Enabling USB Floppy Support For Windows Setup

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Now days, computers do not include floppy drives as they occupy valuable space and they are rarely used. For this reason, they have been replaced by CD/DVD media and USB drives. However, as the floppy drives are available and most of the computers support more than one USB port, substituting a USB floppy drive for the standard floppy drive can be done when any installation needs floppy drive support. The Windows tech support tips discuss the steps to enable USB floppy drive support for Windows setup. You can follow these steps religiously.

Instructions

  • Turn on the computer on which you need to enable the USB floppy support. After that, plug in the USB floppy drive into an open USB port on the PC.
  • Reboot the computer and then view the message that briefly appears on the screen that instructs you to press on Enter during the Windows Setup. Usually the key is Del, F2, or F10.
  • You will have to press the key that is specified and the screen of your PC will then display the motherboard BIOS configuration menus.
  • Find and read through the navigation instructions on the screen. In most of the cases, you will have to make use of the up, down, right and left arrow keys together with Tab, and Enter keys to move through the BIOS pages.

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  • Navigate through the BIOS pages to find the Boot Order menu. Choose and then move the Floppy Drive or USB Floppy Drive that is listed in the Boot Order menu to the top of the Boot Order list.
  • You can then navigate to the Advanced Settings and then enable the Boot from USB device option. You will have to then select and enable the Floppy Boot Seek option.
  • Navigate to the Exit Setup menu and then choose the Save Configuration and Exit setting. You may then press the Enter key to exit the Windows Settings menu.

These are the simple and easy to follow steps to enable USB floppy drive support in Windows settings. You will have to follow these steps carefully so that you do not encounter any Windows errors. If you have any doubts or if you wish to have assistance in finishing these steps, you can contact the Windows tech support team for further assistance. The Windows support technician will help you finish these steps without encountering any Windows errors.

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Surface Pro 3 Is The Only Tablet To Get September 2014 Updates

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Microsoft is still working on the WiFi issues with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tabs, which will be a part of the updates that are about to roll out in the coming months. While there are more updates coming, it remains unknown what all we can expect.

Since Surface Pro was released in the beginning of this year, there have been Microsoft problems with the WiFi connectivity. Major complaints from the customers were about the issues with the WiFi connectivity. For months since its inception, Microsoft has been striving to fix the issue with the WiFi connectivity. In addition, the fix that was released earlier was not a complete fix for the issue.

However, there was a recent update, which seems to be a solution for the issue. People noticed that the improvements were visible as soon as the updates were installed. Some users experienced an issue with the WiFi when the computer comes back to working condition after sometime being in the standby mode, which is one of the WiFi issues. Nevertheless, with the recent update, they find the WiFi connection to be solid.

There are two firmware updates included in the latest update release along with a UEFI upgrade making the month’s updates worthwhile. Along with this, Microsoft has also worked on overheating of the tablet. There were many complaints on overheating right from the i7 models. However, it is yet to be confirmed if Embedded Controller Firmware update is the actual fix or not.

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Some of the improvements made include enhancements in the overall stability of the system and better WiFi experience with the help of Surface Pro UEFI. Improvements are done on the thermostat icon during boot with the update Surface Pro Embedded Controller Firmware, which also enhances the user experience with a better system performance.

The entire system compatibility including the system reliability is improved with the help of the firmware update called Surface Pro System Aggregator. To increase the WiFi stability and the overall user experience, the Surface Integration drivers are updated in the latest update release. WiFi connectivity including Bluetooth has improved a lot with the updates made on its respective drivers.

Overall, the user experience of the tab has improved, eliminating Microsoft problems in the tablet with the latest updates. Also note that the only tablet to receive the said updates is Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

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Steps To Remove The Google Toolbar Updater

How To Remove Google Toolbar

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You may have installed the Google pack in your computer. It is a free software bundle that is offered by Google for the Windows users. This bundle includes Picasa, Google Earth, Google Toolbar, Google Talk, Google Video, Google Chrome, and Google Desktop. The Google Pack also contains an update toolbar that runs on Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer web browsers. The Google Pack notifies the users with a pop-up window that displays when there are updates available for the computer for the different applications. Removing the Google Pack from the computer will remove the Google Toolbar Updater program that pops up whenever an update is available.

If you do not wish these updates to disturb you, you can easily remove this service. If you are wondering how to remove Google toolbar, you can follow the steps that are discussed below carefully.

Instructions

  • Turn on your computer and after the PC has loaded completely, click on the Start button that is located on the left hand side of the Windows taskbar.
  • From the Start options, you can select Control Panel icon that is located on the right side of the program menu.
  • In the Control Panel window, double click on the Add or Remove Programs icon. From the list of all the installed programs in your computer, select Google Updater.
  • Now, you will have to click on the Remove button that is located on the right side of the screen after highlighting Google Updater.
  • Restart the PC to remove the Google Updater toolbar fully.

