All the versions of the Windows operating system need a product key to activate it. Without activating, the user will be able to use the OS for a grace period of 30 days. This is one of the security measures of Microsoft to stop piracy and fraud. If your computer came preinstalled with the Windows operating system, the product key will be printed on a sticky label that is attached to the side of the computer in case of desktops and underside in the case of laptops. If you have bought the operating system online, the product key will be mailed to your email account and you will be able to access it from there.
These labels can wear off or the print can fade away. In such a situation, you will have to go to the Properties data of the PC to find out the product key. In this window, you will be able to find the product key information in Windows Activation settings. You can follow the Windows 7 support tips that are explained below to find out the product key of the Windows 7 operating system.
These are the simple steps to find the product key of the Windows 7 operating system. If you would like to know more on these steps, you can always contact the Windows 7 support team.Read more »
The newer Windows operating systems are good on performance and style, but not as much on legacy software compatibility. It’s fairly common for someone to want to run an older software on, say, Windows 7. This wouldn’t always work if they took the same tack as on XP or Windows 2000. Imagine installing Windows 7 only to find this is the case. How many applications would you have to give up using, or at least your preferred version of them?
There is the provision to run the program in a mode which makes it compatible with the newer OS. When you have an older program, try running the Compatibility troubleshooter, and do as it tells you. This isn’t advised with older antivirus programs and disk management software, though. Even system programs without Windows 7 support need to be steered clear of. There’s no telling what a disk error might cause. People have been known to lose their data irrecoverably in this way. And as for an antivirus operating at below par performance, you’d be opened up to all kinds of security threats.
Using the Compatibility troubleshooter
There’s a compatibility mode setting for every program you run in Windows 7. Changing the mode would bring in the same settings as in an older OS. Windows 7 support is an adaptable concept, which is probably one of the reasons why this is the most favored OS in the world.Read more »
There’s a reason why so many people are not such huge fans of Microsoft. In fact I think there are many. The first one that you can remember without even trying to, is Windows Vista, which flopped big. Then came Windows 7, which was a beautiful piece of work, and lauded by customers the world over. It was so good that it drew many customers away from XP. And then came Windows 8, which dashed all hopes that Microsoft would finally start making good products, and keep them coming.
Windows 8 was so widely panned that the company had no choice but to cut off support for Windows 7. They announced earlier this year that mainstream Windows 7 support would only be available till January 2015. Experts argue that the right thing for the company to do is keep this going instead, while cutting off extended support, if the latter can bring in customers for Windows 8. As things stand right now, Microsoft will stop providing the Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and/or Ultimate copies to manufacturers for preinstalled sale.
The official statement from the company explains that they would give a one-year notice before reaching the end-of-sale for Windows 7 Pro. The concerted notice hadn’t been provided yet, which means that the OEM sales on this version will be up until October 28, 2015. Microsoft has separately published tabulated information in this area, which says that mainstream Windows 7 support, including for the pro version, will be cut off on January 13, 2015. Essentially, this means that the company will not be giving out new features packed into updates. Customers will also be unable to get requests answered or issues helped out with. Even warranty claims on the product will be considered null after this point.
January seems a reasonable point to cut off support for Windows 7, which has had a run of over 5 years since its release. Ending the non-security updates however is foolish on the company’s part because the thing is still being sold in the market. This will be the case until next year. What’s best is to cut off the mainstream support while still giving out the other important services it’s still supplying. It’s not like they haven’t done that before with an OS. The way things are going, extended support will last till January 14, 2020, with exactly five years after mainstream support is retracted.Read more »
After the end of Windows XP support, most users switched to Windows 7 instead of the latest touch-centric OS version. This is because Windows 7 is the most user-friendly and advanced desktop operating system developed by Microsoft. Moreover, for most XP users upgrading to Windows 7 was much easier than to Windows 8 or 8.1.
If you are still using Windows XP and want to upgrade to Windows 7, the following instructions provided by the Windows 7 support team will guide you in the process.
Steps to follow
Once the upgrade process is finished, you will be able to find your old files in the folder C:\Windows.old. You can drag and drop all your data files to the libraries in Windows 7 if required.
So that is how you can upgrade your Windows XP computer to Windows 7. To get more assistance on the same, you may also contact our online tech support team.Read more »
Windows 7 computers run on more than fifty percent of computers around the world. Most of you might be using this operating system on your computer. Now, what will you do if the speed of your operating system slows down? Even though Windows 7 is considered as a light operating system, it can sometimes run slow on your computer. However, with a few simple tricks you can make sure that your operating system run fast just as it were when it was bought. Let us find out how this can be done below.
Avoid unwanted startup
If you find that your Windows 7 operating system takes too much time to load to the desktop screen, then you can be sure that there are many startup items in your computer. According to the Windows 7 support center, these startup items load along with the operating system and this slows down its booting time. In order to disable the startup items, type msconfig in the search field of the start menu and press the enter key. In the system configuration utility window that comes up, go to the tab, Startup. Remove the check mark from all the programs that you do not wish to launch during the startup of the operating system.
Remove junk files
There are two folders in your operating system that stores temporary files. Open the run window, enter Temp and % Temp%, and click OK to access these folders. Remove the files from these folders. In addition, run the tool Disk Cleanup in the operating system and this will remove unwanted files from the computer and speed it up.
Run performance troubleshooter
This is an inbuilt tool of Windows 7. In order to access this tool, select the option Start and click Control Panel. In the control panel window, choose the option Troubleshooting and then System and Security. Choose the option Check for performance issues. This will launch Performance Troubleshooter Wizard. This tool will check for the performance issues of the operating system and fix the ones that it finds out.
It is important that your computer is equipped with sufficient RAM for the operating system to run smoothly. Even though 1 GB RAM would suffice, it is advisable that you upgrade the RAM to 2 or 4 GB for better performance.
With the above steps, you can make your Windows 7 computer run much faster than before. For additional help, you may contact the Windows 7 support center or contact our technical support team.Read more »