Fixing Slow Outlook In Microsoft Vista

Outlook Problems

Resolving issues in Outlook

From managing your contacts, calendars and daily schedules to managing all your emails, Microsoft Outlook is a nifty little application that eases all the grunt work that is required in most workplaces. Microsoft Outlook has remained the most popular email client for users because it managed to adapt to the changing needs of people throughout the years.

Regardless of how much you love Outlook, you will be pulling out your hair once some Outlook problems start to emerge. While the faulty application can bring your work to a complete halt, you would waste a lot of time if your system were extremely slow. From fragmented system, low hard drive space, to buggy Windows Vista and outdated Outlook app, there can be several different reasons for the bad performance of the program. However, a few troubleshooting tasks is sure to appreciably speed up the program.

Here’s how:

  • Click on the Start menu and the select Windows Update inside the All Programs menu. Select the important updates under Download and install updates to your computer section and then click Install updates. The system updates may speed up your system.
  • Click Start and then type in Disk Cleanup in the Start search box and then press enter. Enable Files from all users on this computer and then select your hard drive. Click Ok to determine how much space you can save and then click OK again to make enough space o delete the unnecessary files.
  • CD-ROM drive

    Speeding up Outlook application

    Defragment the hard drive by selecting the Disk Defragmenter in the Search box of your Start menu and then press Enter. Select the hard drive partition you want to defragment and then click Defragment Now.

  • Over the years, you would have installed a lot of unnecessary programs in your system. Open up the Control Panel window using the Start menu and then click on Uninstall a Program. Select through the list of programs to find programs that you do not use anymore or programs that you do not ever remember installing.
  • If this does not help either, you can choose to reinstall Outlook by first uninstalling the program using the method described before. Once removed, place the installation disk on your CD-ROM drive and then install the entire program again. This would eliminate every Outlook problems that were present before

If you have followed all the steps to the word, you will notice that Outlook is running a lot faster than ever before.

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SBMs Using XP Are Prone To High Security Risks

Windows Tech Support

           Tech Support For Xp

Small and midsized businesses (SBM) are the worst-affected by Microsoft’s ending of Windows XP support. As it was announced, Microsoft ended Windows tech support for XP on 8th April. The decision created much anger and frustration among XP users worldwide. Countries like China responded to the decision by banning the use of Windows 8 in government offices in the country. Nevertheless, Microsoft is unshaken by these moves. The tech giant has said that it will not entertain the use of Windows XP any longer and made it clear that it would not take responsibility for any security issues regarding Windows XP.

Windows XP market share remains unchanged

Recent reports add that there hasn’t been much decline in Windows XP market share even after Microsoft terminated Windows tech support for the operating system. XP is mostly used by Small and Midsized businesses (SBM). Since most of the SBMs continue to use XP, there are increased chances for them to face security issues. It seems that about 18% percent of small and midsized businesses across the world continue to use Windows XP, ignoring Microsoft’s frequent warnings.

Why do SBMs delay upgrading to latest Windows operating systems?

This is an obvious question before us to answer. What makes SBMs to delay OS upgrades? In most of the small businesses, about 90 percent of the PCs use Windows XP operating system. If they have to upgrade from XP to a new operating system, they will have to upgrade their PCs as well, which would be a huge expense for them. This makes most SBMs to ignore the security warnings and continue using XP.

Use Of Windows Xp

         Windows Xp Support

Potential Security Risks with Windows XP

Microsoft stopped rolling out all types of security updates as well as patch fixes for XP from 8th April. Unsurprisingly, there has been a steady increase in the number of security issues being reported in XP machines. As the OS is no more supported, hackers find it the best time to attack systems and leak valuable data of companies. Microsoft has foreseen this and has warned companies about the risks.

The risks with using Windows XP are increasing day by day. As the operating system itself is not supported, there is no use of installing antivirus programs either. According to some third party Windows tech support agents, the best way to use XP without risks is to use it for offline works because most of the security threats spread when the OS is used online.

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What To Do When Scheduling Assistant In Outlook Is Not Working

Outlook Problems

         Outlook Issues

Outlook 2007 is an information and time management application that features a color-coded calendar with task integration, Scheduling Assistant tool and SharePoint 3.0 services for information sharing. The scheduling assistant tool helps you to schedule group events and meetings. As per the Microsoft support website, the user may encounter an error while using Scheduling Assistant tool of the Outlook 2007 program on Microsoft Exchange 2007 or 2010 Client Access server. This error may lead to a number of Outlook problems like abrupt crashing of the program or displaying hash marks in the Free/Busy grid.

The users of the Outlook 2007 program will be able to fix this error using the Windows Registry Editor to add registry data to the Outlook 2007 program. The Outlook tech support tips that are shared below will help you get rid of the Scheduling Assistant tool not working issues in the Outlook 2007 program.


