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Remove Ask Toolbar From Your Computer And Make Your Browser Run Faster

Remove ask toolbar

     Uninstall Ask Toolbar

Ask toolbar is an internet browser toolbar designed to make the search functions simpler. This toolbar is installed in your computer along with other programs. As most of you might have installed this program unknowingly, you might be wondering how this program got into your computer.

Ask toolbar can make your internet browser run slow and can affect the overall performance of your computer. Now, if you have the Ask toolbar installed in your internet browser, you might be thinking of ways to remove it. In this article, we will find out the steps to remove Ask toolbar from your computer.

Steps Involved

If you are using a Windows XP computer, follow the steps given below to remove the toolbar.

  • If any internet browser on your computer is running at present, close it.
  • Select the option Start and then choose Control Panel.
  • In the Control Panel window, choose Add/Remove Programs.  You can also directly access the Add/Remove Programs by entering appwiz.cpl in the Run window and clicking the OK button.
  • From the list of programs installed in your computer, choose Ask Toolbar.
  • Select the option Change/Remove. This will remove the toolbar from your computer.

If you are using Windows Vista computer, follow the steps below to remove the toolbar.

  • Close the internet browsers running in your computer.
  • Select the option Start and then choose Control Panel.  You can also directly access the Control Panel window by entering Control Panel in the Run window and clicking OK.
  • The Control Panel window gives you different options. From these options, choose Programs and then choose Uninstall a program.
  • This will open the list of programs that you have installed in your computer. From the programs, choose Ask Toolbar. Remember that the programs are arranged in alphabetical order. Therefore, you can find the Ask Toolbar on top of the list.

    Search functions

             Delete Ask Toolbar

  • After selecting the Ask Toolbar, choose the option Uninstall. This will give a warning message. Select Continue and this will remove Ask toolbar from your computer.

With the above mentioned steps, you can successfully remove the toolbar from your computer. Once you finish the above steps, you may open various internet browsers to check if the toolbar has been completely removed. After removing the toolbar, you will find that your internet browser runs a lot quicker and is faster in loading web pages than before.

How To Change The Password For Windows Mail?

Windows Live mail, Gmail app, Microsoft Outlook

Windows Live mail help

    Get Windows Live mail help

You can send and receive mails using email applications and the different email applications that we use are Gmail app, Microsoft Outlook, Windows Live mail and so on. If you were using Windows Live Mail, you would be receiving emails from different email accounts in the same program. Even if you use multiple email accounts using Windows mail, you need to understand that not all of them are part of the Windows mail service and they are simply compatible with Windows Mail application. When you create an email ID for Windows Mail, you can choose either hotmail or Windows Live.

In addition, when you change the password for this, it would be the same for both Hotmail and Windows Live. If you wish to reset the password for Windows mail, follow the instructions below or contact Windows Live help for assistance.

Instructions

  • Open Internet Explorer or any browser that you are using and navigate to Windows Live website. Now move to the Rest your Password Web page. You can either change your password through the website other than depending on the Windows Live Mail application that you have installed.
  • Now select the radio button that you find next to I Forgot My Password option and this will open the webpage. Now a Reset Your Password option will display on the screen and you can click on this link.

    Compatible with Windows Mail

                          Seek Windows Live help

  • You need to type the Windows Live ID and also type in the Captcha characters that you find on the appropriate fields and click Next. Now a new page will open up on the screen with a Security question and Customer support option. Now you need to select the radio button that you find next to Security Question option. If you do not know the answer to the security question, you can contact customer support to alter the password.
  • Below the question that you find, you need to provide the answer in the appropriate field and click Next and the next page will appear and ask for the new password. You need to provide the new password in the respective fields and click Next once again. This will reset the password for Windows mail successfully.

If you have any doubts regarding the above instructions, you may contact Windows Support for assistance. The Windows Live Help and support team will provide better advice for this.

Tips To Setup A Windows Live Account

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Features Of Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live Messenger program is a free chat tool from Microsoft. It helps users stay connected with their friends and loved ones through text messages, video calls etc. In addition, the program also helps the users transfer files and documents with ease. With all these features, Windows Live has become the favorite chat tool of millions of users across the globe.

Now, in order to access Windows Live Messenger, you need a Windows Live account. With a Windows Live account, you can access not only the chat tool but also other Microsoft services like Xbox Live and Live Mail. In this article, we will find out the steps involved in creating a Windows Live Messenger Account.

Steps Involved

According to Windows Live help center, you can set up a Windows Live account with a few simple steps.

