Monday, August 11, 2014

Fixing The Os Issues In Windows Vista

Microsoft Vista is considered a failure, since it did not sell that much as Windows XP or its immediate successor, Windows 7. The latest figures put the Windows Vista user base lingering at 3% of the total operating system market. However, this 3% translates into thousands of users around the world.

About Windows Vista help and support services

Windows Vista is still in its Extended Support period. This means that Windows Vista users will continue to receive essential security updates until April 11, 2017. So, it might be a good idea to upgrade your system before this date, but until then, you can rely on the Microsoft tech support services to help you with any OS problems.

Microsoft has also included some options and features in the Vista operating system to take care of minor problems. One such Windows Vista help tool is the Problems Reports and Solutions utility. However, this option may not be activated in your Vista computer by default.

Just go to the Control Panel on your computer, select the option System and Maintenance, and click on Problem Reports and Solutions option. This will open the Problem Report and Solutions window on your computer screen. Here, you will find a list of OS problems and error reports generated during the system use so far. You can click on each of the listed error messages to view more details about them.

Use the option provided in the utility to find the solution to these problems and follow the instructions displayed by the wizard for fixing them. For example, after searching for a solution online, you may be asked to download and install a Microsoft Fix It tool to deal with the error. Just click on the link shown there and proceed as instructed.

You can also use the inbuilt Help and Support utility in Vista, which you can access from the Start Menu. There, you will find many helpful tutorials and troubleshooting steps to address many of the OS problems. You can use the links provided there for getting assistance from tech support personnel using Remote Access options in your OS as well.

Remember to keep the Automatic Error Reporting option in Windows Vista enabled by going through the Settings option at the Problem Reports and Solutions page. This will ensure that the error reports are sent to Microsoft server promptly for finding a solution.

Some Tips For Troubleshooting Windows 8

There is no need to dial the Windows support number for minor problems in your Windows 8 system. In fact, many issues in Windows 8 can be fixed by a simple system restart. When you restart the system, the OS will dump all the cache memory and start anew. If any corrupt or malicious file in the system memory was the reason for the error, then it will be simply deleted along with the reboot.

Fixing some of the Windows 8 OS problems on your own

In fact, even when you contact the tech support personnel through the Windows support number, the first thing they suggest is to restart the system. Similarly, you can do a bit of OS troubleshooting yourself without contacting the tech support team.

You can make use of the System Restore function in Windows 8 to take care of most of the OS problems. The System Restore performs the same way as it did in the old Windows versions. You can simply revert the system to an old time stamp and reverse the changes that are causing the error. The OS will automatically create a new restore point whenever you install a software application or update. You can also manually create one if you want.

Microsoft has included an additional Windows Help and Support app in Windows 8. This app contains all the useful information about common Windows 8 problems, along with detailed instructions and troubleshooting steps to deal with them. In most cases, accessing the app will provide you the solution you are looking for. You can then execute the apt steps and fix the problem easily.

Yet another option to deal with Windows 8 problems is to go to the Microsoft tech support website. This website is regularly updated with the latest articles from Microsoft. You can search and find solutions and fixes for most of the OS problems here.

The easiest method to find a solution to your Windows 8 problems is to use the link provided in the OS error message. A typical error message will contain details about the error, and a link to find the solution online. When you click on this link, the OS will report this error to the Microsoft server online and look for a solution.

These are just some solutions for fixing the OS problems in Windows 8. Remember to update your Windows 8 computer regularly. This will reduce the chances of OS problems in the future.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Get The Windows 8 UI For Free

The changes in the Windows 8 UI did not please most of the users. There are a number of posts in different blogs and website, where people have expressed their complaints about the changes in the new operating system. Microsoft has realized that the tile-based OS is not the OS that everybody likes; Many of them do not even want to know about the security features that are better than in the previous ones. Considering all these, Microsoft is planning to go back to its old UI.

If you are thinking about how to upgrade to Windows 8, here is a chance to try out Windows 8 UI at no charge. Checking out the demo model that is available in the stores is not the right option to get to know how Windows 8 works.

With the WinMetro app, you can try Windows 8 on your Windows 7 or Windows Vista PC at free of cost. WinMetro is a replica of the Windows 8 user interface, in which you would be able to check all the features such as the weather, date and time, stocks, news, apps, calendars and all other features that are used often.

The replica is not the exact UI but it has all features that are just enough help you know how the new OS UI would look like and the way it works. Before figuring out how to upgrade to Windows 8, you should check how it works.

Instructions for downloading the app

For downloading the program, visit the Winmetro download page. Here you would find a green button to download the app, click on it. There is a small header in the center of the page, under that you would find a link that says ‘Download Locations’. Click on the first option that says ‘Download@MajorGeeks’, this is supposed to initiate the download instantly.

You now have to open the file and execute it once and the download is complete. As it is with every other software program, you will have to accept the license agreement to start the process. At the end of the installation, the program would prompt you to install the antivirus software ‘Advanced System Care Ultimate’. In case you already have one, do not bother about it and click on ‘Finish’.

At the end of the installation, the program would launch automatically. When you are done with the testing, to close down the program, click on the X button on the top right corner.