Steps To Connect Xbox 360 To Your PC

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Xbox 360 is one of the most successful gaming consoles and the fact that it comes with an array of advanced and unique features, adds to its massive popularity. Developed By Microsoft, Xbox poses stiff competition to Sony’s PlayStation and Nintendo’s Wii and even outsmarts them as far as the sales are concerned.

Many users often contact the Windows online support technicians to know how to connect their Xbox 360 to their PCs. Well, if you also encounter the same issue, you can follow these instructions:

  • At first, you need to connect your gaming console to the network. This can be done in two ways. You can either use an Ethernet cable, which can be directly plugged from the Xbox to the router or use a wireless router and a wireless card. Now, test if it is connecting and if it does, then you’re on the network.
  • Now, turn on your computer. You need to make sure that you installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). Well, if you haven’t, you need to first download it.
  • After you’ve downloaded the update, you need to open your Windows Media Player. Again, if you’re using an older version here, you need to upgrade it. For this, navigate to the Windows update for Microsoft and search for the upgrade. Now, click on the option to download the update for free.

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  • In the next step, you need to move to the Library section in the Media Player. Next, navigate to Media Sharing and then check the box in front of Share My Media. Here, click on OK. At any point of tine, you can also contact the Windows online support team to get more information on the Xbox features and how to fix Xbox 360 issues.
  • Now, you need to click on the console once you get it on the screen. Next, click on Allow and then move to the Media section of your gaming console.
  • Here, you’ll find a list of choices to opt from. These would include pictures, music or videos. From this, you can choose the specific picture, music or video to play.

By following this set of simple instructions, you can successfully connect your Xbox 360 gaming console to your Windows PC. But if you’re not able to connect it still, do not worry. You may contact our tech support team to get the issue fixed.

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Fixing Windows Runtime Error

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There are different errors that show up in the Windows operating system. One such errors is the Windows runtime error. If you wonder what a runtime error is, it is defined as a problem encountered by software or a hardware that prevents it from working properly. Problems such as loss of data may arise while you work on a file and if it encounters this kind of an error. These files might get corrupt due to runtime errors. Such issues are rather annoying, and hence need immediate attention. If you have been looking for a way to resolve these issues, you can call up the Windows support number. In case, you prefer to do it yourself, check out these simple instructions.

Steps to follow

  • To begin with, look for the software program causing the runtime error. It is necessary to know the root cause of the issues in order to find out and resolve the same. It is also necessary to know the solution for the same as well.
  • Click on the Start menu and then click on Run.
  • In the space provided to type, type msconfig and press the Enter key on the keyboard.
  • This would bring up the System Configuration Utility window, from the window click on the General tab and then click on Selective Startup.
  • Check the box System.Ini, Load Start Up Items and Process Win.Ini. Click on the Services tab and then check the Hide All Microsoft Services box. on the other hand, you can select Click On Start Up And Disable All and Disable All.

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  • Restart the computer, in case you do not find any errors on restarting the computer, the issue is with one of those you disabled earlier. You may follow the same steps until you find the right program that is causing issues.
  • Finally, when you find one, head straight to the Control Panel and remove the program.

While this is one way to find out the issue, there are many other reasons for runtime errors. In case Windows lacks required updates, there are chances for such errors to surface. To check if Windows is up to date, click on the Start menu, then All programs and then look for Windows update. Click on Check for Windows update. It is necessary to follow the link and make sure you do a complete installation of updates.

Restart the computer after the installation completes. In case you are not able to resolve the issue with these steps, call up the Windows support number for apt assistance.

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Microsoft Introduces 'Skype For Modern Windows' For Touch Screen Devices

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Realizing the growing demand from users with touch-screen devices for a touch-screen oriented Skype application, Microsoft has rolled out Skype for Modern Windows. As the name indicates, Skype for Modern Windows is very modern, with sophisticated features and touch-screen friendly user interface. If you are using a touch screen computing device, be it a laptop, smartphone or tablet, with Windows 8.1 installed on it, you can replace the existing Windows Skype app with Skype for modern Windows. Experienced users testify that Skype for Modern Windows is simple, user friendly and elegant.

System requirements

Windows online support desk has listed down the system requirements for installing Skype for Modern Windows. You need to ensure just a couple of things in your device, a quad-core processor that works at 1.9 GHz or above and Windows 8.1 operating system. If you haven’t upgraded your OS from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, do it right away.

Salient Features of Skype for Modern Windows

Needless to say, Skype for Modern Windows is equipped with a number of modern features and options. A brief account of some of these new features is given below.

