How to Setup Linksys WRT610N Router

Linksys WRT610N is an excellent, true simultaneous Dual-N Band Wireless Router device for wireless/home networking needs of homes and small offices. The device supports both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands and offers HD video streaming, file sharing, music, gaming, and hooking up devices among other miscellaneous things. Among other features offered by this device include Wi-Fi Protected Setup, cloud storage, outstanding performance, and user-friendly etc. All these features together make this excellent Linksys device, which you would love to set up for wireless, firewall, music, games, and TV etc. to make your life as easy as possible.

Step 1:- Router Setup Wizard

To setup your Linksys router with the router setup wizard, you need just the Linksys WRT610N router installation CD along with its username & password, and the username and password provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to setup your DSL/Cable Internet connection. To begin with software installation, you need not connect your router to your computer at this point as you will be instructed by the Router Setup Wizard during the course. So simply pop the Linksys WRT610N router installation CD in the drive of your computer and wait for it to automatically play. The Linksys Router Setup Wizard should pop up automatically. Click “Start Setup” (or whatever option you see thereon) on the screen and then follow the on-screen prompts to setup your Linksys WRT610N router. When prompted, connect your router to a power outlet and to your computer using appropriate cables. Set up and configure your router settings for wireless network setup or custom password as desired.

P.S. If the installation media doesn’t auto-play, go to Computer (Windows 8/Windows 7) or My Computer (XP/Vista) and double click the Linksys WRT610N router installation CD icon.

Step 2:- Browser-based Setup Utility

If you have misplaced the disk or just don’t want to go through this software installation procedure, this method is for you. It’s simple and interactive and let you quickly set up your router and configure your settings

1. Plug Linksys WRT610N router into a power outlet but don’t turn it on (we’ll do it in next steps)

2. Connect the router to the computer using the Ethernet cable

3. Connect the router to the DSL/Cable modem using the Internet cable

4. Power on the router and other devices like computer (if it’s not already turned on) and the modem

5. Check that the Power Led is solid green (not flashing). The Internet LED is lit up when the connection is made via the Internet port. This light flashes when there is a network activity via the Internet port. The Wireless light is lit up when you enable the Wireless feature. If this light flashes, it indicates a data transmission through the network.
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6. When the connection is OK, open your web browser and type “192.168.1.1”  (without quotes and as is) in the address bar and hit Enter. If the page is drawn blank, try “WRT610N” (without quotes and as is). The “Connect to …” page should open up. Enter the default password namely “admin” (if this is the first time you are setting up or you have never set up a custom password) in the Password box and leave the User name box blank.

7. When logged in to user interface (LINKSYS®by Cisco), the first screen you will see will be “Basic Setup”. This screen will let you configure general settings viz. language, Internet setup, Automatic Configuration and other miscellaneous things. Configure the general settings as desired. If you don’t want to configure any other setting, click “Save Settings” to save changes.

Step 3: Configure Wireless Router Settings

If you want to configure a wireless network (SSID) to wirelessly browse, stream content, share files, play games, hook up TV, Roku or other devices, and do lots more with ease and comfort and make most out of your Linksys device. To configure a wireless network, follow the steps given below.

1. Click the Wireless tab and select one of the options from “Manual” and “Wi-Fi Protected Setup”. Decide which method you want to use to set up your wireless network.

2. If you choose Manual, type the name of your SSID (wireless network name, it can be anything for e.g. Poppy), select the channel number, and create a security key (WEP or WPA-PSK etc.). Don’t forget to make a note of all the information for future purposes (if you misplace the wireless security key). Click “Save Settings” to save your settings and then begin to connect to your wireless network.

3. If you choose “Wi-Fi Protected Setup”, you can set it up in 3 ways viz. using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup button on your device (provided that the client’s device has the same button); using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN number; or using your router’s PIN.

4. When done setting up your wireless network, click “Save Settings

Refer to your Linksys WRT610N router manual to configure or modify other miscellaneous settings. Should you face any problems, call us at +1-877-907-4935 and get an expert to help you.

How to make Windows 7 Faster?

