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Microsoft launches Windows 7 three months early

Question: Microsoft launches Windows 7 three months early

Microsoft launches Windows 7 three months early and slashes price in war against Google Chrome
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Last updated at 12:45 PM on 15th July 2009
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Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 7 has gone on sale in the UK almost three months ahead of schedule at massively reduces prices, it has emerged.
The software officially goes on sale to the general public on October 22, but Microsoft has released it early with prices starting from ?49.99 for Windows Premium.
Early buyers will be able to snap up Windows 7 for a limited pre-sale period and will save up to ?100 for the Premium package alone.

Microsoft announced early sales of its Windows 7 operating system, just days after Google announced it was releasing a rival product

Those who purchase Windows 7 Professional will pay ?99.99 instead of ?189.99.

A spokesperson for the company has said stocks are limited for the sale which runs from today until August 9.
But all UK versions of Windows 7 will not come with Internet Explorer, which means buyers must install a web browser to upgrade their computer's operating system.
Microsoft is currently in an ongoing legal battle with the EU which said that automatically installing Internet Explorer was anti-competitive to other browsers.
All sales of Microsoft 7 will be based on a first come first served basis, according to The Telegraph.

The early release comes just days after Google announced it would be launching a rival operating system Google Chrome OS.
Those wanting to buy the early release version can find copies for sale at High Street stores including Comet and Currys.

Read more: Microsoft sells early release of Windows 7 just days after Google announces launch of rival operating system | Mail Online

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Answer: Microsoft launches Windows 7 three months early

Wow is this guy there living under a rock or something, it has nothing to do with google's announcement the preorder sale was planed for july 15 in the uk long before google announced anything. On top of that nothing is being released early, you are only pre-ordering you will not receive windows 7 until Oct 22 same as everyone else.

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Microsoft has got its groove back -- at least when it comes to designing an operating system that really delivers. By comparison, Apple's most recent product launch -- a multitouch mouse -- looks almost laughable. Still, Microsoft could definitely learn a few things from Apple's product presentations. Redmond needs to match its marketing prowess to its engineering. Technology News: Tech Buzz: Microsoft Launches a Revolution, Apple Launches a Mouse

Answer:Microsoft Launches a Revolution, Apple Launches a Mouse

Agree with you completely

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With the Windows 8 development process approaching the Beta milestone, Microsoft is gearing up for the first public preview of the operating system.

The Redmond company offered the first official taste of the next major version of Windows earlier this week with Julie Larson-Green, Corporate Vice President, Windows Experience and Steven Sinofsky, President, Windows and Windows Live Division on stage at D9 and Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem showcasing the platform at Computex 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan.Click to expand...

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Answer:Microsoft: We’re Readying Windows 8 for Early Testing

Bring it on!!!!!!!! i cant wait to test windows 8!

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Called Windows Defender Hub, the application is available in the Store with a free license and works exclusively on PCs - a universal app doesn?t make much sense since Windows Defender is specifically aimed at desktop computers.

Windows Defender Hub isn?t a super exciting app, but more of a companion app for Windows Defender, bringing you needs and features to check system security status and to control Windows Defender.

There are also tips that help improve the security of the computer, as well as blog posts published by Microsoft on the official blogs.

?Help protect your device with the antimalware protection built in to Windows 10. It?s already on your device! There?s nothing to buy, no subscriptions, and no nagware,? the description of the app reads.

?Windows Defender Hub gives you access to Windows Defender, so you can easily check your protection status or scan your device. Windows Defender Hub also brings you articles from Microsoft about malware and viruses and the latest security trends, even if you use another antivirus program.?
Full article : Microsoft Launches Windows Defender Hub for Windows 10

Answer:Microsoft launches Windows Defender Hub for W10

Similar to those My Kaspersky or ESET UWP apps that security news and updates about their products.

Can't use WStore since it gives me an error when attempting to Get Apps.

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Windows 10 will be made an automatic recommended update early next year

or in doublespeak:
Making it Easier to Upgrade to Windows 10

lol, this should be fun.

Answer:Microsoft: Windows 10 will be made an automatic recommended update in early 2016

Thanks for the tip.

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Microsoft said at the Windows 10 launch event that the company would be releasing the updated operating system in the summer of 2015. Thanks to a note by Kevin Turner at the Credit Suisse Technology Conference, we have a slightly more specific timeline.

Turner said in the note that the company will be releasing Windows 10 in "late summer and early fall." The language is a bit peculiar and we have posted the comment below.

The thing I want to tell you about on Windows 10 is in the Windows 10 timeframe, which we plan to talk about the end-user consumer experiences in the early spring, we'll have a developer preview and be able to talk to that in depth in the early summer timeframe. And then by next late summer and early fall we'll be able to bring out this particular OS. That's the current plan of record.

Based on prior releases, this likely means that the OS will hit RTM in late summer but may not show up in retail goods until the fall.

A few weeks back, Neowin was told that August was the targeted timeline for Windows 10 RTM but we have not been able to find a second source to verify this information. More specifically, Microsoft wants to target the third or fourth week of August for a celebration of Windows 95 which was released 20 years ago on August 24th. Again, this is very early information and should be taken as a rumor at this point but it does align to pre... Read more

Answer:Microsoft's reiterates Windows 10 will release in late summer or early fall

I thought it would be announced before or by June 2014 don't know why but I thought so.

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About a month away from Windows 10's official launch, Microsoft has launched a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build that aims to fix bugs and increase the level of polish throughout the OS. The new preview version, build 10158, is...

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Answer:Microsoft launches Windows 10 Preview build 10158

Just tell me one simple and logic reason for us to move to Windows 10 and leave Windows 7 behind. Other than having the latest thing, which is a virus today, I don't see one. The interface is clearly a downgrade. The quality of the experience seems worse to me. Cortana is just a gimmick and you have google audio search for that. So, it's just an upgrade for the sake of upgrading. In the ol' days there was a feel of finished/quality product in Microsoft's creations. Now, they look like a patched sort'of attempt, which is kinda normal, considering they release new versions of Windows faster than users can adapt to changes. Good!

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If you?re still running Windows XP and you?re planning to move to a newer OS, but you don?t have the time to transfer all your data, Microsoft got you covered.

Redmond today launched a brand new migration application that?s available free of charge for Windows XP users, just to make sure that everyone is moving to a newer OS version as soon as possible.

Developed in collaboration with Laplink, the so-called PCmover Express for Windows XP comes with support for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 and can transfer basically everything, including files, music, videos, email and user profiles from an old PC running Windows XP to a newer one powered by any of the aforementioned OS versions.

?This tool will copy your files, music, videos, email and user profiles and settings from your old PC to your new device, transferring across your home or work network, and even enables Windows XP users to customize exactly what they want to bring over to their new device,? Microsoft explained.

The application will be released for download sometime this week, the company added, and will be initially available in English. Several languages, including French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish will be added in March. Korean, Chinese, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese will also be added soon after that.

?But if someone doesn?t want to wait for the tool to be released in their local language, they can access Laplink?s tool in other languages as well via Microsoft?s Down... Read more

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Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4039396

Microsoft has just released a new Windows 10 cumulative update targeting only systems running the Anniversary Update (also known as version 1607).

Windows 10 cumulative update KB4039396 includes just two different fixes, and because it does not land on Patch Tuesday, no security improvements are shipped. What Microsoft wanted to do, however, is repair a bug introduced by a previous cumulative update and causing various problems on systems that installed it.

Microsoft explains in the release notes that this new cumulative update fixes Update History and hidden updates being lost on systems running Windows 10 Anniversary Update and where cumulative update KB4034658 was installed.
?Addressed issue where Update History and hidden updates are lost and a full scan for updates happens after installing OS Updates 14393.1532 through 14393.1613, including KB4034658. Installing this update will not restore past update history or hidden updates for users who have already installed the listed updates. However, this current update will address this issue for users who have not yet installed them,? the firm explains in the release notes.

No failed installs so far
A second bugfix reveals that Microsoft repaired a bug impacting the WSUS update metadata processing which could lead to error 0x8024401c on a number of client machines.

There are no known issues at this point and the cumulative update is supposed to install correc... Read more

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Probably the biggest change in EMET 5.5 is (official) support for Microsoft's new operating system Windows 10. While EMET 5.2 ran fine on Windows 10, it never supported the operating system officially and this changes with the new release.

When you run the Beta version of EMET after installation you will notice another change right away, provided that you run Windows 10 and not an earlier version of Windows.

The main interface lists the new "Block Untrusted Fonts" option which is set to audit by default. This is a Windows-10 specific feature that is not supported on previous versions of Windows.

Windows 10 ships with settings to block untrusted fonts. The feature is not enabled by default, and can be set to on or audit if desired.

On prevents any font from being loaded that is not in the Fonts directory of the Windows installation, while audit writes untrusted font events to the log but won't block access to them. There is also an option to exclude apps so that they can load untrusted fonts regardless of the global preference.

