Microsoft Warns Users About The End Of Mainstream Support For Windows 7 OS

Windows 7 Support

Features Of Windows 7

After the end of extended support date for Windows XP operating system, Microsoft had seen an increase in the sales of its other operating systems like Windows 8 and Windows 7. Now, the company has already warned its Windows 7 users about the end of its mainstream support. According to Windows 7 support center, the mainstream support for the operating system will cease on Jan 13, 2015. After this date, Windows 7 users will have to pay for receiving support for the operating system.

Windows 7 was released on October 22, 2009 and was considered as an improved version of Windows Vista operating system. Since then, it has been so popular among the users. According to the latest figures from research firms, more than half of the computers around the world run on this operating system. Windows XP holds the second position with about 25 percent users still running it. However, this figure was close to thirty during the end of extended support date and the new figures suggest that newer operating systems are slowly replacing Windows XP.

Many users have understood the dangers of using an outdated operating system. As many of these users have upgraded their computers with a newer operating system, Microsoft has seen a rise in the sales of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. However, the sales of Windows 8 have seen a slight drop. This was expected because the operating system has an updated version available in the market, Windows 8.1. All existing Windows 8 users can upgrade to this operating system free of cost.

Windows 8.1

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Now, some experts believe that Microsoft might extend the support date for Windows 7 operating system. According to Mary Jo Foley of ZDNet, “Some industry watchers have speculated that Microsoft will end up pushing out Windows 7′s support dates the way the company did for XP, given Windows 7′s popularity and pervasiveness, but so far, there’s been no word from Microsoft officials that this is the plan.”

Microsoft had earlier extended the last date of support for Windows XP operating system, considering the large number of users running this operating system. Many people therefore, hope that the software giant would extend this support date further. Now, According to Windows 7 support center, the company has only stopped the free support for the operating system. This means, you will still receive bug fixes, security updates etc. and this would cease only by 2020.

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How To Configure Outlook 2013

Outlook Setting

Setting For Outlook

Configuring Outlook is a very easy process if you are doing it in a systematic manner. Configuring Outlook email client allows you to manage your third part email accounts within the application itself. You can configure email accounts of most email providers like Gmail, Yahoo mail etc by making some changes in the Outlook setting. Follow these instructions given by the Outlook setting team to configure OIT’s Exchange service in Outlook 2013.


The Exchange server name is and you have to use your CU Login name as your User Name.

  1. Start Microsoft Outlook 2013 application in your computer. Next, you need to click the Next button once the setup wizard appears on the screen.
  2. Now, you need to choose the option called Yes followed by the button called Next.
  3. Check mark the box that says Manually configure server settings or Additional server types and click the button called Next.
  4. Next, you need to choose the option called Microsoft Exchange followed by clicking the Next button.
  5. Now, you need to enter the following information in the Microsoft Exchange server field.
  • server name-
  • User Name- CU Login Name
  1. Next, click the button called More Settings.
  2. Next, click the tab called Security and ensure to click the box called Always prompt for logon credentials.
  3. After that, click the tab called Connections and check mark the box labeled Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP by clicking it.
  4. Now, you need to click the button called Exchange Proxy Settings and in the text field for https://, you need to type Check mark the box that says Connect using SSL. In addition, you need to also check mark the box saying Only connect to proxy servers that have this principal name in their certificate. Beneath the text field, you will see a text box. In that field, you need to enter and finally, click both the boxes called On fast networks and On slow networks.

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  5. Do not to forget to choose NTLM Authentication. Now an alert will open up in your screen when you click the OK button.
  6. Next, click the button called Check Name.
  7. Type ad\ followed by your CU Login Name in the field for User Name and type your password in the field for Password. Finally, click the button called OK.
  8. To finish setting up your account, you need to click the button called Finish.

These simple instructions given by the Outlook setting team will help you to configure Outlook 2013 for the first time. For more help and assistance, contact the Microsoft support number.

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CTP4 Adds Support For Windows 7

Windows 7 Support

Windows 7 Support Help

Nowadays, 64-bit computing has become pretty common. Most machines ship with at least 4GB RAM, and even some smart phones have started using 64-bit architecture. Earlier when x64 architecture was not mainstream, .NET 64-bit JIT-er was never really optimized for fast boot, though the original plan was to produce code quickly in order to boot the application/program up faster. This is precisely why NET Code Generation Team has developed the new JIT compiler. This compiler is two times faster than the previous one. The new compiler has been code named “RyuJIT”. With the increased compiler speed, .Net application boot/start-up time will increase by approximately thirty percent.

Recently, fourth Community Technology Preview (CTP4)for RyuJIT was unveiled. This is huge because, in this release, expanded operating system support will be introduced. The expanded operating system support has been much awaited in the software world. As mentioned earlier, Microsoft’s project RyuJIT has been introduced to improve .NET 64-bit JIT-er (NET Just-In-Time compiler) speed, for a better and much enhanced application performance.

