Changing Automatic Update Settings In Windows Vista

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Windows Update For Vista

Although Microsoft officially recommends you to enable Automatic Updates at all times, this might not be a good idea always. Every now and then, Microsoft botches up its update such that existing stable PC systems lose stability or start acting up in different ways. Hence, it is better to install the updates only after confirming that there are no issues with them. Contact our Microsoft Support for Vista desk to know more about specific Windows updates.

Whatever be the reason, you can customize how Windows Update works on your computer by tweaking the following settings.


  • Hit the Start button and then click on Control Panel. The Start menu is available at the bottom left corner of the screen, inside the taskbar.
  • Click on Security inside the Control Panel window and then click on Windows Update. You will be able to change all the Windows Update related settings inside this window.
  • To change the existing settings, click on Change Settings link that lies on the upper left corner of the Windows Update window.
  • Depending on your choice, you can select between ‘Install Updates Automatically’, ‘Download Updates but Let Me Choose When to Install Them’, ‘Check for Updates but Let Me Choose Whether to Download or Install Them’ or ‘Never Check for Updates’.
  • Change the date and time on which updates can be installed by clicking the Date And Time boxes. This option lies under the Install New Updates option if you have opted for automatic update installation.

    Configuring Windows Update In Vista

    Configuring Windows Update In Vista

  • Click the Include Recommended Updates option if you want to select Windows to notify you about essential downloads. This way, you will be reminded of installing important updates that immediately need to be installed even if you haven’t looked into the list of available updates in a long while.
  • Press the Use Microsoft Update check box if you want Windows to automatically update other Microsoft products that include Microsoft Office and Silverlight.
  • Once you have made all the changes, click OK.
  • Click Continue when the User Account Control prompt appears on the screen.

If you have any issues changing these settings, contact our Microsoft support for Vista center.


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Telestream Switch To Support Windows

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The popular digital media and workflow tools solution provider Telestream has announced that their popular application Switch will now support Windows operated devices. Switch is a multi format media player that provides professionals the ability to play whatever format media they want. With Switch, pros will be able to not only play, but also inspect and correct any format of media file. The best feature is that the program comes with a simple and easy to use user interface. Telestream developed the program when they sensed the need for a program that can not only play different formats of media but edit them too.

Switch is now an indispensable tool for any one working in the media industry. The program can be used to play native file formats like MXF, AS-03, AS-11DPP bundles, along with the transparent streams, HEVC files and captions. In short, one could say that Switch is one tool that every media professional should have. However, the program did have one small disadvantage, it lacked Windows support. Until recent days, the program was not supported by the most popular operating system in the world.

The software will help the pros in creating and solving complex issues in the digital media. Telestream is dedicated to creating solutions that will help media professionals in solving the challenges in distributing media. Before the advent of Switch, media professionals had to use a variety of tools like players, inspectors, analyzers and converters to do their jobs, however with Switch in the market, there is no need to use multiple tools for working with media files. Everything from playing to editing can be done with this simple tool.

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Windows Support For Switch

With Windows support enabled, Switch now brings all the tools to an easy to use cross platform software application. The player includes all the major navigation controls including fast forward, rewind, slow motion, as well as single-frame forward and back, for all file types making it an excellent QC tool. Switch also allows users the ability to group disparate files together for playback such as MXF Op-Atom files with separate audio and video files. The software also allows users to display information about the files including codec, bit rate, frame size, frame rate, interlacing format as well as aspect ratio and aperture information.

Apart from all this, the program also allows its users to specify a new file format, a new video or audio codec, trim, scale or crop the video, add metadata, and insert chapter markers.

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Removing The Search Engine Toolbar From Firefox

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Remove Search Toolbar

A toolbar is a browser add-on that is added to the web browser for improving the browsing experience and to offer services provided by the toolbar manufacturer. However, some toolbars make the browsing experience worse by slowing down the web browser. Here we discuss how you can remove such toolbars from your system.


  • Open the Firefox web browser by double clicking on its icon found in the desktop, however if you are not able to find the icon on the desktop, click on its tab found under the All Programs section in the Start menu.
  • When the web browser appears on the screen, click on the Tools menu found at the top of the window and then on the Add-ons tab found in the drop down menu that appears on the screen.
  • From the context menu that appears on the screen, click on the Extensions tab for opening a new window. This window will show you a list of all add-ons and extensions added with the Firefox web browser. Look for the Search Engine toolbar in the list by scrolling down through the list and then clicking on the toolbar when found for selecting it.
  • Now move the mouse pointer to the top of the window and click on the Disable button found there to remove toolbar from your web browser.
  • Restart the Firefox web browser, and you will no longer see the toolbar in the browser, however it will be in the Extensions window and can be enabled if you feel the need for it.

