Earlier, there were reports that Microsoft is planning to stop the services of Windows 7 by 2014. However, now Microsoft has announced that barring the Business or Enterprise version, the company would stop the sales of computers that come pre-installed with Windows 7. This has caused quite a stir among Windows users, and many have started calling Windows 7 support to know about the legitimacy of this news.
Windows 7, along with Windows XP, is one of the preferred versions of the operating system by the users. One of the prime reasons cited for the worldwide acceptance of Windows 7 was that it was simple, user-friendly and yet advanced. But now, with Microsoft coming out with such a proclamation, people would now be forced to get acquainted with the features of Windows 8 and 8.1. According to a blog post, Microsoft stated that, “End of sales refers to the date when a particular version of Windows is no longer shipped to retailers or Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).” The software firm stated that by January, 2015 it would stop the sales of Windows 7 Professional edition as well, confirming an end of sales to one of the most accepted versions of the operating system.
Although Microsoft plans to end the sales of computers that come pre-installed with Windows 7, it would still offer mainstream support for the Windows 7 users. According to technicians at Windows 7 support, this includes general patches and fixes for bugs and bothers in the software. Extended support would also be provided by the software giant but it would include only security fixes. Adding to this, the company has also declared end of extended support for Windows 7 as January 14, 2020. This means that on this day, Microsoft would stop providing automatic fixes, updates, or even online technical assistance for any kinds of bugs in Windows 7. In the blog post, Microsoft also stated that, “This is the time to make sure you have the latest available update or service pack installed. Without Microsoft support, you will no longer receive security updates that can help protect your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software that can steal your personal information.”
With Microsoft ending the services for Windows XP on April 8th, 2014, most of the XP users have migrated to Windows 7. Now, with the company announcing the end of support for the latter, it means that users would have almost six years from again migrating to the next version, preferably Windows 8.Read more »
Being a Windows 7 user, you will be often disgusted by the restarting of the computer when something unexpected happens with the computer. This happens mainly because you have enabled the auto restart feature in the Windows 7 operating system. If your computer is abnormally restarting, then you need to concur that there are some errors in with the system that need your attention. Find the reason for frequent shutdowns and restarting and fix the issue by getting support from Windows 7 support team. Here we discuss how you could prevent restarting of your computer after encountering an error by disabling the auto restart option in the Windows 7 settings.
From now on, your computer will not automatically restart after facing an error. However, for fixing the issue, you might need to first find out what the real reason is behind the error. Often the error is caused by installing an anti virus program that is not compatible with your computer or by running a computer game that requires extreme graphics and processor power.
Updating your BIOS and drivers regularly will help you to stay away from errors. It will be better to get help from Microsoft after finding the issues in the computer.Read more »
Even though Microsoft has launched many operating systems, none of them has been able to beat the popularity of Windows 7. There are numerous reasons for this popularity and we will discuss some of the enhancements in Windows 7 that has made it one of the all time favorites.
Feature rich taskbar
According to Windows 7 support, the operating system comes with a taskbar that has numerous functionalities. It allows users to pin their favorites programs in it and thereby create a single click shortcut. All the user ought to do is simply drag the shortcut icon and place it on the taskbar. You can also reshuffle these icons as you wish by dragging them using the mouse. The programs that currently run on your computer stay on your taskbar just like the previous versions. However, when you place the mouse over this program, a thumbnail of the program pops up and you can find out the status of the program. This can be helpful while copying a file as it helps you to find the current copy status.
Snap function is one of the newly introduced enhancements in the operating system. With this function, the user can fit a program window on one end of the desktop by simply dragging it to the side and fit another window to the other half. This will allow users to view both the windows simultaneously and compare them.
Windows search functions
In the earlier versions of Windows operating systems, you had to open the ‘My Computer’ window and then select the ‘Search’ function. However, with Windows 7, you can initiate the search from the ‘Start’ menu. The enhanced ‘Start’ menu has the search field at its bottom that can search files, emails or any other applications with the keyword, and give you results quickly.
Easier connections to networks
Windows 7 comes with a new feature called VAN or View Available Network. With this, you can connect your computer to the
available networks with a single click, irrespective of whether you use a broadband, Wi-Fi or dial up connection.
If you have multiple computers at your home, you can connect each one of them to the network with the help of HomeGroup.
These are some of the enhancements in the Windows 7 operating system, which make it the most loved operating system ever from Microsoft. If you have any queries regarding this operating system, you may contact Windows 7 support center or our technical support team.Read more »
Windows Defender is your first line of defense against anti spyware and malware programs. This tutorial explains the steps to disable the Windows Defender program in Windows 7 operating system. If you are using your own Spyware and Trojan remover program, having the Windows Defender running can cause issues like slow performance and in the worst-case BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) issues. The Windows 7 support tips that are shared below will help you to disable the Windows Defender program in your PC.
These are the steps to disable the Windows Defender program. Disabling the program with these steps can prove to be a pain. The program can re enable itself with the System Updates. In addition, Windows Defender is not present in the list of removable programs, as Microsoft does not want the users to uninstall it. Windows Defender is a part of the ‘Make Windows Safer’ campaign that started with the Windows 7 operating system.
If you have any doubts regarding any of the steps that are discussed above, you can contact the Windows 7 support team for further clarifications.Read more »
Microsoft Outlook is considered as the best email client in the world due to the numerous features incorporated in it. You can get Microsoft Outlook to schedule an appointment, arrange meetings, feed contacts etc., apart from sending and receiving emails.
Another added advantage of this email client is that you can enable many other programs in it like Adobe Reader. You can get Microsoft Outlook to view the PDF files they receive in the program using Adobe. This avoids the troubles of downloading the PDF attachment and then opening it after exiting Outlook. In this post, we will find out the steps involved to enable Adobe in the email client.
Once you get Microsoft Outlook and install it on your computer, you can enable Adobe with a few simple steps. Once the Adobe installation is complete, you can view all the PDF files directly from Outlook. Let us now go through the steps below.
We hope that the above mentioned steps have helped you to enable Adobe Reader on your Outlook program. Once you enable Adobe Reader on the program, you can get Microsoft Outlook to open the PDF files directly. For additional assistance on Adobe installation, you may contact our technical support team.Read more »