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Windows announce 7 pricing !!

Question: Windows announce 7 pricing !!

"Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade for $49.99 (a $70 savings) and Windows 7 Professional Upgrade for $99.99 (a $100 savings) during this time."

Cheap as chips

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Answer: Windows announce 7 pricing !!

What's that in ten bob notes mate?

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Vista it seems as a rival within Microsoft!
Check it out Here

Answer:Microsoft announce new version of Windows

Limescale on your processor.....I like it...

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Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers?no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live.

Let?s take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:

iBUYPOWER Case Builder

Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to configure the look and structure of your computer case upon purchase. Paint your canvas and fuel your imagination with the Snowblind Element, featuring a transparent LCD monitor display embedded into the PC case.

Designed and engineered by iBUYPOWER, the RGB Cable Combs serves as the final piece of the RGB puzzle, illuminating your exceptional cable management.

MSI launched three brand-new gaming products at CES: the new Optix gaming monitor line-up, new gaming desktops, a motherboard, a graphics card, and the new GT75VR Titan Pro with Killer Wireless-AC 1550.

MSI introduces the new Optix MPG Series

MSI is proudly expanding its Optix gaming monitor line-up with the MPG curved gaming monitors. The new Optix MPG series will consist of two 27-inch monitors, the Optix MPG27C and Optix MPG27CQ. These mark the next level in MSI gaming monitors with a curved VA panel with an 1800R curve. Both models feature a 144Hz refresh rate and 1... Read more

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Today at E3, Alienware and Dell announced new PC gaming systems and components, including Alienware gaming desktops with new multi-core processor options, and a full range of performance gaming monitors and peripherals. Powered by Windows 10?the best version of Windows for gaming? these new devices are built specifically for the needs of gamers, including native live game streaming through the Game bar with Mixer, Game Mode, connection to your gaming community through the Xbox app, DirectX 12 and more.

Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop launches at E3
Dell introduced the first gaming desktop in its growing Inspiron Gaming line at Computex and will start shipping it in the US tomorrow. The new Inspiron Gaming Desktop is built for gamers seeking a competitive advantage at an affordable price and incorporates the latest AMD multicore Ryzen processors featuring SenseMI, thermally-optimized airflow routing, Polar Blue LED Illumination, easy component access and power supply options up to 850 watts for supporting dual discrete Ready for VR graphics from AMD and NVIDIA. Available in the U.S. starting today, from $599.99 USD.

Alienware Area-51 updated with new multi-core processors
Intel and AMD?s new multi-core processors available in two new versions of Alienware Area-51, for the best experiences geared towards gamers who create or creators who game. Each are excellent choices for Megatasking, streaming gamers as well. If you can picture yourself gaming, recording and broad... Read more

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Question: Windows 10 Pricing

This is right in line w/ the amounts expected & suggested since quite a while ago.

If not eligible for the free Upgrade or doing clean installs...Pricing for non-in-place Upgrades of Windows 10



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Question: windows 7 pricing.

not sure how accurate this is......but some pricing anways.

Answer:windows 7 pricing.

Good news if its true. Hopefully those prices aren't just promo prices. A $50 upgrade from Vista is extremely cool. It would be pretty hard to accuse Microsoft of gouging at that price.

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Question: Windows 7 Pricing

Is there going to be an upgrade edition, particularly one that takes you from XP to 7?

And how much is it going to cost if so?

Answer:Windows 7 Pricing

There is already one...its 119.99$, its has all been covered, search newegg, amazon, etc etc

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Newegg has the OEM pricing up, and small discounts (~10) for pre-orders.

OEM Home Premium: $110
OEM Pro: $140
OEM Ult: $190
ArsTechnica Windows 7 OEM Price Comparison Chart

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Are there both upgrade and non-upgrade versions? It seems all the pricing information for Windows 8 ($40) and Windows 8 Pro ($70) has been for upgrade versions but perhaps I have it wrong and one version works either way.

If there is a more expensive non-upgrade version, what is the price?

Answer:Windows 8 Pricing for non-upgrade

There is a System Builder version which is a Full retail but no price has been announced.


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In an effort to reduce piracy, and convince users to not only upgrade their computers but also their OS, Microsoft is expected to dramatically reduce the price of its OS

Answer:Windows Vista Pricing - $99?

when vista releases in december (hopefully) it'll only be in its second beta not the full version that could be the reason for the small price... windows home is only 87 bucks on newegg. but i could be wrong it could be the full version. that'd be pretty awsome if vista is really cheap

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From what I can gather there are 4 versions of windows 8:

* Regular - not for sale, only manufacturer pre-installed.

* Pro - For sale in computer supply stores, An upgrade from previous such as W7, Vista, XP.

* Pro - that will only enhance "regular" to Pro.

* RT - only for tablets, notebooks and such devices, manufacturer installed. A reduced version without some Pro features.

* W8 - Enterprise, Commercial, not for sale to the general public, only for corporations and government.


* W8 Pro upgrade. Windows has it on the Internet as a download for $39.99. The offer expires at the end of December 2012.

* W8 Pro upgrade from W7, Vista, XP, for sale in computer stores, Costco, Best Buy, Staples, CompUSA. Costco's price is $66.99. The others are $69.99.

* Windows Pro only for existing Win 8 regular already installed. Thus the regular manufacturer version is upgraded to Pro for $69.99. *( That would be actually a value of $69.99 plus &69.99 - $139.98 ).

The Windows Pro at Staples has on the price tag: "Retail price $199, $130 off. Offer expires February 2013.

So anyone who is contemplation purchasing a Windows Pro should be aware of/about the coming price increases. Looks as though in March 2013 it will cost everyone $199 so far as I can ascertain now.

Apparently installing Win 8 to upgrade Vista and XP will require re-installing all current software presently on the computer whereas a Win 7 will not.

Answer:Just a heads up about Windows 8 pricing.

What a list of misinformation

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i just upgraded to 8.1 and microsoft wants me to buy a license--thats ok--but then it shows the price as 289$

my question--what do i get for this? can I use this later on another pc? my current pc is old and i don't want to have to buy another license when i change pc's within 1 yea or less.

i can go buy an oem 8.1 software for about 140$ that i understand is only good for 1 pc.
any insight on how this works??

Answer:windows 8.1 pricing models

What did you upgrade from?

How did you manage to upgrade without buying a license beforehand?

If you were already running win 8.0 , there should be no charge, it is an update/service pack.

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Vista made me want to puke. So I took my old 32-bit XP home cd and reinstalled old reliable.

After reading various little snippets of information about W7 I'm getting kind of excited. I'm really tired of not being able to take full advantage of my Q6600, I know I can get a 64-bit version of XP but there really isn't a point.

Anyone know when this W7 will be released and what kind of pricing we'll be looking at?

Answer:[Windows 7] - Release date and pricing?

About a year after the first public beta. So if that comes out next month, your looking at Q4 2009/Q1 2010. I'm sure that Microsoft would like to have it out in time for the holidays if at all possible, unlike Vista.

I must admit that I find it interesting to hear comments like "Vista made me puke." Windows 7 is not going to as big of a jump over Vista as Vista was over XP. Microsoft will no doubt fix the biggies that were unpopular in Vista like UAC, but its not going to be a big shift. Same driver model and the like.

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Windows 8 Pricing Goes Back to Normal - Yahoo! News

Answer:Windows 8 Pricing Goes back to normal

Gosh - that's a big increase.

I'm glad I grabbed the licences at the bargain price and did my upgrading over the holiday.

