The Windows Taskbar located at the bottom of the computer screen comprises of several options that enable users to perform an array of functions. It includes include launching programs from the Start button, checking the currently opened programs and background applications, adjusting the date and time, etc. Users are also able to customize options to run programs without need of the icons on the taskbar. Technicians at Windows tech support can be contacted anytime to know more about customizing the Windows taskbar.
While checking the Windows taskbar, you would be able to see the Windows Security icon that appears automatically in the notification area. This area, also known as the system tray, appears next to the clock, at the same end of the Windows taskbar. The security icon also helps to update your firewall settings when required. Sometimes, you may want to remove this Windows security icon. The process of removing this icon only takes a few minutes. The best part is that even after you’ve removed the Windows Security icon; it can be recovered so that you can check the security status of your system.
You can use the following instructions provided by the Windows tech support technicians to remove the Windows Security taskbar icon:
These steps would help you to remove the Windows security taskbar icon from your computer. To know more about the features of Windows taskbar, feel free to contact our 24/7 technical support team.Read more »
IDC says that the future years will witness the growth of Windows tablets but this growth will not topple the sales of Apple IOS and Google Android running tablets. By the year 2017, IDC says that Windows tablets will gobble up a market share in the range of 10.2 percent. According to reports, however, IOS and Android tablets will witness a slump in the tablet market share.
The proposed market share
It is estimated that 58.8% market share will be taken up by Android tablets and around 60.8% market share was predicted for this year. By the year 2017, 30.6% population of tablets in the market will be Apple IOS running tablets and this is in comparison to the 35% mark that is seen in the present year.
Problems for Windows
Microsoft thought that Windows 8 would have had a better and more optimistic welcome and success. A single design for the OS was incorporated for tablets as well as desktops; this is what Mainelli says. Mainelli added, “Microsoft still believes people want a tablet with the power of a PC”. Customers are still confused regarding Windows operating systems that run on the ARM processors, the stripped version of Windows by the name Windows RT or the general Windows 8 dedicated for x86 processors.
Small collection of Apps
In addition, another worry for Microsoft is the collection of apps for Windows 8. Unified app development is thoroughly exercised by Microsoft for laptops and tablets; however, this effort has been barricaded due to varying screen sizes seen on the different devices.
Device designs are not quite spectacular and Microsoft requires just a single tablet being an overwhelming hit for its Windows OS to turn out to be a grand success. Windows tablets are offered by many market players like Dell, HP, Acer and Toshiba.
Microsoft is trying to use the magic wand and implement the so-called “2-in-1″ devices that offer the functionality and features of both laptops and tablets. The “2-in-1″ devices are very useful for customers and may ultimately lead to the success of Windows OS.
Users may avail services of Windows tech support if they need help with Windows tablet issues. Bugs or startup issues with Windows tablets may be seen and to rectify them and make the Windows tablets function properly, users need to contact Windows tech support.Read more »
ActiveX, developed by Microsoft, is well known and widely used as a software framework. Some of the known functions of ActiveX include allowing animation or helping in installing security updates. According to Windows tech support technicians, these programs perform functions within the Internet Explorer browser environment.
Now, due to the fact that malware or malicious content can be easily passed using ActiveX components, these controls are disabled on the Windows Mobile operating system as a default option. However, if you would like to run it, you would require installing and running the ActiveX control on your system. If you would like to install ActiveX on a Windows mobile PDA, you can use the following instructions provided by the Windows tech support technicians.
Enabling ActiveX controls on Windows Mobile Internet Explorer:
Installing ActiveX control
By following these steps you would be able to successfully install ActiveX on a Windows Mobile PDA. For more assistance, please contact our technical support team.Read more »
The most versatile operating system that Microsoft has ever produced is Windows XP and it is most widely used operating system from Microsoft after Windows 7. Because of its user-friendly characteristics and its features, it is still employed in many schools, colleges, hospitals and other firms. However, Microsoft is going to end the support given to this old operating system. This End of Support of Windows XP is what the hackers are waiting for, since they can easily access your system because of the lack of security.
The tech giant Microsoft is going to withdraw the Windows tech support given to the Windows XP operating system on April 8th, 2014. After the end of support date, the tech giant will no longer release the security patches and updates needed for the effective functioning of your system. This will make your Windows XP system more prone to security issues and this can finally affect the efficiency of your computer. However, the tech support will continue for other operating systems of Microsoft like Windows 7 and Windows 8.
According to NetMarketShare, nearly 31.2 percent of people still use Windows XP operating system. This large market share is because of the employment of XP computers in large and medium business field. Even many of the bank ATMs is running on this operating system. Therefore, the EOS will be a major concern for everyone and there is a greater chance of losing your data.
Tim Rains, the director of Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing group told PCPro that, “The very first month that Microsoft releases security updates for supported versions of Windows, attackers will reverse-engineer those updates, find the vulnerabilities and test Windows XP to see if it shares [them]. Since a security update will never become available for Windows XP to address these vulnerabilities, Windows XP will essentially have a zero-day vulnerability forever.”
With the end of support approaching, Microsoft wants the existing users of Windows XP operating system to upgrade their system to the latest Windows operating systems like Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. The tech giant also suggests that most of the computers are not compatible with Windows 8 OS and therefore, it is best to upgrade your OS to Windows 7. To know more regarding this, contact the Windows tech support team online.Read more »
Windows 7 is regarded as the most flawless operating system among existing versions of the Windows OS. The best part about using Windows 7 is that it comprises of several advanced features that are easier to use. Now, if you encounter any issues in your Windows 7 computer, you can always seek assistance from the Windows tech support team. Here, let us check some of the useful tech support options Windows 7 offers to its users.
Other advanced options
These are some of the useful technical support options that Windows 7 offers you. To get more information on the features of this OS, feel free to contact our Windows tech support team.Read more »