Steps For Resetting The User Account Password In Vista

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Vista Support

Vista is the next Windows operating system that Microsoft released after XP. While XP was praised for having a simple and user friendly interface and multiple features, Vista was noted for its modern features like Windows Aero, Start menu and Explorer. In Vista, users are permitted to create multiple user accounts. If you have to share your PC with others, you can create your own user account in the PC. This way, you can restrict the access of other users to your personal data.

To manage a user account, say create an account, delete an account or reset the password, you need to have administrative privileges. In this article, we see the steps for resetting the password of a user account in Windows Vista. You might require a password reset of your Vista user account on various occasions, say when you forget your password or when you have to reset the password for security reasons. If you have to reset the password because you have forgotten the password, follow the below steps. Real time assistance for the same can be obtained through Microsoft support for Vista.

Instructions

  • Turn on your PC if it is presently shut down. Make sure that you login to Administrator Account. You will be required to provide the admin username and password to login to the Administrative account.
  • Once you have logged in to the admin account, navigate to the Start button and select the Search option from the menu.
  • Enter Iusrmgr.msc in the type field of the search box and hit the Enter button on your keyboard to proceed.
  • Vista will display a new settings screen titled Local Users and Groups. Type your username and password again if prompted.

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    Microsoft Windows Vista

  • Open Local Users and Groups by double-clicking the option. After that, double-click the option titled Users. This will pop up the list of all user accounts you have created in your PC.
  • Locate the specific user account that you have to reset the password for and right-click it.
  • Choose Set Password from the menu that appears.
  • Enter the new password in the field titled New Password. You may have to retype the password to confirm it.
  • After that, click the OK button to save the changes.

You have successfully reset the password of your user account in Windows Vista. For any other help, don’t hesitate to contact Microsoft support for Vista.

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How To Get In Touch With Microsoft Works

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Microsoft Works help

A program that is similar to Microsoft Office is Microsoft Works, which includes a spreadsheet, a word processor and a database inside it. Microsoft Works costs lesser than the Microsoft Office suite but has the same functions as that of applications that are a part of Microsoft Office. You can avail support for Works in the Microsoft Support Page.

On the event of some issues or doubts regarding the product, you might think of getting help for the same. You can get in touch with the company in several different ways. Suppose the Microsoft Works had come with the computer that you had purchased, you are entitled to get support from the manufacturer. Hence, call up the manufacturer and then get help if this is the case.

In case you have purchased it separately from Microsoft, then you will have to look up the Microsoft Support page to look for different ways of contacting them. Find out the toll free number for service in your country and dial the number to avail services from them. If you wish to chat or email them, then there are options available for that too.

Instructions

  • Try to contact Microsoft Works through the application that you are currently working. You can do this by Clicking on the Help menu and then selecting About Works. After this, click on the Tech Support button. If the computer had the software pre installed with the system, then the hardware manufacturer has to provide support for the software. Call up the customer care number displayed in the link of the computer manufacturer.
  • Send an email to Microsoft Works with your question. There might be a necessity to fill a form; you can find the form in the link that you find in the Resources section.

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    Support For All Ms Products

  • You have an option to chat with the customer service rep. To do this you might have to fill a form and then click on Submit. When you submit, a chat rep will appear to help you with the issue in Microsoft Works.
  • You can call up the customer service department of Microsoft by dialing these numbers.

Voice: 1-800-Microsoft (642-7676)
TTY: 1-800-892-5234

  • Last but not the least, there is an option to leave a mail to the following address
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Getting Rid Of The Conduit Toolbar From Your Browser

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About Malware Toolbar

Some of the browser toolbars available online are actually malware applications. They are designed to take your search queries to sponsored websites, display advertisements, and collect keywords that you use regularly. In short, these malware toolbars will be an unnecessary drag on your browser performance and it is best to remove toolbar applications and malware add-ons from your browser.

Steps for removing the Conduit browser toolbar

One such malicious toolbar is the Conduit search toolbar, which is available freely online. Many of the tech security firms have classified this application as a browser hijacker, which means that this toolbar will change your browser settings without your knowledge, take you to wrong websites, display advertisements on your search results page, collect your browsing data, and harm your system in many other ways. Apart from that, it is not easy to remove toolbar applications like this once you have installed it.

In many cases, the toolbar keeps popping up back on the browser after un-installation. So when you remove this malware application, you have to remove it completely from the system. If there is a small file or fragment of the application remaining in the system, then this will clandestinely download the add-on and it will be back on your web browser.

It is better to block such malware installations in future after you have removed the Conduit toolbar to stop it from re-appearing. For example, if you are using Mozilla Firefox, first get rid of the Conduit toolbar by removing the add-on from the add-ons manager section in the browser, and then block it.

