Tips For Bookmarking An Article In Windows Vista Help And Support Center

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Windows Vista operating system features a Help and Support Center that is linked to the Microsoft Windows Help Website. You can easily bookmark an article in the Windows Vista Help and Support center, if you know the correct steps to be followed. Moreover, you can also save the URL address of the article, or print it after opening the web page. Now, take a look at the methods given by the Microsoft support team to bookmark an article in the Help and Support center page of Windows Vista.


  • First, you need to locate the article that you need to refer.
  •  After finding the article, you need to right click the body of the article and select the option called View Source.
  • Now a Notepad will be opened in your computer that contains the original HTML source code associated with the specific article.
  • After that, try to find out the 36- character ID number corresponding to that article. It generally looks like mshelp://windows/?id=.
  • Highlight that text and copy it to the Windows clipboard by pressing the keys labeled Ctrl+C.
  • Now, open the browser that you have installed in your computer and once it is opened, navigate to the website named Along with this address, enter the article’s 36-character ID number followed by .mspx in to the address bar of your browser.

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  • Now, the article in the Help and support center will be opened in your browser. Here, you will notice some formatting differences between the web page and the help and support center article since Microsoft uses nonstandard formatting on its Web page. This will also depend upon the type of browser that you use. The only difference that you see will be in the appearance but the contents will be the same.

Now continue using the website just like you would use a normal website. For e.g. you have the options to bookmark the page or article, copying the URL address and including it in the email message, opening a new tab within the web page or help article  and you can also create a shortcut by dragging the article on your computer desktop.

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Connecting The Xbox One Service To Vista

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If you use a router to carry a network at home, there is a chance you can connect your Xbox 360 gaming console to the computer. Actually, Xbox 360 device can be connected to your Vista computer, and used to access the files on it, due to the wireless networking support. Here are the Windows Vista help guidelines connecting your console to the computer.

Setting up the connection

  • Connect to the home network on your Xbox. Switch on the Xbox device, search for and find the network. Enter the correct password, and connect to the network. If your network connection is wired, then wire up the Xbox to the router.
  • Set the type of device for your Xbox as Windows Media Center Extender. Launch Windows Media Center on the computer, and go to the Tasks menu. From here, select the Add Extender option, and then hit Next.
  • On the Xbox device, navigate to the My Xbox menu, and choose the Windows Media Center option. At this point, you will see an eight-digit Extender Setup key.
  • Note down this key and type this in your Vista computer. Hit Next when done, and follow the rest of the prompts you see.
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This will have your Xbox 360 connected to your Windows Vista PC over the home network. You will be able to access media on the latter using the My Xbox menu. For this, navigate to Apps from the Xbox console, and choose My Apps. When you see the Windows Media Center option, select this.

The procedure given above only works if this is the first computer you are connecting the Xbox to. Otherwise, you will have to remove any previous connection in the console first. Here is how.

Removing previous connections from the computer

  • Go to Windows Media Center.
  • Go to Tasks, and select Settings.
  • Select the following in order: Extender > Xbox 360 Media Center Extender > Uninstall. Then hit Next.

Removing previous connections from Xbox 360

  • Hit the Guide button on the Xbox controller, and then access Settings. Choose the System Settings option.
  • Select the following in sequence: Computers > Windows Media Center > Disconnect.
  • When done, hit the B button on the Xbox controller to move back to the Dashboard.

That was some information on connecting your Xbox 360 console to Windows Vista computer on a home network. For similar Windows Vista help instructions, call our tech support number at any time.

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Windows Vista Was More Popular Than Windows 8 Is


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You’d get no sensible argument if you said that Windows Vista and Windows 8 are the least liked operating systems Microsoft ever came up with. And in the former’s case, that’s putting it lightly. Vista wasn’t really hated as much, and Microsoft’s presumption in that case was bearable.

NetMarketShare’s statistics, as of September 2014, show that Windows 7 leads in popularity, with more than half of the world’s population using it on their computers currently. It is closely followed by the exemplary Windows XP, which holds a global user share of 23.89 per cent.

Meanwhile, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows Vista collectively comprise the rest of the operating systems installed in computers around the world, with the remaining Windows 2000 and Windows NT contributing a meager 0.09 per cent. The latest two, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, have a stand at 13.37 per cent as of this month, while Vista has just 3.02 per cent to its name.

Windows Vista was released in 2007, and at the time, there was a wider spread of Windows OS PCs. Comparing that with the same point in Windows 8′s maturing cycle, the older OS clearly did better indeed. This is despite numerous problems people still seek Windows Vista help services for.