Windows 7 has a remarkable presence on millions of computers because of its advanced features, usefulness, compatibility with third-party programs, speed, performance, functionality, and other miscellaneous outstanding advancements. Despite that it’s an advanced operating system with lots of features, it may run in trouble following the continuous use of computer, accumulation of junk on the hard disk, run of heavy applications, download of virus or other malicious infections which eat up a lot of RAM, disk errors, corrupt Windows Registry, and other miscellaneous reasons. We have compiled a list of tried and tested workarounds which will help you make your Windows 7 run faster.
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Step 1: Run Built-in Performance Troubleshooter:

  • Click ‘Start’> type ‘troubleshooter’ (without quotes) in the Search box> click Troubleshooter from search results to open it
  • Under the ‘System and Security’ tab, click ‘Troubleshooting’> click ‘Check for performance issues
  • The troubleshooter will now automatically scan and fix performance issues.

Step 2: Clear up Startup Programs:

  • Click ‘Start’> type ‘msconfig’ in Search bar> click ‘System Configuration
  • On System Configuration window, click the ‘boot’ tab> ‘Advanced
  • Under the ‘Number of processes’> select number of processes (keep 2 or 4) from the list> click ‘OK’. This will speed up the boot time and make Windows 7 run faster.

Step 3: Change Thumbnail Preview:

  • Click ‘Start’> type ‘regedit’ in the Search box> click ‘rededit.exe’ or Windows Registry whichever you see in search results
  • §  Go to ‘HKEY_CURRENT_USER’> ‘Control Panel’> ‘Mouse’> double-click ‘MouseHoverTime’ on the right-hand side window.
  • §  Reduce the value to something low such as 100. The value is further reducible.
  • Click ‘OK’ to exit the window. Exit Windows Registry.

Step 4: Add More RAM:

We aren’t suggesting you to purchase more hardware pieces, which may perk up your PC’s performance. However, if you are running heavy applications, which consume a lot of memory resources for your office work or projects, then you should attach more RAM to your computer. Low memory is one among the common reasons that causes your PC to slow down. You can also use Windows ReadyBoost, which helps you safely and reliably optimally use the existing space and avoid slowdown.

Step 5: Repair Disk Errors:

Repair disk errors at least once in a week. These errors are created on the PC’s hard disk due to an unexpected program crash or power outage, resulting in slow performance. Windows 7 has several inbuilt tools which can detect and remove these errors and make the PC maintain its optimum performance. Check the steps given below:

  • Click ‘Start’> ‘Computer’> right click the hard disk/drive (C:\ or D:\) you may want to check and then click ‘Properties’.
  • Click ‘Tools’> ‘Check now’ in the ‘Error-checking’ section
  • Click ‘Automatically fix file system errors’ before clicking the ‘Check now’ option. This will now auto-scan and repair the problems. But if you don’t select this option, it will simply display the problems but not repair them.
  • If you want a complete disk checkup, select ‘Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors’. This will scan and fix all the errors including those on the hard disk. Remember, this may take good amount of time.
  • If you want to check and fix both physical errors and files errors, then choose both the options viz. ‘Automatically fix file system errors’ and ‘Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors’. When done, click Start to restart your computer
  • If you choose ‘Automatically fix file system errors’, you will be asked to re-schedule your next disk checkup whenever the PC is restarted

Step 6: Run Disk Cleanup Utility:

  • Click ‘Start’> ‘All Programs
  • Click ‘Accessories’> ‘System Tools’> ‘Disk Cleanup’. This will automatically scan and clean the disc
  • If a box like ‘Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection’ comes up, select the disk you like to cleanup and click ‘OK’.
  • Select the files that you may like to remove, click ‘OK’, and then click ‘Delete Files’. This will remove all the unnecessary files that choked your PC.
  • If you want to clean up files from other/all users, then choose ‘More Options

Step 7: Run Registry Repair Tool:

If Windows Registry contains corrupt registry entries, run a registry repair/cleaner tool. You can download a free or paid registry cleaner tool viz. Registry Clean Expert, Auslogic registry cleaner, TweakNow Registry Cleaner, and GlaryUtilities registry cleaner among others.

Step 8: Manually Edit Registry Entries:

It is never recommended to modify the registry entries manually if you are not an expert or professional technician. Tweaking the registry entries may result in partial or full system crash.

