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Thursday, December 15, 2011

How to Install and configure Microsoft Outlook

Are you a new or existing Microsoft user experiencing problems with Microsoft Outlook setup? If yes, then you are in the right place. Having purchased or installed Microsoft Outlook at your computer, you are sure to get everything going related to your emails, attachments, messenger, address book import from other email accounts, and document recovery etc. You might be a common user or a big enterprise that feels stuck with the complexity of Microsoft Outlook installation and configuration.

Microsoft Outlook being one of the popularly used email applications allows users to manage virtual folders, maintain calendar and tasks, search faster, scan and download email attachments, block spam messages, and send/receive & archive mails etc. Such features enhance a user’s productivity and efficiency by saving a great deal of time and money. Loaded with so many inbuilt features, Microsoft Outlook might give you solid and recurring troubles that prompt you to look around for reliable, online Microsoft tech support.

Below are the easy steps that will help you install your Microsoft Outlook:

·         Before you start setup process, close all the windows/programs active on the PC

·         Click on ‘start’ button, then go to ‘control panel

·         Click on ‘add or remove programs’, a list of all the programs to be changed or removed will be populated 

·         Select ‘Microsoft Office’, viz. enterprise or home edition, and click on ‘change

·         After a dialog box appears, select ‘add or remove features’ and thereafter click on ‘continue’ at the bottom right hand side

·         When a list of all the programs is populated, select Microsoft Outlook. Click on ‘run from my computer’ and then click on ‘continue

·         Your Microsoft Outlook will be installed on your computer automatically and will ask you to create a new email account or newsgroup as you are running it for the first time

Below are the steps that will help you configure your Microsoft Outlook:

·         When a prompt comes to ‘create a new email account or newsgroup’, select manually configure server settings or additional server types

·         Click ‘next’, then a new window will pop up saying ‘add new e-mail account

·         You can either follow the email setting wizard or manually create an email account by changing settings or preferences

·         For manual settings, click on ‘Tools’ on the top first bar of your Microsoft Outlook window

·         Select ‘Account Settings’, a window will pop up

·         Click on ‘New’, then ‘Mail’, and then ‘Next’, it will direct you to ‘Add New E-mail Account’ window

·         Key-in your name, email address, and password wherever required; click on ‘remember password’ so that your password is saved and you don’t have to type it again while opening Microsoft Outlook

·         Select ‘POP3’, ‘IMAP’, or ‘Microsoft Exchange’ etc. from the drop-down list in ‘Account Type’ type

·         Key-in incoming and outgoing mail server addresses as ‘imap’ and ‘smtp’ respectively followed by relevant extensions, provided by your ISP (internet service provider)

·         Key in the port numbers for IMAP and SMTP servers, provided by your ISP

·         Click on ‘Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA)’ if you desire to log on using SPA

·         Click ‘Test Account Settings’ for testing that an email account has been created and the servers are logged on and active, a test message will be sent to check the settings

·         To make more changes to your email account, click on ‘More Settings’ and key in the desired information

·         Click on ‘Next’ and then ‘Finish

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How to Upgrade Your Web Browser

A web browser is a software program used to enable computers for retrieving, presenting, and traversing information resources on the World Wide Web (www) including Web pages, images, video and other files. There are several types of browsers but the one thing they have in common is that they carry out the same function; they transfer hypertext. Surfing the Web on an old browser can be a lot like running a steam engine along the tracks of a bullet train--it may still work, but it doesn't take advantage of the speed and security of the new technology. Every time you upgrade your Web browser, you'll find that it is even more customizable, much faster and even more secure. With every upgrade, you'll be able to benefit from better service and quick, easy updates. Ignoring updates can actually leave you vulnerable to security breaches.

Upgrade Your Internet Explorer

•    Go to Internet Explorer home page and click on the 'Download' button.
•    Click on the “Continue” button to begin the validation process.

•    Right-click the “Internet Explorer” Information Bar and click on the “Install ActiveX Control” option.

•    Click “Install.”

