UK Finally Receives Microsoft Office 365 Personal Edition

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We all have known and used various features of Microsoft Office some time or the other. The software finds application everywhere, especially in workplaces where these productivity suites will be impossible to ever replace. Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel are terms that even the most technically naïve have heard because of their widespread use. All such productivity suites have been bundled together and released as Microsoft Office for many years now.

However, due to the latest advancements in technology, more specifically, the boom of cloud computing services, Microsoft was forced into changing ways. Although initially resistant, Microsoft has finally jumped into the boat by partially altering its business model. Along with conventional software programs that can be purchased off the internet or any retail store, Microsoft has released a cloud based productivity suite that provides each individual the opportunity to rent its software. Office 365 is a subscription-based service that provides the usual services of Microsoft Office, but this time, over the internet. Even though users were initially skeptical about this new feature, they have now come to embrace it because of the useful features this service provides.

Three different versions of Microsoft Office 365 are available. While Office 365 Personal is for use by a single individual alone, Office Home 365 Home is meant for multiple members in the family. The enterprise edition is entirely different and is meant for use in workplaces.

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The Global Tech giant has finally released Office 365 personal subscription and made the pricing information public.  The Personal edition will cost £5.99 per month, and £59.99 a year for single user license and will allow installation on a single desktop and a tablet device. The single user Personal edition will include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and 60 minutes of Skype credit per month. However, the popular email program Microsoft Outlook is not included in this subscription.

The announcement on the official Microsoft blog reads, “We’re committed to delivering a great [Microsoft] Office experience to all of our customers and believe that giving you a choice about the [Microsoft] Office 365 subscription that fits your unique needs is one way we can do that.”

However lucrative this offer might sound, UK government has openly stated it will be shifting to open source free software in the future in order to cut expenditure, a move that Microsoft protested. All these strategies, when taken together, indicate that Microsoft is fighting tooth and nails against the rising popularity of various open source software that are gaining traction in the market.

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Updating Video Drivers For Windows XP

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Video drivers or graphic drivers are software components that work with a video card to help the operating system of a computer use the device. Video card manufacturers often upgrade drivers for their products to make their products work more efficiently with different programs and OSs. The help tips that are shared below will help you to update the video drivers in Windows XP operating system in a few different ways.

Automatic Updates

This is the easiest way to update a video driver in Windows XP. The user can make the Windows XP OS to search for and then install the driver upgrades. To search for the driver upgrades, you can right-click on My Computer, select Manage, and then open Device Manager. You can then find your display adapter in the list of devices, right click on the device, and then choose Update Driver.

The Windows operating system will search online for the valid updates and install them to your PC automatically. The user will likely be prompted to restart the computer if the Windows XP OS manages to install an upgrade for the video card. The new drivers that are installed will not work properly until you restart the computer. This method can be adopted to install the driver updates for the other devices too, like sound cards and network cards. If the Windows operating system fails to find any driver updates for your video card, that does not mean that no drivers exist. In such a situation, you will have to search manually and install the updates.

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Manual Downloads And Installation

This is yet another way to download and install the updates. The user can search for driver updates at the website of the video card manufacturer. The user can also search for the latest update in the website of you computer manufacturer. You will have to know the model and series of the computer to find the correct updates. You can find this information printed on the tower case on a label. To get the latest updates, you can try searching for the drivers that are designed for your video card. Find out the type of video card that you have from the Device Manager window and then search for the latest video drivers for the particular card.

These are the methods to update video drivers for Windows XP OS. If you have any doubts, you can contact the Windows online support team. The Windows online support team will help you finish the process of upgrading very easily.

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Steps To Fix Error 1714 In Windows Operating Systems

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If you are using Windows operating system, you might have encountered the error 1714. This error can come up due to an outdated operating system file. Another reason for the occurrence of this error is the sudden stop of any of the programs when you try to launch them on the computer. Experts say that malware issues could also be a reason. Now, just like any other Microsoft problems, you can easily fix this issue with a few simple steps. Let us go through these steps below.

Steps Involved

  • When you are in the desktop window of your browser, press the keys Ctrl, Alt and Del together. This will launch the window for Task Manager. You may also right click the Taskbar in the desktop window and choose the option Task Manager from the menu.
  • In the Task Manager window, select the tab Processes.
  • The Processes tab will give you the list of all the programs currently running on the computer. From the list, choose the programs that have the status, Not Responding.
  • After choosing the program, select the button End Process. This will kill the program. You may also right click the program and choose the option End Process or End Process Tree.
  • Open the Start menu by clicking the Windows logo key.
  • Select the option All Programs found at the left pane of the Start menu.
  • From the list of programs, choose Windows Update.
  • In the window for Windows Update, select the option Check for Updates.
  • Follow the instructions and finish the installation of files.