Other EMET 5.5 improvements

The new EMET version ships with a handful of additional improvements:
Better configuration of various mitigations via GPO.
EAF/EAF+ pseudo-mitigation performance improvements.
Bug fixes.
Microsoft notes that EMET 5.5 mitigations do not apply to the company's own Edge browser on Windows 10 due to " the advanced technologies used to protect Microsoft Edge, including industry leading sandbox... Read more

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hi !
I found some interesting info about W8:
Ex-Microsoft Employee Launches 'Fixing Windows 8' Campaign !
"Not everyone is happy with Windows 8's sweeping design changes, including one former Microsoft employee who thinks the company can do better.
The former employee has launched a website called “Fixing Windows 8” with suggestions on how Microsoft could improve the user interface, particularly for a mouse and keyboard. According to Tom's Hardware, the website's founder is Mike Bibik, a user interface designer.
“During the MWC keynote, Microsoft made it very clear that Windows 8 will work fantastically if you are using touch, mouse or keyboard,” Bibik wrote in his first post. “Unfortunately, that’s not entirely true.”
Among the site's complaints: New users won't know how to navigate the interface because so many choices are hidden from view, including the Charms menu, master apps list and Start buttonMetro apps don't have window controls, so users can't minimize or exit an appThe Charms menu hides vital functions such as searching within an app
“Power users should be able to figure out how the mouse works in Windows 8. Novices and new users will be completely lost,” Bibik wrote.
As evidence, he linked to a video posted by tech personality Chris Pi... Read more

Answer:Ex-Microsoft Employee Launches 'Fixing Windows 8' Campaign !

Yes I had read about this, but since the site was dead since probably the first day itself, I did not post about this.

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Microsoft Launches Troubleshooter to Fix Windows 10 Start Menu Problems

Long-time Windows insiders probably remember that there were builds when launching the Start menu, Cortana, or any item on the taskbar was pretty much impossible due to bugs that Microsoft itself attempted to address with several updates.

And although the number of users experiencing such issues has dropped significantly, it appears that some are still unable to launch the Start menu in Windows 10, so Microsoft has decided to release a dedicated troubleshooter to help determine the cause of the problem and to at least attempt to fix it.

Specifically, the so-called Windows 10 Start menu troubleshooter, which is available for download right away for devices running Windows 10, looks for tile database corruption, as it has been discovered that live tiles could sometimes affect the overall stability of the Start menu and thus render it useless.

Very little user interaction during the whole time
At the same time, it also scans the computer for permission issues in the registry, so in case you?ve previously modified certain registry items or installed apps that applied such changes, the chances are that this is the reason the Start menu is not working. So this troubleshooter looks for such broken registry items and fixes them should this be possible.

Additionally, it scans installed applications to determine if they installed correctly, but also to see if the manifest data is corrupt, as in som... Read more

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To highlight the capabilities of its Windows Azure cloud and the Azure Services Platform, Microsoft has announced a contest inviting developers to create innovative applications to run on Azure. Microsoft will award winners for creating compelling .NET and PHP applications, and will invite the overall Web development community to vote on a third ?community application? winner.
To help highlight the capabilities of its Windows Azure cloud and the Azure Services Platform, Microsoft has announced a contest inviting developers to create innovative applications to run on Azure.
As part of the Azure Services Platform Developer Challenge, developers can demonstrate their innovation and creativity by authoring an application (or highlighting an existing application) running on Windows Azure and the Azure Services Platform, Microsoft said. The contest starts immediately and will run through June 18. And the challenge will have three categories and winners?.NET applications, PHP apps and an overall community winner chosen by the public via online voting.
Microsoft officials said contestants are encouraged to be creative and write a PHP or .NET application that runs on Windows Azure and integrate additional Azure services such as .NET Services and Live Services, other Microsoft online services, or third-party services and clouds to push the boundaries of interoperability. Winning applications will demonstrate a great user experience and overall creativity, and illustrate the pow... Read more

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Barely a day after Microsoft launched the previous Windows 10 Insider Preview build, the company has released a new build that primarily addresses a range of bugs and other issues in the operating system.

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Answer:Microsoft launches Windows 10 build 10159 with many bug fixes, new wallpaper

The picture doesn't do justice to the animated window background, which looks kind-of tranquil-terrific, especially on high-DPI screens.

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Full Article: Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Anniversary Update Launches in July


The July release date for the Anniversary Update concerns only the RS1 version, which is actually the first wave of the update, with a second one projected to take place sometime in early 2017.


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Microsoft has released a new version of the Windows 10 Preview, build 10061, to members of the Insider program for beta testing and feedback. Compared to the previous Preview build, this new build features a number of general improvements, additions and...

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Answer:Microsoft launches new Windows 10 Preview build with range of improvements

Just installed it a few minutes ago. They really need to make the build updates install faster.

Build 10061 seems to be fairly stable (sans the known bugs). The UI changes are nice, but it's still incomplete. Hopefully we'll start seeing the finished look (or at least close to it) in the big June build. I really do like the new look of the theme, but there still are some things that are clearly not finished appearance wise.
Feature wise I'm still not sure how close to finishing it they are. They still need to work a lot on Cortana, Spartan, some important core apps and other smaller things.

In my opinion people can start using it for their home PCs without any major issues or for light work, but I don't recommend it unless you are a bit tech-savvy.

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Microsoft has recently released a new wireless keyboard to increase your productivity on Windows 8 Tablets. The new ultra-slim Wedge Mobile Keyboard for Business comes with a unique design which makes it easy to carry between meetings, while the full-sized, soft-touch keyset provides a comfortable, efficient typing experience that makes creating long e-mails and documents effortlessly.
The keyboard comes with the Bluetooth wireless connectivity which eliminates the requirement of any kind of transceiver. It also works with Android Tablets and Apple iPad.
The new Windows 8 Tablet keyboard is priced at $71.95 and will be available soon at Microsoft Stores. Source.

Answer:Microsoft Hardware launches new wireless keyboard for Windows 8 Tablets

thank you....

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With Windows 10 build 14352, Microsoft is introducing a new security feature in its desktop operating system that can provide additional protection to users regardless of the antivirus solution running on their computers.

Called Limited Periodic Scanning, this new feature performs automatic scans with Windows Defender on your PC to remove malware that a third-party solution might not detect. This new tool is completely optional and can be enabled from the Settings app > Update & security > Windows Defender > Limited Periodic Scanning.

Previously, in Windows 8 and Windows 10, Windows Defender was automatically disabled when users installed a third-party antivirus solution, so Microsoft is changing this behavior with the Anniversary Update. Although the fully featured Windows Defender won?t remain active, these periodic scans can run side by side with your third-party antivirus and make sure that no malware reaches your data.

Scans performed only when you?re not using the PC
Microsoft guarantees that the automatic scans will take place at the most convenient times, so they won?t start if you?re playing games, for instance, as it might impact system performance.

?These periodic scans will utilize Automatic Maintenance - to ensure the system chooses optimal times based on minimal impact to the user, PC performance, and energy efficiency - or customers can schedule these scans. Limited Periodic Scanning is intended to offer an additional line of defense ... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Antivirus Feature for Periodic Malware Scanning

This is an cool option I think, definitely will be trying that one out - as already stated in the article, four eyes see more than two
Thank you for sharing @BoraMurdar

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Screenshots are a very handy way to show someone what you can see on your display, but on their own, they only tell part of the story. When you share that screenshot, the chances are you'll still have to explain its relevance - but Microsoft is aiming to streamline this whole process with a new tool from its Office team.

Microsoft Snip is available now as a beta release - and given that this is preview software, you should expect to encounter bugs and issues with it along the way.

Source: Microsoft Snip via The Verge

Answer:Microsoft launches Snip for Windows, turning screenshots into "show-and-tell"

Snip (Preview) is inspired by the theme of current Windows 10. I am running on Windows 8.1, the default actions are to run on start, and replace the PrintScreen function. It does not affect Alt+PrtScr.

The toolbar sits at the top center of the screen, and drops down with a mouse hover. You can Take a Snip, Open Whiteboard, or Camera, with a smaller icon to access the Library.

There is also an icon in the system tray, with similar options and an Exit. As shown below, I used the Print Screen button which allows for an snip of the screen, with window-detection. A zoomed bubble appears for better accuracy, as such:

Right-click from system tray


Settings for Microsoft Snip (Preview).
New Whiteboard


Toggle the title commands on/off using [...].

Capture of Firefox using window-detection.
New Photo


Select an attached webcam to take a screen capture.

This appeared after closing the New Photo, as my webcam is disabled.

No noticeable drag on performance.

Microsoft Snip is still Preview/BETA.

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Just wondering how i become a member of microsoft to try out there products, I think its called MSDN?? Im not sure but can i get some info on this.

Answer:Testing Microsoft launches

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Microsoft has launched a new application called OneApp. Microsoft OneApp is a new software application that enables feature phones?commonly found in emerging markets?to access mobile apps like Facebook, Twitter, Windows Live Messenger, and other popular apps and games.
Now, people around the world who own feature phones will be able to do more and enjoy a better mobile experience with their existing phones. Microsoft OneApp will be offered initially through partners in emerging markets worldwide.
HomePage: Microsoft OneApp - Home
Here is a sample of some of the apps that have been developed with OneApp technology: Microsoft OneApp - App Gallery

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I update and save quite a few files each day, and I can see in File History that there are many saved versions for these files.
This would fill up my backup drive fairly quickly, and therefore, I need to reduce 'Keep saved versions' from the default of 'forever' to about 3 months.  But does this mean that all files older than 3 months will be deleted my File History backup?
 What happens to all my files that have only ever been saved once, but are older than 3 months?  Are these retained in File History or deleted?
The forums on File History do no make this very clear.