Not long after the release of the third Community Technology Preview (CTP3) introducing support for SIMD instructions, the fourth Community Technology Preview now brings support for Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 with .NET 4.5.2 installation. The best part is Windows 7 support, which is also introduced in CTP4. This will prove to be wonderful news for people who would love to test their code on platforms other than Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012, because till recently those were the only two Windows operating System software supported by RyuJIT (Windows 7 support, for instance).

Vector Handling Acceleration

Windows 7 Support Info

Project Manager for RyuJIT, Kevin Frei, in his announcement for the third Community Technology Preview, mentioned that the performance improvements will continue. But as per reports, the performance gains were mixed at that time. With the fourth Community Technology Preview, there is much larger Operating System support and some changes made to vector handling acceleration in the case of most Vector<T> types. Another change is the fact that now all fixed-size vector types are changeable. Frei assures that more improvements and additional features are underway, but no further information has been released.

Now, here is something exciting for you, those who are interested to see some code in action, a Microsoft Program manager named Immo Landwerth has made available some sample projects in the C# language, in order to show how the SIMD support actually functions.

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Windows 7 Support To Improve Your OS Experience

Windows 7 Support

       Windows 7 Support Help

There is no software in the world that can stay error-free eternally. Windows 7 is no exception to this rule of the software world. When you encounter errors in Windows 7, you need not worry, as Microsoft Windows 7 support is available day and night, round the clock, if you face any issues. All you have to do is take your phone and dial the support number, and you will receive assistance. There are experts with years of experience, available to fix your Microsoft Windows system.

The Windows 7 support personnel have wonderfully detailed knowledge on all features of Windows 7. This is the main reason why they will be able to understand even the minutest issue you have with the system.

This support feature actually does not follow the traditional and familiar ways of problem resolution. The amazing thing is that they do it by not disturbing the user or customer in any way. What they do is access the user’s computer remotely with the help of internet through email, or using live chat. Even if the internet connection is down in a way, you can call the support service to get the issue fixed. Windows 7 technicians do not complicate things with heavy vocabulary, because they provide systematic steps in simple English.

Let us discuss some of the common solutions provided by the support personnel:

Compatibility of programs

Error-Free Eternally

              Windows 7 Support Info

If you are a new Windows 7 user, you might be experiencing issues with compatibility of previous operating system. In that case, the support people will suggest checking the compatibility of the Windows 7 version. If the program is not compatible then you can apply compatibility settings. For that, you need to right click on the program icon and click on Properties, and then choose Compatibility Settings. Then you need to select the older version and click on the Ok button.

Issues with Windows Aero

The most common issue you may face with Windows 7 is the Windows Aero problem. So, in case your Aero theme is not working, Windows 7 support can help you fix this problem: You can Search Aero on the search bar. Then you need to click on Find and Fix problem links. Then you need to follow instructions and launch the Aero Troubleshooting wizard. This will identify and resolve your problems.

This way some of the Window 7 issues can be resolved easily. Call us up on the number shown at the top of the page, if you face similar problems.

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Windows 7 Secures First Place In Market Share For Operating Systems

Windows 7 Support

         Features Of Windows 7

Recent statistics released by NetApplications show that Windows XP has quoted a decrease in the market share while the other operating systems from Microsoft, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 showed an increase. The new reports show that Windows 7 has crossed the fifty percent mark while the market share of Windows XP has gone down to 25.27 percent. The latest operating system from Microsoft, Windows 8.1, climbed up to 6.35 percent and Windows 8 decreased to the levels of 6.26 percent.  Let us discuss the factors that led to the rise and drop of market shares of different operating systems.

Windows XP

As you might have already known, Microsoft’s support for Windows XP operating system has ended this April and this has led to the decline of its market share. Many people have upgraded from Windows XP to newer operating systems like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Windows Vista

Windows Vista holds the last place when it comes to operating systems from Microsoft and it runs on 2.9 percent of PCs.

Windows 7

According to Windows 7 support center, the operating system now holds the top position among the operating systems. The operating system enjoys a vast support from the customers and the interesting factor is that only a few of the existing Windows 7 customers have upgraded to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, as they feel upgrading to any other operating system unnecessary.

Windows 8

The decrease in market share of Windows 8 was expected because Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 for all the existing Windows 8 customers. Many users had complained about Windows 8 and the operating system was already under-performing than expected by Microsoft. A few PCs that have Windows 8 preinstalled in them are still on sale. The operating system sale could see a major decline, as more people would upgrade their operating systems to Windows 8.1 in the coming days.

Windows Vista

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Windows 8.1

The rise in Windows 8.1 sales was obvious since most of the newly shipped machines have this operating system pre-installed in them and the existing Windows 8 customers are upgrading to it.

Mac OS X 10.9

The operating system from Apple runs on 25.27 percent PCs in the world. However, these numbers are much less when compared to the various Windows operating systems.

According to the Windows 7 support center, the market share of this operating system is likely to remain stable for the coming years. We could also see a rise in the number of Windows 8.1 customers, as new computers come with this operating system preinstalled.

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