The Microsoft operating system released after Windows XP is Windows Vista and it is not possible to install Windows XP over Vista operating system. However, if your hard drive is divided in to partitions, then you can easily install Windows XP on one part and Windows Vista on the other. But, in case, if the hard drive isn’t partitioned and if you need to install Windows XP over Vista, then the only possible way is by removing Vista first by formatting the drive, and then installing the XP operating system. Well, given below are some easy instructions from the Microsoft support for Vista blog to uninstall Windows Vista and for replacing it with Windows XP.
process, you need to hit the Enter key. To format the partition, you need to select one among the four options. Once the formatting is completed, you can initiate the installation process by hitting the Enter key.
The above instructions will help you to uninstall Windows Vista and replace with the Windows XP operating system. For more information on this, visit the Microsoft support for Vista website.Read more »
Although most toolbars have specific functions aimed at providing a comfortable browsing experience to the users, most users think about uninstalling these add-ons. According to the Windows tech support, one of the prime reasons to remove toolbar is because most of the times when it replaces your browser’s default home page with its own site. In addition to this, some such as Norton toolbar, representing Norton anti-virus, would conflict with software installation or the operating system. So, if you are having any such issues in your system, the best option would be to remove the Norton toolbar permanently.
To remove toolbar from your system, you can use the following instructions provided by the Windows tech support technicians:
These steps would help you to permanently remove the Norton toolbar from your system. To know more about the features of Norton toolbar, feel free to dial our 24/7 Windows technical support number.Read more »
Microsoft has now released the Cumulative Update 1, commonly called as CU 1, for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager. The CU 1 was released in advance of an expected second quarter ship date that was forecasted in a blog post by Brian Huneycutt, who is a developer at Microsoft’s Configuration Manager Sustained Engineering team. The Cumulative Update 1 is available through the Microsoft support site. Brian Huneycutt stresses that the organizations should apply for CU1 “if you are encountering, or believe you may encounter, one of the issues fixed by current CU (or a prior one).” He also explained that applying the CU1 would set a new servicing baseline for the Configuration Manager.
Huneycutt also indicated that Microsoft is planning to ship its Cumulative Updates for System Center every quarter. The numbering system of CU will be reset on each product release. Microsoft releases its cumulative updates to fix those problems that are reported by the product users. The CU 1 is aimed at fixing a long list of problems, which are described very well in the Microsoft support article. The Cumulative Update does not need a reboot for it to take effect and the version that is reported after applying the CU1 will be 5.0.7958.1203.
The fixes in CU 1 address the basic as well as obscure functions in the Configuration Manager. An Administrator Console problem is addressed in which the wrong software update may be selected for an OS image after sorting a list. Another issue is with enrolling Android devices. This type of issue happens after enrolling a device in Mobile Device Management and Exchange Active Sync (EAS). The Cumulative Update 1 also adds a wake-up proxy feature that helps to avoid falsely identifying the client computers as being in the sleep mode. The Configuration Manager was also reporting external USB devices as fixed disks rather than removable media. It is expected that the CU 1 release will address the issues that are associated with this misidentification.
There are many more fixes listed in the support article from Microsoft, but the CU 1 helps with other Microsoft products that can be used. For example, those Organizations that are running Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Service Pack 2 get support with the CU1 release as this update addresses the package-publishing problem. If you wish to know more on the CU 1 update, you can visit the Microsoft support site.Read more »
The extended Microsoft support for Vista will only end in three years from now. So, Vista users have still time to reflect upon a future upgrade to a later OS unlike their XP counterparts. However, even while Vista enjoys extended support from Microsoft, it puts the users in problems often. A grave Vista problem that occurred to many users recently and for which Microsoft was criticised severely was that the operating system caused corruption of iPods when they were ejected from Vista running machines. Although Microsoft came up with a solution immediately by releasing a patch, it was not capable of fixing the issue completely.
Microsoft and Apple co-operate to release the patch
Even though the first update patch didn’t work well, the second patch was effective. It was reported the second patch was actually developed by both Microsoft and Apple together. Apparently, one need not doubt the efficiency of a patch update when it is developed under the co-operation of two software giants.
Apple angers Microsoft with its warning to users
Meanwhile, it was reported that all didn’t go well with Apple and Microsoft. Prior to the release of the patch update that would fix problems with ejecting iPads from Vista machines, Apple had alerted all its iPad users to refrain from using Vista machines for syncing and data transferring. Although Apple released this warning with a good intention to save its iPad users from getting their devices corrupted, it angered Microsoft. From its end, Apple also released a crucial update to its iTunes which would address a lot of issues that Vista caused to iPads while syncing.
In a press release, an Apple spokesperson had said that should Microsoft have replaced the problematic Safely Remove Hardware feature in Vista which caused corruption of iPads while ejecting them from Vista, it would have been much better. In fact, Apple didn’t intend to point figure at the Redmond based giant. However, Redmond Company reacted to these indirect attacks quickly by releasing a patch fix immediately after that.
The patch fix that Microsoft has just releases for Vista will fit on all versions for Vista (x86 and x64-bit versions) as well as editions. Nonetheless, Microsoft alerted all its Vista users to backup the files before running the patch fix. Thanks to Microsoft support for Vista, no users who ran the patch fix have encountered problems with ejecting their iPods.Read more »
Netflix is one of the largest providers of online Internet streaming media provider in the world. These services are said to make use of Microsoft’s famous Silverlight technology to distribute content over the web. According to the information provided on the Microsoft support site, the plugin that controls video playbacks and digital rights management is compatible with most modern web browsers. Sometimes, however, you may experience issues and get Silverlight upgrade errors. In most cases, these occur due to a browser bug, compatibility issues or even the file getting corrupted due to the errors in the previous installed Silverlight data.
However, you do not have to worry now. In cases of such Silverlight upgrade errors on Netflix, you can follow these instructions given on the Microsoft support site:
These steps would ensure that you can fix the Silverlight upgrade errors easily on Netflix. To get more assistance, feel free to contact our technical support team.Read more »