Step 9: Perk Up Shutdown Time:

  • Click ‘Start’> type ‘regedit’ in the Search bar> click ‘regedit.exe’ or ‘Windows Registry
  • Click ‘HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE’> ‘SYSTEM’> ‘CurrentControlSet’> ‘Control
  • On the left-hand side where it shows the default value 12000, reduce the value to something lower such as 2000 or something else. Click OK to exit the window. Exit Windows Registry.

Step 10: Run Automatic Windows Update:

  • Click ‘Start’> ‘All Programs’> ‘Windows Update
  • Click ‘Change settings’ in the left-hand side pane
  • Click ‘Install Updates automatically (recommended)’ under the ‘Important Updates’ section
  • Check the box beside ‘Give me updates the same way I receive important updates’ below the ‘Recommended updates’ section. Click ‘OK’ to exit the window.

Step 11: Keep your PC Virus-free:

It is inevitable to avoid spyware, virus, worm, or Trojan among other malicious infections while browsing the Internet, checking social networking updates, chatting with friends on MSN Messenger or Yahoo! Messenger, or downloading your favorite music or video content from miscellaneous websites. These infections can wrack havoc on your computer by slowing it down, causing a system crash, or stealing confidential information without your consent and knowledge. It is always recommended that you install a robust security software protection like anti-virus or anti-spyware etc. on your PC. Besides, update your security program regularly in order to avoid security loopholes that may occur without latest updates. These updates are latest virus, security definitions that help protect your PC from ever-growing malicious infections.
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Additional Tips:

  • To perform the disk checkup utility, you must be logged into your PC as an administrator. If you don’t log on as admin., you will be able to make change to your user account only but not others.
  • You can also download a free disk cleanup tool such as Wise Disk Cleaner from http://www.wisecleaner.com/download.html. Copy and paste the link in your web browser to download it.
  • You can run Disk Defragmenter utility and optimize your Internet Explorer and clear the temp files and history.
  • You can disable visual effects if you want to enhance performance of your PC rather than the good-looking interface.
  • If you are unable to figure out whether a software or hardware is causing the slowdown problem, try these simple steps. Reboot your PC in the ‘Safe Mode’ option. Windows, in ‘Safe Mode’, starts without settings or drivers that slow your PC. Therefore, if your PC performs sluggish in ‘Safe Mode’, then there is a hardware problem. If it does not, it’s a software issue.

Should you face any problems while performing these steps or you don’t see any effect in speed post applying them, call us at +1-877-907-4935 and get an expert to help you.

How to Setup a Linksys Router for DSL Internet

Your Linksys router facilitates both the Internet connection types viz. DSL and cable to help you browse the Internet, email, stream multimedia content, and share files etc. However you can most of your Linksys router if you set up it with the DSL Internet connection, which offers great non-sharable bandwidth, high-speed, and outstanding performance for both wired and wireless networks. As it is understood that you want to set up your Linksys router with the DSL Internet connection, you can check the below mentioned steps for a look at the procedure.

Before you begin with the setup procedure, keep your DSL connection details viz. username and password etc. (provided by your ISP) handy.

Things To-Do:

  • Plug the router in a power outlet and let it boot up
  • Your computer should be connected to your DSL modem (if there is any)
  • Make sure that you can browse the Internet

Using the installation disk

If you have an installation disk for your Linksys router, pop it in to your computer’s optical drive and wait for it to play. When detected, the Linksys router Setup Wizard will come up and prompt you to follow the on-screen instructions. The installation wizard will automatically detect what type of connection viz. DSL or cable you are using and prompt you to enter the details accordingly. Do as instructed by the wizard and connect your Linksys router to your computer and the DSL modem. Complete the installation and you are done. Don’t forget to setup your DSL connection, wireless network and/or customize your settings as desired to browse the Internet wirelessly and do a lot more.
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Without the installation disk

Step 1

First connect your Linksys device physically to your DSL modem and the computer using the Ethernet cable. The cable should go in the LAN port of the computer and modem from your Linksys router’s port. Also run the DSL phone line into the Internet port of your Linksys router from the DSL modem. A right setup is the only way to proceed with the DSL Internet setup procedure on the Linksys’ web interface while a wrong setup will not fetch anything except annoyance. If you need help with the setup, refer to your Linksys router setup manual or your DSL modem’s manual.

