How To Help Your Customers Upgrade To Windows 7

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         Upgrade To Windows 7

Windows-7 was the most successful operating system released by Microsoft after Windows XP. In fact, even after so many years after its release, it still holds the first position in the computer market share ahead of Windows XP. With the end of support for Windows XP, it is expected that more users will move to the Windows 7 OS rather than upgrading to Windows 8 because the latter has a new user interface and a Start screen, which is quite confusing for many users.

Most of the ATMs and banks use Windows XP OS and with the end of support, these banks are looking for an alternative and the recent survey conducted by ATMIA suggests that nearly 15 percent of credit unions and banks are looking for an upgrade to Windows-7 as soon as possible. This indicates the fact that most of the ATMs around the world are still running on outdated operating systems. However, there are certain disadvantages associated with it if you are not moving your machine from XP to Windows-7. They are,

  • If you are still using the Windows XP OS, you will no longer receive any updates or software support.
  • If you are using the non-upgraded OS, then there is more chance that the hackers will get in to your system and steal all the important data.
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Therefore, to protect the system form viruses and hackers, it is necessary to upgrade your machine from the Windows XP OS to Windows 7.

If a bank runs on Windows XP OS and if it has options and budget to upgrade to another OS, then it would be apt to upgrade its ATM machines. Therefore, to help the end users with Windows-7 migration, cost effective upgrade solutions are necessary. To help substantially reduce hardware costs associated with upgrades, it is best to enquire about the high quality refurbished parts from the independent parts provider. Moreover, you should get the parts, which can be used for complete upgrades, which in turn makes the upgrade less expensive and easier.

Hence, in order to help the customers to move to Windows 7, it is necessary to provide the customers with affordable hardware upgrade options. To know more regarding the upgrade to Windows-7, contact our Microsoft support team.

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Installing MSN Messenger In Windows Vista

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MSN Messenger is a free instant messaging program from Microsoft, which lets users chat with their friends and families all over the world. Microsoft promptly releases new updates aimed to increase the functionality and features associated with its software and services. Therefore, it is always important that users stick with the latest version, as it will offer more functionality to the users. Installing Windows Live messenger or MSN messenger is easy. All you have to do is to just follow the given below instructions from the Windows Live help team.

Instructions

  • By opening any of your browsers, you need to navigate to the official website of MSN.
  • At the top of the homepage, you will see a link called Messenger- click it. Now, under the icon named Windows Live Messenger, you need to click the link called Download. Now, you will be navigated to a web page, which will help you to get easily started with MSN messenger.
  • From the drop down menu in step two, you will see an option labeled Windows Live Messenger. You need to select this option after choosing your current location described in step one. Now, you will be asked to either Save or Run the application.
  • Allow the Messenger to download by clicking the option called Run. Now, it will take some time to download and it depends upon the speed of your internet connection. If the screen displays a prompt called Do you want to run this software, you need to click the option called Run again. Click the button called Next to install the Windows Live Messenger on your computer.

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  • Next, you need to check mark the box that is labeled I Accept the Terms of Use and Privacy Statement followed by checking the necessary boxes from the option called Additional features and settings. Now, the Windows Live Messenger application will be installed in your system. When a message called Windows Live Messenger Has Been Installed flashes on your screen, you need to click the button called Close.
  • To make sure that MSN Messenger works fine, you need to open the application. Then log in to the messenger by using your Hotmail username and password.

These instructions from the Windows Live help team will help you to install MSN Messenger on your Windows computer. For more on this, contact our Microsoft support number.

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Microsoft Releases Internet Explorer 11 For Windows 7 OS

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When Internet Explorer 11 was first released, it was only available to the Windows 8.1 users. However, Microsoft has now released the browser for Windows 7 computers, a move that was eagerly anticipated by majority of the users. Internet Explorer 11 will be available in 95 languages. Microsoft is all set to release the updates for the browser in the following weeks. These updates will be available not only for Windows 7 users but also for release previews and also for IE11 developers.

According to the software giant, the new operating system comes with some major enhancements in speed and features. Microsoft says that the new operating system will run 30 percent faster than its competitors. It is interesting to note that Microsoft has not relied on synthetic benchmark scores this time. Microsoft also says that the new version of the browser will run 9 percent faster than its predecessor IE 10. The browser is also designed with an improved algorithm, which will help you to open frequently accessed websites more quickly. You will also find editing controls in the browser that allow you to preserve formatting the browser from other apps.

If you are using any of the portable devices like a laptop, then you might find the new version of Internet Explorer much more helpful. This is because Microsoft claims that the browser is much more efficient than its competitors and predecessors. This will help you to save battery life. Keep in mind that one of the programs, which you will use most in your laptop could be your internet browser. Now, when you have a browser that takes less power, you might find it to be much helpful.

