Windows operating systems have been ruling the world of computers over the years. Microsoft releases newer versions of Windows operating systems with a gap of few years. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of computers around the world run on any of the Windows Operating Systems. Now, just like any other software application, you might have encountered issues with your operating system too. When problems show up, it is necessary that you take the right remedial measures to fix it.
Some of the common issues that you might have encountered include troubles with the Windows software programs, errors during the installation of the operating system, issues with security settings, virus issues, antivirus issues, shutdown issue, blue screen of death errors, etc. If you are not tech savvy, it would be impossible or a tiresome job to fix such issues. In such situations, it is advisable to avail the services of any of the technical support firms that provide Windows tech support.
The advantage of using the service of these companies is that they have skilled technicians who are adept in fixing various Windows issues. These certified technicians are constantly updated with the latest Windows issues. So, what are the advantages of seeking Windows tech support? Let us find out below.
24 x 7 support
Let it be in the early mornings or during the late hours of the nights, you will always find the technicians at the support companies alert and ready to help you.
Most of the technical support companies offer different plans to the users. This helps the users to choose the one that fits them perfectly. There are pay per incident plans, monthly plans, and annual plans from most of the companies.
Remote access of your PC
All the technical support firms have secure tools to access your computer and fix the issues. The technician will take remote access of your computer only with your permission. You can also view all the activities done on your computer.
So, if you are having issues with your Windows operating system, avail the help of a technical support company today. However, make sure that you go through the reviews about the firms before you finalize one, as there are a few fraudulent companies in this sector. You may go through various technical support forums to get an idea about such firms in detail.
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One of the most annoying issues in PCs is the blue screen of death. You will not be able to move further or work on the computer the moment this error shows up on the computer. In such cases, you need to contact Windows tech support and get help since the issue can be fixed effectively only by a trained technician.
There was a great reception for Windows 7 from all the users in the world. The operating system is a very user friendly one that is fully loaded with plenty of features. Although this is true, it is also true that many technical flaws with the operating system were annoying users often. Blue screen of death or the BSOD is one of them.
The error gets the name from the color of the screen that it changes to when this error encounters on the computer. The screen turns blue, all the windows that you had opened would be closed and none of your work will be saved. When the blue screen appears, you would not be able to anything but look for options to get it back to normal from the Windows tech support desk. Find out more about the BSOD error below.
This is one of the solutions, with which you will be able to fix the issue with ease. Contact our tech support desk for any further assistance.
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April 8, 2014 was a historic day for Microsoft’s legacy operating system Windows XP. On that day, the tech giant ended Windows tech support for XP. To be more precise and clear, on that day, Microsoft abandoned Windows XP. It wasn’t a sudden decision. In fact, Microsoft had been instructing users about the imminent termination of Windows XP support for quite a long time.
Windows XP was officially released to customers on 25th October 2001, almost 13 years ago. As per Microsoft’s tech support policy, an operating system would receive customer support and technical support from Microsoft for 10 years. In this, the first five years are considered to be mainstream support period. During this period, customers are liable to receive free support, security updates and if necessary, even OS replacement or reinstallation. During the extended support period, the quantity of services available to the customers is relatively less. Free security updates and patch fixes are offered to the customers. Nevertheless, customers have to pay for additional support such as troubleshooting assistance.
Both mainstream support and extended support for Windows XP had expired quite long ago. But, Microsoft was forced to prolong the extended support period because of the large number of customers for the operating system. Windows XP users were being warned about the termination of Windows tech support for XP since 2010. Nevertheless, these warnings didn’t make any difference. In fact, Microsoft’s warning that April 8 would be the last day of Windows XP wasn’t taken seriously by many. Many had thought that Microsoft would revoke its decision but this time, the decision seems to be the final and Microsoft hasn’t been giving any assistance to the customers except for those in a few select regions and enterprises.
End of Windows XP Support isn’t causing any decline in the market share
Microsoft’s ending of Windows XP support isn’t causing any decline in the market share of the operating system- reports a popular tech journal. As per the statistics compiled by NetApplication, Windows XP market share is still around 25 percent, about twice bigger than the combined market share of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
Windows XP is used mainly by enterprises, government offices and organizations. Hence, chances are that the operating system could be misused by hackers for vicious purposes. Moreover, the operating system has the most number of users in the developing countries like China, India, Bangladesh, and countries in the Latin America and Africa.
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It seems Windows XP users are in for a surprise, since Microsoft has recently announced that they would continue to supply anti-malware signatures for the aging and outdated operating system, Windows XP OS until April 2015. This does not mean it has retracted the end of support date, which was way back in April 8, 2014. The support services will be for blocking malware alone. This, however, is the last extension on the date and Windows XP will no longer be supported by Microsoft and will be abandoned by its creators in the full sense of the word after April next year. Security updates for Windows XP has already ended, but the updated anti-malware signatures for the operating system and various products in XP will remain, giving the existing Windows XP users some breather.
Prior to the announcement, there were wide-spread speculation that the global IT giant would continue tech support for the retired operating system. This was further confirmed when Microsoft made a remark that they “…will not guarantee updates of our antimalware signature and engine after the XP end of support date of April 8, 2014.” This end of support never included ending antivirus signatures at the same time, as Microsoft never specifically stated so.
Although Microsoft Security Essentials will continue receiving updates until next April, security experts advise users to move to a supported operating system that receives security updates from Microsoft. Apart from extended support from Microsoft, there are several third party anti-malware products, which Windows XP OS users can rely on. In short, those, who absolutely wish to, can rely on Windows for another year for support.
If you are looking into updating your operating system, you can download a free software available for download from the official Microsoft page. This small software checks your hardware specifications and recommends the ideal operating system that would suit your needs and will run on your system without causing any issues. If you need help deciding, which operating system to choose, you can contact our Windows tech support team.
You can choose between Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating system. Both operating systems have many benefits and you can choose either one depending on your preference. Windows 7 will continue to receive mainstream support until 2015 and Windows 8 until 2018. You can also wait for the next version of Windows, Windows 10, slated for release in the first quarter of 2015. To know more details about the upcoming operating systems, contact our Windows tech support team.
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Problems with the system sound can happen all of a sudden. One random day, you switch on your computer only to realise there is no sound. This problem is made worse when there are no error messages that point out the issue, which means there are innumerous possible causes behind the faulty working.
However, if you list out all the possible causes and troubleshoot them, starting from the most common, you are likely to get the speakers back in working condition in a very short time. Here’s what you have to check:
Hopefully, if you have followed these steps, you will be able to restore your system sound. If not, you should contact our Windows tech support team to troubleshoot the issue. Unless there is a hardware issue with your speakers or your system, our expert staff will solve the issue in no time.
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