Procedure To Activate Windows By Phone On Windows XP

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If you were ever a Windows user you might remember something called activation, for the software. Like when you newly install Windows XP in your system, you need to activate it within 30 days. This is a mandatory thing. It’s not that difficult, and you only need to activate the operating system once after you have installed it.

Why are you activating? A user requires this to be able to use that copy of Windows XP. This activation process is done in order to make it sure that the copy has not exceeded the number of installations allowed each user, under the Windows XP License Agreement.

There are various methods available using which you can activate Windows XP. The most common one used is through the Internet. But not everyone has access to the internet. If you don’t either, then there’s another way you can activate Windows XP. In case a user is not having access to the internet, or if he or she prefers not to activate their XP over the internet, then it is possible for them to active the operating system by phone. This Microsoft tech support article will guide you with how to activate XP by phone.

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  • First, you need to click on the Start button. You will be able to locate it in the lower-left corner of the screen.
  • Thereafter, you need to click on All Programs from the Start menu and then go to Accessories. After that, you need to click on the System Tools, and then choose the Activate Windows option.

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  • Then, you need to select Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative to active Windows now.
  • Subsequently, you need to click on Read the Windows Product Activation Privacy Statement, then click the Back button and then click on the Next button.
  • Then, you need to follow the on-screen prompts or instructions including the phone number you need to call. Then, you need to click on the Next button to proceed.
  • If you the process finish successfully, you will receive a message You have successfully activated your copy of Windows. Then click OK and your operating XP is activated.

This way you can activate Windows XP by phone. Make sure to follow the procedure exactly as outlined here.

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Microsoft Is Struggling With Office 365 Support

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Microsoft claims that their Office 365 is the fastest growing product in history. The suite of cloud apps is what many of their customers are making use of to take their first steps in cloud computing. Microsoft Corporation came under fire last June for their lack of timely communication at outages to its Exchange and Lync cloud services that are part of Office 365. Microsoft’s former head of Windows engineering, Steven Sinofsky, who is currently with venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, had an unfruitful conversation on Twitter with two Microsoft support teams about being unable to sign up for Office 365 Midsize Business plan.

Office 365 has experienced great growth, with the Home edition of the product reaching 4.4 million subscribers in the first 14 months of the product release in the market. But with this massive customer volume comes support challenges that go beyond the scope of what can be addressed in Twitter. Microsoft has not yet explained what went wrong last Thursday, and Microsoft tech support declined to comment on this.

Signup glitches are very rare in Office 365. John Gilham, who is the principal cloud architect at Agile IT, a California based Microsoft partner that offers Office 365 migration services, said to CRN that his customers run into sign-up issues about one percent of the time. It is not possible for Microsoft to assign a partner to help every Office 365 user that runs into issues. However, partners are having lot of experience in this area and are equipped to handle these situations. Jerod Powell, who is the co-founder and CEO of San Jose, which is another California based partner of Microsoft, and InfinIT Consulting that has a thriving Office 365 business, do not see the Office 365 sign up glitch as a big issue.

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Powell said, “My main issue is with the level of tech support you get from Microsoft regarding any issue you have with Office 365.” “Unless it is a basic problem, you are going to have a challenge getting to the right person that can solve your issue, and it is going to take more time than it should,” he added. “Overall, the service for Office 365 is fabulous,” Powell, added. “Yes, Microsoft is having trouble scaling support, but that is what happens when something blows up like this. They will catch up and refine their support.” Let us hope that Microsoft tech support will come up with a solution to these complaints very soon.

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Fixing Problems With Windows XP Service Pack 3

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Microsoft Windows platforms are much popular among computer users. Although Microsoft had already ceased offering support and securities for the platform, you could find millions of computers with XP as their operating system platform. XP platforms come with two service packs.

Users could choose either Service Pack 2 or 3 as they wish. Among these, Service Pack 3 of Windows XP is found to have enhanced functionality when compared to Service Pack 2. Windows XP Service Pack 2 is found to have better security when compared to the latter. Although, security is promised by Service Pack 3, you might encounter several problems with Windows XP Service Pack 3. In order to avoid problems after installation of SP3, it is essential to accomplish a successful installation of the same. Thus, taking care of Windows XP SP3 installation will help you avoid possible problems and errors.

Go through the below mentioned steps for the successful installation of Windows XP SP3.


  • As you begin the installation, it is essential to log in as the administrator. Once the installation of the service pack begins, ensure that the same is not interrupted at any case. Installation of the service pack can exceed an hour or so and you will have to wait patiently until it completes. If you interrupt the installation, you will face problems with your platform later on. Ensure that you have completed all the tasks before the installation so that you can prevent interrupting it. You could perform installation overnight so that your installation will not be disturbed. If you are trying to install the service pack on your laptop, ensure that the computer is connected to a power outlet as the platform installs.

