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Windows 7 Pre-Order from Amazon.co.uk

Question: Windows 7 Pre-Order from Amazon.co.uk

Amazon has Windows 7 on Pre order as you may know. I have already pre ordered the Pro version for ?89 (price went up now) but today i saw this:

"Customers who buy an eligible copy of Windows Vista from Amazon.co.uk between 26th June and 15th October 2009 [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_84386313_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000321063&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=special-node-offers-3&pf_rd_r=1ZMDJ1T9KQJ22XM47DXW&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=470482053&pf_rd_i=B002DUCMTC"]are eligible for a free copy of the equivalent version of Windows 7[/ame] when it is launched. Click for details."

Now if you read closely you'll see that the equivalents for Windows 7 Ulti are:

? Windows Vista, Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1
? [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-Ultimate-Service-Upgrade-Version/dp/B0013O98SW/ref=amb_link_84355233_11?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=06RTA3J57S6S8KYPDDZV&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=470412993&pf_rd_i=1000321063"]Windows Vista, Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1, Upgrade Version[/ame]

According to amazon.co.uk again, if i buy Vista Ulti today (full) that would cost me ?166.53 and if i buy the upgrade version of Vista Ulti that's ?151.46.

As you know Windows 7 E Ultimate in Europe comes FULL (meaning no upgrade package available and also that's stated on amazon) so that means i can buy the upgrade version of Vista Ulti and on Oct 22th amazon.co.uk will send me the FULL version of Windows 7 Ultimate? Or there's a catch?

What do you guys think?

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 Pre-Order from Amazon.co.uk

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Answer: Windows 7 Pre-Order from Amazon.co.uk

Firstly, the only difference between 'upgrade' and 'full' versions is that with the 'upgrade' version you need a prior installation or DVD to install. (There are even ways round that.)
Secondly, if the free upgrade to 7 for Vista buyers is anything like what I went through with XP and Vista then I wouldn't bother. It will almost certainly be done by agents of MS through a voucher scheme, and last time it took quite a few months after Vista was released for the DVD to be delivered.

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I would like to see eBay and Amazon order list and order details

Answer:I want to see ebay and Amazon order list and order detials

I'm afraid we need more details than that, please...
Could you share the device name? OS version? How is the attempt to view being made: browser, app, etc? What happens when you try?
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Pre order W/8 from Amazon £49.99 which seems reasonable much the same as they charged for W/7.
Due for release in October
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-Pro-Upgrade-Edition-Vista/dp/B008GRKGXK/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1343974365&sr=8-1

Answer:Pre order W/8 from Amazon £49.99

If ordering use the free delivery if not it costs £3.30 extra for postage & packing.
If you can wait till October for it you can wait another 3 days for free delivery.
tems: £49.99
Postage & Packing: £3.30

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ive read the amazon FAQ to see if i can pay by phone but found no information, just for online purchases.My question is as a first time amazon buyer (im not registered) is can i look on amazon for what i want to buy, but phone them from my mobile to order the items? i always try and avoid online shopping, even though i know im %120 safe.So can you order by phone?Cheers

Answer:amazon.co.uk - order by phone?

As far as I am ware no, you cannot.I use Amazon regularly and in my experience they are 100% solid for online buying provided you ensure they are the suppliers not another seller using Amazon.

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But, it will not arrive till 30th January!

Amazon also lists prices for the three consumer versions of Windows Vista ? Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium and Windows Vista Ultimate ? as well as for Windows Vista Business edition. Pricing for upgrades to each of the editions also is listed on the site.


According to Amazon, Windows Vista Home Basic will cost $199 (about £105) for a new copy and $100 (£53) for an upgrade. Windows Vista Home Premium, a step above Home Basic in functionality, will sell for $239 (£126) for a new version and $159 (£84) for an upgrade. And Windows Vista Ultimate, the highest-end version of Vista for consumers, will cost $399 (£210) for a new copy and $259 (£136) for an upgrade, according to Amazon.com. Windows Vista Business will cost $299 (£157), while an upgrade will sell for $199 (£105).

Microsoft has said it will make consumer versions of Vista available in January, but it has not given a specific date or announced prices for the various versions of the OS. Yesterday, in a statement sent by email sent through its public relations firm, the company still would not confirm exact availability or pricing for Vista.
 

Answer:Vista available to pre-order from Amazon

Ha! old Billy boy ain't silly is he, this time he's got 3 flavours for the home consumer...

Home,
Premium,
Ultimate,

And one for the business boys....rather than calling it pro..

So most consumers are always going to want to go for the flagship model and thats the Ultimate edition.....for you sir that'l be £210 big ones please....No sir you don't wanna go for the poor lowly basic home model sir at £105 sir....You wanna go for the top model sir, the one everybodys buying sir.....The one that won't allow you to even rip one of your own Cd's and copy to a blank disc for the car sir..

No thanks Billy boy i'll stick with XP as long as i can, and in the meantime i'm learning all i can about Linux of which i have the ultimate edition sir...Oh the price sir, now where was i sir....
 

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What does it take to get an Amazon order off my purchase history or change its status from shipped to canceled? I placed an order in January that included one item with free shipping from overseas. It showed as being shipped a couple of days later with a March 2nd delivery by date. A few days later, Amazon notified me that the order was canceled by the seller and Amazon had processed a refund to my credit card. It turned out the seller marked the order shipped before shipping and then found a quality issue. They canceled the order at that time.

The problem is that the item is still showing up in my order history as shipped with the March 2nd delivery by date. My memory is not as good as it used to be. I was checking another order a few days ago and saw the item. Forgetting about what happened in January, I sent a "Where's my order" inquiry. The seller politely reminded me of what happened in January.

I reported the problem to Amazon and got kind of a canned response telling me I received a refund and should contact the seller about any remaining issues. I did that and their reply was that I got my refund and they were done dealing with it.
 

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Hello.

My brother has just opened the doc attached to this "Your Amazon.co.uk order has dispatched (#203-2083868-0173124)" in his computer and now Avast is constantly informing him that it has blocked access to an URL:
Code:
hxxp://37.139.23.200/V7wWamI [email protected] /iGqX$FPW LRt~b/[email protected]/qM8
He has a PC running Windows 7. I've run:

1. AdwCleaner v4.002 (attached is the log), there was one process that apparently needed cleaning and I cleaned it. I stopped my antivirus first as was suggested.
2. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (attached is the log), but it came out clean.
3. I've cleaned the entries suggested by CCLeaner.
4. After all that I've run Hijackthis (attached is the log). I don't know what to clean here unfortunately... there a lot of system32 entries which I'm a bit scared of deleting.

