Microsoft Xbox 360 best-selling gaming console for straight two years

There is no doubt that Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is best gaming console. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 entertainment and gaming console held the title of being the best-selling console in the United States for stright two years (24 consecutive months) according to the NPD Group. In fact, Microsoft sold 1.4 million Xbox 360 consoles in just the month of December 2012, further proving the company’s dominant position in the gaming world.

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Microsoft’s Xbox 360 generated more than $1.27 billion dollars in retail spending, which includes games, consoles, and accessories just for the month of December. Microsoft expects 2013 to be another big year for their current console, and has more offerings planned for it later this year. This also may be the year that the company unveils a new brand-new console at E3 2013, but that’s certainly still up in the air at this point.

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The Xbox 360 even held seven of the top ten console game titles such as “Halo 4”, “Assassin’s Creed III”, “Just Dance 4”, “NBA 2K13”, “Far Cry 3”, “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” and “Madden NFL 13” were all popular titles on the Xbox console, for the month of December.

it was revealed that Microsoft had acquired app-maker Id8 Group R2 Studios, Inc. The company is headed by Sling Media founder Blake Krikorian, who will be joining Microsoft as part of the deal. The Xbox division of Microsoft will obviously reap the benefits of this purchase and only time will tell exactly what we will see from this new acquisition.

How to fix or repair Microsoft .NET Framework?

Microsoft .NET Framework is a set of libraries provided by Microsoft to schedule and run native applications on Windows.

The Microsoft has developed a framework that assists developer to work in a much preferred environment. The Micrsoft’s .NET framework accommodates in better development of application and it is provided with a Microsoft windows system.

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But there is problem in .NET framework that it easily gets corrupted, slowly and steadily the .NET framework stops working. The .NET framework does not get corrupted because of external virus, it happens because there is a windows bug that comes with windows updates and slowly eats away the .NET framework.

Why .NET gets corrupted?

More and more programs use Microsoft. NET Framework and Windows Update requires you to install the latest version. However, occasionally you may encounter problems when installing, updating or re-installing. Microsoft provides an official solution in the form of Microsoft. NET Framework Repair Tool, which analyzes the problem and solves it.

Here are few steps that would not just secure the .NET framework but moreover assist you in making better applications continuously.

Instructions to fix/repair an existing (Installed) .NET Framework :

1. First of all, You’ll need to know which version you are having in your system. You can know this by opening control panel and then add/remove programs. Most likely it might be one of the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1, 2.0, 3.5, 4.0 or 4.5.

2. Now, its time to start repairing work, this step is really important. Try to obtain the original installation source and simply reinstall it. Source might be a CD , DVD or pendrive.

3. Now, go to the “Run” in the Start menu and post the given command

H:dotnetframeworkdotnetfx.exe /t:c:temp /c:”msiexec.exe /i c:tempnetfx.msi REINSTALL=ALL ReinstallMODE=vomus”

and click OK.

4. Don’t forget to replace the *H:dotnetframeworkdotnetfx.exe* with the original path of source file in your system. Also, create a “C:temp” folder if you don’t have one.

Moreover, there is a windows tool that could be downloaded freely from the windows website and that has truly easier and automated technique for correcting and repairing the .NET Framework. The tool follows a simple four step method:

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  1. It attempts to troubleshoot the problem.
  2. It applies the fixes in spite of the fact that the fixes are connected just after fitting client consent.
  3. It attempts to repair the harmed and broken .NET framework
  4. When all of its work is done, it essentially gathers client’s log for future reference and moreover for academic research. However this is in addition done by legitimate client consent.

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One noticeable thing is that this tool is only for newer version of .NET system. For the older versions you’ll need to follow the above stated manual method.

Microsoft Zune Software free Download

Zune software is a digital media jukebox that puts your favorite music, videos, and pictures at your fingertips. Use Zune software to find great music on Zune Music & Video Marketplace and to sync everything in your digital media library to your Zune and Windows Phone devices. By installing this software, you will also be installing up to seven additional components which are needed for the update.microsoft-zune-4.8-software-free-download

The Zune software functions as management software for the device, a full media player application with a library, an interface to the Zune Marketplace, and as a media streaming server. Zune Software is used to sync with all devices with Zune functionality, including the Zune devices, Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8 and Microsoft Kin. Zune devices work exclusively with the Zune software and Marketplace.

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The Zune software organizes the media in its library and allows users to add to the library by ripping from CDs, syncing with a Zune device, and downloading from the Zune Marketplace. The Zune software also allows one to organize song metadata. It can automatically download album art and metadata tag data for content in the library.
On the PC, the Zune software streams files to other PCs, the Xbox 360, and other compatible devices. The Zune software also connects with the Zune social and keeps track of files swapped with other users.
The Zune software runs only on 32-bit Windows XP or 32-bit/64-bit, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Windows XP Professional x64 Edition is not supported.
Zune Software was succeeded by the Windows Phone App as a desktop sync service for Windows Phone 8. Windows Phone 7, Kin, and all previous Zune devices will still use the Zune software, which is still available for download on the Windows Phone website.

System requirements:

  • Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
  • 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
  • 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
  • Broadband Internet connection

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