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Block Windows 10 Upgrade

Microsoft recently changed the behaviour of those annoying Windows 10 upgrade icons and popups so that when a user clicks on X in the top right hand corner of the popup to close it, Windows 10 is automatically scheduled to be installed.

I like Windows 10 but upgrading to Windows 10 on a computer that has been used (and abused) for a while is not always successful. Today alone 3 customers reported they had serious issue after attempting to upgrade to Windows 10.

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Microsoft Update causes Outlook 2010 to run in Safe Mode

A Windows Update released 9/12/15 has caused issues for all users of Microsoft Office 2010. Microsoft Office users are reporting that their Outlook is stuck in 'safe mode'. This Outlook glitch caused by one specific Windows Update will prevent all Outlook Add-ins from starting, preventing 3rd party applications from Integrating with Outlook. Microsoft Office 2010 users are complaining about this problem around the globe.

We have found a solution:

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Windows 7 Mainstream Support ended 13 Jan 2015

Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it's no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. Windows 7 has now entered the Extended Support Phase.

For more information see the Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet

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Why do hard drives fail?

A hard drive is one of the few moving parts in your computer. Most components inside your computer are electronic with no moving parts. Whilst any computer is subject to electrical stresses (such as a power spikes), hard disks are subject to both electrical and mechanical stresses, which can each cause hard disk problems. This means that your hard disk is one of the most likely things to fail inside your computer.

Below is an overview of your hard disk and what symptoms may indicate hard disk problems.

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Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 Support Ends April 8, 2014

On April 8th 2014, Microsoft will end support for its decade-old Windows XP. This means, you will no longer receive security updates, fixes or online technical support for PCs still running Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003. The security and privacy implications of this event could have significant impacts on your business, so if you're running either of these products you should plan to take action soon.

Potential business implications include:

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