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According to Neowin, Microsoft plans to reveal the prices of Windows 7 in mid June.As you might now Windows 7 is rumoured to be out by October 23rd as per reports from Acer or to be specific in the holiday season.Paul Thurrot says that the date is October 15th.
According to the NDA schedule on Tech ARP, OEMs are already aware of how much it will cost them to install on new systems and retailers have also been informed of how much the boxed editions will cost them to sell.Dell say that they already have the news about the pricing and also add that the pricing is costlier than Vista.
The schedule details give the announcement date as just a few weeks from now in mid-June.Ars technica had previously said about the leaked pricing list but that news was from a unconfirmed source so that turned false.But if you are a student you should be able to get Windows 7 at a discount or even completely for free.
Source - Tech Mania

Answer:Windows 7 pricing to be revealed by Mid June

I hope It won't go over Windows Vista.

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I'm going to have to re-buy my windows licences because I am going to replace 3 PCs primary components; Motherboard, CPU and RAM. The only active component not being replaced is the HDD.

When I talked to Microsoft they said I have to re-buy Windows. The $1300 I spent on licences When Windows 7 was first released is now a dead investment.

It's no wonder that people pirate windows!

When doing research on pricing I came across these sites...

Microsoft - 3x3pk Win7 Ult64B+10x1PK DVDRW - Catalogue | Alphastore


MICROSOFT GLC-00894 - 3x3pk Win7 Ult64B+10x1PK DVDRW

Both have the same product code. Now I'm assuming 3 x 3pk only means 3 licences, not nine, since retailers are renowned for splitting 3pk OEI OEM DVD packs and selling off individually.

I've emailed both companies twice now and asked for clarification on number of licences and how many unique software keys I actually get with the purchase. But neither have answered.

Anyone have any ideas why one price can be more than 5 times the other, when neither say upgrade, full or OEM??

Anyone have any recommendations on the cheapest place to buy 3 copies of legit licences with individual keys... I am assuming of course that each machine must have a unique key..


Answer:Buying new Windows because of PC UPgrade - Pricing

Hi Tanyam,
It is perfectly legal (and possible) to download and burn an .iso of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and burn it to a disc and use it....... IF you use your current product key.

Burn Disc Image - ISO or IMG file

Refer to the above link on how to burn the image to a disc. If you own a file-sharing program such as BitTorrent or uTorrent, you should be able to use it to download an .iso. If you need help finding a good . iso, I'll be glad to help. I can also find you a non torrent download if you wish.

Hope this helps,

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Microsoft Corporation India Pvt. Ltd. today announced the availability of Windows 7 for its customers in India. In line with Microsoft?s commitment to releasing a new OS at periodic schedules, keeping in mind evolving technologies, lifestyles and business needs, Windows 7 is designed to be more reliable and responsive, delivering a simplified PC experience for consumers.
Announcing the Windows 7 launch, Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman ? Microsoft India said, ?Proactive engagement and feedback thereof with partners and consumers was fundamental to the development of Windows 7. It has helped deliver what is the highest quality OS in the history of Windows. It enhances the user experience by its sheer simplicity and caters to their connected lives across work and play. We are delighted by the initial reviews from partners and the technology community. Over 90% of testers from around the world have rated it as ?good? or ?extremely good? and consider Windows 7 to be responsive, simple to use and stable.?
Windows 7 is available in six editions, targeted at specific user groups and addressing all segments of the market. The two primary editions are: Windows 7 Home Premium for home consumers and Windows 7 Professional for small and medium sized businesses. Also available in the line-up are Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic (in Emerging Markets only), Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows 7 Ultimate. The FPP pricing for Windows 7 has reduced in the range of 25-35 percent over Windows ... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Windows 7 launch & pricing in India

I can't see the price details there. Any idea on price?

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Hi guys,

New to the forum and have searched for some answers on this topic.

I have a small business with 16 computers I need to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The computers currently have Windows 10 Home. (Side note: Will I have any issues with drivers, etc etc upgrading these computers from Home to Pro???)

Is it worth it to purchase volume licensing vs just buying OEM copies? Also when I go on CDW's site, are the "Open license" the ones I need to purchase? And are these licenses only good for 1 computer or all? (some say one license, others say one user, one is labeled 500+).

Any help is greatly appreciated. I need to get this figured out ASAP.

-Mark B.

Answer:Windows 10 Pro Volume licensing (very confusing pricing)

A volume license is restricted to a certain number of instances, but you can move them around as you see fit. Thus, as long as you deactivate the license for Computer A and then activate the license for Computer B, you've effected a license transfer from one machine to the other. Don't buy OEM Licenses: while cheap, they're (a) supposed to be provided by people who sell them with a computer and installing them on some other machine technically violates the license and (b) once installed, the license stays with that machine and cannot be transferred from one PC to another. As for reputable vendors to contact for volume licenses, I've done business with Software Wholesale International (now part of Crayon) for years, and they continue to offer the best prices on MSDN subscriptions and volume licenses I've found anywhere for small-timers like me. You may want to check them out as a point of comparison with CDW (whom I've also done business with).

PS: volume licenses can also come as part of a subscription deal through Open Value offerings (Microsoft Open Programs | Microsoft Volume Licensing). These may be a better deal for your business, as long as you don't mind paying them every year for your Windows seats (and other software).

PPS: working with the Microsoft Volume Licensing Center is a major PITA. Look for a vendor who will help you navigate their systems and get your account set up so you can access and use your licenses properly. SWI has videos to get people... Read more

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Microsoft today announced Windows 7 retail pricing, upgrade information, launch details, and a preorder deal. The software giant has reduced the price on its most popular retail Windows product, the Home Premium upgrade version, by approximately 10 percent (this varies based on the market). In the US, this means a drop from $130 to $120, a savings of $10. For the Home Premium full version, the price drops from $240 to $200. Those are the only differences when comparing Windows Vista prices to Windows 7 prices after Microsoft made cuts in In February 2008 (compared to the ones announced in September 2006).
Read more at Arstechnica and Microsofts Windows Blog.

Answer:Windows 7 Pricing Announced: Cheaper than Vista

The Windows Blog states:
" a way of saying thank you to our loyal Windows customers, we are excited to introduce a special time limited offer! We will offer people in select markets the opportunity to pre-order Windows 7 at a more than 50% discount..."
Why only select markets? Why not all !?

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Answer:Windows 7 family pack pricing leak?

$136 for 3 installs is a mega-deal! How can the sell it that low if a retail upgrade is $99 normally?

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Hi guys,

New to the forum and have searched for some answers on this topic.

I have a small business with 16 computers I need to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The computers currently have Windows 10 Home. (Side note: Will I have any issues with drivers, etc etc upgrading these computers from Home to Pro???)

Is it worth it to purchase volume licensing vs just buying OEM copies? Also when I go on CDW's site, are the "Open license" the ones I need to purchase? And are these licenses only good for 1 computer or all? (some say one license, others say one user, one is labeled 500+).

Any help is greatly appreciated. I need to get this figured out ASAP.

-Mark B.

Answer:Windows 10 Pro Volume licensing (very confusing pricing)

A volume license is restricted to a certain number of instances, but you can move them around as you see fit. Thus, as long as you deactivate the license for Computer A and then activate the license for Computer B, you've effected a license transfer from one machine to the other. Don't buy OEM Licenses: while cheap, they're (a) supposed to be provided by people who sell them with a computer and installing them on some other machine technically violates the license and (b) once installed, the license stays with that machine and cannot be transferred from one PC to another. As for reputable vendors to contact for volume licenses, I've done business with Software Wholesale International (now part of Crayon) for years, and they continue to offer the best prices on MSDN subscriptions and volume licenses I've found anywhere for small-timers like me. You may want to check them out as a point of comparison with CDW (whom I've also done business with).

PS: volume licenses can also come as part of a subscription deal through Open Value offerings (Microsoft Open Programs | Microsoft Volume Licensing). These may be a better deal for your business, as long as you don't mind paying them every year for your Windows seats (and other software).

