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Jan 04, 2012 by Michael M | Posted in Software

Trying to reinstall windows 7 on my computer? Help please!?

Okay... so I lost everything on my computer when I was out of the country. Spilled coke on my computer and had to have the hard drive replaced. I got it fixed and the new hard drive has a professional version of windows 7 (in spanish) on it. The version that was put on did not have a license. I planned to come back to the US and reinstall my windows home premium 7 disc on it, but when I insert the disc into the drive, the computer cannot read it. It makes a loud buzzing noise and then ejects itself from the drive. The computer can read other discs. I also inserted the disc into another computer and it is not being read. Any ideas on why this is happening? Did Dell give me a faulty disc? The serial number on it is P/N 00WK4. Any help is greatly appreciated.


The disc is probably damaged and there's no way you can fix it. Either you order a new set of recovery discs from Dell or get a Windows 7 installer. I'll assume you still have the OEM sticker containing the product key for your Windows 7 Professional edition. As you didn't say what version (32 or 64-bit) you have, choose the right one to download: Windows 7 Professional Edition SP1 (bootable) x86 (32-bit) version -- http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/ X17-24280.iso x64 (64-bit) version -- http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/ X17-24281.iso Those are genuine ISO images of Windows 7 Pro w/ integrated Service Pack 1 installer. It comes from Digital Rivers which is Microsoft's official online retailer of Microsoft products. Downloading the files from Digital River is absolutely legal and completely free of charge. As this is an official download channel, you can also be sure to receive a disk image free of viruses and malware. Without a legally obtained Product Key however, any Windows 7 installation will only run for 30 days. Afterwards, it needs to be activated. If you have a valid Product Key, this should not be a problem. If you have at least 4GB of RAM or are planning on adding more memory, plan ahead and choose the 64-bit version. If your product key is not for Windows 7 Pro but for a different edition like Home Premium or Ultimate, convert the ISO image to a universal installer so you can still use the image to install the edition you need. Use this converter: http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/ Burn the ISO image to a DVD or transfer it to a USB flash drive using this Microsoft USB / DVD Download Tool: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msst ore/html/pbPage.Help_Win7_usbdvd_dwnTool Use either the DVD or USB flash drive to reinstall your OS and activate it with the OEM product key that matches the edition you installed.

| Jan 04, 2012
SHAKET | Jan 04, 2012
From ur question,it seems ur disc is badly scratched. Try to recover all the data from the CD in any other computer ,Then write a new cd.Serial no. will be the same,License encoder must be turned off,After installation.
Xihu | Jan 04, 2012
I say the disc is faulty since it was not read by other computer. Buy new disc and try reinstalling.
Laurence I | Jan 04, 2012
This is a common problem due to being out of balance the process of creating a flat plastic disc is not the most technically advanced. and there are several easy solutions 1 get dell to replace the disk 2 just DUPLICATE the disk in A N Other DESKTOP pc, use older media(slower speed) if ...possible to guarantee that the media will be recognised.
Adarsh | Jan 04, 2012
the disc was scrached.no use
Dec 17, 2011 by Tuan | Posted in Software

can i ask the computer manufacturer for a windows 7 reactivation?

So recently my motherboard broke so i had to replace the motherboard and the computer is still brand new and under asus's 1year warranty, since the new motherboard does not work with my hard drive and wont boot into windows, can i ask the manufacturer a cd and the code to reactivate windows 7 onto a new drive for the new motherboard? or do i have to either pay tiger direct 80 dollar to re install windows on it for buy new windows 7 disk?