We're still getting that message from Avast about that URL so I guess it's still infected. I haven't found any information about this virus (not even the name). I don't know what else to do to remove it.

Could someone please help me out?

Thank you
 

Answer:Help with "Your Amazon order" virus

Update. I believe I fixed the problem.

I went to "msconfig" and checked the start up programs. Under it there was a file called 81AE.tmp that was loaded by rundll32. This entry - that was also on the registry but was not deleted by any of the different pieces of software I run and was not detected by Hijackthis or Malawarebytes - was related to that file that was created around my brother opened the .doc attached to that mail.

The file itself (81AE.tmp) was under: C:\Users\[my user]\AppData\Roaming\.

After stopping the execution of that process, and removing it from the registry (I can't remember where in the registry, I just searched for that value) and startup, I no longer had any further notifications by my Avast antivirus regarding blocked URLs.

Hope this can help others.

Cheers, Romina.
 

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I have an amazon.co.uk account and when I logon at the front screen on the Kindle app, it doesn't recognise it as a valid account.

Answer:When I try to logon to Amazon through the Kindle app, it prompts for an Amazon.com account, why?

Just checked and mine logs in using my regular Amazon account info. I would suggest a soft reset and try again.

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The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.

Answer:Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

Hi!

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

Non-solution:
I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

Solution:
For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with this ... Read more

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The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.

Answer:Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

Hi!

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

Non-solution:
I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

Solution:
For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with thi... Read more

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I have 400+ photos, all are in the same order by date created and by name, so no matter which way I sort them--by name or date created-- they are in the same order. When i view them with microsoft office picture manager, some of them -- about 20, at random throughout the list -- are out of order.

suggestions?
 

Answer:Photos in order on windows explorer; out of order on viewer

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This program called Program Files (x86)\Amazon\Amazon Assistant\aa.hta keeps popping up and I can't uninstall it and I tried on programs and features, but I never even downloaded Amazon Assistant (I think) because there is no uninstall option. How do I get rid of it?
 

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Hi,

I'm not sure if this is the right place to come to for this. For the last few days, I have not been able to access amazon.co.uk or amazon.com. My housemate (who I'm on the same wireless network as) can access it on his computer, but when I try on mine, I just get redirected to my Sony Vaio google search page saying it can't find it. I've done three scans for viruses etc and got nothing. I've reinstalled IE7 and all that's changed now is that when I try and access amazon, it now comes up as Cannot display page, so it's not even redirecting me to the Sony Vaio google seach page anymore.

I know amazon isn't down as my housemate can get it. Can anyone suggest what's wrong here? To me it's very bizarre and has never happened before.

Tim.
 

Answer:Problems with accessing amazon.co.uk and amazon.com

Start, Run, NOTEPAD c:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\HOSTS.

Select all and copy and paste to a message here.
 

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New Dell 8300 computer w/ Windows 7. All sites in Internet Explorer load fine with the exception of Amazon.com Comes up with Internet Explorer cannot show this webpage. I have used amazon allot & still would like too. Anybody have a clue?Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6126 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 940261 MB, Free - 895167 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0Y2MRG
Antivirus: CA Anti-Virus Plus, Updated and Enabled
 

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I've been trying for 2 days to set up echo on a friends pc running windows 7 and can't seem to get it to work. Is it compatible? Every time I try to download the echo app I get a message saying the app I'm trying to download won't work on this computer.
 

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^Service client amazon 01 84 88 04 19 contacter+amazon+france+service+client+amazon+france+
^Service client amazon 01 84 88 04 19 contacter+amazon+france+service+client+amazon+france+
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Help!
My Windows Media Player 10 is working for everything except it won't play the WMP samples at Amazon.com. If I click on a sample, there is a flash as if WMP is opening quickly, then closing immediately. There is no error message or anything.

I called the Amazon people and the person there had no answer. I looked through MS site and found nothing on this topic.

Any ideas? Will this problem disappear if I go to WMP 11?
 

Answer:Windows Media Player no go at Amazon

This maybe just a simple codec problem. Try downloading a codec pack. Or there could be a problem with amazon. Either way you should install MP11 as well. I'm using it now, it looks so much better than MP10 and it fixes some bugs.
 

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Not sure if this is the right bboard or not.I have just purchased a pavilion x2 detachable.Is there an app for amazon prime video as I want to download some material for my holiday but am having problemslocating it if there is one.ORIf I download to a micro sd can I then transfer that to to the hard drive? ( i have the facility to do this) 

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hi folks,

I am planning a new build and want to install Windows using a USB from Amazon. My question is will it already be uefi formatted? I've searched but have come up blank. If it isn't, should I purchase the product key instead, download the ISO file from Windows and the copy to my own usb stick which I can format to uefi?

My planned build is:
i7 6770K
Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5
GTX 1080
HyperX Fury 2133mhz 16gb
Samsung 950 Pro m.2 SSD nvme 256 gb (boot drive)
SanDisk SSD 960gb (storage)

Thanks for any help.

the Amazon link - Windows 10 Home 32-bit/64-bit English International: Amazon.co.uk: Software

Answer:installing Windows 10 Home using usb from Amazon

Yes, it should work with UEFI. It will come with a product key anyway which you can use with your own USB installation drives, for example if you make a new one when the next major build upgrade comes out (in July).

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hi folks,

I am planning a new build and want to install Windows using a USB from Amazon. My question is will it already be uefi formatted? I've searched but have come up blank. If it isn't, should I purchase the product key instead, download the ISO file from Windows and the copy to my own usb stick which I can format to uefi?

My planned build is:
i7 6770K
Gigabyte Z170x Gaming 5
GTX 1080
HyperX Fury 2133mhz 16gb
Samsung 950 Pro m.2 SSD nvme 256 gb (boot drive)
SanDisk SSD 960gb (storage)

Thanks for any help.

the Amazon link - Windows 10 Home 32-bit/64-bit English International: Amazon.co.uk: Software

Answer:installing Windows 10 Home using usb from Amazon

Yes, it should work with UEFI. It will come with a product key anyway which you can use with your own USB installation drives, for example if you make a new one when the next major build upgrade comes out (in July).