  • Launch your Internet Browser and navigate to the official website of Windows Live. Here, you will find the option, Sign up. Select this option and this will open a new window that asks you to enter a few details.
  • Enter a username that you wish to be your email address. If the username you entered is already in use, you will be asked to enter a new one. Enter a password in the field for Password. Keep in mind that the password should contain at least six characters. It is advisable that you set up the password, which is a combination of letters, numerals, special characters etc. This will ensure higher security for your email account.

    Xbox live

                      Windows Live Account

  • Choose your country and enter information like your gender and state. Select the I Agree button, after going through the license agreement.
  • Choose the option Edit Profile and this will give you the options to enter additional information. Once you complete the sign up process, navigate to the Download section of Windows Live page. Click the option Get Messenger and this will automatically download and install the messenger program to your computer.
  • Once the installation is complete, run the program from the desktop shortcut and enter your newly created Windows Live ID and password to be online. Find friends who are online and start sending messages.

With the above-mentioned steps, you can successfully set up a Windows Live id and start using the Windows Live Messenger program. If you have any doubts regarding the steps mentioned above, you may contact the Windows Live help center for assistance.

How To Get Access To The Microsoft Outlook Email Support

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                 Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Outlook provides users all the advanced features required to meet the customers’ needs, such as emailing, scheduling the important events, making important notes, etc. Emailing can be considered as an essential process, which is used for a variety of purposes. Often, you may experience issues with Outlook, such as being unable to send emails or open the contact information. In such cases, contacting Outlook email support would be the best option available. The Windows tech support that assists the users regarding the issues related to the tech issues in the computer, is aimed at handling the customers’ requirements while simultaneously bringing in its the knowledge and expertise.

The email support assistance offered by the Microsoft tech support therefore a simple and easy process, which does not require any specialized knowledge, but can be accessed quite easily, by following a certain procedure. The user, while seeking assistance from Windows tech support, should be aware of these facts.

  • It is always advised to subscribe to support centers providing services such as fixing email errors, setting up free email accounts with your Internet Service Provider (ISP), personalized email accounts on the net (web mail), etc.
  • It should also provide configuration, installation of email client and setting up, activation of spam blockers while using your email program for preventing adult spam in your inbox, and creating email rules for forwarding e-newsletters into folders, enabling easy storage.

You can download the email assistance program from Windows tech support by following the below-mentioned steps.

Outlook email

                         Windows 8

  • In the first step, insert a blank CD into the computer. A pop up window would emerge, wherein you need to select Open writable CD folder using Windows Explorer. However, if you do not see the prompt, it is required to open My Computer and then the CD drive folder.
  • Now, go to Outlook Express and search for the Maintenance tab. You would get stage wise directions from the Windows tech support specialists, such as to click on Store Folder, select the folder location and then copy the location by pressing CTRL+C.
  • Once you find out the destination URL, paste the location on the Run window and press Enter. A new window would be opened, from which you can drag and drop the selected content to your CD drive folder.

Hence, with these steps you can easily access the email support program, and fix issues in Outlook. For more information, check Microsoft’s official website.

How To Reset The Xbox Live Password?

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                 Microsoft Windows

Xbox Live is an online gaming console developed by Microsoft, which provides multiplayer experience to the users. The users need to have an Xbox LIVE account to access the services of this gaming console. The user can sign into Xbox LIVE without entering the LIVE password. However, to add the Microsoft points or buy the popular games in the console, you need to enter your Xbox LIVE account information. Sometimes, you may forget your Windows Live email and password. In such cases, you can simply reset your password, and not the email ID. This is because every Xbox LIVE account is attached to the particular user’s Microsoft Windows Live account. The user must have used a genuine email address, to register and sign up for the Xbox Live network.

You can follow the below-mentioned instructions to reset your Xbox LIVE password, before seeking assistance from the Windows Live help.

  • In the first step, visit the Windows Live login page. Once you are on the Windows login page, click the Sign in option. Here, you would have seen a Forgot your password? link. Now, click on this.
  • After selecting this link, select the I forgot my password and Reset your password option to change the password.
  • Now, enter the email address you think you have used for your Xbox LIVE account. Make sure you continue entering email addresses that you have used in the past.
  • Once you enter the correct one, a new page would appear. You do not have to worry about the login attempts, as you can guess your email as many times as you want. You can also get more information about the recovery of the LIVE password by contacting Windows Live help.

    Password recovery tool

                     Windows 8

  • Now, select the Email me a reset link option, followed by hitting Next. You can open the email account you’re sent the password to. However, if you forgot your password to that email, use the email client’s password recovery tool.
  • Now, open the Xbox LIVE email, and click on the provided link, which would redirect you to the password reset page. Here, enter your new password twice and click Next.
  • Now, turn on your Xbox 360 and sign into your Xbox LIVE profile.

Using these steps, you would be able to enter your new information to log on to your account, and access the features of Xbox LIVE. For more information, you can also contact the Microsoft helpline.