PPS: working with the Microsoft Volume Licensing Center is a major PITA. Look for a vendor who will help you navigate their systems and get your account set up so you can access and use your licenses properly. SWI has videos to get people... Read more

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As a follow-up to my packaging post from the other day, here?s the info you?ve all been waiting for (after the Oct. 22 announcement, of course).A recent announcement about pricing and upgrades has been posted here: it out and let me know if you have any questions.Cheers,

Answer:Windows 7 Pricing and Upgrade Options Announced

You're fast Ron! I was just going to post this.

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The general availability of Windows Server 2008 R2 has brought to the table a variety of complex offerings in terms of pricing and licensing which customers might find difficult to navigate. In this regard, Microsoft has taken the necessary steps in order to ensure that companies looking to leverage the latest iteration of Windows Server for their infrastructures will be able to benefit from an insight into purchase costs as well as the license options available. ?Windows Server 2008 R2 Licensing Overview? is a guide put together by the company and offered via the Microsoft Download Center.

Full read here: Windows Server 2008 R2 Pricing and Licensing - Guide available for download from Microsoft - Softpedia

Answer:Windows Server 2008 R2 Pricing and Licensing

Hi there
available if you want to test it you can get a download via TECHNET SUBSCRIPTION.

Of course you can't use the technet download in a commercial organisation - but for developers etc who want experience in using etc etc then a technet subscription ~250 - 300 USD is a NO BRAINER IMO.

Also good for HOME users who want to learn about installing and using Servers.

If you look for promo codes you can probably get a discount too on your technet subscription.

Incidentally Students *might* be able to get a free or cheap version of W2008 Server too - same conditions not for commercial use of course.

Note the download from Technet doesn't have an expiry unlike the Free Trial download and you can use several copies.


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I know that I have to do a clean install, but microsoft has the upgrade priced at $50 and the full priced at $200. Can a person running the RC use the cheaper upgrade pricing?

Answer:Is the windows 7 upgrade pricing avaliable for RC users

Quote: Originally Posted by Conspiracy3

I know that I have to do a clean install, but microsoft has the upgrade priced at $50 and the full priced at $200. Can a person running the RC use the cheaper upgrade pricing?

Yes, but you need to do some editing of the cversion.ini file and have a RC key. there are several threads here at SF that have explained how. You should do a search for upgrade vs clean.

Hope this helps


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Question: LM announce

When I cannot log into the sever, I have been advised to diable the Browse Master and I noticed that there is just this LM announce thingy. What is it?

On my workstation the value of the LM Announce is 'No'

pls enlighten me. Thanks

Answer:LM announce

Here's what I found:

LM Announce:
Specifies whether to use LAN Manager-style broadcasting. Click this machine if you have older LAN Manager-compatible servers on your network.



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Nothing official from Microsoft

When it comes down to Windows 7 special offerings, Microsoft still has one or two aces up its sleeve. While it revealed the official pricing details for the upgrade and full retail boxes of Windows 7, and went live with a program designed to allow consumers in select markets to buy the Home Premium and Professionals SKUs of the OS at considerable discounts, the Redmond company has yet to unveil discount initiatives and price tags for additional offerings and flavors of the next iteration of the Windows client. This is the case with the Windows 7 Family Pack and the Windows Anytime Upgrade options. But even with Microsoft keeping a tight lid on the Windows 7 Family Pack and WAU pricing, company partners from the retail channel have made sure to leak the prices to the public.

Leaked Windows 7 Family Pack and WAU Pricing Details - Nothing official from Microsoft - Softpedia

Answer:Leaked Windows 7 Family Pack/WAU Pricing Details

Not trying to be rude or anything I'm just trying to help keep the forums free from cluter. This has already beeen posted in the news section Windows 7 Family Pack, Anytime Upgrade prices leak

Please do a search first and look in the news section before posting.

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Microsoft Sets Windows 7 Pricing, Upgrade Programs

Want to get Windows 7 on the cheap? Well then, it looks like pre-ordering is the way to go. Then again, the "regular" prices aren?t too bad either, hit the link for all the info.
From Friday through July 11, consumers in the U.S. will be able to buy an upgrade copy of Windows 7 Home premium for $49 or Windows 7 Professional for $99. That offer is good for both XP and Windows Vista PCs, regardless of whether someone has been trying out the pre-release version of the operating system. That matches the details in a memo from Best Buy that leaked earlier this month.

When boxed copies of Windows 7 go on sale on October 22, Microsoft plans to charge $119 for Home Premium, $199 for Professional and $219 for Ultimate. The Home Premium upgrade is down $40 from the product's original price, although the Vista product had already gotten a price cut along the way. The Professional and Ultimate versions are priced similar to where Microsoft was with Vista. The upgrade prices apply to those moving from a previous version of Windows to Windows 7, but only those from Windows Vista will be able to upgrade without doing a clean installation of the product.
The full versions of Windows 7--the editions for those without a copy of Windows--will be priced at $199 for Home Premium, $299 for Professional and $319 for Ultimate. The Ultimate and Professional editions are again on par with their Vista counterparts, while Home Premium i... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Sets Windows 7 Pricing, Upgrade Programs

Hehe, easier to open box. Prices at least didn't rise from Vista. Is it really ok to upgrade to a whole different OS without doing a clean installation?

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Last day to get it for $43 and change after taxes (that's what I paid anyways).

If you want Windows Media Center on your Windows 8 upgrade (Windows 8 Pro) you have until the end of the day to get it for free. You can get the license for free even if you don't yet have Windows 8 installed. You just need a valid email address. I believe it's going to be around $35 after today, Jan. 31, 2013.

So if you're on the fence make up your mind already!!!! :major:major:seeya:zzz

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Microsoft?s free Windows 10 upgrade deal is looking better and better all the time. For if you already own a genuine Windows PC, you could be saving yourself upwards of a huundred to almost two hundred dollars.

Microsoft confirmed Monday that the company will sell Windows 10 at retail for the same price as Windows 8.1: $119 for Windows 10 Home, $199 for Windows 10 Professional, and $99 for a Windows 10 Pro Pack to jump from a licensed copy of Windows 10 Home to the Professional version.

That means, unfortunately, that the price leaked by Newegg's retail site over the weekend for Windows 10 Home was incorrect. NewEgg pegged the price of the Windows 10 Home Edition at $109, and the Professional version at $149. It also claimed that the software would be released on August 31.

On July 29, according to Microsoft, you?ll be able either to download Windows 10 or buy a new Windows 10 PC from retailers. And if you click the ?reservation link? that Microsoft is pushing via its most recent updates to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, you can apparently sign up to preload the software just as soon as it?s ready. Microsoft promises that upgrades will be free for the ?supported lifespan? of the device, although it hasn?t explained what that phrase actually means.

As of press time, NewEgg changed the release date of the software to reflect the July 29 launch date that Microsoft officially announced early Monday morning; the company has not yet announced a revision to its pu... Read more

Answer:Microsoft releases official retail pricing for Windows 10

Thanks for the info Chuck.

and $99 for a Windows 10 Pro Pack to jump from a licensed copy of Windows 10 Home to the Professional version.

So even if I wanted or needed Pro, I can still get it half price after the upgrade on my OEM's.

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Hey guys...Just thought I'd drop in and let you know that the latest announcement to come out of the Windows 7 team has just been shown to the public:

Answer:Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade and Family Pack Pricing Announcement

Thanks for sharing, the family pack sounds good...too bad I have a mix of 32 and 64 bit...any chance the licenses could be for either?

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I recently purchased a T430U and noticed a pricing error when changing the default Win8 os to Win7.  The price should stay the same however it is increasing.  The screen shots below are from January 8.  "Coincidently" the website is now behaving fine and the price stays the same. After several phone calls and emails they are saying that something else in the configuration must have changed which is NOT the case.  So they are refusing to issue the credit. Suggestions? Win 8 Pricing  Moderator note: images larger than 50k converted to links per forum rules:  Lenovo Community Participation Rules


Go to Solution.

Answer:T430U pricing error when selecting Windows 7 home edition

I've converted your oversized imaged to links.  As a bonus, they're easier to read
They seem to be indentical, even though they point to two separate uploaded images.  Am I missing something, or was one supposed to be the "before" and one the "after"?

