Windows 10: Call alleged to be from Microsoft

Discus and support Call alleged to be from Microsoft in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I received a call allegedly from Microsoft. I was told they would service my license or cancel it within 48 hours. Is this a scam? The call I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by DonPocock, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. DonPocock Win User

    Call alleged to be from Microsoft


    I received a call allegedly from Microsoft. I was told they would service my license or cancel it within 48 hours. Is this a scam? The call I received actually listed my hone number as theirs calling me.Phone call allegedly from Microsoft

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    DonPocock, Jul 5, 2019
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  2. Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region


    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Jul 5, 2019
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  3. curatia Win User
    Microsoft Edge TLS Security


    After trying everything (not a lot of steps) listed in the Microsoft Edge support site, I did a wider search and found this very simple youtube video that fixed it immediately:

    For those who prefer not to click links the steps are simple:

    1. Click in the Cortana search bar next to the Win 10 Start button

    2. Type internet options

    3. Select internet options (control panel) from the list

    4. Click on the advanced tab

    5. Scroll down to the security section

    6. Make sure the following are all clicked:
    Use SSL 3.0
    Use TLS 1.0
    Use TLS 1.1
    Use TLS 1.2

    7. Click apply

    8. Refresh the page that was giving the error and it should now connect.

    Hope this helps, it was a 30 second fix after hours of pounding my head against the error with the Support site suggestions.
     
    curatia, Jul 5, 2019
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  4. Call alleged to be from Microsoft

    I keep getting calls from companies who allege that they are contract support companies on behalf of Microsoft

    I keep getting calls from companies who allege that they are contract support companies on behalf of Microsoft
     
    NickMansbridge, Jul 5, 2019
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