Did your computer come with an OEM sticker containing the product key? If yes, all you need to do is find a Windows 7 installer disc and use the same product key to activate it. What edition and version was installed on it? It could be Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate edition, and it could be 32 or 64 bit version. Assuming you have Home Premium, the below links are for bootable Windows 7, build 6.1.7600.16385 with SP1 Integrated ISO from Digital River, the official e-Commerce partner of Microsoft. You can verify Digital River's status as an official vendor from this Microsoft press release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/event s/pdc/docs/digitallocker.doc Downloading the files from Digital River is absolutely legal and completely free of charge. As this is an official download channel, you can also be sure to receive a disk image free of viruses and malware. Without a legally obtained product key however, any Windows 7 installation will only run for 30 days. Afterwards, it needs to be activated. If you already have a valid product key then this is no problem to you. Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (bootable) ------------------------------------- x86 (32-bit) version http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/ X17-24208.iso x64 (64-bit) version http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/ X17-24209.iso If you don't have Home Premium edition, download the right version anyway and convert the ISO image to an all-edition installer using this: http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/ If you have a Windows 7 computer, burn the ISO image to a DVD by right clicking on the ISO and select "Open with -> Windows Disc Image Burner". If not, burn the ISO image using this: http://www.imgburn.com/ If you want to use a USB flash drive instead, transfer the ISO by following

| Dec 17, 2011
Meghadri | Dec 17, 2011
You can send a request to your laptop's manufacturer for a windows 7 re installation disk. I hope you will get the disk.
Simply RED | Dec 17, 2011
Did your computer come with an OEM sticker containing the product key? If yes, all you need to do is find a Windows 7 installer disc and use the same product key to activate it. What edition and version was installed on it? It could be Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate edition, and it could be 32 or 64 bit version. Assuming you have Home Premium, the below links are for bootable Windows 7, build 6.1.7600.16385 with SP1 Integrated ISO from Digital River, the official e-Commerce partner of Microsoft. You can verify Digital River's status as an official vendor from this Microsoft press release: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/event s/pdc/docs/digitallocker.doc Downloading the files from Digital River is absolutely legal and completely free of charge. As this is an official download channel, you can also be sure to receive a disk image free of viruses and malware. Without a legally obtained product key however, any Windows 7 installation will only run for 30 days. Afterwards, it needs to be activated. If you already have a valid product key then this is no problem to you. Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (bootable) ------------------------------------- x86 (32-bit) version http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/ X17-24208.iso x64 (64-bit) version http://msft.digitalrivercontent.net/win/ X17-24209.iso If you don't have Home Premium edition, download the right version anyway and convert the ISO image to an all-edition installer using this: http://code.kliu.org/misc/winisoutils/ If you have a Windows 7 computer, burn the ISO image to a DVD by right clicking on the ISO and select "Open with -> Windows Disc Image Burner". If not, burn the ISO image using this: http://www.imgburn.com/ If you want to use a USB flash drive instead, transfer the ISO by following

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Exam 70-432, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Implementation and Maintenance

Creator: Microsoft Official Academic Course | Computers - 2011-02-15

Table 2-3 (continued) COMPONENT Hard disk space Operating system COMPONENT Processor Memory ... 32- BIT 64- BIT SQL Server 2005 Microsoft Windows 2000 Server with SP4 or newer;Windows 2000 Professional Edition with SP4 ... Server 2003 with SP1 or newer Approximately 350 MB of available hard disk space for the recommended installation, with ... Windows XP Professional x64 Edition or newer; Vista; Windows 7 64- BIT Pentium III- compatible; 1.0 GHz minimum; 2.0 ...

Publisher: Wiley

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This book follows the newest iterations of the Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) program for database administration courses using SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008. It provides the information and resources needed to prepare students for the Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP) 70-444 exam for SQL Server 2005, and the 70-432 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) exam for SQL Server 2008.   Hands On Exercises and Certification Ready features are integrated with the accompanying Lab Manual throughout the chapters that enable them to reinforce what they’ve learned by completing various exercises. Business cases are presented to provide a real world perspective on how the information is used in the field. The book also includes a CD that enables students with exam practice and instant feedback. By following the exercises in this book, students will learn how to install and configure SQL Server, manage databases, implement security, troubleshoot SQL activity, and more.



