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Thu
23
Sep
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Internet Explorer 9 before Win7? Don't Wait, Says MS

Microsoft has urged business users not to let the wait for the next edition of Internet Explorer 9 put them off upgrading to the latest edition of Windows. The company insists that waiting won't make the process any easier. 3 Reasons Why Businesses ... Are Waiting for IE9 While reviews of Windows 7 have been positive, it's clear businesses are taking their time to upgrade for a variety of reasons. Reasons for not upgrading to Windows 7 include: keeping spending under control because of financial concerns during the present economic crisis, cautiousness resulting from bad experiences with Windows ... (view more)

Fri
10
Sep
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Windows 7 Migration to Raise IT Costs, Say Experts

It seems that while the highly-acclaimed Windows 7 could ease headaches for IT professionals, installing the new operating system (OS) will prove costly for companies making the transition from the decade-old standby, Windows XP. Industry analysts ... Gartner in a recent study predicted IT budgets will balloon as more businesses make the switch to Windows 7. The report says many companies may need to divert finances from other sectors in order to help negate the cost associated with upgrading their OS. Software, Hardware Upgrades Out of Sync The big problem is that many firms will upgrade their ... (view more)

Thu
02
Sep
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Microsoft to Offer Win7 Deep Discount, Limited Time

Microsoft yesterday announced it was resurrecting one of the most popular Windows 7 deals to date: the Family Pack discount. The deal, which gives consumers the ability to purchase a trio of upgrade licenses for their shift from XP or Vista to ... Windows 7, will again be available in early October. It's easy to see why the Family Pack Windows 7 deal was so popular: for three licenses the cost is just $150 (or $50 per upgrade), the same as it was last year. Microsoft put the package together for several weeks following the operating system's October 22, 2009 launch, and seems ready to celebrate a ... (view more)

Mon
26
Jul
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One in Six WinXP Users Plan Windows 7 Upgrade, Poll Says

According to a new poll by tech blog PC Advisor, just one in every six users of Windows XP plan an upgrade to Microsoft's newest operating system (OS), Windows 7. WinXP SP2 Cut-Off Causes Concern PC Advisor's poll was based on Microsoft's recent ... deadline to end active support for Windows XP Service Pack 2, or SP2. That leaves fans of Windows XP who want and need security updates and support for their systems the option of upgrading to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (which should continue to receive support until at least 2014 ) or a newer operating system, like Windows 7, released last October. ... (view more)

Fri
18
Jun
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Windows 7, Office 2010 Now Dirt Cheap for Students

Microsoft is running a special offer allowing students to upgrade to Windows 7 for just $29.99. They can also buy a special academic edition of Office 2010 for $79.95 outright. The upgrade offer is for the Professional edition of Windows 7. That's ... effectively the midway point between Home Premium (the edition most home users will be running) and Ultimate (the most feature-filled and expensive edition for individuals). Compared with Home Premium, the Professional edition offers some extra features which might not appeal to students, such as easier company network connections, but one which ... (view more)

Wed
14
Apr
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Microsoft Kills Support for Early Editions of Vista

Microsoft has announced that it will no longer provide support for the first retail version of Windows Vista, which was released to manufacturers (RTM). The move is intended to force early adopters of Windows Vista to upgrade their systems using at ... least Vista Service Pack 1 or 2. Microsoft made the announcement on Vista RTM Tuesday. According to a spokesperson for the Redmond-based firm, "Today, Windows Vista RTM has reached end of support... End of support means that customers can no longer receive support benefits from Microsoft and will need to upgrade to a supported service pack (Windows ... (view more)

Mon
08
Feb
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Win7 RC Users Face Bi-Hourly Shutdowns, No Updates

Microsoft is warning that those who downloaded Windows 7 RC ( release candidate ) sometime between May and October of last year are facing bi-hourly shutdowns if they do not upgrade (or downgrade) their operating system. Microsoft offered its ... release candidate software for its then highly-anticipated Windows 7 operating system back in May 2009. It generated an unprecedented number of downloads, as users of Windows XP and Vista looked to the Redmond-based firm for something better. Windows 7 RC: to be Banned, No Updates Unfortunately for all those RC users, beginning February 15, 2010, ... (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)

Wed
11
Nov
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Win7 for Cheap: 3 Ways to Get Big, Legit Discounts

If you have yet to make the switch to Windows 7 , perhaps because of financial reasons, then you are wise. There are a number of ways to get your hands on the upgrade for a discounted price, proving once again that good things will come to those who ... wait. Here are some deals to help combat the "new release" sticker prices. 3-for-1 Windows Family Pack The first deal is the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack. Here, prospective buyers will receive up to 58 per cent off of the suggested retail price, if there are two or more PCs making the upgrade. The bundle consists of two ... (view more)

Thu
05
Nov
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Apple Targets Win7 Search with Google Ad-Bombs

With Microsoft grabbing all the headlines of late with its brand-spanking new Windows 7 operating system (OS), Apple has made its bid to turn consumer attention away from their Redmond-based competitor by employing the help of search titan Google. ... According to reports, search terms for "Windows 7 download" and even "Windows 7 upgrade" have triggered Google-sponsored links for Apple products. While some may think that an advertising campaign such as this is 'just business', others say that such a tactic is dirty. (Source: thenextweb.com ) Apple: Make the Switch to Mac Apple ... (view more)

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