Friday, 31 January 2014

office 2013 activation error 0x80070005.


Office 2013 Activation pop up with error 0x80070005.


If you are using office 2013 and it worked fine till today but now you are getting activation error message while using office applications with error code 0x80070005.

Here is the solution.

    a. Open Run windows(Windows key+R)

    b. Browse C:\Program Files(86)\Microsoft Office 15\root\office15

    c. Right click on winword.exe file.

    d. Run this file as administrator.

    e. Activate the Application as go with the process.

    f. Close the application and reopen it.

Hope this will work for you

Thursday, 30 January 2014

How To Remove Write-Protection From USB Flash Drives?

Question: How to remove Write-Protection from USB Flash Drives?


Removing write-protection through Registry Settings.

  • Goto Start menu.
  • Click on Run.
  • Type "regedit.exe" (make sure to backup of registry settings by click on File then Export and save at your desired location.).
  • Navigate the following path:

  • Now double click on the WriteProtect value in right side and change Value data from 1 to 0.
  • Click OK to save changes.
  • Close Registry Settings(regedit) and Reboot your computer.
  • Connect your USB drive again and its No Longer Write Protected.

If you are not able to find StorageDevicePolices (carefully enter the name), you can create a key by right-click in the white space and choose New then Key (carefully enter the name).

Now double-click on new key, right-click once again and select New then DWORD. Name it WriteProtect (carefully enter the name) and set its value to 0. Click OK, exit Regedit and Reboot your computer. Finally your issue has been resolved.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Error- Office 2010 - cannot verify the license of this product.


Error- Office 2010 - cannot verify the license of this product.


1. Open Services.msc from Run(Windows+R).

2. Search for office Software Protection Platform and stop it.

3. Open Window Explorer or Windows+E.

4. Search For tokens.dat or
    Go to the location C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform.

5. Delete the file.

6. Start Software Protection Platform service again.

7. Open any office application and enter your product key.

8. Let just complete the process.

9. Close and open the office application again like a charm.

How to change language of Office 2013 Home&Student.


How to change language of Office 2013 Home&Student.


Please try the following method to fix your issue.

1.Remove office 2013 with the help of the fixit.

2. Download office 2013 home and student disk image.

3. Extract the disk with either winzip or 7zip.

4.Run the installation of office 2013.

I hope this will fix the issue and keep the setup file in your hard disk for future.

Friday, 10 January 2014

How to increase message alert duration in outlook.


How to increase message alert duration in outlook.

Control Panel

The location to change this option in Control Panel is a bit obscure and even then it is strangely named and placed.
Control Panel-> Ease of Access-> Ease of Access Center-> Use the computer without a display-> How long should Windows notification dialog boxes stay open?

PC Settings

The modern Windows 8 version of the Control Panel is “PC Settings” and has the option placed in the following location.
Windows 8

Charms-> Settings-> Change PC Settings-> Ease of Access-> Show notifications for x seconds/minutes
Windows 8.1
Charms-> Settings-> Change PC Settings-> Ease of Access-> Other options-> Show notifications for x seconds/minutes

If you prefer changing the option via the Registry, then you’ll find the value for this setting in the following location.Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Accessibility
Value name: MessageDuration
Value type: REG_DWORD
As the value you must enter the duration in seconds. Set the base from Hexadecimal to Decimal to more easily set the value. Any setting longer than 300 will end up displaying the alert for 5 minutes. Any non-predefined duration will display the option being configured to display the alert for 5 minutes even though it will actually display is for the duration configured in the Registry. This means, you can also set the alert to display for 45 seconds or 2 minutes.


Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\<version>\Common\DesktopAlerts
Value name: TimeOn
Value type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0 - 4294964295

If this key isn’t available choose Edit-> New-> DWORD Value and name it TimeOn(case sensitive!).

Double click the key to give it a decimal value between 0 and 4294964295 (in Hexadecimal value this will be fffff448).

Outlook 2013 does not show desktop notifications on Message Receive.


Outlook 2013 does not show desktop notifications on Message Receive.


If you have tried everything else to enable this feature and it didn't work then try this.:

1.Click on File menu.

2.Select New Rule button.

3.Select "Start from a blank rule" and verify that "Check messages when they arrive" is selected

4.Press Next to go to the Conditions screen

5.Verify that no condition is selected and press Next

6.A warning will pop-up stating that this rule will apply to all messages. Press "Yes" to indicate that that is correct .

7.Select the action "display a Desktop Alert"

8.Press Finish to complete the rule

9.If needed move the "display a Desktop Alert" rule all the way to the top.

Outlook 2013 New Mail Desktop Alert Goes Away After 5 Seconds?


Outlook 2013 New Mail Desktop Alert Goes Away After 5 Seconds.?


In outlook 2013 the message pop up goes away after 5-7 Seconds.
If you wants to keep the message pop up longer so that you can take the action on the email.
Follow the steps.:

Step 1:
Win 7:

You can customize this by going to Options / Mail / Message arrival / Desktop Alert Settings.

Step 2 :

On Win8 though Outlook switches to using popup "toast" notifications at the top right corner of the screen by default.
You can customise these by going to Charms bar / PC Settings / Ease of Access.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014





If your outlook is crashing while performing send/receive then it could be because of many reasons like.
1.Corrupted Profile
2.Third party addin like bluethooth,security etc.
3.Corrupted data file.
4.Corrupted windows profile.
5.Deleting SRS file from outlook.
Method 1.
If your outlook profile is corrupt or some emails are faulty in your webmail inbox then try this.
How to Create a New Profile with an E-mail Account
1.On the Start menu, click Control Panel.
2.Click Switch to Classic View, and then click the Mail icon.
3.In the Mail Setup dialog box, click the Show Profiles button.
4.On the General tab, click to select the Prompt for a profile to be used check box.
5.Click Add.
6.In the Profile Name box, type a descriptive name for the new profile, and then click OK.
7.In the E-mail Accounts dialog box, click Add a new e-mail account, and then click Next.
8.Select the appropriate server type for your new e-mail account, and then click Next.
9.Fill in the appropriate information as prompted, and then click Next and Finish as needed.
10.Click OK.

Method 2
If you are using outlook with some third party addins they could cause outlook to crashed.
1.Open file ->options.
2.Click on addins box.
3.Uncheck everything from the list.
4.Close outlook.
5.Start outlook and press F9 to get the new emails.

Method 3
If your data file for outlook is big in size(4Gb is recommended for outlook 2010).
1.Search for scanpst.exe in computer.
2.Scan the pst till its grayed out on scan and repair.
3.Close outlook.
4.Open and check the status.

Method 4
If all of the above didn't work then create a new windows user profile.
1.Open control panel.
2.Look for user accounts.
3.Create a new user profile.
4.Open outlook and configure your email address.
5. Check the status on new user profile if everything works then it was because of a bad user profile.

Method 5
1.Open window search.
2.Look for SRS file.(C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Outlook)
3.Delete the file.
4.Close and open outlook.