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Mastering Microsoft Windows 7 Administration

Creator: William Panek, Tylor Wentworth | 2010-01-19

... Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista with Service Pack 1, and Windows XP Professional Edition. CPU Architecture MAP can be installed on both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of any of the listed operating systems. ... 1.5 GB of RAM minimum, 2 GB recommended for Windows 7 or Windows Vista; minimum of 1 GB of available hard disk space; and a ... requirements are Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, Microsoft Word (2003 with SP2 or 2007), and Microsoft ...

Publisher: Sybex

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A comprehensive guide for IT administrators deploying Windows 7 Using a task-focused approach and clear, no-nonsense instructions, this book delivers all the information you'll need to deploy and manage Windows 7 efficiently and securely. Learn how to install, configure, run, and troubleshoot Windows 7; explore advanced networking, security, and other advanced topics. Delivers the information IT administrators need to deploy and manage Windows 7 successfully Explains topics in the thorough, step-by-step style of all books in the Mastering series, providing you ample instruction, tips, and techniques Covers how to install, configure, run, and troubleshoot Windows 7 and also explores advanced networking, security, and more Uses a task-based approach, so you have plenty of real-world examples and exercises to help you understand concepts All the books in the Sybex Mastering series feature comprehensive and expert coverage of topics you can put to immediate use. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.



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VMware vSphere 5 Administration Instant Reference

Creator: Christopher Kusek, Van Van Noy, Andy Daniel | Computers - 2011-11-14

If Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express is installed as the database, 2 GB of disk space is required during the ... 32-bit and 64-bit with SP2 Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise, 32-bit and 64-bit SP1 Windows Server 2008 Standard, ...

Publisher: Sybex

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Compact and portable reference guide for quick answers to VMware vSphereIf you're looking to migrate to the newest version of VMware vSphere, this concise guide will get you up to speed and down to business in no time. If you're new to VMware vSphere, this book is for you too! The compact size of this quick reference makes it easy for you to have by your side—whether you're in the field, server room, or at your desk. Helpful elements for finding information such as thumb tabs, tables of contents with page numbers at the beginning of each chapter, and special headers puts what you need at your fingertips, fast.No matter your skill level, this book's focus on essential day-to-day tasks for administering vSphere make it a handy reference for anyone.Covers the highly anticipated release of VMware vSphereAllows you to hit the ground running with the latest VMware vSphere softwareProvides you answers on the spot with concise, no-nonsense instructionDesigned for busy IT professionals, this instant reference is the perfect go-to resource.


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    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging)

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    Turned an old XP computer into a new one!

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    Initially... "Oh no, I bought the wrong thing". But I was happy later.

    0 4/5 bob koolage 3rd - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging) (Software) Initially... "Oh no, I bought the wrong thing" because the packaging had language on it that stated it was for a NEW build. As I was trying to upgrade my gal's computer from VISTA, I was afraid it would wipe it clean... but I tried it anyway and surprise... it gave me an 'upgrade' choice. So all worked out fine, and at a reasonable price too. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 6, 2014

    Works great for building a pc or in bootcamp

    0 5/5 John (usa) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit, System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack (New Packaging) (Software) I used this to install on bootcamp for my mac book pro 15 retina. It came in a little paper and installed quickly. No problems. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 28, 2014
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  • Microsoft Software

    Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (Full) System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack [Old Version]

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    Rating (102 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Microsoft Software

    How do-it-yourselfers do Windows.

