Monday, December 29, 2014

Windows 7 And 8 Comparisons

The speed of the computers depends on a number of things, but it is proven that on the higher configuration computers, the Windows 8 operating system offers more improved performance than the Windows 7 operating system. This means that the booting time, time to open an application and the shutdown time are less in the Windows 8 operating system than Windows 7. This is the reason why the users, who have used the Windows 8 operating system, do not complain anything about the performance of the operating system. Users have complaint about the missing Start button and the Metro user interface.

If you feel that your Windows 8 computer is running slow, you may contact the OmniTech Support team to improve the speed of your PC. There was recent news about OmniTech Support fraud, but these are just fake news and time will prove that the such reports about OmniTech Support fraud are completely wrong. OmniTech support is not involved in any fake tech support scams, but is a genuine tech support business.

Multimedia Performance

In case of multimedia performance, the Windows 8 operating system might disappoint the users. This is because the 3D performance of the Windows 8 operating system is not as good as that of the Windows 7 OS. If you check 3D Mark 11on both these operating systems, you can be sure that Windows 7 operating system will win the race. But, Windows 8 is better while considering the overall multimedia performance. This can be checked using PCMark7 and you will see that Windows 8 is better than Windows 7 in case of multimedia performance.

This means that the performance of the Windows 8 operating system depends on your needs and requirements. If you are a gamer and love 3D games, then Windows 7 will be the operating system of your choice. If you are already using the Windows 8 operating system and needs to improve the graphics performance of the computer, you may contact any reputed tech support firms. They will be able to help you improve the performance of your computer.

These are some of the important differences between the Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems. If you would like to know more on the differences and comparisons between the Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems, you may contact the OmniTech Support team. They will be able to help you with more information on these OS differences.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Editing Time Stamps In Outlook

Outlook program is very much popular among users for its user friendly interface and the abundance of features. The program allows the users to keep track of their email communication, contact data, notes, calendars and many more. The program features a highly efficient task scheduler also. If your company does business outside US, with countries that have a different time zone, the Outlook program will not be able to note the difference in time zone and will continue branding the incoming and outgoing email messages with wrong time stamps. This issue can be resolved very easily.

The OmniTech Support reviews that are posted below will help you to know more on the steps that are to be done to edit the timestamp in the Outlook program. The tool that is to be used is Time Zone Data Update Tool.

  • Turn on the computer and as the first step, you will need to download and install Time Zone Data Update Tool. An important thing that you need to understand is that you will need to close all the windows of the Outlook program before installing Time Zone Data Update Tool. 
  • Now you will need to click on the Start button that is placed at the extreme left corner of the window. From the Start options, you will need to select All Programs. From the list of all the programs, you will need to choose Microsoft Office Outlook Tools. Doing this will open a slide out menu that will provide you the option Time Zone Data Update Tool. Click on it to select it. 
  • Now, you will need to make necessary changes to the time zone. This can be done manually by selecting the date, time and hour from the corresponding menus. 
  • After doing the above steps, you may click on the OK button to update the timestamp in all of the Outlook email messages. 
These are the steps to edit the timestamps in the Outlook program, as per the OmniTech Support tips. With the help of the Time Zone Data Update Tool, making changes to the Outlook time stamp is very easy. If you wish to know more on fixing issues like this, you can refer to the OmniTech Support guides. These guides will help you to know more on the fast and easy ways to fix the common issues in the Outlook program. You can also refer to the OmniTech Support reviews page to know more on the steps.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Configuring Outlook For Junk Email Messages

If the junk email messages are bothering you, you can protect yourself against these by configuring the junk mail in the Outlook program. For instance, it can be that you get junk mail all the time from the same contact with advertisements, or other junk mails. In the Outlook program, users have the option to block these email messages so that they will not arrive in your inbox. If you make use of such a configuration, you will not have to delete all these junk emails from the inbox everyday from the Outlook program. The tips from Omnitech guides that are posted below will help you to know more on configuring the Outlook program for junk email messages.


  • In the Outlook window, click on the Tools tab located in the menu bar. 
  • Select Options. 
  • Now you will have to click on the Junk Email button. 
  • You will be able to see 4 tabs. These tabs are discussed below. 