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Monday, I had reinstalled Amazon Music on my laptop.
Tuesday, the program was working fine

This morning, I start up my computer and I try to use it, and Windows tells me that the program does not exist. I go to C:\Users\***\AppData\Local\Amazon Music and I find that the exe file has gone down to 0 kb (so it was effectively deleted).

I am not sure what caused this. I recently (on Monday) ran a Kaspersky full scan and an MBAM threat scan (including a rootkit scan), and there was absolutely no issue.

Anyone know what is going on?

(Also, no one else has access to this laptop, so it cannot be someone else's mistake.)

Answer:Amazon Music somehow uninstalled itself on Windows 10

Hi leftisthominid.

I would check the logs from both products and see if they took action. I read you comment no problems detected.

Next I would crawl through event viewer. Not sure if you can Filter (search) on the word Amazon.

Ken

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Not sure if this is the right bboard or not.I have just purchased a pavilion x2 detachable.Is there an app for amazon prime video as I want to download some material for my holiday but am having problemslocating it if there is one.ORIf I download to a micro sd can I then transfer that to to the hard drive? ( i have the facility to do this) 

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Hello,
This is my first post, but I have used the site in the past to resolve other issues.
I am using IE 7 under Windows XP. The problem I am having seems to be limited to amazon.com. I can go to the site and select a category such as "Movies". Then I can open a result in new tab. But if I attempt to open another result I receive a message box titled "File Download - Security Warning". The window contains a message saying "Do you want to save this file, or find a program online to open it?" It then lists Name: ref=s9_simh_gw_p74_d0_g74_i1 (this varies from attempt to attempt) Type: Unknown File Type and From: www.amazon.com. This is followed by three buttons: Find, Save, Cancel. Of course I don't want to save anything, I'm just trying to open a window.
Thank-you very much for any help you can offer.

Answer:Amazon - trouble opening windows

Hello,I will be helping you with your problemsSome points for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability. Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post. Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process. Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, select Immediate Notification, and click on Proceed. This will send ... Read more

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I get a security warning every time I visit Amazon.It says ?The current web page is trying to open a site in your trusted sites list. Do you want to allow this?Current site click hereTrusted site res://ieframe.dllYes/NoIt usually takes three or four clicks on the ? yes ? button before access is allowed, As I navigate through the site I have to repeat this on every page and as you will appreciate it?s a pain, so much so that I now tend to avoid Amazon if I can.No other site is affected only Amazon.In tools on IE7 the security level is set to medium to high and Amazon is not listed in the trusted sites but neither are other shopping sites I use where I don't get a problemSystem is XP home.I?m reluctant to alter the security settings but would appreciate any suggestions.

Answer:Windows security warning on Amazon site

no problems here ie6 and xp projohnny

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I was installing updates of Amazon Music and I got that windows. Should I allow access or not? It's a desktop at home.

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Amazon.com has started taking early orders for Microsoft's long-delayed Windows Vista operating system, offering versions of the product from $100 to $399.

The retailer's Web site said the software will be available on Jan. 30, and an Amazon (Charts) spokesman said on Tuesday the date was an estimate based on informal conversations with Microsoft and others in the computer industry.


Microsoft spokesman Lou Gellos declined to comment on Amazon's pre-sale, saying the software maker is still finalizing its pricing model. It has not set a release date for the new version of Windows, which sits on more than 90 percent of the world's personal computers.

Microsoft has repeatedly postponed the release of Windows Vista, which is already five years in the making. Quality assurance delays have put off the consumer version of Vista until early 2007 - after the crucial holiday shopping season. Vista is due to ship to corporate customers in November.

Goldman Sachs analyst Rick Sherlund said in a note to clients that Amazon's pricing on high-end versions of the software was above his forecasts.

Vista will be sold in more versions than Microsoft's current Windows XP operating system, with different lines targeted at consumers and businesses.

Amazon's pricing ranges from $100 for a basic upgrade version of Windows to $399 for a full "ultimate" version of the operating system, according to the retailer's Web site.

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How is Amazon able to sell this Windows os version legally? Just Curious. I am not referring to Market place sellers.

Amazon.com: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging): Software

Answer:How is Amazon able to sell this Windows os version legally?

Standard retail OEM though Ultimate is now rare. No real risk with Amazon, mainly avoid eBay and lesser knowns.

Tiger Direct regularly has Premium for $89 and Pro for $120. Most consumers don't need more than Premium

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For some reason, every time I start Amazon Music, it runs for about a minute then crashes with no error messages or other signs of a problem. I am in the process of uploading my 22,000 song library to Amazon seeing as Apple and Google's equivalent services cost a lot more per year. I can't find a way of cancelling the upload to perhaps try and upload in smaller chunks, and I'm stuck on about 3,000 songs. Any ideas kind people?
 

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If I pre-order Windows 10 on USB Flash Drive from Amazon and it arrives on the shipping date, will the Microsoft branded flash drive be write protected to prevent erasing the original installation files preinstalled by Microsoft?

Answer:Windows 10 can be pre-ordered from Amazon on USB Flash Drive

The Dell Windows 8.1 flash drives were write protected. I don't see why Microsoft wouldn't write protect the ones they produce.

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I received a new laptop that I will be giving to my mom. At the present time it has Linux Mint installed. I need to switch it over to Windows, which would cost me $165.71 for Windows 7 Home Premium. For an additional $89.99 I could get a Windows 8 Upgrade. Before I pull the trigger on this, are there other ways of attaining Windows 7/8 at a discount or lesser price? I do not have Technet or Dreamspark access.
 

Answer:Purchasing Windows 7; any cheaper places than Amazon?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
 

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It just happens on amazon that i have to reduce my $ to 33%?
 

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Amazon Kindle won't run, it says I need an update. How do I get an update?

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Details and prices of the first home server running Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Home Server software were posted briefly on several online stores Monday. Systems are scheduled to ship Sept. 15 at prices starting at US$599.

According to listings on such e-tailing sites as Amazon.com, PCMall and onSale.com, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s MediaSmart Home Server will be sold in two models at prices of $599 and $749. The pair are identical with the exception of the amount of included storage: the $599 server contains 500GB, while the $759 unit offers 1TB.

