Microsoft Employs New Strategy To Boost Xbox Sales

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Windows Xbox Sale Strategies

A brief look at the stats will show you that rival Sony’s PlayStation is outselling Microsoft’s Xbox One more than three to one in the second quarter of 2014. Microsoft is forced into employing new strategies to entice new customers into buying the Xbox One gaming console. Apart from slashing the rates, Microsoft employed a new strategy of selling Xbox One SKU at $399 without Kinect.

As you all know, Kinect is the motion sensing input device by Microsoft which can be used to play a band of games in both Xbox gaming console and the standard Windows PC. This device employs RGB camera, depth sensor and multi-array microphone to capture 3D motion capture, facial and even voice recognition. Use of this device gave rise to a completely new array of video-games which were not feasible using the standard Xbox controller.

Earlier, this input device came bundled with the gaming console. However, Microsoft has introduced this new option to attract customers who are not interested or will not find any use for this input device. The rest of the configuration of Xbox One SKU is no different from the standard version. To know where you can buy the latest Xbox One SKU, you may contact our Windows online support.

During the release of this new option, Kenny Lee, co-founder of Cell Door Games, added his thoughts saying, “Honestly, I thought having a Kinect included in the Xbox One was a great idea. Not so much the always-on, creepy privacy invasion though. As a developer, it’s fantastic to work on hardware that you know everybody has.

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Windows Xbox At Low Price

And the Kinect is an incredible piece of technology. But now that the market is fragmented, it’s harder to justify investing in this tech. So when I heard the news it sadden me a bit, although to be fair I don’t think developers were jumping on it as readily as Microsoft had anticipated.”

Experts believe that this new option released by Microsoft is a clever strategy to increase the sales of regular Xbox One which includes Kinect. Giving a choice to the possible customers changes their outlook towards the console. Sure, they will be interested in buying the standalone version without Kinect but they would think about getting the best Xbox experience over time, and then settle for the Kinect-included Xbox One. How users will respond to this latest development remains to be seen.

If you want more details about Xbox One SKU, you can contact our Windows online support to receive expert advice and an in-depth analysis of the gaming console.

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Many Windows XP Users Not Budging An Inch

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The news that Microsoft has pulled the plug on its aged operating system Windows XP may seem old now, and everyone is perfectly aware of that. However, many users prefer not to budge an inch on their adamant choice to continue using Windows XP.

Microsoft is trying to do everything possible to make the transition process smooth and seamless. But, it seems that many users feel it is totally unnecessary to upgrade their systems, as they are perfectly happy with Windows XP. Now, there are few things, which Windows users should consider carefully if they want to stick on with XP. Let’s see some of them.

Huge Security Risk

If you are using XP after the end of Windows online support, then you should get ready to face constant hacker attacks, as there are no security updates or any kind of technical assistance for the platform. There were many malicious codes targeting Windows XP, even before the end-of-Windows online support. With no official tech support now, your system will be all the more vulnerable to malware attacks.

Your system would be bombarded with viruses and other harmful programs. This will require significant amount of time to guard your system from one attack after another. Even third party security software applications will soon abandon Windows XP, as it is not feasible for security firms to invest their time, money, and efforts to provide security updates for an unsupported operating system.

Inability to use advanced applications

Many new and advanced applications are being developed for newer Windows operating systems. So, you would surely miss out on many useful apps as they will not be compatible with Windows XP.

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Windows XP platform

Lack of hardware support

The same goes with hardware firms too. Most manufacturers will not be interested in developing hardware or drivers for the outdated Windows XP operating system. Therefore, when you have issues with your system drivers or hardware, you will not find a good replacement for it. You may not even get adequate support services to fix hardware issues.

Even after considering all these aspects and challenges, many Windows XP users continue using the 13-year old operating system. If you plan to cling on to XP too, then better get prepared to face the consequences. You need to make your system ultra-strong to guard against malicious attacks and stop using the internet altogether, but remember that such measures will not guarantee the security forever.

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Features Of Long Path Fixer Software

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Many a times, you may have noticed that after transferring your files from a system to a Windows PC, you’re unable to operate it. Sometimes, you may also get an error message that says such files and folders won’t work in your system running on the Windows operating system. You might be able to transfer these files and folders into your system but performing actions such as deleting, renaming, moving or copying these items would not be possible. These issues can force you to dial up the Windows support number and seek assistance from the Windows technicians.

The maximum path length of Windows API is said to be 260 characters. This is one of the main reasons that lead to such issues in your system. But now you don’t have to worry because a free software program has been launched to resolve this issue completely. Named as Long Path Fixer, this program has been specifically designed to overcome the existing Windows API character limit and this helps to operate on the files and folders on the system.

Features of Long Path Fixer

The best part about this program is that it is portable enough to run right after you have downloaded its archive and then extracted it into your system. The Long Path Fixer comprises of a basic interface that is extremely user-friendly. It contains a file and folder browser at the top and action bar at the bottom. The main advantage of using this Long Path Fixer is that you can depend on it completely to fix the issue. This means that you do not require repeatedly dialing the Windows support number to get the Microsoft technicians to resolve the issue for you.

Folder Browser

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Using Long Path Fixer, you can easily drag and drop folders into the interface or even select the drive and folders from the application. To open the files and folders in this, all you require is to double click on the items. After selecting an option, you will also get a pop up message that would ask you to confirm the decision i.e. delete. Move or copy the files. You can right click on the file to view the additional options available.

Although these are some of the good aspects about Long Path Fixer, the program lacks the option to select multiple files at once that may cause issues to some users. Moreover, it doesn’t also have the option to rename the file or a folder.

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Setting Up Windows Live Messenger Voice

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Windows Live messenger is an instant messaging facility from Microsoft that lets you chat with your friends over the internet. Voice chat is also possible with Windows Live Messenger at no extra cost. Moreover, the messenger itself is free to download and install from its website. To use the voice chat facility with Windows Live Messenger, apart from the computer and a stable internet connection, you need to have headphones with microphone.

This is alternative to having a voice conversation rather than making a call over the phone. Windows online support for Windows Live Messenger is available on the webpage; you can refer that in case of any issues or concerns.

Instructions To Set Voice Conversation Through Windows Live Messenger

  • You need to plug in the headphones into the computer to begin with the instructions. The sound jack of the computer is usually at the back of the CPU, which is color-coded. With the color code, you will be able to figure out where to plug in. The pink jack is for the microphone and the green is for the headphones.
  • In some cases, you can do this on the speakers itself, where in you will have a green and a pink jack to connect the headphones and the microphones respectively.
  • Now wear the headphones and set the position of the microphone in such a way that it is neither too far from the mouth nor too close to the mouth.
  • Now launch the Windows Live Messenger application on the computer when you are ready with the headphones. In case you have not downloaded the software, go to the official webpage, download, and install it on to the computer.

    Voice Chat

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  • When the sign in window appears, provide your username and password. You can check the option that says Keep Me Signed In so that the next time you turn on the computer, you would be connected automatically without having to provide a username and password. This is not advisable when it is not your personal computer.
  • When you have signed in, you can find a list of contacts in green, which means they are available now to speak. Now click on the contact that you wish to speak to, you would find a Call icon, click on that to make a call.
  • Wait for your friend to respond and when he or she answers, speak and end the call when done. Click on the Call button again to end the call.

According to Windows online support centre, these are the instructions to have a voice chat over the internet with Windows Live Messenger.

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