Step 2

Once all the three devices viz. computer, router, and modem are connected, open your web browser. In the browser address bar, type “192.168.1.1” and hit Enter. If it draws a blank page for you, you must try “192.168.2.1”. Once the “Connect to” page appears, enter your default username and password for your Linksys device and click OK. You can check your router’s documents for the default username & password details. The username for a Linksys device is usually “admin” and the password is none (it means that the password field is left blank).

Step 3

When logged in to the Linksys router user interface, click the Setup tab> select a type viz. “PPPoE” or “Automatic Configuration DHCP” to setup your DSL Internet connection from the drop-down arrow beside Internet Setup. If you select PPPoE, type the username and password provided by your ISP in the relevant boxes, and select the radio button beside “Keep Alive”. Click Save Settings to save changes. Click the Status tab to check whether your DSL Internet connection is connected or not. If it is disconnected, click the Connect button.

Step 4

If you select Automatic Configuration – DHCP, simply enter the IP address for your Linksys router in the IP Address box beside Router Address and then click Save Settings. If you don’t know the IP address for your router, open Command Prompt and type “ipconfig/release” and hit Enter. Now type “ipconfig/renew” and hit Enter. Note the IP address beside “Default Gateway” (and not IP Address) and enter it into the IP Address box. Click Save Settings. You now have successfully setup your Linksys device with your DSL Internet connection. Start browsing or setting up a wireless network.

P.S. If your Linksys router has a built-in modem, you don’t need a DSL modem at all. Simply run the phone line into your Linksys device from the computer and also connect each other using the Ethernet cable and then start setting up the device with DSL connection. You can setup your Linksys device now with our without the software disk. Check above mentioned procedure for the same.

Should you face any problems while setting up your Linksys router with the DSL connection, call us at +1-866-541-1792 and get an expert to help you.

How to Factory Reset Toshiba Laptop Without Disc

If a virus has blown your Toshiba laptop or its hard drive is almost full, you can restore it to factory settings to bring it to the out-of-box state. Resetting a Toshiba laptop is easy as it has a recovery partition hidden in the hard drive, and hence doesn’t need a recovery disc. In fact no Toshiba model (since mid-2007) comes with a recovery disc to restore the factory settings. Check the steps given below and factory reset your Toshiba device without disc.

Step 1: Backup Data

Backup whatever is important to you. It depends entirely on you how much data you want to carry back to your factory reset laptop. You can choose to back up your data to a cloud server using a cloud data backup and restore solution or to a hard drive as desired.

Step 2: Power off Toshiba laptop

Power off your Toshiba laptop and remove attached peripherals, be it a router, wireless printer, or USB drive etc. When you have removed all peripherals, press & hold down the “0” (zero) key on the keyboard and simultaneously press the Power button. When you hear a beep, release the 0 button.
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Step 3: Windows boots now

Let Windows boot up. You will see a “Windows is loading files” prompt on the screen. Wait while Windows loads and displays a warning message. Click “Yes” to proceed. On the next screen, select “Recovery of Factory Default Software” and click “Next”. On the next screen, click to select “Recover to out-of-box” again then click “Next”. Click “Next” again to start recovering the factory defaults. Follow rest of the on-screen instructions and complete the recovery.

Step 4: Plug the AC Adapter in

The factory restore may take a good amount of time depending on how much data you have on your computer. So, plug in your AC adapter into the power source and let the battery of your Toshiba be charged. When done,

Should you face any problems while factory resetting your Toshiba laptop or after the reset, call us on 1-877-907-4935 and get an expert to help you.

How to Setup Encryption on a Linksys Router

It doesn’t take much for a neighbor of yours or a hacker to take advantage of your wireless network and steal its bandwidth and configurations like SSID and wireless key etc., modify your router settings, and wrack havoc on your computer. While the consequences are dreadful, it takes nothing much to encrypt your Linksys router and make your life as easy as it can be. By encryption, we hereby mean to secure your Linksys router and configurations by setting up a WPA-PSK or WEP key for it. You can make this key as unique as possible to ensure maximum protection for your router and the network. WPA-PSK provides the strongest protection while WEP provides basic-level protection.

