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Fri
06
Oct
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How to Fix: 'Windows Setup has Failed to Validate the Product Key' Error

Infopackets Reader Jill G. writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a Windows 7 Pro machine that we use at work which has a broken Windows Update. I have tried to do an 'upgrade repair' in hopes of fixing the issue, but the Windows installer exits immediately. ... The major issue we're facing is that our Windows 7 machine has new user accounts on it which we did not create - we suspect that it has become compromised because it has not downloaded Windows Updates in over a year. From what I read online, it is possible to upgrade from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8 Pro (not 8.1!) which will keep my programs and ... (view more)

Thu
17
Sep
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Windows 10 Home vs Pro: is it worth the Upgrade?

Windows 10 is a free upgrade to Windows 7 and 8 users until July 29, 2016; if you own Windows 7 or 8 Pro (or higher), then you can receive Windows 10 Pro for free. Conversely, if you own Windows 7 or 8 Home ( or anything less than Pro ) then you ... will by default receive Windows 10 Home as your free upgrade. With that said, Windows 10 Home users can also upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for a $99 fee. So, is the upgrade from Hone to Pro worth it? Here are some of the differences and whether they may be worth paying for. Fewer Forced Updates In Pro Edition Every feature in Windows 10 Home is part of ... (view more)

Mon
06
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Which Version of Windows 10 Will I Get?

Infopackets Reader Larry O. writes: " Dear Dennis, In regard to the free upgrade to Windows 10, I am confused as to which version of Windows 10 I will receive. I currently have Windows 8.1 Pro on my PC; will I get Windows 10 Pro? What is the ... difference between Windows 10 and Windows 10 Pro? " My response: This is a frequently asked question, so I will provide the answer for all PC users with Windows XP to 8. Windows 10 Home vs Pro First and foremost, there are two major consumer versions of Windows 10: Home and Pro. Windows 10 Home is targeted toward casual or "everyday" ... (view more)

Tue
24
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8.1 Disc Release May Cause Confusion

Microsoft is planning to release boxed copies of Windows 8.1, thereby saving new buyers from having to download the first big update to the Windows 8 operating system (OS). However, the boxed version's pricing and installation process may make it ... both confusing and unattractive for many consumers. The boxed edition of Windows 8.1 is being aimed at people who don't already own Windows 8 or any previous version of Windows. If you do have Windows 8 installed, you'll be able to download the update free of charge from the online Windows Store on October 18, 2013. The boxed version is seen as a ... (view more)

Tue
19
Mar
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Surface: Sales Very Slow, Report Suggests

Reports indicate that Microsoft has sold just 1.5 million Surface tablet computers since the device launched late last year. Surprisingly, it appears consumers prefer the newer and more expensive Surface Pro to the cheaper Surface RT. The Bloomberg ... financial news agency says three separate sources have provided it with Surface sales figures. Though not confirmed by Bloomberg, it appears these sources may be Microsoft staff. The sources claim the company has sold just 1.5 million Surface tablets so far, including 1.1 million Surface RTs and 400,000 Surface Pros. (Source: bloomberg.com ) It's ... (view more)

Mon
29
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'DupScout 4.5.18', and 'Eye Pro 2.0'

DupScout 4.5.18 DupScout is a duplicate files search tool for Windows computers. It allows one to detect and remove duplicate files, whether they are stored on local disks, network drives, or removable storage devices. The free version is very easy ... to use. A PDF manual is available for this program. http://www.dupscout.com Eye Pro 2.0 According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, computer vision syndrome affects some 90 per cent of people who spend three hours or more each day using a computer. EyePro is a handy Windows PC application that regularly reminds you to ... (view more)

Mon
23
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

'Microsoft IntelliType Pro 8.20.469.0', and 'JPEGsnoop 1.6'

Microsoft IntelliType Pro 8.20.469.0 Microsoft's updated IntelliPoint software enables Windows operating system users to customize the features of their computer's Microsoft keyboard and mouse. You can easily assign and then reassign keys to perform ... such tasks as: open a program, file, or Web page, or to perform other useful commands and even application-specific functions. It's simple to learn and easy to use. http://www.microsoft.com JPEGsnoop 1.6 JPEGsnoop is a free Windows application that can be used to examine JPEG and AVI image files. It can also be used to analyze the source of an ... (view more)

Thu
20
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'MycView 1.2.82', and 'Task ForceQuit Pro 1.0'

MycView 1.2.82 MycView was developed to automatically present a slide show of all the pictures in a given folder / directory using full screen mode. The program's interface is minimal, making it a quick and accessible tool for viewing thousands of ... digital photographs. http://myc01.free.fr Task ForceQuit Pro 1.0 Task ForceQuit Pro is an easy-to-use process management tool. Unlike the Windows built-in task manager, this one just gives you quick access to all your running applications. With just a single click, you can force them to terminate. It's that easy! http://softorino.com This freeware ... (view more)

Fri
12
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

'Microsoft IntelliType Pro 8.20.468', and 'ResEdit 1.5.7'

Microsoft IntelliType Pro 8.20.468 IntelliType Pro software enables you to customize the unique features of your Microsoft keyboard. You can reassign keys to open a program, file, or Web page, or to perform commands and application-specific ... functions. You can also disable keys and modify scrolling and zoom slider performance. http://www.microsoft.com ResEdit 1.5.7 ResEdit is a resource editor for Windows programs. The original purpose was to help C++ developers to create resource scripts. Now it can also be used to modify any resource in PE files and compiled resource scripts (res files). ... (view more)

Thu
11
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Is the Windows 7 Discount Pack Compatible with XP?

Infopackets Reader 'Gene' writes: " Dear Dennis, Regarding the Windows 7 super discount (set to expire soon) -- I see that the Windows 7 bundle being offered is for 3 (three) licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium. Can you tell me, is there a similar ... discount / offer for Windows 7 Pro? The reason why I ask, is because I'm told Windows 7 Home Premium isn't as compatible with XP software. Is that true? " My response: This isn't a simple yes and no answer, so allow me to answer this in detail. First: only Windows 7 Home Premium is being offered in bulk (3 licenses, discounted), and not for any ... (view more)

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