Sunday, July 29, 2012

Error while doing Software Update on Windows Phone

Error Message:

You received a Error message on your Windows Phone regarding an update:
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An update is available.

Updates can make your phone work better and add new features. They can make your phone more secure, too.

To learn more and install this update, connect your phone to your computer.

This message indicates that a newer version of the software for your Windows Phone is available. More information about this update can be found on webpage: Phone updates FAQ.

If you have problems installing the updates, see the links below.


Online solution ( is available to resolve this problem.

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Install or update the Zune software on your computer and connect your phone
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You receive an error during the update
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Additional troubleshooting steps

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Install the Zune software on your computer and connect your phone

The Zune or Windows Phone Connector software is required to be installed on your computer to perform the update. If you don't already have it, install this software on your computer:.
  • Download and install the Zune software for the PC (
  • Download the Windows Phone Connector for the Mac (
If you already have Zune software installed on your PC, make sure that it's updated to the current version:
1.       Disconnect your Windows Phone from your computer and start the Zune software.
2.       Click Settings, click Software, and then click General.
3.       Under Software Updates, click Check for updates.
4.       Follow the instructions to install any updates and then reconnect your Windows Phone to your computer by using the USB cable that was included with your phone.

Once the Zune software is installed and updated, connect your phone:

                 ·         Connect your phone

Make sure that you are using the USB cable which was included with your phone. Do not use a USB hub or ports on the front of your computer.

·         If your phone is not detected, restart it
To restart your Windows Phone, press and hold the Power button
until you see Slide down to power off, then flick down. After it’s off, press
to turn on your phone again.

If this restart sequence doesn’t work for your phone, try one of the following options:
o    Press and hold the Power button
for 10 seconds. After it’s off, press
to turn on your phone again.
o    If your phone has a replaceable battery, remove and reinsert the battery located under your phone’s back panel. Then press
to turn on your phone again.

If your phone is still not detected, try the additional troubleshooting in our step-by-step Windows Phone Device Detection Solution:

Online Solution
Online solution( is available to resolve this problem.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Paste Special option missing in any office 2010 application

If you get a user facing issue with Paste Special option missing in any office 2010 application’s.

Please check whether user have Skype installed in the machine. If Yes than this issue caused by the ‘Click to Call’ add-in (installed automatically with Skype).

To resolve this issue please follow the steps :

•         Uninstall The Click to call Add-in from Control Panel
•         Restart the machine
•         Check with the issue now

It also works when user say that when they copy and paste in office applications the text looses it's formatting

This would resolve the Issue.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tech News - Google Nexus 7 tablet available online in India, starting Rs. 16,952 | Techgig

The Google Nexus 7 is Google’s flagship tablet device running their latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The device has a 7-inch 1280x800 HD IPS display (216 ppi), 1.2MP front-facing camera, 8 or 16GB built-in storage, 1GB of RAM, a 4325 mAh battery, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It is of course, powered by the quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor.

The third website that is selling the device in India is On, the 8GB variant of the device is priced at Rs. 16,990 whereas the 16GB variant is priced at Rs. 22,500. Tradus also offers an EMI of 3 months where the user will have to pay Rs. 5,663 per month for the 8GB variant where as the 3-month EMI for the 16GB variant is Rs. 7,500.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Missing Mail Recipient entry from Send To Menu

  • Click Start, type the following and press Enter:
  • Right-click the Mail Recipient icon and choose Copy (Keyboard: CTRL+C)
  • Click Start, type the following in search and press Enter:

  •  Right-click on an empty area in the folder, and choose Paste (CTRL+V)       

How to Test Outlook Connection and Auto Configuration

If we face connectivity issue in outlook we can check the connection in the following ways:

To Check Connection:

    1.      Press Ctrl Button and then Right Click on Outlook Icon 
         in Task Bar

    2.      Select Connection Status

    3.      Then Click On Reconnect

    4.      It will reconnect the Exchnage.

To Check Auto-Configuration:

    1.      Press Ctrl Button and then Right Click on Outlook Icon 
         in Task Bar

    2.      Select Test E-Mail Auto Configuration

3.      Then Enter Your E-Mail ID and Password and click On Test

4.      It will auto configure Outlook and generate log for the 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Difference between Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
It is based on kernal version 6.0 ( the same of Windows Vista)
It is based on kernal version 6.1 ( the same of Windows 7)
 It use the same GUI introduced with Windows Vista
 It use the same new GUI introduced with Windows 7
Is for both 32 bit & 64-bit platforms
Is only for 64-bit platforms
Its Hyper V does not have that feature
Hyper-V provides a dynamic, reliable, and scalable virtualization platform combined with a single set of integrated management tools to manage both physical and virtual resources
Not available in Windows server 2008, It is only having Basic Remote desktop Services.
Microsoft RemoteFX,  introduces a new set of remote user-experience capabilities that enable a media-rich user environment for virtual and session-based desktops.
Normal Power Management Service
Enhanced Power Management services which save up to 18 % more power than previous verison.
Normal Data managemnet server
Enhanced Data Management server using File ClassificationInfrastructure (FCI)

Features of Windows Server 8

1.       Installation Requirement:
 It requires a minimum of:
·         1.4 GHz 64 bit processor,
·         512 MB RAM
·         32 GB of free disk space.

