Google Getting Ready To Release The 64-Bit Version Of Chrome For Windows Users

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If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows on your computer and love to use Google Chrome in it, then here is good news for you. Google has decided to release the 64-bit version of the program to Windows 64-bit customers. According to a blog post, Will Harris, a software engineer says, “64-bit Chrome offers many benefits for speed, stability and security. Our measurements have shown that the native 64-bit version of Chrome has improved speed on many of our graphics and media benchmarks”.

According to Harris, with the new version of the browser, users can experience about 15 percent improvements when handling VP9 codec. With this, users can play HD YouTube videos without troubles. There are also many improvements in handling web content. He says the new 64-bit engines are “almost twice as stable as 32-bit engines when handling typical web content.” When it comes to security, he says, the browser can offer security “far more effectively defend against vulnerabilities that rely on controlling the memory layout of objects.”

In order to download the 64-bit version of the program, users may navigate to the official web page of Google and to the section Chrome. Here, you will find both the 32-bit version and the 64-bit version to download. According to Harris, one of the drawbacks that you could say about the browser is the absence of 32-bit NPAPI plugin support. He says, “The 32-bit channel will remain fully supported for the foreseeable future and we will continue to support 32-bit plugins until NPAPI is removed from Chrome.”

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Google Chrome is considered one of the fastest browsers in the market. In addition to a simple interface, the operating system provides enhanced security, privacy and customization abilities to the users. The streamlined design of the browser makes it simple and attractive.

When it comes to privacy, the browser offers you different techniques to secure your personal details while you are online. The browser comes with many beautiful themes to make it look attractive and catchy. Once you download the browser, you may download the themes from the Chrome web store. For further help on the browser compatibility, you may contact the Windows help center or our technical support team.

According to the Windows help center, if you are running any of the 64-bit versions of Windows operating systems, you may download the browser from the official website of Google. Right now, only the beta version of the program is available. However, experts believe that the release of the full-fledged version is not far away.

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Windows 7 Mainstream Support Ends On January 2015

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After the end of extended support for Windows XP operating system this April, Microsoft is getting ready to end the mainstream support for its all time favorite operating system, Windows 7. However, according to Windows online support center, users will still be able to receive updates for the operating system until it reaches the final date of extended support, which is set to be on January 14, 2020.

January 13, 2015 would be the last date on which Windows 7 would receive mainstream support from the software giant. That is, you can avail free Windows online support for the operating system errors and the operating system is covered for warranty until this date. All versions of Windows 7 would come under this end of support date. However, there will be continued support in the form of security patches and updates from the software giant.

According to Microsoft online support center, when a product is in its Mainstream support phase, users can expect design changes, security updates and non-security hot fixes for the operating system. However, once the mainstream support is over, the operating system goes into the extended support phase. A product that is in its extended support phase will be feature locked. During this period, no warranty claims can be made. In addition, the users cannot expect no-charge incident support, if the product falls in this period.

In a statement, Microsoft says, “Extended Support lasts for 5 years and includes security updates at no cost, and paid hotfix support.” It further adds, “Additionally, Microsoft will not accept requests for design changes or new features during the Extended Support phase.”

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In addition to Windows 7, there are several other programs in the line, which reaches the end of its mainstream support date. These include the Windows Server 2008, Dynamics NAV 2009, Dynamics C5 2010, Windows Storage Server 2008, Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Windows Phone 7.8.

The extended support date for Windows XP operating system ended this April, which led to many users to migrate to Windows 7. However, the customers who are new to Windows 7 can avail mainstream support for only less than a year. If you do not wish for any design changes or other major changes in the operating system, you can still run Windows 7 because it would continue to receive all the necessary updates without fail until 2020. For further help on the end of Windows 7 support, you may contact Windows online support or our technical support team.

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Adding Applications To The Windows Context Menu

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Many a times, while using your computer that runs on the Windows operating system, you may want to clean up your Windows desktop icons and taskbar. Cleaning up your Windows desktop is necessary because a desktop that contains numerous icons can only make you confused. You would also have a hard time locating a specific icon. Hence, it is recommended that you clean up your desktop and place only specific icons there, which you use regularly.

You can also add any application to your Windows Context menu. For this, you need to perform the simple instructions provided by the Windows help and support team.

