How to Troubleshoot a Dead Pixel – Office.com/setup

Take help of these tips to fix a stuck, dead or black pixel. On display, dead pixels takes place when a single pixel in display stops lighting up. It will cause a tenacious black spot on display. Fixing a dead pixel is difficult. Users often end up replacing the screen.

What is the reason behind Dead Pixels?

A manufacturing defect can be one of the most common causes behind dead pixels. Some of the small errors in the assembly will be resulting in dead pixels among several functions. Dead pixels will also appear in display’s life. It can be due to physical damage. Some of the dead pixels occur when transistor cant supply power. Associated pixel would stay black permanently.

Stuck Pixel or Dead Pixel?

Both of these pixels may look almost similar. But there are significant differences between them. Dead pixels are those that will not turn on anymore. A stuck pixel, on the contrary, is those pixels that are on permanently. Inverse puzzles create stuck pixels in comparison to the dead ones. Rather than turning off, transistor related to the stuck pixel is on constantly. An entire pixel can be affected. A stuck pixel will look bright. Mark on the screen will be either green, blue, white, or red. If the questionable pixel is stagnant, then it will seem a little box.

Discovering a still or stuck pixel

You suspect a stuck or dead pixel; then you can’t scrutinize the situation with the help of software tools. Very often, solid colors will be displayed by the program on the entire screen. Your eyes could quickly choose out pixels that are not correctly functioning.

How to Fix Dead Pixel on the Monitor, Tablet or Smartphone

  • Replace the Screen

Replacing the screen is one of the most reliable ways to fix dead pixel. There are many manufacturers with a warranty that covers up dead pixels. Check warranty of your device to view if the situation appeals to you also. Maximum of the corporations need smallest number of dead pixels before replacement of the screen. For display, a computer monitor is 4-8 dead pixels. Small displays have low requirements.

  • Wait till the pixel disappears

Just wait for the absolute pixel to fade away. This happens a lot, but nothing can be said about the time. The dead pixel may have gone away in a week, or it may take remaining life of the device. You can’t predict anything.

Go for a Stuck Pixel Method

Pressure and Heat

These methods are quite risky. Users need to take steps with caution. These methods include physical messing with the screen.

  • Pressure method

Wrap up the tip of a blunt pencil. Tap the tip of cloth against dead pixel for some seconds. Try to apply it with pressure at the place of a pencil. Avoid pushing on the non-dead pixels.

  • Heat method

Just soak up a cloth in hot water. Keep fabric in a plastic zip-top pocket. It will block the water from reaching your display. Just hold that cloth against dead pixel for some seconds.

Robert Coleman is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Robert has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

How To Tweak Facebook Privacy Settings?

Worried about your Facebook privacy? Don’t get worried! Go through this blog carefully to know the correct way of tweaking your online privacy settings.

Put strong password

Ensure your privacy by setting a strong password of your Facebook account.

Go through the given instructions to set a strong password.

  1. Firstly, click on the settings of the Facebook
  2. Then, on the left-hand side, press on Security and log in.
  3. After that, press on Edit. It will be placed towards the rightward side of change password and below the Login section.
  4. Next, put your present password.
  5. Lastly, set your strong new password by making it alphanumerical. Always remember not to use the same passwords for your net banking or mail account.

Set restriction on its use

Set a restriction on the number of people viewing your FB posts.

  1. Firstly, go to FB Settings.
  2. Then, on posts, ensure that the Friends option is getting displayed.
  3. After that, press on Next.
  4. Next, note that your private information is put to Only Me.
  5. Lastly, press on Finish.

Allow selected Facebook users to view your shared posts

After doing the above changes, if you would like to post something, but do not want some people to know about it, then there is nothing to worry about. There is a solution for the same. You can carefully choose the friends who can view your post, and the post will be viewable to only those people. It can be done by the given below instructions-

  1. Firstly, write the content in the status area.
  2. After that, check its drop-down menu to select the person whoever can have a look at it.
  3. Then, note that there will be in total three options given- the first one will be the Public, the second one will be Friends and last will be individuals.

