Directions For Installing The Latest Drivers In Your Windows PC

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Problems in Windows operating systems can occur owing to a variety of reasons. Among the many reasons for the problems outdated drivers is one. What are drivers and how to avoid issues due to outdated drivers? Driver is the software interface between the hardware peripheral and the operating system. In fact, the communication between the Windows operating system and the hardware component is made possible by using Microsoft support drivers. You need drivers for the keyboard, mouse, bluetooth facility, webcam or the like. In fact, you need to install a corresponding driver for each and every internal as well as external hardware component that makes your computer.

When drivers get outdated

It is clear that drivers help establishing communication between a hardware component and the operating system. The operating system is updated from time to time through Windows update. As the OS requires updates, so do the drivers.

How to download drivers?

You can find the updated drivers for your hardware components from the official website of their manufacturers. The following steps will be useful for you while downloading drivers from a website.

Instructions

  • Launch your web browser and load the official webpage of the manufacturer.
  • Specify your hardware peripheral and the model number. Also, specify the OS version with the service pack if necessary.
  • You will be given a list of driver versions with code number like 52.3, 52.4, 52.5, 60.1 or so. Choose the driver version with
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    the larger number. Usually, the latest version of the driver will carry the largest number. However, it may not be so every time. Sometimes, the manufacturer may give the link for downloading an updated driver version prior to getting it certified by Microsoft’s WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Lab). Users who download and install such versions without WHQL certification may encounter some issues. Hence, to avoid such errors, verify that you are downloading Microsoft support drivers certified by WHQL.

  • After downloading the latest driver which is recommended for your hardware peripheral as well as OS version, install it. After the installation of the driver, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
  • Once the system is restarted, your machine would be ready for using the attached hardware.

Hope this article was helpful to you for downloading and installing the latest driver versions in your PC. For more help, contact the Microsoft help line.

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Steps To Disable Startup Programs In Windows 7

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If you are running the Windows 7 OS in your system, you may feel like disabling the startup programs while the system turns on. Although the technicians at the Microsoft support services can fix such issues for you anytime, you can also do this manually.

You can follow these instructions to disable the startup programs in your Windows 7 computer:

  • In the first step, you need to click the Start button and go to the Control Panel option, and click on System and Security. Now, click on Administrative Tools and System Configuration. Once you get the pop up message, type in your admin password and click on the Continue button.
  • Once you see the msconfig.exe file, right-click it and select Run as administrator. Now, go to the System Configuration window and click on the Startup tab.
  • You would get a list of all the programs that load up automatically in the startup of your system. Select the program you want to disable, and uncheck the option.
  • Once you chose the required programs and uncheck the option, click on the Apply button followed by OK. Now, you can restart your computer once you get the prompt.
  • In some cases, you may wish to turn on a program again. For this, you would need to go back to the System Configuration window and place a check mark in the box beside the desired program. As mentioned earlier, at any point of time you can seek assistance from the Microsoft support services team and know more about disabling the programs.

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  • Now, simply click on the Apply and then OK button to save the changes and exit the window. Once you have saved the changes, you can go ahead and restart your computer. You can disable all the programs if you do not notice a change in the speed of the system while booting up.
  • For disabling the programs, you need to navigate to the System Configuration window and click on the Disable All button. Now, wait for the confirmation message to pop up. Once you get the prompt, you can go ahead and restart your system. Make sure to check if the programs come up again while booting or not.

These steps would help you to successfully disable the startup programs in your Windows 7 computer. To know more about the features of Windows 7, please contact our technical support team.

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How To Fix Internet Explorer Browser Redirection Issues

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Browser redirections can be so annoying while using the internet. When you type the email address for a particular website, the internet browser would take you to a different website. According to Microsoft support phone, this can occur when your computer has virus infections. In this post, we will find out how to fix this browser redirection issue.

Steps Involved

The first step is to remove all the temporary files from Internet Explorer browser and reset it. Follow the steps below to reset Internet Explorer.

  • Open the Start menu and click the option Run.
  • In the Run window, enter inetcpl.cpl and click OK. This step opens the window for Internet Options.
  • In this window, select the tab General.
  • Under the heading Browsing history, click the button Delete. This opens a new window with the heading Delete Browsing History.
  • Make sure that all the options in this window are checked.
  • Click the button Delete.

With this, you can reset Internet Explorer. Keep in mind that once you reset Internet Explorer, all the favorites, saved passwords, etc. would be removed from the browser. The home page would also be changed to the default one.

