UI Updates For Outlook.Com Released

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The Redmond based software giant Microsoft rolled out a new user interface for its webmail Outlook.com and OneDrive for businesses earlier this year. The new user interface will be more user-friendly and will have some expanded features. If you are an Outlook.com user, then you might have noticed these minor changes in the user interface, with the new UI updates in place, it has become easier than ever for working with the web mail. Microsoft released the update to the market for helping users manage emails and files more easily.

The principal director of Outlook.com program management, Mike Schackwitz showed some of the major changes in the Outlook.com after the UI update and stated that it will help the users in saving time. He also posted the following in the Outlook setting help website, “Billions of emails in Outlook.com are moved from one folder to another every week.” He also stated that since the company has now added a new Undo button to the webmail service, it has become easier for the users to retrieve the email or data they accidentally remove from the email account.

He stated in the Outlook setting blog, “The addition of Undo button made it even easier to undo mistakes in range of commands–delete, categorize, flag, mark as junk or move–for one email or a whole group.” One of the major uses is that the Undo command can also be done by using its keyboard shortcut- by pressing CTRL and Z buttons simultaneously. The company had also added some new rules to the Outlook.com email. With the new update in place, you will be able to create and use multi-condition and multi-action rules for managing the emails effectively.

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With the new Advanced Rules in place, users can now even create rules to mark their unread messages from a certain contact or group of contacts so that they do not miss important mails sent by people in that group. Another new feature that was added to the Outlook webmail is that it now has a new feature titled In-line Reply. This feature allows the users to reply to a message without having to go to a separate window.

This is a great time saving update as now there is no need to create an email to reply to the email. When you consider the fact that Outlook users used to click on the Reply button about 8 million times a day, you can understand the significance of this feature.

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Importing Contacts In Gmail And Hotmail With Outlook 2010

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It is always better to import all the contacts in to Outlook 2010, if you find it difficult to organize contacts in multiple accounts. You can easily import Gmail, Hotmail, AOL contacts by using the Outlook import wizard to the Outlook contact folder. Well, given below are some easy instructions given by the Outlook setting team to import Gmail and Hotmail contacts to Outlook 2010.

Exporting contacts in Gmail

  • Start the process by launching Gmail in your computer and log in to the Gmail account. Next from the left side bar, you need to click the option called Contacts.
  • Now, you can see an option called Export under the export window from the Main Contacts window and you need to enable the option called Everyone (All Contacts) checkbox. Finally, you need to enable the option called Outlook CSV format for the option that says Which Export format. In order to save the contacts list on your local computer hard drive, click the option called Export.

Exporting contacts in Hotmail

  • Launch the Hotmail window on your computer and click the option called Contacts list seen on the left side bar. Now the main window for Contacts will appear on your screen.
  • Now, to select the complete contact list, you need to check mark the box that is seen adjacent to Name title and select the option labeled Export from the drop down list labeled Manage.
  • Type the captcha letter provided in the appropriate field and to save the file on the hard drive, click the option for Export.

How to import contacts in Outlook

  • Open Microsoft Outlook 2010 application in your computer and then click the option called Open from the File menu followed by clicking the option labeled Import.
  • Now the Import and Export Wizard will be seen on your screen. From the list, select Import from another program or file and click the button called Next.

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  • Choose Comma Separated Values (DOS) in the next step and again, click the Next button.
  • To select the Gmail contacts CSV file, use the Browse button and once it is selected, click the OK button. You can enable the option Do not import duplicate items in order to prevent the duplication of the contacts and to continue further, click the Next button. Now, from the Destination folder list, select the Contacts folder and click the Next button. By clicking Map Custom Fields, you will be able to Map Contacts list and to end the wizard, click the button called Finish.
  • Now, Outlook will start importing Gmail contacts and you need to follow the same procedure in order to import Hotmail contacts to Outlook.

These instructions from the Outlook setting team will help you to import both Gmail and Hotmail contacts with Microsoft Outlook. For more information regarding this, contact our Windows support number.

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Adding Windows XP Computer To Windows 7 Network

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When you have more than one computer at home, it will be a convenience if you are able to connect the PCs in a network. This will enable you to share devices such as printers and scanners.

When it comes to joining two different computers with different operating systems such as Windows XP and Windows 7, the task of networking is clear-cut.  Prior to networking the computers, you need to check if the Windows 7 computer is turned-on and connected to the internet.

For Windows 7 help on networking a Windows XP computer to a Windows 7 computer, follow the steps below.

