Thursday, July 31, 2014

Update Deadline For Windows 8.1 Moved By A Month

Windows 8.1 has a collection of fine tuned features that gives users a more familiar and convenient experience through touch, as well as keyboard and mouse input methods. Microsoft is on constant efforts to provide improved features for business customers, developers, and device makers to produce low cost devices.

Microsoft wanted Windows 8.1 users to install all the updates by May 13. However, Microsoft changed the plan and extended the Windows update deadline to June 10, by which all those who have not installed the updates will have ample time for the task. You can connect with a technician over the Windows support number to learn how to install Windows 8.1 updates.

Majority of the users have already installed the updates, but Microsoft has found a few who have not installed them yet. Microsoft wants to make sure about the safety of Windows 8.1 users and that is the reason for extending the deadline to install the updates. However, users will not receive updates in future if they fail to update Windows 8.1 by the deadline. Experts assume that this decision is to oblige users to install the latest updates, as failing to do the same will result in security and compatibility issues in future.

There are updates for business users as well. They have been given a grace period until August 12 to install the updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. As there were repeated requests from some users that Microsoft was not giving them enough time to install the updates, the deadline has been extended. This extension is for people who use Windows Server Updates to install updates on their computer.

When people enable the automatic updates on Windows 8.1 operating system, they will not have any problem with the update. Nevertheless, those users who have not turned the feature on will have to make sure that they install all the Windows 8.1 updates.

After installing the updates, restart the computer and allow the changes take effect. If you do not reboot though, the updates will run parallel in the background without interrupting your work, but you can encounter an error later. In such cases, call up the Windows support number to get the issue resolved.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Steps To Remove Yahoo Toolbar

Yahoo offers a toolbar add-on that is promoted through other free downloads. Once the toolbar is installed in your PC, it will add Yahoo Toolbar and change your default search engine to Yahoo. This is not a good thing, at least not a convenient thing for those users who do not want to use the Yahoo search engine. Removing Yahoo toolbar is an easy thing if you know the steps to be followed.

SmartPCFixer is excellent computer fixer software that can solve issues in your PC. With the help of this incredible search toolbar removal software, the user will be able to delete the toolbar and it will not be installed again. This software will be able to uninstall the Yahoo toolbar forever from your computer. 

Powerful and effective scanning technology is used to help the user find out errors and invalid entries quickly that can make your computer slow, crash or freeze. A set of tools are available for the users to restore and maintain a smooth running computer and to offer security and safety.

The users can make use of the SmartPCFixer built-in backup utilities to backup the registry also. SmartPCFixer offers the following benefits and features to the users.

Compatible With Windows Operating Systems

SmartPCFixer is capable of running on all the major Windows based systems like Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, 2003 etc. This program can run in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the operating system.

Thorough System Tray Scanning

A leading scanning engine will be thoroughly run each time the user runs a scan of his computer.

Evidence Cleaner

This is the utility that prevent hackers from getting access to your sensitive information by completely removing all traces of the Internet activity of the users. This is very good to make your computer safe and secure.

These are some of the strong features and benefits of using the SmartPCFixer application. You can also make use of the Add or Remove Programs window to get rid of the Yahoo toolbar form your computer. If you wish to know more on the steps to remove Yahoo toolbar from Add or Remove Programs window, you can contact our tech support team. They will help you to know more on the steps to remove Yahoo toolbar. You can also refer to the Yahoo toolbar removal steps posted in the Microsoft website to more on removing Yahoo toolbar from your PC completely. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sharing Programs With Other Users In Windows Vista

Windows Vista was launched by Microsoft as a successor to Windows XP. Although the operating system boasted of several advanced options, it failed to get the same acceptance as its predecessors. Moreover, many users just found this operating system as an extended version of Windows XP with an addition of a few features. An interesting option in Windows Vista is that it helps the users to share programs with others easily. However, some users fail to access this option and end up calling the Windows Vista help center for assistance.