These are the simplest steps to remove the Google Updater toolbar from your PC without encountering any Widows errors.

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Sometimes, even after removing the toolbar program from Add or Remove Programs, instances of the toolbar may be present in your computer. In such scenarios, you will have to make use of some third party toolbar remover programs to get rid of all the instances of the Google Updater toolbar. There are many toolbar remover programs available online. You can read the user reviews about the toolbar remover programs and choose the one that better suits your needs.

Now you have the answer to the question, how to remove Google toolbar. If you wish to know more on the steps to remove Google Toolbar, you can contact the Microsoft help and support team. They will be able to tell you more on the steps involved.

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Surface Pro 3's Charging Issue To Be Fixed

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If you are playing a game, doing anything important or reading a new article that comes your way, you will try reading until the power indicator’s last flicker has you running frantically looking for your charger.

If it was your normal laptop or any other previous Surface Pro versions, you will be able to continue reading the article. Unfortunately, for some Surface Pro units, no matter how long you keep the machine for charging, it will not charge quickly.

The brand new entry in the software giant’s Microsoft tablet line-up, the Surface Pro 3 is without doubt one of the most impressive things developed by the company. When you have anything up to a Core i7 processor and an awesome 2,160×1,440 resolution 12″ touch-sensitive display including a pen, the new convertible tablets looks like a full-fledged system. The real deal, just like with the previous launches, is actually the attractive, sleek, ultra-thin Touch Cover as well as Type Cover accessories turns the device into an easily portable laptop.

Though, everything looked good for the new Surface Pro 3, but for one problem. It can fail to charge quickly. This is one of the biggest Microsoft problems ever seen in a Surface computer. Of course, what use is it if your unit is dead? No matter how long you keep it for charging, it will not charge. This sure looks like a huge problem

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Actually, the first time the issue was seen in the Surface Pro 3 review unit, which would not turn on, even though the tablet was connected to its battery charger for a long time. As you might have read, it emerged that the issue has not been resolved. Some users are still experiencing the same problem.

This issue was acknowledged in a tweet, a member and representative of their PR team said that the software giant is pretty much aware of the Microsoft problems concerning Surface Pro 3. The software company will be issuing an update in order to resolve the problem.

The irony here is that the latest Surface Pro consists of Intel’s fourth-generation “Haswell” processor and will be able to reach up to nine hours’ battery life, which is quite amazing, according to Microsoft. Many techies and Microsoft product users are calling it a “laptop killer”. Another tall claim said that users can charge it up to their heart’s content as much as five times a week for 4.5 years or more, and amazingly it will still maintain 80% capacity. Now, Microsoft should at least try to get it working.

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Diffuse Security Issues Due To Macros In Office And Outlook

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In simple terms, macros can be defined as predesigned inputs. Macros are shorter than the actual input they represent. They could save you from performing a series of inputs for specific actions. According to Microsoft help desk, every individual application in Microsoft Office allows users to create macros. However, macros could cause security issues at times.

How do macros cause security issues?

Macros cause issues to users PCs often when they send or receive files that have macros, for instance Excel file and workbook with Outlook. As a precaution, users could go directly to the macro settings when they have to send or receive files involving macros and safeguard against the security issues from within the program.

Taking precaution against macros in Office

In Office applications, macros are given specific tasks such as calculating values, organizing information and sending reports. To enjoy these automated services, users are supposed to enable macros in Office. Clearly, macros are highly beneficial for users as they do many of the repetitious tasks automatically. Because of their automated nature, macros could potentially do harm to users’ files at times. Therefore, if you are receiving files involving macros from an unknown source, it is advisable to disable macros before opening the file. This way, you can avert the potentials damages that macros could do to your system files. To access macro settings in Office, navigate to the Main Options screen and choose Trust Centre followed by Macro settings.

Macros in Outlook

Outlook serves as a carrier of most Office apps. You can send your Excel workbook or other files to your friends or colleagues via Outlook. Likewise, your friends or colleagues can send you the files as well. At times, you may be required to review an Excel workbook involving macros from your friends.

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If you attempt to the open the particular file within your Outlook application, you are probable to receive an error message. To avoid such errors, go to the macro settings and do necessary changes in it to make it secure for your application and PC. Below are the steps.

  • Go to File and choose Options from the dropdown list followed by Trust Centre.
  • In the Trust Centre window, select Trust Centre Settings and choose Macro Settings from the resulting menu. Make the necessary changes in the settings now.

Following the above steps, you must have learnt about the benefits of macros and the precautions to take to avoid harms caused by them. For any additional help, get in touch with our Microsoft help desk.

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