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Microsoft Surface Pro Supply Issues

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Microsoft Surface Pro supply problems

Microsoft came up with the Surface Pro tablets to try and make a niche for themselves in the fast growing tablet market. The much-awaited Surface Pro was released amidst a lot of hype and so it was no surprise that the device was completely sold out in just a matter of hours. This happened not just in the physical Microsoft outlets, but the online supply stores were sold out as well. Therefore, it would seem that Microsoft was facing problems with the supply too limited for the demand.

Well, this not exactly bad news as far as Microsoft is concerned, but one may wonder why Microsoft would face supply issues of the sort. People with knowledge about the company’s sales said that Microsoft has sold only around about 1.5 million Surface devices, which is a slow start as far as Microsoft is concerned. Since they are not releasing any real numbers, we can only speculate various different reasons why this might have happened.

The most popular theory is that the Microsoft problems regarding the Surface Pro supply was because it was not in line with the demand. It has been supported by a few reports saying that certain Staples and Best Buy stores were given just one or two tablets for the launch. At the same time, other stores have reported better supplies. Even then, it was still not enough to meet the demands.

Another theory is that the manufacturing orders were based on the reception that the Surface RT device received at its launch. It would only be logical for the developers to presume that the high-end model would face troubles since even the cheaper, more consumption driven option had a reception that was not as enthusiastic as expected.

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Then again, they could be simply trying to raise consumer interest through a situation of otherwise steady flow. While Microsoft can definitely pull off PR moves like that, it would also tend to imply that they somewhere lack confidence in their own product. However, there have been no other signs to indicate something like that. Moreover, as the Surface Pro is guaranteed to make immense sales among corporate customers, there really is no need to make an impression by leaving interested customers unsupplied.

Overall, the Surface tablet would seem like a decent product to own. With proper supply in tandem with the demand, Microsoft problems should all be resolved and we should be able to see the Surface Pro in more hands by the end of this year.


Alter The Facade Of Your Email Message

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We make use of email messages to communicate with people around us. It may be for either formal or personal purpose. When we send an email, we would wish to make it look attractive. Format email messages do not require more formatting but casual messages that are send to our dear ones can be formatted and made attractive. If you are trying to change the appearance of your email message in Microsoft Outlook, check out the instructions given below.

If you are unsure about it, you can also get the help from Microsoft chat support team.

How to provide background color, texture, gradient, picture or pattern in email message?

  • Click on Themes group and select Message Options tab and select Page Color.
  • On the Theme Colors or Standard Colors palette, select a color. If you want to get the color removed, click on No Color.
  • Click Fill Effects if you wish to add texture, gradient, picture or pattern to your email message.
  • Choose the fill options that you need.

You can get assistance for this process by contacting Microsoft chat support.

How to change the font?

  • Click on Message tab that you find in Basic Text group and choose the font, font style, font size , text highlighting as well as the font color.
  • On the Font group, choose the Format tab and choose the appropriate font size and font and increase or decrease its size and alter the style of the font, the font color, the case and remove formatting as you find suitable.
  • Choose the text and when the toolbar appears you can choose appropriate font, font size, theme, font style and highlight text.
  • In the Style group, select the Formattab, you can choose styles.

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    Contacting Microsoft chat support team

If you find it difficult to change the font, Microsoft chat support team will provide assistance.

How to add a bulleted or numbered list?

  • Initially, type an asterisk to start with or a number 1 to begin a numbered list. You can press the spacebar on your keyboard or the Tab key to begin with.
  • You can type in any text as you wish.
  • Now click Enter to get the next item on the list.
  • The numbers or bullets will be added automatically to the list.
  • To end the list, Enter key can be pressed twice or apply Backspace key to remove the last bullet or number from the list.

If you find it difficult to add bullets, contact Microsoft Chat support team for assistance.

Disable Automatic Updates In Windows XP

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The Windows XP operating system was released by Microsoft in 2001. Windows XP is the predecessor of the Windows Vista operating system. Windows Vista operating system was released with a clear intention to overthrow the reign of the Windows XP operating system. However, it did not work in Microsoft’s way, because Vista operating system had many bugs in it. Moreover, the operating system contained many security related loopholes and most of the users did not like a change over to the new operating system. Even after the release of Windows Vista, many users continued to use Windows XP and some are still using the same.

Windows XP, with an easy to use interface is one of the most liked and appreciated operating systems of Microsoft. Thanks to the stability and trouble free operation of this wonderful operating system. When it comes to system updates, XP is equipped with an automatic update option. These updates are very essential for the proper functioning of various Windows applications. However, the automatic updates can result in certain delays in the startup time and shut down of the system. These Microsoft problems can be rectified by deactivating the automatic updates option. This article will let you know more about the same.