To setup encryption on your Linksys router, follow the steps given below.

Step 1: Connect your Linksys router

Connect your Linksys router directly to your computer with the Ethernet cable and launch your browser. Type 192.168.1.1 in your browser’s address bar and hit Enter. If it draws a blank, type 192.168.2.1 and hit Enter. On the login screen, type your username and password and click OK.

Step 2: Navigate to the right option

On the next screen, click the Wireless tab> Wireless Security, the sub-tab. click Manual, the radio button beside Configuration View. The navigation may vary from model to model. If you need help finding the option to setup encryption, refer to your Linksys router setup manual. Depending on your router model, you may see Wireless Security option (need to select it) in place of Configuration View.
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Step 3: Setup right encryption

Linksys router offers WEP, WPA Personal, WPA2 Personal, and WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode encryption types to encrypt the network. WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode is the strongest security type and you must choose it to make sure that your network stay protected. To setup WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode type level, click to select WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode from the drop-down arrow beside Security Mode and type a case-sensitive passphrase (at least 8-character long, maximum 63-chracters, alpha-numeric acceptable). In certain models, instead of WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode, you may see PSK2-Mixed. Don’t get confused as PSK2-Mixed and WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode are the same encryption types. Type this key on a piece of paper so that you can recover it in case you forget it. When done, click Save Settings to apply the encryption.

Step 4: Setup WPA2 Personal

WPA2 Personal is one level less secured than WPA2/WPA Mixed Mode but is still worth putting on. From the Security Mode menu, select WPA2 Personal and type a case-sensitive 8-63 character long alpha-numeric passphrase in the Passphrase box. In certain Linksys models, WPA2 Personal may be termed as WPA Pre-Shared Key or else PSK Personal. Don’t get confused as these terms are synonymous to each other. Note down your key and click Save Settings to save changes.

Step 5: Setup WEP

WEP is the classic type of security level which offers basic protection for your router and the settings. Many contemporary routers don’t even support WEP encryption. However, your Linksys router does support WEP type and you can set it up if you want to keep a simple password which can be easily remembered. From the Security Mode menu, select WEP and type a key. Make a note and click Save Settings.

Step 6: Miscellaneous Security Features

You can setup other miscellaneous security features like Mac (Media Access Control) address and disabling of the SSID broadcast of your Linksys router to ensure maximum protection for your network from hackers and unauthorized users.

Setup an encryption type for your Linksys router and should you face any problem, call us at +1-877-907-4935 and get an expert to help you.

How to Setup a Belkin Router with Windows 8

Windows 8 integrates Windows Connect Now, a technology which lets you automatically set up your Belkin router by pushing the network settings. Windows Connect Now has been there in Windows 7 and Vista SP2 also and its extension to Windows 8 makes it possible for a router user like you to take its advantage and setup and configure your wireless network, customize password, and do a lot more. Other than Windows Connect Now, you can set up your Belkin router the old ways viz. the installation media and web interface. Here are discussed all the options to setup a Belkin router in Windows 8. Check them below here.

Using Windows Connect Now

Step 1

Plug your Belkin router into the power outlet and turn it on. Wait while the router boots up. Since you are using Windows Connect Now, you need not connect the router to computer or the DSL/Cable modem using the Ethernet cable. Push “Wi-Fi Protected Setup” button on your Belkin device to let Windows Connect Now detect it and find network settings for it. If your Belkin router shows “Compatible with Windows” or the Windows logo, it means you can connect using Windows Connect Now. If you don’t see any of this on your Belkin device, you can’t connect via Windows Connect Now (WCN).

Step 2

Once you see the WCN capability on your router, click the Network icon in the system tray of your Windows 8 computer and a list of all the available networks will appear up. Locate the default Belkin router network, click it and then click Connect. If your Belkin router network is password protected, it would prompt you for a wireless security key. Refer to your Belkin router setup manual for the default network name and the key and get going. Follow rest of the instructions to set it as your home network and/or customize your settings.

