Google No Longer Supports Older Internet Explorer Versions

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Windows Vista Users May Face Trouble With Google Apps

Google recently announced that they will no longer support the older versions of Internet Explorer. This even includes Internet Explorer 9, which is the latest version of the web browser application that is supported in Windows Vista. This will cut away many businesses and consumers who use Google apps on the Windows Vista machines. Matters only get worse as Microsoft has declined making the Internet Explorer 10 available on Windows Vista. Even those who are using Windows XP will face the same issues, as Internet Explorer does not work in XP, an OS older than Vista. However there is not much concern with XP as Microsoft will be withdrawing support for the OS on April 2014.

This is a good deal for Google as it will force even more people to use the Google Chrome web browser. Google did say that they would support Chrome with Windows XP support till April 2015. Google stated in a blog post, “Each time a new version of one of these browsers is released, we begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version.” Hence Internet Explorer 9 users will get to use their Google apps however many of the key feature may not work.

Apparently this all started when Microsoft tried pushing the Internet Explorer 11 along with the release of Windows 8.1 which probably started Google’s clock. However over the next couple of weeks users will find that an upgrade is necessary if they want to use the tools like they used to. Google added, “End users who access Gmail and other Google Apps services from an unsupported browser will be notified within the next few weeks through an in-product notification message or an interstitial pages with information about modern browsers and how to upgrade to them.”

More information has been detailed on the Google support page. Some of the applications that will see a change or rather functions differently include:

  • Internet Explorer 10

    Windows Vista IE Browser May Lose Some Functions

    Calendar: the calendar will now display only in read-only mode.

  • Gmail: Gmail users will be redirected to the basic HTML interface of Gmail. This mode is typically setup if the internet connection is slower than usual.
  • Drive: any drawings and presentations in the Google drive app will not be displayed properly.

Microsoft has been urging people to move away from continuing use of Windows XP but now even Windows vista users may start considering moving to newer version of Windows. For any concerns and issues contact the Windows tech support team. The Windows tech support team will be quick at fixing your issues.

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Windows Vista Support Ends For Google Apps

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There will be great decline in the number of users for Google apps on the Windows Vista operating system, if the Google continues the policy of ending the tech support given to the old versions of the internet explorer. In a recent announcement, Google said that in the coming weeks, the support for the Internet Explorer 9 would be discontinued. However, the fact is that IE9 is the only latest version is compatible with Windows Vista.

Microsoft said recently that the IE10 version of the Internet Explorer will be compatible only with operating systems starting from Windows 7 and will not be supported in Windows Vista. Therefore, the users of the Windows Vista operating system will not be able to use the services of Google Apps in the coming future. Thus, the Windows XP or Vista users cannot use Google apps, as they do not support IE10. Therefore, the only option left is either upgrading to a newer OS or to buy a new PC.

In addition, the users can also consider moving to the Google Chrome internet browser and it is said that Google is ready to provide support for Google Chrome in Windows XP until 2015. This will prompt more users and businesses to change their browsers from IE to Chrome. Google said in a blog post that, “Each time a new version of one of these browsers is released, we begin supporting the update and stop supporting the third-oldest version.” From this, it is very clear that Google is ready to support Mozilla, Apple’s Safari, Internet Explorer and Chrome.

Why this change?

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Company said that with the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has released IE11 making IE9 the third oldest version. Within the coming weeks, the users will slowly understand that they ultimately need an upgrade. Google said, “End users who access Gmail and other Google Apps services from an unsupported browser will be notified within the next few weeks through an in-product notification message or an interstitial page with information about modern browsers and how to upgrade to them.”

With Microsoft announcing the withdrawal of tech support given to the Windows XP operating system, more users might consider migrating to the latest operating system of Microsoft. However, for them Windows Vista will not be an ideal option. Therefore, they need to consider moving to some other OS that supports Google apps. To know more about the end of support for Windows Vista, contact the Windows support number. The Windows support number can be found on the product package or at the Windows website online.

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Remote Assistance In Windows Live Messenger

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RA Possible On Windows Messenger

One among the widely used instant messaging services is the Windows Live Messenger. This comes by default in most of the Windows Systems. One interesting feature of Windows Live Messenger is that the users can get remote assistance from their friends with the help of Windows Live Messenger Remote Assistance.

With the help of the Windows Live Messenger Remote Assistance feature, users can receive remote assistance by letting their friend or any acquainted person to take control of their computer. By doing this, the users can receive assistance to fix or troubleshoot any issue with the PC. To get a better picture on this feature, look for Windows online support in the official websites.

