It is quite irritating when Internet Explorer shows an error or it fails to browse new web pages, and you’d been urgently searching for information in the internet. This happens even when your internet connection is perfectly fine. You don’t need to check your internet connection again, since it is not an issue with the connection or Wi-Fi at all, or some other Windows 8 problems related to it. We would recommend you try these procedures and check the problem status.
Try the following steps and check the issue or problem status.
The procedure II involves turning off and the turning on Internet Explorer from Turn Windows Feature on or off option:
Sometimes, web pages don’t load, due to the running of other applications. Windows Update is often responsible for this problem. If that is the case, it is best to let the update process finish. Try launching IE when the update is completed.Read more »
Windows XP might be a dated operating system for the younger generations. But, it was the most sophisticated operating system a few years ago. Microsoft released XP on 25th October 2001, almost 13 years ago. The operating system came in two editions, XP Home and XP professional. Microsoft has rolled out three service packs too to this flagship operating system. All of these service packs have served well to improve the features, performance and compatibility of XP. Microsoft had been providing Windows XP help until a few months ago. The support was pulled on 8thApril, 2014.
Windows XP today
Microsoft no longer encourages the use of Windows XP operating system. The tech giant has been prompting XP users to migrate to its latest operating systems like Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. But, statistics indicate that there hasn’t been any decline in the number of XP users since the support for the operating system was pulled in April. XP still dominates countries in South Asia, Africa and Latin America. According to experts, the reason why XP has a strong customer base in developing countries is because of the flow of recycled XP machines to these countries from developed countries.
Windows XP problems
All types of OS related issues that pop up while using a Windows XP operating system are generally grouped under XP problems. Microsoft is no more offering any support to users who come across XP problems. They are required to resolve the issues on their own or with the help of third party support providers. With a little patience and basic ideas, it is possible to address a vast number of the XP problems. For instance, a large number of XP problems arise due to the corruption of files in the Windows Registry. You can repair or replace the corrupted registry files manually or with the help of a registry cleaner application.
Fixing Windows XP Registry errors
There are multiple third party registry cleaners to fix corrupted registry files in Windows XP. Download an authentic registry cleaner software and run it as per the on-screen instructions. Once the corrupted files are replaced, you can start using your XP machine normally.
The fact that you can’t get technical assistance from Microsoft’s Windows XP help centre is not a reason to worry. You can continue using XP with least problems by following a few safe XP computing tips. As it is clear that XP gets to face security troubles when it is connected to the internet, it is recommended to limit its use for offline works.Read more »
According to Net Marketshare, many people are still using Windows XP, despite the fact that Windows XP help and support has officially been terminated. In the month of March from the firm’s data, it is seen that the Windows XP holds a market share of about 27.69 percent. When compared with the percentage of market share in the month of April, Windows XP experienced a loss of around 1.5 percent, summing an amount of 26.26 percent of the total market shares.
While Windows XP experienced a minor loss, Windows 8.1 enjoyed a rise in the percent of the total market share of 5.88 in the month of April from 4.89 percent in the month of May. Let us look into the Windows 8 total shares; it was 6.41 percent in the month of March while it saw a decrease in the month of April with a percent of 6.36. In every way, we can suspect that Windows 8 has come down because Windows 8.1 is available for Windows 8 personal computers as a free download.
The five-year-old Windows 7 is still among the most popular Operating Systems in the world. While comparing with the other Windows Operating Systems and other competitors, the total percentage of share that Windows 7 holds is nowhere close to it.
The usage of Windows 7 revived last month, which saw a rise to 49.27 percent, while the total percent of the market share last year was only about 48.77 percent. This is the result of halting Windows XP help, where some of the users have upgraded to the latest version without any doubt. Windows 8.1 has perked up only due to the face that Windows XP users have started purchasing new PCs with the latest Operating Systems.
With the 26.29 percent of the total market shares for Operating Systems all over the world, it is still significant that it still has the second place among the Operating Systems that are popular among the users. Predictions are that this fall would continue and by the end of the year 2014, the total percent of Windows XP would be 20 percent. However, Windows XP would remain second among the Operating Systems that are popular among the users.
Initiatives are taken by Microsoft to bring down the number of Windows XP users with many offers such as a free upgrade to Windows 8.1. Even then, people are not convinced enough to purchase and start using the latest version of Windows Operating System.Read more »
We all use Point of Sale systems like credit card processing terminals and ATM kiosks. With Microsoft ending the Windows Live technical support for Windows XP and Windows XP Embedded operating systems, these POS systems are at risk of hacking attacks and virus infections.
Most ATMs and POS systems still use Windows XP Embedded OS
The Windows XP Embedded OS is based on the full version XP and can be used for running kiosks, terminals, equipment control displays, etc. According to the reports, more than ninety percent of all these systems in use are still running on the Windows XP Embedded operating system. This means that the ATM machine that you are using is running an obsolete and un-supported OS. Clearly, this is a security risk.
Also, there are certain software standards, which firms using the POS systems for financial transactions, have to adhere to. These standards are prescribed by the international credit processing and banking firms like Visa, MasterCard, etc.
According to these guidelines, it is the responsibility of these firms to ensure that they are using latest updated software applications in the POS systems. This is to prevent hacks and for making sure that transactions will be completed without any problems.
If these firms are still using outdates XP operating system in their POS systems, then this can be recorded as a breach of the above-mentioned security standards. This means additional expense to these firms in the form of fines until the POS systems are updated. Also, in the event of a hacking attack or a failed financial transaction, the firms can be held liable for using outdated software for facilitating the payment.
Microsoft has now extended the support for these Embedded XP operating systems for a few more months. This will not be the Windows Live technical support that these systems received so far. Microsoft will only be releasing some critical security updates necessary for keeping these systems safe from hacking attempts. It is not yet clear whether this will be enough to meet the security standards mentioned above.
For replacing these old embedded operating systems, these firms have to upgrade their IT infrastructure with new hardware. This is why they did not upgrade to the new generation Windows 7 or Windows 8-based Embedded OS expecting Microsoft to extend the deadline once more. Now, they have no choice but to upgrade these old systems.Read more »
One of the most common errors that Word users endure is the “Word Cannot Open this document template (… Building Blocks.dotx)…” The error mainly occurs when the harder details of the document have been changed due to some corruption of the document. Another reason for the occurrence of the error is not removing the temporary file of the document. Follow the simple instructions given below to fix Microsoft errors related to document corruption.
If you follow the simple instructions give above, you will be able to fix Microsoft errors preventing Microsoft Word from opening a file.Read more »