Looking to secure your Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Machine?

If so then check out our new Consumer security software providers site “Hackers and scammers sometimes use fake antivirus programs to trick you into installing viruses or malware on your computer. The companies listed below provide safe consumer security software that is compatible with Windows” If you’re running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you’ve already…


Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows Vista or Windows XP tutorial

Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows Vista or Windows XP Covering: the system requirements running the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant checking compatibility backing up your data. Buying Windows 8.1 from a retailer Checking to see if you are running 32 or 64 bit Finding your product key installing Windows 8.1 Choosing your settings during install…


Upgrading to Windows 8.1 FAQ

Updating to Windows 8.1: FAQ Covering: How do I update to Windows 8.1? How much does Windows 8.1 cost? Can my PC run Windows 8.1? Will I be able to keep my files, settings and apps? Is Windows Media Center included in my update? Will I be able to play DVDs after updating to Windows…


Supported Browsers for Outlook.com

Been a bit light on the blog recently… “Outlook.com supports these browsers or higher versions: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP SP2 or higher: Windows Internet Explorer 8 Google Chrome 23 Firefox 17 Mac OS X 10.6 or higher: Google Chrome 23 Firefox 17 Safari 5.1” Best browsers for Outlook.com Get more…


Download the Protecting Your Privacy Online fact sheet

Protecting Your Privacy Online “Fact sheet providing guidance on how to protect the privacy of information online. The content provides key considerations around information security and online fraud that help consumers ensure that they have the right protections in-place” The fact sheet covers a lot of useful topics: Computer Security tips Strong passwords Use of…


Windows Media Player 9 and XP and your are receiving error messages when attempting to restore licenses? (KB886610)

Getting error “0xC00D11B4 — Windows Media Player cannot restore your licenses because no backed up licenses were found on your computer…” Then possibly you may want to check out this hotfix. Hotfix: Windows Media Player 9 Series for XP (KB886610) “Some Content providers set the AllowBackupRestore right when protecting content with DRM. In certain scenarios…


Repair Disk for KB2823324 and KB2782476 (KB2840165) available

“To help customers who are experiencing difficulties restarting their systems after installation of security update 2823324, Microsoft is making available a bootable media ISO image through the Microsoft Download Center (DLC). “   Read more about how to download the bootable media ISO image and other known issues   Rob Technorati Tags: KB2823324,KB2782476,KB2840165,Windows


Windows 8 Upgrade Paths

Handy table of Windows 8 Upgrade Paths on Technet.com below, but also you should check out the Windows Upgrade Advisor  before you start that we recommend you run: “Before upgrading to Windows 8, we recommend that you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It scans your current PC to see if it is ready for…


Auto fix the problem where you cannot open User Accounts in Control Panel (KB919292)

with the following Microsoft Fixit Read the full KB article (KB919292)  – You cannot open the User Accounts item in Control Panel on a Windows XP-based computer Applies to Windows XP Get more help for Windows XP Rob Technorati Tags: Windows XP,Microsoft Fixit,KB919292,50170