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Microsoft Sets Windows 7 Pricing, Upgrade Programs

Question: Microsoft Sets Windows 7 Pricing, Upgrade Programs

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 is down from the $239 that Microsoft had charged with Vista. Microsoft also plans to offer the operating system in an easier-to-open box.

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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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Microsoft recently announced the Microsoft Office 365, giving productivity power of the cloud just got a turbo boost for customers of all sizes. Microsoft Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping to save time, money and free up valued resources. Office 365 combines the familiar Office desktop suite with cloud-based versions of our next-generation communications and collaboration services: Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and Lync Online.
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So I really just want three things. Orange, i7, 8gb RAM. I don't need more than 256GB storage. Heck if there were an option to get 128 or skip HD altogether I'd probably take that for the savings since it's likely I'd eventually be replacing the SSD with a faster one anyway, useless-modern-corporation-consumer-warranties be-**bleep**. So why is my only option here the 512GB SSD $1600 dollar offering, which costs 400 more than an identical build in silver that has a 256GB ssd instead? A 512GB SSD of this quality doesn't cost 400 dollars when purchased outright much less 400 dollars MORE than a 256GB so what am I really paying for here? Of course I could've just got the 4 gig RAM version in orange and upgraded the RAM but 'doh! the Ram's soldered-in. So what gives Lenovo? Why are you making it so hard for me to pull the trigger? I can deal with the yellow thing. I can replace the silly wireless cards you put in these things. I have money. Let me give it to you. And yes, I'm a programmer. I know it's silly that "orange" is my sticking point here but I'm so sick of gray, black and silver technology.

Answer:Very Confused By Relative Pricing for Feature Sets for Yoga Pro 2

If you can live with silver rather than orange, your best bet is to order the Yoga 2 Pro from Best Buy for $1199 (http://bit.ly/1ibGwkD).  It's got the i7, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM.  I think it's a Best Buy only build.

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This thought crossed my mind this morning. They're releasing Windows 8 as a tablet and smartphone OS as well, so that means it will be competing with android and apple tablets & phones. Currently both google and apple have a major software update every year, which is free to any of their customers who own sufficient equipment. Microsoft's current Windows release schedule is every few years, and the upgrades cost $120 and up. I have no problem with their longer release schedule, but I'm hoping they'll at least adjust their upgrade pricing a bit to at least compete with the cost of OS upgrade disks for mac. Honestly if there was a substantial drop in upgrade software price I think they'd more than make up for it in a major decrease in people pirating their software. What do youguys think?

Answer:Will Microsoft change their pricing and upgrade scheudle to compete?

I think Microsoft is going to speed up their release schedule as well, windows 9 and windows 10 not that far away. As far as price goes, it will probably stay about the same, just my opinion

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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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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.

Jim

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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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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

and

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..

thanks
Tanya

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,
Jaidyn

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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

Ken

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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: http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/...ring-on-ga.aspxCheck 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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So this is what is up with all of the pre-order pricing perhaps?

http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/bl...leopard-threat-with-hot-deal/?cs=33664&page=1

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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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:http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/...ck-pricing.aspx

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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If I have stripe or volume sets on one machine, lets say spaning 2 disk in either case. If I unplug the drives as a pair and put them in another XP/2000 box, will the OS automatically recognise them as the stripe or volume set pair? Likewise if I install XP/2000 on a box containing such a pair, will the OS detect the volume/stripe correctly during install?
 

Answer:Windows stripe sets and volume sets

Could we have a little bit more information on what you are doing? And is it Windows XP or Windows 2000 there is no Windows XP/2000?

Try this article it may help answer a question or two.

4809 How to choose between a Stripe Set, a Volume Set, a Stripe Set with Parity, and a Mirror Set while using Windows NT 4.0? 07-Feb-02

http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBJ/tip4800/rh4809.htm
 

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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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The latest word is that Office 2013 365 will cost $16.50/month ($198/year):

Office 365 Enterprise Plans Cost More Because Of Australian Hosting | Lifehacker Australia

One can buy Office 2013 Home and Business for $251 or Professional for $514 and prices will likely drop further:

Office 365 Enterprise Plans Cost More Because Of Australian Hosting | Lifehacker Australia

Now obviously the latter are for one PC only, but if all the tales that we are hearing lately are true, that people are moving away from the desktop onto tablets and the like and not needing full office etc capability, then most people will only have one desktop in the house.

To that end, one licence would be more than enough and would be sufficient for many years to come. That then questions the need for Office 365, which locks you into a subscription service, ostensibly forever, and with potential price increases as well.

That kind of indicates that the standalone version of Office may well be the best option for most people, rather than Office 365.

Answer:Microsoft Office 2013 Australia Pricing

One device, you want to get out into the real world Ray, people have multiple devices. I can't ever see a time when I'll just have one device. Also have you ever heard of a family, I know they haven't been around for long, but they do exist.

I'm paying $12 per month for Office 365 and happy to pay it, but that's just me, other people might have different ideas.

I'm probably lying though, I make up all sorts of stories about what I own and the countries I've been to.

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I'm sure we can all agree that we want a Windows 8 Tablet more than we want anything else.... I mean... I literally can't wait. I've seen the RC run on some Windows 7 Tablets and it's pretty incredible. However... the Windows 7 Tablet costs about $1000.
If Windows 8 Tablets Release and they aren't priced between $250-$600... I will probably get an Ipad. I also think at the higher pricepoint... the tablets will fail at the consumer level. Mfg's really need to start hinting at prices and if it's higher than current tablet Market they really need to justify why it's going to be worth it. I'll be kinda upset at the fact that I'm holding off on my purchases only to find that they're priced like Mac Book Pros.

Answer:The one thing Microsoft and Mfg's aren't talking about is Pricing...

The ARM version of Windows should be within your price point but the Intel ones will be priced more like a MacBook Pro.

