Tips On Outlook To Make Your Work More Efficient

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This article introduces some of the great Outlook help tips and tricks that can help you work efficiently with the Outlook program. You may read ahead to know more on these tips and tricks.

Automatically Check Spelling Before Sending An Email

In case you are not much good in typing and your typing skills have a tendency to let you down, it will be a very good idea to set up the Outlook program to always check the email messages for typographic errors before you send the message.

To enable Automatic Spell checker, you can follow the steps that are discussed below.

  • Click on Office Button/File menu.
  • Choose Options.
  • From the Outlook Options window, choose Mail from the left side of the window.
  • Select the box Always check spelling before sending and then click on the OK button.

When you next make an email message and click on the Send button, the spell checker will start. If there are any errors in the email message that you are going to send, you will be prompted to correct these errors before the email message is sent out.

Recalling Message

The users will be able to recall email messages that they have sent to recipients who are using the Outlook program and have not read the email or moved it out of the Inbox. This feature needs the users to make use of Exchange Server. Most of the home and personal accounts do not use Microsoft Exchange. The receiver of the message should also be using a Microsoft Exchange account.

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  • Open Sent message from within the Sent Items folder.
  • From the Message tab in ribbon, click on Other Actions icon and then select Recall This Message.
  • This will display the Recall This Message dialog box.
  • Choose the required delete option- unread copies and replace with a new message or Delete unread copies of this message option.
  • Choose whether the notification of recall success/failure is necessary. This will show the original message window.
  • Close the message window and you will be notified by email if the recall was successful or was a failure.

These are some of the Outlook help tips that can help you get the best out of the Microsoft Outlook program. If you wish to have more tips, you can contact the Outlook help and support team. They will be able to provide you with more tips and tricks.

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Recovering Outlook Emails Deleted By An Antivirus Program

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Many issues arise when you use Microsoft Outlook. Some of the Outlook problems that users come across are being unable to send\receive emails, PST file corruption, Outlook is not responding and many more. These issues arise when there are compatibility issues between Outlook and other programs such as an antivirus program.

There are chances where you may delete emails by mistake; empty the whole trash box or you might lose your emails due to compatibility issues with some other software installed in the computer. When the Outlook user has a complete backup of all the emails, then it is possible to recover the deleted emails. However, in the other case, the user needs to make use of Deleted Email Recovery software.

For instance, here is a real life situation that might lead to deletion of emails in the inbox. If an Outlook user installs third party software or antivirus programs, later there might be a condition, in which the user observes emails being deleted from the inbox all of a sudden. When the user attempts to open the email, he or she might not be able to view the message properly. This is the typical behavior when there is an email deletion issue in Outlook.

Some of the reasons for this issue arise as part of a conflict with the antivirus software or any software program installed in the computer. The user has to make sure of compatibility when installing the software program in the computer.

Here is a solution for the issue,

  • Turn off the anti-spam protection feature in the antivirus, since when this is turned-on, there will be issues with the proper
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    running of Outlook. Most of the issues in Outlook can be resolved with this one simple step.

  • See if you have an email backup, since this will be the savior from these Outlook problems. If it is available, then you can use it to delete and restore email messages.
  • All the emails, calendar entries, notes and all the other information stored in Outlook are actually stored in the Outlook PST files. Whenever you enter such details, the PST files would make records of the same and use these files to allow further access. Hence, when you delete an email, it is not actually deleted.

To recover emails, you can make use of the Deleted Email Recovery utility. Such utilities have certain features that allow the user to locate these deleted emails and recover them.

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Microsoft Windows 8 Tips

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Windows 8 is the latest Windows OS developed by the software giant, Microsoft Corporation. Windows 8 is one of the most revolutionary operating system software developed by the software maker, considering the drastic overhaul of many features. Its user interface has undergone some serious revamping. Actually, Windows 8 has very few things in common when it comes to the user interface in Windows 7. Probably, due to these changes, many Windows 7 users have not considered moving to Windows 8. Many Windows 7 users have been criticizing Windows 8 features in Microsoft help forum pages and other forums. Though Windows 8 was the most anticipated Windows OS till date, it did not do well in the market due to a variety of reasons.

No matter what some of the Microsoft help forum threads have to say about the latest Windows OS, Windows 8 is here to stay. But, there is another problem, which is far more complex. It is the lack of a good instruction manual for understanding the new features of Windows 8. The Windows 8 help and support, the in-built app is inadequate and the tutorials provided are not useful enough.