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Courtesy of the Columbus Dispatch


Originally posted by Columbus Dispatch
Security prompts Microsoft to launch IE version early
Monday, February 21, 2005
Todd Bishop

Microsoft will release the next version of the Internet Explorer Web browser, with improved security, in preliminary form this summer. Microsoft is moving up the release amid rising security concerns and new competition from the open-source Mozilla Firefox browser.

Microsoft will offer the finished version of its recently acquired anti-spyware technology free to individual Windows users. That could pose a new challenge to the business models of independent companies that specialize in anti-spyware software for the Microsoft operating system.

Microsoft chief Bill Gates also said the company will release its planned anti-virus product for consumers by the end of this year. Microsoft executives said the anti-virus software will be part of a broader offering for consumers, but they gave no further details.

The series of moves, announced by Gates at the RSA security conference in San Francisco, highlighted Microsofts potential effect on McAfee, Symantec and other companies that sell packages of anti-virus, anti-spyware and other security software for Windows and other computer systems.

The prospect of competition from Microsoft drew a pointed response at the conference from the leader of one of those companies. John Thompson, chief execut... Read more

Answer:Security prompts Microsoft to launch IE version early

Sidebar to the story

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Microsoft Showcases Early Internet Explorer 9 Build

Most Internet users agree that Microsoft made good progress with Internet Explorer 8 compared to previous releases of the web browser. Internet Explorer 8 introduced some interesting new features, increased the performance of the web browser by a lot compared to previous versions and introduced some new security concepts that made the web browsing experience more secure. It still did not come close performance wise to web browsers like Google Chrome but the difference was not that big anymore.
Microsoft has now confirmed that they started working on Internet Explorer 9 and it seems that they have big plans for this browser. Three demo videos have been released by Channel 9 that show some of the Internet Explorer 9 developers showcasing some of the improvements that they already build into the web browser. The Sunspider Javascript benchmark comparison looks very interesting as the new Internet Explorer 9 JavaScript engine closes the gap to Firefox 3.6 Beta 1 to about 100 ms.

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Microsoft said Sunday night that it is planning to make available this week a patch for a Windows flaw that has already been used in an attack.

Answer:Microsoft to issue cursor flaw patch early


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Hello Friends

I want to point out something why Microsoft launching too many versions of win7 . all beta versions r confusing or its a new marketing style of Microsoft.
if they have an expert team (all engineers) etc. then why they confuse us by launching too many beta versions. simulteniously. if they want to test there versions in between public then after launching v7000 they stop suddenly. and after one month the launches too many beta versions . why ?

Answer:why microsoft launches too many versions of win7

They don't publish many versions, there are leaks and we download them.

In reality, Microsoft has:
- Beta 1
- RC1
- RC2 ?
- Final

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Despite no announcement being made on, Microsoft have released a new sound scheme and a content pack for Windows DreamScene as part of its Windows Vista Ultimate Extras offerings for customers who purchased the Ultimate edition of Vista.

After installing the sound pack customers get Ultimate Extras Pearl and Glass sound schemes and additional Windows DreamScene Content.

For those who have been waiting for Ultimate Extras perhaps this is a sign that more is to come from the software giant.


Also on a side note i know someone here asked about the Language packs and why there were not working with SP1. Just a update for you as well. The Language packs have been updated as well to work with SP1 as of now. I got prompted for them to be installed. There is now a total of 36 different languages available.

Answer:Microsoft launches new Ultimate Extras

Was wondering if they would ever make the Ultimate version worth it... finally got some of those promised extras!

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I'm currently using Windows 10 Home, version 1709 and OS Build 16299.15.

I'm in the fast ring of windows, and have been enjoying the new features so far. I have only encountered one issue regarding Microsoft edge. I'm sorry if this has been brought up before, but I'm kinda new to this and still searching for a solution.

When I launch edge, nothing is wrong. But as soon as I try to alt tab, several instances of edge can be seen, which makes it quite annoying to alt tab between programs. I'll include a screenshot to show you what I mean.

Is this a known issue? Or is there a fix for this?

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Microsoft India has created the next generation Virtual Event Experience! In this new style of presentation modeled after face to face events, you will hear about the Cloud Offerings from Microsoft.
The Virtual Experience Zone, is where you get everything you want to know about the Cloud. In the Cloud. On Demand- hear the experts, download resources, watch videos and more.
Experience the Cloud Power Virtual Zone at Microsoft Cloud Virtual Exprience : Register

Answer:Microsoft launches The Virtual Experience Zone

good update

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Microsoft is betting that a new simplified interface and a name change will improve its Web-based email fortunes. Though it's still in the lead worldwide, according to the latest number from comScore, the company's Hotmail service has steadily been losing ground to Google's Gmail.

story here: Microsoft Launches Web-Based Email Service | News & Opinion |

Answer:Microsoft Launches Web-Based Email Service

Well, it looks alright. Unfortunately, for those of us who left years ago, and now have everything registered to our [email protected]'s too much work to change again. Plus, I've registered a domain name through Google, my wife and I have a Google Apps account and we have a shared family calendar that we use between our computers and smartphones. Unforunately, for MS, I'm tied to Google for the forseeable future.

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All major web browsers for the Windows platform with the exception of Microsoft's Internet Explorer offer test versions for users interested in cutting edge features.

Two of the core ideas behind making these test versions available is to involve the community when it comes to bug testing and reporting, and to provide web developers with advanced versions of the browser to give them ample time to test services and applications.

Microsoft announced just a moment ago that it is making available a Developer version of Internet Explorer. The developer version gives developers and early adopters a sneak peek of upcoming browser features.

The Internet Explorer Developer Channel is available for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 8.1 provided that Internet Explorer 11 is already running on those systems.

The browser itself runs independent from the stable version of Internet Explorer 11 installed on the system so that both browsers can in theory by run together at the same time without interfering with each other.

The first Developer Version of Internet Explorer ships with several enhanced Developer Tools and other features that Microsoft has integrated in it.

As far as new features are concerned, here is a short list of what is being made available in the new version:
Event breakpoints can now be set in the debugger of the Developer Tools.
Memory and UI responsiveness profilers are now available.
Additional keyboard shortcuts, specifically Ctrl+[ and Ctrl+] are now... Read more

Answer:Microsoft launches Internet Explorer Developer Channel

Not the new Internet Explorer. Pretty picture though.

Internet Explorer has seen some major improvements in the last few version but Microsoft is far from done. With that in mind, the company has now launched ?Internet Explorer Developer Channel?, a beta version of IE that gives users an idea of what?s to come.

Most modern browsers, including Chrome and Firefox offer developers and enthusiasts a beta version. This version usually comes with new features that need to be tested before they?re widely released. Now Microsoft is joining the party with the so-called IE Dev Channel.

IE Dev Channel is a beta version that gives developers a glimpse of what Microsoft is working on for its future versions of Internet Explorer. This isn?t an early version of IE 12 though, rather it?s a numberless version of IE that bundles together improvements destined for IE12 and beyond.

So far this version doesn't unveil any new major features but the program does feature some small additions. First up, this version features the Gamepad API hat lets users control some elements in their browser with their console controllers. Microsoft added support for this in some of their previous web experiences such asAtari Arcade. Secondly, it offers improved dev tools and finally this version includes improvements to WebGL bringing IE's Conformance Test score up to 97%.

The company has been silent on how IE Dev will be updated or even what the update timetable looks like. But if Micro... Read more

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Microsoft Launches Patch to Remove Botched Updates

It?s a well-known fact that some of the updates released by Microsoft as part of every Patch Tuesday rollout actually cause more harm than good on a number of PCs, so the company then has to look into every report and develop a fix for its fix

This was the case with a patch KB3005628 for Windows 8, 8.1, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2, which, although it might seem to bring new out-of-band improvements for these platforms, does nothing more than to remove some botched bulletins released by Microsoft in August.

Two months ago, as part of Patch Tuesday, the software giant released KB2966827 and KB2966828 to address some issues in multiple .NET Framework versions, including 2, 3, 3.5, and 3.5.1.

Soon after that, however, it emerged that both these patches were actually causing more problems on computers deploying them, so Microsoft decided to develop a fix that would actually remove all their files.

Patch KB3005628

Surprise patch KB 3005628 bodes ill for Microsoft's patching strategy

so today it's Patch Tuesday and Patch KB3005628 is one of the updates but Windows Update wants to keep installing it over and over again it says the install succeeded everytime

and i'm not alone

[Windows 8] KB3005628 keeps installing
http://www.dsl... Read more

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Microsoft is launching a new HTML5 Labs Web site, where the company will prototype ?early and not yet fully stable drafts? of specifications from the W3C and other standards bodies.
The site is designed to give the developer and user communities ?some visibility on those specifications we consider interesting from a scenario point of view, but which are still not at the stage where we can consider them ready for official product support,? explained Jean Paoli, General Manager of Interoperability Strategy with Microsoft in a December blog post announcing the new site.
The first two prototypes Microsoft is making available on the site are Web Sockets Extension for IE v 0.X and IndexedDB for IE v0.X.
Internet Explorer (IE) 9 is Microsoft?s newest version of its browser which many are expecting to ship in the first half of 2011. IE 9 is Microsoft?s most standards-compliant browser to date. It will support many HTML5 standards, as the various beta and tech preview releases Microsoft has made available have made evident. A near-final Release Candidate build of IE 9 is due in early 2011, company officials have said.