What causes the startup delay?

The automatic updates are downloaded and installed at the time of system shutdown. This is the major reason for all the delays. The shutdown time depends on the number of updates downloaded. After the automatic installation of the updates, the next time you perform the Startup, the operating system checks for the newly installed updates. This may delay the Startup.

Steps to deactivate automatic updates  

  • Navigate to the website of Microsoft updates.
  • When you access the website, you may receive an ActiveX popup message. The message may insist you to load the ActiveX controls. Select Yes option for the same.
  • Now you may select the Change Settingsoption.

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  • Locate “To stop using Microsoft Update” in the settings window. Check the box displayed against “Disable Microsoft Update software and let me use Windows Update only.” Now you may select the “Apply changes now” option.
  • This will pop up a warning message box on your screen. The pop up message will let you know that the automatic update options are currently deactivated from your system. Select the Yes button to continue.

After the deactivation of automatic update options, you may install the updates manually. Utilize our tech support feature for further assistance regarding similar Microsoft problems.

Troubleshooting Microsoft Outlook 2000 Issues

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Microsoft, the software giant, has simplified our computer activities with its variety of applications. Among the different Office applications launched by Microsoft, Microsoft Outlook is the email application that helps us to send and receive email messages. It is suited for both official and personal use. The Outlook software is enriched with features that help us with our day to day work. They help to schedule appointments, manage calendars, tasks, organize inbox and different other functions.

Even if this program is found useful, you may sometimes face some error messages with Microsoft Outlook 2000. You might find it difficult to launch Microsoft Outlook, or face problems with the data in Outlook file you open. Microsoft Outlook can be considered as a database where you store much important information that you require on a day to day basis. Hence loss of information needs to be avoided.

If you really wish to solve Microsoft problems, you can use the utility program of Microsoft that you find in Microsoft Office folder. Let us check the instructions to get this solved.


  • Navigate to the C:\\Program Files\\Common Files\\System\\Mapi\\1033\\ folder on your hard drive.
  • The folder that has the PST file repair utility would have the file name as Scanpst.exe. Double click this file to open it.
  • Click on the Start button on the desktop and enter %appdata%\\Microsoft\\Outlook in the search field. The operating system that you have installed on your computer will go back to the location of PST file, in the hard drive of the computer.
  • In the Scanpst program window, you will find a Browsebutton, which you need to click.

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  • In the Scanpst window, you will find Start button. Click it and wait for some time, as it would normally take some time to open, based on the PST file that you have.
  • The PST folder can be saved by taking a backup of the file. You can save the file by selecting the check box next to the option to back up the file.
  • You will find the Repair button, which upon pressing would make the Scanpst file initiate the recovery process.
  • Once the recovery processes is finished, you may restart Outlook and verify that it is working fine.

This would solve the Microsoft problems related with opening Microsoft Outlook 2000. If you find it difficult to resolve this issue, contact the Microsoft Help and Support team, who would provide appropriate instructions to resolve your issue.


Instructions To Repair Network Connection Problems In Windows XP

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It can be really annoying to have interruptions with the internet connection while browsing the same. You could be engaging in something important and suddenly due to seemingly no reason, your connection gets severed. You have no option but to close it, attempt to re-establish the connection and redo whatever you have been doing all over again (hoping that your browser’s history would have recorded everything).

Internet connection errors can be due to various reasons. However, if it is related to your Windows network connection problems it can be fixed easily. Windows XP OS based computers comes packed with many user-friendly features and tools that help users to fix many Microsoft problems related to network connections. These tools will be more than sufficient enough to deal with it yourself without having to take the trouble of dialing the Microsoft support phone number.

How to perform repair of network connections in Windows XP

  •  Go to the “Start” menu and click on “Control Panel”. The Control Panel is where you can access different system tools and manage various computer settings.
  • From the “Pick a Task” window, click on “Network and Internet Connections”.
  • Double-click on “Network Connections” icon to open it. You will now get the “Connection Manager” window where you can make necessary changes to your already established connection.
  • You need to locate your network connection here. Usually it will be found under the LAN or High Speed Internet section. Once
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    you have found your internet connection, right-click on it to open the selection menu.

  • Under this selection menu, locate the option “Repair”. Click Repair” to start the repair process. The system will check for any connection errors or possible internet settings issues. Wait till it completes this repair process. It will display the list of internet connection related issues that have been fixed.
  • Exit the repair window.
  • Now go back to your programs list in the Start menu and launch your internet browser. Check to see if the problem is fixed or not. Browse to different websites to check if there is any problem with your internet connection.

So that’s how to go about dealing problems network connection. If in case you are still facing the same problem then you can dial the Microsoft support phone number to get expert assistance.




