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  • Blog Post: 5 great Windows 7 videos

    Here are 5 great videos from our Windows Online website which show you how to use some useful features of Windows 7… 1. Remote Desktop Access your PC whilst you are on the road… 2. Play To Do you wish you could have one of those houses where you select ‘Kitchen’ and your music automatically will start...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: End of support notice for old Windows versions

    On July 13th, 2010, all versions of Windows 2000 and Windows XP SP2 and below will also reach the end of support. We recommend those of you still on Windows XP SP2 and below to install the latest service pack available via the Microsoft Update website – Windows XP Service Pack 3 – or look at moving to...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
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