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No internet connection through a cable
Nowadays, getting online is becoming easier and easier with integrated wireless network cards as standard on laptop, and the ease of which Windows 7 allows you to find and connect to available networks. Sometimes connecting to the internet through a wired cable connection can be more problematic...
5 Jul 2010
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 use...
6 May 2010
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...
28 Apr 2010
Free Windows PC Problem Diagnostics and Repair
Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services will scan your PC to detect possible causes and then automatically fix them for you! They have recently been upgrade to provide additional support for further versions of Windows. For selected solutions, Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Services will now...
19 Apr 2010
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...
6 Apr 2010
Making a bootable CD or DVD
In the event of a serious error on your hard disk or PC which may prevent Windows from loading, it is a good idea to have a bootable Windows Operating CD or DVD available so that you can boot your system and troubleshoot the error. This can be done using either your original Windows installation discs...
13 Mar 2010
The upgrade was not successful (reboot loop)
We recently noticed an issue which was being reporting in our Microsoft Answers forum when upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7. After attempting the installation, some customers are seeing an error message saying… The upgrade was not successful. Your previous version of windows is being...
28 Feb 2010
System Restore in Windows XP, Vista and 7
Don’t Panic! Sometimes things goes wrong... Newly installed software may break previously installed applications, you may accidentally break a system setting or something else may happen which causes your Windows installation to function incorrectly. The fantastic system restore functionality in...
20 Feb 2010
Trying to download Outlook Express on Vista or Windows 7?
Outlook Express was a great email client which can bundled with previous versions of Windows. Whilst it is still available in Windows XP and older versions, Outlook Express has been superseded by Microsoft’s new mail client – Windows Live Mail. http://download.live.com/wlmail Windows Live Mail...
10 Feb 2010
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...
2 Nov 2009
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