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Windows Build 10036 Leak From WZor

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Windows 10 Release

Buffs await the release of Windows 10, while many others are trying to get their hands on whatever new they can find about the latest build. One of the newer leak videos on YouTube shows what is being called version number 10036. Put up on March 12, this video showcases a leak whose supposed screenshots also came up on the Russian blog WZor.net.

The video itself focuses on some of the new features in the new OS, such as the Task View, and the provision to drag-and-drop applications to launch desktops. This is useful for those users who wish to move around more freely between app and desktop milieus.

In another screenshot of the 10036 build, you see a new Wi-Fi selection window. The current builds need you to hit the “Wi-Fi” option inside the Action Center if you want to be making any changes. Version 10036 is able to speed the process up by letting the user make their changes inside a separately opened window.

Another newbie is the half-transparent Start Menu. Apparently, this only changes the look of the thing, and not the usability. But that seems incongruent with the whole Metro feel that Microsoft was supposedly going for; this fits in better with the style that Windows 7 and Vista espoused.

Release Of Windows 10

Windows 10 Leak

There has been no new build announced from Microsoft of late, and people are desperate to get their next peek at what is happening with the product. Since this is in beta, they do not have any hope of Windows live support at this time. From what has known so far, there are apparently two public release channels for Windows 10. The one for regular updates let you access the features sooner, though this is only available to Microsoft testers. The other one, slower updates, lets you enjoy a longer tested and more refined model of the OS. Gabe Aul tweeted this month that the fast channel was looking to speed up sometime soon.

Another thing he said on Windows blog was that the unset date for the release is a good way to keep work going along at its fastest, with teams able to finish their projects in less time than otherwise. The January build apparently was a case in point. “It paid off,” he wrote in a post. “We got a much fresher build out, with more features and fixes, and we were able to ship on 1/23 as we’d aspired.” And of course with less unfixed issues, it would bring down the need for many customers to call up Windows Live support.

Windows 8 Finally Manages To Charm The Users

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Windows 8 Support

As per the recent market reports, Windows 8 has finally managed to attract a considerable amount of users in the past few months. This trend is certainly going to increase in the coming months because of the end of support for Windows 7 in 2015, the news the software giant has already announced.

When the support for Windows XP was terminated in April, 2014, many users had switched their base to Windows 7 operating system by rejecting the modern touch-centric versions. Such was the increase in the user share of Windows 7 that almost 50 percent of the Windows computers were running on this version. Hence, the strategy of terminating the support for Windows XP in order to bolster the sales of Windows 8 and 8.1 was not successful in the initial months.

However, as per sources close to Microsoft, a large number of users have finally started to relent in and upgrade their Windows XP systems to Windows 8 and 8.1. The announcement of the end of mainstream support for Windows 7 is definitely one of the main reasons for the sudden increase in the number of Windows 8 users.

When Windows 8 was launched for the first time in the market, several users had excitedly opted for the download, considering the amazing features the OS version had. However, a large number of users began dumping the OS and switched back to the XP and 7 because of the lack of basic features in Windows 8. It was mainly because of the unavailability of the Start Menu option that many users started calling the Windows live support to know how to uninstall the OS.

Windows 8 Users

Windows Support Updates

Microsoft had also launched a tweaked in version of the operating system soon by naming it as Windows 8.1. Still, the company could not make its users move on from the aged operating systems like Windows 7 and XP.

The Windows live support technicians had also been warning the customers to upgrade their XP systems after ending the mainstream support for the OS this year. The customers were warned about the potential security issues that their XP computers would be subjected to from hackers across the globe. This is certainly one of the main reasons that led to the sudden increase in the number of Windows 8 users.

Microsoft is all set to introduce Windows 10 by next year. Evidently, the software giant would want all its users to move to the touch-centric versions before the next OS officially hits the market.