Both servers will be powered by a 1.8GHz Sempron processor from Advanced Micro Devices Inc., and come bundled with HP's Photo Webshare software, an add-on to Windows HomeServer (WHS) that builds a photo sharing Web site and serves it from the MediaSmart box. None of the for-sales listings spelled out the amount of memory in the servers, however.



News Source: PC World

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Looks like Amazon is offering a free $100 gift card with the purchase of some of their Windows 8 tablets. Amazon.com: Acer Iconia W510-1422 10.1-Inch 64 GB Tablet with Keyboard Dock (Silver): Computers & AccessoriesAmazon.com: Samsung ATIV Smart PC 500T (Tablet Only): Computers & Accessories

Answer:Free Amazon $100 gift card with Windows 8 tablet

that would make me bite at the ATIV tablet if I were in the market. Isn't Samsung running an offer for free keyboard docks?

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I got a link from Amazon that they have the Chuwi HI8 8 available on Prime. 99 bucks. Giggity.
So in need of a 8 inch Windows tablet, I ordered one this morning. I plan an AMA when I get it so I'll keep you posted. I'm a little excited about getting this. Specs are not too bad since I'll likely use it for light to medium surfing and games like Red Herring in the office. Should be able to handle that with no problem. Windows 10 and Android 4.4 KitKat Dual Boost, Free Switch Intel Z3736F Quad Core, Max 2.16GHZ, 2GB DDR3L RAM + 32GB eMMC ROM, Support TF Card, Max 128GB 8 inch IPS Full HD Screen Display, 1920 x 1200 resolution, 283.02 PPI Dual Camera: Front 0.3MP,Back 2MP; Support Bluetooth 4.0,Wifi,Usb Port,Built-in Stereo Speaker,High Quality Microphone
Since it dual boots android, I'm sure I'll use it but my hope is I could switch out the expandable storage depending on what OS I'm using or maybe I'll get a 128 gig and call it a day, but we'll see. Giggity!

Answer:On Amazon: Chuwi HI8 Windows 10 Dualboot on Prime - Giggity!

That looks like a really nice device, especially since it dual boots. I'm looking forward to your review. 😊

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Hi,I've an approved RMA for full refund for an X230 that I'd purchased from Depot. The restocking fee was waived as I'd ordered another X230 (better EPP deal).I shipped back the unopened X230 and Lenovo acknowledged the receipt of the laptop on Feb 5. And since then there has been no update on my refund. I was told it would take 6 business days for the refund to be posted back to my account.Now it's over 2 weeks and when I contacted post sales support - this is the reply I got from them: *************Hi,We regret to inform you that i am unable to get any information on this order, I am still working on your order. Once we get the information on the refund i will keep you updated on the same For further assistance please feel free to email me back and i will be glad to assist you Regards *************So what are my options now. An answer like "i am unable to get any information on this order" from customer care themselves doesn't really inspire confidence with Lenovo. The second X230 that I'd ordered, has issues with the IPS display having a yellow tint and the touchpad being super jumpy. Had sent it to their repair center who unfortunately were not able to see the problems at first but later accepted the problem with the touchpad alone and they're getting the laptop re-imaged. Display is as designed according to them. They're sending it back now. Will wait and see. If I still see the display problem, will get it returned. Thank you Lenovo, for that amazing buyi... Read more

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Why does it say that I will receive the laptop 2 weeks from now when it says that I should expect it within 1-3 days?

Answer:Dell site says XPS 15 gets delivered in 1-3 days, the order date for my order is 2 weeks from now...

Generally when that happens there has been a burst of orders, or there is a part on back order and the sales site hasn't been updated yet.  The delivery times are just estimates and could be sooner or later depending on various conditions.

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 This is my Order Number: 2FFVLJI've always owned a Thinkpad for the past 10 years and am a staunch Thinkpad fan.  The R60 and Z60m have been reliable and faithful companions.  I have been recommending Thinkpad to my colleagues and friends.  Hence when I needed a new laptop, I went directly to lenovo's site and ordered a T510 (Web Special) on 4th August 2010 using a valid credit card.  For two days the status was "in process".  On Aug 6th, I was unable to login in usng the cust no and order no to see the status.  When I called the sales customer service, I was informed that the order was cancelled from lenovo's side.  They pointed me to the credit card department for further information.  When I called the credit card department, they claimed information mismatch as the reason for the cancellation but they could not point out what exactly was the mismatch.  I can assure you that the card is valid.  Currently I'm not able to place another order for the same model from lenovo's site as it is no longer available.  This is very regretful as I was really looking forward to getting my laptop of choice.  I tried calling the sales dept but they are not available as it is weekend now (everyone needs a break )  So I have emailed them for help.  I'm yet to get a response.  This has been a nail biting experience.  I'm anxiously waiting for the response from the sales dept.   Will it be possibl... Read more

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Underscoring just how broken the widely used MD5 hashing algorithm is, a software engineer racked up just 65 cents in computing fees to replicate the type of attack a powerful nation-state used in 2012 to hijack Microsoft's Windows Update mechanism.
Nathaniel McHugh ran open source software known as HashClash to modify two separate images—one of them depicting funk legend James Brown and the other R&B singer/songwriter Barry White—that generate precisely the same MD5 hash, e06723d4961a0a3f950e7786f3766338. The exercise—known in cryptographic circles as a hash collision—took just 10 hours and cost only 65 cents plus tax to complete using a GPU instance on Amazon Web Service. In 2007, cryptography expert and HashClash creator Marc Stevens estimated it would require about one day to complete an MD5 collision using a cluster of PlayStation 3 consoles.

 

Crypto attack that hijacked Windows Update goes mainstream in Amazon Cloud
 
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Answer:Crypto attack that hijacked Windows Update goes mainstream in Amazon Cloud

 
"So I guess the message to take away here is that MD5 is well and truly broken," McHugh wrote in a blog post headlined How I created two images with the same MD5 hash. "Whilst the two images have not shown a break in the pre-image resistance, I cannot think of a single case where the use of a broken cryptographic hash function is an appropriate choice."

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im interesting with Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version product on amazon, i've read many reviews, but im still not satisfied with it.
anyone can give me more reviews ? i saw it here http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-8-1-Full-Version/dp/B00EDSI7QO
and also need an advise, interesting to use it for my job.
thanks
 

Answer:im interesting with Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version product on amazon, i've read

Re: im interesting with Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Full Version product on amazon, i've

Hello and welcome to Major Geeks.

