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Microsoft Removes The Problematic Patch From Windows Update Server

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Though the software giant removed a patch from Windows Update Server that created problems in some systems, the thing is that it is still pushing a truncated version of the same update that contained the erroneous fix. We are talking about the update, known as MS14-045 and this is one of nine released a few months ago. The update was released to deal with three separate vulnerabilities, such as one related to a font bug and the other in the Windows kernel, which can be considered the heart of the operating system.

Juts within hours of its release, MS14-045 had generated a ‘Stop 0×50′ error on some computers. Most notably on Windows 7 Personal Computers that were running the 64-bit version of the Operating System. The problem is that they were unable to boot their PCs and the usual repair techniques, such as booting into Windows Safe Mode, would not work, as per reports. Windows support number was bombarded with calls concerning the issue with the update.

The software company responded soon, pulled the patch from its Download Center, and made a revision in the accompanying advisory. Actually, that was the only public message to the users and customers. The world’s leading software maker’s security center did not blog about the problem that it had withdrawn the patch from the Update Server. Even calling Windows support number was not helpful for many customers; things were too confusing.

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However, the company is continuing to offer MS14-045 to users through Windows Update. The MS14-045 update was comprised of two separate “packages” originally.  One was named as 2982791 and the other as 2976897. The former is for the resolution for the font problem, and the one Microsoft urged its customers to uninstall, it has now been omitted from Windows Update.

In fact, the latter one, 2976897 is still being offered. The software maker precisely identified the erroneous package in a support document. But, the thing is that the users, who examined the list of available patches in Windows Update before installing may be confused, as 2976897 is also associated with MS14-045.

Actually, 2976897 package is quite safe to install, the software maker mentioned. As per the company, both OS versions such as Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, and even the server editions including Windows Server 2008 and 2012 R2, were provided the 2982791 patch package. The Redmond based software producer has not yet offered a replacement to the 2982791 part of MS14-045, disclosing only that it was looking into the issues.

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What To Do When Windows Update Function Is Broken On Windows XP

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There were many issues with Windows Update recently in the Windows XP operating system, as the OS is no longer supported by Microsoft. As soon as the users try to update the Windows XP operating system from Internet Explorer 8, it fails displaying an error 0×80248015 before the users will be able to search for any of the available fixes. We all know that Microsoft has stopped issuing patches for the Windows XP operating system, but all the older bug fixes for the Windows XP operating system remains available. This is good for those Windows XP computers that have not been updated in a long time.

Another great news for those users, who are still making use of the Windows XP operating system is that Microsoft continues to update their Malicious Software Removal Tool for the Windows XP OS every month. As per different users, Windows Update was working recently and there were no announcements about the end of Windows Update. In addition, the Microsoft servers had a huge Schannel bug that had affected many of the users and the first fix for this bug was also buggy. Now, many of the users have also reported that the Windows Update program is failing on the server versions of the Windows operating system.

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Many of the users have experienced issues and it has not been corrected yet by Microsoft. Many of the computers at different geographical locations experienced the same errors and users were possible to update some of the computers. In the Microsoft support forums, some of the users shared that stopping and then restarting the services, namely, Background Intelligent Transfer service and Automatic Updates might work. This may not work for all the computers and if you are lucky enough, this may fix the issue. The Windows support number tips that are shared below may help you fix these issues in Windows Update.

  • Stop Automatic Update and then the Background Intelligent Transfer Service
  • In C:\Windows folder, you will need to rename the SoftwareDistribution sub-folder
  • After doing the above steps, you can then restart the two services that you had stopped in the first step.

These are the simple steps to fix broken Windows Update issues in the Windows XP operating system without encountering any errors. If you would like to know more on these steps, you may contact the Windows support number. They will help you out with the steps.

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How To Create A New Partition Space In Windows 7

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When using a computer, you will need to make, use or delete partitions. Partitions on your hard-disks are extremely useful in managing and structuring all the data you have. They also find use in installing new operating systems. By using a Windows partition, you will be able to install the OS inside the partition and enable dual-booting. This way, you will be able to use two operating systems at the same time.

There are two distinct types of disk partitions. One of the partitions is system partition and the other one is Boot partition. The system partition comes in handy when handling hardware related files. On the other hand, boot partition is useful for booting your computer. In Windows 7 OS, a separate system partition of 100 MB file size is automatically included when installing Windows OS on a new disk from scratch. However, you will need to create further Windows partitions, according to the file size that suits your needs.

In such a scenario, you will have to create it yourself. You can either make these changes yourself or call the Windows Support number to get the work done. Here’s how you can identify the boot partition yourself.