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Putting new mobo into existing PC, had to buy a AGP graphics card (the other mobo had onboard graphics).Inserted graphics card and powered up PC, but the card doesn't "sign-on", and the monitor reverts to power-saving mode, as though it is getting no signal.The mobo is an ECS K7S5A, and is known to be in working order (had it in my PC until recently), and the new graphics card is an Radeon 9250, which is an 8x AGP. The Mobo doesn't have on-board graphics, so the BIOS should be set correctly to use the AGP slot. The Mobo only supports 4x AGP, but AGp bus speeds are always backwards compatable (so I have read).Any idea what could be the problem

Answer:AGP card won't announce itself

I think the mobo only supports 4 also Volts may differ

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Any Paid/Free apps in Windows Phone store which can announce name of the caller with ringtone ?

Answer:App which can announce name of the caller!!

Originally Posted by HArdik_hv Any Paid/Free apps in Windows Phone store which can announce name of the caller with ringtone ? I think they have it in Accessibility settings. Settings > Ease of access > Speech for phone accessibility - Turn this ON and check. Make sure Speech is ON in your settings. Also on other side, if you are trying to hear an Indian contact properly...I doubt it will :-)

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So this is what is up with all of the pre-order pricing perhaps?

Windows Vista was a huge advantage for Apple -- since it launched and up until last quarter, Apple was aggressively taking market share from Microsoft. Last quarter, Microsoft responded with a strong marketing campaign and stopped the erosion. Apple got a bit more aggressive in the second quarter and it is not yet clear whether it has started to take share again. However, in looking ahead to the second half of the year, Apple had itself positioned to take a massive amount of market share from Microsoft in the third quarter, due to a combination of aggressive upgrade pricing and actually having its new OS and hardware available in that quarter. In what continues to look like a tennis match, Microsoft has struck back with an aggressive, though short-lived, massively discounted preorder program which, based on recent surveys, may result in the company mitigating Apple's attack and announced initial pricing. I wrote earlier on Apple's move into the enterprise. Let's now go over the pricing program, discounts, upgrade recommendations and a few closing thoughts on Windows 7.

Microsoft Pricing

In every geography, pricing for Windows 7 will generally mirror or be under pricing for Windows Vista. In addition, there will probably be sales specials during the fourth quarter that will be announced close to launch... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Pricing: Microsoft Responds to Snow Leopard Threat with Hot Deal

It ain't over till the fat lady... errr... ok, bad turn of phrase.

Apple hasn't announced any solid Snow Leopard release date, so do not be surprised if we suddenly see it released pre-Oct 22nd just to stick another thing in Microsoft's back... I sure as hell won't be, I'm expecting it around the time they have the next shindig announcing new iPods, etc... potentially a new Mac mini also among other things... with Snow Leopard released either the same day or right on the heels of those announcements.

Apple is fairly predictable these days. So much for their "Thinking Different" concepts...

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In windows 10

Answer:How can enable announce caller id?

Check it in Settings > Ease of Access > More Options

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one of my sites is view by Microsoft as a phishing site : it's a WordPress site, with security content scanner (wordfence).. it didn't find any malware...
Google Tools for webmaster says that this site is healthy...
we only have some troubles with Microsoft SmartScreen... do you know were i could find informations why our site was calssified as a phishing site ? any equivalent to Google webmaster Tools on Microsoft Smartscreen ?
thanks in advance..

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Mabye crysis 2 will run better as it being built on Crytek's new CryEngine3 which will work on consoles so Crysis is coming to PS3 and Xbox 360.

Crysis 2 estimated Release Date:03/30/2010

Crysis 2 Teaser Trailer

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Jun 01, 2009

Next Installment of the Critically-Acclaimed Crysis Franchise will be First Game Built on Crytek?s Multiplatform CryENGINE 3 Technology

Redwood City, Calif. ? June 1, 2009 ? Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that it has agreed to a deal extension with Crytek GmbH, the award-winning developers of the Crysis® universe, to publish Crysis 2. Renowned for their technical excellence, artistic craftsmanship and commitment to quality, Crytek is building Crysis 2 on their new state-of-the-art multiplatform game development solution CryENGINE®3 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, and the PC.

?The development of Crysis 2 marks a major stepping stone for our studio,? said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. ?This is not only the next game in the Crysis franchise, it?s the first title we are developing for consoles and the first title being built on CryENGINE 3. We are excited to have the support of EA Partners again as we work together to make the launch of Crysis 2 a huge event.?... Read more

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Yahoo!, Microsoft Corp. and AOL today announced agreements that should dramatically improve the process of buying and selling premium online display inventory. The agreements will allow ad networks operated by Yahoo!, Microsoft and AOL to offer each other?s premium non-reserved online display inventory to their respective advertising customers.
More here.

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Piriform Defraggler.

On System drive C, some files are deeply locked and could NOT be defragmented and / or touched in any case.

What should I do?

...might be because of Steam or anti-virus (Steam locks something on machine to identify it).

New software announce!! :

ioBit Smart Defrag 5, now even faster! Wow!... how could that be?! :)
IObit Products Free Download - IObit ++++

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My Win2000 server recieves errors that some computer on network announced itself as a master server. it only happens with computers with XP windows. How to ignore these announcements? or maybe how to disable them? Thanks

Answer:Computers with xp announce to server they're master servers

This is a property under the settings for the network card. I don't have XP running at the moment so I can't tell you exactly where to change it, but the setting you are looking for is called Browse Master which need to be turned off.

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When does Lenovo usually announce new ThinkPad notebook refreshes??August??Fall??Never??I may need to replace my beloved T500 ThinkPad and I want to hope the next round of ThinkPads have better mousepads than on the T440s, about which I've seen lots of criticism of the mouse pad...Thank you, Tom

Answer:When approximately will Lenovo announce new forthcoming ThinkPads??

hi tom, good point. Lenovo should go back to the Trackpad-Trackpoint.-Design they used until the first X1-Carbon:3 physical buttons for the trackpoint...

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OpenX Technologies Inc. (OpenX), the world?s leading independent ad server for Web publishers, today announced it has entered into a partnership with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) that will allow the companies to cross-market and promote products to their respective publisher bases. Under terms of the multiyear agreement, OpenX becomes a preferred partner to publishers for enterprise ad serving solutions. In addition, OpenX will promote Microsoft?s Content Ads monetization products ? as well as other products that may be developed in the future ? to its existing base of Web publisher customers.
OpenX and Microsoft will each enjoy significant benefits from the partnership. Most notably, Microsoft will have a major distribution channel for its monetization products through OpenX?s community of more than 150,000 Web sites that serve more than 300 billion ads per month. OpenX will, in turn, gain access to a new base of potential customers ? via referrals from Microsoft ? for its enterprise advertising technology and services.
The Content Ads component of the agreement follows a successful trial Microsoft and OpenX began in August 2008, during which OpenX provided invitations to its publishers to test the product. Content Ads matches ads to relevant editorial content, allowing advertisers to increase campaign effectiveness, which can allow publishers to achieve a higher yield on certain types of inventory. As part of the agreement, OpenX will promote Content Ads in two ways.... Read more

Answer:OpenX and Microsoft Announce Advertising Technology Partnership

I believe more such partnerships will happen in the coming months, because I don't think the world is out of recession so it makes sense for businesses to combine their efforts

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spent around 500 points and eagerly awaiting an email, wondering around what time period it will come.

Answer:How long after a bing rewards sweepstakes does it take for them to announce the winners?

I think they only send an email if you win.

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Under Accessibility for the Adaptive Keyboard Settings there is an option for Touch Announce that, when on, will show the "key" pressed as part of the On Screen Display (OSD). As handy feature to be sure, the downside is that you are required to "press" require key twice. The first press displays the key on OSD and then a additional/second press is immediately required to then have the key actual activate. Is there anyway to have the Touch Announce on without requiring the two press activation?