Remove the tags

Remember that if you get tagged in any of the images by your friend, then even your friend’s friend can have a look at it. If you want to remove tags, then follow the steps given below:

  1. Firstly, press on the picture that you are tagged in.
  2. Then, press on Options. It will be given towards the end.
  3. After that, click on Remove tag.
  4. The above steps will make you remove the tag. Rather than this option, you can also click on Report Photo if you find anything offensive on it.

Billy Mark is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Billy has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

How to Troubleshoot a Dead Pixel

Take help of these tips to fix a stuck, dead or black pixel. On display, dead pixels takes place when a single pixel in display stops lighting up. It will cause a tenacious black spot on display. Fixing a dead pixel is difficult. Users often end up replacing the screen.

What is the reason behind Dead Pixels?

A manufacturing defect can be one of the most common causes behind dead pixels. Some of the small errors in the assembly will be resulting in dead pixels among several functions. Dead pixels will also appear in display’s life. It can be due to physical damage. Some of the dead pixels occur when transistor cant supply power. Associated pixel would stay black permanently.

Stuck Pixel or Dead Pixel?

Both of these pixels may look almost similar. But there are significant differences between them. Dead pixels are those that will not turn on anymore. A stuck pixel, on the contrary, is those pixels that are on permanently. Inverse puzzles create stuck pixels in comparison to the dead ones. Rather than turning off, transistor related to the stuck pixel is on constantly. An entire pixel can be affected. A stuck pixel will look bright. Mark on the screen will be either green, blue, white, or red. If the questionable pixel is stagnant, then it will seem a little box.

Discovering a still or stuck pixel

You suspect a stuck or dead pixel; then you can’t scrutinize the situation with the help of software tools. Very often, solid colors will be displayed by the program on the entire screen. Your eyes could quickly choose out pixels that are not correctly functioning.

How to Fix Dead Pixel on the Monitor, Tablet or Smartphone

  • Replace the Screen

Replacing the screen is one of the most reliable ways to fix dead pixel. There are many manufacturers with a warranty that covers up dead pixels. Check warranty of your device to view if the situation appeals to you also. Maximum of the corporations need smallest number of dead pixels before replacement of the screen. For display, a computer monitor is 4-8 dead pixels. Small displays have low requirements.

  • Wait till the pixel disappears

Just wait for the absolute pixel to fade away. This happens a lot, but nothing can be said about the time. The dead pixel may have gone away in a week, or it may take remaining life of the device. You can’t predict anything.

Go for a Stuck Pixel Method

Pressure and Heat

These methods are quite risky. Users need to take steps with caution. These methods include physical messing with the screen.

  • Pressure method

Wrap up the tip of a blunt pencil. Tap the tip of cloth against dead pixel for some seconds. Try to apply it with pressure at the place of a pencil. Avoid pushing on the non-dead pixels.

  • Heat method

Just soak up a cloth in hot water. Keep fabric in a plastic zip-top pocket. It will block the water from reaching your display. Just hold that cloth against dead pixel for some seconds.

Robert Coleman is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Robert has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

How to Post Photos on Instagram from Windows PC or Mac – Office Setup

It is difficult for the users of Instagram to post their pictures through the PC or Mac. The user can’t do this by using the Instagram website on their system, and no Instagram application is built for Mac users. In case you wish to post photos through PC or Mac, then go through the steps listed below.

1.   Using Vivaldi

•    Download Vivaldi

Vivaldi browser can be modified by the users and can post pictures on Instagram through the computer or Mac with the help of this browser. This is the fastest browser which will post photos on Instagram only in a few minutes; you don’t have to wait for an hour to post your pictures. You can do this by using the mobile site to open the Instagram site which is located in the “Web Panel.”

Go through the downloading and installing process of Vivaldi so that you can bookmark your favorite websites and change the “Preferences” setting there, or press “Skip all” button and can change the “Default Web Browser Settings.”

•    Make a “Web Panel.”

Visit the link instagram.com after that press the “+” symbol located on the upper left column of the mobile default browser. This link will be entered automatically, so you need again press the “+” symbol.

You will get the Instagram mobile website into the “Slider” option located on the upper left column of the phone default browser, and remain open till you don’t tap the close button.

