Using Windows XP Hack Could Lead The OS To More Troubles

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Microsoft ended the support for Windows XP operating system last April and since then, many people were in search for tips on how to upgrade to Windows 8 and Windows 7. However, many other Windows XP customers have made a few changes in the registry entries of the operating system, which in turn allows them to install security updates in the operating system. Becoming aware of this new hack, Microsoft has now issued warning to all such users to refrain from this hack as it could put their operating system in more trouble.

A statement from Microsoft reads, “We recently became aware of a hack that purportedly aims to provide security updates to Windows XP customers. The security updates that could be installed are intended for Windows Embedded and Windows Server 2003 customers and do not fully protect Windows XP customers”. It further adds, “Windows XP customers also run a significant risk of functionality issues with their machines if they install these updates, as they are not tested against Windows XP. The best way for Windows XP customers to protect their systems is to upgrade to a more modern operating system, like Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.”

With the new hack, Windows XP users will be able to download and install the updates that are intended for Windows Server 2003 and Windows Embedded Industry. However, note that neither Windows Server 2003 nor Windows Embedded are similar to Windows XP and therefore, installing the security updates for a different OS on XP could lead to contradictory results.

Windows 8.1

Windows 8 Installation

Windows XP was released 13 years ago and since then it has been a major player in the market. Even four months after the end of support date, it is estimated that this operating system runs on more than 18 percent of computers in the world. This shows the massive customer base of the operating system and its popularity.

Windows XP works fine on machines with low hardware configurations. In addition, the operating system had a simple interface and was faster than its predecessors. This created a large number of fans for the operating system and large number of customers did not upgrade to even Windows 7, which is considered as the best ever operating system from Microsoft.

If you intend to upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 7, you may run the Windows Upgrade Assistant tool, which will help you to find out whether your computer is ready for the upgrade or not.

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Steps To Recover The Windows Password For Your Windows 8 System

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If you’re using a computer that runs on the latest version of the Windows operating system, it is certain that you will have access to a number of advanced features. But then, sometimes you may also face issues in your system when you forget the Windows password. Interestingly, during such cases, most of the users think about reinstalling the operating system, which is in fact an unnecessary step. You can totally reset your Windows Security password and restore your Windows 8 password with the help of simple instructions.

Creating Windows Security password Restoration Disk

  • At first, you need to obtain and preserve the totally reset Windows Security password self-extracting Zip data file to another computer, which is accessible. Now, you need to extract the ISO picture file: ResetWindowsPwd.iso from it.
  • Once extracted, try inserting an empty CD or DVD into the CD-ROM drive of the PC. Now, you need to obtain and install the free CD/DVD recording software: ISO2Disc and then launch the system.
  • In the next step, you need to choose the Browse key to select your ISO picture data file, and then click on the Begin Burn key to write the ISO picture onto your CD/DVD.

Modifying the BIOS Settings

  • According to the Windows 8 support team, now you would require modifying the BIOS settings. For this, you can first start your closed computer and then check the boot-screen for installation key to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
  • Here, you can use the pointer keys to select the BOOT tab, and then alter the Begin System Priority. Make sure you set 1st Begin System to CDROM.

    CD-ROM Drive

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  • Once you’re done, press the F10 key to save your changes.

Recovering the Windows Password

  • Now, you need to place the Windows password recovery drive into the closed system and wait for the computer to load it.
  • Once it is loaded, you’ll reach the main window of totally reset Windows Security password system. At any point of time, you can also contact the Windows support team to get more information on recovering the Windows password.
  • Now, you need to decide on a Windows consideration from the list, then click on the totally reset key. This would enable you to reset the password as empty.

Once you have completed these steps, you can remove the recovery password drive and reboot your Windows 8 system. Still, if you’re not able to login to your computer, you may get in touch with our technical support team.

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Preparing Your Computer For Windows 8 Installation

Windows 8 Help

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Windows 8 is an operating system that introduced the much controversial Metro user interface to the operating system industry. Even though the operating system was not widely accepted by many PC users, it is still a good shot to install the operating system on your system as it offers free upgrade to newer operating systems. If you are planning to install the Windows 8 operating system in your system, the very first thing that you need to do is a compatibility check. Only if your computer is compatible with the operating system and satisfies the system requirements for Windows 8 operating system will you be able to install it successfully on your system.

The Windows 8 system requirements as posted in the Windows 8 help web site are given below. If your system meets the requirements, you will be able to install Windows 8 easily.

  • Processor: 1GHz CPU or faster
  • RAM: 1GB (32-bit) or 2GB (64-bit)
  • Disk space: 16GB (32-bit) or 20GB (64-bit)
  • Graphics: DirectX 9-capable video card with WDDM driver

If you are planning to use the Windows Store, then you ought to need a minimum screen resolution support of about 1024×768 pixels. In addition, to snap apps, you will need at least 1366×768 pixel resolution support. Windows 8 help and support team advises that you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant to check the system requirements of the PC. You can manually check the hardware and software requirements of your system by entering the Windows 8 compatibility center.

Windows 8 Compatibility

Windows 8 Help Tips

After making sure that the system has all the required hardware for running the Windows 8 operating system, you need to update all the driver software required for running all the devices connected to the system. Only if you have the latest drivers installed with your system will you be able to update to the Windows 8 operating system. So make it a point to get the latest drivers for your devices before you go for Windows 8 installations.

Since there is a considerable chance of losing your data when you upgrade your current computer to a newer version, it is recommended that you take a backup of the data stored in the hard disk. It is advised that you take a backup of all your data including pictures, documents and music to an external device before running the Windows 8 installation.

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Touch First Office For Android Will Reach Earlier Than The Windows 8 Version

Windows 8 Versions

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When asked why Microsoft brought the iPad version of their core Office apps to the market before the launch of the Windows variant, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella replied that the reason was very simple: Market share. This should not surprise any of the market experts. In addition, Android version of touch-first Office suite from Microsoft is coming to the market ahead of the Windows 8 version as per our sources. The Metro-Style Windows 8 versions of touch-first Excel, Word, and PowerPoint bundle is looking more like spring 2015 rather than fall 2104, which was the most recent rumored availability date as per the same sources.

As we all know, Microsoft Office is the most dominant productivity suite available for the Windows operating system these days. This suite has been much popular among the users for its user friendliness. But Microsoft is increasingly focused on being a cross-platform services and software provider. This strategy is not new to the Nadella administration. It actually predates it before a few months. Office is still one of the cash cows of Microsoft. To keep Office strong, Microsoft has to do more than just continue to add new features into Office for Windows.

At the Build 2013 conference, Microsoft displayed an alpha version of their coming touch-first version of PowerPoint. Microsoft officials claimed at that time that Microsoft’s plan is to deliver the touch-first apps in 2014. Now, it is sounding like the new priority is getting the promised Android versions of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to deliver the WinRT/ Metro-Style Gemini versions of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. As per the sources, the new plan of Microsoft is to make these commercially available in the spring of 2015.

Powerpoint Bundle

                 Versions Of Windows 8

The spring 2015 date is also when the Threshold Windows 9 operating system is expected to hit the market. This timing does not seem to be coincidental, given that Microsoft is believed to be building at least one Threshold SKU that would not include a desktop. If you wish to know more on Windows 8 versions of touch-first Android, you can contact the Microsoft tech support team. They will be able to provide you the latest updates on this news.

You can also visit the Microsoft support forum or the official Microsoft website to know more on the news. The latest updates on Windows 8 versions of touch-first Office are posted in the official Microsoft website.

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