Why You Should Prepare For A Windows 7 Upgrade

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               Windows 7 Upgrade

When they finally dumped Windows XP last April, Microsoft left many users struggling to upgrade. And now, businesses especially feel the heat from looming malware threats. For this reason, you see migrations aplenty to Windows 7, which is the last haven for (formerly) steadfast XP users.

With the release of Microsoft latest, Windows “Threshold”, slated for January next year, upgrading your XP system is imperative, if you have not done it yet. The EOS for XP threw off many companies with surprise, and they were not prepared for a transition to a newer OS in the time window they had. Some corporate users even ended up alternately paying millions of dollars for full-extended support.

Stephen Kleynhans of Gartner has stated that even though the stop of Windows 7 support is not immediate enough for concern, it is imperative that organizations start preparing for the inevitable. This is the only way they can avoid scrambling to upgrade like what they experienced when support for XP was discontinued.

This does not essentially mean that there is a need to move on to using Windows 8. In addition, mainstream Windows 7 support is going to be available until next year, with all security updates continuing until 2020. This means that businesses will have more time to upgrade than they had with XP.

There are two clear ways out of this, assuming you have not installed Windows 8 already.

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  • Let the OS transition happen gradually, alongside hardware change. Companies can just start using Windows 8 that is pre-installed on new computers, as these come in. By the time Threshold comes out, all the machines in the organization will have Windows 8 running on them.
  • Move on to Windows 8.1 right off, or hold back until Threshold is released, and then go for a full upgrade.

Windows XP was a universal favorite among operating systems, and businesses and consumers alike savored its usefulness. This is probably why many have held on to it for so long. Consider also that there was a pick of three newer operating systems, which had come out by this time.

Windows 7 is a close second favorite to XP, but when it comes to popularity, it manages to beat Windows 8 by a massive margin. The latter failed to impress, or even placate. Threshold is where the eyes are now. It is getting much the same hype as Windows 8 did, but let us hope it will perform better.

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Enabling The Windows Script Host In Windows 7

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Windows 7 is the most popular operating system released by Microsoft under the Windows family. In order to execute Microsoft Visual Basic scripts and small Java scripts, there is a Windows 7 component called Windows Script Host. It is this Windows Script Host that helps the Windows 7 computer to process these scripts.

Files that have extensions like .vbs, .wsf and .jse are associated with default Windows installations by the Windows Script Host. However, in order to prevent the users from running scripts that contain harmful codes accidently, some system administrators tend to disable the Windows Script Host. This can be enabled at any time, if you need to run the script that you think is safe and is coming from a trusted source.

Well, given below are some easy instructions from the Windows 7 support team to enable the Windows Script Host in Windows 7.

Instructions

  • Start the process of enabling Windows script host in Windows 7 by clicking the Windows 7 Start button seen on the lower left corner of the Windows 7 desktop screen. Now the Windows Start menu will be open on your screen. In to the search box that is seen within the Start menu, type Regedit followed by pressing the key called Enter. Now, the Registry Editor window will be launched in your screen. In order to see the list of registry keys, refer to the left pane of the Registry Editor.
  • On the left pane, you will see a key-labeled HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Double click it to expand, so that you will be able to
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    see more keys. To reveal more keys under that, double click the key-labeled Software. You need to repeat the same steps until you reach the key called Settings, which is located at HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows Script Host \ Settings.

  • Now, click the key called Settings and at the right side of the window, you will see a label named Enabled that has a value of 0. Right click that and from the available options, click the option called Delete. To enable the Windows Script Host, click the button called Yes.

Note

If you cannot find a value in the key-labeled HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows Script Host\ Settings, then you need to go to Registry Editor and check the key called HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows Script Host\ Settings.

These instructions from the Windows 7 support team will help you to enable Windows Script Host in Microsoft Windows 7 computer. For more information and assistance regarding this, contact our Microsoft tech support team.

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Your System Upgrade Just Around The Corner!