    If you've reinstalled Windows just once in your life, you've learned enough to tackle a full virgin installation of Windows 7 from an OEM copy. Microsoft has finally created an operating system with so much built-in support and maintenance technology it practically does all the work for you, so if your current Windows XP machine is labeled "Windows Vista Capable" or "Windows 7 Capable," this is the way to go. Just to be sure, install and run Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor.You can't upgrade from XP to 7; you have to wipe the drive or partition and perform a clean install, but even an upgrade from Vista to 7 is fraught with peril, so you might as well do the same if you're running Vista. Just back up your data and find all your application installation software before you begin. Once you activate this OEM version, it's married to the PC's system board. You can't reuse the product key on another machine unless you can convince Microsoft that the previous PC is out of... 5/5 Joe Ekaitis "gray-haired geek" (Southern California) - See all my reviews This review is from: Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (Full) System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack [Old Version] (Software) If you've reinstalled Windows just once in your life, you've learned enough to tackle a full virgin installation of Windows 7 from an OEM copy. Microsoft has finally created an operating system with so much built-in support and maintenance technology it practically does all the work for you, so if your current Windows XP machine is labeled "Windows Vista Capable" or "Windows 7 Capable," this is the way to go. Just to be sure, install and run Microsoft's Upgrade Advisor.You can't upgrade from XP to 7; you have to wipe the drive or partition and perform a clean install, but even an upgrade from Vista to 7 is fraught with peril, so you might as well do the same if you're running Vista. Just back up your data and find all your application installation software before you begin. Once you activate this OEM version, it's married to the PC's system board. You can't reuse the product key on another machine unless you can convince Microsoft that the previous PC is out of... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 15, 2011

    OEM Microsoft product

    I love the system builder version of Windows 7--- it installs the operating system only--- no junk, no ads, no nonsense. Instead if me having to spend hours deleting everything I do not need, I spend that time reinstalling my applications and being productive. What still surprises me is how fast it installs compared to all previous versions of Windows. I had the system to the point it was starting to update itself in less than 30-minutes which is awesome.I have installed both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions without a hitch. The only [minor] gripe is that I wish I could set it on autopilot to install ALL of the updates without any intervention back-to-back-to-back. It seems as though it goes through the motions of updating this group which then triggers that grouping. I know I can just leave auto update on and let it do it over time, but I want it all done now. So while doing some other things I would go back every 20-min to see if I need to do anything. After a few... 5/5 The Goat (Maryland) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (Full) System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack [Old Version] (Software) I love the system builder version of Windows 7--- it installs the operating system only--- no junk, no ads, no nonsense. Instead if me having to spend hours deleting everything I do not need, I spend that time reinstalling my applications and being productive. What still surprises me is how fast it installs compared to all previous versions of Windows. I had the system to the point it was starting to update itself in less than 30-minutes which is awesome.I have installed both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions without a hitch. The only [minor] gripe is that I wish I could set it on autopilot to install ALL of the updates without any intervention back-to-back-to-back. It seems as though it goes through the motions of updating this group which then triggers that grouping. I know I can just leave auto update on and let it do it over time, but I want it all done now. So while doing some other things I would go back every 20-min to see if I need to do anything. After a few... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 20, 2012

    There are a couple of shortcomings....

    0 3/5 Dan Z "-dan z-" (Northeast Tennessee, home of the free) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Professional SP1 32bit (Full) System Builder OEM DVD 1 Pack [Old Version] (Software) Using this disk produces a Win-7 system with OEM as the character part of the product ID. Thus if you need support from Microsoft, you can not get it for free. They tell you to contact the computer manufacturer, who would presumably be the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) who installed Windows. You do have the option of paying for Microsoft support or asking questions on the Microsoft Forum (I have found that to be pretty useless).Also, this disk can not be used as a repair disk. It only has two modes: upgrade and install. "Upgrade" actually re-installs the operating system but supposedly saves your files and settings. Using either option requires registering the installation with Microsoft again, and the papers included with the disk indicate that, except in special circumstances, it can only be used once. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 12, 2013
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    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack [Old Version]

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    If you have XP, this beats buying a new computer.

