Getting Windows Vista OS To Run Faster

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Windows Vista, in comparison to the operating systems released prior and after to it, is an extremely slow operating system. Most users, who use this OS complain of slow and erratic performance. The best solution would be to upgrade your system to a newer version of Windows. Windows 7 and Windows 8.x are obvious choices with Windows 7 being the most popular one. If you do not mind the Metro style UI, Windows 8.x OS is the fastest and one of the most stable operating systems ever released.

An even better solution would be to wait for the next version of Windows, Windows 10 to be released. Slated to release in just a few months, this OS appears to be promising, partially due to the new User Interface. To know more about Windows 10, you can contact our Windows support number to talk to our expert support staff.

For the time being, you can make certain changes to your Windows Vista OS to speed up your computer. Changes may not be drastic, but these will be enough to make your computer usable and at least, not to appear as obsolete. One of the biggest reasons for slow performance of Windows computers is the wrong allocation of Virtual Memory. Windows treat the space allocated on the hard-drive, Virtual Memory, as the primary memory. Here’s how you select the right memory size for good performance:

  • Go to the Control Panel window from the Start menu, and click on System And Maintenance. The window will refresh and bring you a new set of options. Click on System icon to open up the System Properties window.
  • On the left side panel, click on Advanced System Settings. You might be prompted to type the username and password in order to establish Administrator user privileges.

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  • Navigate to the Advanced tab and then, click on Settings, which lies right under Performance.
  • Click on Advanced again and hit the Change button in the Virtual Memory section.
  • Disable the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives feature.
  • Select the dominant hard drive partition and select Custom Size. Type in the displayed value of Recommended size inside the box titled Initial Size (MB).
  • Inside the Maximum Size (MB) box, fill in 1.5 times the file space you allocated in Initial Size. Click the Set button to save your preferences.
  • Click on OK button to restart your computer.

You will notice an improvement in performance after Windows has rebooted. If you need help, contact our support staff on our Windows support number to receive further instructions.

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Microsoft To Provide Windows XP Support In China

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Microsoft had ended the services for Windows XP on April 8, 2014 and it had caused a stir among the existing Windows XP uses then. This was a novel business move by Microsoft to boost up the already diminishing sales of the Windows 8 operating system. The touch-centric OS, which was released amid much fanfare more than two years ago, had failed to attract the users. As a result, the software giant had decided to terminate the services of Windows XP in a bid to insist the customers to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

Even after the services for Windows XP was terminated, many users decided to stay with this aged version of the Windows OS. Interestingly, this included some of the major IT companies and financial institutions, who were averse to the idea of moving onto the so-called advanced Windows 8 operating system. One of the main factors that led to the downfall of Windows 8 was that the operating system didn’t comprise of many useful features. Microsoft, in a bid to make Windows 8 on par with other advanced operating systems, excluded the basic features such as the Start Menu. Many users thus faced issues in performing even the basic functions and that included booting and rebooting their systems. Many Windows 8 users started contacting the Windows tech support team to know about the troubleshooting steps required to fix their systems.

As a result, most users decided to stay with Windows XP and Windows 7. The overall user share of Windows 7 increased to large numbers and thus reached a staggering 50 % compared to the meager 15 percent achieved by Windows 8. According to the Windows tech support, now the company has also decided to collaborate with Lenovo Group Ltd. and Tencent Holding Ltd. to provide support for Windows XP in China.

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Commenting on this latest business collaboration, sources close to Microsoft stated that “For domestic users who continue to use Windows XP before upgrading to a new operating system, we have made it a priority to provide safety protections.” In addition to this, Qihoo, another software firm has promised XP support for users in China. According to Alex Xu, co-chief financial officer at Qihoo 360, “Qihoo 360 will continue to provide Windows XP support to Chinese users as long as there are still XP users in China.”

Well, it can be said that things have become more difficult for Microsoft now as far as the business prospects related to Windows 8 are concerned.

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Solving Windows Installation Problems

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Over the years, Microsoft has spread its branches to many different markets, all related to technology, and has managed to excel in all. Microsoft dared to dream about personal computer and envisioned a world where a house in US would have a computer and then strived to make it come true. Microsoft has been identifying every possible market and releasing a product or a service for the benefit of its customers. From gaming consoles to Artificial intelligence to simple QWERTY keyboards, Microsoft has made its presence known in every major or minor field that has anything to do with computers.

Microsoft owned Windows operating system is one of its most popular product, and is the dominant operating system in the market. Over the years, Microsoft released many versions of Windows, in order to accommodate the developments in hardware industry and to address the growing needs of its users. It has released 8 different operating system versions ever since its inception and although not all of them were successful, most were welcomed by users who are familiar with the earlier operating system.