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         Windows 7 Installation

Other improvements in the browser include enhanced support for HTML5. With this, you would no longer need many plug ins, which are necessary to open a few websites. Other features of the browser include support for bandwidth-optimized streaming, rights management and closed captioning. The new Internet Explorer for Windows 7 is also designed to support 25 new web standards. Keep in mind that this is in addition to the already supported standards in IE10.

The new browser could also help you with secure browsing. According to Microsoft, the browser is capable of finding out unsafe WebGL content. So, if you are a Windows 7 user, download the latest browser for your operating system and experience the various enhancements integrated in it.

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Using The Xbox Live Online Gaming Service

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           About The Xbox Live Service

One of the cool features of Microsoft Xbox consoles is the Xbox Live online gaming service you can access from the console. A similar online gaming service for PC gamers called Games for Windows Live is also available. It supports online multiplayer gaming, offers amazing Windows live chat support, and provides many other options and features.

About the Xbox Live online service

Xbox Livewas launched back in November 2002 for the original Xbox console, and has been updated from time to time for the new generation Xbox consoles like Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Xbox users have two subscription options for this online gaming service -free Xbox Live, and pair Xbox Live Gold services.

There are many differences between the two services, especially when you compare the Windows live chat support available for the two. Free Xbox Live service users get only the voice char options. They will find the party chat options locked and these will only become available when they upgrade to the Xbox Live Gold service.

In fact, for the Xbox Live Gold service users, Microsoft provides a entirely different list of gaming titles as part of their Games with Gold package. At present, Xbox Live Gold users receive about two free games per month under this program. Users are also allowed to download some of these Games with Gold titles to their system. However, other titles are available only online, which can be accessed as long as the user has a Xbox Live Gold account subscription.

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In addition to that, Microsoft has introduced a lot of entertainment shows, videos, and music content on their Xbox Live service. Xbox users can download music albums, music videos, download or watch TV shows or movies using their Xbox Live service. There are also a slew of entertainments apps available for this online platform like Netflix, YouTube, ESPN, Hulu Plus, and more.

You can also watch live entertainment or sports events like the NHL tournament through your Xbox Live service. Microsoft is planning to take their Xbox Live service to different platforms like smartphones, tablets, and portable media devices like Zune in the near future. As part of this initiative called Live Anywhere, Microsoft has now extended Xbox Live service to Windows Phone as well.

For more information about Xbox Live service and their subscription packages, get in touch with our tech support team right away.

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Dark Souls II Out On PC But Facing Problems

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If you are a hard core gamer, you know what “Dark Souls” represents – pure, non-stop, ultimate entertainment. Again, if you are a hard core gamer, you know what it means to play a game which is a buggy mess – it is pure torture. Some say Dark Souls II is hugely unplayable, let alone up to the expectations. Various windows live support forum and Steam forum threads are flooding with complaints about it. There have also been questions regarding the continued support of “Dark Souls” (predecessor of Dark Souls 2).

Dark Souls is highly infamous for the difficult-to-absorb game play. The game is terrifying with its sadistic traps, death penalties and many punishing systems. But, it is the hardships that make it a great game for some. The more you try, the more you learn to get a hang of the whole thing. Dark Souls 2 has the same style as the original, but made significant quality-of-life improvements and also simplified mechanics and systems in the game. As far as the game and gaming are concerned, Dark Souls 2 – like its predecessor – assumes (most of the time) that users can figure most things out. This can get irritating if you are new to the Dark Souls experience.

Simplified Mechanics

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Now, coming back to the problems, the main issue reported by many is one where Dark Souls 2 crashes up upon Start up. Some others say their pre-order bonuses aren’t showing up, their controller is incompatible or not being recognized, and that keyboard and mouse functionality is broken. Now, the problem is, we do not know exactly whether these problems are isolated issues exaggerated by vocal users or something truly widespread. But, the folks at Namco Bandai (the game’s publishers) have taken it seriously; if not, they would not have requested gamers to post their outstanding issues (if any) on Dark soul 2′s Steam Forums and Windows live support forums. Regarding the questions about continued support of Dark Souls I, they clarified that that the game will be fully functional on GFWL. They also shared the best way to contact the support team regarding issues.

They have listed some of the biggest issues and the ways to fix them. Players can even report the problems directly using the contact links given.

The company will be releasing patches to fix various issues pretty soon. Some users may not be tolerant enough to wait. For them, there are some work-arounds that can make the Dark Souls 2 gaming experience flawless.

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