Sign in the account by entering the username and a protected password till the phone website start working properly.

•    Post on Instagram

Press the “+” symbol given at the end of the default browser to select any picture from the folder located on the computer or Mac. You can use many different filters provided in the Instagram site, placing an interesting caption below the picture and tagging the friends who are in your picture, and then post the pictures into the Instagram account.

2.  Using  BlueStacks App Player

•    Install BlueStacks App Player

On the Android phone, the Instagram application work great when you download this application from the Google Play Store. You also can use the same Instagram account by pairing the Android device with your system display with the help of BlueStacks App Player, which also allow you to post many pictures on Instagram through computer or Mac.

When you started downloading and installing the “BlueStacks App Player,” you have to wait only for a few seconds to complete this process. Close the “Tutorial” option located in the right-hand column, ensure that you had entered the right language on the system and after that, press the “Arrow” option.

•    Sign in to the “Google Account”

Tap “Continue” button after that; sign in into the “Google Account.” Go through the agreement and in case you want to proceed further, then tap “Ok” button.

The other option listed on the screen is an additional one, in case the BlueStacks App Player is still using on the system, and then you can unselect them anytime. Press the other “Arrow” button after that type the “Name” to modify all the applications.

•    Download the “Instagram Application”

By going to the “Google Play Store” on the phone, find the “Instagram” in the search bar, choose the “Instagram” application after that tap the “Install” button.

•    Post, use filters and share.

BlueStacks App Player will place your phone into horizontal mode. Log in to the Instagram account by entering the username and a protected password. Press the “+” symbol located at the end, choose “Gallery.” Press the “Gallery” pull-down page given at the left-hand column and choose “Other” option after that, tap the “Pick from Windows” button. Search for the; picture you wish to post on the Instagram account and press “Open.”

Charlie Noah  is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Charlie has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Microsoft for Healthcare: technology and collaboration for better experiences, insights and care

The healthcare industry’s leading minds are getting ready to educate, intrigue, and inspire attendees next week at the HIMSS19 conference—a leading healthcare IT event in the US. We expect to see many innovative ideas and solutions to the most prevalent and persistent challenges in modern health, and we are excited to show new technologies making a real difference in people’s lives and demonstrate Microsoft’s commitment to transforming how healthcare is experienced and delivered.

Over the last few years, we have been learning alongside industry experts and making steady progress in helping health organizations navigate complex technology transformations. We have been so pleased by the enthusiastic response of the providers, payors, software developers, device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies we’ve been working with.

But what drives us most is the profound impact on people. As we all look for more personalized and transparent approaches for healthcare services, technology transformation will help providers deliver modern patient experiences that promote patient engagement, satisfaction, and well-being while increasing the chances of more successful treatment.

This year at HIMSS, we will talk about how Microsoft’s technology and partnerships are helping empower care teams, improve clinical and operational outcomes and advance precision healthcare, with a specific focus on putting people’s privacy at the center. To kick things off, today we’re announcing several new innovations supporting the industry’s transformation:

  • Microsoft 365 for health organizations: New capabilities in Microsoft Teams that enable healthcare teams to communicate and collaborate in a secure hub for teamwork.
  • Microsoft Healthcare Bot: Now generally available, this service helps organizations create AI-powered, compliant virtual assistants and chatbots for a variety of healthcare experiences.
  • Azure API for FHIR®: A new tool to help health systems interoperate and share data in the cloud.

Empowering health organizations with secure messaging and AI-powered tools

People are at the heart of healthcare – physicians, nurses, clinicians and of course, their patients. We are committed to empowering care teams with the tools they need to deliver their best care as well as empowering people as they interact with various aspects of the healthcare system.

When it comes to secure communications, many clinicians report having to choose between convenience and compliance. Adhering to compliance has often meant having to wait for critical information at the point of care. Conversely, many clinicians have turned to consumer messaging apps that facilitate communication but can compromise security.

Microsoft is working hard to ensure convenience and compliance are no longer a zero-sum equation. Today, we are announcing new capabilities in Microsoft Teams, a secure hub for teamwork that enables secure messaging and collaboration workflows that tap the wealth of patient information housed in electronic medical records.