  • In the first step, you need to navigate to regedit.exe. For this, you can click on the Start Menu followed by Run. Once, the dialog box pops up, you can type in the command. Alternatively, you can also press the Windows Key + R and then type regedit.exe. Now, you can also click on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT followed by Directory and then on the Background option. Now, you can click on Shell.
  • Now, you need to right-click on this option and choose the New option followed by Key. You can name this key as the application you’d like to add to the context menu of the computer system running on the Windows operating system.
  • In the next step, you need to right-click on the new key you just made. Now, you can again click on New followed by Key. You can enter the key as command. Make sure you enter the name all in lowercase. At any point of time, you can also contact the Windows help and support team to get more information on the features of the Windows operating system installed in your computer.

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  • Now, move on to the new command key folder you just made and then double-click on the Default key, which you’d be able to locate on the right-hand side of the window.
  • In the next step, you can choose the Value data section and then insert the path to the executable file for the application. This should be the same one that you want to add to the context menu. Once you’re done, click on OK.

By following these steps, you can add any application to the Windows Context Menu in your computer. To get more assistance on this Windows option, you may contact our 24/7 Windows online technical support team.

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Blocking Windows Firewall Ports

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      Windows Firewall Security

A dedicated connection location assigned to a telecommunication software is called a Port. These ports are used to control network traffic for handling performance and security. The port regulation is commonly done via Quality of Service or QoS while the blocking of the ports is done through the firewall. With the help of the Windows firewall software, it is possible to allow or not allow applications by their name or their port number.

When you block a port through the Windows firewall, it will block network communication that tries to bind to an application. With the help of advanced settings, you will be able to block specific ports. There is a detailed explanation of the same in the Windows help site.

Instructions

  • In order to open the Windows Run box, press the combination of keys – Windows + R. This will open a small dialogue box to the lower left corner of the screen near the Start Menu.
  • In the space provided, type firewall.cpl in the Run box and press the Enter key on the keyboard or click on Ok. This will load the Windows Firewall Component.
  • To the left pane, you would find Advanced Settings, Click on that. This would open up a window named Windows Firewall With Advanced Security.
  • In case you want to block an inbound connection, click on Inbound rules. Moreover, you can click on Outbound rules if you want to block a connection leaving the computer. You can also block both inbound and outbound if necessary.
  • By selecting New Rule from the Right Click menu, you will be able to open a New Rule window.
  • Select the Port and then click on the Next button, which is present at the bottom.

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  • In the Specific Local Ports field, type in the Port Number, after which you can click on either Tcp or Udp in order to block the selected type of connection. In case you are planning to block, create a rule and select the Next button.
  • Click on Block The Connection, and then click on Next twice when prompted.
  • Type a name in the space provided in the Name Box for the new rule created. To create the rule, click on Finish.

The above steps are the basic steps to block and unblock ports. In case you need further Windows help, contact our tech support desk.

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Fixing Driver Issues After Windows 8 Upgrade In Toshiba Laptop

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It does not matter which computer or laptop you use, it is always advisable that you run the latest operating system in it. This is because by installing the latest operating system, your computer will have the latest security features. It will be more refined and free from bugs. Since newer operating systems run faster than the old ones, you can work more efficiently. According to Windows help blogs, by using a new operating system, you will be able to run most of the hardware and software applications. This is because these applications would be designed to function with all latest operating systems in the market.

Now, the latest operating system available in the market is Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. It comes in two different versions; the Standard version with a price tag of 119.99 dollars and the professional version for 199.99 dollars. If you have bought your laptop before 2012, you might most probably have Windows 7 preinstalled in it. As mentioned above, it is advisable to upgrade to the latest operating system for receiving the best support.

However, some of the users of Toshiba laptops have complained that the upgrade to Windows 8 has resulted in some major troubles like driver issues. In this post, we will find out how to resolve these driver issues.

Steps Involved

  • Turn on the laptop. If you are in the desktop screen, go to the Start screen. Press the Windows key in the keyboard to go to the Start screen.
  • In the Start screen, press the button Windows and Q together. Search for the option Service Station and select it.
  • The above step launches the window for Toshiba Service Station.
  • Select the Accept button and choose the option Check for Updates.
  • With the above step, you will receive a list of Windows 8 drivers available. Choose the option Toshiba Service Station Client Update and choose the button Download/Install. With this, you can ensure that you do not have to download each update and install it.

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  • When the installation of Toshiba Service Station completes, mark the check box near the option Install and then choose the button Install All.
  • The drivers will be downloaded automatically. This could last for several minutes and depends on the speed of your internet connection.
  • Restart the computer when the installation completes.

With the above step, you can fix the driver issues associated with your Toshiba laptop. For further assistance, you may contact the Windows help center or our technical support team.

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