•    Click 'Download' after your Microsoft program has been validated.

Upgrade Your Mozilla Firefox

•    Go to the Mozilla Firefox home page (see Resources).

•    Click on the 'Download Firefox' button to download the newest version.

•    Click on the 'Save File' button.

•    Click on the 'Open' button after downloading is complete.

•    Click 'Next' on the Firefox setup to install the latest version of Firefox.

•    Read the Terms in the field and click 'I Agree' in the radio buttons.

•    Click 'Next' and then 'Finish.' Your upgrade is complete.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How to Update the Drivers for HP G55 Printers

Drivers are the software applications that establish communication between a computer and a hardware device like printer. Driver updates can help you make best use of your HP printer by improving its efficiency and print quality and on the other hand fixing most of the common issues that may occur due to the regular or irregular use. Though the procedure of driver update is simple, you may stumble upon problems that may trigger the need of looking for HP printer support options. 


• Open your web browser and navigate to

• Select "Support," then "Drivers and Downloads."

• Type in "HP G55" as the model device. Once an image of your printer appears, choose "Drivers."

• Select your operating system, then click "Download." The updated drivers for the HP G55 printer download directly to your computer's hard drive.

• Double-click the downloaded file to load the driver installation wizard. Accept the license agreement, choose "Next" twice, then select "Install" to install the updated HP G55 printer drivers.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

How to Fix Dell Computer Audio Problems

The article describes the procedure of fixing common audio problems in a Dell computer. The methods compiled here are reliable and correct until date. However, it is recommended that these should be followed carefully to avoid encountering problems. If you face any problem while performing below mentioned steps you can contact Dell technical support at their toll free No. 1-877-452-9201.

Steps to Fix Dell Computer Audio Problems

Check the physical connection to make sure that no wire is loose or damaged. You must also ensure that the computer is working fine. If everything else is working fine on your computer except sound, then check that your speakers are not on mute. It is possible that your audio speakers went on mute while you were fiddling with the settings.

Check that the sound card (adapter) is working fine. To do so, click on the Start button, right click on My Computer and click to choose Manage. The Computer Management window will open up. Click on the Device Manager option and you will see different options listed in the right hand side pane. Click on the + sign next to Sound, video and game controllers and check whether any audio device has a yellow triangle mark on it. If there is one, right click on the device and go to Properties. Choose from the various options to either update driver, rollback a driver, or uninstall etc.

If you haven’t updated the sound drivers for some time, then do it now by clicking on the Update Driver button. Wait until the process finishes. If the sound problem started after the installing a particular latest driver, then click on the Rollback Driver button to undo the recent changes. You can also use the Uninstall button to completely remove a driver and install a new one. Thereafter, go to the Drivers & Downloads page on Dell’s website and download latest, compatible drivers for your operating system. You must provide all the prompted details to continue to download page.

You must also keep your Windows version updated by downloading and installing latest updates. You can either run Windows Update or visit Microsoft’s official website for updates. Doing this resolves many common issues including sound.

If everything is fine and you still can’t get nowhere with the problem, download and install Microsoft’s automatic troubleshooter viz. MicrosoftFixit.AudioPlayback.Run.exe either from Google searches or Microsoft’s official website. Save the file to your desktop and open it to run troubleshooting and fix the problems. You can also download and run another troubleshooter namely MicrosoftFixit.devices.Run.exe to run a check on hardware & sound devices. These two tools will diagnose and fix the common problems with playback software and hardware\devices respectively.

If your music breaks or skips during play, then use this tweak. Click on the Start button and navigate to Control Panel and then Hardware and Sound. Click on the Sound option. Click on Speakers under the Playback tab and then select Properties. Click to highlight Enhancements and then check the box next to Disable all enhancements. Click on the Apply and/or OK button to save the changes and close the windows.

If the issue persists and you continue to get a specific error message, note it down and Google it. Try the fixes that match to your problem. If nothing works for your problem, then contact professional dell technical support for Dell computers.