In this tab, you will be able to choose the level of junk email protection. You can choose 'No automatic filtering’ to 'Safe List Only' to configure what to do with the junk email messages in the Outlook program. You can find what each of the levels mean in the description of the levels.

Furthermore, you will be able to choose if the junk email has to be deleted permanently or whether these email messages have to be stored in some special folder.

Safe Senders

You will be able to add email addresses of domain names that are safe and never should be treated as junk emails. The email address that you think is safe can be added manually by selecting the Add button or you can import it from a file by choosing the Import from File button.

Safe Recipients

You will be able to configure the list of safe senders in the Safe Senders tab. Here you can configure it for the recipients instead of the senders.

Blocked Senders

You can add or remove senders that need to be blocked. Email messages from these senders will be deleted or will be moved to a special folder called as 'Junk E-mail' and they will not reach your Inbox.

These are the steps to configure the Outlook program for junk email messages. To know more, you can refer to the Omnitech guides posted in the official Omnitech support website.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Downloading Windows 8

Since the time it came out, and even for a long time before its release, Windows 8 garnered a lot of attention. Everyone was talking about the new Windows operating system, and there were ads wherever you looked. However, this did not exactly help the sales much, though there were many people trying to figure out, if and how a Windows 8 upgrade was doable in their case.

Here is a brief outlook on the over-hyped Windows 8 OS, to help you decide whether to download it or not.

Why do it, and why not?

By now, everyone knows that Windows 8 is not an all-in-all OS, and neither does it work equally well on all devices. Decide what kind of computing experience you want while using your machine, like if speed is the only reason you are leaning towards an upgrade, or there is some problem with installing applications on the OS you currently use.

If what you have now is Windows XP, then you should stick to it; you probably even want to. Unless you are using a Windows Vista or Windows 7 machine, an upgrade is not the answer for you. You could buy a new computer instead, which comes with Windows 8 installed. There is a high chance you can run Windows XP on it too. Just do not try running Windows 8 on a machine with under 1 GB RAM.

And if you did not know already, Windows 8.1 is not something new that you have to buy separately. Its part of the package you get when you do an upgrade.

Compatibility with Windows 8

It is easy enough to download Windows 8, but you need to know if your computer can handle it. Microsoft has a tool, which lets you find out exactly that, called the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It is available for download from the Microsoft website, and can be installed and run to check if your computer meets the requirements for Windows 8. It is mainly the hardware components that are checked, and you will get recommendations based on the test.

The main requirements for Windows 8 are as follows:
  • 1 GB of RAM for 32-bit, or 2 GB RAM for 64-bit
  • 20 GB of free hard disk space
  • Graphics to make Direct X9 installable
You need to remember all this before making the leap to Windows 8. For more information on how to download and install Windows 8, check out other posts here.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Windows 8.1 Addressing Some Of Basic Windows 8 Issues

Windows 8 was by far the most anticipated operating systems developed by Microsoft. However, it did not leave up to its expectations at all. Windows 8 was considered a failure by many experts and users alike. There are varied reasons for its downfall though.

One of the main reasons was the revolutionary changes brought in with Windows 8. Windows 7 and Windows 8 have a few things in common when it comes to the user interface and inbuilt features. When Windows 7 was such a huge hit, Windows 8 should have been something like an improvement on Windows 7 rather than a drastically different operating system.

The whole modern, metro-ized, and advanced user interface was very new for most users. Some interface features were confusing and difficult to absorb. Besides that, some of the basic features in traditional Windows platforms were absent in Windows 8. This was another most disturbing thing in the new OS.

There is no Start button or a Start menu in Windows 8. People became used to accessing applications through the Start menu. The new avatar, Start Screen, though offers easy navigation to pinned applications, was a lot puzzling to adjust with quickly. This seriously annoyed users who performed Windows 8 upgrade.

Windows 8.1 was Microsoft’s attempt to resolve some of the glaring problems with Windows 8. Microsoft says that things are pretty much simplified with Windows 8.1 update, and it adds many new features in its predecessor OS. Unlike Windows 8 upgrade from previous versions, users can install the new update from Windows Store just as installing a Service Pack.

Windows 8.1 is very similar to Windows 8, retaining all the applications on the desktop. This way, users need to worry about reinstalling the applications again after upgrading to Windows 8.1. However, it brings along some changes to the OS, aimed to rectify the issues with Windows 8.

