Microsoft To Terminate Windows 7 Support Soon

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Microsoft has already announced that the company would be ending the mainstream support for Windows 7 by January 2015. Upon hearing this news, many users started to contact the Windows 7 help to know about its legitimacy. The Microsoft technicians have already started to warn the customers to move onto the latest operating systems to avoid security issues once the company officially ends providing the support for the OS.

Once Microsoft had ended the support for Windows XP this year, many users flocked over to Windows 7 operating system by unanimously rejecting Windows 8. According to the Windows 7 help and support team, the user share of Windows 7 increased in large numbers and thus again affected the business prospects of Microsoft as far as the sales of Windows 8 were concerned. Many IT organizations also migrated to the Windows 7 OS solely due to the advanced and user-friendly features it comprised of.

However, now with Microsoft finally terminating the services for Windows 7, the existing users would have no option other than upgrading to the latest touch-centric versions. According to IT advisory firm Garner, those enterprises still relying on Windows 7 should not wait until Microsoft formally ends the support for the OS. As stated by Gartner research VP Stephen Kleynhans, “Organizations must start planning now, so they can prevent a recurrence of what happened with Windows XP. The good news is that improvements to Windows 8 help enable adoption.”

He also stated that the enterprises that use Windows 7 should consider three options to make the upgrade process less tiring. According to Kleynhans, the companies

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should try installing Windows 8 on the new PCs as they arrive and gradually replace Windows 7. The second option is to skip Windows 8 completely and plan to install the next version of the Windows operating system. Well, this strategy will work for most companies because Microsoft is all set to launch Windows 10 by mid 2015. Moreover, the latest OS would be having the much popular Start Menu, which is absent in Windows 8. The last option is to upgrade all the Windows 7 systems to Windows 8, thereby eliminating the aged operating system as a whole. But this option would not find more takers because it is almost impossible to deploy Windows 8 on all the systems.

In short, a better option would be to either gradually switch over to Windows 8 or wait until Microsoft launches Windows 10 in the market.

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Windows 9 To Be Based On Windows 7

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If the latest reports we hear from our sources in the Windows 7 help forums are true, the new operating system from Microsoft Windows 9 will be based on the Windows 7 operating system. It is heard that the company is planning to hold a special press meet in the last week of October for launching the preview version of the operating system. The lucky handful of people who will get the codes to access the Windows 9 preview will be able to know what the new features of the operating system are and whether it would save the company from the blow it got from launching Windows 8.x operating systems.

It is heard that the company has changed their mind about the Start menu and has decided to include the same with the new operating system. Our sources in the company have made it clear that the operating system development is almost complete and that they are now running the operating system in the alpha testing phase. The only thing that is left is to make sure is that the operating system is free of all bugs and is completely stable.

The analysts in the industry and the Windows 7 help and support technicians are now analyzing whether the history will repeat itself. Few years back, Microsoft released their Windows 7 operating system to the market after the failure of their Windows Vista operating system after fixing all the issues with the operating system. Needless to say, the operating system was a huge success and analysts are now sensing a similar comeback of Microsoft in the market.

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The new operating system that was earlier codenamed as Threshold and now ready to be launched as Windows 9 in the early 2015 is rumored to be a free upgrade for Windows 8.x and Windows 7 users. This is for the first time in their history that Microsoft is releasing a new operating system free for its predecessor’s predecessor, which itself was a major success. This means that the company is giving chance for almost forty-five percent of the current PC users to freely update to their new operating system.

The main attraction of the new operating system is that it is going to have an outlook that is more like the Windows 7 operating system. So if you are looking to upgrade your operating system, wait for a little longer and get the Windows 9.

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Adding Fonts To Word In Windows 7

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Windows 7 is the most popular operating system in the world now. The operating system allows the users to add custom fonts to the system easily. Here we describe simple instructions for adding fonts to Windows 7 operated computers.

Instructions

  • If you are currently using the Microsoft Office Word program, then close it.
  • Navigate to and open the folder that contains the font that you wish to add to the Windows 7 operated computer and to the word processor.
  • Now move the mouse pointer to the left most corner of the taskbar and click on the Start button found there for opening the Start menu. At the right side pane of the Start menu, you will be able to see an option labeled as Control Panel, click on it for opening the Control Panel window.
  • In the new window that appears on the screen, you will be able to see a variety of options for customizing the settings of your system. At the top right corner of the window, you will be able to see a Search box, click on it, type in fonts in it and press the Enter button in the keyboard for searching for settings related to fonts.
  • Windows 7 help center advises you to click on View Installed Fonts found under the option labeled as Fonts in the search results displayed on the screen. Now you will be able to see the Fonts folder open up on the screen.

