Dell Plans To Help Over 500 Million Windows XP Users To Upgrade

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Dell is a privately owned American multinational company, involved with developing, selling, repairing and offering support for computers and related peripherals. Dell has been and still is one of the largest technological companies in the world. Dell has been focused on growing its computer business and continues to grow in the market even now. According to reports, they will be helping an anticipated amount of over 500 million users upgrade who are still using the Windows XP operating system. Dell would be helping a large number of people upgrade from the unsupported operating system.

Regardless of Lenovo dominating the PC market, the commercial PC business for Dell has been growing up for seven straight quarters. Dell’s OEM is also planning to increase business and top the market. Kirk Schell, the Vice President of the commercial PC group at Dell told IT Pro that there is a list of install base of products that need to be refreshed. To get help regarding the same, call up the Windows support number.

With the increase in touch centric devices, it is evident to all that from now, within five years, there is going to be a growing trend of devices, which would be a mix of touch and traditional systems. Hence, businesses need to start thinking about future proofing their ecosystems.

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There are approximately 330 million customers of Dell who are working on computer devices that are more than four years old. Hence, the firm has decided to take time off to help its customers to upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating system. Due to the privatization, some of the resources have been freed up, which is one of the reasons that is making it possible for the technicians at Dell to help its customers.

Kirk Schell said that they would be taking time out to talk with the customers and the partners. They are also trying to show people the benefits of upgrading to the latest technology. Kirk Schell said that tablets are becoming more popular among enterprises since they have many features that enable mobility, while laptops are still primary productivity tools in most of the enterprises.

Kirk Schell mentioned about one of the devices from Dell2-in-1 Venue 11 Pro device that was announced at the Dell World, which is a tablet that is able to replicate the experience of a laptop. He said that with the increased memory of Core i5, it would be just perfect for the whole corporation. If you want to know more about the upgrade, call up the Windows support number.

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Windows XP Share Declines By 7 Percent Last Month

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Almost six months have passed by since Microsoft ended the support for one of its best operating systems, Windows XP. Even after the end of support date, the operating system was running on millions of PCs around the world.

However, last month, we have seen a big fall in the share of Windows XP PCs. The month of October saw a fall of seven percent share of Windows XP operating system. According to Windows support blogs, Microsoft was expecting this fall after the company ended its support for the operating system this April. However, many Windows XP users were not ready for the upgrade, as they did not wish to work on operating systems that are more sophisticated.

After the end of support, we were seeing slow decline in the Windows XP share. The operating system share fell by 1.5 percent during April and then, the fall in share was very small in the subsequent months. The share of Windows XP fell only by 0.02 percent during the August to September period. Now, there is some good news for Microsoft with the fall of Windows XP share. The share of its latest operating system, Windows 8.1, rose by 4 percent. One of the interesting facts is that Windows 7 still continues to climb up even though only by a small percent of 0.36 percent last month.

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So, what factors led to the sudden decline in shares of Windows XP PCs? Keep in mind that there were no security risks reported for the operating system last month. However, last month, Microsoft unveiled the preview version of its new operating system, Windows 10. Many experts believe that Microsoft’s decision to release a new operating system gave more confidence to the users in Windows operating systems. One of the operating systems from Microsoft, Windows 8, which was released during 2012, was not well received by the users. Therefore, Microsoft released Windows 8.1 next year. However, even this operating system could not increase the sales. Then, we saw the release of the Update 1 operating system, which now seems to be helping this sudden boost in its sales.

Microsoft has already ended the sales of Windows 7 consumer versions to OEMs. However, you can find the operating system preinstalled until the stocks are over. Microsoft’s decision to end the boxed sales of Windows XP could also be a factor in deciding the increase in sales of Windows 8.1. According to Windows support blogs, it seems that good times are ahead for Microsoft.

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E-Commerce Website E-Bay Stops Support For SSL 3.0

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If you are still using the outdated Windows XP operating system and Internet Explorer for browsing, then you might soon be unable to browse the e-commerce website, eBay. This is because eBay has decided to stop the support for SSL 3.0 security protocol. This decision was taken after a Poodle security hole was found in SSL 3.0. eBay and PayPal offers support for the more advanced security protocol TLS. According to eBay, the new move is carried out as a precautionary measure to prevent security threats that could affect the users.

Now, if you are using any of the internet browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or any of the Internet Explorer versions above 6, then you will still be able to access the website. The problem occurs only if you have Internet Explorer browser in your Windows XP PC. This is because Windows XP does not support any of the higher versions of Internet Explorer like Internet Explorer 7. It supports only upto the version Internet Explorer 6. This means, you will have to download any of the other browsers in the market if you wish to access the eBay website.

