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  1. Ok first off i know this is a sc@m unfortunatly a old family friend got done for £300 he has phoned the bank but they are dragging their feet on refunding the money since it was a authorised transaction . However i feel they are trying to get him to go away am i right i believe he should be given it straight back since its a well known [problem] in it circles , im going down to him to go through his computer to see what they have done to it so would like some info as to how to proceed with the bank its barclays if that helps
  2. “We’re excited to share some great offers hitting the Windows Store beginning tomorrow through July 29 as we countdown to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2*. Enjoy new features on your favorite games, rent a movie for free and get up to four months of free music. Vote for your favorite titles in the Store for the chance to win one of 10 $50 Windows Store digital gift cards! Here’s a run through of just some of the top offers you can enjoy beginning tomorrow through July 29 in the Windows Store: Read more at https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2016/07/18/countdown-to-windows-10-anniversary-update-with-offers-in-the-windows-store/#1JmmDDdEofx828WZ.99.” Says some of their blurb, but down the bottom in small font it say US only. So the rest of the world doesn't matter to Microsoft, as long as we keep buying their products and making them rich they couldn't give a toss.
  3. Microsoft have been getting flak for a new sneaky upgrade http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/microsoft-criticised-over-deceitful-windows-10-upgrade-a7047466.html
  4. For the full story see ..... HERE http://www.ibnlive.com/news/tech/microsoft-forcing-in-windows-10-to-pcs-what-you-can-do-about-it-1199507.html http://www.dispatchtribunal.com/microsoft-to-shove-windows-10-down-your-throat/13922/
  5. Microsoft has ended technical support and security updates for older versions of its Internet Explorer browser. The changes, which will affect versions 8, 9 and 10 of the browser, were announced in August 2014. Some estimate that these older browsers account for more than 20% of web traffic while Computerworld claims that only 55% of IE users are using the latest version. Browsers are often targeted by hackers and experts predict a crop of attacks. "Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates," the software giant announced on its website. "Microsoft encourages customers to upgrade and stay up-to-date on the latest browser for a faster, more secure browsing experience." It is continuing to support IE 11 and Edge, which is the default browser for Windows 10. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35291938
  6. We all (hopefully) know that continuing to use Windows XP is a risky business. The operating system stopped receiving security patches from Microsoft in April 2014, which means anyone still relying on the platform is at risk of being impacted by vulnerabilities that are being fixed in more modern versions of the operating system. In other words, XP users are living in a state of perpetual zero-day. But, perhaps you decided to persist with Windows XP, despite the pleas from Microsoft to give it up, and the advice of security professionals. Maybe you decided to run a freebie anti-virus solution like Microsoft Security Essentials on your XP computers in an attempt to protect yourself from the uptick in vulnerability threats and malware attacks. Well, now you have an additional problem. Because Microsoft officially ends XP support for its Malicious Software Removal Tool and updates for Microsoft Security Essentials today. Actually it ended on the 14th
  7. Microsoft has taken a stand against the US Government and put itself into contempt by refusing to hand over data stored on it's Irish cloud servers to the NSA. More and more companies are using the cloud and if they can't rely on privacy and secrecy of their commercially sensitive data, they will stop using the cloud for storage. Microsoft has a number of allies include Apple, Google, Dropbox, and Amazon. May they win for all our sakes. If business stops using the cloud, there will not be enough income to maintain the services just for the public storing music and pictures so they will close. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxNZRSuuTzg
  8. US software giant Microsoft is suing alleged [problem]mers who phone people pretending to represent the firm and offer bogus technology support. The callers ask to take over a home computer and demand money to fix it. Some then install viruses as well. The software company said it had received more than 65,000 complaints about tech support [problem]s since May. It is taking legal action against several firms it accuses of misusing its name in such cases. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30548029 Two simple tips should ensure you're not conned: Never give control of your computer to a third party unless you can confirm that it is a legitimate representative of a computer support team with whom you are already a customer. Never provide your credit card or financial information to someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support.
  9. Microsoft has released a critical patch via Windows Update that seals up a vulnerability that affects every modern version of Windows, including Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and Windows RT. The patch, dubbed MS14-066, shores up a hole that would have allowed an attacker to remotely trigger code on your machine using specially crafted packets. Microsoft says they don't know of any exploits that have actually used this, but it's still a good idea to get the patch installed before there's a problem. This isn't too different from any other security patch, but the sheer number of machines affected means it's good to make sure your system is up to date. You can get the patch through Windows Update or click the link below. MS14-066
  10. Without warning or announcement, Microsoft has seen fit to include Bing in it's Internet Explorer. When opening a tab, it brings up Bing as your search engine instead of the one you set as default. This is very annoying for those that don't want it and it's results are mainly U.S. sourced so not a lot of use to people in other countries. All is not lost though, if you don't want it or it doesn't bring up the search results you want, you can disable it, (MS won't tell you how though): Remove Bing
  11. I have just received a phone call from a guy calling himself Harry, he has a pronounced "Asian" accent. Harry claims to be a specialist advisor at Microsoft and has information that my computer is at risk. Had these before but this time my wife answered and Harry used her first name and asked for me by my first name. Number with held of course.