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  • Now clear your hard drive disk space in order to provide ample space for the Service Pack 3. It is essential to give adequate space in the disk drive for proper functioning of Service Pack 3.  It is ideal to leave atleast 1.5 gigabytes of space in your hard disk drive for proper installation and functioning of SP3.
  • Before installation, it is essential to turn off your antivirus protection. Certain registry entries of antivirus protection may interfere with the proper installation of SP3.
  • As a precautionary measure, it is essential to take a complete back up of your settings and files before installing SP3. Create a system restore point as well.

Any doubts regarding the above process can be fixed by meeting a technician near your home. Microsoft tech support do not offer support for Windows XP anymore. Hence, you cannot expect Microsoft tech support to assist with XP related problems.

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Fix Microsoft Office 2007 Installation Error

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Even the most expertly and meticulously made things can become corrupt or encounter errors. There may be many reasons why such errors occur. We need to know more about them in order to resolve them. Microsoft Office 2007 is usually easily installable. But, like with any software installation process, there are many things involved that can affect overall. Sometimes you may not have any luck installing it. Before you call your computer technician, try a few things on your won.

For instance, sometimes the problem may be that you have another version of Microsoft Office in your system, a previous version. You can uninstall any previous version you have and then start over. This may not always work. You should check the error message you receive. Most of the time, this is the best clue you can get to start resolving your problem.

Sometimes the error information says that the program is not installing because of a problem involving one of the required software products. This Microsoft tech support article will guide you through fixing this problem. Apparently all you have to do locate the set-up file for installation.

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  • First, you need to start the installation of Microsoft Office 2007. Prior to the automatic installation, you will be told to save the setup folder.
  • You need to save the setup folder on your computer’s desktop. This is to avoid confusion. It is the desktop which you look first to access any file. This way, the setup folder can be located easily.
  • Then, you can start with the installation process. You need to follow the onscreen instructions
  • You need to wait for the error to appear on the screen. You can close the installation window the moment the message appears.

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  • Then, you need to go to the Start menu in Windows. Start menu can be accessed by clicking the Start button. In the Start menu, select or click on My Computer. Then you need to double click on the disk drive option.
  • Then you need to open the installation disk in order to see all the files in Microsoft Enterprise 2007 installation disk. Therein you need to double click on the Setup.exe file.
  • Wait for setup.exe to finish setting up for the installation.
  • Then, you need to reinstall Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007. This time you need to double click on the setup file you saved on the desktop (remember what you did in Step 2). Wait for the installation to complete.

You will not receive any error message and the Microsoft Office 2007 should be successfully installed in your system.

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Procedure To Perform Microsoft Scan For Errors

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It may happen many times that your system is slow or it is not functioning the way it is expected to. It can be very irritating sometimes if you’ve already tried out the error correction methods or facilities available in the system software. Now, for such cases you may have issues or problems with the file system on the hard drive. Microsoft’s NTFS is actually designed in order to reduce or eliminate various problems encountered with the old and still prevalent file systems, like FAT32. What it does is maintain a journal of all file transactions happened. But the thing is, sometimes the system may drown in the flood of tasks, and overwhelmed by this, the journal entries may not be synchronized the way they should have been. So in that case, occasional checking of the hard drive file system for errors will help to keep things synchronized, and your computer will function smoothly. Here are the Microsoft tech support instructions that can help you perform scans for errors.

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  • At first, you need to start you Windows powered computer system. Then you need to press the Windows logo key on the keyboard and the alphabet key R, simultaneously.
  • Thereafter, you need to enter the cmd command and then press on the Enter key.
  • Then you need to type chkdsk /f /v /x. The F switch typed next to the forward slash (/) actually instructs the Microsoft scan function or feature to resolve any errors that it finds. Then the next V switch is written in order to instruct the Microsoft scan to display any relevant information as the scan progresses. Then the X switch mentions that the hard disk drive should be dismounted in case it is unable to get direct access to it. If it doesn’t work the first time, CHKDSK runs automatically the next time the system reboots.


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  • You can view the messages on the computer screen as the scan progresses. The scan usually takes no more than a minute and in the process, you will see that the file system errors have been fixed.
  • Then, finally, you should type exit in order to leave the command prompt after the scan process is finished.

This way you can perform a Microsoft scan for errors and fix the filesystem errors that you find that way. Call us up if you face related or similar problems.

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