Using Belkin Router Setup Disk

Step 1

Load the Belkin installation disk into the optical drive of your Windows 8 computer and wait for it to auto-play. When prompted, start the installation and connect your Belkin router physically to your computer and the DSL/cable modem using the Ethernet cable. Follow the on-screen prompts and set up and configure your router.

Using Belkin Router Web Interface

Step 1

You don’t need the installation disk or anything else to setup your Belkin device this way. Simply physically connect (using the Ethernet cable) your router to your computer and the DSL/cable modem. When properly connected, open your Internet browser and type 192.168.2.1 in the address bar. Hit Enter to proceed. Click Login and then type your default password in the Password field. Click Login after entering the password and you will now be logged on to your Belkin router. From here, you can begin to set up your wireless network (SSID), setup a new router password, enable a firewall, setup parental controls, and do other miscellaneous things.
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Choose any one of these methods and setup your Belkin router today and should you face any problems while or after doing so, call us at +1-877-907-4935 and get an expert to help you.

How to Setup a Linksys Router without CD

It’s pretty simple to setup a Linksys router without the installation disk and customize network settings, change the default password, setup firewall or parental controls to keep kids safe online, and do lots more. This kind of setup rocks when you don’t have the installation disk. Check the steps given below and setup your Linksys router without the help of the installation disk.

Step 1: Prepare your Linksys router

Connect your Linksys router to your computer and to the DSL/cable modem using the Ethernet cable(s) that came with it. Plug your router into the power outlet also and turn it on. Wait for the router to boot up and complete the power cycle. If properly connected, you should see the LED lights turned on the modem. If you need help with physical setup, refer to the Linksys router setup manual. Also make sure that you have an active, working Internet connection. To make sure that the Internet is working, browse a website or two.

Step 2: Collect all the information

To be able to setup and use your Linksys router, you will need the default username and password (check the Linksys router setup manual) to log on to it. If needed, keep the password and username handy for your Internet connection also. Once you have the required information, move onto the next step.

Step 3: Access Linksys’ Web Interface

Open your web browser and type 192.168.1.1 and hit the Enter key to proceed. If by any chance, the page is drawn blank, try this number 192.168.2.1. On the Connect to dialog box, type the username, which is “admin” in most of the router brands and the password field is usually left blank. However, you do refer to your router manual for this default information. Once you have entered the username, click OK. You should be now logged on to the web interface of your router.

Step 4: Customize your router

Now that you are logged on to your Linksys router, customize your settings. You can now setup a wireless network viz. SSID to connect, browse, and stream wirelessly, configure an access point, setup a PPPoE connection, or enable firewall etc. For e.g. if you want to setup a wireless network, click the Wireless tab and then proceed with the settings.
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Should you face any problems while setting up your Linksys router without the installation disk, call us at +1-866-541-1792 and get an expert to help you.

How to Fix “Invalid Product Key” Error in Microsoft Office

Every Microsoft product requires a product key to be installed and used on a computer for personal or office purposes. Likewise, the Microsoft Office, which is a suite of office productivity programs requires to key to install and activate office productivity programs like Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Access Point, PowerPoint etc. However, when you begin to install and activate the Microsoft Office suite, you may encounter “invalid product key” error. This error may occur due to miscellaneous reasons including typing mistakes, typing of a wrong key, and presence of a previous trial/full Office version among other things. Nevertheless, you may check the below mentioned step-by-step procedure to resolve this error and then use the Microsoft Office suite without any hitch.
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Step 1: Uninstall any previous Office version

It has been observed that in most of the cases previously installed Office version (trial/full) conflicts with the version you are trying to install, preventing the key from being recognized as valid and process the installation. Close all the existing windows and go to Control Panel> Add or Remove Programs (or Programs and Features if it’s Windows 7). Look for a previous Office edition and uninstall it. Follow the on-screen instructions and complete the removal. When done, start to reinstall your new Office version.

Step 2: Check that you have a valid product key

Often users mistake the product key with a different alpha-numeric number sent to them with different media. Make sure that you are using the correct product key for your Office suite. If you got your Office suite from a retail store, check the retail Office media (on a sticker on the CD or on its case, check the Office box also) for the product key. If you purchased the Office suite online and didn’t opt for an installation media, check your email for the product key.