If there is a manual online, then it is really difficult to find.  Don’t know how anyone would be able to find it in the vast internet space. However, if you know where to look, you can find anything online. Yes, there is a training manual of sorts available. It is known as a Windows 8 End User Training Brochure. Actually, it is intended for the daily Windows 8 users, though it does not come with the OS.

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Though it has to be downloaded separately online, it will sure come in handy. The great thing about the manual is that the information is organized in an easily understandable manner; plus it is just 36 pages long. It covers all the important features in Windows 8 such as the latest Start screen, navigation methods, and picture passwords etc. Then it moves on to features such as File History, File Explorer and security related stuff such as BitLocker.

The manual consists of useful reference pages such as “Get to know the language of touch” and “What to do with your mouse” and others.

This is an exceptionally useful manual for any Windows 8 newbie, and seeing the guide, you may start wondering why it is not included in the operating system.

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Changing The Windows 7 Log On Screen

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The much popular Windows 7 operating system was released by Microsoft in the year 2009 as the successor to Windows Vista operating system. This operating system often comes preinstalled in new laptops and computers as it offers better performance with multi core processors and advanced compatibility with the new software products. If you are planning to build your own computer, you will have to install the Windows 7 operating system on your own.

Many of the users of the Windows 7 operating system will eventually get bored with the log on screen and only a few of the users know the steps to change the log on screen and make it more interesting. The Windows 7 help tips that are shared below will help you to know more about the steps to change the logon screen in the Windows 7 operating system very easily.


  • Turn on your Windows 7 computer and then open the Registry Editor. Click on the Windows Start button, type in regedit into Search box and then press the Enter key.
  • Search through the registry to locate the following key:

\Windows \CurrentVersion \Authentication \LogonUI \Background

Change the value of OEMBackground to 1 in the input filed that is located to the right of the key name.

  • Click on the Start button again and then type %windir%\system32\oobe into the Search box. Hit the Enter key and

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    then copy the image that you wish to use for the new logon screen.  Right click and make a new folder. Name the folder Info. You can then make a subfolder of this folder and then name it backgrounds. You can then place your new background image here and rename it as backgroundDefault.jpg.

  • Now you can reboot your PC. While restarting, your custom Windows 7 log-on screen will now appear.

These are the simplest steps to change the logon screen in the Windows 7 operating system. Before doing the steps, you just have to decide on the image that you would like to use as the logon background image. The format of the image should be JPG, PNG, or GIF.

If you wish to have further assistance with the steps to change the logon screen in Windows 7 operating system, you can contact the Windows 7 help and support team. They will be able to help you change the logon image easily without encountering any Windows errors.

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AMD Catalyst Driver For Windows 8

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A driver is the most essential part of an operating system that complements the way hardware works. It is necessary to check if these drivers are installed in the computer every time you install a new hardware device. In case you need a particular driver to install in the computer, you can look in the driver CD that came along with the OS CD or you can always look up the internet to find a suitable driver.

It looks like there is a growing trend of interest when it comes to Windows 8 drivers when we look up the Google trends statistics. If you have a quick look at the growing trends, you find many people looking for different drivers to install in their computers. Surprisingly the clan looking for drivers for Windows 8 was alarmingly high. If you look back, the search for drivers for Windows 8 was leading when compared to the searches for Windows Vista drivers.

The hardware manufactures started releasing different drivers for the latest version of Windows, within a week after the release of Windows 8 RTM. Here is some good news for the users who have installed Windows 8 on AMD graphics powered PC, you can now make the most of the PC. This is because AMD catalysts drivers are being rolled out officially by AMD, which is now available for download from its website.

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Some of the series that AMD Catalyst driver for Windows 8 is compatible with are AMD Radeon HD 5400 series, 5500, HD 5600, HD 5700, HD 6600, HD 6800, HD 6900 and many more. Features supported by the AMD catalyst driver are OpenGL, Eyefinity, Overdrive, and Dual Graphics AMD UVD.

You need to note that this is not the final version of the driver and hence there are chances that you might come across issues when you install them or after you install them. Version for AMD Catalyst supports both Windows 8 x64 AMD x86 versions; this is according to the official AMD webpage. In case you are not able to find a graphics card for Windows 8, all you need to do is download and install AMD catalysts drivers available for Windows 7. Then you will be able to use the same driver in Windows 8 under compatibility mode.

Every time you install hardware in the operating system, you need to make sure of things such as compatibility with the OS and the availability of Windows 8 Drivers. Without which the hardware would refuse to function properly.

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