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Thursday, August 25, 2011

How to Disable Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is a free antivirus program developed by Microsoft that provides protection against spyware, rootkits and trojan horses. Microsoft Security Essentials runs on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. You can use Microsoft Security Essentials antivirus software to scan your PC, remove virus and remove malicious programs that have already infected your system. Running this program may slow your system and prevent other programs from running properly which is actually very frustrating especially at times when you are in hurry. Thus, you may want to disable Microsoft Security Essentials. Note that you can disable real-time protection or the entire program.

Steps to disable Microsoft Security Essentials

• Right click on the system tray icon, and select "Open"
• Click on the "Settings" tab
• Click on "Real-time protection"
• Uncheck "Turn on Real-time protection"
• Click on "Save Changes"

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

How to install or reinstall Windows XP

Windows XP is a version of the Windows desktop operating system for the Computer produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops. If you want to install windows XP follow the following steps.

Steps to Install Windows XP

• Put the Windows XP CD into the CD or DVD-ROM drive and then a message will appear “Press any key to boot from CD”. And soon the computer starts to boot from the XP CD.

• If you using SCSI hard drive or a SATA drive press F6. Keep the Raid drivers handy on your flash drive. Hit S for installing additional device. After inserting the flash drive that has the Raid/SCSI drivers, hit Enter.

• A list of Raid drivers will open. Choose the right options for your device. After this, the Setup screen appears. There are some options like - new Windows install and Repair previous install. Just hit enter to choose new install. Hit F8 to accept the Licensing Agreement. Then press ‘Continue'.

• Create a partition where you will install XP. With a brand new and unformatted drive you'll be able to install Windows without any partition. Just press enter to allow the operating system to automatically partition as well as format the entire drive as a single large drive. When the setup is done, the computer restarts. Let the CD stay inside the drive and don't press anything if you're prompted to press any key to boot from CD. The Setup wizard of XP now guides you all the way through the setup process.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How to clean Windows 7 Registry.

The Windows Registry is a database that contains information and settings for all the hardware, software, users, and preferences of the PC that happens on the computer. After a lot of activity the computer will get bogged down within this database, as it gets bigger and bigger the computer will get slow and slower because it takes so long to search the registry for the information you are seeking. So cleaning out the registry will slightly increases the speed of your computer. There are different ways to clean the windows registry but the easiest way to clean up the Windows registry is by using the Windows System Restore feature. This feature removes changes to the registry from software or viruses that slow down the computer

Steps to clean Windows 7 Registry

• Click the "Start" and type "system restore" to open a list of Control Panel utilities.

• To start the wizard double-clicks on "System Restore".

• Click the option "Choose a different restore point" at the bottom of the first window. This option lets you manually select a date to roll back the registry changes.

• Choose a previous date to roll back the registry changes. Choose a date at which your computer ran more efficiently. Click "Next."

• Click "Finish" on the final screen. The registry restores to a previous date and any malware or affected registry entries are cleaned.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

How to Backup Your Outlook 2007 Email

Microsoft Outlook is used by thousands of internet user for email. Making backup files of any important data is always a great idea. This helps you in case of data loss or migrating from one system to other. In Microsoft Outlook 2007 your e-mails are saved in a Personal Folder File with a .pst extension which does not include in your normal backup operation. If you are using Outlook for your email you should backup your email every 6-8 weeks.

Steps to backup Outlook 2007 e-mail

• Open Microsoft Outlook 2007 and locate the toolbar staring with File on the upper left hand side.

• Click on File and scroll down to Import and Export. The Import and Export wizard will now appear.

• Highlight Export to a file and hit next. Select Personal Folder File (.pst) and then hit next.

• The Personal Folder should be highlighted and if not select Personal Folder. Double click on Personal Folder to collapse everything. Make sure you also put a check mark in Include Subfolders and hit next.

• In the Save Exported file as: you can leave the default name or rename it anything you want.

• Select Browse and change the default file location. I recommend changing it to your My Documents or Desktop so you can find it easily. After you have selected your file location select Finish.

• I recommend hitting ok on the next step. You however can add a password to your file if you want.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

How to Disable AVG Anti-Virus

AVG is a antivirus software developed by AVG Technologies. This software has compelling features to keep your computer protected from virus, trojans, worms and spyware. AVG antivirus software is design to always be open while your computer is on, but during some situation AVG antivirus needs to be disabled temporarily. Certain software programs may crash if they are used while AVG antivirus is still running. You can disable the AVG software by changing some of the settings in the menu. In this blog I have tried to explain how to disable AVG antivirus temporarily.

Steps to disable AVG Anti-Virus

• Right-click the AVG icon and then select "Open AVG Interface"

• Click on "Overview" tab and then double-click "Resident Shield" .

• Remove the check mark from the "Resident Shield Active." Click "Save Changes." Click "Continue" if your operating system prompts you for permission to continue the action.

• Close the window. Right-click the AVG icon in the system tray and select "Exit."

• Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys at the same time. Click "Open Task Manager" and then navigate to "Processes."

• Check to see if there is a process entry labeled "avgtray." Click the entry if it is present, and then click "End Process."

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

How to Disable Avast Antivirus

Avast is an antivirus computer program developed by AVAST Software. This software is designed to remove and protect your valuable data against computer viruses and spyware. The developers have added several new features to Avast Antivirus that make it unique from other antivirus programs on the market. Avast combines real time monitoring and threat detection to combat problems in the background of your computer, without interfering with your computer processes. If you need to disable Avast Anti-virus for any specific reason follow the following steps.

Steps to Disable Avast Antivirus 
• Right-click "Avast Antivirus" icon on the task bar. The task bar is located on the bottom of your screen.

• Click on “Program Settings” and then

• Click on “Troubleshooting”

• Place a tick next to Disable avast! self-defense module

• Right Click on the Avast icon in the system tray and click “Stop On-Access protection”

• Click "OK" to confirm and save changes

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Monday, August 1, 2011

How to Fix Common Windows 7 Problems?

Windows 7 is one of the famous operating system due to its smart features, brilliant appearance and strong security. But it doesn't mean that Windows 7 is perfect and users are not facing any problem. Microsoft Windows 7 users also come across with several upgrade problems along with interface issues. To manage with these issues the best solution is to get in touch with an online technical support service provider company. Windows 7 Technical Support offered by Computer repair companies are truly an outstanding solution for troubleshooting any and all types of Windows 7 problem. But it is always helpful to have some knowledge about these problems and their solutions. In this blog I hade discussed about some common Windows 7 problems and how to fix them.

One of the most common problem in Windows 7 is that it fails to detect the DVD drive. To Fix this issue you need to run “REGEDIT”. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\. Here you need to delete both UpperFilters and LowerFilters in the right-hand pane. The problem should get resolved.

Windows 7 slow startup problems

1.Remove redundant programs in your booting items as many as possible. After finishing this action, the speed of startup can be improved by no less than 40%.

2. Delete short cuts on desktop. The more icons on the desktop, the longer it takes to restart. To fix Windows 7 startup problem, you should clear up the unnecessary short cuts on your computer desktop.

3. Optimize registry regularly with proper registry maintenance tool. Registry error is the main reason that slows down the rebooting speed. You had better do registry cleanup timely to speed up Windows 7 start up process.