Here are some instructions to use the Remote Assistance feature,

  • Start by launching Windows Live Messenger and then sign in, to be able to use the Remote Assistance Application.
  • Check your list of contacts and decide who to ask for assistance. If the person is not signed in, then he will not be able to assist you. So select a person, click to highlight the same.
  • To the upper menu bar of your Live Messenger, there is an option that says Tools, select it and then select Ask For Remote Assistance.
  • When your friend receives the invitation, if he acknowledges it, then you will have to click Yes in order to accept your friend’s confirmation, and pass on the control of your PC desktop.
  • If you want to end the remote assistance session, you can simply click Stop Control at any point of time during the session to end the assistance provided by your friend.

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When you give out an invite to you friend to control your PC, this is what happens at the other end.

  • Select the Accept option in the invitation box to start remote assistance and wait until the other person confirms to proceed with the process.
  • Next, select the Show Chat option in the new Remote Assistance desktop page.
  • Finally click on the option that says Take Control to start the remote assistance session to help your friend solve issues on his computer.

The Windows Live Messenger Remote Assistance feature is something that is similar to Team Viewer software that lets one troubleshoot another computer. However, unlike other remote assistance software, since it is Windows Live Messenger, you would need an account. More information regarding this is available in the Windows online support center.

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Steps To Check If Someone Blocked You In MSN Messenger

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I’m a student who continuously uses the Windows Live messenger to chat with my families and friends. One day, when I was looking through my MSN contact list, I found some missing names in the list that appeared Online during my previous MSN session. I was worried and not sure whether that person had blocked me or not. However, by using the correct Windows online support, I was able to find it very easily. To know more, read the full article.

Windows Live Messenger

Windows Live messenger is a free chat application owned and released by Microsoft and it was formerly called as MSN Messenger. By using the Windows Live Messenger, it is possible to conduct voice chat, text chat and video chat with your family and friends. Moreover, it gives you the option to block certain contacts that you no longer need in your contact list. If you are wondering whether anyone has blocked you in MSN messenger, then the below given steps will help you to find out very easily.


  • Switch on your Windows computer and open the web browser. Once the web browser opens, you need to navigate to the log in site of Windows Live Messenger. By entering the appropriate information, log in to your Windows Live account that you think may be blocked. After logging in, you need to check your contacts list and see whether the person who have blocked is listed online or not. If you can see him as online, it suggests that the person hasn’t blocked you.
  • If he is not online, then check with any of your mutual friends and ask them if they can see the particular person online in their Windows Live Messenger contact list. This will help you to make sure whether the particular person is online or not.

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    MSN Messenger support

  • From the Offline Contacts list, spot the name of the particular person and double click it. After that, send a message to that specific contact. This message will be delivered to the concerned person when he signs in to his Windows Live account. However, if the Windows Live messenger sends you an error message, then it is sure that the person has blocked you in Windows Live messenger.

The above said instructions given by the Windows online support center will help you to find whether a person has blocked you in Windows Live messenger. To know more about, contact the Windows customer care center.

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Steps To Configure Outlook 2013 Email Client

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Features Of Outlook

Outlook has been the most successful email client program from Microsoft and so, Microsoft is keen on releasing newer versions of the program regularly. The latest version of this email client program is Outlook 2013. It has many enhanced features compared to its predecessors and is comparatively free from common Outlook issues. Microsoft has also made Outlook email setup simpler with this version of Outlook.

If you have an internet email account and wish to add it to Outlook 2013, then this post will help you. Here, we will find out the different steps involved in Outlook email setup.

Steps Involved

  • Double click the shortcut icon for Microsoft Outlook 2013 in the desktop to launch the program.
  • Once Outlook 2013 comes up, click the option File found in the menu bar and then select Add Account.
  • Click the box near the option Manually configure server settings or additional server types.
  • Choose the button Next.
  • For the option Account type, you may select either IMAP or POP. However, it is necessary to find out which account type does your email service provider supports. Therefore, contact the support center of the service provider and note this down.
  • Next step is to type a name in the field for Your Name. Keep in mind that his name would be shown up on the recipients inbox when he/she receives an email from this account.
  • In the field for E-mail Address, type your internet email address, which you wish to configure.
  • The Incoming mail server and Outgoing mail server addresses would be provided to you by the internet service provider. Keep in mind that this varies from one service provider to the other.

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    Outlook Email Configuration

  • Next step is to fill the Login information, which includes your email and the password for your email.
  • If others access your computer, then it advisable that you leave the box Remember Password empty.
  • Choose the option More Settings and go to the tab Advanced.
  • Enter the Incoming Server and Outgoing server port numbers in the respective fields.
  • If you do not wish to remove the email message from the server after downloading it to the computer, choose the option Leave a copy of message on the server.

With the above steps, you can easily carry out an Outlook email setup. For additional assistance on Outlook email setup, you may contact our technical support agents.

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