2.       Metro-Style:
This next new feature is the Metro desktop interface. It is a tiled interface of the client—each tile allows administrators to quickly access commonly used server management tools:
·         Server Manager,
·         Windows PowerShell,
·         Task Manager
·         Control Panel.
·         Windows Explorer,
·         Computer,
·         Desktop (which brings the desktop back to the Sever 2008 interface),
·         Internet Explorer (it's IE 10 in Server 8, just as in Windows 8).

3.       Server Manager
Server Manager was a highlighted feature in the Windows Server 8. Server Manager can be launched right from the Metro-style desktop.
It is the central location for server management, and it features a wizard that will assist in adding server roles, managing remote servers, and creating server groups.
The wizard offers two installation options:
·         Roles-based,
·         Feature-based installation (which lets you configure the server by adding roles, role services, and features),
·         Scenario-based installation (which is for Remote Desktop Services and lets users select servers as components in multi-server workloads).
4.       Resilient File System
 Resilient File System (ReFS) is a new local file system in Windows Server 8.
 ReFS are having advantages over NTFS:
·         Extremely scalable volume size,
·         Maximum file length beyond the traditional 255 characters.
·         Maximizing data availability and integrity.
·         Verifying and auto-correcting data to limit data corruption
·         Isolating corrupt data
·         Automatically repairing data corruption

This new file system keeps data intact includes keeping metadata integrity with checksums, keeping user data integrity with integrity streams, verifying and auto-correcting data to limit data corruption, isolating corrupt data, and keeping an entire volume intact, online, and accessible.
ReFS is to be used in conjunction with Server 8's Storage Spaces feature for automatically repairing data corruption.

5.       Metro-Style Remote Desktop
Touch-capable Metro-style Remote Desktop client is available in Server 8 to access remote resources from Windows 8 client machines.

6.       Remote Desktop Services and VoIP Integration
VoIP applications is integrated with RemoteFX, a feature in Server 2008 (and now in Server 8 )which enhances the remote desktop experience especially with regard to video and 3D graphics.

7.       Hyper-V Increased Memory and Virtual Hard Drive Capacity
Windows Server 8 Hyper-V supports double the amount of RAM for virtual machines than was previously available—1TB. Virtual hard disks now support up to 64TB.

8.       Cluster Aware Updating Self-Updating Mode
Clustering is used to provide high availability of data and applications using multi servers, or to provide increased processing power. Windows Server 8's introduced Cluster Aware Updating (CAU)—a feature in which all nodes in a cluster are updates automatically with no downtime of machines in the cluster. Windows Server 8 includes CAU Self-Updating Mode which lets administrators to configure the CAU feature as a workload process on failover cluster with a customizable update schedule set by the administrator.

9.       SMB Encryption
 SMB encryption is used to protect sensitive data from eavesdropping. For instance, a client machine accesses data from a server via the SMB protocol (used in Windows environments for clients to communicate with servers). Typically, this data in transmitted is visible in clear text, and therefore accessible to those with permissions to the network.
Administrators can encrypt this data as it is sent back and forth between clients and servers.
To enable this feature:
Go to Properties > Right-Click on a share within File and Storage Services> Check the "Encrypt data access" field.

10.   Microsoft Online Backup Service
Microsoft Online Backup Service is encrypted cloud backup for Windows Server 8. To access the service, users must request a Microsoft Online Backup Service account (which is currently given by invitation only) through:
An avail this user have to install a Backup Agent on server which need to be backed up. This Backup Agent Software will be  available at .
Other prerequisites are:
·         Windows PowerShell,
·         Windows Identity Framework,
·         Windows Live ID client authentication.
·         Local storage should be 10-15 GB free space for caching.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

How to Reset Local Group Policy Objects to default

How to Reset Local Group Policy Objects to Default

If you want to reset Group Policy to Default on your system, then please follow the below mentioned Steps:
1. If you need to clear IPSec settings and software restriction settings
a. reg delete HKLM\software\policies\microsoft /f
b. regedit /s "c:\policies.reg"
(where c:\policies.reg is the exported from HKLM\software\policies\microsoft to target machine)

2. Rest GPO settings to their defaults :
        secedit /configure /db reset /cfg "c:\windows\security\templates\setup security.inf" /overwrite

3. Delete the registry.pol file if it exists from:
         del c:\windows\system32\grouppolicy\machine\registry.pol

4. Reboot

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Convert Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 Start Menu

Convert Windows 8 start menu to Windows 7 Start Menu

1. Open the Run command box on Windows 8 by using  win+r > regedit >enter
2. Type in "regedit" without the quotes and click Okay.
3. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
4. Double-click on RPEnabled
5. Change the 1 to  0 (Zero)
6. Hit enter or click OK

Now you will have classic style start menu in Windows 8.