Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 is coming to an end

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Licensing, Microsoft, Office, Sales, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 is coming to an end On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for the decade-old Windows XP. This means you will no longer receive updates, including security updates, for Windows XP from Microsoft. Support of Microsoft Office 2003 will also be ending on the same date. Security Risk Without critical Windows XP …

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Microsoft Windows 7 Malware Infection Rate on the Rise

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

Microsoft’s Security Intelligence Report, Volume 13 is full of information that will cause your eyes to bleed, but one tidbit that is important to take note of is that Windows 7 malware infection rates are on the rise. Computer World has a great article on the subject at this link, and a spiffy graph that looks like this: From the …

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Coming next Tuesday to a Microsoft Windows machine (and some Macs) near you… UPDATES! #PatchTuesday

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Microsoft didn’t forget your Christmas gift….  And it’s coming early! That’s right, Microsoft Patch Tuesday is upon us again, and this December 13th you can expect a slew of updates covering the entire line of current Microsoft Windows operating systems. Operating Systems: Windows XP 64 & 32 bit, Server 2003 64 & 32 bit and Itanium based servers, Vista 32 …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2011 #patches

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Thursday, June 09, 2011   Microsoft Patch Tuesday will soon be upon us again, and Microsoft has not let us down!  A little something for everyone…. The following is directly from their Advanced Notification for June 2011, released today:   ******************************************************************** Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for June 2011 Issued: June 9, 2011 ********************************************************************   This …

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Why do you need Microsoft Windows 7 SP1?

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

I am hearing that many people are opting to not install Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 which was released back in February 22, 2011. The reasoning is that it is a large download (750MB or 1GB depending on whether you need 32bit or 64bit versions), a long install process, and there are no enhanced features. So what does the Service Pack …

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The Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack Can Save You Money!

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Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack offers you a three pack of licenses, allowing up to three computers in your family to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium! It is available in either 32 or 64 bit versions. The cost is very affordable at only about 50 dollars per seat! In comparison, a single upgrade version of Windows 7 …

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Computer Service: Operating System Not Found error may not be anything to cry over

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It seems like once a month or so we get a phone call from someone who is freaking out over their computer not booting up… In the case of the system giving a blank / black screen, or the even more ominous “Operating System Not Found” / “Missing operating system” message and nothing further upon boot up, you might be …

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