    I have a 6 year old Dell with a quad core processor and 3 Gig of RAM. With the demise of XP coming up in April, I had to come up with a solution. I require a supported operating system for work. My alternatives were to buy a new computer (with Win8), or upgrade the old XP machine with a new OS. I picked this Win7 OS because it uses less resources than Win8 (which was actually a few bucks cheaper) and would be a better fit for an older machine. I was right. This is just the right solution for extending the life of an older computer. Win7 runs on my old system just as fast as the old XP OS and the user interface is intuitive and very easy to grasp if you're coming from XP or Vista. Another plus is that Win7 supports Office 2003, which I already own. Win8 doesn't. That saved a couple hundred bucks.Installation was very simple. Insert the DVD and follow the instructions on the screen. There is an option in the custom install where you do not have to format the hard... 5/5 AZFlyer "John G." (Phoenix, AZ) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack [Old Version] (DVD-ROM) I have a 6 year old Dell with a quad core processor and 3 Gig of RAM. With the demise of XP coming up in April, I had to come up with a solution. I require a supported operating system for work. My alternatives were to buy a new computer (with Win8), or upgrade the old XP machine with a new OS. I picked this Win7 OS because it uses less resources than Win8 (which was actually a few bucks cheaper) and would be a better fit for an older machine. I was right. This is just the right solution for extending the life of an older computer. Win7 runs on my old system just as fast as the old XP OS and the user interface is intuitive and very easy to grasp if you're coming from XP or Vista. Another plus is that Win7 supports Office 2003, which I already own. Win8 doesn't. That saved a couple hundred bucks.Installation was very simple. Insert the DVD and follow the instructions on the screen. There is an option in the custom install where you do not have to format the hard... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 26, 2013

    Easy to install. My old hard drive died, so i installed a new hard drive and used the Windows 7 System Builder successfully

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    Boot Camp it for MAC

    0 5/5 Necrops - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 Pack [Old Version] (DVD-ROM) I was looking for a cheap Windows 7 disc for Boot Camp so that I could play Star Wars: The Old Republic when it comes out. After starting up the Boot Camp program all I had to do was insert the disk and let it run. This is great for anyone looking to get Windows 7 OS for Boot Camp for a cheap price, though I still prefer OS X Lion to Window 7. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 8, 2011
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  • Microsoft Software

    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 pack [Old Version]

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    Rating (11 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
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    Sold counterfeit version

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    Not As Advertised

    0 1/5 Robin Binns (TEMPLE, ME, US) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 pack [Old Version] (CD-ROM) I bought this from one of Amazon's affiliate vendors.What I got was a stripped down student upgrade version that I had to hack a double install to use at all. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 29, 2012

    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit System Builder

    0 5/5 PE Gould - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32bit (OEM) System Builder DVD 1 pack [Old Version] (CD-ROM) Yes, it totally met my expectations and although not easy to install, is an excellent product. I really like it. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 19, 2014
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    Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate FULL VERSION [DVD] [OLD VERSION]

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  • Microsoft Software

    Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit [Old Version]

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    Rating (673 reviews):
    (2.9/5)
    Microsoft Software

    New Tech and New Look, for Hardware New and Old

    The "System Builder" discs of Windows 8 are named this way because they are a full install and not an upgrade. The assumption is that you are building your own machine and looking to put Windows 8 on a from-scratch install, but this is still a multi-boot friendly OS and if your intention instead is to install a full copy of Windows 8 without upgrading your current system, well, that works too: you can put this on old hardware so long as your machine meets the system requirements. There has been some confusion at the lack of an 'OEM' SKU for Windows, so I suspect that until we hear otherwise, this is our 'OEM' substitute for those of us who like to tinker with hardware.If you're considering Windows 8, there are benefits many small and large. The patchwork way in which the OS seems to meld old into new can be confusing, and it's clear the UI pays lip service to mice while eagerly awaiting your first touch-screen or touch-pad purchase. But to give credit where credit is... 3/5 Winter (USA) - See all my reviews, October 26, 2012