You can use the following instructions to share programs with other users in your Windows Vista computer.
  • First and foremost, you need to login to the program. Now, you can right-click on the Start menu and choose Open. Now, double-click on the Programs folder.
  • Next, you would need to search for the folder that comprises of the programs you have installed in the system. For sharing a specific program in your Windows Vista computer, you need to go to the particular folder that contains the file. 
  • According to the Windows Vista help and support team, the users might need to click and search a bit to find the folder they require.  However, ensure that you select the correct folder that contains the shortcuts.
  • In the next step, you need to right-click on the folder and select Copy. Then, you can navigate to the All Users Programs folder. 
  • You need to right-click on Start and then select the Open All Users option. Here, the Windows Explorer option will help you to access the Start Menu folder for All Users.
  • Next, you can double-click on the Programs folder, which will take you to the All Users Programs folder. Here, select the option Paste and then paste the contents you had copied earlier. Meanwhile, you can also contact the Windows Vista help and support team anytime to get more information on the Vista operating system as well as assistance on accessing this option in the OS.
  • In the next step, you would see that the program shortcut folder would appear in the Start Menu/Programs folder. 
These simple steps can help you to share the programs in your computer running on the Windows Vista operating system with other users. For more information on the various other options in Windows Vista, you may contact our 24/7 technical support team.

Windows XP Still Popular Among Users

So, the big question is - When would Windows 8 actually outdo Windows XP in terms of popularity? Three months have passed since Microsoft officially ended the support for Windows XP. Still, the aged operating system is comfortably placed at the second spot as far as the user market share of Windows operating systems is concerned. Compared to this, Windows 8 is at the third place with just 14 % of the total user share.

According to technicians available at the Windows XP help and support center, one in five SMBs still use Windows XP operating system. This comes as quite a surprise because while Microsoft was planning to discard the services of Windows XP, the company had insisted its customers to migrate to the latest versions to avoid the security issues pertaining to the lack of support for this OS. Among the users who have finally relented depending on XP, more have opted for Windows 7 operating system instead of the touch-sensitive versions. Due to this, the user market share of Windows 7 has skyrocketed in the last few months and has now touched a staggering 50 % mark.

Microsoft no longer issues security patches for the Windows XP operating system. As stated by the Windows XP help team, over the last three months, Bitdefender has detected one web marketing business that had to tackle almost 800 million malware attacks. This emphasizes the need to switch over to the more updated versions. Catalin Cosoi, chief security strategist says that, "Swift migration from XP is a must for all users. A few weeks after the end of support announcement, a new Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability turned into a permanent threat for XP users. That was until Microsoft issued a patch that was made available for Windows XP users as well. However, this was an exception that shouldn't make enterprises believe it will happen again, so the swift migration from XP is a must for all users."

Some of the other interesting findings of the Bitdefender research report were that almost 37% SMB staff work remotely or from home, making them more vulnerable to BYOD security worries. Compared to this, around 17% of their employers allow workers' personal devices full access to their virtual private networks, which can again invite security issues.

Hence, even though Windows XP comprises of several useful options, it is essential that users migrate to the latest advanced versions at the earliest.

Friday, July 18, 2014

About Recovering/Resetting Lost Windows Admin Password

Keeping your Windows PC password protected is a wise decision. It helps you ensure unauthorized intrusion into your PC and the personal files in it. Moreover, you can ensure that no one makes any unnecessary changes to your PC settings. Nonetheless, if you lose your administrative password, it can be quite unfortunate. You won’t be able to access your computer or any files in it. If it is the only computer you have, things could be worse because you can’t even contact the online Windows support centre for a solution.

Thankfully, there are multiple solutions to help you recover the lost admin password of your Windows PC. One of the solutions is to login into your PC with No Password Administrator Login.

No Password Administrator Login

No Password Administrator Login option is a consolation for those who have forgotten their admin password in Windows XP. For this, go to the default administrator account and select Sign in without password option. However, if you have changed the original password, you wouldn’t be able to login without entering the new password.

Resetting the admin password

If the above method didn’t bring any result, do not worry. There are still alternative options to recover your password. One of such options is resetting the Admin password. Follow the below steps carefully.


If you don’t know your password, type any password. Windows will analyse the wrong password you type and get back to you with the message stating that Your username or password is incorrect. You will be prompted with an option to reset the password. Select OK and choose the link that says Reset password. Follow the on-screen directions carefully to reset the password.

Method 3

If either of the above two options didn’t work, here is yet another method. In this method, you will need to log in to the admin account that you tried to use for resetting the password. Unlike user accounts, the admin account is short of features. It does not allow you to access encrypted files or emails messages. After logging into the admin account, navigate to the section titled Users and Groups and double-click the icon titled Local Users and Groups followed by Users. Choose the account which you wish to reset the password for and right-click on it. Select Set Password from the dropdown screen and follow the on-screen prompts.

Following the above instructions, you would have recovered your lost Windows admin password. For any further help, feel free to contact our Windows support number.