Enable secure workflows in Microsoft Teams: The new priority notifications feature in Teams alerts a recipient of an urgent message on their mobile and desktop devices until a response is received, every two minutes for up to 20 minutes; message delegation enables clinical staff members to delegate their messages to another recipient when they are in surgery or otherwise unavailable. We are also announcing the ability to integrate FHIR-enabled electronic health records (EHR) data with Teams. The ability to view EHR data is enabled through partnerships with leading interoperability providers, including Dapasoft, Datica, Infor Cloverleaf, Kno2 and Redox. Clinical or hospital staff can securely access patient records in the same app where they can take notes, message with other team members, and start a video meeting, all in a single place to coordinate care.

For health organizations looking to optimize operational processes or create new experiences for their people and patients, we are also announcing the Microsoft Healthcare Bot general availability.

Microsoft Healthcare Bot: The Microsoft Healthcare Bot service is now generally available after first being introduced as a research project in 2017. It is designed to empower healthcare organizations to build and deploy compliant, AI-powered virtual health assistants and chatbots, and includes important features like healthcare intelligence, medical content and terminology, and a built-in symptom checker. The Microsoft Healthcare Bot service is fully extensible to help organizations adjust the bot to solve their own business problems, and can connect to health systems, like EHRs. In addition to partners like Premera, today we are announcing bots available, or available soon, from Quest Diagnostics, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Clalit Health Services.

Securely connecting data for better clinical and operational outcomes

Our bodies are a lot like complex computers, and each interaction with today’s health system creates a new data point. These data points are often spread across multiple records, with valuable insights somewhat hidden in siloes. Microsoft is committed to helping address this opportunity by developing technology that connects data and surfaces important insights at exactly the right time, with privacy and security at the core.

A better-connected healthcare system would provide clinicians with more complete profiles of their patients, researchers with more complete data to study, and individuals with more information to take ownership over their health. I hear this often from leading experts in the research and care delivery communities.

With this in mind, today we’re announcing the Azure API for FHIR, a tool to help health organizations better connect systems and harness the power of data in the cloud.

Azure API for FHIRThe Azure API for FHIR will provide a method for health systems and data to ‘talk’ – what is known as interoperability – so for example, health records can connect to collaboration tools, pharmacy systems, fitness devices and others far more seamlessly. Data and insights from this more connected system can then be served up when and where they’re needed most.

API is a term for technology that links software programs together. Similar to electrical outlets and plugs, APIs can most easily be compared to the adapters you need to use electronics while traveling in foreign countries. Though technical, its functionality is important to everyone who interacts with today’s healthcare systems, as interoperability is a foundational health technology need.

The Azure API for FHIR is available in public preview, and we have more than 25 technology partners in our early access program that can help health organizations build FHIR-enabled services today.

Advancing precision healthcare

Some of the most exciting breakthroughs at the intersection of science and technology are in precision healthcare. We all stand to gain from a health system that can precisely care for us based on our unique biology, environments and ailments. Cloud and advanced AI are the key tools that will help achieve that future.

To advance precision care, Microsoft continues to invest in a series of services and computational biology projects, including research support tools for next-generation precision healthcare, genomics, immunomics, CRISPR and cellular and molecular biologics.

For example, Microsoft Genomics, which provides accelerated sequencing and secondary analysis, enables research insights for organizations like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the St. Jude Cloud, the world’s largest public repository of pediatric cancer genomics data.

Earlier this year, we published an update on our partnership with Adaptive Biotechnologies, announcing we’ve opened up our joint research to immunosequence 25,000 individuals, targeting ovarian cancer, pancreatic cancer, celiac disease, type 1 diabetes and Lyme disease.

Work also continues on several Microsoft Research projects, including intelligent scribe Project EmpowerMD, medical imaging Project InnerEye, machine reading Project Hanover and metagenomics Project Premonition. These projects are pushing the boundaries of how technology can be applied in healthcare and we are excited to see how they might be used by health organizations in the future.

