Windows 10 Claims To Offer Maximum Performance At Minimal Requirements

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It seems that Microsoft does not require any marketing campaigns now to attract people to its new operating system Windows 10. Most of the features that the tech giant introduced for Windows 10 have gone viral. According to Microsoft’s Windows help and support, Windows 10 is more secure and convenient than the predecessor Windows 8.1 in several ways. Take a look at some of Windows 10 features and see how it differs from Windows 8.

Fewer requirements for free hard drive space

Windows 10 does not require the same amount of free space in the hard drive as Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 require. The operating system consumes about 6.6 GB less hard drive space as compared to the previous operating systems. So, reinstalling Windows 10 is rather simple and takes less time. Adding to the benefit is the ease of dealing with crap ware.

Microsoft claims that the OS has been integrated with a feature called Wimboot, which is enabling the disk compression for apps and system files. Since this feature is integrated.

Before a user is being able to install Windows 10 in the PC, it is checked to ensure that it meets the system requirements for Windows 10. The user will be permitted for the OS installation only if the computer meets the requirements.

Windows 10 backup

With Windows 10, you do not have to worry about system failure due to corruption of the OS. The OS creates the backup to help you recover from system failure quite easily. This will be a new feature going to be introduced to Windows 10. Currently, this feature is available on Windows Phone 8.1.

Reinstalling Windows 10

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Windows 10 evades reinstall problems

According to Microsoft’s Windows help and support desk, Windows 10 causes no reinstallation issues at all. Unlike older Windows OS users, the Windows 10 users need not download and install security updates from time to time. There is a Refresh and Reset button in Windows 10, which allows you to return to the default stage. In a recent blog post, Microsoft stated that, “we are also redesigning Windows’ refresh and reset functionalities to no longer use a separate recovery image (often preinstalled by manufacturers today) in order to bring Windows devices back to a pristine state.”

Microsoft is doing all that it can to make Windows 10 unique and feature-rich. The earnest efforts by the tech giant to make Windows 10 better deserve special applause.

Cortana To Be Doled Out To IOS And Android

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Cortana In Windows

There have been reports that the Cortana Voice Assistant is set to move to the iOS and Android platforms. This is the rival to Apple’s Siri and Android’s Google Now. Microsoft has started moving outside its own platform boundaries, in keeping with its need to improve the capabilities on the new product. Apparently, the company has got its sights set on pushing AI into a future version codenamed as Einstein. This is coming from sources who actual have knowledge of the project.

There have been complex apps brought out into the mobile scene, and most of them by rival companies, leaving Microsoft behind in a significant way. CEO Satya Nadella made it clear last year that mobile would play a bigger role in the company’s operations from now on. And the voice-activated virtual assistant falls smack in the middle of that. That is why it is a part of Windows 10.

We are talking about the kind of tech that can read your email and understand what it says. This will be a basic part of the Cortana rollout, according to the research managing director Eric Horvitz. And the name of the software, as you have probably guessed was derived from a like character with the same name in the Halo video game series. You will probably hear the same thing if you call up the Windows Live support phone number.

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Cortana is one of Microsoft’s biggest projects, and letting it out before they are done with it, is not something you would have expected them to do. It seems they get the point that this is what is needed to get it more exposed, and that the AI project must take precedence. But the practical implication would be that your iPhone will have more than one voice assistant after this, and you will get to choose which one to use.

Far as the AI is concerned, Microsoft is betting on speech recognition, search and machine learning. The main idea was to come up with a software which could guess users’ queries, and grows along these lines with each subsequent version. Users can know more on this by calling the Windows Live support phone number.

Microsoft’s distribution strategy derives from the company trying to bring in more customers, than existing services can draw in at this time. For example, if the user wants to search for something on the web, Cortana uses the Bing engine to look it up. This type of set approach is something that iOS and Android also feature. Cortana needs to avail Microsoft in expanding the use of its other services, and if that does not pan out as they hoped; it is only logical to let it operate on other platforms.

Microsoft To Introduce Cortana On Android And IOS Soon

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We all know that Microsoft will be releasing the advanced personal assistant program, Cortana, with the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. The reports about this have been circulating ever since Microsoft announced the launch of Windows 10. Cortana will place intense challenge to Siri, a similar program that Apple Inc. has released on its iOS platform. Experts over the Windows support number say that Microsoft is developing Cortana through its artificial intelligence project dubbed ‘Einstein.’

Cortana on Windows Phone

Cortana is not a new feature. It is already available on latest versions of Windows Phones and it has been a year since. However, a compatible version of the program has not made its way through the desktop operating system yet. Microsoft is working on that, and it is assumed that it will introduce Cortana on Windows 10 desktop OS by the end of this year.

Cortana for Android and iOS

It has been reported that Microsoft will soon be releasing Cortana on iOS and Android platforms as well. Obviously, this will belittle their respective personal assistant manager programs (Siri and Google Now respectively). Though Siri and Google Now have been in existence for quite some time, there are remarks that the developers are not doing anything to improve these services for the users.