You will get many different views and reviews regarding Windows 8.1.

Depending on what you are using now, it will take a little or a lot of getting used to.

Personally, I really like it. It's much faster than my Windows 7 ever was and it's very stable (as was Win 7).

It would help to know what you want to use it for. If you are thinking of upgrading your current operating system to Win 8.1, you will want to make sure your computer is compatible.
 

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Hi there, I used Glary Utilities and was able to remove some unnecessary apps. However, after I removed Amazon 1Button App its icon still appears in 'Programs and Feature' but uninstall option is not available, only change or repair. When I try to change or repair, its not allowing saying the source .msi file is not available. Any suggestions appreciated as to how to remove this amazon feature completely. Also, any suggestions as how to correctly clean all the 'junk' from Windows 8 would be appreciated too.

Answer:amazon 1button app - unable to remove icon from programs/features windows 8

sorry...can you give me the link...I mean specifically?

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I've upgraded my T440 to Windows 10 and the latest mousepad driver seems to be giving me issues. With the Synaptics driver 19.0.17.27 installed, trying to select a new window to make it top most will often fails. That window will hide behind other windows. If I try to uninstall the Synaptics driver once, the window z-order issue will be fixed, but the driver is like half uninstalled and most mousepad function will no longer work (2 finger stroll, right click, button press)  The input cursor will also jump around too while I tried to type. Is Lenovo aware of this issue? I think I've seen another person in another forum mention this.  This is becoming quite frustrating for me.

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We have until July 11 or so to pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional for about 1/2 price ($50 and $99 respectively). Which version would you put on your s10?When I look at the feature comparisons it looks like Windows XP mode probably is the only thing I'd use from Professional that Home Premium doesn't have. Or is there other stuff in Professional that they aren't mentioning?ggeinecMessage Edited by ggeinec on 06-28-2009 12:21 PM

Answer:Windows 7 pre-order

As far as I know the Windows XP mode (Windows Virtual PC) requires the virtualization technology Intel VT or AMD-V. The N270 does not support this feature and therefore it should not work on the S10. The Professional Edition also features the offline files for network shares, for my opinion a necessary function for mobile devices. Anyone else?  Greetings Carsten

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Answer:Can I order Windows

Hi, I do not have any of the CD's I received along with Aspier desktop I brought in 2011. It looks problem with desktop and needs Windows 7 re-installed or repaired. Can I order the Windows Install disks from Acer? Thx DD

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Dear MS support, 
I have the following situation and really appreciate if you can provide any guidelines. I'm working on a windows machine with two adapters. Will try to summarize it here :
1- NIC#1 has ipv4 only enabled and it has one dns server. Plus a default domain name of test.com.
2- NIC#2 has both ipv4 and ipv6 enabled. Plus a default domain name of test.com. [there are a valid ipv6 dns server too].
3- All the interfaces has the following dns suffixes enabled :
hyari1.com
hyari2.com

Problem
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When i try to resolve a name without a domain. I get the following behavior :
1- First i see an ipv4 dns query on NIC#1 to the name appended with the domain test.com and i get no such name for that one which is expected.
2- Instead of trying the next dns suffixes on that interface i see that the dns resolver jumps to the ipv6 dns server on NIC#2 . And here is my Problem, why it didn't continue to resolve all the suffixes on NIC#1 .

Please notice that in the binding order. NIC#1 appears before NIC#2.  

is this expected and why ?

Moh.

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Answer:Can I order Windows

Hi, I do not have any of the CD's I received along with Aspier desktop I brought in 2011. It looks problem with desktop and needs Windows 7 re-installed or repaired. Can I order the Windows Install disks from Acer? Thx DD

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Alt + Tab order runs in order of most recently used (MRU) to least recent.  I want to change this order to a static order that I opened each program.
Example:  I open program 1, 2, 3, 4.  If I'm on window #1, I alt+tab, I go to window #2, I alt+tab again I go to window #1, I alt+tab, again I go to window #2.  From what I read this is called most recently used (MRU) order.
I would like to start on window #1, alt+tab, go to window #2, alt+tab, go to window #3, alt+tab, go to window #4.  I have no idea what this is called and thus searching for an answer is hard.

Please and thank you.
Also hotkeys/macros might be a work around but I don't know how to set that up and the total number of open windows is variable...

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Good morning all:

I just found a fantastic deal on Windows 10 DVD ($89.99 Home and $129.99 Pro) that might be of interest to those who are planning to buy a retail copy of Windows 10. If you find a deal, post it here . . . we all need a good deal!

Newegg.com - Windows 10 Preorder, $229.99 Intel Core i5-4690K Processor, $189.99 27 IPS Monitor w/ FREE SSD

Answer:Pre-Order Windows 10

They've had the Wi10 OEM on the site for a few weeks now,, but that is a good deal.

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Seems that proices are already going up. On this site click here W7Prof is offered at about £180 and yet I ordered mine for £78.23 + p&p and yes, I have checked that it is W7Prof edition.

Answer:Windows 7 Pre-Order

As you will see from this click here the cheap pre order was only for a limited time only and all the promo material quoted " Stocks are limited"You seem to have been very lucky to have got it for £78

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45M3453 VBB G.WIN.7PROF.W/XPDOWNGR I recently ordered online a SL510. Above is the order line for Windows version. Question is, did I order Win 7 with the WinXP downgrade option for a later date, or will it be shipped with WinXP already installed? Thanks, RED in NC

Answer:Which Windows did I order?

Hi RED, Welcome to the forum!I think it will come with Win 7 installed with downgrade CDs for XP nonetheless you should call them to confirm it.Hope it helps.





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Answer:What does my computer need in order to upgrade from windows XP to a windows 7? How many bytes, ?etc.

These are the minimum requirements for Windows 7:
? 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor*
? 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
? 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
? DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver
For more info, you can visit the official Microsoft Website: Upgrade to Windows 7 - Microsoft Windows
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread... Please see this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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When W7 was due for release there was a pre-order offer available for two weeks where you could buy it at a heavily discounted price (?44)
Are there any available offers like that available for W8 or have none been announced yet?
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Answer:Any Windows 8 pre-order offers?