Thinkpad P50 (Model 20ENCTO1WW) - Windows 10 x64 Pro - Intel Xeon 8-1505M Processor, 32GB DDR4 2133 ECCThinkpad X1 Carbon (Model 20FB)

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surface laptop giveaway who's the winner?

Answer:when will they gonna announce the winner of surface laptop giveaway?šŸ¤”

Sometime in the next couple weeks. Whenever they get through all the entries and verify the winner.

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SUPERAntiSpyware and Malware Research Group have recently announced their collaboration in the fight against Malware., has announced a collaboration with Malware Research Group for collection and analysis of spyware and malware samples.
Malware Research Group is an independent internet security research organisation which focuses on providing cutting edge efficacy assessment and assurance services, collation and analysis of malware and the latest news concerning new threats and other information in the field of IT security. SUPERAntiSpyware, in use by nearly 35 million users worldwide, is an innovative product that protects users from Spyware, Malware, Adware, Trojans, Rootkits, Homepage Hi-Jackers, Worms, Dialers and Parasites. It focuses on detecting hard to remove spyware which other products often miss, or are unable to safely detect and remove.

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According to the latest update Google have launched a new capability in AdSense allowing Google-certified ad networks compete directly within AdSense, which means that advertisers from these third-party networks will be able to compete with AdWords advertisers to show on the Google Content Network.
These new capabilities will automatically be enabled to the Adsense user accounts and a new section is added in Ad Review Center where a user can allow or block specific ad networks or all networks except AdWords.
To ensure the quality of the ads that appear on AdSense publisher websites, Google will certify all participating ad networks for adherence to our standards for user privacy, ad quality, and speed. Some participating ad networks use targeting methods similar to Google’s interest-based advertising to show more relevant ads to users on the sites they visit. These ad networks won’t be permitted to collect data from your site for the purpose of subsequent interest-based advertising, but we’ll allow networks that comply with user privacy guidelines to show ads using these tools. Publishers can opt out of user interest targeting from these ad networks, and Google has changed our requirements for third-party ad serving to reflect this.
Google is currently only accepting ads from Google-certified ad networks in North America and Europe, but this feature will be soon available to ad networks in additional parts of the world.
To learn more a... Read more

Answer:Google Announce to serve multiple ad networks‏ via Adsense

Hope earnings go up

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The option disappeared from settings in the first release so I had to fall back to 8.1. Is it back in the latest release? I don't want to reinstall if I just have to switch back again.

Answer:Has option to announce, read & respond to a text been restored to W10P?

tap...tap... Is this on?
Surely somebody with W10P knows if they fixed the omission of that ability.
Can I be the only one one who uses the ability of Windows phone to have the phone announce incoming texts, read them to me and then ask me to dictate a response?

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After I installed the preview on my Lumia 630 Cortana has stopped announcing or working at all with my SMS messages. Is there a way to correct this or is this just a known issue?

Answer:Why doesnt Cortana announce or read SMS messages after I installed the preview on my Lumia 630

Originally Posted by WPCentral Question After I installed the preview on my Lumia 630 Cortana has stopped announcing or working at all with my SMS messages. Is there a way to correct this or is this just a known issue? If it was not known yet than it's known now so thank you.
Please feedback this also to Microsoft.
Yes it will be fixed in an update.

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AVG Resident Shield has popped up several times on my home PC to announce it had detected a "Multiple Threat" with the name Trojan Horse Downloader.Agent2.BIL. The file named was C:\\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe and multiple instances were logged for various applications.

I note that Yeti49 had the same problem and extremeboy provided a repair strategy.

I have followed the same instructions and have run combofix. Since, there does not appear to be any further AVG alerts. Please find attached the log report of which, I would be very grateful if someone could inspect and advise if further issues are evident.

Many thanks

Answer:AVG Resident Shield popped up on my PC to announce it had detected a "Multiple Threat

Hello and Welcome.

A Reminder....

As seen in Post #2 of our sticky topic 'NEW INSTRUCTIONS Read this Before Posting For Malware Removal Help'


Why we don't ask you to run ComboFix from the onset

As stated by the author of ComboFix:

ComboFix is a very powerful tool which when improperly used may render your machine to a doorstop.

We first need to verify if there's any rootkits present and how they could affect our tools. DDS & GMER are preliminary scans. We use their logs to map our strategy for attack.

With these logs we can determine the infections present & decide whether to deploy ComboFix


Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here:

After running through all the steps, you shall have a proper set of logs.

If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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Intel and Micron held a joint press conference earlier today to announce a breakthrough memory technology called 3D Xpoint (pronounced 3D crosspoint) that's up to 1,000 times faster (read speeds) than today's NAND, features 1,000 times better endurance and is...

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Answer:Intel and Micron announce 3D Xpoint, a new memory technology that's 1,000 times faster than NAND

I hope this really brings about the death of the hard drive. And it can't come soon enough.

Gimme a 1 TB Xpoint SSD that doesn't break the bank and I'm sold.

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This is getting crazy. We are less than 6 weeks from D-Day (Oct. 26) and we do not have pricing on a single Windows 8 device. This was not a big deal on past Windows launches as price were expected to stay the same because the products were mostly the same. But with Windows 8 we are expecting one new product category (ARM devices) and two greatly expanded product lines (Hi power Core iX series tablets/convertables and low power Atom/AMD powered tablets/convetables). We are so close to launch date that companies will have had to roll into production mode already for launch devices in order to build up an inventory and get devices shipped to their destination stores. The Best Buys and Amazons and the like will have already placed orders for launch devices, and would have needed to know MSRP to make ordering desicions. So why keep the consumer in the dark? Why not make some announcements and let the marketing machine begin to build up some hype. There are a large number of people that don't follow technology news that that don't even know a new version of Windows is about to launch.

Answer:Can we get some pricing already?

To drive us wild with expectation and are just one more victim or casualty

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Question: Ram Pricing ?

Im just wondering why these two sticks of ram are so different
in price. They are both the same except for a difference of 512
megs but the price differs by $150. Im just curious.........
kingtson 512MB===$55.01
Kingston 1GB===$206

Answer:Ram Pricing ?

First of all, this is computers. The more you have, the more expensive it'll get per increase. The bigger you get, the price increases exponentionally. Like of couse 1gig will not be double the price of 512, cauze then under the same logic i'd go buy 2gb ram for 4x the price of 512. But wait, 256 mb, is cheaper, so why don't i just buy 2 gigs of ram for 8x w/e 256 mb cost?

Anyways, that won't make up for 100% of the cost. I think that the qualitiy of the ram varies. So the 1 gig of ram is higher qulity than the 512 ram.

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Question: T41 Pricing?

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows how much (retail) the T41 was when first released? Also when it was released? i need the info for an insurance claim and for the life of me I can't remember. Thanks,

Answer:T41 Pricing?

Try looking it up on CNET.

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Question: XP Pricing...

Why can you go to google and search for microsoft xp pro and find it for anywhere from 50-199 bucks a copy. Are the cheap people out there really selling legit copies of this software?
For instance...

That is just a taste there are lots of sites that are very similar.

Answer:XP Pricing...

It's possible that they never updated their lists after price drops. I'd buy it from a store though. If I'm not mistaking XP Pro at a store is $100. And home is $50 I think.

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Question: AMD Pricing

Saw this over at the Inquirer, thought it was quite interesting, would grab a box CPU if I could. Pricing for OEM vs. Box is WAY off.

AMD Pricing article

Answer:AMD Pricing

I would go box if the cost wasnt more than 25.00. If it is more than I would go OEM and take my chances.

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Question: Win 7 OEM Pricing

So has anyone heard when MS is going to announce the pricing on OEM versions of Win 7?

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Question: Pricing...