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      Windows 7 Soon To Be Outdated

It’s understandable to panic if you are reading all the posts notifying to upgrade your Windows 7 operating system to a newer version, especially if you just bought the system. However, all these posts are not aimed at individual users like you, but rather aimed at enterprise users for whom the stakes are higher.

So sit back and relax because Microsoft will continue to support the Windows 7 operating system until 2020. However, if you are a business owner, you should give some attention to the latest set of recommendations given out by the technology research and advisory firm Gartner. The Gartner Vice President believes it is the perfect time for corporations to chalk out a strategy for next upgrades in order to upgrade the entire system before the deadline. Contact our Windows 7 support to know more about the same.

Gartner Vice President Kleynhans said, “Microsoft recently ended support for Windows XP and even though the end date was set in 2007 based on a life cycle support policy Microsoft introduced in 2004, many organizations were not able to completely eliminate the OS by the deadline.” He further continued to add, “The end of support for Windows 7 will be January 2020, assuming there are no changes to its current support life cycle. While this feels like it’s a long way off, organizations must start planning now, so they can prevent a recurrence of what happened with Windows XP.”

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Kleynhans further recommended to upgrade to Windows 8 because it’s deadline is on 2023 and also simultaneously reducing the number of Windows 7 devices that need to be upgraded. All the recommendations that Kleynhans mentioned includes the ability of the entire corporate to stomach Windows 8 operating system, an alternative not many would be happy with.

The first option, is to adopt practices that will allow smooth transition every time, and to set in place a system enforced by a strict timeline to upgrade the systems without hassles. The second option is to compel the employees to switch to Windows 8 on all new systems. Since this will only extend the timeline by three years, the entire process seems futile.

The final option is to install Windows 8 on only the latest system so that the number of systems which need to be updated will be slightly lower. This in turn will cause compatibility issues in certain workplaces. If you want to know which the best upgrade option of the three is, you may contact our Windows 7 support.

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Installing Windows 7 OS

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Windows 7 is a popular operating system coming from Microsoft. It is easy to install Windows 7 operating system on your computer. All you have to do is to follow the simple Windows 7 support instructions given below.

Instructions

  • First of all, you need to put the installation disc for Windows 7 OS in your computer and allow your computer to boot. If the installation file is in the USB flash drive, then you need to plug the USB in to the USB port of your computer.
  • In order to place your DVD drive, you need to change the boot order of your computer. Save the changes that you have made to the BIOS and wait until your machine restarts. When a message labeled Press any key to boot from CD/DVD appears on your screen, you need to press any key using your keyboard. Now, your computer will boot automatically from the Windows installation media and you will be able to see a message called Windows is loading files.
  • Then, by using your drop down keys, you need to choose your language, time, input method as well as the currency format when the Install Windows screen appears on the screen. To continue, click the button called Next followed by clicking the button called Install Now.
  • Now after reading the license terms, you need to click the box labeled I accept the license terms and continue to the next step by clicking the Next button.
  • If you have any previous version of Windows OS installed in your computer and if you wish to keep the same files and settings, you need to click the option called Upgrade. However, if you need to install a clean copy of Windows, click the button called Custom.
  • Now, you need to choose the drive where the Windows 7 needs to be installed and click the button called Next. Now, Windows will start copying the files to your drive. During the installation process, your system may restart several times. A message called Setup is preparing Windows for first use will appear on your screen once the installation is complete.
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    Now on the Set Up Windows screen that appears, you need to type a user name and computer name followed by clicking the button called Next. You also need to type a password for the account and confirm it by once again typing it. Again, click the button called Next.

  • Next, in the appropriate space provided, you need to enter your product key and check mark the box labeled Automatically activate Windows when I’m online. To continue with the start up, click the Next button.
  • Finally, you will be able to see a message called Welcome if the installation completed successfully.

These instructions from the Windows 7 support team will help you to install Windows 7 OS successfully on your computer. For more information regarding this, contact our Microsoft support team.

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