With end-of-support for the Windows XP operating systems just a month away, the Redmond based company is teaming up with Laplink to give XP users better and sophisticated ways to transfer their data, settings and applications. Microsoft stated that they are working with Laplink to give people still using the old operating system a free data migration tool called the PCmover Express. In this deal Laplink is also providing XP users a discounted price on a secondary tool called PCmover Professional, which aids in the migration of applications.
This deal was announced over the Microsoft Windows Experience Blog where the company said that the English language version of PCmover Express will be available via WindowsXp.com, as a free download. All other versions will be put up later.
The PCmover Express works by copying all user’s files and settings over a network connection from a PC running Windows XP to a new system, which run either Windows 7, 8 or 8.1. This includes documents, music, videos, email, user profiles and other settings.
Laplink will also be making PCmover Professional available at a special price of just 15.95 for UK customers, discounted from the regular price of £41.95. This version features a high-speed transfer cable that can directly connect two systems via their Ethernet ports to speed up migration. This feature is limited to the boxed edition. Those who prefer to download the program can get the cable at £5.95 extra, plus postage.
Microsoft has already begun informing their XP users that support phase ends on April 8, 2014. They started on March 8 and will continue to send these messages as official notifications on the desktop appearing through the Windows Update. The beloved OS will be missed by many, as it was one of the most popular operating systems of its time.
Microsoft also said they are operating a website to give out Windows help guidelines to know more about their current OS, by accessing AmiRunningXP.com. Users can know which version of the operating system they have currently, whether Windows XP or the later versions Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. The site will also give out Windows help guidelines on how to migrate to newer versions of the Windows operating systems before the deadline for end of support. Get the latest Windows versions on your system and keep your computer protected from virus attacks and other dangerous infiltration.Read more »
The best part about using Windows 7 and Vista in your systems is that there exists a built-in utility, which helps you to scan your computer and fix the issues easily. These programs save you from contacting the Windows help technicians time and again. Although the Windows OS, be it 7, Vista or any other versions, works like a charm most of the times, technical issues may crop up. While you purchase the Windows computer, you would get a Windows disc that contains necessary fixes to the common technical issues.
So, it may become relatively easier for you to fix some of these errors with the Windows disc. Alternatively, you can also use the native error-checking controls in Windows to fix the technical issues. While resorting to these error-checking controls, you would be able to solve functionality problems as well as improve the performance of your hard drive without depending on third-party software. But then you would also require knowing about the accessing of such built-in utility and setting the appropriate options. You would observe that the Windows scanning process and fixing file system issues becomes relatively simper and much easier.
You can use the following instructions provided by the Windows help technicians to know how to scan Windows and fix the errors:
These steps would help you to scan Windows and fix errors in your Windows computer. To get more information on the Windows features, please contact our technical support team.Read more »
Specific instructions and guides for the Windows computer users can be created with the help of WinHelp files. The WinHelp files with an extension .hlp are not used nowadays. Microsoft now uses an updated Microsoft Compiled HTML Help format, with an extension of .chm. People who wish to utilize the .hlp WinHelp file format can get help from the Shalom Help Maker, which has a user-friendly interface and all the necessary resources needed.
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It is very easy to create Windows Help files with the Shalom Help maker. Look for online support in the support Microsoft page if you need more information on this.Read more »
Windows Vista was not as successful an operating system as Windows XP and it did not do well in the market as Microsoft expected. But, it did have some sophisticated changes when compared to the conventional looking XP. Despite some of its flaws, Vista did attract a good chunk of users and even today many years after its official release, Vista is still used by many and Microsoft still offers Windows help to Vista users.
Among the multiple Vista features, the simple procedure to access Remote Assistance is one of the most useful ones. If you come across some problem in your Vista machine and do not know what to do, you can request your tech-savvy friend ask his help in troubleshooting it for you by letting him access your system via Remote Assistance. Here is how this can be done.
You now know how to enable someone to take remote access of your Windows Vista machine. Contact the Windows Help desk online for any assistance regarding this.Read more »
Here we discuss some simple tips for customizing your Windows 7 computer. This includes tips on how to change the desktop background, changing themes, icons etc. If you do wish to change the desktop background to a specific image, follow the tips given below from Windows 7 help team for accomplishing it.
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If you follow the simple instructions given above from the Windows 7 help team, you will be able to change the desktop features of your Windows 7 computer with ease.Read more »