Configuring Cable ONE Mail With Windows Live Mail

Windows Live support

Windows Live mail

A very easy and efficient way of handling your emails is by making use of the Windows Live mail. With Windows Live mail, you can access all your emails from Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail accounts under a single window. You can even configure your Cable ONE mail with your Windows Live mail. It is a very easy process and you just require to follow the below provided Windows Live support guidelines to do the task.

Instructions

  • In your Cable ONE settings panel, you will require to enable IMAP.
  • You have to select the Start button and the Start menu will pop up. From the menu, you have to launch Windows Live mail.
  • The dark blue menu located at the top left corner has to be selected.
  • From the menu, you have to select Options and then you need to click on Email Accounts.
  • The Add option has to be selected.
  • From the list, you have to choose the email account and then the Next button has to be selected.
  • The Cable ONE email address, Cable ONE email password and the display name for the sent mails have to be entered. The Manually Configure Server Settings box has to be check marked and the Next button has to be selected.
  • You will have to enter the below provided settings for the incoming and outgoing server information.

Incoming Server Information

All your emails

         Microsoft help and support

  • The server type has to be IMAP.
  • The server address has to be imap.gmail.com.
  • The port number has to be 993.
  • The Requires A Secure Connection (SSL) box has to be check marked.
  • You will have to authenticate using Clear text.
  • In the logon user name filed, you have to enter your Cable ONE-email address.

Outgoing Server Information

  • The server address has to be smtp.gmail.com.
  • The port number has to be 465.
  • The Requires A Secure Connection (SSL) and the Requires Authentication boxes have to be ticked.
  • After all these details have been entered, you have to select the Next button and on the next screen, the Finish button has to be selected.

By following these Windows Live support guidelines, you can easily configure your Cable ONE mail with Windows Live mail. If you have any doubts regarding the process, you may contact the Microsoft help and support center.

Accessing The Emails Stored In Windows Live Mail

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       Windows explorer to access

The email client that comes integrated with Windows is called the Windows Live Mail. The Windows Live help is made use of when having troubles with Windows Live Mail. The application stores the emails that you send and receive onto your system’s hard disk and a backup can also be created. The emails can be accessed round the clock and you do not require any specialized tools or converters to get a hold of the emails. To access the mails that are stored, you can make use of two methods.

Using the Explorer to access mails

  • In order to access the Windows Run feature, the Windows button has to be pressed and then the R button has to be pressed simultaneously. This process is valid if you are running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8. If you are running Windows XP, you need to select the Start button and access the Run option.
  • In the field present, you need to enter %homepath%\appdata\local and then you need to select Enter.
  • The Microsoft folder has to be double clicked, you will see the Windows Live Mail folder, and you need to double click on it. The Windows Live Mail folder will be visible as Windows Mail in some versions of Windows.
  • The Windows Live Mail/Windows Mail folder contains all the emails. Now you can select the number of files according to your discretion and copy the files to another location.

Using the directory path to access the mails,

Access mails

                 Windows Live Mail folder

  • In order to launch the Windows Live Mail application, you need to select the Start button, choose All Programs and choose Windows Live Mail. The Windows Live Mail will be visible as Windows Mail in some Windows versions.
  • To display the application’s toolbar, you have to press the Alt key. From the toolbar, you have to select Options that is present in the Tools menu. Now the tab titled Advanced has to be selected and the Maintenance button has to be chosen to access the different settings of Windows Live Mail.
  • To get the directory path of emails that are stored in the Windows Live Mail, you have to select the Store Folder option. This method only displays the directory path and in order to back up the files that are present in the Windows Live Mail folder, you will have to manually navigate to the path.

If you are having any doubts on accessing the emails in Windows Live, you can make use of the Windows Live help and support center.

Permanently Removing The Ask Toolbar

Remove Ask toolbar

     Uninstall Ask toolbar

A toolbar is made use of to make our work with the internet much simpler and easier. There are loads of toolbars that are present in the market and one of them is the Ask toolbar. However, lately, this toolbar has become highly unpopular and people consider this toolbar more as a menace rather than a convenience. Also, sometimes without our awareness, the toolbar is automatically downloaded when we download some software or application. However, by following the steps that are provided below, you will be able to remove the Ask toolbar from your system and it will no longer prove to be a hindrance to your work.

The manual method of removal

Using the Add/Remove programs feature that is available in Windows, you can remove the Ask toolbar with ease. To make use of the Add/Remove programs feature, you need to,

  • Select the Start button and choose Control panel. From the list of icons, you will have to choose the Add/Remove Programs icon. You need to open it by double clicking on it.
  • The Add/Remove Programs window shows the list of installed programs in your system. From the list of programs, select the Ask toolbar.
  • Now you have select the Uninstall option. When you click this option, the uninstall process will start and the Ask toolbar will be completely removed from your system.

