If you cannot afford the expensive Microsoft Office Suite package, you can go for Microsoft Works. This program can be called as a cut down version of Microsoft Office. It includes fewer features and programs compared to the Microsoft Office Suite. The major programs included in Microsoft Works are Word processor, database management system and a spreadsheet. According to Microsoft support center, this program can be used to carry out numerous functions. In this post, we will find out the steps involved in creating tickets with this program.
With the above steps, you can create a ticket using Microsoft Works. For further help on this issue, you may contact Microsoft support or our technical support team.
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Are you planning to buy a tablet or a notebook this holiday season? Wait a minute. How about a 2-in-1 device? HP has an amusing 2-in-1 device on offer. The so called HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC is a notebook cum tablet. The best part is that Microsoft has included it in its 12 Days of Deals package.
HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC included in 12 Days of Deals, sold at $199
Among the many Windows preinstalled devices included in the 12 Days of Deals scheme, HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC gets the first place. Reports indicate that users are able to buy the device at just $199. The original price of HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC is $329, meaning the price is slashed by about half. Ever since the price cut, there has been a substantial rise in the number of people visiting Microsoft online store to purchase it.
According to a recent update published in the Microsoft support page, the company will be following first come-first serve policy. The device will be sold to first few users who order it first. There are also reports that the order timing is restricted, meaning you will be allowed to place the order only during a pre-announced time frame.
HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC available at Microsoft retail showrooms
Microsoft has announced that it would sell HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC through its retail stores. However, the number of pieces available per retail showroom is just 50. If you are lucky enough to be one of the first 50 buyers, you can get it for just $199. For each purchase beyond the first 50s, the original price ($329) will be charged.
12 days of deals aims at wooing holiday shoppers
According to the experts, the purpose of Microsoft launching the 12 Days Of Deals is to intrigue holiday shoppers to buy HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC. Holiday shoppers are ones who don’t have any idea as to what to buy as a gift for their relatives, friends or even for themselves. They make random shopping based on discounts. By offering HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC at just $199, Microsoft aims at encouraging the uncertain buyers to buy the device.
HP Pavilion 2-in-1 PC has better features. It sports Microsoft’s latest Windows 8.1 operating system and a touch screen display. The screen size is 10.1-inches. It has 32GB of internal storage space and 2GB of RAM. It offers an excellent battery life, up to 11.75 hours. Apparently, it is worth buying. Find more about the device from the Microsoft support page.
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Toolbars are ostensibly meant to improve or enhance productivity. Certain toolbars are installed automatically (or unwittingly installed by the user) and after installation, they create unsolicited and unwanted changes to the Internet Explorer browser configuration settings. Fortunately, Windows Vista (or higher versions of the Windows Operating systems) provides various layers of defense for preventing such unnecessary or unwanted toolbars from altering the Internet Explorer configuration settings.
In case an undesirable toolbar shows up in Internet Explorer, it is possible for you to remove toolbars or disable them using the “Add-on” Manager. At times, the issues may be more irritating or annoying. In such case, when the problem persists, you can start Internet Explorer in “No Add-ons” mode and then make use of the Add-on Manager for disabling all add-ons that have been installed without your knowledge.
In Internet Explorer 7, the “No Add-ons” feature provides the facility to run the email browser temporarily without any toolbars, ActiveX controls etc. This is an effective feature helping you in troubleshooting an issue concerning an Add-on. For activating or enabling the “Disabled” mode, you can follow these steps.
In case the toolbar installation has modified the home page or other settings, you can easily reset all the browser settings (except the Favorites, Feed, Internet Connection Settings, Group Policy Settings etc). Here are the steps you need to follow in order to reset the modifications made to the IE settings.
This way, you can disable unwanted toolbars in IE with much ease. You can also try out certain free third party toolbar removal software that remove toolbars in a jiffy.
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It is now common knowledge that Windows 7 will not be receiving the mainstream support features from January next year. This may be disappointing news for all the Windows 7 users. Windows 7 is the most popular Windows OS at present, having over fifty percent of the user base. Next to Windows XP, Windows 7 is the most used Windows OS of all time until date.
End of mainstream support for Windows 7 means that you will not be able to call the Microsoft support phone number for support free of cost. You will not be availing any free support features provided by the software giant except for the security packages that will continue until 2020. This support end date does not mean end of support, which was what happened with Windows XP. Windows XP is dead. XP users will not be even receiving the crucial security features.
Many experts say that Windows 7 end of mainstream support will be postponed. The main reason for this is that Windows 7 is hugely popular and enjoys the maximum user base in the world. Agreed, Microsoft will not want Windows 7 to be another Windows XP. They may not postpone it for some more time. Like what happened with Windows XP, under the pressure from users, the software maker may cave in and extend the end of mainstream support date for some other time.
Even if the end of mainstream support happens, there is no need for Windows 7 users to worry. The security features will be available for free until 2020. Moreover, if some free features that were available before the end of mainstream support are needed afterwards. all that requires to be done to avail the features is to subscribe for them. You will get the features as per the subscriptions.
If you are not willing to subscribe for Windows 7 support features after the end of mainstream support, you can anyway move on to the new OS, with an upgrade. It is possible for you to move to Windows 8. Windows 8 offers many exciting and advanced features. The modern UI is really awesome and it is much faster than Windows 7. The performance of the new OS is also excellent.
So, users, you have options. Windows 7 is still good, even after the end of mainstream support. Anyway, most of you will only be requiring the security packages, which you will continue to receive. You can call the Microsoft support phone number for Windows 7 issues until the EOS date.
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If you’re a fan of the Office Clip Art service from Microsoft, it might be a good idea to make the best of it while you still can. It’s been announced on the Microsoft support page that Bing Images will replace this sometime soon.
The related post on the support page goes on to say that the Office Clip Art support is being retired. Bing Images is what Microsoft is suggesting people use instead, from now on; there’s a Creative Commons license which lets you get free images this way. The license button can be found under the search bar, where you can choose either of the free to share and public domain options.
A post put out on Monday issued the claim that the Clip Art option would also be removed from the desktop version of Office, but they removed the post sometime after. So the old Clip Art images are still available, even in Word 2013. You can still get this from the Online Pictures button, in the Insert section.
Microsoft hasn’t given a reason why they’re removing the service for their catalog, but this has been seen declining over the past few years nevertheless. The main reason is that people find it easier to do web searches for images. Also, this is a good way to ensure better quality and freshness. For instance, searching for “phones” would give you images of some of the newest devices, instead of the basic renditions in Clip Art.
These are really convincing as far as reasons go. Using the Clip Art catalog does make you look like you haven’t been around a computer in ages. But since they’ve given the heads up, why not use the chance to go through what people have been using for ages now? It just might turn out that we’ll wish we still had it, just as with most Microsoft products that leave the scene.
This is one good thing about the Microsoft support page – stay on track with the posts, and you’ll get to use the last few days of every service the company inevitably wraps up. Windows XP, for example was as great as everyone says it is, but who in their right mind would expect a developer to provide mainstream support indefinitely? Come to think of it, you can’t blame an organization of this size for not hanging on longer to what might come to look like obsolete business.
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