Friday, September 26, 2014

Updates To Fix Microsoft Windows 8.1 Installation Issues

Windows 8 did not do well in the market due to various reasons. Actually, it is considered a huge failure when we look at the market share Windows 8 holds.

Currently, Windows 7 is still reigning as the most popular operating system with more than 50% of the entire desktop OS market share. Windows 8, on the other hand, could not even manage to achieve half of that after two years of its release.

What went wrong with Windows 8

Windows 8 had too many issues. The interface is difficult to absorb and it is extremely confusing for many users. Even for users who are pretty much good at using Windows 7, Windows 8 may not be very comfortable to use. The learning curve is not steep as well. Apart from that, there are many Windows 7 features or desktop OS features that are absent in Windows 8.

Windows 8.1 was the software giant’s attempt to address some of the problems associated with Windows 8. Windows 8.1 did bring in some welcoming changes to make the new operating system more user-friendly; however, there were many installation issues in Windows 8.1 update, which overshadowed its worth.

Many people were unable to install the recent Windows 8.1 update and so, the software giant introduced two Microsoft fix it tools to fix the issues. The company came to know about the problem when many users reported the Error 0x800f081f on the Microsoft forum. This error came up when they were trying to install the Windows 8.1 update. The world’s leading software maker has identified the problem and released a patch or two for this specific problem. Some other users have informed that they were not able to uninstall IIS after installing the update in Windows 8.1 though.

However, many Windows 8.1 users who reported the issue said that their install problems have not been resolved with the Microsoft fix it tool either. Since the patches have not resolved the problems, experts found a useful workaround to resolve it. Here are the instructions for the same.
  • First, you need to run cmd on your computer with administrator rights. To do that, search CMD from the Start Screen, right-click on the result under All Applications, and click on Run As Administrator option. 
  • Type dism /online /remove-package /packagename:Package_for_KB2919355~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~ in the command window.
  • After that, enter dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup.
These commands will fix your installation issues easily. After following the above steps, try installing the update once again, and complete the process following the instructions.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

How To Get To The Most Useful Windows 7 Help Links On Your System

Windows 7, by far, is the most popular operating system in the market, which comes with an amazing range of help and support. The latest version of the operating system consists of a lot of inbuilt support for various aspects, from load performance to virtual storage and recent improvements in various kernel versions. Moreover, just like Windows Live support and other types of tech support available for Microsoft products, either officially or through third parties, Windows 7 enjoys the best support online.

Again just like Windows Live support for Windows Live suite consisting of various applications and services, even for Windows 7, technical support is available within the system itself. It normally comes bundled with the operating system in the form of Windows 7 help links.

Windows 7 is available in six flavors, and all these different versions have different purposes. You can easily deduce from the choice of name given to each edition. Windows 7 editions include Home Premium, Home Basic, Starter, Professional, and Ultimate. The most popular form of Windows 7 is obviously the Home Premium version. Most users prefer it commonly for their day-to-day use. Where on the other hand, Windows 7 editions like Professional and Ultimate are specifically developed for businesses and official purposes. The other versions of Windows 7 also have most of the latest features, but are not quite popular among normal users.

When many issues are experienced with all Windows operating systems, it is possible to inform the same to Microsoft and seek help for the problem. In case of Windows 7, you can do this through the Windows 7 help links included in the OS. Windows 7 is just like any other Windows versions, every now and then issues may creep in within the system, but since there are many support options available, most issues are resolved along the way with the help of useful Windows 7 help links.

There are many third party tech support teams, which offer free tech support for various issues in Windows 7, such as checking the registry, testing the hardware for issues, dealing with virus infection, etc. You can also seek for help and advice on the internet, or search various sources in a bid for the best answer for your Windows 7 issues.