It's far too early for anything like that yet.

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Hey everyone, I apologize in advance if I won't be able to answer all of your questions, but I'll try my best. I'm not an Active Directory Administrator, but I know a little.

Currently in our Windows Server 2003 environment, our users were experiencing slow response times on certain applications. It wasn't until we noticed that our consultants didn't have the same issue, and we traced it to the fact our users have a Home Profile set that maps an H:\ drive to their home folder.

All of our corporate systems are housed in a hosting facility and the users use clients installed on terminal servers there to access those applications. So when a user is logged into those terminal servers, their home folder will be across the WAN and the response times will be very slow at times (depending on users internet traffic and other things).

We think the issue is a Windows problem with DLL Search Order, but we can't pinpoint the resolution.

The way we determined this was by running ProcessMon from SysInternals and view what was going on. When we launched the application, it was searching for a particular DLL (XYZ.DLL, for instance). In ProcessMon, you would see a bunch of lines where the result was "NAME NOT FOUND", but the order looked something like this:

1 - Folder where Executable was launched
2 - C:\Windows\system32\xyz.dll
3 - C:\Windows\system\xyz.dll
4 - C:\Windows\xyz.dll
5 - H:\Windows\xyz.dll
6 - Folder where Executable w... Read more

Answer:Windows DLL Search Order

So where actually is the dll? I would say put the DLL in a place such that it would be found near the top of the list, before it even attempts to go to the H:
 

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I just came across this on newegg.com Not a bad deal really. So many are using Windows 7 RC and love it.
I might actually take advantage of this offer.

Newegg.com - Pre-Order your Windows 7 Now!

UPGRADES: "not retail or OEM"
Windows 7 Home Premium = $49
Windows 7 Professional = $99

All Editions of Windows XP and Windows Vista? qualify you to upgrade.

If this has been posted my apologize.

Answer:Pre-order Windows 7 and save over 50%

Microsoft Sets Windows 7 Pricing, Upgrade Programs - Computer Forums

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I preordered this on Newegg.com, i hear people have already gotten their copy from other retailers but does anyone know if Newegg is going to ship early or wait till Thursday just to start shipping.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Pre-Order People

Anyone selling or even shipping it is breaking their agreement to MSFT is my understanding. The boxes are even marked up with huge red stickers "do not sell or display till 10/22 street date".

http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/04/windows-7-retail-boxes-hitting-stores/
 

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Hey guys, they have a promo for the upgrade version of win 7 at FS
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10126082
Would it be safe to assume that this copy is also contains the full version as well just like Vista?
Is it worth it or should I just wait until I get a full copy?
Thanks
 

Answer:Windows 7 pre order at Futureshop

This question has been answered several hundred times in threads just like this that are scattered on page one.

r u new her?
 

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hi again.... this windows install has not gone well, when i left the boot order as it was, 1st A drive, 2nd cd, and 3rd c drive.....each time it started it asked for the boot disk, so i have changed them to, 1st c drive, 2nd cd drive, and 3rd A drive...now when i start it the damn thing says"not bootable CD-ROM"INSERT BOOT DISK AND PRESS ANY KEYWhat am i suppose to do..........thanks

Answer:windows 98 boot order ????

To install Win98, just use bootup sequence A,C (or am I missing something?). More details?

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I am a little confused about which version of Windows 7 professional to buy as far as 32 bit and 64 bit. I would like the 64 bit but Is It compatible with my computer? and how can I tell?, I know I am running 32 bit right now, But the Million dollor question Is can I run 64 bit on It. I would like the Windows 7, 64 bit so I can load my Computer up with maximum ram. I am running a duel core processor so It should be compatible with 64 bit, One other question Is When I go to the website to pre-order Windows 7 I do not see an option to buy 64 bit, So what are you getting when you want to order a version, 32 bit or 64?. I  am assuming the standard Buy Is 32 bit.

Answer:Another Windows 7 pre order question.

1. Quick way to check your processor to see if it's 64 bit (should be, but won't hurt to check anyway)...download SecurAble program from this link ... http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/SecurAble-Download-73409.htmlRun it, and if you see it says "64 Maximum Bit Length", then you are able to run 64 bit windows. 2. I'd like to know what website you are planning to preorder windows 7 from. Anyway... According to the FAQ via this link ... http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/pre-order-faq.aspx, Microsoft says that "You?ll get both. Windows 7 Home Premium and Professional packaged products include both 32- and 64-bit discs. " So ou'll get the 32 bit and the 64 bit versions of windows in one package  and you can just install whatever edition that you want (and are able to)

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i have pre- ordered two copies of the w7 home premium. one from amazon and one from staples at the cheap price.what i was wondering is does anyone know if we have actually paid for these yet or will our credit cards be charged on shipping? i.e octoberi suppose i'll find out when the bill comes in of course...

Answer:windows 7 pre-order payments

Actually Amazon did state at the time of ordering that Payment would not be taken until the time of shipping

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Hi,
I just installed Windows 7 RTM 64bit twice and notice something weird.
Hard Drive Order: (I have them setup in port order; port 0, port 1, port 2, etc....)
HD: 5 HD - port 0 is WD Raptor 150gb(primary part); rest are all 500GB and all identical in firmware and all setup for primary partition.
All HD are SATA and IDE is disable in the BIOS.

1st Installation:
BIOS: AHCI

After Win 7 installation, I see port 0(Raptor 150gb) as C:\ because that s where I install Win 7 onto. However, Port 1 is E:\, Port 2 is D:\.

Why is that?
2nd Installation:
BIOS: RAID
After Win 7 installation, I see port 0(Raptor 150gb) as C:\, port 1 as D:\, port 2 as E:\, etc..
CORRECT!!!
My understanding would be 2nd installation is correct regardless of BIOS being set to IDE, AHCI, or RAID in the BIOS. However, seems Windows 7 wants to do its own way when it's setup for AHCI. I understand Primary partitions comes before logical, but all 5 HDs all have primary partition only.

MB is Asus Rampage.
Any idea why?

Thank You!
 

Answer:How does Windows 7 determine the order of the HD?

That happened to me also. I just went to disk management (diskmgmt.msc) and changed all the drive letters to what I wanted them.
 

