Monthly Archives: March 2014

Steps For Removing Unwanted Toolbars From Mozilla Firefox

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Uninstall add-ons from Mozilla

Mozilla Firefox is considered one of the best internet browsers in the world, as it is relatively free from virus attacks and offers great browsing speed. However, once you install add-ons to Mozilla Firefox, you will notice that the browser speed slows down and it takes much longer for internet pages to load in the program. According to Mozilla support, this occurs because the browser starts to take more time to load these add-ons along with the web pages and the only fix for this issue is to uninstall the unwanted add-ons from the program.

According to Mozilla support, there are two types of add-ons. One type of add-ons is installed in the browser with your knowledge and seeks your permission clearly before installation. Other type of add-ons come bundled with other programs or is installed in the browser when you click on links from unknown sources. These add-ons are more dangerous as they will not only slow down your browser but also redirect it to unknown websites. Therefore, it is advisable that you remove unwanted toolbars from your Mozilla browser to increase your browsing speed. Let us go through the steps involved in this process.

Steps involved

According to Mozilla support, you can remove the toolbars from the browser either directly from the browser or from your computer. Let us first find out how to remove them from the browser.

  • Launch Mozilla Firefox and click the option Tools.
  • Select the option Add-ons.
  • The above step will open a new window with the heading Add-ons Manager. From the various options in the left pane of the window, select Extensions. This lists various add-ons installed in Mozilla Firefox. From the list, choose the unwanted add-ons or the ones, which you think are not genuine. Choose the option Remove.

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With the above steps, you can remove the add-ons from the browser. Now, if you wish to remove the add-ons completely from your computer, follow the steps below.

  • Go to the Control Panel window and double-click the option Add or Remove Programs. This will open the window for all the installed programs in the computer.
  • Choose the add-ons that you wish to remove from the list one by one and click the option Remove next to them.
  • Restart your computer.

With the above steps, you can remove the toolbars from Mozilla Firefox browser and your computer. For additional assistance, you may contact the Mozilla support center or our technical support team.

Features And System Requirements Of Windows Live Writer

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Features Of Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is a blog publishing tool developed by the software giant Microsoft. It has a wide range of features and is included as one of the programs in Windows Live program. There are numerous features integrated in this blog publishing tool, which has made it one of the favorites among the bloggers.

Features

In this post, we will find out more on the various features and system requirements of this tool.

Preview

According to Windows Live help, this tool allows you to find out how the article, picture or other content you upload to the internet look like before you publish them. This is a great feature as you can make necessary changes in the beginning itself.

Photo albums

With Windows Live Writer, you can create albums to store your photos and then upload to the blog. All the user need to do is chose a style for the album.

Add-ons

Windows Live Writer is loaded with numerous features. However, the program offers users the facility to install add-ins in the program and add other features.

System Requirements

Below mentioned are the system requirements for the Windows Live Writer to work smoothly.

Operating system

Windows Live Writer works on most of the Windows operating systems like Windows XP SP2, Windows XP SP 3, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP 1, Windows Vista SP 2 and Windows 7. It will also work on Windows Server 2008.

Processor

Your processor should have a minimum speed of 800MHz if you are using Windows XP operating system, and if you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7, the speed of the processor should not be less than 1GHz.

RAM

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According to Windows Live help center, the minimum RAM of your computer should be 128 MB for Windows XP OS or 512 MB in case of Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Browser requirements

You can run Windows Live Writer, if you have Internet Explorer Version 6, 7 or 8 installed in your computer.

Screen Resolution

The minimum screen resolution for your computer’s monitor should be 1024 x 768 for viewing the program.

Video Memory

The graphics card of your computer should support DirectX 9.0 or any of the higher versions.

These are the essential requirements for the smooth running of Windows Live Writer program in your computer. Therefore, if you have a blog and if your computer is equipped with these essential requirements, you may download Windows Live Writer from the official website of Microsoft and start publishing articles on your blog in a much easier manner.

G4WL Closure After July 4th

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Windows Live Problems

You probably already know that Games for Windows Live (G4WL) service will not exist beyond 1st July 2014. Microsoft last announced regarding closure of the Games for Windows Live (G4WL) service back in October. This was the same time when we heard about BioShock 2 being updated, and the main game and all its DLC being made available on Steam so that the service continues seamlessly and unobtrusively.

