Sunday, December 21, 2014

It Is Time To Upgrade Your Computer To Windows 7

Microsoft terminated technical support and other updates for Windows XP this year. It is not safe to continue using the same, as it is prone to potential threats and hacks from intruders. Hence, it is best to upgrade your operating system to Windows 7 or Windows 8 or any other higher versions. According to OmniTech support reviews, it is best to upgrade to Windows 7, as it is far better than Windows 8 and the other Windows versions. You can seek Omni Tech support to upgrade your computers with ease.

Before you go forward with the installation, you need to check if the system requirements are met. One issue with Windows 7 is its compatibility with hardware. Windows 7 works only with specific hardware. You can check if the hardware requirements are met with the help of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. This utility will run a scan on the computer. In the end, it would recommend the upgrades to be done before installing Windows 7 in the computer. The upgrade advisor is free and can be downloaded from Microsoft’s official website.

Let us get started with the upgrade to Windows 7. There are two options to choose, you can choose either the Upgrade or the Custom Installation option. When you plan to upgrade from a lower version, you will have to choose the Upgrade option. In this option, you can retain the settings, files and programs installed in the computer as such. But when you are planning to install a fresh copy of the operating system, you can go for Custom installation.

When you go for Custom Installation, it will not store the files, programs and settings in the computer. Since you cannot retain all the information and data in the computer, you will have to take a backup before opting for the installation.

There are many editions available with Windows 7; hence, you can choose one of them according to your specific needs. The different editions available in Windows 7 are Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional Upgrade, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate Upgrade and Windows 7 Home Premium.

People using computers at home can go for the basic Windows 7 Home Premium. In this edition, video and photo sharing is made simple with the Windows Media Center. Meanwhile in offices and other corporate places, Windows 7 Ultimate is the most preferred OS, since it has many functionalities and features included when compared to the other editions. Hence, according to OmniTech support reviews, Windows 7 is the best OS choice whether it is for personal or professional use!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Procedure To Fix Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed

Windows 7 offers some of the best features for its users. That is why, over 50% of the desktop OS users in the world use Microsoft Windows 7. Agreed, it is one of the most solid Windows OS that Microsoft has developed till date. However, there are many problems that can occur in Windows 7, and annoy users often.

Sometimes, when you try to install any third party program in Windows 7 that uses an MSI file as the installer, you may see an error message on the screen saying: Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. Though the error message alarms most users, there is no reason to panic. There is an easy solution for the issue, and Omni Tech Support shows you how to fix the same.

  • First, click on the Start button located at the lower left corner of the desktop screen and enter Run in the search box.
  • When the Run dialog box opens up, enter cmd in the text area, and click on the OK button. It will open the Command Prompt window on your computer screen. 
  • If you are using the 32-bit version of Windows 7, enter %windir%\system32\msiexec.exe /unregister in the pop-up box, and hit Enter. This command will unregister the msiexec.exe file in the system, which is located at Drive:\Windows\system32 directory.
  • After that, enter %windir%\system32\msiexec.exe /regserver in the command prompt window and hit on the Enter key. This time, it will re-register the msiexec.exe file in the system directory.
  • If you are using the 64-bit version of Windows 7, enter %windir%\syswow64\msiexec.exe /unregister and %windir%\syswow64\msiexec.exe /regserver in the command prompt window, in the same sequence as mentioned above. Here, your msiexec.exe file will be located at Drive:\Windows\system64 directory
  • When done, type in Exit in the command prompt window, and press the Enter key. Restart your system to allow the changes take effect. 
When your computer reboots, it will be possible for you to install programs that use MSI installer files. The above mentioned steps work perfectly for Windows 7 computers. However, if you are not sure how to operate on command prompt, contact the Omni Tech support team for assistance, before something worse happens.