Microsoft has released several operating systems for the Windows users. One such operating system that brought revolutionary changes in the user experience is Windows XP. Windows XP bought so much revenue to Microsoft and it is the operating system that dominated the industry market for quite a long time. According to the Windows support team, it provides a wide range of functions and characteristics to the users and because of that, it is still employed in many business organizations.
However, with so much people still using this age old operating system, Microsoft recently shocked the entire PC world by announcing the withdrawal of Windows support offered to the Windows XP operating system. According to the reports, Microsoft is going to end the tech support offered to Windows XP users on April 8.
Earlier this week, Microsoft came up with shocking news where they announced that along with the withdrawal of Windows XP support, they are also going to end the support for the Windows XP Microsoft Security Essentials. As a result, Windows XP users will no longer receive updates for the Microsoft Security Essentials. This will make your system more prone to virus attacks.
The main aim of Microsoft behind this strange decision is to promote the newly released operating system, Windows 8.1. With Updates for Windows XP Security Essentials no longer available, it will make the Windows XP computers more susceptible to malwares and virus attacks. This will completely lower the efficiency of a Windows XP machine and will indirectly force the Windows XP users to either upgrade to Windows 8.1 or to Windows 7.
Recent survey data suggests that about 20 to 30 percent of the users who use internet employ Windows XP PC. In China, this is almost 50 percent. All the businesses employing Windows XP computers are struggling to cope up with the upcoming XPocalypse. However, during any point of time, the users will have to update their system from Windows XP to prevent the malware attacks.
According to Microsoft, those users who are still using Windows XP computers need to upgrade their machine to new versions of the operating system like Windows 8 or 8.1 before 8th of April. Before upgrading, it is recommended to download and run an application called Microsoft’s Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. This will help you to know whether you system is compatible with Windows 8. If your machine does not support Windows 8, then consider buying a new PC installed with Windows 8.
To know more about downloading Windows 8, you may contact the Windows support team.Read more »
Internet Explorer is the default browser that Microsoft provides its users on Windows operating systems, though it is widely replaced by Firefox or Chrome these days. However, IE users enjoy more advantages while surfing Microsoft sites or downloading Microsoft programs or apps to their Windows machines as compared to the Chrome or Firefox browsers. Though Microsoft has released IE11, the latest version of Internet Explorer, Windows XP is not compatible with it. The latest IE version compatible with XP is IE8. Moreover, the old IE versions on XP are susceptible to frequent errors. The following steps would help you fix IE errors on XP.
Using Microsoft Fix It tool to fix IE issues in XP
Users are able to fix a number of IE issues on XP by running MS Fix It tool, a repair tool you can download from the Microsoft website.
You have learnt how to troubleshoot problems with Internet Explorer in Windows XP using Microsoft Fix It tool. If neither of the solutions discussed above helped you fix the problem, visit the Microsoft help forum, navigate to XP section and choose IE problems. Browse through the entries listed in there till you find the one with the most appropriate steps to fix the problem.Read more »
Most of you might have used the word processing program from Microsoft called Microsoft Word. Even though it is considered as one of the best word processing programs, it can give you errors occasionally. Some of the common errors associated with the program are font problem, file is not in recognizable format, There isn’t enough memory space to open Word, Unable to read files, Word experienced an error trying to open the file, There is insufficient memory, save the document now. (*.doc). In this post, we will give you a few guidelines to fix these errors.
Kill unwanted processes
The first step is to open the Task Manager window and close unwanted processes in order to fix Microsoft errors. For this, right click the Taskbar and choose the option Task Manager. Find out whether the CPU usage is high. Select the tab Performance and this will help you to find out he CPU Usage of your computer. If it is high, choose the tab Processes. Mark the option Show processes from all users. This will list various processes currently running on your computer. Select the processes that you do not use, and click the option End Process.
Registry cleaning software
A registry database, which is not corrupted, is essential for the smooth working of your computer. However, you cannot check the thousands of registry entries and find out the errors manually. Therefore, download any third party registry cleaning software from the internet. Run a scan of your registry using the tool and repair the corrupted entries. Ensure that you take a backup of your registry files before fixing the registry errors.
Delete temporary files
Temporary files can cause your computer to run slow and affect the functioning of various programs like Word. Therefore, remove the temporary files from your computer. For this, select the option Start and click the option Run. In the Run window, type temp and click OK. Choose all the files in the window that opens and press the delete key. Open the Run window again, type % temp%, and click OK. Remove all the files in the window.
The disk defragmentation tool included in your Windows operating system helps you to arrange files in your hard disk and help you to fix Microsoft errors. Therefore, run this tool regularly.
With the above steps, you can fix the errors associated with your Microsoft Word program. For further assistance on Microsoft Word issues, you may contact our technical support team.Read more »
The unfading popularity of Windows XP has started to create a headache for Microsoft. Even after 12 years since its release, XP still accounts for about 20 percent of total Windows market share. Owing to the higher vulnerability of the operating system to the latest security threats, Microsoft has been warning users to switch to the new operating systems from Microsoft. If you still own an XP powered machine and do not plan to make a shift to any new OS in near future, it is best to update your XP with the latest service pack. Common XP problems such as runtime errors can be averted to a great extent by updating the OS.
How to fix Microsoft errors in XP
According to XP experts, runtime errors in an XP system occur when you attempt to open certain files. In fact, it appears as a warning. At times, the error can be triggered by invalid entries in Windows Registry. If the cause of runtime error in your Windows XP machine were an invalid entry in the Registry, running a Registry Cleaner would help you get the issue fixed. Here are the instructions.
Instructions for fixing the XP Runtime errors
The simple steps given above should fix Microsoft errors including runtime errors in your Windows XP computer. Windows support for XP is set to end by April this year. Hence, make sure that you update your operating system with the latest service pack and security patches before this date.Read more »
It is quite normal for you to encounter some problems with your OS platform occasionally, whether it is XP or Vista. Even though operating system that we work on is meant to ease our using of the computer, they might not always function error-free. The XP and Vista platforms have their share of errors and therefore you are likely to encounter some errors while working on them.
If you encounter any problems while working on any of these platforms, you would definitely find the error message or you might know about the application or function that put you into trouble. If you are finding it difficult to fix it from your end, you could definitely seek the assistance of Microsoft Fix It.
You can also seek the assistance of Microsoft using the different automated support service sites that Microsoft has offered online. There are different fixes and solutions offered for different error messages and troubles encountered in Microsoft products.
You would find the beta version of Microsoft Fix It and use it to solve 300 different problems encountered in Microsoft products. When you try to run the Fix it tool, you will be provided with a list of things to do. You will have to verify the internet connection and display quality and others. You need to click on ‘Run’ button and this will start the troubleshooting steps that occur automatically. You need to wait for a minute or so to get the process completed.
If you have already visited the support page of Microsoft, you would have already noticed the online version of Fix it. Those encountering online problems with Microsoft could run Fix it and get their trouble fixed. Fix It consists of Microsoft Diagnostic tool that is inbuilt. This is normally a part of the new operating systems launched by Microsoft. You can locate the same in the ‘Control Panel’ by accessing ‘System Security’ and it will open ‘Find and Fix Problems’.
Those who are encountering problems could access the same with ease and these inbuilt diagnostic tools would fix the problem with the computer without any hassles. So in the future, if you encounter any problems with Microsoft products like XP or Vista, you could access Microsoft Fix It or even get the inbuilt diagnosis tool and get your issue fixed. You could also contact the help and support team online that offer assistance to solve any tech problems with the Microsoft products.Read more »