Changing Windows Live ID Associated With Your Gamer Tag

Windows Live Support

Live Support for Gamertag settings

All your Microsoft Accounts are tied together using the Windows Live ID, using which you can log in to the Windows Live official website, sign in to Windows Live Messenger and avail various other services that includes synchronizing it with your Xbox 360 gaming console Gamertag. If you are unfamiliar with the term GamerTag; it is the name of your online avatar in every Xbox Live match. This Gamertag remains unique to the gamer regardless of the game he is playing. However, in order to make a Gamertag, you need to link it to an existing Windows Live ID or create a new one if the need be.

Once you create your Gamertag, you can change it if you wish to. You can manage your Gamertag on the Xbox website or transfer the Gamertag to another console so that you can access all the previous saves and other benefits that you have earned over this time. Apart from these options, you can associate your account with a different Windows Live ID by managing your GamerTag on your console.

To do so, you can contact our Windows Live Support or follow these instructions:

  • Turn on your Xbox 360 gaming console and then log in to your account using your Gamertag.
  • Inside the Dashboard menu, click on the My Xbox to open it.
  • Scroll towards the right of the screen and then select your gaming avatar.
  • Once you have selected your avatar, scroll down to the Account Management section and then, select Manage
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    Changing Windows Live Gamertag

    Account option inside it.

  • From the list of options available inside these options, select the Your Information section and then select Windows Live ID from it.
  • Once you are inside this option, select Change Windows Live ID and then approve the choice by selecting the option Yes, I do. Before you do so, indicate that there is another Windows Live ID that you want to use so that you do not lose the Avatar.
  • Enter the current Windows Live ID details such as the password to reaffirm your actions and then select Sign In.
  • Enter the details of the new Windows Live ID, which includes the email and password linked to the new account, and then select Sign in.
  • Once you are signed in, you have to confirm the Windows Live ID change by selecting Yes, Change.
  • Once the entire process is completed, you can exit it by clicking Done.

If you have any doubts while changing your Gamertag profile to another Windows Live ID, you can contact our Windows Live Support team to seek additional details.

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Information On The System Requirements For Windows 8

How To Upgrade To Windows 8

Windows 8 Upgrade

It has been over two years since Microsoft launched Windows 8 for its users. But then, the operating system has not been able to impress the users as expected by the software giant. Upon its arrival, a large number of users were excited about upgrading to the touch-centric operating system. According to the Windows tech support team, they used to get repeated calls from users asking how to upgrade to Windows 8, the features of the OS, the system requirements etc.

The operating system comprises of a plethora of advanced options that you won’t find in any of the previous versions. Some of these like the Charms Bar, Modern UI interface and live tiles etc. simply provide a novel computing experience for the users. Although it lacks the traditional Start button, there is the much more advanced Start Screen, which offers more sophisticated options.

Well, if you don’t know how to upgrade to Windows 8, you can check the requirements of the operating system here.

1GHz (gigahertz) processor:

Your processor would either be 32 bits or 64 bits, and the following are the requirements for each:

  • 1GB RAM for 32-bit or 2GB RAM for 64-bit.
  • 16GB available hard disk space for 32-bit or 20GB for 64-bit.
  • DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or even higher driver.
  • The screen resolution to run Windows 8 should be at least 1024×768 pixels.

These are the minimum requirements that you ought to have for running Windows 8 in your system. For installing and running high-end games and other demanding apps, you would certainly require a faster processor, more RAM and a more powerful graphics card.

Charms Bar

Windows 8 Features

If you’re already running Windows 7 in your system, you can easily upgrade to Windows 8. This is because the touch-centric OS has almost the same requirements as of Windows 7. Along with these requirements, you also need to have a touchscreen monitor to use the Windows 8 touch features.

You can also find your system specifications easily. At first, you need to click on Start followed by All Programs and then on Accessories, System Tools and System Information. Alternatively, you can also right-click on My Computer in the Start menu and then select the Properties option.

So, before planning to upgrade to Windows 8, ensure that you have the necessary system requirements. To get more information on Windows 8 OS, feel free to contact our technical support team.

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 Released: Upgraded Yet?

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Windows 8.1 update 2

Microsoft recently released its next update for Windows 8.1. Dubbed as Windows 8.1 Update 2, this will only contain some upgrades to the stability of the operating system and will feature very few newly developed front-end features.

If you are not able to view the latest patch, it’s because you did not download the first update released back in April 2014. When Windows 8.1 Update 1 was released, Microsoft had announced a deadline of May 20014 for this update to all the Windows 8.1 OS users. Microsoft had warned that this update is not like a regular update and is mandatory. If you choose to ignore this update, you will not receive any future updates, even if they are important security patches! However, due to public outcry, Microsoft extended the deadline a few times.

If you are not able to view the latest patch, it’s because you did not download the first update released back in April 2014. When Windows 8.1 Update 1 was released, Microsoft had announced a deadline of May 20014 for this update to all the Windows 8.1 OS users. Microsoft had warned that this update is not like a regular update and is mandatory. If you choose to ignore this update, you will not receive any future updates, even if they are important security patches! However, due to public outcry, Microsoft extended the deadline a few times.