  12. A huge selection for 'Free to Download' ebooks. Not a lot come for free now, so take advantage. Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, Lync 2013, System Center, Azure, Cloud, SQL Server, and much more ... http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mssmallbiz/archive/2014/07/07/largest-collection-of-free-microsoft-ebooks-ever-including-windows-8-1-windows-8-windows-7-office-2013-office-365-office-2010-sharepoint-2013-dynamics-crm-powershell-exchange-server-lync-2013-system-center-azure-cloud-sql.aspx UPDATE: Congratulations! We surpassed the 1 MILLION FREE eBooks given away target in just 2 days! Thank you to all of you and please continue sharing with others as we’re closing in on 2 MILLION given away within a week!
  13. Hello, I am not sure if this is the correct board to post in, please feel free to move this thread if this is the case. Hello CAG, I am a new member here! Please bare with me as I try to explain my issue: I have been a Microsoft customer for almost 12 years and now they seem to be stone walling me with an issue in relation to Halo 2 for PC. I first contacted them on 7th April and I have reported my issue to them almost on a daily basis since then and I have not got a very good service. I have been repeatedly fobbed off, lied to, and only ended up extremely frustrated at the end of each contact. Only saying I have to wait a number of days despite being given dates that have been and gone including 13th, 14th and 15th April for a solution. And yet, here I am, still waiting for an answer. The problem is simple. I have Halo 2, it requires an activation key to be used. I have entered that activation key and it activates successfully when you activate it online over the internet. When I try and play the game, I get the following screen: The game I have is completely original, bought from a store around 7 years ago and I have had no trouble with it till now. I have contacted Microsoft repeatedly about this (I have chat logs to prove it) and on each occasion, I have had false promises of this and that. I have the original game and here is the picture as proof: I don't know what else Microsoft need to provide me a solution to this problem. I omitted the key from this post in order to prevent it being misused by other people, but I forwarded the original and unedited image to Microsoft's customer support in it's entirety including the key. And 8 days after bringing it to thier attention, I am still being fobbed off and lied to with false promises that have never materialised. I have now been told to wait till the 18th and that would equal 11 days after first bringing the problem to thier attention. Even though I was promised a reply and a solution on the 13th, 14th, and today yet I am still waiting and now being told to wait till the 18th. This is AFTER I was promised a solution on the other said 3 days, and nothing came. Is Microsoft support this bad? I have had enough of the diabolical treatment I have received the the lies I have been told for 8 days as of today. Is Microsoft THAT incompetent and ignorant? I am at the end of my tether and extremely frustrated, what can I do about this to force the issue and get a solution as promised repeatedly on 3 different days that I was promised a solution? Thanks in advance.
  14. Security updates for February 11, 2014 · Learn how to get security updates automatically · Get updates from Microsoft Update · Watch a video about the updates Q&A Do I need anything besides Windows Defender? A reader asks: If I have Windows Defender, do I need to buy anything else to protect my computer? If your computer is running the Windows 8 operating system, Windows Defender will help protect you from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. You don't need to buy anything else. If your computer is running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP, Windows Defender removes spyware, but to protect yourself from viruses, you'll need to install antivirus software. You can purchase it from a third party, or you can download Microsoft Security Essentials for free. Top Stories The best time to change your passwords is now You can reduce your chances of being hacked by regularly changing the passwords on all the accounts where you enter financial or other sensitive information. What are your privacy perceptions? To mark Data Privacy Day 2014, Microsoft released results of a survey measuring consumer privacy perceptions in the United States and Europe. View the results of this survey. Support for Windows XP ends in two months On April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for its decade-old Windows XP operating system. If your computer is still running Windows XP, learn what this means for you. What is HTTPS? Learn how to improve your safety and privacy when you enter your password, credit card number, or other financial or personal information online.
  15. Windows 8 user here. Where can I buy a version of Microsoft Office please? The bloke in PC World tried selling me a version which was £120. He claimed that as an Open University (OU) student, I can't use software4students - not true; as I have a .ac.uk email address. My other laptop has Microsoft Office 2007 on it. Is there a problem with buying a later version and being to open the document in 2007? Thank you.
  16. Hello People I hope I have this in the right section.My friend has just advised me that her son 11 years old I be leave, has used her card information to buy music subscriptions and points etc. He has been told about it kids will be kids, The main reason why I would like to point this out is that apparently, Microsoft hold full card information including the security code on the back of the card this was how her son managed to buy things surly this is not allowed Microsoft Even agreed that its an open card. This should not be allowed please can someone confirm this please also I am posting this as a warning as it may help others I would not like my info on there Thank you for any advice. sg
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