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Over the past week or so. I've run into a problem that the system on reboot hangs on loading the operating system. The fix
for this issue is to boot the system and hitting the F12 key. This brings up the change boot order menu. Then you just tell it to boot from the first disk and it boots up.

Thanks
RAC

Answer:boot order windows 10

Glad you found the solution!

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Microsoft are apparently offering the FULL RETAIL versions for £49/£99 if you pre-order before 9th August. However, reading their FAQ page, they state that you need to be running an already installed version of XP or Vista, which suggests that it will act like an upgrade version which will check your currently installed OS before performing the install. Can anyone clarify? Could I build a new system and install the discount version?

Answer:Windows 7 pre-order discount

"Could I build a new system and install the discount version?" - Yes.Please see this post too: Pre Order offers - Retail or OEM - click hereWindows 7 Forum: click here. G

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Get your Windows 7 preorder now

http://store.microsoft.com/home.aspx

*Important Pre-Order Details: Pre-order is available from June 26, 2009 until October 22, 2009.
*Special promotional pricing for Windows 7 is a limited time offer, while supplies last, and is limited to six (6) copies per customer.
*A credit card is required for pre-order, but your card will not be charged until your order is shipped or the product is made available for download.
*On or about October 22, 2009, you will receive e-mail with information about how to redeem your order.

Edit title fixed, many thanks

Answer:Windows 7 Pre Order is live

I think the upgrade is a good choice...

Is it possible to do a clean install and register the key with upgrade?

Wat kind of licence comes with this Upgrade? OEM or Retail?

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As Windows 7 hits the shelfs for pre-order this week I was wondering if anybody knows how long the offer stands? I am going with amazon as they are offering the best deal that I have found with 70% off the UK price ?44.97 + free delivery. If anyone knows of a better price or my above answer I would be very grateful. JR

Answer:Windows 7 Pre-Order Best UK Price

It seems Amazon's ?44.97 is the best price. Neowin
The offer would be valid until stock lasts (quantity not known), or until a certain date. What I'm reading is that France will be getting 76000 copies of Win 7 E. No word about UK althogh.

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Re-doing my win 10 Install soon, was wondering whats the best order step by step to install windows 10 drivers windows updates etc...windows 10 first duh, 2nd is what mb drivers? or windows updates THEN all other drivers?

Tankies in advanced
 

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This is going to sound like a dumb question, but are the current versions of Windows 8 only upgrades from an older version? Microsoft haven't made this very clear, since I don't understand the difference between Pro and Pro N?

If you guys could tell me the difference that would be great.

Windows 8 Pro

Kind Regards,
Saint Andrew

Answer:Regarding Windows 8 pre-order versions?

Hi Saint Anrew,
Welcome to the forums, Pro N doesn't have the windows media player, only upgrade versions are available for pre-order at the moment.
Windows 8 retail packaging revealed - SlashGear

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Right here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp2/cdorder/en_us/default.mspx

Answer:Order Windows XP SP2 on CD (Free)

Thanks Mac

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I have 3 hdd. All of them are sata and i can see the corect order showed in BIOS:
Disk 0 - WD 500GB
Disk 1 - WD 1TB
Disk 2 - Samsung 1TB

Right from the instalation part windows does not see the corect order.
Disk 0 - WD 1TB
Disk 1 - WD 500GB
Disk 2 - Samsung 1 TB

Any ideea why?

Answer:Windows does not see correct hdd order.

Windows sees the order based on the Boot Order in BIOS.
BIOS sees the order based on the SATA port they are hooked up to.

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Kind members of this forum tried to assist with my nerp problems but still no luck. I am on my third fresh in stall of windows and am now wondering if it is a bios problem !Fresh install of windows xp from hp supplied disc.Everything okay so far, try to install nero or deepburn and everything goes pear shaped. Freezing, slow mouse, freezing of nero or deep burn...BiosMainFirst channel device O Maxtor HDFirst channel device 1 NoneSecond channel device 0 NoneSecond channel device 1 NoneThird channel device 0 DVD writerThird channel device 1 DVD romAlso no response from DVD writer which is in fact only a cd writer. No opening of tray or anything else. DVD rom works okay.Any ideas at all please.Thanks in hope

Answer:windows xp bios order

Have you installed the motherboard drivers before installing any software.

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I was just charged for my copy of Windows 8 about an hour ago. Wonder if they are shipping early to get it here by Friday.

Answer:Newegg Windows 8 Order

I never order Windows online, always head to Walmart and pick it up. I remember getting Windows 7 Home Premium on opening day, grabbed the last copy on the shelf. But, I plan on going to the store again to pick it up.

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June 26th I went to Microsoft site and from there went to Walmart and pre-ordered 2 copies of the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for 99.92 each. On the 10th of this month Walmart emails me and tells me that my order has been cancelled. After several emails and phone calls, they tell me that it is their policy to check with the credit card company every 30 days for verification. They tell me that in July they check and am good to go. They check again in August and am good to go. They check again and am denied by my credit card company. I would think that to my credit card company, it would appear that someone has tried to make this same purchase three times in three months and my card company has gotten suspicious.
So in essence, would it appear that because of Walmart's ****ed up policy, this purchase that I had thought was going to cost me 200.00 is now going to cost twice that.

Anyone else had this lousy experience with this lousy outfit....just curious?

Answer:Windows 7 Pre-order from Walmart.com

No, but I'm sure there are more ppl than you who have maxed out there credit card. And you know the business can not charge the CARD until they can verify the product has/can be shipped. That is to protect you as well as the shipper. In this case Walmart.
Last time I checked you can still PRE-Order from Several 3rd party org over the internet... under the same they can not charge until they can SHIP.

I thought the $99.00 release was the DOWNLOAD version.
guess I was wrong.

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How do I change the order of programs that open during start-up?
 

Answer:Change start-up order in Windows XP

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Does microsoft have a checking program for its files ? Are they all there ? Are they all in order ? If not such a program would be useful.

Answer:Is my Windows 10 installation completely in order ?

Yes: it's called SFC - System File Checker and is par of the M$ OS family from Vista upwards. and it's part of the OS and thus "free..."These links will tell you more abut how to use it:http://tinyurl.com/qzeahhbhttp://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...http://tinyurl.com/jpknf3s

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In other verisons of windows the tiles on the taskbar would be in order from time. If i opened Google Chrome, and then Adobe, and then another Google Chrome instance it would look that way. Now however it "groups" the two Google Chrome ones near other, and the Adobe one on the left. Anyway to change that?

