Showing posts with label Windows 7. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows 7. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Windows 7 latest updates might cause your computer not to startup

The latest security update from Microsoft is faulty and can cripple your PC. Microsoft has advised all users who might have had this automatic update to please uninstall it. Windows 7 users know that before shutting down their devices - PCs or Laptops. The automatic updates pushed by Microsoft will install itself on your computer and everything goes well. The latest update KB2823324 - has started to show its ugly face. Your system might go into endless reboots and get crippled, or the blue screen of death might appear. Users don't want to be troubled by these problems, but here it is. If you find that after the latest update from Microsoft has been causing you booting or startup problems then this is what you need to do.

Microsoft Security Patch - 2013 needs to be uninstalledHow to uninstall KB2823324 Windows update from my PC.

1. Click on start

2. Click on control panel

3. Under program click on uninstall a program

4. Click on view installed updates

5. Search for KB2823324

6. Right-click and uninstall

7. You're done.

Microsoft says that the purpose of the update was to prevent a hack unless the person gains physical access to your computer. The update however misfired and the last time this happened was in 2010. So if you see a problem with your computer, don't panic. The above steps will fix the problem. Also please share the same with your friends who might be using Windows 7 PCs

This is what Microsoft says about the update and their guidance here on how to rectify the issue. Image via TechSpot.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Windows 7 gets two new themes: Ice Water Theme and Party Ice Theme

Windows 7 users have got two new themes that can be downloaded for free and used on your PC. Seems a good enough time for Windows to release these themes especially considering the chill in the air. When you download a Windows theme it will automatically change your Desktop background, window color, sounds and screen saver all at once. So if your a Windows 7 users and are fed-up with your current theme and it's sounds and screensaver. Get yourself these new themes - These Themes can be used only on Windows 7 Ultimate, Home Premium, Professional and Enterprise editions. Once downloaded you can extract and use only the wallpapers if you want and you can find them here - C:UsersUsernameAppDataLocalMicrosoftWindowsThemes. 

1. Ice Water Theme - Ice goes well with water and make for stunning visualization. Adding this theme adds a lot of sparkle to your desktop. You can download it here
2. Party Ice Theme - Party colors filtering through irregular shaped ice cubes, adds a lot of color and sparkle on your desktop. You can download it here.  

You can read more before you decide to download here

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Saturday, November 26, 2011

How to set indiviual Sound Volume for programs in Windows 7

This is just a quick tip and most users would be familiar with this option available in Windows 7. However this post serves as a quick reminder as to how to set individual volumes when using Windows. If you're wondering what his could be good for -- especially good when you want to listen to music as well as chat on Skype. Why is this helpful? -- you don't have to completely mute out the sound of any one program but you can still run all your music etc, at the same time. Continue chatting with your friends and listen to your favorite music, and play PC games. Makes Windows a little more fun to play with. 

How to set individual volumes on your favorite Windows 7 programs
1. Click on the speaker icon on the lower left hand corner on your screen
2. Click on the mixer link
3. All the different control volumes pop-up
4. Personalize and set the volume according to your comfort. 

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Saturday, September 3, 2011

GetAnXbox now trending on Twitter

GetAnXbox is a promoted trend on Twitter and it is being promoted by Microsoft to students. The deal is very simple all you need to do is to buy a new Windows 7 PC and you get an Xbox for free. There are however a few conditions. For starters you need to be a student and the PC should be at least $699 or more. If however you do not want an Xbox you can avail a 10% discount. The deal is not available internationally and in the US only. For more details you can visit their Facebook page covering student deals. To join the conversation you would need to hashtag in front of #GetAnXbox. They have a couple of cool gamer type videos to promote the deal.

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