If you’re using Windows 7 operating system, you’d have access to a number of advanced and useful options. You can also use the Windows firewall option in your Windows 7 computer system to stay protected from unauthorized access. This can make sure your information stored in the computer stays secured. However, if you use the firewall option, you won’t be able to access certain websites.
So, if you want to access certain websites, disabling the firewall option would be the ideal choice. You can use the following instructions provided by the Windows 7 support team to disable the firewall option from your Windows 7 computer.
According to the Windows 7 support team, the users must also have administrative privileges to make changes to the Windows firewall settings. This is because disabling the firewall can make your system vulnerable to security infiltrations.
By following the above-mentioned instructions, you can successfully disable the firewall option from your Windows 7 computer. If you want to know more about the features in your Windows 7 system, feel free to contact our technical support team.Read more »
The software giant Microsoft Corporation enjoyed a slight boost in sales when it pulled the plug on Windows XP. Now, the software maker is taking it to the next step with end of free mainstream support for its most popular Windows operating system – Windows 7. This may come as a shock for most Windows 7 users valuing their OS more than Windows XP and Windows 8. Windows 7 enjoys more than fifty percent of the operating system market share.
The Redmond based software manufacturer announced that it is ditching mainstream Windows 7 support for all versions of Windows 7 next year, on 13 January 2015. After the end of mainstream Windows 7 support, users will need to subscribe to avail extended support for feature updates and bug fixes. However, there might be some relief for Windows 7 users because of the fact that the company is offering security updates for the popular Windows OS until January 14, 2020, the date when the operating system has been scheduled for the final end of support.
Windows 7 came as a successor to Windows Vista. Windows Vista was a huge failure in the market due to many reasons. Windows 7 was launched to correct all the problems associated with Windows Vista. This is probably why many refer to Windows 7 as Windows Vista done right. Windows 7 was an instant success, overtaking Windows XP as the most popular operating system in the world. Windows XP is still the second most popular Windows operating system, even after its end of support earlier this year. The end of life for Windows XP meant that the aging operating system will not be receiving any free or paid security updates and patches from the software maker.
A few months prior to the end of support for Windows XP, Microsoft had been encouraging many PC owners to switch to modern and advanced operating systems, such as Windows 7 and Windows 8 or 8.1. Though many users heeded these warnings, there are many, who are clinging on to Windows XP.
Most people, who switched to newer Windows versions, chose Windows 7 as their primary option. This is probably because Windows 7 is not entirely different from Windows XP unlike Windows 8 or 8.1. Microsoft will find it difficult to lure these customers to Windows 8 or 8.1, considering the huge popularity of Windows 7. Majority of ex-Windows XP users are now using Windows 7, and they are comfortable and happy with it. It took thirteen years for Windows XP to be completely abandoned. It will definitely not be easy for Microsoft to kill Windows 7.Read more »
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.
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.Read more »
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.
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.
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.Read more »
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.”
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.Read more »