  • Turn on your PC, open Windows Start menu, and type in regedit into the search field. After typing in, press the Enter key to open the Windows Registry Editor. If your computer runs on Windows XP or some other earlier versions of the Windows operating system, you can open the Start menu, select Run, and then type in regedit into the Run window. After that, click on the OK button.
  • Click on the + button located at the side of HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder in the left navigation pane of Windows Registry Editor. This will expand the folder to display the list of sub folders. You can then expand the Software, Microsoft, Office and 12.0 folders. Now, you can expand the Outlook and Options folders. Double click on the Calendar folder.

    Value Data Input Field

                     Outlook Errors

  • Access the Edit menu, choose New and then select DWord Value. Type in UseLegacyFC and then press the Enter key.
  • Double click to open LegacyFC registry value and type 1 inside the Value Data input field. Click on the Ok button to save the registry changes that you have made. Now you can exit the Windows Registry Editor and then restart your PC to bring into effect the changes made.

These are the steps to get rid of the Scheduling Assistant tool not working issues in the Microsoft Outlook 2007 program. If you wish to know more on these troubleshooting steps or on any other Outlook problems, you can contact the Outlook help and support team.

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Fixing Outlook Freezing Issues

Outlook Problems And Help

          Outlook Problems

The users of the Outlook program may experience Outlook freezing issues at times. This article discusses the troubleshooting steps to get rid of this issue without encountering any Outlook errors. It may be the add-on in the Outlook program that is causing the add-on program to freeze. To disable or uninstall the add-on, you can follow the Outlook problems and help tips shared below.


  • Open the Outlook program and click on the Tools tab. From the options, select Trust Center. Select the Add-ins tab and then press the Go button to see the installed add-ins. Click to select the box located near to the add-in that you need to remove and then select the Remove button. When you have finished all the unnecessary add-ons, you can exit all the windows. Close the Outlook program and then reopen it to check if it is working fine.
  • You can also turn off the RSS Feeds that have not been used for a long time. To do this, click on the Tools tab, and select Account Settings from the drop-down list. Select the RSS feed tab and click on the Remove button. Click on the Yes button to confirm the removal. If you do not wish to remove the RSS feed, you can click on the Change button to customize them. Doing this will prevent the Outlook program from using its resources to synchronize all the unnecessary RSS Feeds.

    Account Settings

               Outlook Help

  • As the next option, you can do a full system scan of your computer with the installed antivirus program. Alternatively, you can choose to run a free online scan of your PC to make sure that no virus infections reside in your PC. You can select the Trend Micro website to run an online virus scan.

If your computer is cleaned and is free of any viruses and still the Outlook program refuses to work correctly, you can try turning off the email scan in your firewall or antivirus program. Some of the antivirus firewall programs have a built-in email scanner. This feature may prevent the Outlook program from working properly and may lead to frequent freezes. Disabling this feature can help you resolve the freezing problems in Outlook.

These are the steps to resolve Outlook freezing issues. If you need further assistance, you can contact the Outlook problems and help team. They will help you resolve the issue.

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Removing Yahoo Toolbar And Its Registry Entries

Removing Yahoo Toolbar

           Uninstall Yahoo Toolbar

Some of you might be unhappy with the Yahoo toolbar installed on your internet browsers. This is because Yahoo toolbars, just like any other toolbar, can slow down the speed of your browsers. Now, some of you might have already uninstalled the toolbar from the control panel and may still find them on the internet browsers. So, how does this happen?

When you remove a toolbar from the control panel, all the files associated with it are not removed. This includes the registry entries and other associated files. Removing Yahoo toolbar files is quite easy. In this post, we will first find out how to uninstall the toolbar from the control panel and then remove the associated files from the computer.

Steps Involved in removing Yahoo toolbar

Let us first find out how to remove the toolbar from the control panel.

  • Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  • Double-click to open the option Add or Remove Programs.
  • From the list of programs, locate and click Yahoo toolbar.
  • Select the button Remove to uninstall the program from the computer.

With the above steps, you have uninstalled Yahoo toolbar from the computer. As the next step, we will find out how to remove the registry entries associated with the program.

  • Open the Start menu and click Run.
  • Enter regedit in the Run menu and click OK.
  • The above step opens the Registry Editor window. Go to the locations like HKEY_CURRENT_USERS \ SOFTWARE\ Yahoo! Toolbar and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE \ Yahoo! Toolbar. Delete all the registry entries coming under these locations.

    Internet Browsers

                   Disable Yahoo Toolbar

  • As the next step, press the keys Ctrl and F together. This will launch the window with the title Find. Type Yahoo Toolbar in field for Find What and click the button Find Next. This will initiate a search for any entries associated with the name Yahoo Toolbar. If you find that the entry is directly associated with Yahoo toolbar, click the Delete button to remove it.

Once you remove the registry entries, go to the folder Program files in your computer. Find out if there is a folder with the name Yahoo Toolbar. If there is one, remove it from the computer.

Once you finish the above steps, restart your computer. Launch different browsers and check if Yahoo toolbar has been fully removed from the computer. For any further assistance on removing Yahoo toolbar, you may contact our technical support team.

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