If you remember, it was written previously in a Microsoft support article for Age of Empires Online (it’s been taken down since), that Game for Windows Live will be discontinued on 1st July 2014. But there has been no further official announcement by the software giant regarding the status of the service. As for how things are going, some developers have removed G4WL code from their games and others are in the process or are planning to do so. But this not the case for all developers, as some developers have no such plans, or have even suffered from closure or dissolution in the meantime.

We will see latest updates regarding the G4WL service closure situation. We will see which all games have had the G4WL removed so far, and which all games are going to get G4WL removed, and which games are going to be basically left out.

At first, we will focus on the good news within the list – which includes Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY, Batman: Arkham City GOTY, and Gotham City Impostors, BioShock 2, Toy Soldiers, Fallout 3, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, have all had G4WL shackles removed. At the same time, games which are scheduled to have G4WL removed in the coming months are; F1 2010, F1 2011, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, Red Faction: Guerrilla and Ms. Splosion Man,Super Street Fighter IV / Arcade Edition, DiRT 3, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition etc.

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But, there are a lot of Microsoft games that are marked as having “no plans” for the removal of G4WL and these include; Gears of War, Halo 2, Microsoft Flight, Fable 3, Tinker, Viva Pinata and Shadowrun.

Let us hope these news stories prompt Microsoft into unveiling what exactly is going to happen to G4WL this summer.

For further clarifications, you can go to official Windows live help or support website. Windows live help and news articles will provide you the required information.

Messenger Issue: Windows Live Messenger 2011 Crashes

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Many users have already upgraded their Windows Live Messenger to the latest 2011 version. It has many new features that you should certainly try using. But, unfortunately, those using the most recent release reported that it tends to crash a bit too often. There can be various causes behind this issue, but the most common one is definitely incorrect Windows internal settings. In this Windows live support article, we will see what is to be done when your Windows Live messenger crashes.

The procedure given below will help reduce the possibility of those errors, which are constantly reported by Messenger 2011 users. It is recommended that you follow these steps to the letter, in the right sequence, to avoid undesired effects.

  • Primarily, the first thing that you need to do is to check whether your login credentials (username and password) are written correctly. Turn off the Caps Lock before trying to populate username and password fields. In case this does not work then you can go to next step.
  • Sometimes there can be problems in Internet connection. You may then browse for websites to make sure there is no issue with connection. In case you are able to browse everything else and even Skype and Yahoo Messenger then most certainly there is something wrong with registry of the computer.

Here are Windows live support steps that can help you if you need to fix the registry.

Uninstall previous Live Messenger through Control Panel

  • Initially, you need to click on Start button and then the Settings.
  • Then, you can go to Control Panel.
  • After that, you need to double click on Add or Remove Programs.
  • Then, in the list of programs, you can select MSN/Windows Live Messenger.

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    Windows Live Messenger

  • Then, finally remove it.
  • You can also download reliable registry cleaner on your computer with PC optimization feature, which can help you clean even the system’s registry.
  • Then, after completely removing the Live messenger you need to scan your system’s registry with the help of software.
  • After that, you can reinstall messenger 2011 and try to connect. Sometimes this is the problem with the registry of operating system. Registry is actually a database where your operating system stores vital and sensitive information about all software installed and hardware configurations.

What really happens is that when a program is uninstalled, it can still leave behind some traces in registry. Then, because of improper un-installation it may then result in application crashes similar to Messenger crashes.

Directions For Installing Windows Live Messenger On Your Mac System

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Windows live Messenger

Being one of the first instant messenger applications in the world, Windows Live Messenger has millions of users. The Windows Live Messenger application has compatible versions for all Windows operating systems. More than just an instant messenger application, Windows Live Messenger is key to all Windows Live services, Windows Live technical support and other services. Hence its scope of use is not restricted to home use alone. Windows Live Messenger is equally useful in business or office atmosphere.

Owing to the large number of users for Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft has recently launched the service for Mac platform too. There are not many differences between the Windows version of Windows Live Messenger and the Mac version. Nonetheless, whether you can communicate with anyone using the Windows version of the application is determined by the particular version of Windows Live Messenger you have installed on your Mac device. The following steps explain how to install Windows Live Messenger on a Mac device.

