Monday, June 24, 2013

Tips To Install Windows 8 On A Virtual Hard Disk

If you are thinking of upgrading your Windows 7 operating system to Windows 8, you might then consider installing Windows 8 on a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD). Those users who want to dual boot Windows 8 with Windows 7 without installing Windows 8 on a separate partition, installing on a VHD is the best option.
The following instructions will help you perform Windows 8 Installation on a Virtual Hard Disk in dual boot with Windows 7.

  • As the first step, download Windows 8 ISO file from Microsoft website and then create a bootable USB flash drive to install Windows 8 from USB flash drive.
  • After you have this bootable USB drive, connect the bootable USB drive to the computer. Now restart the system, and make necessary changes in the BIOS to boot from the bootable media. Once done, restart the PC and boot using the bootable media.
  • Press Shift + F10 keys to open the Command Prompt window. In the Command Prompt, execute the following commands one-by-one.
List disk
Select disk 0
(select disk number on which your Windows 7/Vista is running and make sure you don’t select your USB drive)
List vol
Create vdisk file=E:\win8.vhd maximum=30000 type=expandable
(In the above command replace “E” with the drive letter where you would like to save the VHD file. We recommend a minimum of 30,000 MB for VHD.)
Select vdisk file=E:\win8.vhd
Attach vdisk
  • Exit the Command Prompt. Select your language, currency format, input method and click the Next button.
  • Click the Install Now button. You will be asked to enter the product key. Enter Windows 8 Product key and click Next.
  • Accept the license agreement and click Next button. Click Custom: Install Windows only.
  • In the following screen, select the newly created VHD. Windows setup may show “Windows cannot be installed to this disk” warning. Ignore the warning and click Next button to begin the installation. Follow the normal on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

After the installation is complete, your system will be rebooted a few times. After these reboots, you will get the boot menu with the option to choose between Windows 7 and Windows 8. Now you have successfully completed Windows 8 Installation in your system with dual boot on a Virtual Hard Disk. For further assistance, contact Microsoft Help and Support Center. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Tutorial To Speed Up The Windows Vista Operating System

Windows Vista has not been a popular operating system among the many Windows users. It was not able to attract the users like the Windows XP did or like the Windows 7. There are many reasons for that but if you are one of those who are using Windows Vista in their systems, then you would want to know about some guidelines that could help you in speeding up your computer.
Here are the instructions that will help you in speeding up your Windows Vista computer.

Instructions to follow from Microsoft help

First of all, click on the “Start” button located on the lower left corner of your Windows desktop screen to open up the Windows Start menu. In the start menu, you will see a variety of options and from these options select the “Run” button. Type “msconfig” into the Run dialog box and then click on the “Ok” button to open the System Configuration menu.
Click on the “Startup” option from the System Configuration menu to view the list of programs that load when the computer starts.
Remove the check mark from the side of the programs that you do not want to load when the computer starts. You can do so by clicking on these options.
Click on the “general” button located System Configuration Tool and then choose the “Selective Startup” radio button. Once you have followed the steps up to this, the operating system will from onwards start to load all the programs that you have mentioned, while the system is booting.
Select the “Ok” button. A box will now be displayed on the screen asking you to select either "Restart Now" or "Restart Later” options. The configuration work that you have carried out up to now will only come into effect once you have restarted the computer.
Once you have restarted the computer, you will get a notification stating that system configuration has been altered.
Click on the “Ok” button to agree with the changes that you have made.
These are few instructions that you have to follow in order to speed up your Windows Vista computer. Take the help of the Microsoft help option if you encounter any difficulties while carrying out these processes. Get in touch with the Windows tech support team, either online or over the phone.

Monday, June 10, 2013

How To Resolve Slow Email Issues In Outlook 2007

Microsoft Outlook 2007 is a very popular email client, used by many worldwide. With the Outlook application, you get to easily manage all your email accounts at one stop. But sometimes you might have problems using your Outlook application. What if it starts to respond slowly? Well check out the steps below and enhance your email response.
Outlook Tech Support Instructions
Switch on your computer and launch the Start menu. Select System Properties from the Start menu. 
Check whether your system meets minimum system requirements for powering Microsoft Office 2007 version. You will run into problems if the system requirements are not sufficient enough to power Microsoft Office 2007. Outlook that comes packaged with the Microsoft office tool will not perform well if it lacks the required system software and hard ware support. There are many version of Microsoft outlook in the market. Install the versions that are compatible with your version of Windows. 
Makes sure that you are running the version of Outlook most compatible with your Windows operating system. For best results, Microsoft team recommends its users to run service pack 3, which was updated very recently instead of other service pack versions. Visit Microsoft official for latest downloads and updates on the same. 
Get your emails and folders arranged into multiple folders to enhance the performance and speed of response. Use the above technique if your count in a single folder exceeds the 10,000 items toll mark. Enhance the incoming and outgoing mail processing speeds, by reconfiguring and fragmenting the data into smaller packages. 
Enhance outlook performance by removing unnecessary outlook add-ons. Remove all unnecessary third party applications and software codes that affect the performance and efficiency of Microsoft Outlook. 
Check whether the installed antivirus code is slowing down your computer. Sometimes, installed antivirus code can slow down the working of outlook. If you think, the installed antivirus is slowing down the Email performance of your system get it disabled. Some antivirus software codes can creep in to your email program, to scan each incoming and outgoing file, making the system perform slowly. 
Contact our Outlook tech support desk for more assistance and help on the same. 
Follow the above steps to enhance your email performance with ease.