Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Switching Users In Windows Vista

Almost all the Windows operating systems are multi-user operating system models and Windows Vista is no exception. This means that there can be a number of users in a single operating system. The user accounts allow more than one person to share the same computer. The different user accounts can have different desktop themes, different default media programs and other customized options. Another advantage of having different user accounts is that the administrator can have a control over the Internet usage and the usage of other resources in the computer. This also gives the different users an option to lock their accounts for security.

The Windows support tips shared below will help you to know more on creating user accounts and on switching between user accounts. You may follow these steps to switch between the different user accounts in the Vista operating system. If you have any doubts, you may refer to the Windows Vista help modules in the Microsoft web site for further clarification.


  • Turn on your computer and click on the Start button. From the Start menu, select Control Panel. From the Control Panel window, click on User Accounts and create a user account. Some of the common user account types are administrator user account, the guest user account and the standard user account.
  • You need to save all the open files and documents before switching to a different user account. You should understand that the Windows Vista operating system does not save any files and documents that are open before switching to a different user account.
  • Click on the Start button and click on the arrow beside the lock button. If you have more than one user account, you may switch between these user accounts.
  • Click on the Switch User option. This will take you to the Switch User screen. When you are in the screen, click on the user account that you wish to use or switch to. After selecting the preferred user account, you will be directed to the chosen customized user account.

These are the simple steps to switch between users in the Windows Vista operating system. Switching between the user accounts is a very easy process in the Windows Vista OS. If you face any difficulty in the user switching procedure of the Windows Vista computer, you may contact the Windows support service for further assistance.

What To Do When One Or More Pictures Cannot Be Opened In Outlook?

Outlook Express is an email client released by the Microsoft Corporation. This program comes as a part of the Microsoft Office suite and comes preinstalled with the operating system. You can forward the messages that you receive in your Outlook Express account to other contacts in your account. When you receive an email message that contains pictures and other attachments, you should be able to view the message in the Outlook Express program and see the pictures directly from the body of the email or you may view them as attachments.
At times, you will not be able to open the email attachments. Have you ever thought why these Outlook problems occur? This is because the default security setting of the Outlook program may prevent you from opening these images. If you get an error stating that the pictures cannot be found, you just have to make some small changes in the security settings of the Outlook Express program. The Outlook help tips shared below will help you to open the attachments in your email messages without any issues in the Outlook Express program.

  • Turn on your computer and open the Outlook Express program.
  • In the open window, go to the Tools menu, which is located in the menu bar and click on the Options button.
  • In the Options window, select the Security tab, which is at the top of the window.
  • Uncheck the box next to Block images and other external content in HTML email. This will make sure that the next time you try to open an email attachment, the Outlook Express program will not block you from opening the attachment.
  • After doing the above steps, press the OK or Apply button, which can be found at the bottom of the window. This will update the security settings of the Outlook Express program. Now you may open the email message again to view the attached pictures without any issues.
These are the simple steps to open the email attachments and pictures in messages without getting any Outlook problems. If you follow these steps carefully, you will not encounter any errors. Are you unsure of any of these steps? Do not worry, as you always have the option to contact Microsoft help and support team or you can refer to the Outlook help modules given in the Microsoft web site to clear your doubts.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Password Protection In Outlook

The features and functions that are present in the Outlook program are used to a great extent by its users. These features and functions come of great importance while performing various day to day tasks. So when working with your Outlook program, it should be always protected so that no one can access your personal and sensitive data. It is a must to password protect your Microsoft Outlook program. Password protection can be done easily in a few steps and by following the below provided Outlook help guidelines.


  • Launch Microsoft Outlook that is installed in your system, from the different menus that are available, choose the GO menu and then choose the Folder list.
  • If a POP3 email account is available with you, the Personal Folders option has to be right clicked. Choose Properties. If you have HTTP email accounts, the folder corresponding to your email provider has to be right clicked. Choose Properties.
  • The tab by the name General has to be selected. Now, choose Advanced. The Change Password option has to be selected.
  • A password of your choice has to be entered. Make sure that you enter a strong password that cannot be cracked easily. It has to be entered again for verification purposes. The Save This Password In Your Password List check box has to be un-checked.
  • The OK button has to be clicked consecutively for three times and the Outlook password is now successfully created.
  • Now in order to check the effectiveness of the Outlook password protection, type in the correct password and click OK. Now you will gain access to the Outlook program.
  • To check if the process is complete, exit from Outlook, launch it again, enter the wrong password, and click OK. You Have Entered A Wrong Password message will appear on screen and you will not gain access to Outlook.

By following these Outlook help tips, Microsoft Outlook can be password protected and all your data will be safe. It is always advisable to make a note of the password and keep it in a secure location so that no one can access it. If anyone gets access, they can access Outlook and retrieve all the relevant information and documents. If you have any trouble following the guidelines, you may contact our customer support desk and address your problems.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Solve Issues That Arise While Copying Items In Outlook 2007

Outlook 2007 is the most sold version of the Microsoft’s Outlook suite of programs. It is a personal manager program that helps users in managing their multiple emails and contact lists with ease. The program also has a calendar option that helps in creating events and meetings in the calendar and storing them in the system. Sometimes users complain that they get an error message while copying or moving large number of messages, stating that some of the messages cannot be copied. You may also get this error while using the Auto Achieve system process. The error may be due to some issues in any of the emails that you are moving or may be due to issues in the destination folder to where you are moving the messages.

  • The first troubleshooting step is to restart the Outlook program by closing it and then opening the program again by clicking on its shortcut icon present in the desktop. 
  • Now try to copy the same messages again. Most of the time, this process will repair the Outlook problems occurring while copying files automatically. 
  • If you are still getting the error message, then try to copy a single message to the destination folder. If the process was successful, then select small bundles of messages (20 or 30) in a single go and try to copy them to the destination folder. Sometimes, Outlook gives us errors while copying large chunk of emails in a single go. 
  • Click on the New option found under the File menu in the Outlook window and then select the option named Outlook Data File. If your destination folder is full or almost full, then you will receive an error message. Create a new data file to use as your destination folder for fixing this issue. 
  • Now highlight the label Office Outlook Personal Folders File (.pst) and then click on the OK button to continue. 
  • In the new page that appears, give in the name for the new data file just created and then click on the OK button. 
  • Now copy the desired messages to the newly created data file. 
If you follow the simple steps given above, you will not have any Outlook problems while copying files in Outlook from one folder to another. Even after following these troubleshooting steps, if you are getting error messages while copying, contact the Outlook support team.