Answer:Change order of taskbar windows?

Right click the Taskbar, then click Properties. Then select 'Never Combine' next to 'Taskbar Buttons'.

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I want to order a cd of this version of windows. I'm skipping windows 7 for now because it is too expensive. can i order it via cd?...will it come with an application cd to install important programs and applications?

Answer:How to order Windows XP Service Pack 3?

SP3 no longer is available on CD . . you can download the iso here and make your own.

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I have a new box with my first installation of Win 10 and I am trying to figure out the start menu interface. I downloaded and installed Firefox and the installer package created a start menu shortcut with a name of "Mozilla Firefox". Fair enough, but I am used to having it on a start menu sorted alphabetically with the short name "Firefox". So, I went into c:\programdata\Microsoft\windows\start menu and did a rename, which worked fine.
The problem is that Firefox still sorts in the "M" group as if it was still name Mozilla even though the icon reads Firefox and should, logically, sort with the "F" group. Is there a fix for this?

Answer:Start menu order in Windows 10

I dont think there is a fix for this, but perhaps some one else here may know ...

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HiI don?t think this is possible ? but I?ll ask anyhow?Are you able to change the order of windows opened in the toolbar ? across the bottom of the PC? i.e. If I have Outlook open, and a couple of folders, and a few web pages ? can I drag them or anything to change order?Thanks

Answer:Move order of windows in tool bar

Do you mean change the order they are displayed on the taskbar from left to right? If so this program "Taskbar Shuufle" will do it and it's free (click here) it works with Vista and XP, Windows 7 has the ability built in.

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I have made an order for a USB-Windows 8.1 64-bit Recovery Kit, my card HAS BEEN CHARGED, and I still have not recieved a recipt for the order, NOR can I go through the order status in the hp us store website. This is essential, as I have a 3rd party warranty on this product, and it is already in the process of being repaired of a Hard Drive failure. I cannot very likely get this cost covered with a screenshot of the confirmation that was shown after the order was placed, with only the part name, the cost, and the order number. 

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Hi. Which ot these two systems I should install 1st? I want to have 8 installed normally and 7 on vhd.

Answer:Windows 7 and 8 on the same computer. Installation order.

Take a look at those tutorials:
Clean Install - Windows 8
VirtualBox - Install Windows 8

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I read some guides that tell you to go into your bios when your pc starts up and make sure the cd-rom drive is listed before the hdd in the boot sequence. I did this, but it turns out my reinstallation disc is a dvd. Therefore, it didn't work in the cd-rom drive. I then put it in the dvd rom drive and tryed to get it to detect it first that way, but that didnt work either becase the dvd-rom drive isn't even listed in the boot sequence devices. I'm positive the dvd-rom drive doesn't count under the usb/cd-rom choice as I went into boot setup and tried to make it boot from there, and that did not work. What do I do?

Answer:Trying to reinstall windows in order to format hdd, help

I may be wrong but hit F10 after the BIOS screen flashes and I think that you can select to boot from CD/DVD... I'm not too sure though....

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Hi there. I noticed that Windows (even Win 7) loads items in a weird order. For instance it loads an email notifier and a weather notifier before it has loaded the network connections (access to the internet). Is there a way to change that order somewhere? I have looked at MsConfig, but do not see any indication there. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Answer:Can you change Windows 7 boot order?

No doubt there is a reason why Windows chooses to load stuff in a certain order and we would be very foolish to think we can do it better.If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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http://www.microcenter.com/storefronts/microsoft/windows7/preorder.html
 

Answer:Micro Center Windows 7 pre-order $39.99

Great deal! It ends tomorrow however which seems a little short. I wouldn't be suprised if these deals are around for a while. Microsoft has to EVERYTHING in its power to get Windows 7 into the hands of as many as possible and leave Vista in the past.
 

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how can I put files in the order that I want ( not related to sort by name, size , date ....ext)

If I have files name 1, 2, 3 , in XP and vista I can put then in the order 2 3 1 by just draging them in the order that I want. But in windows 7 (or in my computer now), when I move file 1 to be the last one, it moves back to its original location
 

Answer:files order in a folder in windows 7

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I have Windows 7 and XP set up in a dual boot situation.
Is there a way to change the order of choices on the boot menu?
The default is Windows 7. I would like to have " an earlier version of Windows" be the default.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 boot order

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I ordered a windows 7 end user software CD from Amazon last week, but what I received was a system builder CD. what do I do, shall I install it and will it work OK, or send it back, and order the correct one.

Answer:windows 7 order from amozon wrong need help

If you requested and paid for an End User Windows 7 disk that is what you should get. You shouldn't receive an OEM version which I take it is what you have got. DO NOT open it and arrange to return it to Amazon for a replacement.

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How does one set the tracks ripped from an audio CD in track number order rather than in alphabetical order in a windows folder.I have used the 'sort by track number #' function but when reopening the folder it goes back to the alphabetical order !Thanks

Answer:Running order of MP3's in Windows Folders

All you can do is rename with 001-002etc. at the beginning.

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As I stated in a previous post, I often work with multiple windows open in XP.On the Taskbar these are arranged left to right in the order they were opened. Does anyone know of a way to rearrange the order of these on the Taskbar.I ask because I often wish to cut and paste repeatedly between two windows and it would be very handy if I could place these next to each other on the Taskbar.As always, any advice would be greatly appreciated.Cheers,Dan.

Answer:Order of open windows on Taskbar

Try a search for "taskarrange" - small freeware programme that I think will allow you to do what you want to.

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I have delayed upgrading to SP3 but I have been installing the subsequent XP security updates. I am now about to install SP3 but it has occurred to me, will I have any problems if I install SP3 on top of the Windows updates that came out after SP3?
 

Answer:Order of installing SP3 and Windows Updates

You shouldn't have any problems installing SP3. I recently downloaded SP3 myself. I didn't have any problems.

When you download something like SP3 it will replace files, if it needs to, to make the proper install.
 

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My files are displayed in descending order - I would like to get them in ascending order. I can't discover how to do this.

Answer:File sort order in Windows XP

To save me typing instructions,in Help click Index and scroll to "files and folders"...."sorting list of items in folder"

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