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Fri
25
Feb
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MS Rolls out Win7 Service Pack 1; Backups Strongly Recommended

As of February 22nd, 2011, Microsoft is officially in the process of rolling out Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to all Windows 7 users via the Windows Update (automatic) feature, as well as through Microsoft's website. Why a Windows Service Pack is ... Imperative In general, a Windows Service Pack is a method of bringing together multiple changes to the operating system. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 ("SP1") is a single download (also available on DVD) that includes all major and minor security and bug fixes since the original release of Windows 7, up to the last software update made available ... (view more)

Fri
05
Nov
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Acronis True Image 2011: Q&A From Readers

Since our recent review of Acronis True Image 2011 , we've received a number of frequently asked questions from our Readers. This article will answer those questions, namely: 1. " I live outside of the USA. Can I buy Acronis True Image 2011 (ATI ... 2011)? " 2. " Can I download 2 copies of True Image 2011 onto 1 PC for installation on a second computer at a later time? " 3. " Can I buy a copy of Acronis True Image on CD / DVD? " 4. " Can I use 1 copy of ATI 2011 on more than one PC? " The answers: 1. Yes. You can purchase Acronis True Image 2011 for the advertised price using USD (US Dollars) ... (view more)

Wed
03
Nov
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Acronis True Image 2011 Review

Since 2004, Infopackets.com has recommended Acronis True Image to its readers as -the- ultimate backup and disaster recovery solution for Microsoft Windows. There are many new exciting changes to discuss with True Image 2011, but first, let's start ... with the basics. What Exactly is Acronis True Image? To put it in simple terms, Acronis True Image is a backup program on steroids. In order to explain how it's different compared to other run-of-the-mill simple backup programs, let me explain what True Image does. With simple backup programs, you can only archive your files onto another ... (view more)

Mon
18
Oct
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Upgrade from WinXP to Windows 7?

Infopackets Reader 'Lou' writes: " Dear Dennis, In regard to the super discounted sale on Windows 7 currently available through Infopackets and Amazon.com, I have a question regarding the Windows 7 Upgrade DVD. Can I use the upgrade media disc to ... upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7? I thought we would need the Windows 7 full version to upgrade? " My response: Yes, you can most definitely upgrade from XP to Windows 7 using the "upgrade" version. Allow me to break it down into simple terms: Full Version of Windows 7 Vs. Upgrade Media If you're using the Windows 7 Upgrade disc (and ... (view more)

Thu
30
Sep
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Microsoft Changes Upgrade Policy on Internet Explorer 9

Earlier this week we reported that the upcoming Internet Explorer 9 web browser would require Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Since that post, it appears that Microsoft's website regarding this issue has been changed. For those who have already ... installed the Internet Explorer 9 Beta Edition, the installation process requires a Windows Update, followed by a restart of the operating system (OS). According to Microsoft's updated FAQ, the single most important reason for announcing the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 requirement was to prevent Internet Explorer 9 installations from requiring a system ... (view more)

Thu
17
Dec
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Windows 7 Upgrade: Top 10 FAQs from Readers

The last weekend before Christmas is vastly approaching, and so too is our super-saver deal on Acronis True Image 2010 at 25% off the retail price. I've received many (many!) questions regarding Upgrading to Windows 7 / using True Image 2010 over ... the past week. I have therefore compiled a Top 10 FAQ frequently asked questions and answers, which I hope will clear up some confusion. That said, I'd like to thank everyone who has purchased True Image 2010. Each purchase goes directly to support our website and staff of writers... and without your support, our website simply would not exist. ... (view more)

Thu
10
Dec
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Fresh Install of Win7: Importing Old Settings

This article is for users that want to move from an older copy of Windows to a fresh / new install of Win7 and who want to re-inject / maintain their old programs and settings without having to reconfigure everything manually. This article is a ... continuation of a series of other articles on Migrating to Windows 7. As such, I will assume that you have already used Acronis True Image 2010 to make a complete backup of your old Windows XP system , you have mounted the image as a virtual drive , and you are now ready to proceed with the reinstallation of your programs. Note that True Image is ... (view more)

Tue
08
Dec
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Migrating to Win7: How to Mount Your XP Drive Image

I've decided to put together step-by-step instructions on how to use Acronis True Image 2010 to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7. I'm doing this for two reasons: 1. We currently have a sale on Acronis True Image on our website at 25% off . The ... proceeds will go directly to support our site. 2. Most folks will have time during the holidays to perform the Windows XP to Windows 7 upgrade . It will take a few days to do because it will require you to do a fresh install of Windows. But before that you need to backup what you have and then be able to access the data later after Windows 7 is ... (view more)

Mon
07
Dec
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Upgrading XP to Win7: How to Make the Transition Easy

Acronis True Image 2010 has recently been released and if you plan to take the plunge to from Windows XP to Windows 7 -- or even Vista to Windows 7, for that matter -- you will definitely want to use this program. From Windows XP to Windows 7: My ... Experience When I moved from XP to Windows 7, I used Acronis True Image no less than 15 times to regain access to my previous Windows installation in order to extract files I simply forgot to backup. In one instance, I used True Image to rescue a configuration file containing 25 email filters I had previously used on my old Windows XP system. I sure ... (view more)

Fri
30
Oct
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Win7 Upgrade Trick 'Breaches License,' Says MS

Many users are taking up the offer for Windows 7 "Upgrade," which requires the user to have a pre-existing, legitimate copy of Windows 2000, XP, or Vista already pre-installed on the user's machine. However, Microsoft has recently confirmed it is ... technically possible to install an upgrade-only edition of Windows 7 on a machine that doesn't already have another version of Windows pre-installed. That said, the firm has also pointed out that doing so is an illegal breach of licensing conditions. Several websites have printed what they describe as 'workarounds', which use an upgrade ... (view more)

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