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  • Now go back to the folder that you have earlier opened in which you have saved the font that you wish to add to the Word processor. Now click and hold on the Font file found in the folder, drag it to the Fonts setting window, and drop it in the window for adding the font with your Windows 7 computer.
  • Windows 7 help and support forums state that restarting the system is necessary for the changes to come into effect. So restart the system after saving and closing all the windows.
  • Open the Word processor program by double clicking on the icon, at the top of the program you can see a drop down menu in which all the fonts that the program is installed with will be shown. You will be able to see the font that you now added in the list.

If you follow the simple instructions given above, you will be able to add new fonts with the Microsoft Word processor.

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Upgrade Your Windows 7 Starter Version Operating System

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Windows 7 Starter edition was not designed for everyday use. Rather, it was released before Windows 7 Basic version was released to give users a tease about the upcoming operating system. For the same reasons, Windows 7 Starter edition was only released pre-installed in certain inexpensive, low-powered netbooks. Contact our Windows 7 help staff for more details about the Starter edition.

Just because your netbook came with Windows 7 Starter edition doesn’t mean the device will not be able to operate on other operating systems. If you care to look through, the basic hardware requirements of both the editions are the same. This means, you are running a low-powered watered-down operating system that will not bring you the results you want. The good part is, if your system is running Windows 7 Starter, it will have no issues running the Windows 7 basic operating system as well.

How did Microsoft justify this low cost operating system? It did so by disabling many features of Windows 7 that are common for the rest of the edition. This means, in order to know the true Windows 7 experience, you need to upgrade your system to download a better Windows 7 edition. If your hardware requirements are acceptable, you can even choose to download Windows 8 OS!

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Windows 7 Starter pack does not have the Aero Glass look, which is featured in all further versions of Windows 7. This feature is available only in Windows 7 OS since the service was later disabled in Windows 8. Other features that were missing in Windows 7 starter are multiple monitor support and Windows Media Center. Windows Media Center, which is one of the highlights of this operating system, is an important feature. Without it, the operating system is mostly useless for home application unless you install some similar third party App.

However, there won’t be any noticeable increase in speed if you go for this upgrade. According to the benchmark tests, Windows Starter, Home Basic and Home premium editions show similar performance statistics. In fact, in certain factors, Windows Starter scored higher! If you do upgrade your system and are dismayed to see a tiny performance hit, it’s better to turn off the Aero Glass display feature. This way, closing the high intensity process will make up for any loss in speed.

If you are planning to upgrade to Windows 8, it is better to download the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant before. This small program will tell you if your system will be able to run the OS or not. Contact our Windows 7 help and support team for more details.

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Microsoft Getting Ready To End Mainstream Support For Windows 7 By January 2015

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According to Windows 7 help center, Microsoft has decided to extend the end of mainstream support for Windows 7 operating system. However, Windows 7 help center says only Windows 7 Professional edition will be benefited from this, and the rest of the versions will have October 31st as the last day of support. As most of the Windows 7 customers use a Windows 7 Home Basic, Ultimate or Premium edition, the new move from Microsoft would not help ordinary users.

Various reports find that some of the OEMs are planning to bring back Windows 7 preinstalled in their PCs. However, as Microsoft is ending the mainstream support for the operating system, we are yet to find out how this would work out. Microsoft is focusing more on their newer operating systems like Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Reports say that the company has already sold more than 200 million Windows 8 licenses to the businesses. This comes after the company stopped support of their Windows XP operating system.

The company says that it will stop the mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2015. After this date, users will receive only security fixes for the program. However, they would receive the security fixes until 2020. This means, you need not worry much about the operating system for the next six years. Windows 7 was released in the year 2009 and was the successor to Windows Vista. The poor performance of Windows Vista had forced Microsoft to build an operating system that is light on the hardware and offers good performance. Windows 7 met all the expectations of the software giant and was an instant hit.

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Some of the features of the operating system are handwriting recognition, better performance with multi-core processors, better boot speed, improvements in kernel, Direct access etc. The program came in six different editions, which are Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate editions. Among the various editions of Windows 7, only the Professional, Ultimate and Home Premium versions were available in all parts. The Enterprise edition was restricted to volume licensing in Enterprises while the Starter edition was provided only to the OEMs. The Basic edition was sold only in a few developing countries.

It is estimated that more than 51 percent of the computers around the world run on Windows 7. Therefore, it would be interesting to find out how the end of mainstream support could affect these users.

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