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The P2P Patching Option In Windows 10

Windows Live Mail Support

Windows 10 Features

The latest Windows 10 build, 10036, – also a beta – has somehow made its way out of the Redmond campus. WZOR brought it to people’s attention first, as they do a lot of the time; right now, many are having a go at using all the interesting new features in this edition.

What is unusual is that Windows 10 apparently lets you Choose how you download updates, and under this is an option that says Download apps and OS updates from multiple sources to get them more quickly. If you enable this, you get have the further provision to Download apps from Microsoft and: PCs on my local network; PCs on my local network, and PCs on the Internet.

Neither the leak nor the screenshot have been confirmed as real as yet, but if P2P has been brought in, the appeal of it cannot be denied. If all you needed were for the PC to connect to the neighbor’s computer, instead of the Update services each time, the process speeds would go through the roof. A local area network would be all that has needed as long as there is someone in the area who already updated their PC. Home users could benefit from fast and uninterrupted update rendering on their machines.

Hackers are probably remembering Stuxnet, which Microsoft allowed to creep in five years back. This is reason enough to doubt their attempt at peer-to-peer patching. You see plenty of misgivings voiced about this on Windows Live mail support forums.

The other features found include one to bring up the size of the Start Menu, getting it to full screen. That brings in the old Windows 8 TIFKAM feel. You also have a more consistent UI, which looks a lot like a bolstered Windows Defender.

Windows 10 Build

Windows 10 Patching

All of this probably has something to do with the piles of feedback the company got out of users around the world. Remember this OS has already gathered over to a million different user suggestions. Peer-to-peer patching is not something that many are in need of, but then there are other features of which the same could be said. Most new features are topics of heavy discussion on Windows Live mail support forums.

The Update provisions aside, this new build brings in many other features, most as a result if the feedback taken in over the Insider Program.

Games For Windows Live Will Continue To Live On

Windows Live Chat Support

Windows Live Support

In a plot twist, it appears Microsoft will continue to run and support Games for Windows Live despite all the recent rumors about its apparent demise. The rumors had both been widespread and rampant since August of last year and Microsoft had not officially released a word about it until now. The huge delay had meanwhile caused a lot of implications, with most developers abandoning the servers and migrating to Steamworks.

Gamers were upset for months; unhappy about the indecision from Microsoft and the confusion due to the migration of some games while other games stayed put. When Microsoft’s own game Studio Twisted Pixel released information about the migration to Steamworks, most gamers had believed it to be official confirmation for the long believed rumour. However, Microsoft recently decided to bash the rumor by saying, “We are continuing to support the Games for Widows Live service. We remain committed to investing in PC gaming in the years ahead, and look forward to sharing more in the future.” This dialog not only denies any news about the end of support of GFWL but also informed users about the fact that Microsoft will not stop this service any time in the near future. To get more information about the same, you may contact our Windows Live Chat Support.

The decision from Twisted Pixel to abandon GFWL and move its matchmaking, sharing user-created content and features to Steamworks, the arch rival of GFWL, came in recently. Moreover, the rumor was started not by third party sources or unknown informants. This action was displayed in Age of Empires Online Support page. Moreover, the support article even mentioned a deadline of July 1, 2014 for the end of service. However, later confirmation from spokesperson from Microsoft was never received.

Games For Windows Live

Windows Live Game Server

The company officials recently said, “Although customers are unable to purchase new games from the marketplace or receive title updates, they can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading them through the Games for Windows Live client as usual.” Moreover it has been hinted that Microsoft will be looking into going to different avenues, ever since Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division informed that Microsoft’s focus has shifted towards, “a renewed focus on Windows and PC gaming.” Moreover, he had even highlighted that Microsoft will not be competing with Valve and will seek to branch out to different venues. Contact our Windows Live Chat Support for more information about the same.

This statement was provided back in March this year and Phil did include that “you will get a clear answer from us very soon.” However, the recent action from Microsoft has confused users as to what the company sought to gain from losing innumerous games from its server.

Setting Up Yahoo Email On Windows Live Mail

Windows Live Technical Support

Windows Live Email Configuration

There are plenty of people using the Yahoo Mail service. This is a free email service, without all the frills that you get in other packages. It’s possible to set up your Yahoo mail with Windows Live Mail. For this, there are two options you can choose between: the YPOPs!, with offline mail reading provisions, and the IzyMail service, which is complicated to most users. Here are Windows Live technical support instructions to use either.

Setting up Yahoo mail using YPOPs

  • Install YPOPs, and get it running.
  • Go to Tools from Windows Live and choose the Accounts heading in there.
  • Hit the Add… button.
  • Leave the E-mail Account option selected.
  • Hit Next.
  • Enter the Yahoo mail address in the E-mail Address field.
  • Type in the password for the account, in the Password field.
  • In the Display Name field, type in your name the way you want others to see it.
  • Leave the Manually configure server settings for e-mail account option selected.
  • Hit Next.
  • Find the My incoming mail server is a ___ server setting, and leave the POP3 option under that selected.
  • Under the Incoming server option, type in localhost. If that doesn’t work, use 127.0.0.1 instead.
  • The Login ID field must contain your Yahoo Mail username.
  • For the Outgoing server setting, give localhost. Hit Next, and then Finish.
  • Click on the Close button.

