We can find many email service providers in the market and one of them is Hotmail. This email is developed and managed by Microsoft. It has millions of users around the world and is one of the most used email services.
The major advantage of Hotmail service is that you can find a wide range of other services like Calendar, Messenger, Memo Pad, SkyDrive etc. when you sign up for a Hotmail account. Now, as you all know, internet email accounts can face outage sometimes. During this period, you will not be able to send or receive emails. In such situations, it is advised that you contact Hotmail technical support or Microsoft help forum to find out the exact cause of the error and when this issue would be fixed.
The services of Hotmail technical support can be also availed when you have doubts about some of the features of the program. For instance, in case if you do not know how to use a feature or if its working, by contacting the technical support team, you will receive detailed answers for all your queries and solutions for all your issues.
One of the common issues encountered by Hotmail users are related to the email account login. This error can come up in many ways. Sometimes, once you enter the username and password and press the enter button, you will receive the error message, incorrect username or password. You may also find your account blocked when you try to login to the account. Now, if you do not wish to call the technical support wing each time you encounter an error, you may make use of the help section in the Hotmail website. You will find solutions to most of the commonly encountered errors with this service.
Microsoft help forum is another place where you will find answers to your queries. You can post your issues with the email program in the Microsoft help forum and you will receive your answers from the experts. Another way to troubleshoot issues with your Hotmail account is from various technical support blogs. They function just like the Microsoft help forum. These blogs will provide you the troubleshooting steps for the various issues associated with this email program.
Now, when all the above-mentioned steps fail to fix your Hotmail issues, you may seek the service of a technical support firm. You can find numerous technical support firms. Choose a reputed firm to acquire quick and trusted support for fixing your Hotmail issues.
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Windows updates are important for keeping a computer safe and healthy. More and more viruses and malwares are released to the internet daily and only if you have an updated computer will you be able to protect your PC from attacks. Here we discuss simple instructions from the Windows 7 help site for restoring the automatic updates feature in your system.
Instructions For Windows 7
Sometimes you may have some issues while trying to change the update settings and you might not be able to enable the settings to auto update. In such cases, it is recommended that you contact Windows 7 help and support team for fixing the issue.
Instructions For Windows Vista
If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to change the update settings in the Windows computer to update automatically. However if you are unable to make the desired changes, feel free to contact our Windows 7 help team.
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If you ask what ‘s the biggest decision that Microsoft has taken in this decade, then one could say without any doubt that it was the end of support for Windows XP computers. The Redmond based company decided to pull the plug from the thirteen year old operating system. With the Windows support provided to the operating system revoked from April 2014, most of the Windows XP users moved to one of the newer operating systems of Microsoft like Windows 7 or Windows 8.
However, even now large amounts of users are still sticking to the operating system. One of the main issues that the users of Windows XP computers now have will be that associated with its support. The company has also stopped providing the anti malware program from Microsoft, which is Security Essentials to the Windows XP users.
With the support for Microsoft Security Essentials too taken away, XP users will be looking for a way to get support for their system. This means that computers running Windows XP will be more susceptible to virus and malware attacks when compared to other Windows operating systems. The main reason for this is that the operating system will not be getting any security updates for protection against latest threats.
However, there is a way for getting Windows support for the XP operating system for five more years. This can be done by getting security updates for Windows Embedded Industry that is based on Windows XP SP3. This method is good to go until 2019. Download the updates and then install the updates to your Windows XP operating system to keep it protected from attacks. However, you need to make sure that the Windows XP operating system in your system is SP3 for using the updates for the Windows Embedded Industry.
However, since Windows XP and Windows Embedded Industry are two different operating systems, if you go for installing the updates directly to the operating system, you might get a version mismatch error. However if you are using a 32-bit version of the Windows XP SP3 operating system, there is very little chance for the occurrence of errors.
However, since there is a chance of corrupting the operating system when installing updates this way, make sure that you have made a complete backup of the data stored in the system.
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According to recent reports, Google has released the latest version of its highly popular Chrome browser to provide a more sophisticated browsing experience for the users. All versions of the Windows operating system that are subsequent to Windows Vista will support the latest version of the Chrome browser. Moreover, the fonts would now look better on the computer screen due to support for Microsoft’s DirectWrite API, which is an advanced technology that improves the appearance of fonts on the screen.
According to the Windows support team, the latest technology will provide an enhanced experience to the users. Until now, Google used to support only the Windows’ Graphics Device interface, which was an older version. Since a long time, many users had been asking the company to make this switch. However, Google used to say that the use of this modern technology required “extensive architecting and streamlining of Chrome’s font rendering engine.” Hence, switching over to the latest version wasn’t a priority for the company.
The latest version of Google Chrome web browser that supports Microsoft’s DirectWrite API also supports subpixel font scaling. According to the Windows support team, this advanced option enables smooth animations of text between the font sizes and even allows better support for touch events on screens having very high-resolution displays. Along with the latest font-rendering system, Google is also including its own HTML5 elements to the Chrome browser. This is to help the developers to create dialog boxes in their web apps. Hence, it can be said that the latest addition will immensely help the app developers.
Another interesting feature in the latest version of Google Chrome is that it is devoid of the option that shows ModelDialog. This was actually one of the commonly found HTML features that most Chrome users were irritated with. This is because this feature often makes the screen get stuck up until the user interacts with the dialog box.
With the latest features, it is clear that Google Chrome would attract more number of users now and thus, pose huge competition to its counterparts.
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As per the latest news from reliable sources, Microsoft’s five-year period of providing free patches and updates for its products for Windows 7 is all set to end next year i.e. January 13, 2015. This is certainly a thing to worry about for several CIOs of reputed IT firms worldwide.
According to the Windows support team, the provision of free patches and fixes for all the versions of Windows 7 i.e. Home Basic, Enterprise, Home Premium, Ultimate and Starter will end next year. But the extended support for Windows 7 will last until January 14, 2020. Although in this plan the Windows 7 users will receive free security updates, they would not be eligible for feature updates for their operating system.
Microsoft had ended providing the support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This had already caused serious issues for many IT firms because most of them depended on this aged operating system. This also resulted in the increase in the user market share of Windows 7, which has soared to almost 50% now. Hence, it can be said that the strategy that the software giant had adopted to increase the sales of Windows 8 and 8.1 fell flat. Apparently, the Windows 7 users now would also go through the same complications after Microsoft ends providing free updates and fixes for the OS by next year.
According to some industry watchers, there are chances that the company will extend the end-of support date for Windows 7, as it had done for XP. But these are just speculations and until now no such proclamations have been made by Microsoft. When many Windows 7 users contacted the Windows support team to know about the chances of such extensions, they were provided with the same information about the end of free updates by next year.
This would definitely be a big issue for IT firms and institutions relying on the Windows 7 operating system. The main issue would be regarding the increase in the number of cyber attacks. According to a CIO Journal noted in March, several utility operators expressed their concern by stating that since Microsoft had ended the support for Windows XP, it has become much easier for the cybercriminals worldwide to exploit the loopholes in the OS.
Microsoft has also stated that the support for Office 2010 with Service Pack 1 and SharePoint 2010 with SP1 would stop by October 14, 2014. In short, it is clear that the software giant is trying to make the users get acclimatized to the newer versions of the programs as soon as possible.
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