Instructions

  • Turn on your Mac device and make sure that all Windows based apps are closed.
  • Load Microsoft webpage and navigate to the section where you can download the messenger for Mac.
  • Press the link that says Download Messenger for Mac 7.
  • Select the version of the application as well as the language to begin the download.
  • Once the download is complete, drag the file to the Application folder and press it.

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  • Choose the Open button to begin the installation.
  • Press Next to go to the Software Licensing Agreement Page. Read the terms and conditions carefully before you click Next and then the Accept button.
  • Once you press the Accept button, the setup assistant will be started. It will search for older versions of the messenger application for Mac. This is to remove the previous versions before the latest version is installed. If it does not find any such versions, press OK to continue with the installation.
  • Select the account type and then fill in the resulting form with your login credentials (email address, username and password).
  • After that, click Next to continue.

Following the above steps, you would be able to download and install the Mac version of Windows Live Messenger. Windows Live Messenger users are entitled to round-the-clock assistance from the Windows Live technical support. So feel free to contact them with your queries.

Features And System Requirements Of Windows Live Writer

Windows Live Writer is a blog publishing tool developed by the software giant Microsoft. It has a wide range of features and is included as one of the programs in Windows Live program. There are numerous features integrated in this blog publishing tool, which has made it one of the favorites among the bloggers.

Features

In this post, we will find out more on the various features and system requirements of this tool.

Preview

According to Windows Live help, this tool allows you to find out how the article, picture or other content you upload to the internet look like before you publish them. This is a great feature as you can make necessary changes in the beginning itself.

Photo albums

With Windows Live Writer, you can create albums to store your photos and then upload to the blog. All the user need to do is chose a style for the album.

Add-ons

Windows Live Writer is loaded with numerous features. However, the program offers users the facility to install add-ins in the program and add other features.

System Requirements

Below mentioned are the system requirements for the Windows Live Writer to work smoothly.

Operating system

Windows Live Writer works on most of the Windows operating systems like Windows XP SP2, Windows XP SP 3, Windows Vista, Windows Vista SP 1, Windows Vista SP 2 and Windows 7. It will also work on Windows Server 2008.

Processor

Your processor should have a minimum speed of 800MHz if you are using Windows XP operating system, and if you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7, the speed of the processor should not be less than 1GHz.

RAM

According to Windows Live help center, the minimum RAM of your computer should be 128 MB for Windows XP OS or 512 MB in case of Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Browser requirements

You can run Windows Live Writer, if you have Internet Explorer Version 6, 7 or 8 installed in your computer.

Screen Resolution

The minimum screen resolution for your computer

Instructions For Setting Up Cable Channels In Windows Media Center

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Cable Channels In Windows Media Center

Using Windows Media Player, an application from Microsoft, users will be able to watch movies, video songs, play music and above all, can watch their favorite TV channels on their computer. It is an application that come pre-installed with versions of Windows OS like Windows Vista and Windows 7.

However, it is also possible for a user to set up channel guides, play music, record TV shows etc. Given below are some easy instructions given by the Windows Live help team to set up cable channels in Windows Media Center.

Instructions

  • Before starting the setup process, you need to connect a cable box to your TV tuner and also to your desktop computer or laptop.
  • Navigate to the Windows Start menu seen on the left side of your computer screen and click the option that is labeled Windows Media Center.
  • Then, you need to navigate to Tasks, followed by clicking the option called Settings, then TV, and then Set Up TV Signal. Finally, Set up Your TV Signal by pressing the key labeled Enter. Also, you need to choose the place of residence. Next, you need to click the option labeled Yes, use this region to configure TV services, followed by pressing the Enter key.
  • Next, click the option labeled Configure my TV signal automatically and press the Enter key on the keyboard. When a prompt that says Would you like to configure your TV using these results? appear on the screen, you need to click the option labeled Yes, followed by pressing the Enter key on the keyboard.
  • Then, a window will be opened, asking you to agree to the terms of service. Agree to the same and in the specified field, you need to enter your Zip code.

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    Live Help For Windows Media Center

  • Find out the name of your cable company followed by pressing the Enter key.
  • To let Windows Media Center search for the cable signal, you need to click the button labeled Enter once more. Now you need to select those channels that you would like to watch in your television. One completed, you need to press the Enter key and complete the whole process by clicking the button tagged Finish.

The above said instructions given by the Windows Live help team will help you to easily set up cable channels in Windows Media Center. To know more about this, you may call the Microsoft support number.