Answer:Microsoft launches new site for prototyping emerging HTML specs

thanks you for sharing, i like it very muck,

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Microsoft has released a new update for Windows 10, its third this year, following the rollout of build 10586.63 in mid-January, and 10586.71 a couple of weeks later.

This latest release for Windows 10 PCs not enrolled in the Insider Program bumps the build up to 10586.104. As the incremental increase in build number suggests, this is a cumulative update to previous releases from the Threshold (TH2) development branch; newer builds from the Redstone branch are currently available only to those on the Windows Insider Program.

With today's release, Microsoft has finally reversed its decision to avoid providing detailed changelogs for these relatively minor cumulative updates. The company has launched a new 'Windows 10 Update History' site, giving a clear breakdown of what each such update includes.

More at Neowin
Windows 10 build 10586.104 rolls out, as Microsoft launches new 'Update History' site

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Microsoft has launched local news blogs in Silicon Valley, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles to better tailor its company news to local U.S. audiences.
The blogs offer insights into Microsoft?s community efforts, regional news, local leadership and upcoming events, as well as a local perspectives on headlines coming out of the Microsoft News Center. Microsoft Launches Local News Blogs in Silicon Valley, Boston, Chicago and L.A. - The Official Microsoft Blog

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Microsoft plans to fix a vulnerability in version 8 of its Internet Explorer browser that allows attackers to remotely hijack computers that do nothing more than visit a booby-trapped website.
I think M$ needs to learn the words to that Brittany Spears song.... " Oop's we did it again" ha ha.

Answer:Microsoft to fix critical IE bug that has gone unpatched for 6 months


Microsoft plans to fix a vulnerability in version 8 of its Internet Explorer browser that allows attackers to remotely hijack computers that do nothing more than visit a booby-trapped website.
I think M$ needs to learn the words to that Brittany Spears song.... " Oop's we did it again" ha ha.
This is what M$ said according to the article:
'In a statement issued to media outlets, Microsoft said some patches take longer to develop than others and that "we must test every one against a huge number of programs, applications and different configurations," '
Well, one way to reduce the number of scenarios would be to not re-brand the product every 5 years and make people pay for it again.
I'm generalising a little here but how hard would it have been to let Windows Vista be developed further instead of creating Windows 7.

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Over 24 hours now and svchost.exe for system is always running around 50% CPU usage like when it's trying to download an update. I checked Action Center and below is a screenshot. It seem to be taking a long time to download. No error messages, just hung up on update download. My OS is Windows 7, 64-bit. What's going on?

Answer:This months Microsoft update not downloading

cumulative updates have been a monthly issue for some time and there's a thread currently running, regarding the same subject.

have a look here for possible resolutions and more understanding.

svchost can act in this manner. but time will tell, unless any unusual activity beyond this occurs.. to consider a malware scan with the AV or malwarebytes.

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I had Win 10 for aprx. 7 mos. and got the feeling I had been better off with Win 7. I asked why my MS purchased Back-up disks (with a Product Key) that I'd paid $150.00 for wouldn't allow me a clean install of Win 7 and have never received an answer about
seeking a refund. I spent 3 weeks between the Answer Desk and their insistence that I take it to a MS Store with techs on hand. It was at the MS Store for 4 days. I picked it up and was told they were so busy that they couldn't demo the Clean Install of Win
7.When I got home and booted it up, the desktop showed the welcome info for Win 7 with 1 small exception - there was an shortcut on the Desktop for Google Chrome. Unless MS is promoting Google
these days, I found that very unsettling.  Since then I've found thatmy Toshiba Canvio USB 3.0  1.5 TB external Hard Drive won't be recognized at all, while all my other XHD's are recognized
with no delay;that all four of my USB 3.0 inputs have failed to function at all - not on  the Canvio I mentioned , nor will they support any of my USB 2.0 devices whereas they had all supported every 2.0
device previously; and today it booted but I have no sound whatsoever - either using the headphones jack in the front or the green, middle jack in the back for either my speakers or my headphones.
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When launching Microsoft Outlook, OE is also launching, why is this?

Answer:Outlook Express launches when launching Microsoft Outlook

They usually won't do this, can you check your setting just to make sure you only have one or the other handling your processes. I'm not sure if it will change the opening of both but it's worth a look.
go to Internet explorer properties then click programs and make all the processes either outlook or outlook express. then try to open it up and see if that make a difference

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Whenever I try to open a word document (which is associated with OpenOffice writer, Office 2003 Setup attempts to install something. It fails because I deleted the installation files (out of the office suite I only installed PP and Excel). Why is this happening?

Answer:Microsoft Office installer launches with Open Office

When Setup runs, what does it try to install? (What does it say in the window)

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Question: windows 7 early?

Hi allI am looking at buying the/hp/pavillion-23-in-s5200-pc. It states it comes with windows 7. When I went online to buy it, the delivery date is 20-10-09, 2 days before win7 is released. I called the company up and the person i spoke to said that it will be shipped with win7. Is this correct, can firms ship the PC with Win7 before the official release date?? I don't want to order it and find out its Vista !Thanks in advance....Tatu

Answer:windows 7 early?


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My computer is dying, and I fear it will not last until the official release date of Windows 8. I'd prefer not to get a new computer with Windows 7 on it if possible. Any suggestions?

Answer:How to Get Windows 8 early?

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Okay first of all I would like to say I have been having on going issues for months to almost a year... I have tried everything I can think of... Including wiping harddrives to DoD standards with dban, gparted etc.... I have tried monitering my connections with wireshark...  I have tried several differet anti- (virus and malware) programs including paid version of kaspersky, malwarebytes, bitdefender, eset.....
This problem also has involved some black hat hackers compromising my system and bank account, credit card etc all being hit and continueing to do so... I have switched ISPs , changed hardware, thrown away devices including cell phones and laptops... It seems that they were also backdoored into several of my devices and were using several different methods to continue to spread and infect other devices.. These devices include android, iphone, ipod, ipad, netbook, laptop, smart tv and even my dvd player (java).. I have tried to ask for help and seek help for this and no one can figure it out or think this cant be real.
I have now thrown out all laptops, and all phones at the same time and started from scratch but having issues on a brand new laptop... I am not sure this is the same issue as before... However, I would like and really appreciate if someone could help me out and view my logs and make sure.. because I have been through hell and back with all these issues.. Loss of finances, time, and sleep... SO, I truly appreciate any and a... Read more

Answer:Malware, Spyware, And hackers...equals months and months of going insane!! help!

GMER 2.1.19357 -
3rd party scan 2015-06-29 18:38:16
Windows 6.3.9600  x64 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\00000036 HGST_HTS721075A9E630 rev.JB2OA3J0 698.64GB
Running: 11ybrc3o.exe; Driver: C:\Users\M4M8A\AppData\Local\Temp\kxldypow.sys
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Module   \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys (Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver - x64/Intel Corporation SIGNED)(2014-09-02 06:28:41)                                                fffff800f9c65000-fffff800f9f1b000 (2842624 bytes)
Module   \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\edevmon.sys (Devmon monitor/ESET SIGNED)(2015-01-30 23:13:30)                                                                                          fffff800fa393000-fffff800fa3d2000 (258048 bytes)
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According to the Daily Mail, today, Microsoft UK are to release Windows 7 a day early to beat the postal strike!!!

Answer:Windows 7 - Early Release!

from the likes of Amazon and PC World should shortly receive emails telling you that your order is about to be processed - which means your card will be charged. The software will probably be despatched the day before the official launch, but postal delays will probably mean you won't get the delivery for several days after that - unless your chosen supplier uses a courier like UBS.It will be interesting to see how rapidly, or otherwise, people get their deliveries.

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Is it possible to run a CD designed for windows 3.1 & 95 on windows XP ?I have downloaded dosbox, but the CD still wont play ! Any help would be great, as this CD is a French language CD which I really like.Thank you.

Answer:Early versions of windows

system tools > program compatibility wizard

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Looks like it's released! I have a Surface Pro 3. Was running the insider preview of 10.

Answer:Windows 10 released early!


Tim you're so unbalanced.

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I purchased said unit Sept. last year and within a few months the battery started discharging for no reason I could see. Battery returned to Lenovo, tested and a new battery sent out (old one apparently kaput). I thought the problem was solved until a few days ago when... Battery starts discharging again for no reason I can see. Laptop eventually went into hibernation. Unplugged charger, plugged back in, switched on then powered up the laptop and the battery started charging. This sequence of events was repeated 3 times in 1 week, until yesterday when powering up the laptop failed. Took the battery out and tried laptop on charger only. Nothing. Put battery back in and tried to power up - then noticed battery indicator gave 3 orange flashes 1 second apart before stopping. Did the battery discharge thing (pressing in the power button etc.). Still nothing. The unit seems to have failed completely. Can someone tell my what I might be dealing with here - a failed motherboard? Yet again I'm going to have to send this laptop back for repair, and it's been nothing short of a nightmare because I rely on it to do work. I've never experienced something like this before with a purchased laptop and I suspect the original battery problem was caused by a fault inside the laptop. As the machine is still within warranty can I request a new machine or a full refund because I simply don't want to use something which may be inherently unstable? Looking at the views ... Read more

Answer:Ideapad Z580 only 10 months old - Battery failure 3 months ago and now this....