Once you reset Internet Explorer, find out if there is a proxy server. For this, select the tab Connections and then click the option LAN settings. This opens a new window with the title Local Area Network (LAN) Settings. Remove all the check marks under the heading Proxy Server. In addition, mark the option Automatically detects settings. Click the option OK and then choose Apply in the Internet Options window. Click OK to close the window. Restart your Internet Explorer and browse to a few pages. If there is still browser redirection, it is necessary that you carry out a complete scan of your computer using an antivirus program.

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Download any of the antivirus programs from the internet like McAfee, Kaspersky, and Norton etc. You can download either the trial version or the paid versions of these programs. Remember that the trail versions may not be equipped with complete features and therefore, it is advisable to go for the paid versions. Run a full scan of your computer for viruses. Keep in mind that full scan can take a lot of time, depending on the number of files in your computer. Wait patiently until the scan is complete. Remove all the infected files and restart your computer.

For additional assistance on browser redirection issues, you may contact Microsoft support phone number or our technical support team.

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Tips For ATI Driver Updation In Windows

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Your computer may have a graphics card and for it to perform error-free, it should have the latest drivers installed. 21st century computer games contain high-class graphics and these games need graphics cards to highlight the high quality graphics. Companies periodically issue latest driver support in order for the driver to function trouble free. The latest drivers can be downloaded either from the computer manufacturer website or from the graphics card provider’s website.

Downloading the latest drivers

Access your web browser and navigate to ati.amd.com/support/driver. Choose Download Graphics Drivers link. Select the product, graphics card type and OS. After that, choose the Go link. You will be able to see the download page. In order to avail the English version, below Full Catalyst Suite, a link will be available, choose it. If not, choose your language and below Individual Components, two links will be available and you have to choose them. Choose a suitable location to save the files. The desktop is one of the best places where you can save the download.

Removing old graphics driver

Removal of the old driver must be first performed. Choose the Start button and when the Start menu appears, select Control Panel. If the operating system is Windows 7 or Windows Vista, choose the Uninstall a program option. If Windows XP is the operating system, choose the Add or Remove Programs option. Search and find Catalyst Install Manager and select Change. A new window will appear. Select the Next button and choose the radio button corresponding to Express uninstall ALL ATI Software. Select Next and finish the un-installation procedure. Upon completion of the un-installation, perform a reboot.

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After the system reboots and when Windows desktop is visible, search and locate the file that you downloaded earlier. The installation procedure will now start. Select the components whose installation has to be performed. Choose to install Catalyst Control Center, ATI Display Driver and Catalyst Install Manager. Choose the Next button. After the successful installation, perform a reboot of the system. Your graphics card will now run the latest drivers so that you may enjoy no issues regarding the graphics of your computer.

Microsoft support drivers like the ATI graphics driver; the presence of the driver boasts a huge increase in the visual performance. Microsoft support drivers are available for download from the official website for almost all Windows supported hardware.

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Microsoft Releases Impressive Updates For Skype For Windows Phone

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Since its launch, Skype has remained a popular instant messenger application. The application features options for text message, video chat and audio chat. Because of this, the tech giant Microsoft acquired Skype. Since then, the popularity of Skype has only increased. It is reported lately that Microsoft is recommending all its Windows Live Messenger users to move to Skype. It is hoped that the decision would help Skype become the number one instant messenger application in the world with the maximum number of users.

In addition to these changes, Microsoft has also released a new Skype app for its Microsoft support phone. It is said that the app will allow Windows Live account users to smoothly link their accounts with Skype. Users can download the Windows Phone version of Skype from Windows Phone store. The new Skype version is integrated with a typing indicator too.

Features of the Skype app for Windows Phone

Microsoft has integrated multiple features on its Skype for Windows Phone. Here is a list of some of the features.

Simplified option to sign in

Skype for Windows Phone has simplified options to sign in. Users are allowed to sign in to their Skype account using any of their Microsoft accounts. Users who have a Skype account already can link it with their Microsoft account and enjoy the features.

New typing indicator

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The Windows Phone version of Skype has a typing indicator too. Microsoft claims that the new typing indicator allows users to get a live status if someone is typing. This is the first time that Skype gets a typing indicator on mobile devices.

Other improvements

In addition to these key changes, the new Microsoft support phone version of Skype is integrated with a lot of improvements and fixes. If a new user is creating a Skype account on his Windows Phone, he can decide whether to create a new Microsoft account. If he is creating a Microsoft account, he can use the same to access all Microsoft web services such as Outlook.com, Windows Live, Xbox Live and so forth. Moreover, a separate Skype name is not required while creating a new Skype account in Windows Phone. Users can use their Microsoft account as their username and sign in to the Skype account. Linking Microsoft account and Skype account helps recover password easily in addition to helping new users add friends to their Skype contact lists using their email addresses.

The new update for Skype for Windows Phone is indeed impressive. Do check it out.

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