For completely removing the toolbar from the system, follow the steps given below.

Toolbar Removal Wizard

Toolbar Removal

  • Open the Control Panel window by clicking on its tab found in the Start menu and then look for the Programs tab in it.
  • Click on the Programs and Features option found under the Programs tab for opening a new window.
  • This window will list all the toolbars and programs installed in your system. Look for the toolbar that you want to remove from the system and click on it when found.
  • Now right click on the toolbar and then click on the Uninstall option found in the context menu that appears on the screen to remove toolbar completely from the system.
  • Follow the prompts shown by the toolbar removal wizard and restart the system once the process finishes for saving the changes.

If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to remove any toolbar from your system with ease.

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Steps To Fix Windows Vista Update Errors

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Windows Vista Installation

Windows Vista was released by Microsoft in 2007 with much hype. However, the operating system could not meet the expectations of neither the users nor Microsoft. Even though Windows Vista came with many new features like an improved interface, enhanced security etc., it could not make an impression on many users. However, the operating system is still used by numerous people around the world.

As Microsoft continues to support this operating system, the software giant releases updates for it regularly. Microsoft support for Vista would continue until April 11, 2017. This means, until this date, you can receive updates for the operating system and avail services from Microsoft for the operating system. Sometimes, when you install Windows Vista updates on your computer, you might encounter errors. Now, if the updates are optional, you may avoid it. However, if they are important, it is necessary that you fix the issue as soon as possible to install the updates without troubles. In this post, we will help you to fix this issue and install the updates without errors.

Steps Involved

  • Open the Start menu and enter Windows Update in the search box of the Start menu. Windows Update shortcut will appear in the search results.
  • Select Windows Update and then choose View Update History. This option is present in the left pane of the window. The update history will give you the list of all the updates that were initialized in the operating system, including the failed ones.
  • Navigate to the update, which failed during your last installation. Right click the update and this will give you a window with the error code. It will give you general information about the failure of the update.
  • Write the error code in a paper or copy it to a notepad.

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  • Choose the option Get Help with this Error and this takes you to the Windows Update the page with the corresponding error code. There could also be suggestions on the error code. You may follow these suggestions to fix the issue.
  • If the page does not show up a solution, paste the error code in the search window of the page and press the Enter key. This will give you results associated with the error code.

Most of the Windows update errors can be fixed by following the steps mentioned in this page. For further help on this issue, you may go through blogs on Microsoft support for Vista or contact our technical support team.

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Tips To Check PC Issues In Windows Vista


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Windows Vista is one among the various operating systems from Microsoft; it is a successor to Windows XP and was introduced before Windows 7. One of the features of Windows Vista is that it has the ability to detect any issue that occurs in the operating system. When it senses any issues, it searches the archived Microsoft support information to get an insight into the issue and reports back to you with an effective solution for the issue.

Windows Vista has the ability to detect incompatibilities with the software installed in the computer. Hence, this is one of the most important parts of the operating system. Read on to know more on the Microsoft support for Vista with the help of this Windows Vista problem reporting functionality.


  • Click on the Start button. From the menu, click on Control Panel, and switch the view to Classic View. You will find an icon that says Problem Reports And Solutions, double click on the same.
  • Click on the View Problem History option, which would give you a list of issues reported until date that also has information regarding the issues reported.
  • You have an option to view the solution of a particular problem, to view it, you need to Right Click on any of the issues and select the Solution Available option. Through this, Windows will display all the available information related to the issue, this might end up either visiting the Microsoft support website or downloading a patch for the same.
  • Now click on Ok. In case there are problems or solutions listed, you have to move on to the next step to check and confirm if the problem reports and solutions are working properly or not.


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  • Click on the Change Settings option. Check and confirm if the Check For Solutions Automatically radio button is checked in the next step.
  • Check the option for Disk Cleanup for all the programs installed in the computer. Old problems and reports consume a great deal of space on the hard drive. Many programs of similar type delete the history of the problems and solutions detected on the computer in order to save space. This is when you would not find the problem or the solution listed. Make sure that the option to clean the disk is not checked.

These Microsoft Support for Vista guidelines to use Windows Vista problem reporting functionalities are imperative to find and fix issues in the computer.

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