Working with the experts

Improving healthcare is not a singular or silver bullet effort. Microsoft’s ambition is not to be a healthcare provider, but to enable and empower those who are doing good things for people around the world. We see strategic alliances with leaders like Walgreens Boots Alliance, Allscripts, Hill-Rom, Novarad and others leading the way, with support from our thousands of technology partners. Here are a few examples:

  • Walgreens Boots AllianceWalgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership aimed at transforming health care delivery. Our companies will combine the power of Microsoft’s cloud and AI technologies, health care investments, and retail solutions with WBA’s customer reach, convenient locations, outpatient health care services, and industry expertise with the goal of making health care delivery more personal, affordable and accessible for people around the world.
  • VeradigmVeradigm, an Allscripts company, and Microsoft announced a collaboration focused on implementing an innovative, integrated model for clinical research, aiming to enhance clinical research design, conduct studies more efficiently and improve the research provider and participant experience.
  • Hill-Rom: Hill-Rom and Microsoft announced a collaboration to bring advanced, actionable point-of-care data and solutions to caregivers and healthcare provider organizations. Our collaboration will combine Hill-Rom’s deep clinical knowledge and streaming operational data from medical devices with Microsoft’s cloud, IoT and AI technologies to help drive enhanced patient outcomes.
  • Novarad: Novarad, a healthcare enterprise imaging company, recently obtained 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the OpenSight Augmented Reality System for Microsoft HoloLens. OpenSight received pre-operative clearance for augmented reality usage in surgical planning, giving physicians access to a new solution that can improve surgical procedures by enhancing accuracy and shortening operative times.
  • ThoughtWire: ThoughtWire, is helping save lives with its EarlyWarning application, designed to preempt and prevent patients from suffering cardiac arrest in hospitals. This solution has already reduced code blue calls, which signals a risk of cardiac arrest, by 61 percent at Hamilton Health Sciences, a medical group of seven hospitals and a cancer center. ThoughtWire will deliver the EarlyWarning app, running on Microsoft Azure, to health systems at scale.
  • Innovaccer: Innovaccer is a healthcare data activation platform company working towards solving data interoperability challenges in healthcare and helping health systems enhance their clinical and financial outcomes with a data-first approach. Innovaccer is a portfolio company of M12, Microsoft’s venture fund.

The future is bright – a more connected future to deliver better experiences, insights and care. We are looking forward to meeting many of you next week at HIMSS19 and sharing more about what we are working on. Please be sure to stop by our booth No. 2500 to see our solutions in action, and follow our HIMSS19 story on @Health_IT to learn more.

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How to Download, Sign Up and Play PUBG with your Friend

Are you ready to face-off 99 more players on a shrinking map? The last man standing in the shrinking circle is the winner of the game.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is the game which addicts you when you play it for the first time. The game’s graphics controls are really impressive. The game is an online multiplayer player game so you can also invite and play with your friends. One more interesting feature about the PUBG is that you can talk with your squad while playing the battle. There are many more amazing features you’re going to experience in the game. If you also want to experience this amazing viral game first download it on your device.

Here is everything about downloading, sign In and playing with friends,

How to Download PUBG

The good news is that the game PUBG Mobile is free, and it can be easily downloaded from App Store. But the only concern is that your device should support it.

•    Your device should be on iOS 9.0 or later.

•    The game is compatible with iPhone 5S and later.

•    All versions of iPad Pro, iPad Air 1 and 2, and iPad Mini 2, 3 and 4 is also fit for PUBG Mobile.

•    Go to your device’s ‘App Store’.

•    Search ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ and download it.

How to Sign up and Play PUBG Mobile as a Guest

Playing as a guest does not require any account connection such as Facebook or other.

1.    Start ‘PUBG Mobile’ from your device screen.

2.    Touch on ‘GUEST’.

3.    Hit ‘Accept’.

4.    Customize ‘Your Player’ as you like.

5.    Give a ‘Name’ to your player.

6.    Hit ‘Done’.

7.    And then tap ‘Create’.

That’s it! Your player is ready to play as a guest. Alternatively, you can also link your Facebook account to the game and invite and play with your Facebook friends.

How to Sign up and Play PUBG Mobile with the Facebook account

Linking PUBG Mobile with your Facebook account means allowing the game to access your Facebook profile’s information. Your player’s name displays your Facebook name.