For Volume Licensing edition, you will need to first register on the Volume Licensing Service Center website using the email and password emailed to you by it. Once you register with the Volume Licensing Service Center website, you will get a welcome email along with your VL MAK key. Once you have obtained the product key for retail, online, or Volume Licensing Office version, key in the product key and finish the installation.

Step 3: Disable your Antivirus

It has been observed that the presence of an antivirus program conflicts during the installation of Microsoft Office and other miscellaneous products. To avoid facing “invalid product key” or other miscellaneous errors, disable your antivirus program and re-enable it only after the installation of Office suite has been completed.

Step 4: Make sure that you are entering a correct key

Typos are the worst mistakes when entering a product key to install the Office suite. Make sure that the Caps lock of your keyboard is not on. Since the product key is not case sensitive, you need not worry about turning on the Caps lock key. Besides, make sure that you are typing a correct key sequence with all the letters and numbers typed in correctly.

Step 5: Contact Microsoft

Contact Microsoft help and give your product key to the representative to confirm whether it’s a valid key. If it’s a valid product key, Microsoft support may give out information on how and where to enter it to activate your Office application. If the product key turns out to be invalid, then also Microsoft support will guide you about “what to do next”.
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Should you face any problems after the installation of your Microsoft Office version, call us on 1-877-907-4935 and get an expert to help you.

How to Use OneNote

OneNote is a digital notebook (substitute for a real notebook) designed to take notes, scribble ideas, save drafts, delete undesirable text, sync, and search for other miscellaneous information. OneNote is just not a notebook, it in fact lets users share their documents with their colleagues, access others’ documents from a Team Site Document Library, and make changes to the shared documents during an online meeting, audio/video conversation, or instant messaging (IM). With OneNote, your information stays with you always without skipping a note. Check here what you can use OneNote for.

Step 1: Create/Edit a Notebook

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Open OneNote from Microsoft Office suite and start a new note if you don’t have existing ones. Click the File tab> New> choose one from Page, Section, Subsection etc. Type the desired text, save it and if you want to beautify it, add pictures, diagrams, graphs, files, fonts etc. as desired. You can view notes in an Editing View or Reading View mode. To enable the Editing View mode, click the File tab> click Editing View. To enable Reading View mode, click File> click Reading View. If you are reading shared OneNote documents, you can also view its authors or people who have contributed to it. Click the File tab> click Show Authors and that’s it. Create as many notes as want and edit them whenever needed. All the changes will be automatically synched.

Share OneNote Document/Notebook

Open an OneNote document or Notebook which you want to share with other users and then click the File tab> Share> Network. Under where it says Network Location, type URL of the Team Site Document Library to which you want to share this Notebook to and then click “Share Notebook”. If prompted, sign in with your Office 365 login details. When the notebook has been shared, you may see dialog box prompting you to E-mail a Link or simply turn down the request by click “No, Thanks”.  Choose your option and proceed.

Step 2: Access Shared OneNote Document/Notebook

Open the Office 365 Document Library shared by your office team and locate the OneNote document or Notebook. Now right click the document or simply hover your mouse to the right of it unless a drop-down menu appear and then click “Edit in Microsoft OneNote”. You can choose to view/edit in browser also if OneNote is not installed on your computer. When prompted, sign in with your Office 365 username and password. Once signed in, the OneNote document will open up. You can now edit the document and save changes to be viewed and shared by others.

Step 3: Use OneNote with Lync

Office 365 users using OneNote and Lync can now take notes and share them with colleagues working in different locations during a Lync meeting or a conversation via Instant Messaging or audio/video chat. To use OneNote with Lync, you will need to first setup a Lync meeting from Lync Web Scheduler interface. Open up Lync and sign in with your login details. On the Lync Web Scheduler interface, click the “Create New Meeting” option> enter the subject text> add meeting location if desired> and type a message (short) to describe the meeting agenda (this is optional). Add a Start, End date and Time Zone in the required details and adjust access permissions if required for people joining the meeting. Now add participants’ names and email addresses (separated by semicolon) in the Participants and Audio box. If desired, check the box next to Turn on entry and exit announcements for this meeting and then click Save. Before clicking Save, click the Meeting Notes option and select an option from these two; “Share notes with the meeting” and “Take notes on your own”. Meeting participants can also take notes during a Lync meeting by pausing the current conversation> clicking OneNote> clicking either My Notes to take notes> or clicking Shared Notes to take/edit shared notes during the meeting.