If you are still figuring out how to upgrade to Windows 8, you should catch up. In terms of design and ease-of-use, it’s a widely accepted fact that Windows 8 was a colossal failure. Apart from having a completely different design and outlook, Windows 8 heavily leaned towards touch screen users, even on PC systems that did not support touch feature. However, ever since its release, Microsoft has made all attempts to appease its users by releasing updates after updates to make the user interface better.

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Windows 9 “Threshold”

Nonetheless, neither Windows 8 nor Windows 8.1 has still received the much-needed Start menu. Both operating system versions still run on a Metro Style Start screen very different from the standard Start menu that was present in every previous version of Windows. When Windows 8.1 was released, it was rumored to have the classic Start menu. However, that news turned out to be false. Throughout the time, rumors have surfaced before every new update about the reappearance of Windows 8 Start menu. Much to the disappointment of Windows users, even the second update does not feature this.

According to certain credible sources, the next version of Windows operating system, Windows 9 codenamed “Threshold” is slated to be released next year and will feature the desktop operating system. Apart from featuring a hybrid Start menu, which will mash in the best features of both Start menu and Start screen, this operating system will be device-specific rather than the one-glove-fits-all policy of Windows 8. Rather than figuring out how to upgrade to Windows 8, it would be advisable to wait for Windows 9 operating system.

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New Improvements To Skype To Avoid The Annoying Beep Sounds On Multiple Devices

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Microsoft Chat Tools

Skype users will receive a new update for the program with the software giant developing the feature Active Endpoint, which would soon be released to the users. The new feature would be available for users on all platforms. With this, Microsoft hopes to cut down the annoying notifications that a user receive on their desktop, laptop, phone or television, etc simultaneously.

According to Microsoft chat support, with the new improvements, users will hear the annoying beep sounds fewer than before. By the synchronization of read messages, the annoying beep noises in various devices can be avoided. According to Eric Lin of Skype, “It can get a bit much. Especially when you have the same app running in lots of places. Plink. Plink. Ring. Beep. Beep. Beep. You don’t need your phone to tell you there’s a new message that’s right in front of your face on your computer screen.”

So, how does this feature really work? It is quite simple. When the program finds that you are online or active in any of the device, the alert would come up only on this device. That is, you will receive notification on other devices only if you are signed in on these devices and using them. However, the new system does not deal with calls. Microsoft chat support says, when you get a call on Skype, all the devices on which you are online would ring together and it is up to you to choose the device for answering the call.

The update is expected to be released within a few weeks. Most of the Skype users are interested to find out how the new

VoIP Services

Microsoft Instant Messaging

improvement would really work, as the syncing between devices have not been always successful.

Microsoft has also decided to end support for the older versions of Skype, which does not support Active Endpoint feature. This could cause trouble to many of the users, who are using Skype on older devices.

Skype, which was released in 2003 supports majority of the operating systems in the world and 38 languages. It allows users to carry out video conferencing, instant messaging and VoIP services.

According to Microsoft chat support, the new improvements in the tool would encourage more people to download and install Skype on all the devices they use since they would no longer hear the annoying beep sound on all devices together when a message is received.

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Microsoft Trying To Attract Windows 8 Users With 100 Dollars Off On Windows 8.1 Gadgets

How To Upgrade To Windows 8

Windows 8 OS

We all know that Microsoft has ended the support for the Windows XP operating system. Now, Microsoft is making a pitch to the users of the outdated Windows XP OS with $100 off on the new Windows 8.1 computers. The current users of the Windows XP operating system can upgrade to Windows 8.1 to protect their machines against cyber attacks. You can then install endpoint security software and other anti-malware apps. Microsoft had ended the support for Windows XP on April 8 but they are still offering the signature updates for the antivirus engine in Windows XP through July 14, 2015.

The users have the option to choose among all in ones like Lenovo C560-10150 Touchscreen All-in-One. This is powered with an Intel i3 fourth generation processor. They can also choose from a business ready laptop like Dell XPS 12.5-inch Touchscreen 2 in 1 model. If you wish to avail the deal, you may go to the MicrosoftStore.com website from the Windows XP computer or you may take the Windows XP computer to a Microsoft retail store. Previously, Microsoft offered the users a $50 gift card to upgrade from Windows XP, but now they have doubled the discount.

Microsoft is aiming to make the users upgrade to Windows 8.1 to take advantage of the advanced security features. Business computers and Surface Pro 2 from Microsoft include Trusted Platform Module 2.0. This is a chip with cryptographic capabilities for storing encryption keys securely. In addition, Windows 8.1 Enterprise features key attestation, which can communicate to a network that the tablet of a worker is free of any malware. Many of the users of Windows XP must be wondering how to upgrade to Windows 8. The steps to be followed are much simple and are explained in the official website of Microsoft Corporation.

Trusted Platform Module

Upgrade To Windows 8

Before trying to upgrade your Windows XP computer to Windows 8.1, you will have to make sure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements to install the Windows 8 operating system. This can be done with the Update Assistant program that is available in the official website. Windows XP is still deployed in 31.22 percent of computers as of Nov 2-13. This is as per the data from the Web tracking firm Net Applications. Using Windows XP operating system after the end of support date can bring malware infections to your PC.

If you wish to know how to upgrade to Windows 8, you can contact our Windows support number for more details.

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