Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How To Find Your Windows XP Product Key

Windows XP software was first made available to the users in the year 2001. The Windows XP was designed to fuel home and business desktops, laptops and media centers. So, what are the things that you need to keep in mind before you install windows XP?
When you purchase a genuine copy of Windows XP operating system, you will be provided with a license key to activate the product and make it fully functional. You are required to enter this license key during the time of installation. If by any means, you enter a wrong or invalid license key, you will be forced to quit the installation process. There are ways to get the license key that you need to enter, including calling the toll-free Windows support number, but then there are other ways also.

Getting a single user license 

You can either purchase a copy of Windows XP from online stores or from genuine Microsoft outlets.
You will find the product key, or key code, sticker on the folder or on the packing case.
Provide the product key when you get the prompt at the time of installation.
The XP key inscribed on the pack can be used only with the disk that came with it.
When purchasing a new computer
When you purchase a computer, you get it preloaded with Windows operating system. Or you get a copy of Windows OS with a product key along with it.
Locate the Windows installation disk within the pack.
You can locate the key code either on the disk packing or on the system packing. You can also find the installation key on the sticker beneath the desktop, or on your laptop packaging.
Invalid Key Code
You will come across the issue of invalid key code if the key you have entered is not genuine or licensed. In that case, contact Microsoft support team on the Windows support number to assist you with the installation process. You can also opt the Activate by phone option to complete the Windows installation process.
Make the customer support executive understand your issue.
Make sure you provide the correct information so that they can fix your issue quickly.
Follow the above guidelines to successfully install your copy of windows XP operating system on your machine. For further assistance, get in touch with Microsoft Help and Support Center.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Steps To Fix Outlook Calendar Meeting Request Issues

The Outlook is an email client program that is primarily used to manage the user's emails. However, its uses are not limited to this basic function. It can even be used to schedule appointments, create events, update contacts and perform a whole lot of other functions. In short, it can be used as a mini-diary to record important data. Outlook also allows the users to incorporate other Internet calendar applications along with the default calendar tool. Follow the simple instructions to fix the issues with Outlook calendar.

Instructions to resolve Outlook problems with calendar
  • Launch Outlook application on your desktop. You can launch the application either by double clicking the desktop shortcut label or by clicking the same plugged on the taskbar. Alternatively, you can launch the email client application, Microsoft Outlook from the Start menu. To launch the application, first launch Start menu. Click on the Start orb placed on the bottom left corner of the home screen. Instead, you may use the keyboard shortcut key Windows to launch the application. From the Start menu, select the label that reads All Programs. From the submenu, select the label that reads Microsoft Outlook.
  • Wait for the application to load.
  • From the tool bar placed on top of the application home page, select the Tools option. 
  • From the Tools Dropdown, select the label that reads Rules and Alerts. This will launch the Rules and Alerts window.
  • From the Rules and Alerts window, select the label that reads New to create a new rule. Select the labels Start from a blank rule and Check messages when they arrive option and hit the Next option to proceed to the next stage.
  • Select the Choose From. Select one from the many options available:
  • Accept Meeting Response
  • Decline Meeting Response
  • Meeting Cancellation
  • Meeting Request or
  • Tentative Meeting Response
  • Hit the Add option. Go back and select each one to specify type of message should be sent.
  • Select the Move it to the specified folder option from the “What do you want to do with the message?” field and select the Inbox folder. Hit the OK option, then the Next and finally the Finish option placed at the bottom.

Follow the above tips to fix the Outlook problems with the calendar. For more assistance and support on the same, feel free to contact our online help center or our chat support desk.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Steps To Create A Windows 8 Recovery Drive

The Windows 8 OS from Microsoft comes with some powerful and useful features, like the start screen and UI. Apart from these new features, the operating system is loaded with File history, Hyper-V, fast startup, Refresh PC, recovery drive and Reset PC. The recovery drive on 8 helps the user to troubleshoot the issues without even booting into the system. Follow the simple guidelines mentioned below to create a recovery drive on your windows 8 device.
Windows 8 installation steps to create a recovery drive in Windows 8:
·         Connect a USB flash drive. Back up the data that you want before proceeding to the next stage of creating a recovery disc. This is very important, as all data will get erased from the system during the process.
·         Switch to desktop mode. Press Windows + R to launch the Run dialog. In the Run command window, right click the empty text field and enter control.exe as the search phrase. Press the OK button or the Enter key to initiate the search, and launch the Control Panel. Alternatively, you can launch the same from the file explorer window, or the My Computer window.
·         Change the Control Panel window view from category to Small or Large Icons. Scroll down and select the label that reads Recovery Window. Wait for the application to launch the Control Panel window.
·         As the next step, click on the label that reads Create a recovery drive option. Hit the Yes button when the User Account Control prompt pops out to launch the Create a recovery drive wizard. Enter you admin account password when prompted to initiate the Create a recovery drive wizard process.
·         Hit the Next button, to make the wizard scan your PC for all connected USB drives.
·         Scroll down and select the USB drive that you wish to use as recovery drive, and then hit the Next button. As the final step, click the Create button to create a recovery drive. Wait for Windows to initiate the file transfer process. Windows will now transfer all the necessary files into the drive. Activate the USB booting feature in the BIOS settings window, to use the system to boot from the recovery drive.
Keep up with the windows 8 installation tips to create a Windows 8 recovery drive. For more assistance and help on the same, feel free to drop into out tech blogs and open forums. Send us your feedbacks and queries about the same to our email address.