Monday, March 24, 2014

New Internet Explorer Faster And Better

The latest in the Windows series of operating systems, the Windows 8.1 OS also garnered the arrival of a brand new Internet Explorer. The famous Microsoft Web Browser application, notorious for always being a few steps to the back, has come out with all new features and tools. The older versions were not a web browser that many people would choose, especially with the popularity of other web browsing applications like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Internet Explorer 11 however claims to setting new standards for performance and speed, the latter not a very strong trait of these web browser applications. And Microsoft is hoping the new technology can be a stepping stone for innovation, and asking all budding web developers to utilize and enhance the experience on Internet Explorer.

The Redmond based company announced, "the Internet Explorer team just released new web performance tools to modern.IE and is celebrating by issuing a fun challenge to web developers: Improve your site’s performance by at least 11% and Internet Explorer will send you some 11 goodness."

Now if you and your tech team could meet all the requirements as specified by the company, what is in store for you? Well for starters those who fit the bill get 11 copies of Parallel Desktop Virtualization. In addition to this there is some extra dough for the team. 11 one-year subscriptions to BrowserStack testing will also be given away to the team that can improve their site’s performance by 11%.

And Microsoft will be chipping in along with our efforts to improve site performance. Justin Garett claims that the company has been implementing newer tools. He stated, "We recently tried the new tools with our partners at – a responsively designed modern site. They were able to improve their page load performance by 40% with some simple steps. We’ve published a complete tear-down on modern.IE so you can try these techniques for yourself."

To know more about these new tools contact the Microsoft help line. If you are a team and want to get the site’s performance measures check out with Microsoft help line.

In wake of the new Internet Explorer Microsoft should see what it can do to stay ahead in the game. Even though Internet Explorer 11 might have some great new features the public is already in favor of Chrome or Firefox. Still, Windows 8.1 has not been able to boost the sales of the Windows 8 OSs. Looks like Microsoft will have a few challenging months ahead.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Steps To Remove Google Toolbar From Internet Explorer

Toolbars are generally browser add-ons that provide a convenient and user-friendly browsing experience to users. These may be present as a series of buttons in the browser, each having a different functionality. When you click on a specific toolbar, it may also direct you to a certain website that it represents. Here, you would be provided with the search results on the topic you were looking for. Such toolbars mainly represent search engines such as Google and Yahoo!

The Google toolbar is a similar browser add-on, which enables you to search for content while browsing the web. Once you click on the Google toolbar, you would be able to search for news, images and videos, etc. The best aspect of this toolbar is that you search for anything without having to navigate to the Google website every time. But the inherent problem is that it may also replace your browser’s default home page to Google.

Use the following instructions to remove Google toolbar if you find this option irritating:
  • In the first step, you need to log on to your computer using the admin user account, and then close all the running Internet Explorer windows if any one of them is still running.
  • Next, you need to open Windows Task Manager, and then remove these associated processes still running in background, such as Google Toolbar Broker, Google Toolbar Notifier, and two Internet Explorer.
  • Now, you need to open Control Panel or the Start menu, and then type the Uninstall a Program option.
  • Now, you need to search and find the option below Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer. You can find this in the available list of Programs and Features. Now, you need to open Uninstall option.
  • Once you have completed this step, the Google Toolbar would be removed from your browser. Once it is over, you need to close the page by the name Toolbar has been uninstalled page. Now, refresh the Windows programs list.
  • You need to save the option and then restart your computer. Now, you can log back into your admin account, restart the Internet Explorer and check if the Google toolbar has been removed.
These steps would thus help you to remove Google toolbar from Internet Explorer. For more assistance, feel free to contact our technical support team.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

How To Fix Issues Associated With The AutoComplete Feature In Outlook

One of the features of Outlook email client is that it suggests you different addresses when you fill in the ‘To’ column. This helps you to select the desired address from the suggestion and avoids the trouble of entering the whole address in the box. However, sometimes, the AutoComplete feature many not work in the 2010 and 2013 versions of the program.

The above-mentioned error could occur due to numerous reasons. One of the common reasons behind this trouble is an add-in called Outlook Change Notifier. This add-in is installed in the program along with the iTunes version In addition to the error with AutoComplete function, this add-in causes the program to crash in many PCs. Some users also received Cannot Start Outlook error after installing this version of iTunes.

However, you can fix this issue by upgrading your iTunes version to If you do not want to update your iTunes version, you can simply remove the add-in from your Outlook program to fix this issue. Let us find out how to fix the above issue by disabling the Outlook Change Notifier add-in.

Steps Involved
  • Open the Start menu by pressing the Windows logo on your keyboard. 
  • Click the option All Programs in the Start menu.
  • From the list of different programs present in your computer, click Microsoft Outlook.
  • The above step will launch Microsoft Outlook.
  • Once the Outlook program comes up, click the option File.
  • Under the File menu, choose Options and then go to Add-Ins.
  • You will find a button Go at the bottom of the window. Click this button.
  • The above step will take you to different add-ins installed in your Outlook program. Locate Outlook Change Notifier from the list.
  • Select the option Disable.
  • Choose OK and close the window.
Once you disable the add-in, restart your Outlook program and try to compose a mail. You will find that the AutoComplete suggestions are back in the program. However, the add-in could have affected your Outlook’s pst file. Therefore, it is advisable that you run the scanpst.exe file. This is the Outlook repair file present in your computer. This repair file scans your Outlook’s pst file and finds out if there are any errors associated with it. It is an ideal tool to fix many errors like Cannot start Outlook.

For additional assistance on these Outlook issues, you may contact our technical support team.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Steps To Reset A Wireless Adapter In Windows 7

Wireless adapters are usually used to connect to wireless networks. Without proper wireless adapters, you will not be able to connect to the wireless networks in the Windows 7 operating system. If the wireless adapter in your computer has been disabled, you will not be able to connect to the wireless network until you have enabled the wireless adapter. If you are unable to connect to a wireless network even after enabling the wireless adapter, there might be some issue with your adapter. Microsoft Support center recommends the users to reset the wireless adapter to get rid of issues like limited or slow connectivity or complete failure in connection.

The procedure to reset the wireless adapter for the computers running on Windows 7 operating system is very quick and easy to follow. The Windows 7 help tips that are shared below will help you to reset the wireless adapter in Windows 7 operating system successfully.

  • Turn on your computer and open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  • Into the Control Panel search box, type in adapter and hit the Enter key. From the displayed search results, choose View Network Connections option. This can be located in the Network and Sharing Center area. 
  • In the window that appears, find out the icon of your wireless adapter.
  • Right click on the icon and select Disable form the list of options. If a prompt appears asking you to type in the administrator password, enter the password to confirm the changes.
  • Right-click on the icon again and choose Enable from the options. If the confirmation prompt appears again, type in your admin information to make the change.
  • You can then open a webpage to verify the reset process and to test the connection.
By following the above-discussed simple steps, you will be able to reset the wireless adapter in Windows 7 computers. If you have any doubts or confusions in any of the steps that are discussed above, you may contact the Windows 7 help team for further assistance. They will be able to help you to get rid of your doubts and complete the steps without encountering any errors. You may also refer to the Windows help modules that are posted in the Microsoft Corporation website to know more on the steps to reset the wireless adapter in Windows computers without getting any error messages.