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).
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.Read more »
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
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.Read more »
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.
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 holds the last place when it comes to operating systems from Microsoft and it runs on 2.9 percent of PCs.
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.
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.
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.Read more »
According to the Windows 7 support website, the OS will continue receiving mainstream support until January 2015. After this date, the OS will receive five more years of extended tech support in the form of essential security patches. But, according to the latest announcement from Microsoft, the OS will not receive any future IE 11 security patches, if the users have not installed the April 2014 IE update.
Microsoft to stop providing patches for non-updated IE 11 versions
Microsoft has categorised this IE update, titled MS14-018, released back in April 2014 as a critical update. This means that this is an essential browser update meant to fix some of the security problems in the Internet Explorer browser. As always, many Windows 7 users did not bother to install this IE browser update.
Apparently, Microsoft considers these security flaws in the IE browser to be serious, and wants Windows 7 users to install the MS14-018 update to fix these problems. For this reason, they are stopping the release of any future IE security patches to the non-updated IE 11 browsers.
This will not cause any problem to those Windows 7 users, who are using some other browser application like Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. But, if you are using the non-updated Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 7, you should know that you will no longer see any IE security updates in the Windows Update window.
In the last few months, Microsoft has also asked the Windows 8.1 users to update to Windows 8.1 Update 1 to continue getting support. This means that Windows 8.1 now longer receives Microsoft support. Currently, Windows 7 users have no such problems. Announcements regarding the IE update do not affect the Windows 7 support for the OS.
But, as you can see, Microsoft keeps doing this again and again. Though the Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems are still in the mainstream support period, Microsoft keeps pulling the plug on non-updated operating systems or software applications to force customers to update their systems.
Yes, these updates are available for free online and they are doing this to fix some security flaws in the application. But, they need to bundle the essential updates with the future OS or software updates, instead of asking the users to go and install the old updates first. This will make the whole thing easier.Read more »
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 was released two years before and because of that release, the Windows 7 RTM (without service pack) was not supported after April 9, 2013. This is following the standard Windows support lifecycle, specifying that the support ends twenty-four months after the release of a new service pack. The Windows 7 OS will continue to be supported fully for a long time, with the mainstream support continuing until Jan 13, 2015. The extended support will continue until Jan 14, 2020. This article spreads light on some of the common questions that are present in the minds of the Windows operating system users.
What Is A Service Pack?
A Service Pack is an update that addresses user and partner feedback. Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is a recommended collection of the improvements and updates to Windows that are combined to a single installable update form.
How Long Will Windows 7 Enterprise And Professional Be Supported?
The mainstream support for the Windows 7 operating system with supported service packs will continue until January 13, 2105 and the extended support for Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise until Jan 14, 2020.
When does support for Service Pack 1 expire?
Usually the support ends 24 months after the release of the next service pack or at the end of the support lifecycle of the product, whichever comes earlier.
Besides being in the support cycle, are there other reasons to upgrade to Windows 7 SP 1?
This is yet another doubt that is in the minds of the Windows 7 users. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 can help make your computer more reliable and safe. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 provides a comprehensive set of innovations for the enterprise class virtualization. This includes new virtualization abilities with Microsoft RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory.
Installing the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R@ Service Pack 1 will help you to keep your PC supported and updated. The user will be able to easily deploy the cumulative updates at a single time and it also provides a comprehensive set of virtualization innovations. Service Pack 1 also provides an easier Service Pack deployment model.
If you wish to know more on the Windows 7 RTM end of Support, you can contact the Windows 7 support team. You can get Windows 7 support for all relevant queries.Read more »