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  • Restart your computer.
  • Once the computer is back on the desktop screen, choose the option Start menu and click the option for Run.
  • In the Run window, type MRT and click the button OK.
  • The above step will launch the tool Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool.
  • Choose the option Next in the first window and select the button Full Scan.
  • With the above scan, you can ensure that all malicious programs are removed from the computer.
  • Once the scan is over and the viruses are removed, you may restart the computer.

With the above steps, you can fix the error 1714. You can follow the above steps to fix most of the Microsoft problems that come up with similar error messages. For further assistance on Microsoft problems, you may contact Microsoft chat support.

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Changing The Password Of Your Dial-Up Connection

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Changing Password Of Your Online Connection

Although broadband connections are the norm in most cities, rural areas are yet to catch up with the current trend. According to the business and technology news website, Business Insider, people living in rural areas are satisfied with the dial-up internet access and do not see a point in upgrading to high speed internet. Since the usage and demands are not high in such geographic locations, the low cost dial-up internet connection seems ideal to them.

However, regardless of which internet connection you use, internet security is a must. Nobody wants others to siphon off the bandwidth that you pay for. Moreover, malicious attackers can monitor your actions and look through your emails and other personal data if you are not serious about internet security. If you value your privacy, you should take adequate steps to secure your internet connection. To know the best practices in keeping your computer impenetrable to malicious attacks, you may contact our Windows online support team.

The best method to prevent unauthorized access to your system is regularly changing the net connection password. While employing a new password, you should exercise caution and try not to make it too obvious. The name of your pet or your birth date as a password isn’t so hard to guess! Changing the dial-up connection password can be easily achieved by contacting your service provider.

Here’s how you change your Dial-up connection password.

  • Contact your internet service provider through its customer support hotline. A simple Google search will give you Customer Support contact details of every internet service provider.  Address the problem and ask for details on how to follow the representative’s instructions. Follow the representative’s instructions to change your password.
  • If there is a login page in your Internet Service Providers home page, you will be able to login and change your password all by yourself.

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  • Disconnect your dial-up service by right-clicking on the active dial-up connection and clicking the Disconnect button.
  • Reconnect by following the same procedure and then clicking the Connect button.
  • A new window displaying your username and password will be displayed on the screen. Type in your new password and then click the Dial button. If you want to save the password in your computer, click the appropriate button before hitting the Dial button.

Follow these steps every time you want to change your password. Timely password changes guarantees that nobody gains access to your dial up connection without your permission. If you have any trouble following the instructions or cannot access your internet connection after changing the password, you may contact our Windows online support.

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Software Giant Wants XP Completely Dead

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It seems that Microsoft, the maker of Windows XP, has lost its patience completely with the aging OS. They’re now providing discount of $100 for users who buy some of the latest products with Windows 8. This shows that the world’s largest software maker is desperate to get rid of Windows XP. This is quite understandable, because there are millions of people still using this 13-year old operating system, and many show no interest in upgrading anytime soon. In order to push users to migrate to newer versions of Windows, Microsoft had ended Windows online support and all kinds or support for Windows XP. Now, it is more than two months after the end of support date and still, users are clinging to Windows XP.

If you still plan on using Windows XP for the future, there are a few things you need to know. Microsoft will not be providing any kind of free Windows support (security patches, Windows online support, tech support and call support). Even if they do, it can only be availed by some corporate and government organizations, and that as part of paid subscriptions. Windows XP users will not be receiving automatic updates for Microsoft Security Essentials either.

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People get the feeling that Microsoft is trying to discourage continued use of Windows XP, which isn’t off the mark. It is seen the software giant is openly discouraging the use of Windows XP. But, they are encouraging Windows XP users to migrate to later versions of Windows by making the transition process easier. If you are finding it difficult to part with Windows XP, just look at what Microsoft is offering for its latest Windows OS devices. For select tablets and computers running Windows XP registered on the official Microsoft website, you will receive a $100 rebate on a new Windows powered device.

Now, the discount is not for all the Microsoft products. It applies only some products like Slate tablet Surface Pro 2, and some select computer systems which are priced at $599 or above. Now, if you are not interested, or if you don’t want to purchase any of the products online, then you can bring your old XP device to any of the company’s retail stores, and receive $100 off.

Microsoft is doing everything possible to lure users to Windows 8/8.1. $100 off is quite exciting, and even the most stubborn XP user cannot ignore such an offer.

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