You can also setup a Lync meeting from Outlook 2013 and take notes or share shared notes using OneNote during the meeting.

Step 4: OneNote Web App

While it is impossible to stay hooked on to your computer, the possibility for taking notes during odd or even times doesn’t go away. So if you are away from your computer, you can use OneNote Web App either from a web browser or your Windows phone, iOS or Android device. It is as easy as Googling for your favorite songs. What’s just required that the OneNote Web App should be installed on your Windows phone or iOS/Android device and that’s it, you can then draw, save, type, click, search, delete, and do a lot of things without missing a single thing.

Step: In Sync

Whatever you do, whatever notes you take or whatever changes you make to your or shared OneNote docs, everything stays in sync across all your devices including PC, Mac, Windows phone, iOS or Android phone, or other devices. You simply need to sign on with your login details and find your notes at your device you left in office during a meeting. OneNote lets you stay in sync without skipping a note.
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How to Customize/Use Microsoft Outlook 2013

A new email experience is waiting for you with Microsoft Outlook 2013, which is a part of Microsoft Office 2013 and is also the latest version of Outlook 2010.  The brand new Outlook 2013 appears to be totally different from its predecessors in terms of look, feel, utility, navigation, and features including SkyDrive integration and much more. While you may already start using the Office 2013 (beta) or Office 365 for personal & professional purposes, you might have had little questions about using or customizing Outlook 2013 for communication purpose. I must say Outlook 2013 is designed for people like us who believe in neat and clean experience.
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Step 1: Change Theme

Open Outlook 2013, click the File tab> Options> click drop-down menu beside “Office Theme” and select a theme from White, Light Gray, or Dark Gray. Click OK to save the selected theme and exit the window. Restart Outlook to let the changes take place.

Step 2: Add an Email Signature to Emails

Click the File tab> Options> and Mail. Click “Signatures” under Compose messages and click the New button under the E-mail Signature tab. Put your new signature in the Edit signature box. If you want to beautify your signatures, format it using fonts and other formatting tools

Step 3: Assign Rules to Manage Emails

Click the Home tab> Mail> Move> Rules. Now begin to set up rules to delete junk emails, check important emails, keep spam away and keep your Inbox clean and organized.

Step 4: Setup Out-of-Office Reminder

When you are away from your home or office and want to enjoy to the fullest without being disturbed but at the same time want to keep people in the know that you are away, there is a way out. You can set up out-of-office replies to keep senders in the know. To do so, click the File tab> click Automatic Replies under Account Information> Send automatic replies. Type your text and format it if required and save changes.

Step 5: Share a Calendar

Click Calendar at the bottom of the screen to turn on the calendar view and click E-mail Calendar> Share Calendar> Publish Online. Select the contacts with whom you want to share your calendar and save changes.
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Step 6: View Only Unread Messages

Sometimes you forget to read all messages due to shortage of time and this leaves a heap of unread messages in your Inbox or junk which may be of importance. Here you can choose to read only the unread messages without going through the stream of messages. Click the folder like Inbox or Junk or whichever has unread messages and then click Unread at the top of the bar. This will list up all the unread messages which you can read and organize according to your needs.

Step 7: Create a Search Folder

Searching for that important email has never been this easy. You can now create a predefined or custom search folder and specify search criteria to quickly search for specific emails when needed. To create a predefined search folder, click the File tab, click Options> Mail> Folder> click New Search Folder under New. Now select a Search Folder, which needs to be added, from the list of Select a Search Folder and specify the search criteria if prompted.

To create a custom search folder, click File tab, Options> Mail> Folder> click New Search Folder under New> select Create a custom Search Folder, which needs to be added, from the list of Select a Search Folder. Click Choose given under “Customize Search Folder” and type a name for your folder. Specify the search criteria and then save changes. Click OK to save changes and exit each dialog box.
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