Hi Stephenbtc,
Thanks for posting and Welcome to Lenovo Community,
Would you please try to below steps
1-      Switch off the machine, remove the battery and keep the charger plugged in and press and hold the power button for 15 sec.
2-      Remove the battery and the charger and press and hold the power button for 20 sec.
Plug them back in and check if problem still exist or not if yes please go with the rest of steps
3-      Remove the energy management from control panel and install the below
Windows 8 : Energy Management
Windows 7 : Energy Management
Please let me know if you still facing the same problem
Hope the information helps


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I was running Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10162.
I ran an update and let it do its thing. My computer restarted and began the Windows installation with the multiple restarts after downloading, installing, etc.
This build was different as the Microsoft Terms of Service showed up before getting to Desktop.
Now on Desktop, I have no indication of a Technical Preview at all, and going to Properties on This PC, it says I am running Windows 10 Home.
Is there any information on this? Am I mistaken and this is just a Technical Preview without the watermark in the bottom right corner on the desktop? Did I get an early (and official) upgrade to full Windows 10? Has anybody else had this happen?
Posted July 24, 2015

Answer:Did I Get Early Upgrade to Windows 10 Home?

This was released about a week ago. It is build 10240, and it's supposedly the official W10 build.

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??? Me personally I tried it, and while BETA, it is just very cumbersome imo and they really strayed from the ease of access of windows 7.

Answer:Are you happy with early Windows 8 beta?

I haven't had time to try it out yet. At this point I think I'll wait for the RC.

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I just noticed that I have two Important (KB3021952 & KB3032359, both for IE11) and one Optional (for my Samsung printer) updates that popped up at 11AM today. Update Tuesday isn't until next week.


Answer:Windows Updates Rolling Out Early?

Some people are having problems with those updates:

Two Repeating Updates - KB3021952 & KB3032359

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Hi, I was wondering anybody can help me with this BSOD I have been having. I already reinstalled windows 7 in hope that this problem goes away. However, my efforts were futile.

I have just purchased a new desktop and my friends helped me build it from scratch. At the initial days, the computer on windows 7 professional operated with no problem. However after a couple of days, when i start the pc in the morning, the computer crashes with error 1a just a couple min after I successfully log into my account. This problem occurred 2-3 times as a restart before calming down and becomes fine.

In response to this error, I have run memtest for both memory sticks, and individual stick. However, the memory sticks passed all 3 runs respectively.

As my friend suggested that I run verifier.exe, the computer crashes right after I restart and the screen "start windows".

After that as I run extraction software from this site, more BSOD happened. The problems were usally error 1a, however a different error apperared. One regards itself as 3b. Now the problem seems to get worse. The windows became more unstable after this instance.

Can anybody give me any suggestions on how I might approach this problem?

Thank you for your time.

Answer:BSOD at early stage of starting windows

Did you run the memory tests when the system was cold?
How about once it'd warmed up?

This is most likely a hardware problem - but it isn't certain.
Please run Driver Verifier according to these directions:


Using Driver Verifier is an iffy proposition. Most times it'll crash and it'll tell you what the driver is. But sometimes it'll crash and won't tell you the driver. Other times it'll crash before you can log in to Windows. If you can't get to Safe Mode, then you'll have to resort to offline editing of the registry to disable Driver Verifier.

So, I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
NOTE: You can use Low Resource Simulation if you'd like. From my limited experimentation it makes the BSOD's come faster.
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
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Some strange things happening with PC on my return from a few days away.

The symptoms are that it will do one of the following

1. Boot up as far as the Windows XP window and then just before hopping into the pale blue window with all the account names on (the logon window) the screen goes black and the cursor and eggtimer just sit there staring at me.

2. Boots up all the way to logon window but when I type in password it just does nothing - but the cursor does respond to the mouse being moved.

3. Its only got this far on 10% of occasions - I can get all the way into Windows and after a few minutes it freezes again - but the cursor will respond to mouse moves but not clicks.

The only way out is to power off and on, ctrl alt del has no joy at all.

The PC is a little quieter than normal - i wonder if the fan is screwed and its overheating, or whether the hard disk is playing up?

Any help is most gratefully recieved

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I wanted to have the "you have AIDS" song from family guy play when my computer starts up, but it gets about 10 seconds in and then stops. The song itself is about 30 seconds. Yes, it is in *.wav format. Is there some sort of cap for this sound? If so, can I override that somehow? Help please.

Answer:My Windows XP startup sound cuts off early...

I know it's not urgent, but I'm curious. Bump.

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Customers will continue to need security solutions even after the advent of Windows 8, and Microsoft is working with antivirus makers in order to ensure that their products will play nice with the next major iteration of the Windows client.

I already told you that the software giant was planning to broaden the Windows vNext terter pool, after I received confirmation from one of the top AV vendors worldwide which was expecting to take the successor of Windows 7 out for a spin this spring.

Part of the Windows 8 testing process will be an Early Engagement event reserved for antivirus makers.

Windows 8 Early Engagement for Antivirus Makers - Softpedia

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I just configured a laptop running Windows 7.

The Windows updates are set to push to the computer in the early morning hours (I forget which, but call it 3 or 4 in the morning). Similarly, I have the AVG antivirus updates and scans scheduled for early morning hours.

The night I got the computer configured, I deliberately left it running, but closed it, which I believe puts it to "sleep" with the idea that the Windows and AVG stuff could do their thing.

But when I opened the computer the next morning, no Windows updates had happened, and the AVG stuff launched right away (it's configured to launch as soon as the computer is started, if it misses a scheduled task).

The laptop is not mine; it's for one of my children. I am frankly ignorant in the ways of laptops, and this one represents my first Windows 7 computer.

Is there something special I need to do so that Windows updates, AVG updates and scans, etc., automatically run when the computer is closed but powered on?

Answer:Windows 7 and activity scheduled for early morning

Laptops can be a little different, but you could try going into the power plan settings in Control Panel -> Advanced settings, and under the Sleep section, make sure that Wake Timers are enabled.

Hope that works for you.

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I have, today, receieved my pre-ordered copy of Windows 7 (Home Premium). I was wondering if there's a reason it's arrived 3 days before it's released; and if anyone else in the UK had noticed this?

Also; I thought the UK version had to include a Browser Ballot screen. Just to say I didn't see one at all during install, nor can I find one anywhere. It's just preinstalled with IE 8... which I thought wasn't alowed thanks to the EU being ott.

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows 7 Pre-Order arrived early!

The EU just approved Microsoft's browser ballot plans last week. It hasn't been tested yet.

Maybe it will be included with Windows 8 and IE 10.

Enjoy Windows 7& IE 8!



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so I'm trying to put windows 8 on an mac laptop that's only running ubuntu. I just can't figure out how to do it. I made a windows 8 enterprise eval boot disk that runs fine though and i don't currently have an available osx boot disk. help would be appreciated. thanks in advance.

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The following procedure was supposed to run a bat file BEFORE XP Launched.# run regedit.exe# goto --> HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run# Create New Valuetype : REG_SZname : whateverdata : YourBatchFile.batClose, but no Cigar ! Windows still Launched, then the BAT file executed, but the Windows start button and all desktop icons were accessable

Answer:Run DOS Process before Windows XP Launches

Quote from: ksiembbut the Windows start button and all desktop icons were accessableWhat are you trying to do here?

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This problem is occurring on two different Windows XP machines, one pro & one home. After an extended period of time ranging from about 20 hrs to 3 days it becomes impossible to launch applications and currently running apps cannot open a pop-up window. Typically I have about 20 windows open, but will have started and stopped dozens, possibly hundreds of mostly console apps. If I close some then it is possible to load apps, but the process repeats itself requiring even more windows to be closed. The only solution is to reboot and then all is well. Immediately following the reboot I can open all the apps present before the reboot and many more.

The most useful error message I have gotten is an Event Id 26, which is not very helpful since it seems to be a generic message used when any popup window fails. Both system & user apps are affected. I have lived with it on a Dell desktop for well over a year. Now Im having the same problem with a Thinkpad. The Dell is hyper-threaded and the Thinkpad dual-core. My other machines have been single. I have not tried turning the feature off yet, but I will.

It seems obvious to me that some system resource is being used up, but I cannot identify what it is. I have tried shutting down all apps and trying to bring the system back as close as I can to a post-boot status. There is plenty of both real & virtual memory available. There is no unusual number of processes running.

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Answer:Windows XP pop-ups and app launches fail after 24 hrs

Go into task manager and go to the Processes tab. This should tell you what programs are taking up what resources. Could be one of your programs you use might close, but the process does not stop. It could be that everytime you launch it, it creates another session of it and eventually you have a bunch of extra processes going. Check that out and let me know.

Ive seen that happen with Outlook before.