Another thing to note is that in addition to eBay and PayPal, many other websites have stopped the support for SSL 3.0 and many more are planning to stop the support. This means, you will soon be unable to open various websites if you just have Internet Explorer installed on your Windows XP PC.

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Microsoft ended the support for Windows XP PC this April. However, many people have still not upgraded their computers and run this outdated operating system. Many corporate houses still use this operating system even though there are no more security updates or patches available for it from Microsoft. Therefore, if you are still using Windows XP on your computer, it is advisable to start using any of the third party browsers like Chrome, Firefox or Opera if you wish to browse through the above websites.

According to Windows support blogs, it is high time that you uninstalled Windows XP from your computers, as there could be many security threats for this operating system popping up in the near future. Microsoft recommends the users to upgrade to Windows 8.1, which is the latest operating system from the software giant. You may go through the Windows support blogs or contact our technical support team for more details on the Windows 8 upgrade.

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How To Block Bing Popup Ads?

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When you navigate to different web pages from your web browser, you may notice popup ads. Popup ads are nothing but harmless advertisements. However, some users find them irritating. Popular web browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox have built-in options for blocking popup ads. However, if you have enabled any toolbars on your web browser, chances are that popup ads from the source of the toolbar still appear. For instance, if your browser has Bing toolbar installed on it, Bing pop-ups will continue to appear even if you have activated pop-up blocking utility in your web browser settings. In such scenarios, it is advisable to uninstall the toolbar to totally get rid of the pop-ups. Here are the steps.

How to remove Bing toolbar? (Instructions)

  • Go to the Start menu and choose Control Panel from the resulting menu.
  • In the Control Panel menu, double-click the icon titled Programs.
  • Following that, select the Programs and Features option. Windows will populate the list of all the programs you have installed on the PC.
  • When the list is fully loaded, locate Bing toolbar in it. After that, highlight the toolbar and select Uninstall Or Change.
  • Windows will prompt you now to confirm whether you really want to uninstall the toolbar. Click Yes to proceed.
  • After the toolbar is removed, Windows will prompt you to restart your PC.
  • Reboot the PC. After the PC is rebooted, open your web browser where you had the issues with Bing pop-up ads. Check if the issue persists. If the issue continues to exist, go to the next step.

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    Annoying Bing Toolbar

  • Download a toolbar removal tool. You can find free and authentic toolbar removal tools online. Make sure that you download the tool only from a known or genuine download centre. There are hundreds of fake toolbar removal tools whose installation will do more harm than any good.
  • After downloading the toolbar removal tool, install and run it. The toolbar would scan your PC and detect the installed toolbars. Select the toolbars that you wish to uninstall and click OK. The toolbars will be removed now.

The above steps must have helped you to remove Bing toolbar from your web browser. You would not receive any popup ads from Bing anymore. Make sure that the pop-up blocking utility in the browser is activated to block pop-ups from other sources.

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How To Use Inverted Colours In Microsoft Paint

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If you don’t know what Inverted colours in Windows means, it is usual. In fact, there are only a few who know about this peculiar yet useful feature. By inverting colours in a graphic or photo, you turn its original colours to the opposite, for instance white to black, yellow to purple or blue to orange. If you have any image editing applications on your PC, you can create the inverted colours quite easily. If you don’t have any such program, do not worry. According to Windows support desk, some of the built-in Windows programs allow you to do colour inversion easily yet effectively. Here is how.

Microsoft Paint

MS Paint is a built-in image editing application. Although this program contains only very basic features, it is possible to create inverted colours in it. Here are the steps.

Steps

  • Launch MS Paint and navigate to the main menu.
  • Select File and choose Open from the dropdown menu. A new window labelled Open will be displayed now. Choose an image or graphic of which you wish to invert colours and click the Open button at the bottom of the window. The image will be opened now in MS Paint. An alternative method to open an image file in MS Paint is given in the next step.
  • Locate the image that you wish to open in MS Paint and right-click it.

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  • Choose Open With from the dropdown menu and select MS Paint from the list of programs that are available.
  • Once the image is opened in MS Paint, go to the toolbar that is located at the top of the screen. Select the Image option from the menu and choose Invert Colours. You can access Invert Colours option directly by clicking Ctrl + I key combination on your keyboard.
  • If you are happy with the image that has undergone colour inversion, you can save it. To save the image, go to the File menu and choose Save from the dropdown menu.
  • If you do not wish to make changes to the original file, save the image as a new file in your desired format by choosing Save As from the dropdown menu after selecting the File option.

You have now learnt how to use inverted colours in MS Paint. If you think you need any further assistance in this regard, feel free to contact our Windows support desk.

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