1.    Start ‘PUBG Mobile’ from your device screen.

2.    Touch on ‘FACEBOOK’.

3.    Tap on ‘Log in with the Facebook app’ or enter your Facebook account’s login details.

4.    Follow the instructions and permit the game to access your account.

To Add Friends to your PUBG Mobile game

1.    Start ‘PUBG Mobile’ from your device screen.

2.    Tap on the ‘Friends’ tab at the lower left corner of the screen.

3.    Now, tap on ‘Add Friends’ button.

4.    Type the ‘Player’s name’ of the friend you want to add.

5.    And hit ‘Search’.

6.    Tap on the ‘Person’ to add. You can also communicate with the person, just type your message and hit ‘Send’.

Friend request will be sent to the person. Once your friend request is accepted you both can play together.

To Accept a Friend request in PUBG

1.    Start ‘PUBG Mobile’ from your device screen.

2.    Tap on the ‘Friends’ tab at the lower left corner of the screen.

3.    Now, tap on ‘Request’.

4.    Then tap on ‘Accept’.

To send a message to a Friend in PUBG

1.    Start ‘PUBG Mobile’ from your device screen.

2.    Tap on the ‘Friend list’ from the bottom of the screen.

3.    Select a ‘Friend’ to send the message.

4.    Type your message.

5.    Hit ‘Send’.

To play with Friends in PUBG

If you want to play a Duo or Squad game with your friend, then you need to invite them to the lobby.

Here is how to invite and play the game with friends.

1.    Start ‘PUBG Mobile’ from your device screen.

2.    Tap on the ‘Friend list’ from the bottom of the screen.

3.    Now, tap the ‘+’ button of the Friend’s Player name to invite and play with them. All done, now play PUBG Mobile game with your friend. Don’t forget to use PUBG’s voice chat feature to plan your attacks.

Ricky johnson is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Samuel has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

How to Fix Error Volsnap.Sys BSOD Failed on Windows 10? – Office.com/setup

The Volsnap.sys refers to a Windows operating system which is directly related to the Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). This VSS file is very popular for causing a Blue Screen error. However, there are various causes of this error, but one of the main causes of this error includes conflicts such as Hard disk or some RAM issues, corrupt drivers or malware infections, incompatible firmware, and many more. Nevertheless, troubleshooting this BSOD error Volsnap.sys Failed is much easier and simple than some other errors.

Therefore, to keep it in our mind we provide you with a few simple steps by which you can be able to fix this issue. But before going through the process just make sure that you have created a system restore point or also suggest you follow the given steps in a proper sequence to avoid trouble and prevent yourself from any damages or error. The steps are discussed below.

Steps to Fix BSOD Error Volsnap.sys Failed on Windows 10

Below we mentioned the most effective fixes that will help you in troubleshooting the BSOD errors associated with the Volsnap.sys or Volume Shadow Copy Driver on Windows 10 Computers. Following fixes are as follows:

Method-1: Restore your Computer System

To start restoring the system, you need to follow few simple steps. Here how to do it:

  1. Click on the Windows ‘Start’ icon to open the Start menu.
  2. Now, a search box appears on your screen, type in “System Restore” and then click on the ‘Enter’ tab.
  3. Inside the ‘Search’ results, search and Hit on the ‘System Restore’ option to open it.
  4. If asked, provide the ‘Password ‘of the Administrative.
  5. After that, follow the on-screen steps to select the System Restore point easily.
  6. Finally, restore your computer system to that backup image.

Once finished, check that the Volsnap. Sys error fixed or not, if method one didn’t work, try the next method.

Method-2: Run System File Checker

The SFC is a efficacy file that is integrated with every Windows version which lets users restore and scan corrupted or damaged system files easily. By using this System Restore Checker tool, you can be able to fix this Volsnap. Sys files. Here how to do it:

  1. Press the ‘Start’ button located on your Desktop screen to open the Start menu.
  2. A search box will emerge on your screen, type in ‘cmd’ but do not click on the Enter key yet.
  3. Then, hit and hold the ‘Ctrl-Shift keys together on your keyboard while clicking on the Enter tab.
  4. Now, a permission dialogue box will pop-up on your screen, asking you for your permission, click on Yes tab.
  5. Now, you will see a black colour screen with flashing cursor will display on your screen.
  6. Under the black colour screen box, type “sfc/scannow” and press the Enter key.
  7. Now, System Restore Checker will start scanning for the Volsnap. Sys glitches and also further PC file related issues.
  8. Follow the on-screen instructions for completing the process.