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Clicking the link will bring you to Windows Store(and open it at the same time) ONLY if you have Edge set as default browser: Kodi

The media player, Kodi, has just been upgraded to the new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app format and can now be found in the Windows Store for installation on Windows 10 PCs. The app is designed for large screens, such as a television set, and can be used for consuming a variety of media from movies and music to podcasts and images.
Here?s the official app description for Kodi in the Windows Store: Kodi media center, formerly known as XBMC Media Center, is an award-winning free and open source cross-platform software media player and entertainment hub for digital media for HTPCs (Home theater PCs). It uses a 10-foot user interface designed to be a media player for the living-room, using a remote control as the primary input device. Its graphical user interface (GUI) allows the user to easily browse and view videos, photos, podcasts, and music from a harddrive, optical disc, local network, and the internet using only a few buttons.

Kodi launches UWP app for Windows 10, reveals involvement in Desktop Bridge WinBeta

How to get it

Well obviously in the Windows Store and search for Kodi! Or you can click this link and go straight to the store page itself. Yes it?s still free as we?ll never ask for money.

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Answer:Kodi launches UWP app for Windows 10

Thanks for the info

Never tried Kodi, but have used Media Portal in the past and now use Plex

Will need to give this a try

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Looks like the new 64 bit version of Windows officially launches tomorrow. From

Microsoft will officially roll out 64-bit versions of its Windows operating systems at its WinHEC conference in Seattle on Monday.

"On Monday, Microsoft will launch their x64 operating systems, both client and server," said Intel spokesperson Erica Fields, in an email intended to emphasize the support the software will have for Intel's processors. "The Windows operating systems have supported Intel's Hyper-Threading technology, execute-disable bit and, now, Intel's 64-bit and dual-core processors."

The OSes will support 64-bit processors from both Intel and AMD.

Answer:Windows x64 Launches Monday

The site is up and running. The sticking point for me may be all of my USB devices. Do I need to find 64 bit drivers for USB devices too? (Scanner, printer, mouse, palm cradle, etc).

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This seems to only happen in IE and no other browser. A pop up ad launches a Window Installer that tries to install Microsoft Office. I cancel it and it tries about 3 more times. After canceling for about the 4th a pop up ad comes up. The ads seems to all come from I get this when I visit websites like

Not sure if this is spyware, adware or something else. Any help to get rid of this would be nice.

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Clicking the link will bring you to Windows Store(and open it at the same time) ONLY if you have Edge set as default browser: Kodi

The media player, Kodi, has just been upgraded to the new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app format and can now be found in the Windows Store for installation on Windows 10 PCs. The app is designed for large screens, such as a television set, and can be used for consuming a variety of media from movies and music to podcasts and images.
Here?s the official app description for Kodi in the Windows Store: Kodi media center, formerly known as XBMC Media Center, is an award-winning free and open source cross-platform software media player and entertainment hub for digital media for HTPCs (Home theater PCs). It uses a 10-foot user interface designed to be a media player for the living-room, using a remote control as the primary input device. Its graphical user interface (GUI) allows the user to easily browse and view videos, photos, podcasts, and music from a harddrive, optical disc, local network, and the internet using only a few buttons.

Kodi launches UWP app for Windows 10, reveals involvement in Desktop Bridge WinBeta

How to get it

Well obviously in the Windows Store and search for Kodi! Or you can click this link and go straight to the store page itself. Yes it?s still free as we?ll never ask for money.

For now we have added our Kodi v17 beta 2 to the store and will continue updatin... Read more

Answer:Kodi launches UWP app for Windows 10

Thanks for the info

Never tried Kodi, but have used Media Portal in the past and now use Plex

Will need to give this a try

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Over the past 10 months, more than five million people signed up to receive the Windows 10 Technical Preview. The Windows Insider program played an instrumental role in helping Microsoft hammer out some early bugs ahead of Windows 10's arrival yesterday.

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Answer:The first major update for Windows 10 could arrive as early as next week

I installed yesterday Windows 10 on both my hybrid PC and Desktop PC, it's been really amazing and the update process was rather quick. It's good to hear they are improving this OS so soon

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Windows 10 Creators Update - Experiences with ProBook 6570bAfter trying the early Windows 10 Creators Update (30.03. with ISO's and 05.04. as Update process) on serveral of my Notebooks with good experiences I tried it yesterday also with my HP ProBook 6570b (all installations: Windows Professional, x64).Startposition: All Windows 10 Updates installed (Version 1607, Build 14393.969), actual backup with Acronis True Image 2017 was at hand, all other conditions same as at my notebooks updated before.Update source: From Windows Update Site, absolutely no problems during update process, final Windows version: 1703, Build 15063.13After the update:First impression: same as with my other notebooks - everything seems to be in good positionBut then:The Start menu button didn't work (left mouse button); right mouse click on Start menu button worked well.F5 changed the position of all Icons on the desktop to the left side of the screenThe "Mail" icon in the task bar was inactive, so it couldn't be removed (I use Thunderbird)The "Windows Defender Security Center" reported that one Driver isn't ok. (not installed, not recognized). It was the HP Accelerometer. I installed the driver manually and this error message disappeared.I checked the system integrity with sfc /scannow. No problems.Without working START menu button I can not operate the notebook efficientely. So a system repair was needed.In order to save time I decided to switch back to the last and very good working Windows version.... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Creators Update - Early Experiences with ProBook ...

@Rosenholz52 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! Unfortunately, your experience is proving typical of folks adopting new major Win10 versions. If you were to visit the community Win10 forums, you would find similar posts from other folks -- and the "standard" response from the Win10 "fans" is that these problems will be fixed in future updates -- which is really just another way of saying that, once again, MS pushed out a major version upgrade with "bugs".

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There’s talk that Microsoft has signed off internally on the Beta 1 Windows 7 bits. Word is the build number of what goes out to testers will be 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400.

What do all those digits mean? And when will testers actually get their hands on the code?

Windows power users and long-time beta testers probably need no explanation, but the rest of us undoubtedly could stand some schooling. Here’s how it works:
6 = Major NT OS version number (Windows 7, as the Softies have said, is built on the Windows Vista kernel, which they call NT Version 6)
1 = Minor version number
7000 = Major build number
0 = Minor build number (if needed; otherwise omitted on most builds)
081212-1400 = Build date stamp (08 = year, 12 = month, 12 = day, 1400= 2 p.m. using a 24-hour- format time stamp)

Once a release of Windows is released to manufacturing, the major build number is only changed when service packs are introduced. Example: VistaSP2/2008SP2 is build 6002. (The RTM build of Vista was No. 6000.16386.061101.2205, for those keeping track at home.)

So if Beta 1 really is 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400, it would mean it was built on December 12 at 2 p.m. (For the record, Microsoft officials still won’t talk build numbers and won’t say whether this is actually Beta 1 or if some later build will be officially christened Beta 1.)

Source: WinBeta | Mary Jo Foley's Blog

Answer:Some testers expecting an early Windows 7 Beta 1 present

The evaluation copy of SP2 for Vista on at the moments displays Build 6002 in the lower right corner of the desktop here. According to the blog seen at the second link the frist beta may be coming out sooner then reported in other articles seen pointing at 6/2009 being Q2 there.

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​Microsoft is yet to announce any consumer features which will be available in Windows 10, but thanks to a leak earlier today, we've got our hands on what appears to be an early build of what Microsoft is planning to reveal to consumers in January. The new build includes Cortana, an updated UI and many improved apps. So let's dig in.

Cortana is one of many features which appears to be on schedule for a reveal in January. In this build, her UI is far more polished than what she was when we exclusively unveiled her running on the desktop a few weeks ago. Not only that, but the taskbar has started to get an update.

Furthermore, apps throughout the operating system are being updated too. A whole number of apps have been given a complete UI overhaul, and we expect many more apps to join in on the facelift soon. This is our first proper look at the direction in which the Modern UI is going, and it's definitely a positive one.

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Answer:First Look at an early version of the Windows 10 Consumer Preview (video)

Thanks for sharing. This was a very interesting video. I liked it, and after viewing changed my vote from "Don't know yet.." to "Yes"!!
Will I update? When everything works.

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Security flaws signal early death of Windows Gadgets | ZDNet

Just got this in an email at work.. figured I would share it with everybody else.

Answer:Windows Gadgets Being Deprecated Early Due to Security Flaws

Another reason to go to Linux... Like everything in Windows has security flaws.

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This is the machine I am planning to buy now. For dual boot. I need a decent Windows machine. If I like the form factor, and the fact that it keeps its resale value better than any other makes, is a 11.6" MacBook Air a good buy for a decent Windows 10 machine as well for around $750 for the very basic model, which is totally fine for me (you often find it for around this amount on Amazon)?

Of course, some say it's stupid to buy a Mac just to run Windows on it. Of course, I will experience with OS X too (it will be my first intro to that OS), but I also need a decent thin and light laptop for natively booting into Windows. I like the fact it is not Full HD resolution, as some legacy apps scale badly on too high res displays.

Of course, Apple will not provide me with any drivers, will Windows' native drivers work flawlessly, including the multi-touch glass trackpad with gestures?

(Ps. I don't need a touchscreen on a laptop and such gimmicks.)

Answer:Will Windows 10 run flawlessly on a MacBook Air Early 2015 (drivers)?

I have no personal experience with that.