Does anyone have any pricing on the Intel Pentium D processors? Thanks


uh go to newegg, go to processors, and type in "pentium D" for the search

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Question: Pricing up a Job

If you are just starting out and dont know much about pricing a job, how do you get a good figure a client, and you are happy with??

for example...

networking 6 machines in 6 different rooms to a hub then router to allow internet access.
settting up 6 logins and a small file server.

is there anywhere that gives a guide or indication of charging prices for general contract jobs?

Answer:Pricing up a Job

I think pricing depends on alot of things.

1. The Area, where I live I charge $30.00 per hour, people think that's alot around here but if I was in Denver charging the same people would think that was cheap.

2. Experience, when I get a new tech on my staff we don't charge as much on his jobs because it's kind of a given that he is going to have some problems at first. After a month or 2 of doing work we raise him up to the standard rate. I don't feel it's fair to make the customer pay the same rate to have somebody who's new to the business. Either cut the rate or charge them for less time than it actually took.

Networking machines can sometimes be hard, if pulling the cable is going to be a pain in the ass then I usually charge more than if they have say a drop ceiling through the whole building or raised floor.

First I figure out what materials I would need, price them out, walk the cable run's and get a general idea of how much cable I need. If the machines are all the same and an Operating System that I know shouldn't give me much trouble (Windows 2000 and up). Depending on what all they need on the file server. Usually I figure 2 to 5 hours to configure a basic server, get all the hardware, software configured, add users, setup shares. Sure it usually doesn't always take that long but I would rather bid a little high and come in low as opposed to having to go back and charge more...customers really dont' like that.
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Question: Pricing?

I'm wanting to sell my XFX GTS 250 1GB DDR3 graphics card. How much could I get for it?

- Been used for approx 1.5 years.
- Never been in for repairs.


25 dollars considering you can get a brand new GTX 260 for 99 bucks.

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Multi-Visions and Emsisoft are proud to announce that Emsisoft Anti-Malware is now available in retail stores across North America. The retail box can be found on store shelves or ordered online. You can currently find Emsisoft Anti-Malware retail boxes at the following locations:
Best Buy:
Fry's Electronics retail store:
MicroCenter retail store:
More locations are to come very soon. If you would like to carry the product or would like the name of the closest reseller in your area call or e-mail us at [email protected] or call 877-318-6868.
*Note: The boxes are selling out very quickly. Please check the website for availability near you*
Multivisions Canada Inc.
Phone : (514) 500-2268

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Today, June 16, 2016, Jide Technology, the creators of the well-known Android-x86-based Remix OS, have announced an official partnership with Android-x86's founder as well as the availability of multiple new Android PCs powered by Remix OS.

Jide Technology has grown a lot in the last couple of years, and today they are proud to announce that the company is already capable of making partnerships with various hardware manufacturers to ship Android PCs and 2-in-1 tablets with Remix OS pre-installed. What this means is that they will thus allow users to run Google's Android operating system on more devices as their primary desktop environment.

"2016 has been an incredibly exciting year for Jide Technology, highlighted by the launch of Remix OS for PC and the several quality partners that we have been fortunate to announce," said Jeremy Chau, Jide Technology CEO and co-founder. "Now, companies and brands that we have always admired are reaching out to us. It?s a win-win situation as we continue to push the capabilities of Android PCs."

But first, the Jide Technology team is happy to announce that Chih-Wei Huang, the founder of the Android-x86 open source project designed to port the latest Android operating to desktop PCs, has now officially joined the creators of Remix OS as the x86 Technology Lead. The company believes that his knowledge of porting Android to desktop computers will further advance the development of Remix OS.

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IOBit continues their HUGE giveaways with with 500 keys to IOBit Protected folder. Protected Folder is designed to password-protect your folders and files from being seen, read or modified. It works like a safety box, just drag and drop the folders or files you want to hide or protect into Protected Folder, then no one can see, read or modify them.

?Giving away 1,000 keys was quite a challenge and has taken 6 weeks with about 100 keys left before we start this new giveaway? said Timothy Tibbetts, co-founder of ?We also have other offers in the works with literally tens of thousands of keys on file to giveaway. We welcome other shareware authors to contact us to promote their products with free giveaways whether it is 10 or 1,000 keys. Other companies have also donated hundreds more that we have given away, I literally have lost count! It requires we work at giving away keys 7 days a week but in these tough times it has been great to give away free software.?

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About Majorgeeks: Founded in 2000 by two guys who simply wanted a different, niche type of file site catering to only the best tools available as well as to provide help to those who need ... Read more

Answer:Majorgeeks and IOBit Announce 500 key giveaway for IOBit Protected Folder

Thanks MA and IOBit. :cool


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Question: Computer Pricing

ok, i recently just bought a bunch of computer parts, including the Asus K8N-E Deluxe motherboard, an Athlon 64 3000+ processor, an additional 256mb PC2700 RAM, and a GeForce 6600GT video card. ummm...i spent too much money and now i need to pay the bill but i really don't have the money. Therefore, i'm trying to see if anyone is interested in buying this computer. I can't afford it and most of the parts are new. i've only had the parts for less than a month. here are my computers stats:
-Asus K8N-E Deluxe Motherboard
-Athlon 64 3000+ processor
-640mb PC2700 RAM
-GeForce 6600GT video card (AGP)
-2 CD-RW Drives
-400W Power Supply
-Window xp Pro
-Microsoft Office Professional 2003
I want to sell this computer but i'm really just not sure what a good price to sell it for would be. it seems today everyone could get an emachines with the same stats as mine for the just the cost of the new video card lol. I just need help with the pricing. I would have put this thread in the buy/sell forum if i wanted to sell it online but i'll probably put this on ebay but i just want to know what would be a good price to sell it for. let me know by posting here or emailing me at [email protected]

Answer:Computer Pricing

i would buy it for at least 700-800
the mobo is at least 130?
the cpu is around 150
video card is around 200

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Question: Design Pricing

I have been asked to quote for the design of a full colour products cataloge. The cover design both inside and out. and the rest photos and descriptions all supplied by them. Its the first large job we have been asked about and estimate its arround 50 to 60 hours work.Can anyone help on approx pricing???

Answer:Design Pricing

Know your competitors?The Cover is going to be both the major expense and the decider.From remarks from designer daughter .......who has clients in international food industry - she deals in telephone numbers and "pitches" for a contract. (I know she uses a photographer who charges £500/day just for a retainer!)All this just for labels!At the other end there are paste-ups for catalogues and price lists and here I guess you think of a number, keep it cheap and cheerful and don't expect too much by it.OK you expect 50-60 hrs expense but must add a margin for that cover, unless you feel you will only have one chance then "guesstimate" a little less.What a load of waffle from one with no personal experience but who just hopes to throw a few ideas into the melting pot

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Question: Software pricing

Why does the price change when you go to the web site to download? An example is DSL 3.9 which is listed as $15 and the web site says $24.95.

Answer:Software pricing

Retailers can change their prices to what they like, providing they cover the buy-in costs and make profit on it.

The RRP (recommended retail price) is just a guideline for retailers to follow.

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Alright guys, as some of you may know, I finally got my new computer.It's great and all, but it's not good enough to run GTA: IV. And I want to run GTA IV on my PC without lag.So I need an upgrade.Below I'll post the recommended requirements from the "Can you run it" site.The site analyzes your computer specs and compares to the games minimum and recommended. CPU  Recommended: Intel Core 2 Quad 2.4GHz, AMD Phenom X3 2.1GHz  You Have: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz     Upgrade Suggested: Unfortunately, your CPU does not meet this requirement. Click here to see some recommendations.     CPU Speed  Recommended: 2.4 GHz  You Have: 3.05 GHz     PASS     RAM  Recommended: 2 GB (Windows XP) 2.5 GB (Windows Vista)  You Have: 1023.5 MB     Upgrade Suggested: Unfortunately, your RAM does not meet this requirement. Click here to see some recommendations.     OS  Recommended: Windows Vista - Service Pack 1 / XP - Service Pack 3 / Windows 7  You Have: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3 (build 2600)     PASS     Video Card  Recommended: 512MB NVIDIA 8600+ / 512MB ATI 3870+  You Have: GeForce 6200     Upgrade Suggested: Unfortunately, your Video Card does not meet this requirement. Click here to see some recommendations.  Features: Recommended attributes of your ... Read more

Answer:Pricing for an upgrade?