Steve Rogers is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Steve Rogers has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Top 3 Smart Home Items Seen At CES 2019 – Office Setup

It has been observed that the Consumer Electronic Association 2019 was full of smart home items.

 In this blog, we will talk about some of the leading smart home items that have been seen at CES this year.

  1. Voice Assistant-smart switches

It is worth noting that many items that were seen on the CES were in actual not completely new, but rather plenty of firms came up with their model from the young product section, and that consists intelligent switches containing in-built digital assistant.

It has been some time with the introduction of Ecobee Switch+, but at CES 2019, people observed some firms launching their own models.

It consisted of-

  • Leviton’s Decora Voice with Alexa
  • TP-Link’s Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch having Voice Assistant

However, in the last one, no announcements have been made regarding which digital assistant it shall be paired with.

  • Lenovo Smart Clock

All over, people just love Google’s Home Hub which is even considered as one of the most amazing item for 2018, but frankly it’s a bit big for keeping it bedside while sleeping. So here comes the’ Lenovo Smart Clock’.

This clock is a precisely small model than the Home Hub, flashing 4″ display rather than 7″. It can let you know not only the time but also about the events which are about to come with the help of a calendar. People can easily put alarms, timers and switch off the alarms. It will be available soon.  Most probably at the time of spring.

  • Video Doorbells

‘Video doorbell’ is among the most popular items of the last year. Nest and Ring really deserve praise for the work done by them for the models made by them. But after CES, people got lot many options of selecting from plenty of items.

  • Maximus launched a video doorbell having amazing dual cameras (completely new for the audience)-The major camera parts are pointed outside like any simple video bell, but the other camera point is situated at the door’s steps so that it can take the picture of the item put near the door.
  • TP-Link made an announcement regarding a video doorbell.

And also Ring has made a very good effort which is known as the Door View Cam. It is a digital peephole that’s meant to replace the present peephole on the doors.

Joe Martin is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Joe has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Office.com/setup – How did Instant Messaging Evolve

Over a period of time, people have been coming closer day by day globally. It couldn’t happen within a fraction of seconds. It took several decades to step ahead with the mobile penetration and easy outreach of internet connectivity. In this age of globalization, people come and communicate with each other. They now can share their ideas and journey with someone sitting in the far distant country. In this way, IM (Instant messaging) played a vital role to bring people on a single platform.  

IM has been in an evolutionary phase for a long period. It became advanced with the phased manner. Now you can send messages publicly or privately and from ICQ to AIM or from Google Chat to FB Chat. And, the interesting thing is that time taken to deliver the message is not in terms of days or months, but it is an instantaneous process.

Evolution of Instant Messaging

The concept of IM is not new, it dates back to the time of the 1960s, but it became common in early 1990s. In 1961, Multi-user OS (Operating System) like CTSS (Compatible Time-Sharing System) was built that permitted a maximum 30 users to sign in and personalize the messages with each other. In the 1970s, programmers started to operate protocol on peer-to-peer that set up smooth communication with the users of the single system.

During the age of 1970s and 80s, three instant messaging apps emerged that can be considered as the foundation of present-day IM. First one was the peer-to-peer protocol system only. In the time of 1983, Mark Jenks created a system named as Talk for permitting high school students of Washington High School to send the messages to other users along with accessing the first generation digital bulletin board system. Within a short span of time, users in this system emerged unexpectedly throughout the country.

At the time of 1982, 8-bit computer revolutionized the computer world and became the turning point to the instant messaging things. With the help of PETSCII text system, users could deliver the texts with one another in online mode through a modem or Quantum Link service. In 1988, Internet Relay Chat (IRC) opened multi-user groups called channels in which users can send the messages and transfer the files via the mechanism of data transfer. This IRC became vital for sharing the news in the times of the Gulf War.