Apple's official guidance:

Use Windows 10 on your Mac with Boot Camp - Apple Support

At the end of the page, you'll see that the 11.6" MacBook Air (Early 2015) is supported.

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Win7SP1 came up as a Windows automatic update last night so I installed it and have done three restarts and one more "check for updates" now to insure it has settled down. For major updates it is a good idea to watch the CPU Usage History graph in the Performance Tab of Task Manager so you know when all processes and services are fully loaded. I keep a shortcut to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\taskmgr.exe in the Start Menu>All Programs>Startup Folder so it automatically opens whenever Windows restarts.

Windows7 Home Premium x64 took about 3 min 7 secs to fully load. It appears SP1 has added about a minute to that as the CPU Usage History graph doesn't flatline for 4 min 2 secs. I load 70 processes, but that will vary for each user based on the software installed.

It took a while to find the release notes and a list of the 796 hotfixes and security updates included in SP1. They can be downloaded at

So far everything seems to be working great.

Answer:Notes on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 - Installed Early This Morning

Documentation plus other info is already posted here. Just for FYI.

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2016-03-11 20:56:26, Error                 CSI    00000042 (F) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND #986206# from Windows::Rtl::SystemImplementation::DirectFileSystemProvider::SysCreateFile(flags
= (AllowSharingViolation), handle = {provider=NULL, handle=0}, da = (SYNCHRONIZE|FILE_READ_ATTRIBUTES), oa = @0x9bc7b0->OBJECT_ATTRIBUTES {s:48; rd:NULL; on:[105]"\??\C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_atiilhag.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_zh-cn_07d1a0ddfebc8ffd";
a:(OBJ_CASE_INSENSITIVE)}, iosb = @0x9bc790, as = (null), fa = 0, sa = (FILE_SHARE_READ|FILE_SHARE_WRITE|FILE_SHARE_DELETE), cd = FILE_OPEN, co = (FILE_SYNCHRONOUS_IO_NONALERT|0x00004000), eab = NULL, eal = 0, disp = Invalid)
2016-03-11 20:56:26, Error                 CSI    [email protected]/3/11:12:56:26.583 (F) d:\w7rtm\base\wcp\sil\merged\ntu\ntsystem.cpp(2057): Error STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
originated in function Windows::Rtl::SystemImplementation::DirectFileSystemProvider::SysCreateFile expression: (null)
2016-03-11 20:56:48, Error                 CSI    00000044 (F) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND #986205# from Windows::Rtl::SystemImplementation::CDirectory::OpenExistingDirectory(...)[... Read more

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2016-03-11 20:56:26, Error                 CSI    00000042 (F) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND #986206# from Windows::Rtl::SystemImplementation::DirectFileSystemProvider::SysCreateFile(flags
= (AllowSharingViolation), handle = {provider=NULL, handle=0}, da = (SYNCHRONIZE|FILE_READ_ATTRIBUTES), oa = @0x9bc7b0->OBJECT_ATTRIBUTES {s:48; rd:NULL; on:[105]"\??\C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_atiilhag.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_zh-cn_07d1a0ddfebc8ffd";
a:(OBJ_CASE_INSENSITIVE)}, iosb = @0x9bc790, as = (null), fa = 0, sa = (FILE_SHARE_READ|FILE_SHARE_WRITE|FILE_SHARE_DELETE), cd = FILE_OPEN, co = (FILE_SYNCHRONOUS_IO_NONALERT|0x00004000), eab = NULL, eal = 0, disp = Invalid)
2016-03-11 20:56:26, Error                 CSI    [email protected]/3/11:12:56:26.583 (F) d:\w7rtm\base\wcp\sil\merged\ntu\ntsystem.cpp(2057): Error STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND
originated in function Windows::Rtl::SystemImplementation::DirectFileSystemProvider::SysCreateFile expression: (null)
2016-03-11 20:56:48, Error                 CSI    00000044 (F) STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND #986205# from Windows::Rtl::SystemImplementation::CDirectory::OpenExistingDirectory(...)[... Read more

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Installer launches whenever an Office app is started. The only time it does not launch is when I open Word or Excel through an existing document. I'm using Office 2007, however I still use FrontPage from Office 2003. When I start that app, the installer launches, and launches again for every page or web site I open. I don't see this problem on this forum, but it's all over the XP and Vista forums. I have tried everything they suggest, including changing registry settings and reinstalling the 2007 and 2003 apps in a different order nothing works. Am I going to have to go back to XP?

Answer:Windows installer launches constantly

Quote: Originally Posted by benellard

Installer launches whenever an Office app is started. The only time it does not launch is when I open Word or Excel through an existing document. I'm using Office 2007, however I still use FrontPage from Office 2003. When I start that app, the installer launches, and launches again for every page or web site I open. I don't see this problem on this forum, but it's all over the XP and Vista forums. I have tried everything they suggest, including changing registry settings and reinstalling the 2007 and 2003 apps in a different order nothing works. Am I going to have to go back to XP?

What are these steps you have done?

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We at Motiga and Perfect World Entertainment couldn?t be more excited to get our unique hero-shooter into the hands of gamers across the globe. The development team has been working for years to create a visually stunning and strategic experience featuring massive Guardians, creatures to summon, and a diverse roster of heroes.

One of the best aspects of gaming is that it offers experiences for all types of gamers. With Gigantic, we?re proud to offer 19 heroes (with many more on the way) that each have their own playstyles, diverse skill sets, and varied skill trees to fine-tune your gameplay for each match. Even in the heat of battle, hero skills can be upgraded depending on the friendly or enemy team composition, the state of map control, or if you feel like making some wacky plays.

We know that choosing a hero can be difficult, especially when they have captivating aesthetics, but we put together a few tips over at Xbox Wire that will hopefully point you in the right direction. We can?t wait to see you on the airship!


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I have a small problem with MSN. About every 5th time or so that I start the program (I start it manually, it is not set to start at startup of computer) the Windows Installer kicks in and pretends to install MSN. It creates a new shortcut in the start menu (that can be deleted, MSN will start using the old icon, and changing icon and using the new one does not help either).

I am running the latest version of MSN. This has had no effect though, I have had this problem with MSN for years. I run it on XP pro SP2. Upon OS install I always remove the annoyance Windows Messenger using the following RUN command: RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\inf\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove

I don't know if that has anything to do with this though. I have tried running some searches on the internet to find a solution, but got so many non related hits I gave up and thought I'd ask here if someone knows what is wrong!

Can this be fixed somehow? Or shall I just accept the fact that MSN is terrible?

Thank you very much for any help you can give me!

Answer:Windows messenger launches when I start MSN

Hi Solange

The title of your thread is Windows messenger launches, but in your message, you mention that MSN tries to reinstall itself. Which icon is it that is coming back in? The MSN Messenger? Windows Messenger? Of course, true to Microsoft, they made them look alike. If it's the Windows messenger that keeps trying to reinstall itself, try the MG tool and see if that does anything:

Disable/Remove Windows Messenger

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I have W2K Pro SP3. When I Bootup recently 2 horizontally-tiled Windows Explorer pages are launched at the end of the Bootup process.
Before this happened the Boot process ended with only the Desktop showing.
These two pages had been accessed some days ago but I now don't want them to appear at Bootup.
How do I stop them appearing like this ?


Answer:Windows Explorer launches at W2K Boot-up

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read here

Answer:Even Windows 8 early adopters prefer Windows 7 by two to one

I'm not one of them. Metro works fine, I got a start menu, it's lighter, faster and has reworked long outdated parts of the OS finally, i'm good.

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Two systems in the household. Windows 7 system that came with a Windows 10 disc that can be installed any time in the future which will allow this system to stay with 10 until 2025.
The other system has Windows 7 on a system built in 2011.
This one should be able to jump from 7 to ??

Answer:We have Windows 7 so will we be able to bypass Windows 10 early 2020?

I believe the free Seven to Ten upgrade still works and gives a valid license and so there is no reason not to upgrade (or clean install) to W10 on your second system imo.

Make a disk image first using something like Macrium and you can always put things back exactly as they were if you either don't like it or hit unresolvable snags (unlikely).

Nobody knows what will happen as W10 progresses and what future developments will occur although W10 should continue to work (even if unsupported) into the future.

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Today marks the official release date to retail stores for Office 2010 and with that Microsoft is launching a $80 Million Dollar Ad Campaign they are calling the Make it Great Campaign. The ad's will focus on selected people from the 9 million who Beta Tested Office 2010. Seventy percent of the ad's will be via online channels, with the rest spent on print ads and billboards.
With the ad's, Today, Microsoft is circulating a list of Reasons to Try Office 2010.
1. Outlook Social Connector, providing a ?people-centric view of e-mail?
2. Linked Notes in the OneNote note-taking program (enabling users to ?dock? OneNote to the side of the screen, take notes and map those notes in the presentation.
3. Sparklines in Excel which are charts that fit into a single cell to show a trend at a glance
4. Photo editing in Word
5. Video and broadcast capabilities in PowerPoint
6. Office Web Apps, which are the Webified versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Microsoft is beginning to roll out a new version of Hotmail today (Windows Live Wave 4 Hotmail) that allows users to share these Office Web Apps documents via Hotmail
7. A Ribbon you can personalize by adding often-used commands (or by collapsing it to take up less space)
With the release, Microsoft is focusing on getting users to upgrade from previous versions of Office including Office XP, Office 2003 and Office 2007
Check out the Make it Great site Microsoft Office 2010: Make It Great with Office 2010
Office 2... Read more

Answer:Microsoft launches $80Million Office 2010 Ad Campaign With todays Office 2010 Release

this time surprisingly,no office 2010 ultimate version like earlier..only upto professional plus..

