Sunday, January 19, 2014

What To Do When The Start-Up Programs Are Blocked In Windows?

If you are familiar with the Windows problems especially in operating systems such as Windows XP and Vista, I am sure you will have seen the error message that says Windows has blocked some startup programs. Unlike the other errors that you might difficult to address, you can easily fix the Start up programs blocked error. You would want to address the issue before you start your usual tasks in your system. Well, if you are unsure about addressing this issue, read this article which contains the steps required to deal with blocked start up programs in Windows machines.


  • Turn on your computer and navigate to the Start button. 
  • Select All Programs from the resulting menu and click on Windows Defender. Windows Defender is a default feature in Windows Vista operating system. If you are using Windows XP, you need to execute the optional upgrade to install Windows Defender. 
  • Once Windows Defender screen appears, locate the link for Tools (it would be found at the top portion of the screen) and press it. 
  • Select the tool titled Software Explorer from the resulting menu. 
  • Startup Programs should be selected from the dropdown list titled Category. The list contains all the programs (Startup Programs) that will be launched when you turn on your computer. Browse through the list of unknown startup programs. Windows will block the unknown start up programs by default. Read the error message carefully and select the unknown programs. This should tell you what went wrong. 
  • After locating the unknown programs, make sure that they are not the necessary programs. You could dial the Windows support number and ask the support personnel over there to find out whether any of the unknown programs are associated with your operating system. Once you know that they are not important, you can get rid of them. For this, select an unknown startup program and press the Remove or Disable button. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the removal of the program. 
  • Next, navigate to the link labelled Tools. This will take you to the Quarantined Items list. The list would contain programs that have been blocked by Windows defender for security reasons. Remove these items. Once you are done, exit the Windows Defender screen and re-start your computer. 

Hope the instructions were helpful to you in fixing the Startup Programs blocked errors. If you need any real time assistance in addressing this issue, dial the Windows Support Number. 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Easy Instructions To Delete Multiple Emails In Outlook Express

Microsoft Outlook Express is a stripped down version of the Outlook email manager program released by Microsoft. Sometimes, your Inbox may get populated with many unwanted email messages that you may want to delete; some of them for making the inbox look less messy. Follow the simple instructions given below for deleting multiple messages from your Outlook Express inbox.

  • Launch the Outlook Express program by double clicking on its desktop icon. If you are not able to find the icon in the desktop, open the Start menu and then click on the All Programs option. Click on the Outlook Express icon found under the All Programs tab. 
  • Now click on the Inbox tab found in the application window and then look for the email that you would like to delete and then click on it. 
  • If you wish to select more than one email, then press and hold the CTRL button in the keyboard while selecting. 
  • Now click on the Delete key in the keyboard for deleting all the selected emails from your Outlook program. 
  • If you ever wish to restore these emails, you can do so by visiting the Deleted folder in the Outlook Express program. 
You can also select and delete the messages in the inbox or any other folder using the Shift key in the keyboard. For doing that, follow the simple instructions from Outlook Express help given below.
  • Click on the first email that you want to delete for selecting it and then hold down the Shift key found in the keyboard and then move on to the last email that you would like to delete and click on it. 
  • Now all the emails that you would like to delete from the Outlook Express program will be selected. 
  • Press the Delete button found in the keyboard for deleting all the emails you would like to delete. The emails would be moved to the deleted folder so that you would be able to get them back if you have accidentally deleted some important emails. 
If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to delete multiple emails from Outlook Express in a single go. Contact the Outlook Express help team if you are not able to delete emails using the above given steps.

Microsoft Releases Office Apps For The IPhone And IPad Users

The Apple IPad and IPhone have for long tried to use the Microsoft Office applications like the Outlook mail client on their mobile device. However, there would always be some compatibility issues between these two rival companies’ softwares. There were some means available to these users, using which they can indeed access their Outlook accounts and folders online.

The Outlook Web Access

Many Outlook users have been using the Outlook Web Access option while using Microsoft Outlook. This is essentially a browser-based service that goes around the compatibility issues with the operating system. If you have say, an Outlook mail client account in your desktop, you would not be able install the same application on the IPad or IPhone. However, if you go to the Microsoft Office Help webpage to look for a solution, you would be directed to the Outlook Web Access link.
Using Outlook Web Access, you would be able to log in to the Outlook mail server, where all your Outlook data like the Outlook Calendar, Outlook Contacts and of course, the Outlook Inbox and Outbox mail messages, would be stored. This is very similar to the web mail service in a way, considering the username and password log in screen.

Microsoft Apps for IPad and IPhone

However, using Outlook Web Access meant that you would not be able to access Outlook data when you are offline. This was indeed an inconvenience to many using the IPad and IPhone, who had Outlook accounts. Now, Microsoft has come up with a solution.
Microsoft Office apps are now available for the IPhone and IPad operating systems. They are apps in the real sense, and the Outlook app allows the users to access the Outlook folders even while offline. This is certainly a relief to the Outlook users, who had to rely on the Outlook Web Access, so far.
However, there is a catch. You would have to subscribe to the Microsoft Office 365 software subscription package. This is no surprise. Microsoft applications are not freeware. Neither is Microsoft Outlook irrespective of whether you are using it on the Windows OS or Apple’s
Many Windows OS users had not realised this so far, as they were using the Outlook mail client that came bundled with the Windows operating systems. The IPad and IPhone users need to pay a subscription fee, if they want to use the Microsoft Office applications. Visit the Microsoft Office Help webpage for the details.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Windows 8.1 To Have Huge Impact

Microsoft’s Windows 8 OS was unable to get huge sales when it was released. User complained of many issues, and of lack of comfort navigating the new interface. In response, Microsoft made some serious changes to the OS and released the Windows 8.1 operating system. Reviews of the new OS have been great but the question remains: will it be able to boost sales?
Probably one of the most needed and vital changes that Microsoft implemented in the latest OS was the return of the Start button. The absence of this was very annoying for users who were happy with the traditional interface. The re-included Start button does not open the Start menu however, only the Start screen. Right clicking this button opens tools like Task Manager and Control Panel, among other tools. In addition, Windows 8 allows users to boot directly into the desktop interface, instead of the Start screen. The latest version also has loads of customization and personalization tools, a new search tool, and a redesigned Xbox Music, with an easier to use interface.
Charles King principal analyst and Pund-IT has a few keen insights about the potential impact of the revamped Windows 8 OS, "Going back to the Start menu and making the tile interface an option on the task bar is probably what the company should have done in the first place." King added. "It makes the Windows 8 environment much friendlier for businesses and a lot less disruptive than the original version."
But that’s not all Windows 8 may see more additional boots and upgrades in the coming year. Currently the operating systems function on Intel Ivy Bridge-processor PCs, laptops and tablets. However many analysts believe that the next generation Haswell Processor systems that are to come out this fall will definitely help the OS shine. "The overall performance and new features on those systems and the commonality of the touch interface will be so powerful -- and frankly kind of cool for many users -- that whatever questions they may have had about Windows 8 will fade into the background," King added. "Windows 8 on a Haswell system will be a pretty seamless experience."
As King points out, one of the biggest reasons that Windows 8 did not fare well initially, was due to its optimization for use on tablets and other touch sensitive devices. Navigating with the mouse is awkward and difficult which is probably why users were not very keen on migrating to Windows 8. The new Windows 8.1 is sure to change a lot. To learn more about navigation and other features of Windows 8, you can look up on the Windows help menu in Windows8. Windows help will also provide solutions for issues. Get your hands on the at least Windows OS, which is a free upgrade from the Windows Store.