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Removing Conduit Toolbar

To do that, go to the Tools menu in the browser and click on the Add-ons option. Here, you will see the Conduit toolbar among other add-ons. Select it and click on the Remove button to delete it. Now, restart Firefox browser to complete the un-installation, but remember that your job is not done yet.

As already mentioned, you have to block future installation of Conduit toolbar as well. For this, go to the Tools menu in the browser and click on Options. There, click on the Security tab and put a checkmark next to the option Warn me when sites try to install add-ons. Click OK to save these new settings.

This will make sure that the browser will ask your permission before installing any such add-ons in the future. For more information about this, contact our tech support team right away.

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Fixing Microsoft Streets And Trips

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Support Site For Microsoft

For helping the users with planning trips and synchronizing navigation devices, a program has been developed by Microsoft called the Microsoft Streets & Trips. In addition, in order to deal with the bugs in the program, Microsoft has released several fixes and patches. Well, given below are some Microsoft support site solutions to fix all the issues related to Microsoft Streets and Tips.

Instructions

  • Start the process by scanning the Streets & Trips support files for the corresponding solution by visiting the official website of Microsoft. Microsoft Fix It catalog has several files aimed for repairing the problems that occur in the computer registry. Search Microsoft by typing the name of the error and the Microsoft Fix It center will help you to fix the problem.
  • If the above step did not work, then by using the Device Manager section, you need to check whether appropriate drivers are installed on your machine. Click the Start button by connecting the navigation device or GPS and in the menu, you need to type devmgmt.msc and press the Enter key. Next, you need to click the option called Ports. Install the drivers from the product disc or from the manufacturer’s website, if you are not able to see “Microsoft GPS Port“, “Galileo Receiver” or “u-blox 5 GPS.”
  • By entering the Streets & Trips installation DVD, you need to update the driver. After that, close all the windows that are open. Now, you need to right click the device name that is seen in a yellow exclamation mark by navigating to the “COM & LPT” section of your device manager. Next, you need to click the option called Update Driver Software or Update Driver and you need to navigate to the folder named “\GPSDRVRS” from your DVD. Next, click the button called OK followed by clicking Next.

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    Microsoft Support

  • If you are still receiving a registry error similar to “Your registry settings for this application were not copied correctly,” then you need to run the program as an administrator. Click the option called Properties by right clicking the icon seen for Streets & Trips, then click Shortcut, then Advanced and finally Run as administrator. After that, restart the program once again. Try the next step if this doesn’t work.
  • By clicking the Start button, you need uninstall and reinstall “Streets & Trips.” Once you have reinstalled the same, the program will work perfectly.

These instructions from the Microsoft support site center will help you to fix the issues related to Microsoft Streets And Tips. For more assistance, contact our Microsoft tech support team.

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Microsoft Expands Azure Website Encryption

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Help And Support

Microsoft is making it tougher to break into the websites and apps hosted by the company’s cloud services called Azure. They have adopted the certificate support of one of the latest technology called Elliptic Curve Cryptography. This is due to the Heartbleed vulnerability discovered by the National Security Agency last year. Microsoft Azure cloud services have adopted this in order to safeguard data stored in the cloud by various users.

One of the website’s support manager from Azure, Erez Benari, announced that Microsoft is in plans to make Azure’s website service tougher with the help of the encryption protocol Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC). The cloud services based on platform-as-a-service (PaaS) enables customers to scale and spin up applications and websites quickly, claims the Microsoft Support Site.

Benari also explained about the latest protocol implemented with Microsoft’s cloud services. She said that the latest Elliptic curve cryptography is based on the elliptic curve’s algebraic structure over finite fields, in a blog post on June 9. This technology allows us to create two keys, public and private keys which are hard to crack. The toughness is due to the features of the technology implemented by the encryption protocol such as the computational and symmetry complexity.

Since Microsoft is implementing an elliptic function to generate a private key, it would be much tougher to break the code or crack the same. Reversing would be a mammoth computational task, which would be impractical and tough with the current technology.

Benari made a comparison between the keys produced by ECC and RSA, both of which are a type of cryptographic protocol. It is evident that a 256-bit long key from ECC is equal to the 2600 keys produced from RSA. Because of which it is virtually impossible for a person even with access to supercomputers not to be able to crack the keys produced by ECC.

Encryption Protocol

Microsoft Cloud Services

Benari spoke about the technology adopted by the cloud storage services, revering the same to the next generation cryptography. He also added that instead of purchasing an SSL certificate for the website’s safety, it is wise to get the ECC certificate to ensure proper security without any breach.

The SSL or the Secure Sockets Layer solutions are under close examination since they found a Heartbleed flaw lately. SSL is still under close inspection even after a patch released in April. Binari finally listed out various companies that had the ECC certificate like Symantec and Entrust, and expects others to join the club at the earliest. For more details, visit the Microsoft Support Site.

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