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Wed
22
Apr
John Lister's picture

Windows 10 Could Be Out In July

A key PC hardware firm has let slip that Windows 10 will be ready at the end of July. That may not be the date the public will get its hands on the new system, but suggests that Microsoft has taken additional steps towards the final launch date. The ... timeline revelation came in an investor conference call from AMD, one of the leading makers of computer processors. Chief executive officer and president Lisa Su made reference to the company's forecasts - particularly, when it will need to supply processors to computer makers with respect to Windows 10 launch date. "What we also are ... (view more)

Tue
24
Mar
John Lister's picture

Windows 10 Upgrade For Pirates: Applies Worldwide

Last week Microsoft confirmed it will give users running pirated copies of Windows 7 and 8.1 a free upgrade to Windows 10 . Now it's revealed that offer has a big restriction, one that may undermine the entire purpose of the move. Windows 10 Upgrade ... For All Applies Worldwide The initial announcement appeared as if the piracy offer would only apply to users in China. Since then, however, Microsoft has made some clarified two main points. One is that the offer will apply worldwide, and not just in China. The move was controversial enough in piracy-ridden China, and even more so in countries ... (view more)

Tue
06
Jan
John Lister's picture

Windows 10 Upgrade May Be Cheap, Or Free

Unconfirmed rumors suggest Windows 10 may be free of charge for people already on Windows 8.1. An announcement may be coming later this month to clarify the pricing structure. Meanwhile, Microsoft has confirmed that only people on Windows 7 or later ... will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 directly, while those users running Windows XP or Vista will need to carry out a fresh install. The pricing rumors stem from a report by the Softpedia website. It's generally considered credible, but is only citing its source on the pricing structure as "some people close to the matter." ... (view more)

Mon
08
Dec
Dennis Faas's picture

Recovery Disk is Full; Can I Delete Files?

Infopackets Reader 'pthamilton' writes: " Dear Dennis, I have a Dell XPS M1330 laptop computer. I get frequently recurring messages that my D drive (recovery drive) is full. Can I delete files on my recovery drive? Also, if I upgrade to Windows 7 or ... Windows 8, will it stop the 'disk is full' error messages? Thank You. " My Response: In general, it is not recommended that you delete any files from the recovery drive, as it contains disk image files used to restore your system to default configuration when you first purchased the computer. If you downloaded or copied files onto the D drive, you ... (view more)

Tue
08
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8 Pro: Upgrade Benefits Explained

Here's a question we recently received from an Infopackets subscriber in beautiful Montana, "Dear Infopackets team, I'm thinking about buying a Windows 8 computer. But I'm not sure if I should buy one with Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro? And what's ... Windows RT? Can you please explain the differences to me? Thanks for the assistance, Molly C." My response: Technically speaking, Molly, those are the three different versions of Microsoft's newest operating system (OS), Windows 8. Windows RT is a trimmed-down version of the OS specially designed for portable devices with ARM chips. We're talking ... (view more)

Mon
26
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Ashampoo Burning Studio 12 Review

News Flash May 7, 2013: Spring has sprung, and here at Infopackets we're cleaning up on some great savings. Act now and save a sizzling 40% to 70% off Ashampoo's flagship software, Burning Studio 12 -- both full and upgrade versions! The offer is ... good only until May 22, 2013, so don't delay. To help you decide, we've compiled a full review of Burning Studio 12, with links to this great discount offer you'll find at the bottom of the page . Don't forget: proceeds if this sale support our website, staff, and writers. We appreciate your support! Confusion Now Eliminated; Burning Discs Made Easy ... (view more)

Wed
04
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8 Pro Available for $40: Microsoft

Microsoft will permit upgrades to Windows 8 Pro from any previous version of Windows for just $40. However, it's a limited-time offer and the price is good only for those downloading the new software from Microsoft's official site. Those who don't ... want to download the upgrade will be able to buy an upgrade DVD from stores for $69.99. There are only two versions of Windows 8 that can be bought outright: the basic Windows 8 and the more advanced Windows 8 Pro. Naturally, the 'Pro' version has features not found in the basic edition, including enhanced security. It's also better equipped for ... (view more)

Mon
02
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8 Upgrade: XP, Vista Users to Lose Settings

According to a new report, users of Microsoft's three-year-old Windows 7 operating system (OS) are the only ones who will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 without losing files or custom settings. For users of an older Windows OS, such as Windows XP ... or Windows Vista, this news may make the upcoming debut of Windows 8 somewhat less attractive. In a report released late last week, ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley showed off a Windows 8 upgrade guide which she says is based on information gleaned from sources within Microsoft. Full Upgrades Easy for Windows 7 Users Foley has learned that users of the home- ... (view more)

Wed
16
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows 8 Pro: New PC Buyers Could Save 90%

Earlier this week, reports emerged suggesting that consumers who buy a Windows 7 PC after June, 2012, would be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for a fee . Now there's more clarification on the offer: a new report indicates that the upgrade will ... cost those who can't wait and who buy a computer with the older operating system just $14.99. For some, the $15 charge won't seem like a lot of money. However, it's $15 more than what Microsoft charged buyers of new PCs to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7, in similar circumstances back in 2009. There was also no charge to buyers of Windows XP ... (view more)

Mon
14
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft's Windows 8 Upgrade Offer Disappointing

According to a recent report, consumers who buy a Windows 7 PC between early June and next January will be given the opportunity to upgrade that operating system (OS) to Windows 8 Pro. At the moment, however, it appears that this opportunity to ... upgrade will not be free. Back in 2009, Microsoft offered a similar deal when it released Windows 7 . At that time, buyers of PCs running the company's previous OS, Windows Vista, were allowed to upgrade to Windows 7, provided they purchased their PC between June and the end of 2009. Microsoft also offered this same kind of upgrade opportunity in 2006 ... (view more)

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