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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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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Chatting On MSN Messenger, Here's How

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MSN messenger is one among the many instant messaging services available, which is also the most preferred one among most users. This is a boon to people who are fed up of waiting for replies from friends. With the messenger, you will be able to exchange messages in real time and do a voice or even a video chat. All these services are offered free of cost. Here are some Windows Online Support guidelines that will help you use instant messenger.

  • Turn on the PC and Connect it to the internet. Open the website Messenger.Com and Sign Up with the MSN messenger services, which is free. Download the messenger and Install the messenger by executing the exe file downloaded, which is also free when done from its official website.
  • Once the download is complete, the messenger would appear on the lower right corner of the screen. Click on the MSN Icon, the MSN icon would look like an outlined border of two people. A menu would appear from which you need to select Open MSN Messenger. This will open the messenger.
  • Sign In to the messenger with the user name and the password, after that click on the Sign In Icon. This will open up a window that lets you to chat with people who are online. The window would also display your name and your profile picture, if you have set any.
  • From the list of people in your contacts, regardless of whether they are offline or online, you can choose a person and right click on the name. From the Menu, click on the option that says Send An Instant Message. Type the message in the chat box and click on the Send Button to send it to the other person. The chat messenger also notifies if the person on the other end is typing a reply.

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  • There are various options in the messenger chat window apart from just sending messages. Click on the Tools option to see all the other options that you can make use of. You can use Emoticons to make the conversation lively and expressive rather than sending just text messages.
  • In case you want to invite new friends, click on the Invite button, type in the Email Address of your friend and Send a request to join you on MSN messenger. When you are done chatting, click on the File option and select the very last option that says Sign Out.

Apart from these, to know more about other features in MSN, get Windows Online support from our tech support desk.

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Troubleshooting Windows 7 Sound Problem

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You are ready to watch your favorite Hollywood action flick on your Windows 7 computer. And then the sound stops working. Sound familiar? Here are some Windows online support instructions to help with that. All you need to do is read the instructions given in the article carefully, and try it out yourself. You’ll resolve the problem in a jiffy.

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  • First, you need to click on the Start button located in the lower-left corner of your screen.
  • Then, point to Control Panel and click on it. You will see the Control Panel window being displayed.
  • Thereafter, you need to click on System and Security. Then under System, click the + icon located at the left of Device Manger
  • Next, you need to right-click on your sound card device. Then you need to click on Enable. In case you see the word Disable written, then it means that the device is already enabled. If you do not see any device in your list, ensure that you have a sound card installed in your system.

If still there’s a problem that requires fixing then you can try using Microsoft Fix It. Here’s how you access it:

  • Hit the download link, click on Run Now, and the click Continue.
  • You will see the pram starts executing itself on your Windows 7 system. After completion, the program will notify you about the issues concerning your sound card or fix it.
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If even that doesn’t work, maybe you need to update your sound card drivers.

  • Go to the manufacturer’s website. Download the latest driver update for your particular sound card and save it in your system.
  • Next, find the location of the file you have just downloaded and just right-click on it. Then you need to select Extract here for extracting the file contents to the location you have chosen. Remember to write down the location, so that you do not forget it.
  • Subsequently, click on Start and then Control Panel. In the Control Panel window, select System and Security. There, select Device Manager and then finally Sound, video and game controllers.
  • Next, locate your sound card and double click on it.
  • Then, go to Driver and choose Update Driver. After that, Search automatically for driver software. If this search is unable to find the driver then click on Browse my computer for driver software. Locate the driver you had unzipped earlier, and click Next.

This should have fixed the issue. If not then call our tech support team, or check out our other posts.

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