What is Windows Update?

If you are not familiar with the benefits of Windows Update, or are curious about the different levels of automation with which you can keep you PC running smooth with the latest updates, check out this new page from our Windows Online team which provides an easy to read summary of how and why to…

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Longer laptop battery life

Nowadays people expect to be able to access the internet from an increasing number of mobile locations.  Whether it is flying on an airplane, relaxing in the local park or working over lunch at the pub, a common question our customers ask is how to conserve battery power so that they can use their laptops…

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An important choice to make: your browser

This is a blog post aimed at our European customers only… If you have a European installation of Windows, you may have recently seen the browser choice screen which prompts you to make a choice about the web browser you are using. This is now a requirement from the European Commission, who arrived at a…

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Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC) Upgrade

Last year, Microsoft gave it’s customers the fantastic opportunity of testing the new version of Windows 7 by making the Beta Release Candidate version available publically.  If you are still running the RC version, you need to upgrade to a full release version of the operating system as soon as possible! On 1st June 2010,…

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Reinstall Windows

A new page over on our Windows Online website provides valuable information for when you need to reinstall windows.  Whether you need to upgrade to the latest edition, perform a clean install over an operating system which has become corrupt, install a clean build on to a new PC, or uninstall your current version of…

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Windows 7 activation error – invalid product key

Are you having problems installing Windows 7 due to an invalid product key? Microsoft have published two articles describing issues which you may be experiencing… Windows 7 installation error message 0xC004F061 when trying to install Windows 7 using an upgrade product key Windows 7 activation error due to invalid product key, which describes several other…

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No audio in Windows Vista

Are you having problems with sound in Windows Vista?  Do you get an error message saying ‘No audio device installed’?  Are your headphones not working? Microsoft have developed a clever downloadable package which scans your computer, detects common sounds problems (e.g. audio services not running, audio device disabled, audio device muted, audio device not set…

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