Setting up Yahoo mail using IzyMail

  • Make sure to have registered your Yahoo Mail with IzyMail first.
  • Go to Tools > Accounts, and then click Add.

    Windows Live Mail Client

    Yahoo On Windows Live Mail

  • Leave the Email account option highlighted. Hit Next.
  • Type in your email address, password, and display name, in the relevant fields.
  • Leave the Manually configure server settings for e-mail account option selected. Hit Next.
  • Under the My incoming mail server is a ___ server option, choose IMAP.
  • For incoming server, give in.izymail.com, and for the outgoing server, give out.izymail.com.
  • Leave the My outgoing server requires authentication option checked. Hit Next.
  • Hit Finish.
  • Select the newly set up Yahoo Mail account. Click on Properties, and move to the IMAP section.
  • Under the Sent Items path, type Sent, and under Drafts, type Drafts. Hit OK
  • Hit Close.

These are the Windows Live technical support instructions for setting up Yahoo Mail in the Windows Live Mail client.

Get Over Your Fear Of Flawed Windows Updates

Windows Live Support

Windows Update Help

You may have come across the message that says Windows Update has failed many a times while trying to download and install Windows updates. Situations like these can prove to be very much frustrating, but there are many solutions to get over these irritating issues. The Windows live support tips that are shared below can be used to fix these Windows Update issues.

First Solution

The solution to the Windows Update issues is based on the error message that is being displayed. If you are getting the error message,

“The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page you are trying to view,” the first thing that you should do is to refresh the page. If the issue is not resolved even after refreshing, you can try deleting the temporary Internet files that are stored in your computer. This can be done by navigating to the Tools menu and then selecting Internet Options.

If the issue persists, you can try closing and reopening the Internet Explorer web browser. Another thing that can lead to Windows Update problems is that the Registry values may be disabled. To fix this problem, you will have to seek technical help.

Second Solution

Windows Update Issues

Support For Windows Update

The second solution is to check the Firewall settings and you will need to close the firewall before trying to download and install the Windows Update again. While you were downloading Windows Update on your Windows XP computer, you may have shut down the PC or may have closed down the computer unknowingly. When you try to download the update again after turning on the PC, it will display the message that the Windows Patch has already been downloaded and you will not be able to complete the process of Windows Update.

While trying to download Windows Update, the OS will store the provisional files in the folder C:/WUTemp. You will have to go to this folder and then try to install the patch manually, and then try to download the necessary Windows Update again. If the problem persists even after doing this step, you can delete the WUTemp folder and then try to download the update again.

These are the steps to get rid of the Windows Update errors. If you have any confusion or would like to know more on any of the solutions that are discussed above, you can contact the Windows live support team. They will be able to help you more with the steps.

Chatting With Video Kinect On Xbox 360

Windows Live Chat Support

Live Chat Support

The users of the Xbox 360 will be able to chat with their Messenger friends making use of the Video Kinect on Xbox 360. The Windows live chat support tips that are shared below will help you to know more on making use of the video Kinect feature.

Working

Video Kinect feature offers the users the ability to engage in video chat with their Xbox 360 gaming console. Chatting through the Video Kinect on Xbox Live offers the users the same full screen experience as they used to get using the Windows Live Messenger on the computer. The ingenious Windows Live Messenger hookups mean that the Kinect feature allows users to talk to all their friends and family members who are not necessarily on Xbox Live.

Video Kinect makes use of the Kinect’s camera and inbuilt microphone meaning that there is no need for additional controllers or headsets. Any of the Kinect enabled Xbox device with Xbox Live Gold membership can take advantage of the video chat feature. Apart from talking with your friends on Windows Live Messenger, you will also be able to chat with the other Video Kinect users.

Video Kinect works the best when you have very good room lighting. If you find that the video is not smooth, you can increase the room lighting to make the video smoother. Additionally, this feature works best if you and your friend have a high-speed Internet connection, 700 Kbps being the optimal speed that is recommended by Xbox team.

By default, the built-in Family Settings feature of the Xbox 360 console makes sure that your chats are always secure and safe. If you wish to have further tweaking, you can adjust and choose settings to add things like safe chat friend lists, time limits and many more.

Xbox Live Gold Members

Windows Live

Video Kinect is available for Xbox Live Gold members and can be found on the dashboard. To reach here,

  • Go to My Community and then choose Video Kinect.
  • Select to Download Vide Kinect.
  • After the download has been finished successfully, you can start Video Kinect from the Kinect Hub or My Community.

These are the steps to make use of the Video Kinect feature in Xbox 360 gaming console. If you wish to know more on making use of the Video Kinect feature, you can contact our Windows live chat support team.

