Windows XP is a much popular operating system that is manufactured by the Microsoft Corporation. Sound failure is a very common issue in almost all of the operating systems. To hear sound clearly, your PC should have a sound card installed and the necessary devices to play the sound like speakers connected to the sound card. The sound settings and physical connections of the speakers can affect the sound output. The Windows XP operating system has the tools to troubleshoot the sound issues in the operating system. The Windows XP help tips that are shared below will help you to troubleshoot the sound issues in Windows XP OS.
These are the steps to fix sound issues in Windows XP OS. If you have any doubts, you can contact the Windows XP help team.Read more »
According to Microsoft help & support center, DLL files play an important role in the smooth running of your computer. DLL files are also called Dynamic Link Library. They perform almost the same functions as that of an EXE file in the operating systems. Sometimes, you may find that dll files associated with a program might be missing and this will result in the failure of the program. However, you can fix this issue by registering the corresponding DLL files, as per Microsoft help & support center. In this post, we will find out how to register DLL files in your Windows operating system.
Microsoft help & support center says that registering dll files is a simple process. However, it is necessary that the user be aware of the file path of the corresponding file that needs to be registered. If the user does not know this path, it is impossible to register the file. Keep in mind that since you are making changes to the registry, it is important that you choose the right path and the right file, as a failure may even result in an operating system crash. Therefore, seek the help of an expert if you are unsure about the file and path. Once you are sure about the file and path, follow the steps below.
If the above steps did not fix the issue with the program, then disable UAC and try to register the file again. For additional assistance on DLL files, you may contact the Microsoft support center.Read more »
OST is the file format for the Offline Folder in the Microsoft Outlook program. The Offline Folders are made use of when you use the Outlook program with a Microsoft Exchange Server. Microsoft Exchange is often used by organizations and firms together with the Outlook program to collaborate and communicate with a group of people. The users can setup an OST file to keep a copy of all of the folder items, calendar items, emails so that they can access their data when not connected to the server. The users will be able to modify the contents when they are offline and once they are reconnected, they will be able to synchronize and update the information in the Outlook program.
If at any point you feel that the OST file has become corrupted, you can run the Outlook Inbox Repair tool to get back the data. If the OST file is corrupted, you will not be able to open it. This is one of the most common Outlook problems and the steps to use the Inbox Repair tool are explained below in this article. Follow these steps carefully to fix the OST issues without encountering any Outlook problems.
These are the simple steps to recover the OST file in the Outlook program without encountering any Outlook problems. If you have any doubts, you can contact our tech support wing.Read more »
Each Windows XP computer has its own name and it gives an identity for your system. Knowing the computer name is necessary when you are trying to connect your Windows XP computer to any other computer or network.
In fact, the pre assigned computer name is used by many networks and domains to identify a specific system, from among all the computers connected to the same network. The name also makes it easy to locate a system that needs to be repaired. However, it is possible to change the default Computer name to the one according to your wish. Given below are some easy instructions given by the Windows XP help team that will help you to change the default Windows XP computer name.
The above said instructions given by the Windows XP help team will help you to change the computer name used during the time of Windows XP installation. To know more about the same, you may contact the Windows tech support team.Read more »
With the end of Windows XP support from Microsoft in sight, we are hearing more news about vulnerabilities affecting the operating system. FireEye Labs reported a new vulnerability that targets the operating system last day. According to the researchers in the lab, Dan Caselden and Xiaobo Chen, the bugs are targeted specifically at Windows XP operating system and Server 2003. They say that hackers may take advantage of this vulnerability and computers running on Windows XP are under threat.
A post made by the researchers stated, “This local privilege escalation vulnerability is used in the wild in conjunction with an Adobe Reader exploit that appears to target a patched vulnerability. The exploit targets Adobe Reader 9.5.4, 10.1.6, 11.0.02 and prior on Windows XP SP3. Those running the latest versions of Adobe Reader should not be affected by this exploit. Post exploitation, the shell code decodes a PE payload from the PDF, drops it in the temporary directory, and executes it.”
According to Windows XP help center, the only fix to keep away this trouble is to upgrade the operating system. You may go for any of the operating systems from Windows like Windows 7, Windows Vista or the latest Windows 8. Microsoft is already aware of the vulnerability and suggests users to install the latest updates and do regular malware scan of the operating system. A post by SANS Internet Storm Center reads, “If you are still running Windows XP, there is no project on your list that is more important than migrating to Windows 7 or 8. The “never do what you can put off until tomorrow” project management approach on this is on a ticking clock, if you leave it until April comes you’ll be migrating during active hostilities.”
Microsoft has already decided that April 8, 2014 would be the last date for Windows XP support. After this date, no Windows XP operating system in the world would receive security patches from the company. The company would also stop technical support for Windows XP customers. This means that the operating system could become more vulnerable to threats and other security issues after this date.
The software giant is already campaigning hard to upgrade existing Windows XP users to any of the higher versions of Windows. Many users have already upgraded their computers according to Windows XP help center. However, reports say that still, around 20 percent of computers run on Windows XP, which means millions of computers still run on this old operating system.Read more »