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Ok MS, Apple has just applied some serious pricing pressure for upgrading. Due in September, current Mac owners can upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard for only $29!! Now, I know I know, the OS's are very different and I don't expect MS to go THAT low for Vista owners...but come on! You just KNOW the MS folks are cussing a bit now.. They must have just dropped another notch lower on their planned pricing scheme as a result. Can you imagine?? Upgrading to 7 from Vista for that price???

Answer:upgrade pricing pressure from Apple

i totally agree. i really think that Microsoft needs to seriously take a moment and rethink things for a bit. especially with the low blows that apple dealt them during their WWDC today.

they need to do something.

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I originally bought a Dell Dimension 2400. Specs:

Intel P4 at 3.06 GHZ
512 MB Ram
40 Gig Hard Drive
No Speakers/onboard sound
GeForce FX 5200 128MB PCI
Standard Modem
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It was ok for a while but I soon wanted some better graphics. I looked on the Dell website and saw the prices had dropped a ton so I decided I'll sell this thing and buy the Dell Dimension 4700 with the GeForce 6800 256MB for PCI-E, and with a better procceser.

I need to know a good price I could sell the old one at to help pay for the new one.

Answer:Computer Upgrade-Pricing for old system

we to start with dont whatever you do buy a dell. they suck really bad. if ur wanting graphics they are gonna stick a intel in and they arent very good at gamin. also they rip u off because generally wat u pay them is about 200-300 (GBP) to wat u would wen buildin urself. im not sure exactly how much u would get but i wouldnt expect more than 200-300(GBP) i think thats about $500-600 (USD)

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The Microsoft Store has offically labeled the Kinect for Xbox360 at the $149.99 pricing as well as started pre-orders. In addition the ship date listed for this ground breaking device ,yes I said ground breaking , is for Nov,04.
Kinect brings games and entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways?no controller required. Easy to use and instantly fun, the Kinect sensor uses revolutionary full-body tracking to put you in the center of the fun. This amazing new technology allows the sensor to recognize your body and mirror your movements in the game, making YOU the controller.
■Control your Xbox 360 with a single gesture or wave of the hand
■Get off the couch and into the game by using your body as the controller
■Connect with friends and family with easy and interactive gameplay, video chat, and more*
■Revolutionary technology that includes body recognition
■Works alongside your Xbox 360 controller to enhance your entertainment
■Compatible with every Xbox 360** What comes in the box
■Kinect sensor for Xbox 360
■Power supply cable
■User's manual
■Wi-Fi extension cable Before you buy Here's what you'll need to use the Kinect sensor:
■Xbox 360 console
■6 feet (1.8 meters) between you and your television for play space?
■You! Technical specifications
■Color VGA Motion Camera 640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30FPS
■Depth Camera 640 x 480 pixel resolution at 30FPS
■... Read more

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Computerworld - Microsoft today said it will patch a record 64 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Windows graphics framework, and other software next week, and tie a December 2010 record for the number of security updates it issues.

The 17 updates -- Microsoft calls them "bulletins" -- tie the count of December 2010. The bulletins that will ship next Tuesday will include 64 patches, Microsoft said, 15 more than the previous record of October 2010, and 24 more than the 40 of the former second-place collection of December 2010.

Of the 17 updates, 9 will be rated "critical," the highest threat label in Microsoft's four-step scoring system, while the remaining 8 will be marked "important," the second-most-dire ranking.Click to expand...

More Info
 

Answer:Microsoft sets mammoth Patch Tuesday, will fix 64 flaws

Just looked at Windows Update, have 15(+2) updates. How long will it notify me to update?
 

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We had reported that Microsoft India had invite developers to the world’s largest App Fest for Windows 8 to be held at Bengaluru, India on Sept 21-22, 2012. The event has been concluded successfully as has also set a record! Guinness World Records has congratulated developers and Microsoft India for setting an official record for the ‘Most Participants in Software Development Marathon’ at the Windows AppFest.
You can read the details at Microsoft.
Despite growing protection in the US, Microsoft says it will keep scouring for talent from its second-largest employee base, ie India.

Answer:Microsoft India sets Guinness World Record

Congratulation to all Microsoft India team..!!

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Hi, yesterday received a demopool T410 2522-EE9 and I've done a Bios update to latest 1.36. After restart and hitting F1, I was asked for a password which I hadn't set before. My dealer told me that nobody set passwords.So I just press Enter and OK was displayed. I was able to enter Bios but not with all functions. So I assume a Supervisor password was set by Bios update utility. Now I read that in this case it is necessary to replace system board. But is there a chance for a bios rollback to solve this issue?Because it is the 2nd laptop I received from dealer the 1st one had broken pixels. Thanks for help 

Answer:T410 Bios upgrade sets password ???

Hi asetek!
 
It's more likely that this being an ex-demo machine is the reason the Supervisor password is set. Call the dealer and ask for the password. If they don't have it, ask them to replace the machine.
 
Hope this helps!

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why microsoft virtual pc 2007 and microsoft vitual cd/dvdv do not work on windows 10 and do you have alternative programs

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Over 6 months ago, I received an upgrade for microsoft starter 10 popup on my computer. I have never clicked on it for fear it might be a trojan. I have seen other questions about this on the web, but there has been no definitive answer. Please advise.

Answer:Did Microsoft send the auto upgrade message about upgrade for microsoft office starter 10?

Does sound strange, as the update to Win7&8 which enabled the upgrade message, only got released via Windows Update a couple months ago (March from memory) and was only 'activated' a few weeks ago. So most likely a Trojan of some kind...
G.

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Question: windows 7 pricing.

not sure how accurate this is......but some pricing anways.http://www.pcworld.com/article/166233/best_buy_memo_on_windows_7_outlines_upgrade_pricing.html
 

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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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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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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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

Cheers,Drew

 

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Prelude:

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.

Pricing:

* 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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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
http://www.vistaknowledge.com/news/a...y_less_than_xp

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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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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http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/pricing.asp

"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
 

Answer:Windows announce 7 pricing !!

What's that in ten bob notes mate?
 

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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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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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I have just found two programs in my %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows directory
dmview.exe
wshom.exe

They are started at boot/login but I can't find from where...