The upcoming versions of Cortana for Windows 10 and third party platforms like Android and iOS will have greater features and options. Certainly, it will be quite different from existing Cortana feature on Windows Phone 8.1. In the opinion of Eric Horwitz, Microsoft Research’s Managing Director, “This kind of technology, which can read and understand email, will play a central role in the next roll out of Cortana, which we are working on now for the fall time frame.”

Cortana For Windows 10

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Nevertheless, Horwitz declined from making any comment on releasing Cortana on Android and iOS. Sources close to the Windows Support number service believe that Microsoft might sometimes delay the release of Cortana on iOS and Android.

The basic of Cortana is artificial intelligence. Ever since the beginning of smartphone, developers have been trying their best to improve the artificial intelligence based programs and applications for their devices. Cortana is the latest invention of artificial intelligence and it seems that it is many steps ahead of Siri and Google Now. If Cortana is released on Android and iOS, there is no doubt that it will replace Siri and Google Now for good.

Backup And Recovery Options In Windows 10

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Windows 10 Preview

Many things have changed since Windows 10 came out. For one, the update is now done through the Settings menu. This new app has a lot of the functionality of the Control Panel in Windows. And it’s also where you find most of the options for Windows help and support.

The Update & recovery section has the Windows Update option, as well as a section for Backup and Recovery. Users of Windows 8 would find this a lot like the ‘Update and recovery’ that was in the previous version of the OS, but these two aren’t the same.

Under Windows Update, you have anything that you’ll need for an update. The top of the screen is where you get status messages about the whether or not PC is up-to-date, and last date when updates were checked for. To manually check for updates, choose Check for updates.

For some more advanced stuff, you can choose Advanced options. This is where the settings are for how the updates will be installed once you give the all clear sign. This also includes the setting for when these will start up the next time after they’re suspended for some reason. Then there’s the option to view the update history, with each update having a link under it that says either Successfully installed on… or Failed to install on….

Preview Of Windows 10

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For people using the Tech Preview of Windows 10, there’s another section that says Choose how preview builds are installed. Here you can choose between the fast and slow options. But this probably won’t be a part of the final Windows 10 release.

The Backup section lets you set up how you want to do the backup, and turn the OneDrive backup option on or off, which if it isn’t too appealing, you can choose a local alternative. There’s advanced options you can access for either option, but in the preview version you’re simply taken to a page with a Back up now button.

As for the Recovery section, this is exactly the same as that in Windows 8, giving you three options to choose from for repairing the OS. You could refresh the PC without changing the files, remove and reinstall everything, or restart from a stored image. If none of these works to your satisfaction, Windows Help and Support can probably be contacted some other way, but for that you need the final consumer release version to come out first.

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 0x50′ 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.

Windows Update Server

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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.

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 0x80248015 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.

How To Create A New Partition Space In Windows 7

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Windows 7 Disk Partition

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.

Creating a new partition in Windows 7

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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.

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.

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.

Windows XP Ditched By Microsoft, Only To Know That Millions Still Cling On It

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It is now common news that our beloved OS, Windows XP is no more. Microsoft removed the OS from the list of its officially supported, software products. Actually, this was never a surprise as the end of XP support was long overdue. Microsoft had tried to get rid of Windows XP long time ago, but it succeeded only now. The main reason for this is the overwhelming amount of requests from various customers across the globe to let the OS stay supported by the software company. Windows XP, this way, lived a long and highly successful life until its death. Actually, Windows XP is popular even after its death. Millions of Windows XP users have chose to stay with the old OS for various reasons.

Windows XP is arguably the only OS in the history of Microsoft to have so many users for this long. Windows XP was a huge hit from the time it was launched and it remained that way until the end of support on April 8, 2014. Only when Windows 7 was released did the old OS started losing some of the user base. We are talking about Windows 7, which is one of the latest Windows OSs. Windows 7 has over fifty percent of Windows user base, whereas XP comes third. Not even Windows 8, the latest Windows OS have managed to reach the popularity Windows XP and Windows 7 has achieved.

End Of XP Support

            Windows XP Support

End of support for Windows XP means there is no use calling Windows support number; users will not get any sort of technical assistance, feature updates and any other services, either free or paid. The users are risking all, despite knowing the consequences, by continuing with Windows XP.

Windows XP was and probably is the most familiar OS in the world, probably the reason why so many users are risking a huge lot to stay with the old OS.  Windows XP remained so popular because it was solid and extremely user friendly. Most Windows XP users are still satisfied with the features offered by the old OS. Another reason is the fear of change. No one loves change and a new OS means adjusting to the new features and talking time to learn them.

Windows XP is dead. No amount of calls to Windows support number can change that fact. Moving on is the best way for Windows XP users, rather than risking the loss of important data using an unsupported OS.