Steps To Remove Homegroup From Windows Explorer In Windows 7

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The app Homegroup on Windows 7 will allow the user to share files with other devices running on the same platform with ease. Keeping this feature activated will however consume system resources and may even slow down the system.  So, try to disable the feature when you don’t find use with it. Try on the steps below to enhance your system performance.

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            • To begin with, select the start button from the bottom left end of the task bar on your desktop. Right click on the option computer and select the option explore to launch the Windows Explorer.
  • From the Windows Explorer window, select the option Homegroup. You will find the Homegroup icon located on to the left hand side of the navigation pane. Select the Homegroup icon and launch Change Homegroup Settings from the drop down menu that appears post right click.
  • Click on the link saying 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. So how can you set up 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. Follow the instructions as on step 3.
  • 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.

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  • 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 change 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 the above guidelines from our Microsoft problems and support team and enjoy speed computing. Try them on and feel free to ping us back with your feedbacks.

How To Improve The Speed Of Your Windows 7 PC By Cleaning Up Some System Files

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Being the world’s top software developer, Microsoft has a reputation of offering some of the most reliable products out there in the software market. Obviously the most popular ones are its range of Operating Systems such as the Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, etc. As of the moment one of the most widely used Operating System from Microsoft is Windows 7 even though its predecessor, the Windows 8 is already available in the market.

One thing that made this OS so popular is the massive tech support available for Microsoft Windows 7 Problems and Solutions for any issues that may pop up for the OS. You can rely on these services to Fix Microsoft Errors and it is guaranteed that you will find a fix as soon as possible. Today let us examine one of the most common problems that Windows 7 users face i.e. slow performance.

The main reason for this problem may be due to accumulated temporary files and extensions that may have been created for running several applications. But as usual you can rely on the several Microsoft Windows 7 Problems and Solutions support services to solve this issue. But the best part is that you can solve it by yourself without much of an effort.

Here is what you need to do:


Once you start your PC click on the Windows button and open the Start menu screen and migrate to the search field. In it you have to type “msconfig” and press enter to open up a new System Configuration Utility. In it you will find the Startup tab which displays a list of programs and applications that automatically open when the system loads.

Just uncheck the services and applications that are not necessarily used by you or your system as running it will only increase your computers resource consumption thereby slowing it down considerably. Press OK after you have unchecked it and you may need to restart your PC for the effects to take place.

Once the system has restarted go to the “Accessories” section in the Start Menu and open the “System Tools” menu and in it you will find the “Disk Cleanup” option.

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Once you run this tool, you will be shown an interface to select all the unwanted temporary files and programs in your system. Select them accordingly and press “OK”.

All of these unwanted files will be permanently deleted from your system thereby freeing valuable memory space in your system and hence your system automatically speeds up.

So there you have it folks an easy way to Fix Microsoft Errors of this nature such as slow performance, without having to rely on any external support service. Hope you had a good read.

Fix Windows Firewall Issues

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The Windows Firewall on your computer acts as a defensive wall against malicious or unauthorized programs that may affect the system- positively or negatively. It maintains the system’s stability and protection against any potential damage. If the Firewall is not active, it will leave your computer defenseless against such programs. You need to activate Windows Firewall at once to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted internet access and system operation.

The Microsoft problems associated with Windows Firewall can be fixed in many ways by following simple steps. Disconnect the internet connection to prevent further damage during the attempt to fix the Firewall problem. The most common reason for the problem is due to a file error in the Windows Registry that holds important data of the Firewall program. One of the easiest ways to fix this issue is to reinstall the Firewall on your computer system.

Follow the Instructions to do so:

  • Start your computer system and enter through the administrator user account. Once you land on your desktop, click on the Start menu to draw up the various options.
  •  From the options available in the Start menu, select Run to open another window. In the field provided next to Open, type in cmd.
  • This will open the Command window and type in or copy-paste Rundll32 setupapi,InstallHinfSection Ndi-Steelhead 132 %windir%\inf\netrass.inf in the space. Hit the Enter key and this will instruct the Windows to reinstall the Windows Firewall service on your computer. Wait for the reinstallation process to complete. The command window will exit once the installation is complete.
  • Once the Command window exits, restart your computer at once. On start up, access the Command window again from Run by going to the Start menu and following the same procedure.
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  •  In the field space of Command window, type in or copy-paste Netsh firewall reset and hit the Enter key. This will automatically reset the firewall and the Command window will exit.
  • Again, go to the Start menu and select Run. In the field space provided, type in firewall.cpl and hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
  • The Firewall window will open and select the On option in the Windows Firewall screen. Click on the OK button to save the changes and the Firewall is successfully installed on your computer.

These steps will fix most of the Microsoft problems associated with the Windows Firewall. Further problems can be solved by visiting the Windows official site that deals in free and easy troubleshooting options.