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Early version of Continuum in build 9879
Windows 10 may have received its last preview build for the year, but that?s not to say Insiders and those interested in Windows have nothing to look forward to. In fact early 2015 is right about the time we expect to see the first Consumer Preview of the OS.

Winbeta is reporting, citing unnamed sources, that the first version of Windows 10 aimed at showcasing consumer features will start rolling out early next year. With the Technical Preview Microsoft has focused heavily on the desktop and has tried to show that Windows is still the best platform for the enterprise.

However, a consumer version will highlight previously unseen features including a new start screen, a full version of Continuum, Cortana on the desktop and so on. Some of these we know are coming and currently being tested from our own sources.
Apparently Microsoft is giving us what we asked for
Winbeta adds to that list by mentioning Live Tiles on the desktop, a feature we?ve been asking for but which hasn?t showed up until now. According to this report Live Tiles will work exactly the way you?d expect, with users being able to drag them to their workspace and then they?d act similar to the way widgets used to.

Of course we?ll also get to finally see Internet Explorer 12, with its simplified UI, as well as further improvements to the Notification Center... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Consumer Preview features might start showing up in early 2015

Great! I really liked the dev preview of Windows 10, even though it's still beta it ran so well on VM. Can't wait for the final product!

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Symantec has launched its latest iteration of security solutions under the Norton brand, tailoring the releases to Windows 7, but also its precursors, Windows Vista and Windows XP. The lineup of products includes two offerings: Norton Internet Security 2010 and Norton AntiVirus 2010, and users can get a taste of both via the links at the bottom of this article. With the general availability of Norton 2010, the security outfit is emphasizing Codename Quorum as a new reputation-based technology that comes to the table to complement traditional security models based on signatures but also modern heuristics approaches.


Answer:Symantec Launches Norton 2010 for Windows 7

looks challenging. thanks

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I'm running Windows XP and IE 7.

Here's the scenario:

I leave my computer with an explorer window open and it goes into stand-by mode.

I return and select my user acount and re-enter the previously active user account.

I return but really strange behaviour occurs until it ultimately results in about 55 seperate windows of internet explorer start-up. Once the computer "catches up", I can close them all and everything seems to work. It just takes about 5 to 10 minutes to close all the windows. The toolbars will often be modified.

If I reboot, the toolbar will self correct. I run Webroot spysweeper and and Trend Micro Anti-virus. Both show clear.

Any ideas?

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Launches Today

Microsoft is getting ready to push the go-ahead button for the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which is the most important milestone since the release of Windows 10 in July 2015.

The Anniversary Update will come with a long list of improvements, and these include an enhanced Start menu with a hamburger icon and the focus on the apps, Windows Ink for better use of the OS with a pen, a revamped Action Center, updated Cortana, and completely new features such as browser extension support in Microsoft Edge.

The Anniversary Update is available for both PCs and smartphones and can be downloaded via the standard update system - Windows Update or with a standalone ISO that Microsoft will release later today via the Media Creation Tool.

In a June 29 blog post, Microsoft says that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will bring improvements in six different areas and claims that security is one of the most important. Windows Hello for apps and websites and new features for Windows Defender will become available with the Anniversary Update.

For example, one of the new features allows users to perform automatic background scans with Windows Defender even if it?s not the default anti-virus solution running on a Windows 10 device, thus making sure that no malware reaches your data.

New gaming features in Anniversary Update
The gaming side of Windows 10 is also being improved significantly, and most of the new features bring together the ... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 Anniversary Update Launches Today

Installing it tonight as soon as I get home.

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Effective October 1, 2014. Microsoft new Windows Insider Program lets anyone sign up to test technical preview builds of Windows 10. I recommend you download and test this version only on a spare computer you are willing to trash if something goes wrong.By the way the Technical Preview expires on April 15, 2015, followed by Windows 10 RTM (date not yet set).Good luck.i_Xp/Vista/W7Usermessage edited by XpUser

Answer:Windows 10 Technical Preview launches October 1st

Wow, a blast from the past. Good to see your name on these boards again XpUser.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Ever since I upgraded from Win 7 to 10, I can longer launch Recovery, which is necessary so that I can restore back to factory settings. 1) I turn off the computer and wait at least 15 seconds2) I turn on the computer and immediately press F113) For a brief second I see a message on the lower left "launching recovery" or something like it, and there's a beep4) Instead of launching recovery, Windows 10 loads normally. Has anyone else experienced this and if so, what did you do to get around it?  Is there another approach to resetting back to factory settings?

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After I upgraded my Lenovo ThinkPad to Windows 10 I have had a problem with Microsoft Word. After opening the program, it remains open for a second and then closes all by itself. There is no error message or anything else on screenthat says why it would be closing. It did not have this problem in Windows 7.

Answer:Word 2013 launches then closes in Windows 10

1) Only Word? How about the other Office apps (or do you only have Word)?2) Is this a legitimate, retail version of Word (or Office)?

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This is driving me MAD!

I installed Blaze media Pro 7.1 and now each time I open the program Windows Installer launches. Actually it goes like this:

I click on the shortcut for Blaze Media Pro 7.1 and after several seconds of nothing happening a progress box opens indicating that "TurboTax Its Deductible 2006" is installing with a message above the progress bar indicating "Please Wait While Windows Configures TurboTax Its Deductible 2006.

Then before that can complete another box appears which reads "Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5" with a progress bar and details about opening several .cab files then it switches back to the original "TurboTax Its Deductible 2006" is installing with the progress bar reading "gathering required information"

Then the "Windows Installer" box appears with a progress box.

I click on cancel and the process starts again and loops three or four times and ends with a box that indicates that "the feature you are trying to use is on a removable CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available" and offers a search box to find it. I cancel that and get an Error 1706 No Valid source could be found...Windows Installer cannot continue, click OK and the process starts again.

Eventually if I hit cancel enough all the boxes go away and the program starts as it should.


Answer:Windows Installer launches when I open a program

Fixed it

I downloaded Windows Install Clean Up and removed the files associated with the TurboTax program and no more problems.

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I run Windows XP Home and now whenever I press the CTRL key, Windows Explorer launches. It's REALLY annoying as you might imagine...grrrrrr!!!!

I guess I must have some sort of malware but have run various full scans to identify and remove anything suspicious. My kids use the same PC so it's possible they've installed something.

I've tried using Google etc. to search for another instance of someone having this problem without any luck.

Anyone got any ideas?


Answer:Pressing the CTRL launches Windows Explorer

Tkae a look at #6 ...see if anything relates to your situation ...might want to run the hotkey dtective:

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Hi all,
I run windows 7 on a HP laptop - recently on start up I get a box
with a message "wont open" - will launch "repair" - "this will take a few
minutes and computer may open and close several times etc" .
This now happens regularly on start up - any suggestions to
fix the problem?
Many thanks

Answer:Windows 7 launches "Repair" mode on Start Up

You might want to test your hard drive.  Usually if you hard drive is failing it can do weird things like that

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My pc recently became infected with a virus(es) that created multiple explorer windows and pop-ups, making the machine almost unusable when connected to the internet. I downloaded SpyBot, which found various malware among which was Vundo, Virtumonde, SmitFraud and various others. I followed instructions found here at and was able to resolve everything except for SmitFraud. Now, there are occasional launches of new explorer windows which are then redirected to some unwanted site. After a few hours the machine seems sluggish and unresponsive. The symptoms do not match the SmitFraud descriptions but this is what SpyBot finds, along with Right Media and sometimes also it detects the condition that Microsoft Security Center has been disabled (but I check and the firewall is still active).Here is the DDS.txt log:DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Owner at 22:40:49.68 on Thu 01/08/2009Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1535.850 [GMT -6:00]AV: Norton AntiVirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Outdated)FW: Norton AntiVirus *enabled*============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcssvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\Program Fil... Read more

Answer:Virus launches and redirects iexplorer windows

Howdy, my name is Hoov, and I will be helping you with your dilemma.

Please make sure you watch this thread for responses. If you click the options tab at the top of your first post, you can select to track this thread.

Here is what I am asking you to do during the repair of your computer

*Tell me everything that you have done, if anything, to try and fix this problem.

*Please only use 1 forum to help clear up your problem. Posting on more than 1 and following instructions from more than 1 forum will cause those helping you to pull out thier hair.

*Follow my instructions - If you can't for some reason, or if you don't understand something, please tell me. If you deviate from my instructions, tell me, it may make a difference on where we go. Don't install anything, even other programs that have nothing to do with security or malware, it could cause things to change, and I would never know it.

*Have faith. I will do all I can to get your computer working, and if I can't - someone else here will know something else to try.

*Stick with me to the end. My aim is to fix your problems, and give you the tools and knowledge to keep this from happening again.

Now onto trying to fix your computer.

How did the full Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware scan go?

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