    Windows 8: perfect for masochists

    My old laptop gave up its ghost, so I bought a brand new one. "Oh look, they have laptops with Windows 8 out already. Why don't I get one of those?"It turns out the answer to "why not" is "because Windows 8 sucks." I am no stranger to new interfaces; my first computer ran Windows 3.1, and as you can imagine Windows 95 took some getting used to. But it was also immediately apparent that Windows 95 made things easier than Windows 3.1, even if I wasn't used to it right away. Windows 8, on the other hand, makes everything HARDER and more frustrating. There are sections of the screen I no longer dare move my mouse towards, or Windows 8 will sweep me back its ungainly block menu. Windows 8 tries to open common files (like PDFs for example) in its own program, even if you have the more commonly used program (Adobe) on your PC. There is no apparent way to close these programs, even if you close the document in them. I also had to fight the machine to get my Windows Office... 1/5 HeyThar (Seattle, WA United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit [Old Version] (DVD-ROM) My old laptop gave up its ghost, so I bought a brand new one. "Oh look, they have laptops with Windows 8 out already. Why don't I get one of those?"It turns out the answer to "why not" is "because Windows 8 sucks." I am no stranger to new interfaces; my first computer ran Windows 3.1, and as you can imagine Windows 95 took some getting used to. But it was also immediately apparent that Windows 95 made things easier than Windows 3.1, even if I wasn't used to it right away. Windows 8, on the other hand, makes everything HARDER and more frustrating. There are sections of the screen I no longer dare move my mouse towards, or Windows 8 will sweep me back its ungainly block menu. Windows 8 tries to open common files (like PDFs for example) in its own program, even if you have the more commonly used program (Adobe) on your PC. There is no apparent way to close these programs, even if you close the document in them. I also had to fight the machine to get my Windows Office... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 28, 2013

    Here we go again

    0 3/5 Engine Ear (Gainesville, FL USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit [Old Version] (DVD-ROM) I rated Windows 8 three stars out of five, because it was yet another pointless user interface change to have to figure out and deal with, and after doing so, I did not find it useful on my computer without a "touch" display. I also don't have to look through a finger smudged display every day, so that isn't a problem for me; I wouldn't want to have to raise my fingers to point at the display when I have a mouse in my hand already. It might be in Microsoft's plans to take over the phone/pad market (good luck with that) but it isn't in my future, so integrating phone and pad and laptop interfaces, at the expense of doing what I want to do on my laptop conveniently is NOT a winner for me, and trying to figure out where they have re-hidden all the usual functions required to do basic stuff one-more-time is a waste of MY time. Other than this interface inconvenience, it seems to still work as a base to run my usual apps without crashing. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 27, 2012
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  • Microsoft Software

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

    Software (Microsoft Software)

    Rating (405 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Microsoft Software

    Worth the Wait

    I'll admit, I've been running Windows 7 for six months now: the preproduction version of it and have just upgraded to the gold code. So I have quite a bit of experience with the operating system. Let's get to the nitty gritty:Should you upgrade from Windows Vista? YES! I mean it - upgrade today.Windows 7 is quite simply faster, more stable, boots faster, goes to sleep faster, comes back from sleep faster, manages your files better and on top of that it's beautiful to look at and easy to use. Even the preproduction version of Windows 7 was better than my Vista with SP2.Should you upgrade from Windows XP? Maybe, but for different reasons.XP is a good operating system and if you don't need to add new hardware or software, XP is good. However, XP is old as an operating system. Also chances are that if you're running XP, you might not meet the minimum requirements for Windows 7 - check the compatibility site at Microsoft to see if your system will... 5/5 Just Anonymous (Georgia, USA) - See all my reviews, October 22, 2009

    Flawless install on 2009 Macbook

    I purchased this full version so I could load it on my Macbook via bootcamp and it worked flawlessly. All of the drivers for my computer peripherals were loaded correctly. The At&T Uverse wireless internet was configured in a snap. Bootcamp is a great utility. I was only able to load 32 bit version because my mac was just on the outside of the requirements for 64 bit. But it still works great! I really like this version of windows. We use XP at work and it was great for a while especially after win 95 but Win 7 is incredible. We skipped Vista so this upgrade was long overdue. Everything seems to work better. The Adobe CS 5 suite is amazing on Win 7. I wish there were better font management options. All in good time I assume.*update* 7-23-2012I have finally upgraded my Mac to lion and Win 7 still runs perfectly on the bootcamp drive. I had waited longer than I usually would to upgrade Mac OS X because I was reading that there was some issues with the bootcamp... 5/5 John Schultz (Midwest USA) - See all my reviews, August 4, 2010