 Upgrade Suggested: Unfortunately, your Video Card does not meet this requirementwhich means get a better graphics card....above the one stated for starters

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Question: Alienware Pricing

A friend of mine was contemplatig the purchase if an Alienware PC. I decided to do a little research about there prices and this is my outcome. Just thought I would share it with you.

All prices are in AUD. Maybe its not so bad in the US I dont know.

Alienware vs PCManiacs​
Below is the default configuration of the Alienware Area-51® 7500

Below is the keyboard you get with the Alienware PC as you can see it is a generic keyboard, thus we can assume so is the mouse.

Below is the same thing from PCManiacs

Sub Total $2,871.00
Freight $149.00
GST $274.55
Total $3,020.00

PC Maniacs
Sub-Total: $1,527.00
Courier (Star Track Express - Deliver To Postcode: XXXX): $92.00
Total: $1,619.00

Answer:Alienware Pricing

Are you REALLY certain that Alienware is the best choice for your needs? Lately, we find them to be considerable trouble, both in early failures, and in difficulties getting parts and tech support. Perhaps tech support is better in Australia?
Shipping is high for what you report.

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Question: TP61 pricing

I thought computer pricing was supposed to go down!I'm in Canada and priced the configurations shown below several times in the past month. I compared US and Canada pricing on equivalent configurations since the Canadian and US dollar are approximately at par with each other but fully expected to find I'd have to pay more in Canada for an equivalent configuration and was interested in seeing how much more.But, suddenly, prices on both sides of the border have gone UP!Lenovo US ThinkPad T61 15 Widescreenwas $1,551; now $1,663.00Lenovo Canada ThinkPad T61 15 Widescreenwas $1,663; now $1,778.00;(I find it somewhat amusing that the old Canada price is now the new US price -- though I expect that's just a coincidence!)I know that there are "deal codes" for the US site but there is no equivalent in Canada.I was all set to buy a ThinkPad. But once I add a reasonable warranty and the sales taxes the price is simply too much.If anybody has some constructive suggestions, I'd be glad to hear them.Here are the details of the configurations in case you are wondering if I have really configured equivalent machines.Lenovo US=========ThinkPad T61 15 Widescreen - 1 Yr Depot Warranty $1,663.00System Processor: Intel® Core? 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz 800MHz 4MBL2)Operating System: Genuine Windows XP ProfessionalOperating System Language: Genuine Windows XP Professional - US EnglishDisplay Panel: 15.4 WSXGA+ TFTSystem graphics: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M (128MB)Total memory: 2 GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667... Read more

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Question: Vista Pricing

According to this link you should be able to pick up and OEM copy of Windows Vista for around $60. Hmm. Anyone else have any ideas on Vista's pricing?

Answer:Vista Pricing

I read an article online states that utlimate version is about $450 US

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Question: Bomgar pricing

Anyone purchased one of these lately virtual or psychical?

I have no real interest in calling them and get bombarded with return sales calls

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I am in the process of looking for a paid for OEM for 10 Pro as I want to keep my 7 Pro key and buying one of those is just as expensive according to my local dealer - $209 + p&p which is pretty good.

Now I am also thinking at the same time what sort of mark up these dealers make over what they but the software in for resale as soem EBay sellers for example (not that I would buy from them) are offering the key but no DVD for s little as $120. So in my mind making say even a 25% mark up on what sellers pay Microsoft for what exactly do Microsoft produce their software for??

Answer:Just wondering re pricing

It probably depends upon how many OEM licenses they purchase at one time, but I don't know for sure. It violates Microsoft licensing agreement to use OEM system builders licenses for personal use on computers that you are not building to sell (except for Windows 8.0).

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For those awaiting the imminent arrival of AMD's Vishera (aka Piledriver, aka Bulldozer rev.2, aka Bulldozer rev. C0), HotHardware have published pricing via

If AMD's strategy is consistant with the previous Bulldozer release, then pricing indicates the parts' relative performance merits in relation to Intel's current mainstream CPU range.
At $US 253, the FX-8350 launches at approximately the same price as its predecessor - FX-8150 MSRP at launch being $245. AMD seem to have noted that the FX-8120 took a sizeable chunk of the 8150's possible sales, being some $40 cheaper but offering comparable performance. AMD aren't being nearly so generous this time around.
Launch is rumoured to be October 18

Answer:AMD Piledriver pricing...

Will be interesting to see how the improvements are, everyone would gain from an success.

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Question: BT Pricing Policy

I have had line rental from BT on the same number for over 20 years and BT has been my ISP since the days when dial-up was the only option. I have had broadband from them since the maximum speed available was 512kbs. Because this has happened gradually over the years, my broadband (option 2) is being charged as if it were a stand-alone service at £20.50 per month, whereas (ignoring introductory offers) a new customer taking the same services as I have would pay £18 per month for the broadband. I am about to take the issue up with BT, but was wondering whether anyone else had been in the same situation and what the result was.

Answer:BT Pricing Policy

They are open on the phone to haggling, or it seems like it at the time!
Heavy hint that if they cannot do better you will move elsewhere.
The best you can hope for is one of their bargain contracts which must last a year to avoid penalties. I asked for another £3 less per month (nearly a year ago). No they couldn't do that but would give me a £36 discount at the start.
I still feel like someone who has "missed the boat" but I'm not sure quite how.
The service has been good and snag free. If you haven't had a shiney Home Hub yet, you will have one thrown in. "No" I couldn't have another chunk off instead of a second hub. They still sent me another hub anyway!

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I have seen loads of stories since Microsoft announced the pricing for Windows 7 last week and I've read several stories that seem to conflict with each other. The main conflict seem to be over the "No upgrade in Europe" thing. I currently have a machine running Windows 7 RC that was originally a Vista PC.

Can some explain to me what the options (e.g. what price) will be to upgrade this computer Windows 7 Home Premium once the full version is released in October.

Also, apart from that, will I be able to "in place" upgrade from Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 release? (e.g. upgrade instead of wipe and install???)



Answer:Upgrading and pricing

All your question are addressed (multiple times, I might add ) here --> For everyone concerned about buying the upgrade disk

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Question: Pricing proposals

I have a client that is in need of some upgrades with the current system that they are working with. This client has recently discovered a virus that has created some problems with his programs. His current environment consists of 4 personal computers with internet capabilities on 2 pc's, 1 scanner, 1 laser jet printer, 1 cadjet 2 plotter, and 1 hub for networking, windows 98, and microsoft office 97. I will provide for this client a backup tape unit for offsite storage. Anti-virus software for all computers, personal firewall for small business, windows 2000 for all pc's, and microsoft office 2000 for all pc's internet capabilities for all pc's. When providing this type of service for a client, what would you charge a client and how do you arrive at a fair price for your client. As you can tell I am fairly new at providing services for clients and if I do a decent job for this client it could lead to other opportunities for me.

Answer:Pricing proposals

How long is a piece of string?

You should be thinking in terms of % markup on the hardware and software that you are supplying, and as its a lot you can afford to take less % than if it was just a couple of items.

On labour you need to set your hourly rate, then either go with that and give an estimate of the time to the client, (always over-estimate so that when it takes less time the client is happy) or work it out and give a fixed price to the client for a set number of works/jobs.

Make it clear that the set price is for the works specified, and if they add anything else its extra on top at your hourly rate. Otherwise you can come a cropper, as I have never been to a client site yet where they haven't said "Oh, while you are here, can you just...." which will really upset things on a fixed price contract.