For a wireless network

  • Turn on the computer that has Windows XP running on it.
  • To the lower left corner on the desktop you will find the Start Button, click on it and from the menu find the option My Computer.
  • Right click on this option and you would get a menu, click on Properties from the menu to open the System Properties Dialog.
  • Select the tab Computer Name and then click on the Change button.
  • When you select change, you will be prompted to type the name, hence change the name as Workgroup and then click on Ok.
  • When prompted to Restart the computer, do the same.
  • When the computer is up, navigate to the Start Menu, and select the Control Panel option and then select Network And Internet Connections.
  • Now click on the Network Connection option and click on the Wireless Network icon. Under the Network Tasks, Click View Available Wireless Networks.
  • Connect to your wireless home network from the list available.

For a Wired Network

  • Turn on the Windows XP computer.

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  • When the system is up, connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the system and the other end to the router or the network hub or the home Ethernet wall socket.
  • Move to the Start Menu, from the menu right click on My Computer option and then select Properties from the context menu. This will open the System Properties Dialog box.
  • Select the tab Computer Name and then click on the Change button.
  • When you select change, you will be prompted to type the name, hence change the name as Workgroup and then click on Ok.
  • Now Restart the computer.

As mentioned before, it is a clear-cut process with not much confusion involved in it. However, if need more Windows 7 help, you can look into Microsoft’s website.

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Deleting ReadyBoost From A Flash Or USB Drive

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A feature that is mostly used along with Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems is termed as ReadyBoost. If this feature is enabled, it will allow users to use the flash drive memory (minimum 1GB) to be used for faster processing of the computer. However, many a times, the boost in speed and performance is so low that it may not be observable.

The difference in speed will be mainly observed depending upon the user’s setup or sometimes the change will be minimal such that not much difference in speed is noted. To regain the space taken up on the flash drives, users can easily disable the ReadyBoost feature. Well, given below are some easy instructions from the Windows 7 help team that will help you to delete ReadyBoost from a USB or Flash drive.


  • Start the process of deleting ReadyBoost from a USB or Flash drive by inserting the USB drive, which has a copy of ReadyBoost that you want to delete from the computer’s USB slot.
  • Next, move your mouse pointer towards the lower left corner of your Windows desktop screen and locate the button called Start. After locating it, you need to click it. Clicking the Start button will pop up a Windows Start menu and from here, you need to click the option called My Computer. You can also open My Computer by just double clicking the shortcut icon found for My Computer in the Windows desktop screen.
  • Now you need to scroll to the section named Device with removable storage and find out the USB drive, which contains the copy of ReadyBoost installed.

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  • Right click the specific USB drive and from the drop down menu that is available, you need to choose the option labeled Properties.
  • Next, you need to click the tab called ReadyBoost.
  • From the resulting window, you need to choose the option labeled Do not use this device. Click the button called Apply followed by OK button once you are done. Now, the ReadyBoost file will be deleted from your USB or Flash drive and there will be enough space for you to store additional data.

These instructions from the Windows 7 help team will help you to delete ReadyBoost from a Flash drive or USB drive. If you have further doubts or issues, it is better to call our Microsoft support team. The Microsoft support team will be able to help you in solving all your doubts and issues regarding this.

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Renewing The IP Address In Windows 7

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You will not have an immediate internet connection as soon as you connect your new computer to the existing modem. This is mainly because the IP address needs to be renewed. In many cases, the IP address will automatically renew when you disconnect your modem and restart your computer. If you are still experiencing problems, then you need to follow the below given set of instructions from the Windows support team.


  • Start the process of renewing the IP address by connecting your computer to the internet modem. After connecting, switch on your Windows 7 computer and wait until it boots completely. When it starts, you need to navigate to the desktop of your Windows 7 computer.
  • Next, move your mouse pointer to the left side of the Windows 7 desktop and click the button called Start. From the Windows 7 Start menu, click the option called Control Panel, then Network and Internet and finally Network and Sharing Center. Now, the Network and Sharing Center dialog box will be open in your screen.
  • Next, at the top left side of the dialog box, you will see an option called Change adapter settings, click it. Now an icon named Local Area Connection will appear on your screen. Right click it and from the options available, click the one that is labeled Disable. Now, your Local Area Connection will be disabled and it will also release your computer IP address. Now the word called Disabled will appear below the LAN icon.

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  • Now, you need to unplug the modem that is connected to the computer. After unplugging the modem, if the indicator lights are still on, then it is necessary for you to remove its battery. All the indicator lights that are seen in your modem should be off and then only we can say that your modem has released the IP address fully.
  • After 10 to 20 seconds, you need to plug your modem back to the computer. After that, allow it to reset fully and this could take some time. When the modem is fully reset, a flashing of the indicator lights will be seen.
  • Right click the icon for Local Area Connection and from the available options, choose Enable. Now, your IP address will be completely restored.

These instructions from the Windows support team will help you to renew an IP address in the Windows 7 computer. For more assistance, contact our Microsoft tech support team.

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