Microsoft Update Alert

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Recent patches contained a few surprises and some significant bugs, but they were largely fixed around the end of June. The big problem is that, despite Microsoft’s assurances, Windows 10 1803 does not appear to be ready for use.

Microsoft’s patches in June had some surprising outcomes. Windows 7 PCs with older, 2002-era Pentium III machines got their patching privileges revoked without warning or explanation (and a documentation cover-up to boot), but there’s little sympathy out there for elderly PCs.

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Are your Windows programs up to date?

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1999 saw the emergence of Melissa, a PC virus that engulfed the globe. Designed by David Lee Smith, he named the virus after a stripper and, once released, it caused mayhem forcing large companies to shut down their email gateways and Microsoft to spend years rewriting Windows XP. This one security breach was undoubtedly influential in spurring on Bill Gates to initiate a half a billion dollar project implementing what he called Trustworthy Computing which focused on threat modelling, code reviews and penetration testing. As

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PChelp4U - Success Story in 2011

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Looking back over 2011, despite the harsh financial climate, it has undoubtedly been our most successful year to date. Our client base has grown substantially and many local businesses have approached PChelp4U for IT support services. There are too many to mention but some of our new clients include Thame Show, Go Local, British Institute of Energy Economics, UK resourcing, Palmer’s Furnishings, Red Sea Consultancy, White Hart Studio, CTB, VB Services, Coppers & Co Accountants, Claydon Management Services, Xenergie Consulting, Pullen Associates, Bartletts of Buckinhgham,

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Big Discounts On Windows 7 Upgrades

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In 2011, we were inundated with requests for Windows 7 upgrades, both from XP and Vista users. Thanks to your support, we are now able to offer an amazing 20% off all Windows 7 upgrades in January and February 2012. The tangible, improved user experience of an upgrade to Windows 7 is apparent as soon as you switch your PC on and, let’s not forget, Microsoft have now dropped their support for XP. We all knew and loved XP for the many years it thrived

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Our New PChelp4U Website Goes Live

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If you’re reading this, you’ll be looking at our brand new website! Our recent association with oneweb has ensured a wealth of knowledge has seeped into the organisation and this website is just one of the products to come out the other side. We hope you enjoy the look and feel of the website and those of you in the know may notice a superficial resemblance to the yet to be released Windows 8. I think I speak for the team when I say we

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