Monday, June 30, 2014

Activating Windows 7 Online

Windows 7 is considered to be the most user-friendly operating system that also comprises of several advanced features. Now, since Microsoft has ended the services of Windows XP, most of the XP users are also in the process of switching over to Windows 7. This is because this operating system provides the most comfortable computing experience among other versions. If you face any kind of issues while installing Windows 7 online, the best option is to call up the Windows online support team.

However, you can also follow these instructions provided by the same technicians to manually activate Windows 7 OS in your system:
  • In the first step, you can click on the Start Menu. This will open up a list of programs existing in your computer. Now, you can right click on the Computer button, and then click on the Properties option.
  • Next, you can check the Windows activation section at the bottom. Under this, you will find the 30 days to activate option. Click on this option and then activate the Windows now link. Now, you can select the Activate Windows online now option.
  • If you get prompts by UAC, make sure to click on Yes. You need to enter your valid Windows 7 product key number, and then click on the Next button. However, if you have already entered your product key number during the clean installation or Upgrade installation of Windows 7, you won’t see this screen.
  • If it is successful, you need to click on the Close button. Sometimes, you may get error message that says the product key you have entered is non-genuine, or not valid. In some rare cases, the message may also indicate that the product key is either being used on another computer or is counterfeit. In such cases, the best option will be to contact the Windows online support and the technicians here can surely help you out with the correct product key.
  • Once you get the correct product key and enter it, Windows 7 installation gets started in your system. Now, wait until the operating system gets activated.
  • You can restart your computer to make it adjust to the Windows 7 settings.

These steps can help you to successfully activate Windows 7 online in your system. To get more information on the advanced features in Windows 7 operating system, you can always dial our 24/7 Windows technical support number.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Release Of New Chromebooks Poses Major Threat To Windows

Microsoft could soon find a tough competitor to its Windows operating systems, as we would see a new range of Chromebooks this summer. It is expected that the new Chromebooks will pose a major threat to the existing Windows dominance in the segment. The latest version of Chromebooks released boast of consuming lesser battery power and runs on Intel microprocessors. Most of the major PC manufacturers like ASUS, Acer, Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba will be releasing Chrome based desktops soon. The pricing for these PCs could be in the range of 300 to 400 dollars. It is interesting to note that most of the PC manufacturers getting ready to release Chromebooks have released numerous versions of Windows based PCs earlier.

Experts believe that one of the factors that might have tempted the PC makers to release new models with a different operating system could be the decline in PC sales, which in turn is attributed to the increasing popularity of other devices like tablets and Smartphones. Another factor could be the release of Surface tablets by Microsoft, which competes with the tablets from these manufacturers. Therefore, the new move by the PC makers can also be seen as a payback.

One of the worries for the software giant is that one of it’s major partners, Intel, is now expanding aggressively. The chipmaker is already building hardware for Smartphones and other technologies. Besides, the company is currently developing processors for 20 Chromebook designs. Keep in mind that this number was only 4 last September.

One of the drawbacks of Chromebooks was that there was no hard drive in it. This made Chromebooks look inferior to other PCs. On the other hand, Windows based PCs have this feature, according to Windows support. However, Google has been working rigorously to remove this perception form the users. There have been many additions in the new Chromebook so that it keeps the users entertained even if there is no internet connection.

Even though there has been a wide support for Chromebooks over the past few months, the number of PCs running on Chrome operating system is still very low. According to the reports, the number of Chrome books sold last year does not even account for one percent of PC shipment around the world. Windows is still running strong and about 80 percent of the PCs shipped had Windows operating systems installed in them. Windows support and its features still support the Windows operating systems. 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

About Microsoft’s Fix It Software For Vista And XP

Windows 7 users have an inbuilt diagnostic utility to fix common errors and problems they come across in their operating system. Although there is nothing similar for XP or Vista, users of these operating systems could download a free software solution called Microsoft Fix It. But since Microsoft stopped supporting XP, there has been no available option to do this into an XP machine. Nevertheless, Vista users can still download it from Microsoft’s support site.

Microsoft’s Fix It to address IE errors

If you are a Windows Vista user, you can download the free Fix It software from Microsoft support site. The software could be used to fix temporary errors found in most of the Internet Explorer versions (IE6, IE7, IE8 and IE9). Microsoft also claims that the Fix It solution could be used to fix around 300 Windows problems.

How to address Windows problems with the help of Fix It software?

In order to address a Windows problem using the Fix It software, you ought to execute the program. When you execute the program, it will scan your operating system for errors with performance and display quality. You will be notified about the errors. When the notification appears, select the Run button associated with each notification to launch an independent troubleshooter. You should be able to run each troubleshooter within a few minutes.

Online Fix It

Microsoft launched the online version of Fix It in 2008. Users with active internet connection need not download the offline version. They can use the online version which is more up to date and effective than the offline one. The former is quite handy. It checks for the problem and is able to pinpoint it exactly in a matter of seconds. Meanwhile, the offline Fix it version you’d have to manually operate. At times, it may fail to pinpoint certain Windows problems.

Microsoft Fix It is a must have Microsoft tool for Windows XP and Vista users. It allows users to address common problems and errors that they come across in their operating systems. The best thing is that, if you have the Fix It software in hand, you don’t have to look for a software expert to troubleshoot your Windows issues. If you are a Windows Vista user, feel free to contact Microsoft support desk to know more about the Fix It software.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Seeking Online Assistance To Open An Unknown File Extension In Windows Vista

Sometimes you may come across a file that cannot be executed by Windows Vista. This would occur on two cases: either the file is corrupted and cannot be executed, or you do not have the application that is required to run it. You can either solve this problem by contacting our Windows Vista help staff or read the below post to solve it yourself.

Downloading a large file only to discover that it is corrupted can be frustrating, but it’s even worse when no compatible program exists. The icon representing that file will be a blank sheet and double-clicking the file will merely pop up the following cryptic error message on the screen:

“To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.”

If you are sure that the compatible program is installed in your system and the program can be used to open this type of file, choose the option “Select a Program from a list of Installed Programs.” A new window will appear where you can view the list of installed software on the personal computer.

If you have no clue which program will open this mystery file, you are left with few options. A long and cumbersome method would be to check the extension of the file and find out compatible programs online that can run this file. The extension can be determined from the name of the file itself. If the displayed name is “filename.extname”, then “extname” is the extension which can provide you clues into the type of file and which software can open it. Usual extensions are .exe for executable files, .jpg for image files and .mp3 for audio files.

The easier solution would be to select the first option “Use the Web service to find the correct program.” Windows automatically searches online for the right program. An Internet Explorer window will pop up displaying the Microsoft website. Microsoft automatically identifies the file type and describes it to you. It further suggests a web site from where you can download a suitable program. Click on this link, visit the website and download the recommended program. Once it’s downloaded, install the program and click the file again. At times, Microsoft routes you directly to the third party website where you can download the program and repeat the same procedure.

If you are unable to open the files even after following these instructions, feel free to contact our Windows Vista help staff.