The omission of Start button was one of the biggest criticisms of experts and users alike. That is why the first thing Microsoft did with Windows 8.1 update was attaching a Start button on Windows 8 desktop. Another improvement noticed was in the gaming department, as Windows 8.1 supported high-end games like none of the operating systems ever did before.

However, no matter what the changes and new features added to Windows 8 are, the tiled-based interface still keeps users away from adopting it. Let us hope that Microsoft soon comes up with something, and regains its fame in the market, as it had some time ago.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Market Share Of Windows 7, XP And 8.1 Rises, Windows 8 Falls

Even though the Windows 8 operating system is approaching nearly two years after release, it seems that many of the computer users are reluctant to do the Windows 8 transfer. This operating system virtually has no hope of becoming as popular as an operating system that was released in the year 2001. Despite the fact that the Windows XP operating system is no longer supported, the market share of this OS stands at 25.31% as of previous month. That is an increase from 25.27 percent from May. In the mean time, the market share of Windows 8 desktop operating system is just 5.93%, which is a drop from 6.29% in the month of May.

Even though the Windows 8 operating system is three years old, Windows 7 is by far the most popular desktop OS in the world and it occupies over half of the pie with a market share of 50.55%. This is a rise from 50.6% in May. Good news for Microsoft is that the popularity of the Windows 8.1 operating system is rising, but not by much. The market share of Windows 8.1 rose from 6-35% to 6.61% in June. There are likely two main releases for Windows 8’s fall. The conventional Windows users were much dissatisfied with the Metro interface and the missing Start button in the Windows 8 operating system. This has made many of the users who have done the Windows 8 transfer dissatisfied.

Numerous complaints were posted in the Windows support forums regarding the missing Start button in Windows 8 and it seems that Microsoft has heeded the complaints of their users. To resolve the complaints in the Windows 8 OS, Microsoft released Windows 8.1 and apparently, the users like Windows 8.1. OEMs are mostly selling computers loaded with Windows 8.1 as opposed to the Windows 8 OS. Considering that Windows 8.1 is a free update for the current Windows 8 owners, it is only natural that Windows 8 users would be taking advantage of the freebie.

 Nevertheless, the usage numbers of both Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 are small and it seems that it will remain that way for the duration of their existence. If you wish to know more on the market shares of different operating systems from Microsoft, you can contact the Windows support number. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Using The Charms Bar In Windows 8 OS

Many experts have declared the latest Microsoft OS, Windows 8, a failure. And shockingly, the recent sales figures indeed support their alleges. However, the ‘modern’ platform is not that bad an OS as many claim it to be. It just happens to be completely different from any of the older Windows operating systems, which we have used so far.

Microsoft took a bold decision to do away with the old desktop user interface, in favor of a new touch screen friendly UI. This led to the complete redesign of the Windows OS structure. If you upgrade to Windows 8, you will notice that there is no Start Menu or Task Bar in the new platform. Instead, you will see a tiled Start Screen for accessing apps in Win8, and a Charms bar to fill the gap of the traditional Task Bar.

Their functions are also somewhat different than it was in the previous versions. Charms bar is hidden in the right side of the OS main screen. You need to swipe to the right side of the screen or move the cursor towards that direction to bring out the Charms bar to the screen.

What options does the Charms Bar provide?

On the Charms bar, you will see a few options like Start, Search, Share, Devices, and Settings. Clicking on any of these options will open a new Window, where you can locate what you are looking for. For example, clicking on Start will take you to Start Screen.

In Windows 8, Start Screen essentially replaces old Start Menu, which shows you all the applications installed in your system as live tiles. Of course, the option Search in Charms bar is used for searching anything in the system, but in the latest Windows OS, Microsoft has upgraded the Search utility by integrating it with their Bing search engine, which allows you to expand the search to the internet.

The options Devices will take you to the page for accessing the options and settings for the different devices connected to your system. This is much like the Device Manager utility in the old Windows versions. The option Settings will take you to different OS options for WiFi, Language Settings, Power Options, Volume Control, etc. You can use the Share option to share anything with your friends online.

This was a short note on Win8 Charms bar. For more information about the latest Windows OS, contact our Windows tech support team today.