Hope that gives you food for thought.

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Question: Pentium 4 pricing?

What is a good selling price for a Pentium 4 3.0Ghz 800FSB 512k socket 478 CPU?

Answer:Pentium 4 pricing?

They're going for $10 to $15 dollars on eBay.

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How much US dollars is Windows 10 64-bit Pro and Windows 10 64-bit Home?

Answer:Just a question about pricing

Windows 10 Home $119.99: Windows 10 Home: Upgrade or Purchase - Microsoft StoreWindows 10 Pro $199.99: Windows 10 Pro: Upgrade or Purchase - Microsoft Store

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Hello, I was researching RAM for a build I am planning to buy this Black Friday (Can't wait ) and I noticed that I found some really cheap RAM and I don't know if this is a unreliable pos, or if this is a genuinely good find.

I know that lower CAS latency, higher frequency, and if you want your computer to run cooler, a lower voltage will make for nice ram.

This is the RAM I came across: - Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00

For the most part (85%) of the reviews are 5 eggs, and it is $10 off with a promo code. Is there any reason I shouldn't buy these?

Also, I am going to be getting the Sabertooth Z77 motherboard and an i7 3770 and I was curious if anyone could tell me if this RAM is compatible with my planned setup.

Answer:Curious about RAM pricing...

Well depends on what you are going to use for the new build but the other RAM looks ok for what you have now.

Oh meant to mention if you idn't now turn of the defrag you don't need it with the SSD. Plus take a look at this if you already haven't - more speed.

Optimize Windows 7[2]=Performance Maintenance

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Question: 4GB memory pricing

The configurator for the W520 shows a delta price of $160 to add 4gb of memory to the base 4gb. The price of additonal memory on the accessory site is $62! P/N 55Y3711  PC3-10600 DDR3-1333 DDR3 SODIMM . What's up with this? Looks like a $100 error in the configured price. Anyone else see this?             

Answer:4GB memory pricing

Doubt there is a mistake. It's all marketing and profit. Most people who are not necessarily hardware savvy will pay the extra money (often without knowing the price difference) to get the amount of RAM they want.I ordered my W510 with a base single 4GB module purposely, and added the "accessory" 4GB model in the same order and installed it myself for 8GB total, but with a large savings for installing it myself. I even called to ask Lenovo at the time of order if they would install the extra module during build, but they of course would not ;-)

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I have a client who is looking for between 50-100 off-lease (used) LCD monitors for export in decent condition (minor scratches on case/base OK but screens in good condition).

Having never shopped for such a large quantity before, I'm curious if anyone has experience on what decent wholesale pricing should be. As of now, the lowest I've found for a bulk (50+) order of 19" screens is about $60 each - not that great a deal since I can buy new-in-box 19" units (entry level HP or Dell) in the $90-$100 per unit range.

There are plenty of recycling/used PC vendors in the area - I'm curious if anyone has any pricing experience or negotiating tips for getting a better deal.

(If I buy this quantity, I will test every monitor, verify the power supply is compatible with 220/240 volt use and get a LARGE cash deposit from the client prior to purchasing. )

Thanks in advance for any help or ideas.

Answer:Used LCD monitor pricing?

All depends of the quality of the screens,if they are budget screens for offices or schools I'd shoot lower than $60,ATM that translates into about £40 each over here which is pretty expensive for junk:-D

I'd half the new price twice, about $100 to $50 then half again for bulk so about $30.Most of these whole sale places pick them up for next to nothing from businesses and schools so you can really barter with them,they will usually still make money whatever they sell them for the $60 is BS they know you will knock them down a sheetload.

As for bartering tell them they are junk:-D Remind the guy about the lifespan of the backlight, criticise their storage.Speak to them in person Don't act like you want to buy them,start at $20,lie and say your shopping around for the cheapest deal but don't tell him the price you want beaten when he asks say you rather not say but you'v had multiple offers cheaper than he just said.Pretend your still deciding whether it will be economical to buy them or not.

"Its not gonna be worth me going this route at that price."

Remember your not out shopping for monitors your out seeing if you should be shopping for monitors The further he thinks you are away from buying the more he will bend.

Most of all be light hearted and not serious,jovial. Its much easier say things and get away with them if you laugh after you've said it,people drop their guard when they are happy and having a good time so a... Read more

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Question: Tablet pricing

So far the leaked and rumoured pricing for some devices are holding true, with some prices being officialy revealed by Sony and Dell. What do you think of the pricing so far?
Newegg W8 pricing - ppssWin8Tab2012

Answer:Tablet pricing

These prices seem fair compared to other tablets. They don't make them a must buy, but definitely puts them in with the competition.
Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express

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Question: vista pricing

how much can i get a copy of vista 32 or 64bit for?
Everywhere I have seen is expensive and the less the better.SO if you know where I can get it at cheap please feel free to let me know

Answer:vista pricing

What do you consider cheap? You can get Vista Home Basic for $90.00 and Home Premium for $95

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I am in the process of looking for a paid for OEM for 10 Pro as I want to keep my 7 Pro key and buying one of those is just as expensive according to my local dealer - $209 + p&p which is pretty good.

Now I am also thinking at the same time what sort of mark up these dealers make over what they but the software in for resale as soem EBay sellers for example (not that I would buy from them) are offering the key but no DVD for s little as $120. So in my mind making say even a 25% mark up on what sellers pay Microsoft for what exactly do Microsoft produce their software for??

Answer:Just wondering re pricing

It probably depends upon how many OEM licenses they purchase at one time, but I don't know for sure. It violates Microsoft licensing agreement to use OEM system builders licenses for personal use on computers that you are not building to sell (except for Windows 8.0).

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Question: NOD32 pricing

well I'm looking to make the jump from Computer Associates to NOD32, I just requested pricing for Enterprise antivirus, does anyone know what the ballpark for 100 users, including servers is running nowadays?


Answer:NOD32 pricing

Yup. Gold partner...PM if want details.
Any Mail servers in the mix?

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okay I dont know that much about this stuff. I want to eventually build a computer and I want to know, will vista be as good as XP is soon and be able to run more programs, or is it better just to get xp, and about how much does xp cost?

Answer:pricing and about vista

Quoteand about how much does xp cost?Cheaper (and more stable) than Vista.

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What would be a normal price range for custom software?? Lets say that someone came up to me and wanted me to develop some kind of software for their business. What would I charge them?


And, yes, I know that it would depend upon the complexity of the software. I just wanted to get a general range.

Answer:Pricing for custom software

I don't believe there is any rule of thumb for ball park figures. If you are makign Software as a business then you are going to apply the rules of business for your pricing...
What are your costs for building the software?
What time frame are you looking at?
Are you hoping to make a profit from the software? If so what sort of %age?
What sort of maintenance are you going to offer to do on it?

What sort of alternatives does the potential customer have to you? How much are they prepared to write the software for? Are you going to have to undercut them?

Professional Business Software (especially tailored solutions as opposed to Off The Shelf can be much more costly... I don't think you are going to get a nice figure off us... you have to offset those factors and probably others to determine a cost...

Sorry its a pretty vague answer but your question leaves a lot in the open too.... Hope it helps anyway!

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Seems like the full banana version is $450 US.

Answer:Vista Pricing revealed.

That's just a tad more than XP. I haven't seen any functionality in the OS that would make me switch for free either. Is it just me or does that pricing mean that world+dog will be pirating the ultimate version?

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Im thinking of geting this graphics card

radeon x600xt 256mb

is that a good price?

Answer:Pricing on graphics card

u can get 6600GT for much cheaper price, and it is better than X600

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Intel Pentium E2220 Allendale 2.4GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E2220 - Retail $82

Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E5200 - Retail $83

How can a E2220 and an E5200 be $1 away?

Answer:Strange Processor Pricing

Don't knock it, go for it!

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