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Windows® Phone 7 update for Samsung®

The Windows Phone 7 update for the Samsung Omnia and Samsung Focus smartphones was launched in January 2011. Certain issues have been reported regarding the new update. Microsoft has advised Samsung phone owners to avoid repeated installation attempts till the next update and patch are ready. Microsoft seems to be working on this issue seriously and trying to resolve the said matter to the fullest extent possible.

Notwithstanding the fact that the new update patch still seems to have a problem with some of the phones, real clarity on what is happening is still not there. Whether it is a Microsoft issue or a Samsung issue, it still needs ratification. In some of the phones, as reported by users, un-installation of some apps and freeing up of memory / disk space in some phones is resolving the issue.

It is going to be quite some time now as also a lot of effort is required from Microsoft to re-instill confidence with various manufacturers using the Windows Phone 7 platform as their base. Considering the very low volumes of Windows Phone 7 products in the market, it is high time for Windows Phone 7 to gain better market share.

Through the years starting from Windows 1.0 through Windows 98 and Windows XP, Windows Vista and even the Windows 7, it is common parlance that an OS is introduced, it faces problems, Microsoft introduces a patch, the patch doesn’t work, a new security patch is introduced, the OS crashes, execute a hard reset, and the Microsoft Windows OS is up and running. Whenever, in the past, problems have recurred, Microsoft has been spontaneous in finding ways by introducing new patches for the system.

It is certain that Microsoft will find ways and means of resolving this Windows Phone 7 snag with the few Samsung phones, still in trouble and amicably reposition itself into the market, on a strong footing once again.

Microsoft launches compatible Windows 7 software

There are different operating systems launched by Microsoft which include Windows 98, Windows XP, Vista and most recently Windows 7. Windows 7 is an extension of XP and Vista and most of the desktop and laptop makers are using this as operating system. To run Windows 7 you will have to install compatible drivers, application and other software. Unlike Windows Vista, Windows 7 is intended to focus on the compatibility of the application which Windows vista was not supporting. Bill Gates told reporters that Windows 7 will be more user-centric and user friendly.

Windows 7 has a number of new features, such as advances in touch and handwriting recognition, support for virtual hard disks, improved performance on multi-core processors. There are lot more new features like improved boot performance, DirectAccess, and kernel improvements. If we talk about graphics card the Windows 7 is perfect and it supports different graphics card from different vendors. You can add so many icons, display, calendars, and a gadget for Windows Media center. It can also support various other new applications and features like RAW image formats. These are not supported by previous windows. If you are a developer then Windows 7 has all new set of features for you like it has SOAP based web services in native code, also has new features to shorten application install times.

Software giant Microsoft recently launched Windows 7 and has put up a website to help users troubleshoot various problems. Microsoft is famous for its operating system and there is no need of introduction about Microsoft and Windows. Windows 7 is getting more popularity these days and there are several compatible software available for Windows 7. On the website, you can see a list of all products scouted by Microsoft employees that run on for Windows 7. They update the list every month with a set of new products.

New products should have earned a “Compatible with Windows 7” logo and they will have to go through the various tests Microsoft has designed for compatibility and reliability with Windows 7. From the window product scout you will get entire information and how to get. You will also get a download link and after one click you will be able to download the trial version of the software.

Initially, you will get 58 products including a range of applications optimized for window touch, touch monitors, cameras, TV’s and many more. There are different partners for Microsoft’ software includes Amazon, D-Link, Wildtangent, Epson, Sony, Seesmic and Toshiba.

It seems strange that only 58 products are available online as Windows 7 is out from ages. It works more as a database to search many programs. Windows 7 compatible programs are large in number and you can search them on internet. It is important to get a compatible with Windows 7 logo, this logo means that the product passed all testing procedure form Microsoft and there will be no problem in compatibility with Windows 7.

How to Use Microsoft Word & Excel Software

Microsoft has given its users various software products in the past decade alone. The software range from Windows (98, 2000, XP, Vista or 7) to search engine like Bing. The application software have made our work with computer much easier and friendly. Today we can jot down our message on Windows Live Messenger to our friend sitting in the other corner of the world. But, the most antique and priceless tribute by Microsoft to its users’ is Microsoft Office. Microsoft® Office came to lime light in the year 1988 and from then it has become an essential bit and part of every running computer whether it is at home, school  office. The first leg of Microsoft Office on the Windows was its version 3.0 and was introduced for Work groups 3.11 OS (Operating system). From then Microsoft Office did not look back rather turned its way to become one of revitalizing application software for the users’. Microsoft Office comprises of sub-products like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Access and Microsoft Publisher etc.

However, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel hold dominance over other flagship products of Microsoft Office as they are the two most widely used application software of Microsoft Office. Microsoft Word mainly deals with the creation of text documents while the Microsoft Excel highlights the usage of Spread Sheet for table creation ad calculation of numerical based data.

You may think how can I make use such wonderful application soft wares? No worries, a set instructions jotted down below will help you through.

Instructions:

How to use Microsoft Word?

Step one

On the windows based OS, click on the “Start” menu tab which you can find on the extreme left corner of your desktop. In the prompted dialogue box click on the “Programs” tab to proceed further.

Step two

In the program list choose by clicking on the “MICROSOFT Office” tab and then on the “MICROSOFT Office Word” application’s tab.

Step three

On the prompted window of Microsoft Word, choose the “New blank document” tab to begin your work with Microsoft Word.

Step four

On the toolbar of the Microsoft Word, you can format your document’s text by choosing a “Font type”, “Font Colour”, “Font Style” and “Font size” etc.

Step five

You can also go for apply the styles and different type of formatting by a mere click on the tab of “Styles and Formatting” from the menu bar.

Step six

Once you’re done with your documentation, you can save your work pressing CTRL+S from your keyboard and give a name to your document. To confirm re-open the document you jotted down by opening it again.

How to use Microsoft Excel?

Step one

For the windows based Operating system, click on the “Start” menu tab which you can find on the extreme left corner of your desktop. In the prompted dialogue box click on the “Program” tab to proceed further.

Step two

From the programs’ list choose by clicking on the “MICROSOFT Office” tab and then on the “Microsoft Office Excel” application’s tab.

Step three

A “New” tab will appear, click on it. Format the table you’re creating by clicking on the “Format” tab on the toolbar.

Step four

From the toolbar of the Microsoft Excel, you can go for formatting the document’s text by choosing a “Font type”,  “Font Style”, “Font Colour” and “Font size” etc.

Step five

Save the work done by pressing CTRL+S and re-open the saved work to re-confirm.

How To View Hidden System Files In Windows 98/Me/Xp/Vista

There are very important reasons why someone would want to view the hidden files in the operating system but for me it was only out of curiosity. I tried several time to be able to view this files but to no avail. These files cannot just be accessed from my computer like the normal files. Since am not that patient a person I soon gave up on my curiosity due to the constant failure. However, it was not long till I had to learn how to access these files.

The main important reasons why one would want to access these computers are if the files have been attacked by malware such as spyware or viruses. The viruses might have used this hidden file system to conceal its own files thus you might not get to see them and they will slowly harm your computer. Thus you will have to view this files so that you can trouble shoot the problem. This was exactly what had happened to me and I had to access the files. If you facing the same trouble here is how to view the files.

In windows 98

Click twice on my computer icon that’s on the desktop. Then click on view which is at the top of the window and click on folder options. Then select the tab that reads view in the window that’s new. Down on the list that appears select button that reads show all files. It is located in the section with hidden files. You can then click ok

In windows ME

Click twice on the icon that reads my computer on the desk top. At the top of window select tools menu. Then on the drop down menu select folder options. In the folder options window click on the tab that reads view. Then navigate your mouse to the hidden files and folders section and then click on the show hidden folders and files. Then you should ensure that you uncheck the hide file extensions for known types. Click on apply tab and then ok.

In windows XP

Click twice on the icon for my computer. You should then click on the menu for tools and choose folder options. Then click on the tab for view. You should then navigate your mouse pointer to the hidden files and folders section and select show hidden files and folders. You should also ensure that you uncheck the option to hide file extensions for known types. Then click yes followed by ok.

In windows vista

You should first click on start, then navigate to the control panel. If you are using classic view you should click twice on the folder options and then on the tab that reads view. If your view is the control panel home view you should click on appearance and personalization button. Then you should go to the hidden files and folder part and choose show hidden files and folders. Then uncheck the hide file extension for known types and hide protected operating system files options. Lastly confirm by clicking yes.
With these few pointers you will be able to view the hidden files and get rid of any malware.

