Waiting for Lumia 640 XL OS Upgrade

I am not eagerly waiting for updating my Lumia 640 XL to Windows 10. As per various reference on internet. Windows 10 Mobile is expected in December 2015. I have not tried Windows Insider options as it may hamper my day to day use. But I am very much excited to see my Phone getting updated to Windows 10.

I am already loving Cortana and some other features which Updated Windows 10 offers on desktop. My laptop upgrade was smooth and hence expecting same with my Lumia.




Secured Sites and Issues with Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, may of us love for user experience and many of us like me hate it. But still we use it. I am using Windows Vista on my HP Pavilion DV9731TX. I faced many hardware related issues. But all were fixed by HP under warranty.

Few days before, I discovered that I cannot access my office webmail. Initially I thought that there was some issue with office network or mail server. I called helpdesk. They said, we will look into it. After some time I check with my friends in office and they could access the site. So now, it was clear that problem was at my end. May be some issue with IE8. So I opened firefox, but I discovered that same thing is happening with other browsers too. So I started playing with browser setting, I restored original setting. But still same issue.

Then I decided to give a try with other https sites. At this point I discovered that I cannot access any secured site. i.e. https sites. I was frustrated. I called some friends, one of them said there might be some issue with your broadband connection. Other one was very sure that it is related to some virus stuff and update virus definitions. At the same time, how can I forget my best internet friend Google? So I started searching. I found many references on MS support site that IE8 has some issues with https, they gave 7 methods, I  almost tried each of them. Last one was to restore best setting for OS, So I tried a restore point dated a week back when I could access sites. But Sad smile It did not work. So I started virus scan and it could not run properly, It was stopping when it was scanning windows systems files. So a new problem. System hangs frequently. By this time I got frustrated.

Now tried some other way, I used Ubuntu 11.04 Live CD. Still no success. So Finally I called HP Support. After completing all formalities, we started discussing real issue. Guy was very cooperative initially. But we could not solve issue. So he started insisting me that you restore operating system and it will solve your issue. I argued with him that why should I do that and lose my application setup? He did not agree and said this is the only option. So I thanked him and ended the call.

I thought if I have to restore factory setting then why not to give a try on my own? So I restarted system, pressed F11, and started checking system. It asked for partition and hence I gave C drive as system partition. It started checking and after 17% completion, I gave message that there were some issue in sector related to file irprops.clp. I recollected that Virus Scan was hanging when this file scan started. In few minutes it said, it replaced this file and moved ahead. It took a long time to finish complete check. Then I simply restarted system, and clicked on my office webmail shortcut. Yahooooo. It worked.  I verified with other secured sites and everything was fine as it was. So there was No Virus issue, No system restore and no use of customer support centre. it simply running check disc utility. Winking smile 

I hope if you face any such problem, this article may help you to resolve issue. If you need any help, get in touch with me. So happy secured site surfing. Smile

Upakram Diwali Ank – Informative Online Diwali Ank

Marathi literary sphere has a long tradition of Diwali Ank (A special diwali edition of any magazine or newspaper) Reading Diwali Ank is as enjoyable as diwali itself and reading/buying Diwali Ank has become a part of festivities on Diwali.

To add to the Diwali Ank in print media; many online, free to read Diwali Ank have came up. One such online marathi Diwali Ank is Upakram Diwali Ank. Upakram (http://mr.upakram.org) is a marathi website known for informative articles and discussions in marathi. Upakram members have come up with their diwali ank which is available online at http://diwali.upakram.org The contents of this ank go with the nature of upakram itself, i.e. Informative articles on various subjects like art, literature, history, languages, social movements, science & technology, philosophy, current affairs etc. Also it has selected photographs which were taken by the members of photography community on Upakram. I request you all to visit this online diwali ank.

About Upakram:
Upakram (http://mr.upakram.org) is a Marathi website for writing and reading informative articles and discussions. (The website is available for more than a year so you can get a feel of it by looking at the articles/discussions already present.) Here you can directly type in devanagari without any typing tool/aid. There are various communities devoted to specific subjects or initiatives and share their knowledge and ideas online. Please visit http://mr.upakram.org for more. It’s quite easy to be a member and start writing informative articles or take part in any ongoing discussions or even start a new discussion.