Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Windows XP EOS To Revive PC Sales

Windows XP comes into the category of the most popular operating system that has brought much success for the tech giant Microsoft. Even though it was introduced many years ago, the popularity of Windows XP has never decreased and it currently holds the second place in the market share just behind Windows 7. However, the tech giant ended the Windows XP help and support provided to this old operating system on April, 2014, which was a bad news for many of the users and companies who entirely depended upon Windows XP.

According to Gartner, businesses that had not ditched Windows XP until now are trying to get rid of it in a hurry. This is the reason why the sales of PC devices are on a rise. The main reason for such an increase is because of the fact that those businesses who are using Windows XP desktops are replacing them with newer versions of the operating system. In 2014, it is expected that PC sales decline will go from 9.5% last year to 2.9%, according to the research director at Gartner named Ranjit Atwal.

This was predicted by Ranjit Atwal by taking notebook, desk-based and other premium ultra mobile devices into consideration. He says, “2014 will be marked by a relative revival of the global PC market.” This means that there will be a total of 5 million sales all across the world. He says that, if you are taking traditional PCs, laptops and desktops into consideration, then the PC sales decline for this year will be 6.7%, which is expected to be 5.3% next year. Moreover, he predicts that this year, there will be 270 million sales of desktop PCs.

In a statement, Atwal says, “Business upgrades from Windows XP and the general business replacement cycle will lessen the downward trend, especially in Western Europe," and he continued by saying, “This year, we anticipate nearly 60 million professional PC replacements in mature markets.” He found out that there would also be some increase in the number of sales of the premium ultra mobile devices. According to him, the sales of tables are expected to grow by 23.9%, whereas a 49.9% growth will be seen for ultra premium mobile devices.

The Atwal’s report says that all the major operating systems like Apple, Android and Windows will show an increase in sales, but their share will decrease from 27.1% this year to 21% next year. Reports suggest that Android will dominate the market with 52.8%, whereas Windows and Apple will have 14.4% and 11.6% respectively.

For more news and information regarding this, contact the Windows XP help and support team.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Resolve Outlook Express Issues

Outlook Express is one of the most popular email clients, which comes bundled with earlier versions of Internet Explorer. The best thing about this free email management program is that it is compatible with both IMAP as well as POP3 protocol. Moreover, it even contains a built-in newsreader. Though it sounds similar to Microsoft Outlook, there is not much in common with them, except for the same architectural philosophy that they both share.

Outlook Express normally functions without issues, but like any software program, it is not immune to corruption and various other issues entirely. Obviously, any issue in the program requires troubleshooting. So, read on to learn some easy troubleshooting steps to deal with common issues in the application, as provided by the Outlook Express help team.

Addressing the issues in Outlook Express

The most annoying issue is the one when your Outlook Express takes a good deal of time to load. Outlook Express help team highlights that the issue can be resolved easily, by tinkering with some settings in the program. Let us see how to do that.

Steps to follow
  • Launch Outlook Express and then go to Tools menu.
  • Open Options, and uncheck the Automatically log on to Windows Messenger option. 
  • Restart the program, and check if the troubleshooting helped to fix your slow loading issues. 
Another common issue is the Error 0x800420CB. This error restricts Outlook Express from launching. Here is how to fix it.
  • Go to Tools menu in Outlook Express application and open Accounts. Proceed to the Mail tab in the pop-up box. 
  • Select the duplicate mail account there and then click on Remove. You need to keep doing this until all the duplicated accounts are deleted. 
  • When done, restart the application and check if the error is resolved.
In case you are still facing the issue, then try changing the name of the Outbox.dbx file. You will be able to locate this file using the Windows search utility.

Another problem in Outlook Express involves the hyperlinks not working in the email client. For that, open Run command box, type regsvr32 urlmon.dll in the text field. Now, launch Internet Explorer, go to Tools, open Internet Options, and click on Reset Web Settings. This will fix your problems with hyperlinks opening.