Anyone knows what they are?

Should there ever be a program in %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows ?

// Anders

Answer:Programs in %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows

Some clues would be nice - like the filenames? Duh! sorry.


Please downloadand install Malwarebytes Anti-malware(free version) from http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/- UNtick 'Enable free trial of MBAM PRO' at the end of the installation - and update it, then run a full scan in your main account, and Quick scans in anyother user accounts.



Delete everythingit finds

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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).
HTH,
--Ed--

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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http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/07/08/windows-7-family-pack-anytime-upgrade-prices-leak
 

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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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.

Cheers
jimbo

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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).
HTH,
--Ed--

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:
"...as 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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I am sure most of you are wondering the same thing.....Microsoft keeps on sending programs in the updates.... Im not sure about you, but I think some of them can be removed for space...I just want to know whish ones are safe to remove.......

I got Photo Galleries from Microsoft, and I am sure there other programs that are not needed.. I need only one photo suite for my job, printing, scanning my timecard and sending to the main office.. I work at home as a caregiver to a loved one...

I dont think I need the movie maker, and I am sure if I did I could find a free one that uses less space and memory... what about meeting space and windows mail???? I use hotmail, can that go??? I am just in need of space and I only got little HD as it is, and a good portion is windows stuff...

Please Help me Flush out Junk Programs that are not needed...

Answer:What windows and Microsoft programs to remove safely???

OK Take care. To remove programs that are not listed in Programs and Features
Press Windows key and R, Type Regedit,
Go to HKLM,Software,Microsoft,Windows,Current Version,Uninstall.
Look for the key,right click and delete.
Warning:Make a backup and restore point first.

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I'm not sure how my windows icons got like this. It happened a while ago, and I managed to deal with it, but its really bugging me now.
https://i.imgur.com/NCrvnXw.png
https://i.imgur.com/wbXfTLt.png
https://i.imgur.com/YYeNbr1.png
Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

Edit: In my task manager I see the correct icon, but when I search for the program through windows search its gives that error icon.
https://i.imgur.com/j5wc70m.png

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So, Secunia has just told me that the versions of Microsoft Outlook 2002, Word 2002, and Excel 2002 I have on my computer (Windows XP Home SP3) are unsecure and need to be updated. Secunia provides direct download links to Microsoft for these updates, but there are some hassles (I know! Hassles? With Microsoft?!).First, it opens IE -- it apparently won't work with Firefox. Second, all the update links lead to a page that signs me up for a Microsoft Update service that gives Microsoft even greater access to my PC.Unless it's absolutely necessary, I just have no desire to provide more access to my computer to a bunch of strangers.Does anyone know if there's a way to update these programs without signing up for a service? Even today, not all computers are hooked up to the internet -- I figure there must be a way to just get the updated files.Thanks!Apologies if this is in the wrong forum.

Answer:Update Microsoft (Windows XP) programs manually?

Try this link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=enThat's the service pack... so it updates the whole shi-bang. If this wasn't what you were talking about, just reply and I'll keep looking. Hope that helped!

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Hello,
 
I've been Internet surfing for a few hours today until I was alerted by my computer about my disk space getting low. I decided to go clean up some space in the Control Panel until I'm given this:

The instruction at 0x00007FFFA150C38 referenced memory at
0x000000001ABDCD40. The required data was not placed into memory
because of an I/O error status of 0xc0000007f.

Click on OK to terminate the program.
I get the same errors from:
Search bar in the Start Menu
This PC
From what I had tested so far. I crash on PC settings with zero error messages about it. It's still on my task bar, but opening it leads to the gear before it crashes to desktop. Similar to Skyrim, for an example, but the program itself is still "on."
 
I found out that I can sneak into the This PC area through other folders, but the C: drive says it's

0 bytes out of 118 GB
I ended up cleaning it out so I have 10.4 GB open, but I'm still unable to get into anything.
 
--
 
So a hero should be Malwarebytes, no? The moment I open it, it claims that I have never done a scan on it before when I had about two months ago. The moment I click "SCAN NOW" an error pops up saying:
 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has stopped working
 
A program caused the program to stop working correctly.
Windows will close the program and notify you if there is a solution available.

 
I tried running it in Safe Mode to no avail, and Chameleon ended up wasting my time when all of the options never... Read more

Answer:[Windows 8.1] I can't open most of my Microsoft programs, or even Malwarebytes

Can you go rightlick on the harddrive in my computer->properties->tools->disk check? (not sure if its the exact name, I dont run english windows, the procedure is called CHKDSK scan)
This can check if its a hardware issue instead of a software one caused by viruses.
 
Try downloading RKill from bleeping computers page and running it. If it kills something, try going with normal antiviruses.

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ive reinstalled a copy of windows xp on top of an old one and it wont ecognise that i have word and excel etc onboardwhen i find these files and click on them i get he following error messageMicrosoft [excel/wordetc) has not been installed for the current user please run setup to install the application"what does this mean what should i do

Answer:windows xp wont recognise other microsoft programs

When you say "over the top" of the old installation,do you mean you selected the Repair option at the setup screen.......that way you get a fresh install of all the XP system files/drivers etc whilst retaining all your settings and programs.If you used the Install option what you have done is set up a fresh version of XP on the same partition as the old one.....In this case all your programs will not be picked up by the new installation.All the program folders will still be there but they are not installed into the new XP.Have a look in Windows Explorer and see if you have two Windows folders.

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I'm not sure how my windows icons got like this. It happened a while ago, and I managed to deal with it, but its really bugging me now.
https://i.imgur.com/NCrvnXw.png
https://i.imgur.com/wbXfTLt.png
https://i.imgur.com/YYeNbr1.png
Any help is appreciated! Thanks.

