Microsoft terminated all forms of support for one of its all time favorite operating systems Windows XP, on April 8, 2014. According to Windows tech support, the operating system will now be vulnerable to various threats since there will no longer be updates for security threats in the operating system.
Now, even with the end of extended support for the operating system, reports suggest that millions of users still run this operating system on their computers. However, there has been a ray of hope for the existing Windows XP users with the decision from Google to support its Chrome browsers running on the operating system for another year. This means, Windows XP users can carry out safe browsing for at least another year and keep the threats at bay.
According to a blog announcement from Google, “Many organizations still run dozens or even hundreds of applications on XP and may have trouble migrating. Our goal is to support Chrome for XP users during this transition process.” Google further adds, “Since unpatched browser bugs are often used by malware to infect computers, we’re extending support for Chrome on Windows XP.” As majority of the computers are infected with malicious programs while browsing the internet, the new move can be of great help for Windows XP users who make use of Google Chrome browsers. Windows tech support has already made it clear that the Internet Explorer browser running in Windows XP could be at risk of many threats due to the absence of security patches.
Microsoft has already made the announcement about the end of termination of support about a year ago. The end of support can affect businesses and home users alike. After the release of Service Pack 3 for the operating system, the software giant did not release any major updates for the operating system, expect for the regular patches. The mainstream support for the operating system had already ended in April 14, 2009, according to Windows tech support. The software giant offered an extended support for another five years.
Windows tech support advises all Windows XP users to upgrade their operating systems to Windows 7 or Windows 8, which have extended support dates until 2020 and 2023 respectively. The mainstream support for these operating systems will end on 2015 and 2020 respectively. However, with the new move from Google, we might see many users sticking on to the operating system for another year.Read more »
Windows Live Messenger is a great chat tool from the software giant Microsoft. It is a part of Microsoft’s Windows Live Essentials. This chat tool allows you to stay in touch with your loved ones through messages, file transfers etc.
Recently, Microsoft updated the program and provided users with the ability to share photos. However, since photos come in different sizes, it might become difficult for the user to carry out chat functions after sharing a large picture. However, you can disable this function in the program if you do not wish to share photos occasionally. In this post, we will take you through the steps involved in this process.
According to Windows Live help center, the first step is to download the program called Windows Live Messenger Plus. This program is essential for disabling the photo sharing functions in the program. You can download Windows Live Messenger Plus free of cost from the internet. Add this program to Windows Live Messenger.
Once the Windows Live Messenger Plus program is downloaded and installed in the computer, search for the plug-in, which disables the photo sharing functions in this chat tool. All you need to do is a simple search to find this plug in online. Once this script is added to the program, you will find options to disable or enable the photo sharing options in the program.
Launch the chat tool and select the icon for Messenger Plus. You can find this icon on the top right corner of the window. Choose the option Preference and Options in the menu that drops down. Go to the tab General and choose the option Scripts. Select Import and then look for the plug-in, which you have added to the program. Choose the option Apply and then OK.
Launch a new chat window in the program and choose the option Scripts, which you can find at the bottom of the message. Select the prompt for disabling photo-sharing features in order to enable or disable the function.
Before you download the script-disabling plug in, keep in mind that this program may not work on all versions of Windows 7. Therefore, find out whether the program is compatible with your computer’s Windows 7 version before downloading it.
With the above steps, you can disable the photo-sharing features of Windows Live Messenger program. For additional help, you may contact Windows Live help center or our technical support team.Read more »
Would it not be great if two of the most widely used messengers could merge? Here is Yahoo Messenger and Windows Live Messenger working on their interoperability. Read on to know more about it.
The Connection Between The Messengers
If you have Yahoo Messenger, it is possible for you to chat with your friends who have a Windows Live Messenger account. This is possible if the other person accepts your request to chat. It is easy to add a friend to your chat list by simply adding his name to your messenger list. You can also invite your friend by sending an email invitation.
There is an option for your friend to choose to either accept or decline your invitation. You can start chatting with your friend who has a Windows Live Messenger account once he accepts your invitation. It is also possible for the Messenger to scan your email address book and send a bulk invitation, which is like sending an email to many people at once. There is a Windows live chat support team available for fixing any of the issues regarding the messenger’s merging.
The major benefit is that you can hold a real time conversation with your keyboard, when you are trying to contact a Windows Live Messenger user while using Yahoo! Instant Messenger. You can multi task by sending emails at the same time when you have a conversation with someone else. This lets you to speak to multiple people at once, whether they have an instant messaging account or not.
Get Started Now
It is very easy to install Yahoo! Messenger. Log onto the website messenger.yahoo.com, which is the official website of Yahoo! Messenger. There are online instructions available, which help to create a Yahoo account with a username and a password. Once the installation is complete, the Yahoo! Messenger icon will appear on either the toolbar or the desktop. Click on the icon, the first thing that you will have to do is sign in. Hence, enter your username and password. A messenger box will appear wherein you can chat with any of your friends who is online when you sign in.
Similarly, you can create a Windows Live Messenger account. Open the Windows Live Messenger Homepage and click on Sign up Now. Enter all the necessary information like email address and create a username and password. Once the messenger is installed, you will have to sign in with the username and password. You can start your conversation with your friends be it the one with Windows live Messenger account or a Yahoo! Messenger account.
Even though the interoperability feature is very simple, there is Windows live chat support that is available round the clock to solve any doubts or queries.Read more »
If you have a Windows Live id, you can access various Microsoft services like Hotmail, Xbox Live, NET Messenger Service, Zune etc. If you are using Microsoft Passport or Microsoft Wallet, you can now access it using the Windows Live id. However, what will you do if you want to change the password for your Windows Live ID or if you have forgotten the password? In this post, we will find out the steps to reset or change the password for your Windows Live ID.
According to Windows Live chat support, it requires only a few simple steps to reset the password. Let us go through the steps below.
With the above steps, you can reset your Windows Live Id password. If you have further queries, you may contact Windows Live chat support or our technical support team for assistance.Read more »
HP is a famous tech company known for the production of quality printers, computers and other devices coming in this category. Majority of the people – both home and business users – use HP printers for carrying out a variety of tasks related to printing or scanning. However, in certain conditions, the HP printers will show some errors like Printer could not be found, which you will find very annoying and irritating especially when you are in the middle of any work. When this error comes, you will be in a situation where you may need HP printers support for configuring and setting up the printer.
If any issues happened with your HP printer or for setting up and configuring HP printers, you can get the help of online tech support and get your problems repaired. Now, the below given are some possible HP printer issues and its possible solutions.
‘Printer cannot be found’ issues
If an issue comes where it says that your printer cannot be found, then you need to check whether the printer is in the correct mode or not. By performing a printing test, you can verify this easily. When the printer displays Ready, from the control panel of your Hp printer, you need to click the option called Go. The fault can be identified by test printing and can do the troubleshooting steps accordingly.
In most cases, the issues occurs when the connection between your cable and printer are not correct and if there is any such loose connection or something, then your computer will not be able to locate your HP printer. Therefore, always check the cable of your printer and see whether it is firmly connected to the computer.
Click the option called Properties after right clicking on the icon for HP printer. From the top window, you need to click Finishing and choose the option for lower quality for printing seen under Customer Settings. Next, print again by applying these settings.
Setting up HP printer
These are the basic HP printer issues and their solutions. To know more about the HP printer issues, contact the HP printers support online. The online HP printers support would assist you with any issue with your HP printer.Read more »