How To Use Windows Live Mail

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Windows Live Mail

Windows Live Mail is the successor to the popular email client, Outlook Express. This is the latest free email program from the software giant Microsoft that enables sending and receiving emails and setting up webmail accounts in it, along with many other improved functionalities. Users will be able to find the features and menus much similar to those of the familiar Windows Mail or the older Outlook Express email clients. This Windows live support guide will help you with the ways to use the email client:

  • First, you need to open Windows Live Mail from the shortcut icon on your desktop screen or the option in your Start Menu.
  • Then, you will have to add your email account – your webmail account or other account – for receiving or sending email messages. You need to click on Accounts at the top of the window.
  • After that, select the Email from the options located at top of the screen.
  • Then, add your email account info in the boxes offered, with your email and account password and the name that you wish the recipients to see when they receive an email message from you.
  • In case you wish to make this account your default and click on Make this my default email account.
  • Then, when you have completed the information, click on the Next button

    Windows Mail

    Using Windows Live Mail

  • In case you are adding a webmail account, you may have to go though some settings in your webmail account so that you will be able to access your email through Windows Live Mail.
  • When you have added the email account, click on Finish to go back to your Windows Live Mail inbox.
  • Then, click on Home. You will see your account will now be shown on the left-hand side, in the Folders section. The emails you receive will be shown in the centre.
  • In case you wish to see all the folders such as Sent Mail etc, in your account, click on the small arrow located on the left of the name of each main folder.
  • Then if you need to send an email, click Email message located at the top left-hand corner of the screen.

GFWL Apparently Headed Down The Drain

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GFWL Support Dwindling

Games for Windows Live is fast nearing the time when people won’t be using it anymore. This is a social platform and DRM system from Microsoft, and has been a coding platform for many popular games over the past decade or so. And it’s dying an undignified death.

In the list of developers dropping gaming support for the client, we now have Codemasters, who’ve made their separation plans known on a Twitter feed. What they now have is a free version of the Dirt 3 rally racing game, which will be the last release from them to use GfW:Live.

Subsequent games from this developer, including the F1 2012 and 2013, Grid 2 and Dirt: Showdown, are all set for Steamworks. Where these guys are concerned, the only thing left undecided is whether Dirt 2 will have Games for Windows Live support. Some popular developers like Bioshock 2 and the Arkham games, and Capcom have already moved on. Some title like Red Faction: Guerrilla multiplayer have released without support for, or requirement of, the GfW:Live client.

Shut down plans for the Games for Windows Live platform were announced on the AOE online page some time back, and at the time many thought Microsoft was making a joke of some sort. They even removed the closure confirmation after that, which lent a certain suggestibility to that notion. But seeing so many departures in Steamworks’ direction, there’s only one conclusion to draw: GfW:Live is headed for the scrap yard. At least this is what everyone else seems to think at this point.

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Dropped GFWL Support

The post-apocalyptic RPG title, Fallout 3, is another game for which Games for Windows Live support is being dropped. This is in response to the steady fall everyone’s been seeing from the platform. A patch was put out recently for the Steam version of this tile, which scraps some of the registry functions for the Windows platform. But apparently, Fallout 3 still installs on GfW:Live, removing which makes the game inoperable.

Many other titles have up and left from the GfW:Live scene, presumably because there seems to be no sense in sticking around when it’s clear Microsoft no longer cares what happens here. Dark Souls and Grand Theft Auto 4 are among those titles which still need the game client to run, and these are some of the best titles of the year.

Games For Windows Live Refuses To Die

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Windows Games Live

GFWL or Games For Windows Live is an online gaming service that is used to play PC branded games for Windows. This lets the users to connect their Windows enabled PCs with Microsoft’s Live services. Users will have a unique game tag, which can be used to name the characters in the game they play. You can play with your friends, keep track of their status and apart from that, you will also be able to receive notifications along with saving achievements. Recently, there have been many discussions on Windows Live support desk for GFWL.

Microsoft has pledged continuous support for Games For Windows Live. GFWL or Game For Windows Live is one of the services that was expected to pass away few weeks back. According to the last year’s report, the DRM suite for computer games called GFWL was supposed to retire its services in the month of July this year.

Later these reports were backed up by a couple of existing games that are ready to be dumped. Publishers and Steamworks are rigorously seeking for an alternative to all those games that are going to be cut off. It is evident that the GFWL market place has been closed. When we talk about the so called cutoff date, looks like there has been no formal announcements made about the same. This has left most of the gamers without any information about the end of GFWL and neither has there been any alternative announced for the gamers.

Windows Live Games

Windows Live Essentials

The software giant said that the support for Games For Windows Live service is still on. According to the previous announcements made as part of Microsoft Office Points, retirement for the Xbox.com PC market place has stopped its services. Due to a people who want to purchase and receive updates for latest games will not be able to use the Xbox.xom market place, instead they can purchase the games and download updates from Games For Windows Live client the usual way.