Brand new look

Skype for Modern Windows has a brand new look. However, the basic Skype features are the same. The settings have been simplified and the options for making video calls, voice calls, instant messaging and group video call are clearer and easy to use. According to Windows Online support desk, Skype for Modern aims at helping its users catch up with their friends faster and easier than the previous Skype for Windows desktop.

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Skype For Modern Windows

Improvements in Group video calling

The major downside with the currently popular Skype for Windows desktop is that it has limits with regard to the number of people who can take part in a group chat at a time. In the newly introduced Skype for Modern Windows version, you can participate up to 9 members in the group chat. A small downside with the new version is that it won’t allow you to share your screen during the group chat. However, there is no issue with viewing screens that have been shared by other members in the group chat.

Skype for Modern Windows is aimed at users with touch-screen devices, meaning it is not recommended for non-touch screen devices. If you are with a non-touch screen laptop or desktop, upgrade to a touch-screen device or continue using Skype for Windows Desktop version.

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Windows XP Support Stopped But Many Users Cling On To The Old OS

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You might be aware by now that Windows XP, the thirteen-year-old operating system, is not supported by Microsoft any more. Actually, when you think of it, it was long overdue. Windows XP survive for three more years than the normal lifespan of a Windows OS, before the company abandoned it in April this year.

Many users have not yet come to term with the fact that Windows XP will not be receiving any Windows online support, technical assistance, feature updates, security updates etc., either paid or free. This means for Microsoft, Windows XP is as good as dead. The old operating system software has served its purpose and now it is time to let go.

To live so long is an achievement and Windows XP’s popularity speaks that aloud. Actually, Windows XP only lost its popularity when Windows 7 came into existence. And, if you are not aware, XP still enjoys around one-fourth of the entire desktop OS market share.

It is quite surprising that even after more than six months of the end of Windows XP support, many users seem to want to continue using the software for various purposes. But without the official Windows online support for XP, millions of such users are vulnerable to hacker attacks and viruses.

Latest reports have highlighted that Windows XP systems were attacked by malware developers and hackers, even to the point where some users lost their personal data to them. This is actually a serious issues, and so, Windows XP users should migrate to a newer operating system for good.

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Though Microsoft has decided to offer an antivirus support for another year to XP users, that may not be able to draw off such potential threats totally. In fact, the added antivirus support is meant to provide users some more time to move on to another Windows OS like Windows 7 or 8.

Interestingly, Microsoft has launched the technical preview of their upcoming OS, Windows 10, which brings in somewhat the traditional features users are accustomed to. So, with that, Microsoft is offering yet another option for users to keep their data safe, and migrate to a modern, advanced, safe, and secure operating system. Windows XP users should consider this as an excellent opportunity and grab the same with both hands.

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Windows XP Abandoned By Microsoft But Millions Ignoring It

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It is now old news that Microsoft Corporation has removed Windows XP from the list of products it is supporting. Windows XP was abandoned by the software maker in April this year, which means that XP users will not receive any security patches, features updates, and technical assistance for their computers, either for free or even through paid subscriptions.

Actually, the Windows XP end of support was long overdue. The software giant was at its wits end probably. Experts over the Windows support number highlight that Microsoft usually offers five years of mainstream support followed by another five years of extended support. But Windows XP survived more than that; 13 years.

Though Windows XP support is no more available, many users still consider sticking to the operating system. There is no way that the software company will bring back the dead OS. There are in fact millions of users risking everything by clinging on to the old Windows XP platform. Though migration is happening, it is not happening as fast as expected by Microsoft. Windows XP is still one of the most popular OS systems in the desktop OS market. Experts over Windows support number assume that Windows may even stay in the market for another two-three years.

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Though the obstinate decision not to move on to newer operating system may seem insane, when we analyze properly we can find some simple reasons behind this. For an operating system’s life span, 13 years looks quite long; and during this period users became accustomed to its interface and design so much, that abandoning the OS seems difficult to them. Another thing noted is that Windows XP supported all of the applications and programs perfectly, and allowed users to work on them smoothly.

Whatever might be the reason for continuing with Windows XP, an unsupported operating system is really unsafe to use. So, Windows users should come to their senses and move on to newer systems, or else they may have to face serious consequences.

For instance, hackers have already started to penetrate the Windows XP cyberspace, which leaves users at great peril. Though Microsoft has decided to offer another ‘extended’ antivirus support to Windows XP users, moving on is the best option here.

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