These are some of the common issues in Outlook Express and their resolution. For more such troubleshooting tips, browse through other posts here, or call our tech support team for online chat support.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Set Confirmation Before Sending A Message In Microsoft Office Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is probably the best email management software created by the world’s largest software developer, Microsoft Corporation. Outlook has many useful features for various emailing needs. Apart from email sending and receiving, there are many other features available in Outlook. Most Outlook features are available for the purpose of enhancing the overall emailing experience. The true potential of Microsoft Outlook is in the excellent customizability of it. Using Outlook you can tailor-make your own email the way you like it to be displayed and send it to the recipient. In this article, we will discuss about the Outlook setting for forcing a confirmation for a moment before sending an important business email.

There can be many reasons why you may require setting up Outlook to ask for confirmation before sending a mail. The confirmation will then force you to pause for a moment before sending an email. Actually, Microsoft Outlook 2013 does not have a dedicated feature that explicitly provides you the facility to add Confirmation before sending an email. But, there is a workaround, which is more often useful. In your Outlook setting you will see that you are asked to indicate whether you want Microsoft Outlook to remember your account password. Now, if you choose not to have the email client remember your password, the program will prompt for password verification. This will happen every time you send an email. This way, you will be required to stop and confirm that you want to send the message.
  • This is a wonderful method giving you time to decide whether you want to send the message or not. This avoids mistakes done unwittingly like sending a message that you should have not sent. Here are the instructions to guide you with enabling the workaround.
  • First, you need to go to ‘File’ in Outlook. Then, you need to click on ‘Account Settings’ and then click on ‘Account Settings’ again. This way, you will load Outlook's Account Settings panel.
  • Next, you need to click on the ‘Email’ tab. Then, you need to choose the email account, for which you want to add Confirmation. 
  • Then, you need to click on the ‘Change’ button located just above the list of accounts 
  • After that, you need to click on the box labeled ‘Remember Password’ to remove the check mark from it. 
This is an excellent workaround providing you a moment’s time to decide whether you wish to continue with sending your email. This way, you can avoid blunders like sending a wrong message to wrong person or many other things you might not have noticed.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Directions For Importing Emails From Gmail To Outlook

Gmail is a webmail service. According to some statistics, it is the most widely used webmail service in the world. Like all other webmail services, you sign in to your Gmail account via your web browser. You need active internet connection to do anything in your Gmail account. If the internet connection is interrupted, you won’t be able to log into your Gmail account or view any email messages in the inbox.

By importing all your email messages from Gmail to Microsoft Outlook, you can view all the inbox messages in the Outlook inbox. You can operate all Outlook features except sending and receiving emails when there is no internet connection. So, once you have your emails in Outlook, you can read them even if there is an internet outage. The changes you have to make in your Outlook setting in order to import emails from your Gmail account are discussed below.

  • First of all, you need to add your Gmail account to Microsoft Outlook. For this, log into your Gmail account and navigate to Gmail Settings.
  • Select the tab labelled Forwarding POP3/IMAP. Under this tab, you will see the option to enable POP3/IMAP email forwarding. Verify your email protocol. It should be either IMAP protocol or POP3 Protocol. You should add your account to Outlook based on the email protocol. Once the email protocol is added to Outlook, it will be enabled to import email messages from your Gmail inbox.
  • The major difference between POP3 and IMAP protocols is that the former allows email client applications like Outlook to import only the copies of the emails. On the other hand, IMAP Protocol enables the email client to synchronize the account. While using POP3 protocol in Outlook, you will be able to delete email messages from either of the inboxes without impacting the other. On the other hand, while using IMAP protocol, you won’t be able to delete messages from one inbox without affecting the other.
  • Once you are done with modifying Gmail settings to enable IMAP/POP3 forwarding, launch your Outlook application. Go to the Outlook setting and make necessary changes in it to start importing the email messages. Remember, you need to have active internet connection in order to import emails from Gmail in Outlook. 
With the help of the above instructions, you would have enabled Outlook to import emails from Gmail. You can enable Outlook to import emails from any of your favourite webmail accounts in the same manner.