  • Click on Start button and then select Control Panel. Click on System and then Security. From inside this option, click on Administrative Tools.
  • Double click to select Computer Management. You will need to provide Administrator password in order to gain access to these settings.
  • Click on Disk Management that lies under Storage.
  • Click on the Status Column. You will be able to view the type of disk partition in here.

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Creating Windows Disk Partition

  • Open the command prompt and type in diskmgmt.msc.
  • Right-click the free un-allotted area from the graphical view of Disk Management and then click on Simple View.
  • Click Next after reading the Welcome Page.
  • Select a size for the volume that lies between Minimum and Maximum size limit.
  • Resize the partition of disk in Megabytes using Simple Volume Size field and then select Next.
  • Click on the Assign Drive Letter or Path page and then select to assign a drive letter or path. Click on Next to continue.
  • Assign a Drive letter for the disk partition and then Mount it in the empty NTFS folder.
  • Format the Disk partition volume with the settings of our preference to create and use the Disk partition.

If you come across any hurdles or require further help for creating the Disk partition, contact the Windows Support number.

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Windows Support Boosted In Google Cloud Platform

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Google cloud platform is one of the cloud computing products from Google. Recently, Google Cloud Platform extended its support for workloads and devices that are based on Windows. This is as a result of the number of concerns and requests put forward by users to make Google Cloud Platform available for their Windows enabled devices. Apart from Windows support, Google has added three more enhancements to the Google Compute Engine. This is one of the latest moves of Google. This move will be advantageous as it will expand the user base for Google considerably. You can get to know more on this from the Windows support number.

Among the three enhancements planned, the very first one is the Microsoft License Mobility. Without any extra Microsoft Licensing fee, customers will now be able to move the current License for Microsoft Server Applications to Google Cloud Platform. The second one is that the beta version of Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition will be available on Google Computer Engine. The third and the last enhancement is that users will be able to take remote sessions with Google Chrome. This can be done without the need of additional software on a Windows computer using Google Compute Engine.

It looks as if Google is planning strategies beyond business in order to attract more users for its emerging Google Cloud platform features. Google Cloud platform will be able to expand the present capacity if it manages to attract more and more business users. In the end, it is difficult to say who would benefit more out of this. With this strategy in place, even if people move to Google Cloud platform, Microsoft will only retain customers but not lose them.

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If they make use of Microsoft Azure for cloud services, they can get rid of some of the shortcomings with Google Compute Engine. Over the years, Azure has become advanced and progressive. But it must be noted that there are a few things that Microsoft Azure does not support, but the Google Compute Engine does. Microsoft Azure does not support Microsoft Exchange Server, while Google Compute Engine does. Azure supports SharePoint, and now, Google also has support for the same.

Since some of the other private Exchange Servers cannot guarantee that level of scaling and performance that is acceptable, Microsoft plans not to support them. This might be one of the reasons that Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Exchange Online are pushed down the preferred list. Get to know more about Google Compute Engine and its integration with Microsoft from the Windows support number.

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Microsoft Withdraws Windows 7 Update After Reports Of Installation Issues Of Other Programs

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Windows updates have been one of the major causes of worries for Microsoft, as the company had to withdraw many of its updates and ask customers to uninstall the updates that were already installed in their systems. The latest in this series is Patch Tuesday updates released for the operating system, Windows 7. After finding out that the updates prevented the installation of third party software and other Windows updates, Microsoft withdrew the updates from its official website.

According to the technician at the Windows support number, the problematic update, KB3004394 was released to change how the operating system collected and stored the root certificates, which are used to validate the TLS and SSL connections. Earlier, the operating system was set to look for the certificate update once in a week. The update was intended to increase this frequency to once in a day.

Even though the changes intended by Microsoft on the operating system were quite simple, the actual changes that took place on the systems were not as per the likings of Microsoft or the users. Troubles were encountered by users who had installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1. Users who installed the updates complained that after installing the updates, they were not able to install some of the third party programs like virtual box and the drivers of AMD and Nvidia on their computers. Most of these customers reported that they encountered the error 0x8004FF91 while installing the drivers and the update.

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In order to address the issue, the software giant has now released a new update, which will remove the problematic update from the computers. Microsoft has also removed the update from the Windows Update website. The new update is the only one in a series of updates Microsoft had to pull back this year. Along with the certificate update, the company had also withdrawn another Exchange 2013 update after some of the users reported issues with the same. The modified version of the Exchange update is now available to the users. It is not yet clear how many customers have been affected by the certificate update issue.

With Microsoft withdrawing one update after another, the customers’ trust on the patches and updates have gone down considerably. Microsoft had to withdraw many of the Windows updates this year, with many of them leading to an operating system issue. For further assistance on this failed update, you may contact the technician at Windows support number or contact our technical support team.

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