Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How To Remove Homegroup From Windows Explorer In Windows 7

The app Homegroup on Windows 7 lets users share files with other devices running on windows 7 platform with ease. However, if you keep this feature active, it will consume system resources in excess, and will make your computer slow. Therefore, it is better to keep the feature disabled if you don’t find any use with it. Try the following steps to enhance your system performance and avoid any possible Microsoft problems.


To begin with, select the Start button from the bottom left end of the task bar on your desktop. Right click on Computer and select the Explore option to launch the Windows Explorer.
From the Windows Explorer window, select the option Homegroup. You will find Homegroup located on to the left hand side of the navigation pane. Select Homegroup to launch Change Homegroup Settings.
Click on the link Leave the Homegroup, if you already have Homegroup network set up in your system. Leave your current Homegroup network by clicking on the Leave the Homegroup link.
Make sure that you have created one before you disable your Homegroup network. Set up your Homegroup network by clicking on the link Create a Homegroup button in the page. Make sure that you follow the onscreen instructions to the last word to set up a working Homegroup network. Go back to the Windows Explorer page once you are done with setting up your Homegroup network.
Re-launch the Start menu after closing the windows explorer window. Enter the keywords services.msc in the search space and hit Enter. Wait for the Services window to open up.
Try locating the Homegroup Listener and Homegroup Provider from the services list. Custom set the Properties of Homegroup Listener and Homegroup Provider by accessing the Properties window which again can be accessed by double clicking on them.
Custom set the Startup type by changing the option from manual to disabled. Once you are done changing, hit the Stop button in the services status, and click apply to bring the changes into effect.
Reopen the Windows Explorer window after you have closed the Services tab. You will no more see the Homegroup icon on the navigation pane one you are done with resetting.
Follow these Microsoft Help and Support guidelines, and get rid of those annoying Microsoft problems.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Steps To Open Word Attachments In Firefox Email

Mozilla Firefox includes many security features that help the user to keep their systems off from viruses and malicious codes. However, these security features can often prevent the system from opening Microsoft Word files properly. This will make Firefox to open the document using Open Office programs or other similar applications. Follow the simple guidelines formulated by the Microsoft support team to open Word attachment files in the Mozilla Firefox application with ease.

Instructions to fix Mozilla Firefox problems
·       Switch on your Windows powered laptop or desktop. Log in to your admin account. Enter your password when prompted to log into your administrative account.
·       Open Mozilla Firefox browser on your device. You may either double click the Mozilla Firefox label on the desktop screen or the Mozilla Firefox plug in, plugged on to the taskbar on your Windows home screen. Instead, you can also launch the Mozilla Firefox browser application from the Windows Start menu. For this, launch the Start menu. To launch the Start menu, click on the Windows orb placed on the bottom left corner of the Start screen. From the Start pop up, select the label that reads All Programs. The All Programs submenu will list down all the programs installed on the system. From the All Programs submenu, select the label that reads Mozilla Firefox.
·       Wait for the application to load. Select the Firefox icon placed on the far left end of the application page.
·       From the Firefox dropdown, select the label that reads Preferences... Select the label that reads Applications, placed on top of the Preferences dialog box.
·       Scroll down and select the Microsoft Word Document option grouped under the Content Type heading.
·       From the drop down, select the option that reads Use Microsoft Word in Firefox. You will find the same under the Action heading.
·       Hit the OK button to save the changes made. From now on, Word document will open properly on your Firefox Web browser.

Follow the instructions briefed above to open Word attachments in Firefox Email. For more assistance on the same, feel free to reach our online help center or our Mozilla Firefox support center. You may send us your valuable feedbacks, suggestion and queries on the same either on our toll free 24/7 helpline number or on our email address. For more updates and information on Mozilla Firefox problems, drop into our tech support blogs and discussion forums.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Steps To Repair Corrupt Microsoft Word Files

A damaged or corrupted word file can exhibit odd behavior such as repagination, incorrect layout and formatting, unreadable characters, error messages, and even a display inability to load or view the file. Erroneous file codes, virus infections, etc often lead to such issues. However, the initial error message does not mean that a document cannot be opened ever. Follow the steps briefed above to troubleshoot the issues with corrupt Microsoft Word Files.
Microsoft chat instructions to repair corrupt Microsoft Word files
·         Turn ON your windows powered machine.
·         Open the Microsoft Word application. To launch the Word application, double click the desktop icon label, or the icon plugged onto to the taskbar (if any exists). Alternatively, you can launch Microsoft Word from the Start menu. Click on the Start orb placed at the bottom left end of the home screen of your windows machine. You may also launch the Start menu by clicking the Windows hotkey. From the Start menu pop up, click on the label that reads, All Programs. From the All Programs submenu, select the label that reads Microsoft Outlook.
·         Wait for the application to load. Click on the Office button placed in the top left corner of the application window. From the dropdown, select the label that reads Open. Load the file in the draft mode, and after it has loaded, click on the label that reads View. From the View option, select the label that reads Normal.
·         Select the label that reads Options. From the Options dropdown, select the label that reads Tools. This will launch a dialogue box, with a variety of tabs on it to choose from.
·         Click on the label that reads view. Place a tick mark in the boxes next to the labels that read picture placeholders and draft font.
·         Select the General tab. Make sure that the box, next to the label that reads update automatic links at open, is unchecked.
·         Hit the OK button, when you are done with repairing. This will save the changes made, and will let you exit the Options box. Open the document to see if this has repaired the damage.
Follow the Microsoft chat instructions briefed above to repair a corrupt Microsoft word file. For more support and assistance on the same, feel free to reach our online help centre, or our toll free 24/7 helpline number.