Associating Your Gamertag With Windows Live

Windows Live Chat Support

Windows Live Id

It is possible to play games on Xbox 360 from a disc or using a game that has been downloaded from the Xbox live network. Few of these games need to have an online component, which requires the gamer to have an account on Xbox Live. While you create an account, you also create a unique Gamertag for people to identify yourself among other gamers. Windows live chat support is available for people coming up with queries and concerns about Xbox.

In most of the cases, Microsoft will have to connect to you concerning your account, which is an action done as a part of creating an account through an email message. Hence, it is necessary to associate your Gamertag with the Windows Live ID.

Instructions

  • Power on Xbox 360 console and turn it on.
  • Scroll to the menu that says My Xbox.
  • Move to the Sign In panel and then press the A button in order to select the Avatar connected with the Gamertag you created.
  • Go back to the My Xbox menu once again, then move to the avatar panel, and press on A to make a selection.
  • Now move to the Account Management panel, press on A to make a selection.
  • Move to the Your Information Panel and then press on A again to make a selection of the Windows Live ID option.
  • To select the option Change Windows Live ID, press A and press on A to click on Yes. Even if you have associated a Windows Live ID earlier with the Gamertag and are only trying to change the same, you will have to provide the Password for the current Windows Live ID.

    Xbox 360

    Windows Live Chat

  • Now type in the space provided for Email ID the Windows Live ID and then the Password in the Password field.
  • Move to the Sign In option and select A to make a selection.
  • You need to press A again in order to select Yes, Change option.

This way, you can associate your Gamertag with the Windows Live ID while playing. This is to make sure that you make the best of these games. Some of the games require that you sign in to use the exclusive features meant for that particular game.

Make use of the Windows live chat support desk to get to know more about new games and developments in the gaming industry.

Accessing Xbox Live Through Windows Live Games

Windows Live Help

Get Windows Live Help

It is a well known fact that PC gamers are still in abundance in the world, which is the reason why Microsoft, Sony and other console developers are releasing more and more consoles in the market. Usually gamers who own both a PC gaming machine and an Xbox console had to play the games in both devices separately. However if you have an account with Microsoft’s Games for Windows Live, you will be able to play the games on PC with the Xbox too, provided the games have been released for Xbox too. Here we discuss how you can create an account with Games for Windows Live.

Instructions

  • Navigate to the Windows Live website and move to the account creation page. Create a Live ID by entering appropriate information such as email address, password and date of birth in the respective fields shown in the page. Verify the details entered in the page and click on the Next button to create a gamertag for Xbox Live.
  • Enter the gamertag in the text field and check for availability, if the tag is not available, Windows Live help will provide you with some alternatives based on the tag you have entered. After selecting a gamertag of your choice, select a profile picture and a gamer zone. Now click on the Next button to continue with the setup.
  • To finish the creation of your account, click on the I Accept button found at the bottom of the page.
  • Navigate to the Games for Windows homepage and click on the Download button found in the page to download Games for Windows Live software. You can easily locate the Download button as it of large size and blue in color.

    Gamertag For Xbox

    Windows Live Help Instructions

  • When the download completes, launch the setup to install the downloaded program to your system. Click on the Next button to continue with the installation procedure.
  • Windows live help center advises that you click on the Next button until you see a progress bar on the screen showing the progress of installation.
  • Once the installation is complete, open Games for Window Live application by double clicking on its icon found in the desktop and login to your account using your Live ID and gamertag.

If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to create a Windows Live ID and access Xbox games through Windows Live.

Xbox One With One Year Xbox Live

Windows Live Chat Support

Windows Live Support

Similar to their recent offer for two Play Station 4 bundles, Dell is now offering a deal on Xbox One that comes with $100 gift card for just $440. This deal includes the $400 Xbox one PlayStation that comes with Kinect and a year of Xbox Live Gold. This ordinarily costs sixty dollars, but can be availed from time to time for around 40 dollars. Even at the regular prices, this means that the $440 offer saves you only $20, but provided you are willing to shop at Dell again it becomes an enticing offer. Thanks to the $100 gift card.

As per the Windows live chat support page, the free gift card will show up once the user has added the bundle to his or her cart, even though the user will have to wait 10 to 20 days for it to land in the inbox of the user before using it. If you are not a frequent Dell shopper, you will be much happy to know that the website of Dell sells games, including those for Xbox One. You can make use of the gift card while purchasing these games.

Xbox Live Gold is no longer needed to avail some of the features, like Netflix, but it does entitle the user for free games that the user can play for as long as he or she remains a subscriber of the service. Provided, the user gets his hands on the system and Live this month, he will be able to download The Curse of Brotherhood and Guacamelee free.

Enticing Offer

Windows Chat Support

This is not the cheapest price that we have seen for Xbox One so far. The system was available for 360 dollars not long ago, but considering the gift card, it is a very solid deal. The Xbox membership lets the users connect and play with friends around the globe. If you wish to know more on this offer from Dell, you may contact the Dell support team. They will be able to provide you with more details on the deal.

The Dell support team can also help you in making the purchase. You may also contact the Windows live chat support team to have a better understanding of this deal. More information on this deal is also posted on the official website of Dell. You can visit the website to know further on the deal.