How to Troubleshoot if Windows 7 is not Shutting Down Properly

Windows 7 was seen as the saviour of millions who were stuck with the Windows Vista operating system. With a sleek look and performance parameters outstripping that of its predecessor, Windows 7 looked to live up to its expectations. It certainly impressed beta testers and garnered glowing reviews. Now all that seems to be in jeopardy with the discovery of a hitch that can potentially ruin its reputation if not checked. This article deals with the unfortunate problem that every person who owns a computer system with Windows 7 on it – Windows fails to start up after a forced shut down. Instead, they are met with the “Black Screen of Death”, similar to the infamous “Blue Screen of Death” that was common in earlier version of Windows operating systems, due to an encounter with a critical error.

REASONS FOR OCCURRENCE

Various Windows operating systems, ranging from Windows 95 to Windows 7, face this problem due to a missing file or also when the user enables file compression, as a result of which the operating system compresses. As we have phased out of the age of Windows 95, 98, etc. this issue is more rampant in the latest operating system i.e. Windows 7. So focussing on Windows 7, the main causes of this are

  • When the system is set to enter hibernation or to enter hybrid sleep mode when power button is pressed.
  • Data Execution Prevention is not enabled either in the BIOS or in the Operating System itself.
  • The version of the language that is currently running on the system is a Double-Byte Character Set (DBCS) language. Examples for this are Oriental languages such as Korean and Japanese.

Some exceptional case of this occurring are

  • When the power goes off while the computer is entering hibernation.
  • Hybrid sleep is enabled on desktop computers by default. So, if a desktop computer is configured to enter sleep mode when the power button is pressed, the computer actually enters into the hybrid sleep mode.

THE SOLUTION

Microsoft Support has come out with a solution to fix this persistent problem. It involves insertion of Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 installation disc into the optical drive of the computer. Make sure the primary booting device is set as the DVD-drive. Re-boot the computer and run Windows in normal mode. For those who are having a Windows PreInstallation Environment disc for Windows 7. Additionally, Microsoft has come out with a hot-fix that is capable of solving this pesky problem. The hot-fix can be easily found on the net by searching with the help of a search engine such as Google or Yahoo!, or by simply browsing through the Microsoft Support website. Moreover, Microsoft has acknowledged this problem persists in a particular range of their products. It is expected that they will make the relevant changes to future versions to allow users to enjoy a wholesome computing experience.

How to Resolve Error Messages of Outlook

If you are using Outlook.exe on a Windows XP Machine and the exe file is set to run in compatibility mode with any previous operating system then you might get an error message stating “Unable to open the Outlook window”, “No profile has been created”, or “The list of Profiles cannot be loaded”. This is because the location of the Outlook’s Profile information in the registry differs on a Windows XP-based computer than that of a computer running on Windows 98 or on Windows ME edition.

How to fix this issue

This issue can be fixed by three methods – 

Method One (Changing the compatibility mode)

  1. Browse to the location of Outlook.exe.Location may vary depending upon the version of Outlook installed:Microsoft Outlook 2000 – C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 9Microsoft Outlook 2002 – C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 10Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 – C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office 11Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 – C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12Microsoft Office Outlook 2010 – C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14
  2. Right click on Outlook.Exe and select Properties
  3. Click the Compatibility Tab
  4. Clear the Checkbox “Run this program in Compatibility Mode”
  5. Click OK
  6. Try Restarting Outlook and this would have fixed the problem.

Method Two (Registry Modification)

(Working with Windows registry is really dangerous for your system. So don’t ever work with registry unless taking a backup of your system or creating a restore point.)

  1. Click Start -> Run
  2. In the Run box type Regedit (Regedit is a command used for editing the registry)
  3. Locate the following Registry Key:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows Messaging Subsystem\Profiles
  4. Delete the Profiles key by Right clicking on it and selecting delete.
  5. Restart the computer for changes to take effect.

Taking backup of Windows Registry

  1. Click Start->Run
  2. In the Run box type Regedit
  3. In the Regedit window click on File and select Export
  4. In the Export box give a name to your backup file
  5. Select what you want to export from the two Radio buttons given at the bottom of Export Windowa. All – Will export the entire registry to the backup file.b. Selected Branch – Will export only the branch which is highlighted.
  6. Click Save.
  7. To restore Registry you just need to double click on the Backup file. It will ask if you wish to write the information to the Registry or Not? Select yes.

If you are not comfortable making these changes then please do not make changes in the Registry

Method Three (Using Microsoft’s Fixit utility)

  1. Browse to the following link:http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9661301
  2. Download the .msi file and execute it on the computer where you are facing the Outlook Issue.
  3. Restart the computer

This Article applies to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager, Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition, and Microsoft Outlook 2000.

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