Emergence of Market for Instant Messaging

In the age of 1990s, American Online (formerly Quantum Link) assisted the instant messaging feature to grow rapidly. In this race, ICQ became the first one, in 1996, to be launched in the market as a text-based messenger. In 1997, AIM (AOL-IM) started its debut and jumped into the industry of instant messaging. In 1998, Yahoo! released Yahoo! Messenger app then Microsoft launched MSN in 1999a and many more. All this led to attracting the tech-savvy.

Till 2000, IM (instant messaging clients) users had to work on multiple instant messaging apps for accessing friends and family in different networking connections. But, Jabber changed the system as it combined the IMs by serving as a single platform to access many IM featured tools at a time. This system was called as multi-protocol IM. Now in this system, you can talk with friends on Yahoo!, AOL-IM, or simultaneously. In the background of rising social media networking sites like Facebook or Twitter, IM has been evolved strongly. This rise also causes the shifting of usage from computer to mobile devices. FB brought its own Facebook Messenger, not allowing the third party to access instant messaging service. In this direction, web-based technology exclusively on computers advanced further. Nowadays, instant messengers have been with new shapes of communications like VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), phone calls using internet etc.

David Smith is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technology industry since 2002. As a technical expert, David Smith has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

Best Apps to Find Lost Android Devices – Office Setup

In the smart way of living, Smartphone has become the best buddy with which you would like to share everything. But what do you do when you lose it? There are some apps that help users in finding their lost Android smartphones.

Here below are some of the best apps given which will help you to track your companion (Android devices) in case it gets lost or stolen. There should be two must-have features namely photo clicking via camera and getting recent call logs. Hopefully, these following apps will be useful for you to locate your device:

1. Prey Anti-Theft

It is an excellent anti-theft application for the number of devices like iOS, Android, and even Windows. You need to send the message with text ”GO PREY” for tracking your lost devices. Or, you can just visit the control panel bar and point out the missing device. When you are done with this, then you will get some features like GPS positioning, capturing images, locking down the device and more. The basic version has the limitation to add devices in it for keeping eyes on it. But, its Pro version can spy on maximum  500 devices.

You can follow the given steps after logging into the Prey app:

•    Search your mobile on the map with the help of GPS and WiFi triangulation.

•    Click images through front and back camera of the phone.

•    Lock your phone and set the high-volume alarm even your device is in silent mode.

•    Show the alert message or notification on the screen.

•    Collect the network details with which your phone is connected.

2. Where’s My Droid

It is exclusively for the Android devices to keep eyes on your lost phone by using GPS. The basic features of this app are free of cost. Its Pro variant has many advanced features such as capturing a photo through the camera. The basic features are:

•    Search mobile by using ringtone or vibrations.

•    Search the mobile with the help of GPS positioning.

•    Type your alert word as per your choice.

•    Password protection and Notification if SIM card number is changed.

3. Android Lost Free

It has many useful features that are generally found in the paid apps like recover the call list after stolen, capture images through device camera, and others are following:

•    Remote controlling the SMS facility and read delivered and received SMS.

•    Deliver messages in the form of popup from the website.

•    Set the alarm along with flash.

•    GPS positioning and lock the device.

4. Avast! Mobile Security

Its feature of anti-theft is vitality for the mobile security. It can control remotely through web or message. It is considered the top-rated free mobile tracker. For finding your Android device, you can run its feature of the mobile locator with the following advantages:

•    Control your Android devices through web or messages.

•    Position your device on the map.

•    Locking the mobile and setting up the siren.

•    Wipe the device storage to make your personal data secured.

•    Notifying while altering the SIM card number.

5. AVG AntiVirus

This software brings a feature to monitor the movement of the lost or stolen mobile with the help of Google Maps. You can employ remote management console of AVG for given below purpose:

•    Wiping your mobile and SD card storage

•    Once someone changes the SIM card in your mobile, then the device is automatically locked.

•    Set the mobile ringtone’s volume up despite being on silent mode.

•    Trapping your camera and emailing you with an image in case of three times false pass code insertion while unlocking the device.

Robert Coleman is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Robert has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.