The software giant added that they would continue to invest in PC games for the years to come and would make sure to share more games in the future. There are plenty of games unsupported by Games For Windows Live service. Hence, this is good news for such games. But this will be a major discontent to pitch fork and torch carrying service detractors. Hence, Windows Live support for Windows Live Games is expected to come to an end very soon.

Get Over Your Fear Of Flawed Windows Updates

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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.

Dark Souls PC Finally Makes The Jump To Steam

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Steam Support For Dark Souls

Just when people thought no other games will migrate from the outdated Games for Windows Live platform, the Windows PC version of Dark Souls publisher Bandai Namco Games have announced their intentions to migrate their games along with game progress to Steam server. This means, starting from next month, players of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition will be able to experience the superior gaming experience that Steam has to offer.

Since the gaming publisher Bandai Namco Games kept mum about any mention of transition dates, Dark Souls gamers believed the game would die along with the Windows Live Games comatose condition. Umpteen gamers contact our Windows Live Support in order to inquire about the same. Much to their amazement, the gamers will be able to play, making use of the existing Games for Windows Live tokens on Steam to get a copy of the game at no additional cost. Moreover, the players will be allotted a limited time in order to transfer their characters, save data and achievements.

Dark Souls: Prepare To Die edition has become one of the games to finally make the shift from GFWL to Steamworks. Other notable inclusions to the list include Resident Evil and Dead Rising. Bandai Namco stated earlier this year that the PC version of the game would not make the shift to Steam Works and will instead remain fully functional in GFWL itself. Instead, the company said it was “seeking avenues to continue support and ensure the functionality of Dark Souls on other services.”

Games For Windows Live

Windows Support Services

Microsoft had issued a statement well in advance, informing the public that Games for Windows Live will be discontinued after July 1, 2014. Way before Microsoft officially plugged GFWL, the servers were in comatose condition with defunct technical support, to the frustration of several users. Moreover, once discontinued, gamers will stand to lose a server to play online games as well as all the saved achievements that the user was able to accumulate over time, adding to the frustration of the gamers even further. Ever since the announcement, several game producers have announced transitioning to the services provided by the rival gaming service, Steam works.

If you want to know the latest information about any game and whether they will make the jump to Steam, you can contact our Windows Live Support to know more about the same. The support staff is kept updated with the latest information about the developments in the gaming industry.

Viewing Xbox Live On MSN Messenger

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Windows MSN Messenger

As we all know, Xbox Live services allow gamers to connect their gaming consoles to the internet in order to connect and play games together on Internet Xbox servers. Gaming scenario has changed over the years, from indie-style arcane games to N64 gaming consoles. However, the gaming scenario entirely changed when online gaming started, bringing together gamers from states apart to compete on the same platform.

Over the years, online gaming has changed as well, bringing together tons of people from around the world, creating a new community that unites people of all ages. In order to increase the social aspect even further, Microsoft has made a few revolutionary changes into the Windows Live servers. Now, if you connect your Xbox Live GamerTag account to your Windows Live user ID, you will be able to connect with your gamer friends in the MSN messenger program. This means, you will be able to view the status of your fellow gamers, view which of them are online and even check on which games the friend is currently playing.

In order to enable this feature, you can either contact the Windows Live Support, or make the following changes yourself.

  • From inside the Xbox Gaming console’s dashboard, click on Account Management. You will be able to view all your account related information. This information will be later needed to connect your account information to the gamer tag. This includes all your information such as name, phone number, ZIP code, and the last four digits of your account’s credit card number.
  • Once you have checked and amended all these details, go back to your Windows Live user ID website and then
    Windows Live User ID

    Linking MSN And Xbox Live

    sign up for Windows Live ID if you do not use one. In case you are wondering, yes, you can use your existing MSN Hotmail email account or sign up using your email address. The Windows Live ID will automatically link together all your accounts in the same place.

  • Go To Xbox Live website and login using the Windows Live ID. You might come across a few prompts, to which you have to give appropriate replies. Once you fill in the required fields, the Gamertag will be linked to your Windows Live ID.
  • Now, proceed to sign in to your MSN messenger program on your computer. You will see that your account has now been synced and you will be able to view the status of all your Xbox Live friends.

If you face any issues while linking the accounts, you can immediately contact our Windows Live Support team to get further troubleshooting details.