There are many reasons that attributes to the success of the Windows brand; the major reason being ease of use. When designing this operating system, Microsoft took care to design it in such a manner that it facilitated nonprofessionals, people who have never used the computer before, to do various tasks with relative ease. The same is the case with the Windows installation. One does not need to know coding to run the operating system in the computer. A person only has to read the on-screen instructions and follow the same in order to install the operating system and get it running in their PC system. However, on the rare scenario that some sort of issue props up, you can always consult our Windows online support to fix your problem.

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There are 5 ways to install Windows in your computer. They are:

  • Perform a clean install
  • Upgrade to the latest OS
  • Install Windows to a new hard disk
  • Install to a new folder (parallel installation)
  • Perform a multiple boot operation

If you are unable to install the Windows operating system on your PC due to any sort of trouble, you can contact our Windows online support to seek a solution. Our team of expert professionals will solve the problem in a jiffy and enable you to experience the features of the latest Windows operating system.

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Procedure To Use An Xbox Live Vision Camera With Windows

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The software giant Microsoft corporation is involved in the development, manufacture and licensing of various software products, gaming devices and electronic products. Xbox Live Vision is a camera manufactured as a webcam for Xbox 360 console. The world’s leading software maker’s Xbox Live Vision Camera functions to enhance the experience of Xbox 360 gaming. The great thing about the camera is that it allows players to use pictures and videos of themselves as part of their offline and online avatar in certain selected Xbox 360 video games. Though intended for gaming use, there is another use for the same device.

When you connect the Xbox Live Vision Camera to a Windows powered PC, Xbox camera can easily work as a webcam for your normal use. To make Xbox Live Vision Camera work as webcam for your system, here are the Windows online support instructions to follow:

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  • First, you need to turn on your system. Just, start Microsoft Windows and then connect to the internet.
  • Then, you need to connect your Xbox Live Vision Camera to a high-speed USB port on your computer system. The high-speed ports are normally available on your system tower itself instead of the keyboard or monitor.
  • Thereafter, you need to wait for the ‘Found New Hardware Wizard’ to start. This program will then automatically install your Xbox Live Vision Camera and all you have to do is to follow the instructions and click wherever necessary till the completion of the installation.

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  • After that, you need to allow the wizard to search online for drivers for your webcam. This will take a few minutes (depending on the speed of your internet.) When you are asked whether you want the Wizard to connect to Windows Update, you need to click on ‘Yes, this time only’ and press the ‘Next’ button.
  • Next, the wizard will contact the software maker Microsoft’s server website and then, download the software required for running your Microsoft Live Vision Camera on your Windows powered system.
  • When the software is completely installed and ready to use, you need to click on the ‘Close’ button and then start using your camera.

This sure is an excellent way to utilize the same camera for various purposes. You need not have to invest on a new webcam for your system; just start using Xbox Live Vision Camera by connecting it with your Windows PC.

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Most Users Still Hanging On To Windows XP

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Windows XP has been removed for the list of products supported by the software behemoth, Microsoft Corporation. This means that the aging Windows operating system will not be receiving any sort of official Windows tech support, security patches and feature updates in the future. Windows XP, for all intents and purposes, is dead as far as Microsoft is concerned. This news is old, but knowingly or unknowingly, millions prefer to stay with the thirteen-year-old old operating system. Many SMBs are still clinging onto it for various reasons.

Agreed, Microsoft Windows XP was by far the most popular and most widely used operating system of the last decade, compared to all the other operating systems developed by Microsoft or any other company. This popular personal computer operating system was generally released for retail sale on October 25, 2001 and now, it has completed thirteen years of its existence. Windows XP was such a success, which very few operating systems have ever had the good fortune to achieve and kudos to Microsoft for that. No matter how good an OS XP is, it has a life cycle after which time it should not be used. Windows XP should have been removed from the list of Microsoft supported items much before. The software maker had to listen to requests from millions of users.

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April 8, 2014 was the date, when the world’s leading software maker abandoned Microsoft Windows XP. This was long overdue. However, this news seems to have no effect on the millions of users, who are still using the operating system; as if, lack of Windows tech support and all kinds of support do not mean anything to them. An unsupported operating system is extremely unsafe and unsecure. Even before the end of support, Windows XP was not the most secure operating system. Having been around for such a long time, the hackers and malicious coders know the operating system in and out. There are thousands of viruses, Trojan horses, and malware programs creating mayhem in many Windows XP powered computers.

It is difficult to imagine why they do not prefer to move on to Windows 8 or at least Windows 7. Windows 7 and Windows 8 are more secure, advanced and feature-packed than Windows XP.

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