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What now comes to light are smaller problems that Microsoft is facing, including the one that Windows 7 continues to overshadow every operating system they release. We’ve seen Windows 7′s growth come to a halt at 51.2 per cent. This development in August 2104, is the first of its kind in the operating system’s track record. But don’t expect to see that or even the unpopularity of Windows Vista help Microsoft.

Windows XP is also hanging on, in the face of the exodus to supported and “safer” operating system alternatives. But, the fact that it’s still second in popularity does not bode well for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, which will be crushed when Windows 9 releases.

What we know about Windows 9, or Threshold, is that it will bring back the Start menu to Windows computing. Scrapping this was the major reason that Windows 8 was, and continues to be, so widely panned. It favored a touch friendly UI, at the cost of appeasing the traditional desktop crowd. Windows 9 is expected to combine many of these new features with the well-known Windows interface.

Read our latest posts for more on Windows operating systems and latest releases.

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Windows Vista Support Is The Next To End

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It seems that the software giant is ditching one operating system after another for encouraging migration or transition to newer systems. After, Windows XP, now Windows Vista seems to be the next causality and rightly so. Windows 7 is the most popular Operating System available in the market at present considering all the statistics and it is popular by a huge margin. The operating system surpassed over a staggering 400 million copies within a few years. At the same time, Windows Vista was slowly totally losing its already low market share to Windows 7.

But, the problem comes while considering the fact that many corporations, consumers and institutions across the globe still use the aging Windows Vista operating system every day. Though the world’s largest software maker has an obligation to support the operating system for a few more years, there will be no more free Windows Vista help or assistance available to the users. They will receive only the OS patches.

As per reports mentioned on the Windows Team blog, the software maker ended OS update support for Windows Vista and is urging its customers to upgrade to Windows 7 so as to continue receiving free updates for the operating system. The availability of free Windows Vista OS updates ended two years ago.

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Actually, for most of its software products, the software maker provides Mainstream Support for a certain period, followed by Extended Support. Mainstream Windows Vista help and support for Microsoft Vista ended two years ago and its extended support will end three years from now, on April 11, 2017. In the extended support period, the OS will not get any free updates. For that purpose, users should go for paid subscriptions to continue availing such support. However, the software will continue receiving the security patches for another three years.

In case of Windows XP, even the extended support has ended. This means the software maker has totally abandoned or ditched the aging OS. In another three years, even Windows Vista will have to face the same thing. So, it is best to start migrating to newer PCs, at least to Windows 7. Even the Windows 7 mainstream support will end next year.

Those users, who are still using Windows XP and Vista, it is best to migrate to better, advanced, modern and above all new operating systems like Windows 8. Though Windows 8 is slightly difficult to absorb, there are many new and exciting features to try!

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Steps To ICS Xbox 360 With Vista

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If you are having an Xbox 360 that you wish to take online, you will have to connect it to the Internet. If your computer is powered by Windows Vista operating system, you will be able to easily do this by making use of the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) on your desktop. When you ICS a PC. It shares the Internet connection with another device. For example, an Xbox 360 gaming console can be bridged with the Internet connection of a computer, allowing the console to access Internet related features like Xbox Live. This means that your Windows Vista computer can act like a modem for your Xbox 360 game console. The steps to set up ICS in Windows Vista computer are very easy.

The Windows Vista help tips that are shared below will help you set up ICS on your Vista PC without encountering any Windows errors. You can follow these steps carefully to set up ICS in Vista PC.


  • Turn on your Windows Vista PC. After the PC has loaded successfully, you can connect your Xbox 360 gaming console to your computer through an Ethernet cable.
  • Click on the Start button and then select Control Panel. Select Network and Internet, and then select Network and Sharing Center.
  • Select Manage network connections. Right-click on your Internet connection to share and then select Properties. Type in your administrator password to continue.

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  • Choose Sharing, then select Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection to enable the feature.
  • Click on the Apply button and then on OK to confirm the setting changes that you have made in the above steps.

These are the simple and easy to follow steps to setup Internet Connection Sharing between your Windows Vista computer and Xbox 360 gaming console. If you have any doubts or confusions in any of the steps that are discussed above, you can contact the Windows Vista help and support team. They will be able to help you finish the steps successfully without encountering any errors. You can also contact the dedicated support team for Xbox gaming consoles to know more on these steps. They will help you to accomplish the task without encountering any errors.

Alternatively, you can refer to the Windows Vita support modules that are posted in the official Microsoft website to know more on the above steps.

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