Edit: In my task manager I see the correct icon, but when I search for the program through windows search its gives that error icon.
https://i.imgur.com/j5wc70m.png

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Nothing official from Microsoft






Quote:
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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Last day to get it for $43 and change after taxes (that's what I paid anyways).
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/buy?ocid=SHOP_SOC_FB_FPPApps_Null_Null_Null

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. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/feature-packs 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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Hi I have a Logitech 540 and another Logitech 3XX USB headphone & mic and I'm wondering can I easily configure them to both work simultaneously?

The application is for a Google Voice call. So two people can conference call another person from one computer.

Answer:Using 2 sets of USB Headphone/Mic on Windows 8.1

Plug the first set of headphones into one of the USB ports on the computer.

Click the "Start" button followed by "Control Panel." Once the Control Panel window opens, select the "Sound" option.

Change the speaker option from the standard "Computer/Laptop" speakers to "Headphones." This makes a headphone connection the current default setting (you can change this back later).

Plug the other set of USB headphones into an available USB port on the computer. You can now listen to the audio from your computer over both USB headphones.

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Every time I re-boot, 'Keep the taskbar on top of other Windows' is un-checked. So I check it and it stays that way until I re-boot. I have checked 'Lock the Taskbar' and that setting stays after re-boot. Any way I can make the other setting permanent?

Answer:'Keep the taskbar on top of other Windows' re-sets

Perhaps you should have 'lock the taskbar' unchecked. Mine is unchecked and I have no problems. Just have a tick in 'keep the taskbar on top...'

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I bought a hard drive from Newegg and then I bought a OEM copy of Windows 8 from Newegg to go on it.   I am at the point of entering my serial which I carefully with a bright light and a magnifying glass copied the multi-colored item marked key and entered them first on paper and then into the set and now Windows tells me it's wrong. Part of the problems is that the key on the envelope  (no box) has 9 sets of 5. Which of those 9 sets do I use?   Newegg  said I should contact Mircosoft but I bought an OEM version. Sandy

Answer:Windows 8 product key has too many sets of 5

Just leave it blank and continue the installation. Later ou can resolve the issue.Microsoft has a 800 number you can use later.EDIT: forgot to mention, you should, if possible, have your PC on the Internet with Ethernet. If wireless, you will have to give the windows 8 installer the wireless security code.

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here is the original thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?t=270702&page=1&pp=15

basically... like i said in the last reply, my computer seems to have a multiple of the old windows and the new one... any suggestions on how to correct this?
 

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Hi there

I installed a new 4 TB internal SATA HDD yesterday ( new data disk) -- Windows 10 prompted me immediately after W10 had booted (from an SSD) on boot up -- Uninitialized Disk select GUID / GPT or MBR.

For HDD's > 2TB you need GPT to use full size partition.

So I selected GPT - it then went through ritual create simple volume, format etc.

All worked 100%.

Installing large HDD's on previous systems -- had all sorts of Hassle.

For things like multi-media etc these large HDD's are great -- around 95 USD for 4TB -- can't be bad !!!!!

Also who says people are short of HDD space for backups -- with prices like these it's a no brainer for DATA storage.

(TWO FINGERS also to the Cloud - although YMMV I accept).

Cheers
jimbo

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After being forced to take on Windows 10, I am afraid to take any updates from Microsoft. 

I do not want to have to research out every update that Microsoft is trying to get me to install, so I just keep postponing all updates.  I have never been fond of newer versions of Windows because it reminds me of the new versions of software for my
Android. 
Every time a new version comes out, there are less options or customization's that come with it.   

Not only this but, I will buy what I want to buy from whom ever I wish and no amount of

In fact, the more that I am reminded about a product or service, the less that I want anything to do with it.

How do I get over being worried about the updates that Microsoft says that I need?  Not the Windows 10, but even updates for Windows 7 Pro.  I am afraid to get any updates?
CAN ANYONE HELP ME GET OVER THE APPREHENSION AND THE DEFENSIVENESS I AM FEELING TOWARDS MICROSOFT?
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I just got suckered into upgrading from Windows7 to Windows10 (clicking the "download" instead of the "install" button still forces you into an upgrade within a week with no way to cancel). The update itself took 2-3h and it seems to work, at least the desktop comes back up and stuff. However, pretty much all the installed programs are gone. The only thing left are old copies of Word & Excel 2003 and those fail to start on Windows10. Nothing in the startmenu or on desktop. This does not seem to be the intended behaviour, does it? Quick Internet search at least didn't bring up a lot of complaining. So what's going on here?
Now the programs are still in C:\Windows.old, but I assume there is no way to make them work in Windows10 without a proper reinstall.
So what are my options now to get the system back into working conditions? Reinstalling all the apps is something I'd like to avoid. So that leaves the Windows7 downgrade option, which is bound to a timelimit of a month before potential dataloss.
Does the Windows7 downgrade work without issues? Or will I go from broken Windows10 to broken Windows7? Is it possible to update back from a downgraded Windows7 to Windows10 at a later point? And how long will the downgrade take?

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade - All programs gone

I still have no idea why none of the applications got carried over from Windows7 to Windows10, among them lots of really standard stuff Audacity, IrfanView, iTunes, etc. However I did now do a downgrade from Windows10 back to Windows7 and that worked mostly as expected. Took around 20min and Windows7 booted back up normal. Only issue I could see so far is that all the pinned applications in the task bar stopped working and had to be repinned, but otherwise I haven't found any issues yet.
The Windows10 nag screen came right back after the downgrade, so I guess future upgrades back to Windows10 are still possible.

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will all programs on my PC now be there when I upgrade to Windows 10?

Answer:Will all programs on my PC now be there when I upgrade to Windows 10?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question will all programs on my PC now be there when I upgrade to Windows 10? Yes...they'll be...but only if u choose via WU

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Just a question... i upgrade my windows ultimate and select to mantain file, documents, settings etc..
Now when i start windows 10 all my documents are present but no programs before installed, all are under windows.old / program....
So with this "upgrade" i must reinstall all old programs ???

Thank
Hispa

Answer:Upgrade from windows 7... and all old programs ?

hispanico said:

Just a question... i upgrade my windows ultimate and select to mantain file, documents, settings etc..
Now when i start windows 10 all my documents are present but no programs before installed, all are under windows.old / program....
So with this "upgrade" i must reinstall all old programs ???

