Windows Update: Enable or Disable Automatic System Reboot

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Microsoft on second Tuesday of every month releases new patches (popularly known as “Patch Tuesday“) for Windows, which sometimes needs a system reboot. We have earlier shown ways to shutdown Windows without applying Windows updates. That quick tip was handy if you are in an emergency and you need to shutdown Windows quickly. Although the software giant is trying to make the […]

Disable Gadgets In Windows 7, Vista: Vulnerabilities in Gadgets Could Allow Remote Code Execution

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Microsoft originally introduced desktop gadgets in Windows Vista operating system and continued supporting them in Windows 7 operating system. As the release of Windows 8 final version is coming near, there were reports that indicate that Microsoft will remove desktop gadgets from Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft has confirmed that it will deprecate Gadgets and […]

Microsoft Security Essentials 4.0 Download

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Microsoft Security Essentials 4 antivirus software is available for PCs running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. Microsoft has silently made available Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) 4.0 download, the latest version of the Redmond software giant’s free anti-virus/anti-malware program for Windows PCs, on April 24. MSE 4.0 was available as beta version since late […]

Windows Vista Mainstream Support Ends, Two Years Left Of Windows XP, Office 2003 Support

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Microsoft on April 10, 2012 ends Mainstream support for Windows Vista as well as Office 2007. Extended support for both Windows XP and Office 2003 ends in two years on April 8, 2014. According to Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy, Microsoft will offer a minimum of 10 year support for Business, Developer and Desktop Operating System products. The Redmond […]

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper

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Microsoft through Connect has released a beta version of Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper. It is basically a system recovery software disguised as a recovery CD or USB application that Windows users can use to remove malware from a system. It can start an infected PC and performing offline scan to help find and remove rootkits […]