Using the automatic method of un-installation

Manual method of removal

               Remove using final uninstaller

If you are not sure whether you have permanently removed the Ask toolbar from your system, you can make use of an automated utility tool that completely removes the Ask toolbar from your system. The automated tool is called the Final Uninstaller and it is the most effective tool that removes the Ask toolbar completely from your system and does not leave any trace of it behind.

To make use of the Final installer, go through the following steps

  • You will have to download the Final utility tool from the internet and install it.
  • After installing the program, run it.
  • You need to select the Scan option and select the Ask toolbar.
  • Now you will have to choose the Remove option to remove Ask toolbar from your system.

By following these steps, you can successfully remove Ask toolbar from your system and your system will run smoothly and efficiently.

Accessibility Features Offered By Windows

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        Windows help

Windows operating system offers many settings and features that can make the process of computing very easy and comfortable. Additional technologies can be added to your PC if you want other accessibility features. You may contact the Windows support number to know more on the accessibility features. Some of the most popular accessibility features are discussed below.

Ease of Access Center

This central location can be used to set up the accessibility settings and the various programs available in Windows OS. You can open the Ease of Access Center by clicking on the Start button, selecting Control Panel, Ease of Access and then Ease of Access Center.

Using The Computer Without Display

Windows has a screen reader option called as the Narrator. This reads aloud the text that is shown on the screen. Windows OS also has settings to provide audio descriptions to videos and to control the ways dialog boxes appear. In addition, many other hardware devices and programs are compatible with the Windows OS and are available commercially to help people who are blind. This includes screen readers, Braille output devices etc.

Making The Computer Easier To See

Several options are available to make the information on the screen easy to see. For instance, the display can be magnified, unwanted animations and images can be avoided, colors can be adjusted to suit the taste of the user etc.

Using The Computer Without A Mouse Or Keyboard

Windows provides the users with an on-screen keyboard that you can make use of to type without the help of the keyboard. You may also use the Speech Recognition software provided with Windows OS to control your PC with voice commands.

Making The Mouse Easier To Use

You may change the color and size of the mouse pointer and use the keyboard to control the mouse.

Reading Tasks

                                         Windows support

Using Text And Visual Alternatives For Sounds

Windows gives the user options to replace two types of audio with video equivalents. You can use visual alerts in place of system sounds and display text for dialogs in multimedia programs.

Making Easy To Focus On Typing And Reading Tasks

A wide number of settings are available to make it easier to focus on typing and reading. You may have the Narrator to read the information on the screen, adjust the way keyboard responds to some key strokes, and control the display of certain visual elements.

These are some of the most common accessibility features of the Windows OS. Contacting the Windows support number can give you more idea on the accessibility features of the OS.

Bored Of Windows Live Messenger

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       help in removing Windows live

Ever use the Windows live messenger? It is one of the simplest and most fun ways to stay in touch with friends, relatives and contacts. This chat application is extremely popular and used by millions around the world. You can solve issues with Windows live messenger by contacting Windows live help. However, in case you get bored and wish to delete this application, you will encounter some difficulties, as the program is very difficult to delete. This is because this application is one of the default applications designed by Microsoft and integrated with the operating system, which is unlike those that are installed later. Therefore, it becomes harder to remove, but do not fret. Here are some simple effective instructions to help you uninstall Live messenger.

What to avoid

  • You cannot delete this application using traditional methods that you generally employ to uninstall applications.
  • You cannot even rely on the Control panel’s Add/remove programs to remove this application, as it is absent on this list.
  • If you think you can uninstall it from the Start menu then you are wrong again, as it lacks the normal uninstall option. The only way out is to manually remove the programs from the system.

Manually uninstalling applications is what is performed by remover programs, or what technicians do when they uninstall a program.

windows live messenger

           hard to delete Windows live

What to do?

  1. Remove all the program files of Windows live messenger from your system. Go to My Computer and the select the C Drive. Now go to the folder Program Files and locate the folder that contains the program files of Windows Live. Permanently delete this folder from your system by pressing Shift + Delete. Confirm the action on the appearing prompt.
  2. Now the next important step is to go to your system’s registry so that you delete any links the program has established with Windows. This will be present in the form Registry keys.
  3. What these links provide to Windows is the necessary information about the application. Search for a file regedit.exe, open the file and search Windows live messenger. Delete all appearing keys to permanently delete the chat application from your system.

Be careful when you access the registry as it contains some of the most vital programs required for your system to operate, do not delete files or keys that are unfamiliar. If you experience issues with deleting the chat application, you can contact Windows live help to provide solutions to your queries.