Thank
Hispa



Please it is normal or something wrong on installation ?

Hispa

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I just got suckered into upgrading from Windows7 to Windows10 (clicking the "download" instead of the "install" button still forces you into an upgrade within a week with no way to cancel). The update itself took 2-3h and it seems to work, at least the desktop comes back up and stuff. However, pretty much all the installed programs are gone. The only thing left are old copies of Word & Excel 2003 and those fail to start on Windows10. Nothing in the startmenu or on desktop. This does not seem to be the intended behaviour, does it? Quick Internet search at least didn't bring up a lot of complaining. So what's going on here?
Now the programs are still in C:\Windows.old, but I assume there is no way to make them work in Windows10 without a proper reinstall.
So what are my options now to get the system back into working conditions? Reinstalling all the apps is something I'd like to avoid. So that leaves the Windows7 downgrade option, which is bound to a timelimit of a month before potential dataloss.
Does the Windows7 downgrade work without issues? Or will I go from broken Windows10 to broken Windows7? Is it possible to update back from a downgraded Windows7 to Windows10 at a later point? And how long will the downgrade take?

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade - All programs gone

I still have no idea why none of the applications got carried over from Windows7 to Windows10, among them lots of really standard stuff Audacity, IrfanView, iTunes, etc. However I did now do a downgrade from Windows10 back to Windows7 and that worked mostly as expected. Took around 20min and Windows7 booted back up normal. Only issue I could see so far is that all the pinned applications in the task bar stopped working and had to be repinned, but otherwise I haven't found any issues yet.
The Windows10 nag screen came right back after the downgrade, so I guess future upgrades back to Windows10 are still possible.

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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













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:T430U pricing error when selecting Windows 7 home edition

Hi,
 
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"?
 
Z.

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My computer was infected with some spyware that I could not get rid of, and it was making my computer run really slow. So I decided I would reinstall windows to make it go away. I didn't have the copy that came with this computer so I used a version from another computer that I have. After reloading windows, my sound would not work. For some reason it isn't picking up the soundcard. While trying to fix that problem, I noticed that every time I started up the computer, it would give me a choice of either "Windows XP home edition" or "Windows Media Center". When I opened the Media Center it would bring back the verision that I thought I wiped out. So my question is:

How do I wipe out both verisions and start over?

Answer:I think I installed 2 sets of windows on my computer.

I don't know how you reinstalled XP, but if the disk you have doesn't have the same Product ID as your "real" disk, you Product Key won't work, and you'll be stuck half-way through an installation, unable to go forward or backward.

When you installed XP, did you format & reinstall ? Did it ask for your Product Key ?

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Hi,
Out of the blue I can no longer open a file via Windows Explore using either Word or Excel.
I can open Word or Excel files that are in the recent document list or I can open Word or Excel and use the open folder under the office button. Any other access via Windows Explorer e.g. .TXT .JPG or .MP3 is OK I just can't get to a file with Word or Excel from Windows Explorer. Does someone have a suggestion for me before I revert to a restore point?
Thanks
Frank C
My office is 2007

Answer:Windows Explorer / Microsoft office programs access failing

Try to reset the word and excel associations. If that does not work
Try to reset the exe and lnk (LNK) associations.
Default File Type Associations - Restore

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I upgraded a laptop that didn't have a lot of programs, because I wanted to check it out before I upgraded my other computers. Everything went pretty well, except for the fact that the upgrade seems to have changed the few programs I have on this computer to 32 bit. Specifically Dropbox, 1Password, Microsoft Onedrive, and Norton Internet Security are all showing 32 bit versions in Windows 10. I checked, and I am running the 64 bit version of Windows 10, so I'm not sure why that happened, or if it even makes a big difference.

Thoughts?

Answer:Upgrade to Windows 10 changed my programs from 64 bit to 32 bit

mgibson99 said:

I upgraded a laptop that didn't have a lot of programs, because I wanted to check it out before I upgraded my other computers. Everything went pretty well, except for the fact that the upgrade seems to have changed the few programs I have on this computer to 32 bit. Specifically Dropbox, 1Password, Microsoft Onedrive, and Norton Internet Security are all showing 32 bit versions in Windows 10. I checked, and I am running the 64 bit version of Windows 10, so I'm not sure why that happened, or if it even makes a big difference.



But which version of Windows were you running before, what you Upgraded over? By default 64-bit programs installed in Windows 64-bit will show in C:\Program Files Folder and 32-bit programs will show in C:\Program Files (x86) Folder. If running the 32-bit version of Windows all programs will install in C:\Program Files. Installing a 32-bit version of Windows on 64-bit hardware will work but installing 64-bit version on 32-bit hardware will not work. Have never seen an Upgrade change the version of third-party software without reinstalling.

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what happens to all my windows 7 programs when I upgrade from windows 7 pro to windows 8 pro?
will I need to reinstall steam? and other programs?

Answer:what happens to all my windows 7 programs whne i upgrade

You will have to re install all your programs.

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PCWorld is reporting that some PC vendors and sellers will begin a coupon program on June 26 to entitle people who buy premium versions of Microsoft Windows Vista to upgrade to the new Windows 7 operating system when it arrives later this year, but the upgrade offers may not be free. Offers will vary by vendor and retailer.
Three Taiwanese PC makers plan to provide a coupon for a free Windows 7 upgrade to anyone who buys a new desktop or laptop PC loaded with Vista Home Premium, Vista Ultimate or Vista Business between June 26 and the time Windows 7 launches globally on Oct. 22, according to executives from the companies. They requested not to be named in this story for fear of harming their business relationship with Microsoft, because the software giant has not yet announced the timing of its Windows Upgrade Option (WUO) program.
PC vendors will have to pay between US$9 and US$15 per PC to include an upgrade coupon with a new computer, said an executive at one Taiwanese PC maker. People will use information on the coupon to download a copy of Windows 7 from a Microsoft Web site once the software is on sale, he said, and Microsoft will also send the holder a copy of the operating system on a disc.

