This action will open the Choose your Windows Update settings window on the computer screen.
  • With the help of these settings you can easily control the way that Windows 8 will receive or install updates from the Windows Store at Microsoft. Choose the settings you wish to enable or look up different configurations on the internet, and choose which configurations meet your particular interest.
  • There are different configurations to choose from; the two most popular are installing every update automatically, and not doing any update at all.
  • Once you have chosen your preferred configuration for Windows 8 updates, click or tap on the Ok option to save these settings. You can change these settings any time you like.
You should probably configure the updates right after your installation of Windows 8, to have these updates appearing regularly. This will automatically boost performance of applications and programs, and keep your system running in optimum condition. Windows 8 is more touch inclined even on desktops, but if you find this difficult to handle, you can install Windows 8.1, which returns the Start button and allows you to switch between two interfacing configurations.
So get your Windows 8 systems today, and experience cutting edge performance on the latest Windows operating system.