Answer:Windows 7 Upgrade Programs Will Start Soon

Thanks for the news sir, in btw windows 7 upgrade advisior beta is also available to download..... Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta

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Hello,

just upgraded to windows 7, when U started the driver cd of Toshiba the following programs were altered or removed:

toshiba camera assistant
toshiba configfree
marvell miniport driver
toshiba tempro
toshiba disk creator
toshiba hardware setup
toshiba supervisor password

Are these programas automaticaly restored or must I download them again?

thanx in advance,

Bartski

Answer:Some programs removed after Windows 7 upgrade

If you realy upgraded, all setting remain as they were.
If installed Windows 7 as a new OS, all Toshiba drivers and software must be downloaded again from the support site.

Hope you get it running again

Greets
Praepositus

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Hi everyone,

At the moment I'm running a computer with windows vista.
I want to upgrade to Windows 7, but I have a lot of programs installed on my Vista (that also are compatible with windows 7). Many of these programs work on a license you have to buy via the internet and I don't want to re?nstall all these programs and explain to the developers that I upgraded and need a new key.

Is there a way to upgrade and keep all my programs available ?
Like Office, Nero, Neat Image, Photoshop, etc.
I've looked into the "easy transfer" from windows itself, but I just don't wanna take any risks.

Anyone any info about this ?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Keeping programs after a windows 7 upgrade.

Hello Sonicje,

Yes. You could just do a upgrade install from within your Vista to Windows 7 as in the tutorial below to have everything in Vista transfer to Windows 7 during the upgrade install.

Upgrade Install with Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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What do I do if my windows 10 sets up a temporary file, and says that I must register first? Also I can't find any of my files! my data can't be found? All my music, photos, documents!

Answer:What do I do if my Windows 10 sets up a temporary file, and says that I must register first?

Please give more details such as what you were doing, whether this is a phone or laptop, were you able to access files before etc

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Windows 10 will reset my settings. First of all I have my system set to make IE my default brewers. But every time I click a link it will ask me if I want IE or Edge. One other thing. I dislike using the touch pad on my laptop so I have it set to disable the touch pad. I tried several different ways to disable it and it will work until I restart and then the mouse pad is active again. It's a real pain in the you-know-what. Does anyone know of a solution?

Answer:Windows 10 turns re-sets personal settings

Frank1 said:

Windows 10 will reset my settings. First of all I have my system set to make IE my default brewers. But every time I click a link it will ask me if I want IE or Edge. One other thing. I dislike using the touch pad on my laptop so I have it set to disable the touch pad. I tried several different ways to disable it and it will work until I restart and then the mouse pad is active again. It's a real pain in the you-know-what. Does anyone know of a solution?



Have you disabled touchpad in device manager.

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My problem is with the IPv4 properties; I get connection when DNS is set to 'obtain automatically' but a few minutes after setting this, it changes to a preferred server called 127.0.0.1, the reroute to nowhere! Now i have to go back there every few minutes and change this setting if I want to connect.
Google was useless, I ran anti-malware, rebooted and reset all connections to both WiFi and Ethernet connection to the modem, tried all the command prompt tricks and nothing works.

Answer:Windows 7 - Preferred DNS server sets to 127.0.0.1 automatically

Rather than spend time trying to identify the cause, a suitable workaround may be to assign fixed DNS servers such as the excellent ones provided by OpenDNS. Add the following IP addresses as the preferred and alternate servers and let me know how you get on:
208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220

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I'm having a problem loading my mostly-classical CD collection on Windows Media Player. When I try to load the second and subsequent CD's of a set, WMP says "CD already loaded" and proceeds to overwrite the previous CD. Is there any way of stopping this?

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I am a PC tech and have been for 8 years now. One problem I have come across pretty frequently but have yet to figure out a cause for is printer issues related to the port selection. I have had numerous customers who randomly can't print. Upon looking at their computer, the printer port will be selected on "LPT1" instead of the proper USB or TCP/IP port. I have not been able to find any correlation. This happens on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 on both business and residential computers. Originally I had thought that customers must be attempting repairs on their own. However, after 8 years and seeing this same thing happen to people who are afraid to even attempt to fix their own issue I believe that there must be some bug in Windows that causes this printer port to change. Anyone have any ideas for this behavior or has anyone even seen this?

Also, the fix to this problem, of course, is to simply select the correct port and the problem is resolved. If there are any jobs in queue, they immediately will start to print indicating that there was most likely never a PC to Printer communication problem. Any information on this would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
 

Answer:Windows Bug? - Printer randomly sets self to LPT port

Well that is strange... I've dealt with people for 5 year and haven't had this issue come across. I've been dealing with windows for years, a lot more then 5, more like 13 and haven't had a printer randomly change from USB to LPT1. Lucky I guess. I'll see what I can find on this.
 

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Hello all . I've a long annoying problem when i restart the windows it sets date to year 19933 or something a strange date anyways .
It makes the windows very slow till i change it manually .
Could anybody please tell me whats the problem ?

Thanks

Answer:Windows 7 sets calender to strange date

Check the date in your BIOS. Your motherboards Real Time Clock may be WAY off or possibly busted... Or maybe you need a new battery for your MB for it to keep the time when the power is off (They only last 2-5 years depending on MB and battery)

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Hi all

I want to make some recovery discs, how many sets of recovery discs can I make? Is it only 1 or can I make more?

Answer:How many sets of recovery discs can you make for Windows 7?

only one

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Hi I've been experiencing problems with my corsair raptor hs40 (audio jack not usb) headset, the headset its self it not broken It's just that windows (or something) always sets the Microphone volume to 0 and mutes it (see screenshot here- click here, whenever I change the slider to 100 and un-mute it works perfectly again, however it soon changes back to mute after about 2 minutes. Its plugged into my motherboard (Asus sabertooth 990FX) currently and I have Dolby Home Theater 4 I'm not sure if its windows, dolby or something else causing this problem.
Thanks in Advanced- Jack Salvona

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I see that I have two sets of Program files. One is called Program Files and the other is Program Files (x86). Just wondering . . .HP Pavilion 64 bit

Answer:why 2 sets of program files folder under Windows 7

You have installed 64-bit Windows, and the dual 'Program files' structure is 'by design'. 32-bit software programs, by default, install to the 'Program files (x86)' folder. This is to minimize or eliminate the risk of having both 32-bit and 64-bit installs of the same program present, and their installation files creating conflicts and/or performance problems.Some software applications programs install both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the program.

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My Windows 7 installation is many years old, and gone through many hardware changes, software installations and uninstallations, and Windows itself has been getting progressively slower, buggier, and prone to odd crashes and hang ups. I decided to try repairing the installation with my original install disc, but found that my DVD drive is no longer functional. Having used the official ISO from Microsoft to create a bootable USB for my netbook worked swimmingly. For my desktop, not so much.

When booting from USB on my desktop, the Windows 7 installer mounts itself as drive C while detecting my existing Windows installation as being drive D when it is actually and most certainly C. I've tried forcing drive paths from within Windows, changing boot order, switching USB ports, all manner of UEFI options pertaining to USB... and it always sets the installer as C, unable to set the Windows install path to C because C is in use by the installer.

I'm a bit too paranoid to try repairing Windows for fear of it totally screwing everything up with the forced drive path change, and using a drive path other than C for a clean install is, at best, undesirable. Would also prefer not to spend money on a DVD drive that I will in all likelihood use exactly once.

Motherboard (which I'd wager is the culprit) is an embarrassingly flashy ASRock P67 Professional.

Answer:Windows 7 installer sets its own path as C:\ - cannot install to C:\

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Toshiko


When booting from USB on my desktop,


That statement contradicts itself.

You don't boot from USB on the desktop.

If you are trying to do a clean install, you shutdown or restart and boot from the USB.

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I have this old program I like to use, Freehand 7 (1995), but no matter what I do in Windows 7 I get the User Account Control Defender Box saying "Do you want the following program from an unknown publisher to make changes to this computer?"

I tried installing the program elsewhere, even in the original Program Files, and also on the top level of the hard drive. I tried running the compatibility program, and adding special permissions, but I could not change some of the settings. In the Windows Defender Tools I tried adding excluded files and folders, putting the application folder and application itself as exceptions, but it still sets off that alert before the program will start up.

The program does not have this problem in Vista.

Answer:Program Sets Off Windows Defender At Launch

Hi Nemai04,
Right click the file in the start menu, then:-

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I am planning on upgrading to Win7 from Vista. I have never had any major problems with my Vista home premium. I do NOT want to lose ANY of my programs or files when I upgrade. I have been reseaching the net and so far I am very worried that I will not be able to purchase a  Win7 (CD) upgrade w/o losing my files and programs. I want to be able to purchase Win7 at a reasonable price and be assured that the upgrade won't reformat my entire H/D. Any links would be helpful.

Answer:Windows 7 upgrade, not losing my programs or files

Have a Look here   http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-vista-to-windows-7#T1=tab01
 
More info ? ....Post Back.

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Starting today, current users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be able to reserve a free upgrade to Windows 10 once the operating system is released in a few months' time. And yes, the free upgrade will give you...

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Answer:Microsoft lets Windows 7 and 8.1 users reserve free upgrade to Windows 10

DirectX 12 here we come. Oh yeah!
 

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First, we know it's a given that pretty much everyone with Windows 7 and 8/8.1 will get the upgrade free if they want it. Also, when buying a new PC, it will most likely come with Windows 10 installed.

However, there has only been speculation (in just about every thread) as to how Microsoft will distribute Windows 10. So, I thought maybe it would be good to get our speculation all in one place. Besides, I've had a few thoughts (dangerous ones, probably) on the subject.

Let's set out a few scenarios and see what comes up . . .

Building a new PC: How would you install Windows if it doesn't come on a DVD and you have no way to download?

What about UEFI installation? What about Legacy BIOS on an older machine.

Do you think it might be possible to buy a USB flash drive with Windows 10?

What about a hard drive with Windows 10? Stick it in the newly built PC, start it up and it installs?

OK, I've put out some outlandish ideas . . . what are yours?

Answer:How will Microsoft Distribute Non-Upgrade Non-OEM Windows 10?

MS is going to have to have a DVD for sale for new PCs. I just can't see it not happening.

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Hello everyone, Happy New Year to you all! Just wanted to share
with you that Microsoft UK is currently offering free shipping on their
hard copy edition of Windows 8 upgrade edition.
It's priced at only 24.99 (Same price as download only version)Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store - Buy and download Windows 7 Professional, home file sharing, network connectivity, Home Premium
Not bad if you would like to keep a physical copy of your disc.
Hope some people find this of interest if you're still thinking about upgrading
to Windows 8 before the end of January deadline price increase.
I thank you for your attention.

Answer:Windows 8 Upgrade - Microsoft UK Offer

Thanks! I got the download at launch but will pick up the physical disc for my parents PC while it's still cheap.

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Hi - I hope someone can help me?
I have a Dell Latitude E6500. I installed some software that I thought was Ok but seems all my problems start back from that point.
Firstly I noticed my laptop would not shutdown or start up properly - (I noticed it stopped in the safe mode loading process at an AVG file AVGIDSEH.SYS). After letting the PC fix itself, it is able to do re start. Then I noticed getting error messages on any Office program - especially Outlook. The laptop was previosuly owned and I have a suspicion that it was a pirate copy. So I decided to get a valid copy of Office home and business. This will not load - it just hangs. (When I tried to open Outlook - the system tried to install Enterprise 2007 and then it would hang as well) also I tried to uninstall Enterprise but this does not look successful either.
The other issue I have is Windows 7 SP1 is trying to install by update and keeps failing with error code 80070652.
I have Windows 7 professional 32 bit installed.
I can access my email but all my outlook archives cannot be accessed.
I have tried MalwareBytes and AVG scan without finding anything.
Please help!

Answer:Windows 7 Microsoft Office upgrade

Hi Andy,

Browsing around the web, it seems your problem may be caused from an incomplete install or possibly from the Dell Support software installed on your computer. I would go to Control Panel-> Programs and Features and completely uninstall MS Office and any of the Dell Support software that you may find.

Then reboot, and go to http://support.microsoft.com/fixit/, and try the Windows Update fix.

Then reinstall Office, and try to update to SP1. Post back here with your results.

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I have been trying upgrade again to Windows 8.1 from 8.0.  8.0 was pre-installed on my Toshiba L875D-S7332 Satellite Laptop. This is being loaded through the windows store. Based on the loading bar it loads 8.1 about 1/2 way and then I get this error
message.  0xc0000142.  Can someone tell me what is likely cause and if there is a fix.  I have hit Try again and it stops at the same point and with the same error message

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Attempted to upgrade to Windows 10 but the install wizard declares that the display is not compatible and the wizard exits.  HP support says that this laptop is compatible but to review something.  I followed all instructions. No drivers were needed.  No message to describe a display problem was found.  Thanks,

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Evening All,Anyone know the rules for purchasing this please i.e can anyone from the general public buy it?

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When Microsoft made its major push in the marketplace to get everyone to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, I declined. I didn't want it. I'd seen a few people run into problems. I do not want to destabilize my system. Everything was running fine.

But Microsoft was relentless. About 3 different "recommended" updates were deployed as part of the software push to get users to upgrade. You had to figure out which ones were part of the "Windows 10 subversive install", uninstall them, then when Windows wanted to give them to you again, you'd have to hide the updates.

I went through all of that. TWICE. Yes, twice, because somewhere along the lines Microsoft figured out what people were doing and pulled them out of hiding. I had to do it again.

Well... surprise, surprise, surprise... those updates are not back, but now I'm seeing "Upgrade to Windows 10" AGAIN!!!

I'm going out of my mind. I DO NOT WANT WINDOWS 10! They have 13 FAQ entries, NONE of them say "What if I don't want Windows 10"? This is completely UNACCEPTABLE. Microsoft is being asinine about this Windows 10 upgrade push.
Does anyone know how to get rid of this new upgrade push? What are the update installs that are in the system forcing this again? Please... please post if you do. Thank you.

Answer:Microsoft pushing Windows 10 upgrade AGAIN??

Upgrade to Windows 10 Update - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 or 8.1 - Windows 10 Forums

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Windows 10 is a much improved OS. However upgrading to Windows 10 leaves many apps less than improved.
I have used Insider Preview on all my devices and have permanently installed Windows 10 on my laptop. My other devices are a Lumia 830 and a Dell Venue Pro 8.
Without a doubt, Windows 10 OS is WAY better on my laptop than Windows 8.1 was. The new (old) Start button is great and notifications are a big help. However on my Dell tablet Windows 10 is less than ideal. Without the swipes navigation in a tablet is more difficult.
New Win 10 apps leave a lot to be desired.Edge
Edge is much faster than IE, which is a major plus, but many features are left out. Right click on Back or Forward buttons doesn't show history.Holding Ctrl and Left click on Edge icon in task bar doesn't open a new Edge sessionNo top address bar when Edge is opened. It's just confusing.No droplist in the address bar for recent entries.No swipe left or right to go backward or forward.No bottom address bar in tablet mode. Thankfully Edge Mobile does have this.
I have read some of these things are coming but Edge is still a step back from IE and IE Modern. At least you can still use Chrome or IE if you like in a laptop or tablet.Email ClientNot consolidating multiple account inboxes in a single view. The Windows Phone 8.1 email app does this extremely well. The Window 8.1 Modern app shows all inboxes and if there are any new emails.Calendar in PhoneNo weekly view. This was all I used on Windows Phone 8.1
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Answer:Is Microsoft asking us to give up too much in an upgrade to Windows 10?

like always, some steps forward, some steps back, problem here is the steps back are quite significant this time, from xp to vista I saw a complete upgrade, vista to 7? lost dreamscenes, 7 to 8.1? lost aero, 8.1 to 10? well... updates are hell now, they changed things because user group A asked, and forgot about group B which actually liked the previous product, example? onedrive now syncing all or nothing, and then this entire movement towards mobile first cloud first moto, its like you are in your work cubicle and they are remodeling the entire office around you without minding if they break your chair while you're sitting
I used to be the kind of old school user who after just fresh installing the OS started restraining it in a box so it can only serve you what you want and do nothing without you asking, after 8.1 I didn't do that, I just did some adjustments and let updates and everything flow normally, it was working admirably, syncing with my shiny new lumia and laptops and everything was so easy, then with w10 I feel like I've gone back to the dark ages, defender off(it keeps deleting old exes) updates off(my hp laptop doesn't need a Lenovo kb driver) and so on and on...

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Hi

I have a HP laptop. If I use the HP Recovery Manager, it will only allow me to make 1 set of recovery discs. Is there a way to create multiple sets e.g. using Windows 7's Backup and Restore etc? Also, what is the difference between a system image and a system repair disc?

Answer:Is there a way to create multiple sets of recovery discs for Windows 7?

Yes, make the restore disks - then copy them using a disk copier/burner.

A system image contains a "snapshot" of the entire system - this includes all files and the location of the files on the hard disk so that the system can boot when it's restored. Some system image programs also contain code to restore the system image to the hard drive (but not all). As an example, the HP recovery disks contain a system image and are able to restore that image.

A system repair disk contains a "live" operating system that can run in memory from the disk. It also contains a few repair programs that can help to fix things. On some systems this repair disk can also be used to restore the system image to the hard disk.

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I think... its that.. are they linked to Microsoft update because that isnt working either, my copy of windows is genuine and i once could get updates..

Can somebody help me please
 

Answer:When Windows starts I get two sets of error messages..MSIEXEC.exe

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