    Here Comes Windows 7

    Here comes Windows 7, nearly three years after Windows Vista and eight years after Windows XP. By most accounts, Windows 7 is what Vista should have been. Do we finally have a worthy successor to XP?PROS:- Fast startup and performance- Stable- Nice aesthetic and functional changes to the desktop- Improved networking, power management & security- 32-bit & 64-bit versions included- Windows Media Center- Windows XP Mode (Professional & Ultimate only)CONS:- User Account Control still annoying- Upgrade can be challenging- ExpensiveThere are only two Microsoft operating systems I've personally skipped since DOS 6.x-- Windows ME and Windows Vista. Windows ME was so terrible that PC World coined it the "Mistake Edition." Vista, when initially released, was considered to be bloated, relying on higher hardware requirements than XP, while being outperformed by XP on identical hardware. With... 4/5 Ed (San Francisco Bay Area) - See all my reviews, October 22, 2009
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  • Cofixer

    Recovery Boot Disc for Windows XP System 32 BIT CD (Disk Comparable with Starter, Home, Professional and Media Center Editions)

    Software (Cofixer)

    Rating (33 reviews):
    (2.4/5)
    Cofixer

    allgood

    0 1/5 mike - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Recovery Boot Disc for Windows XP System 32 BIT CD (Disk Comparable with Starter, Home, Professional and Media Center Editions) (CD-ROM) when i order this disc i thought it would automatic read my computer problems and fix it or restore missing erros .wrong it did,nt do anything . 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 1, 2012

    waste of money

    0 1/5 Demaris - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Recovery Boot Disc for Windows XP System 32 BIT CD (Disk Comparable with Starter, Home, Professional and Media Center Editions) (CD-ROM) I followed all intructions it provided and it did nothing! I ended up going to best buy where geek squad looked at the disk and explained to me that the disk would not fix the error it says it would 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 29, 2012

    did not work for me

    0 3/5 Brice (TALLAHASSEE, FL, US) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Recovery Boot Disc for Windows XP System 32 BIT CD (Disk Comparable with Starter, Home, Professional and Media Center Editions) (CD-ROM) Not being a computer professional I ordered this assuming that it would work on my Dell Precission desktop. It did not.My friend who is a little more I. T. savvy instructed me to order the OEM DELL disk in order to to a proper recovery.In conclusion the DELL disc worked ad this disc did not. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 14, 2012
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    Recovers from registry corruptions or unexpected system shutdown
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    Access to system recovery menu and options of using System Restore or Automated system repair
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  • Microsoft Software

    Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 32-Bit [Old Version]

    Software (Microsoft Software)

    Rating (50 reviews):
    (2.8/5)
    Microsoft Software

    No valid product key, OS not for a mouse & keyboard setup.

    Update 8-21-2013. This review is of the Launch version of this software from October 2012. The new 8.1 is a big improvement but the review below still stands for the launch version of Windows 8 32 bit. /UpdateThis is the worst MS OS yet. Even before I could install this OS, it turned out the product key that came packaged with it would not work. When calling MS customer service, I was told I could be given a new product key but for an additional $10. I chose to return and exchange the set back with Amazon instead.*** Buyer Beware: It seems to be some fishy method on Microsoft's end in order to extort money from customers. They provide a product key that does not work with a product but then charge you MORE money to get a valid one. MS will claim otherwise but I'm not the only person that had an invalid key and was offered a new one for $9.99 after purchasing.***Only when I received that second Windows 8 Pro 32-bit package, that product key wouldn't... 1/5 MetaKite - See all my reviews This review is from: Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 32-Bit [Old Version] (DVD-ROM) Update 8-21-2013. This review is of the Launch version of this software from October 2012. The new 8.1 is a big improvement but the review below still stands for the launch version of Windows 8 32 bit. /UpdateThis is the worst MS OS yet. Even before I could install this OS, it turned out the product key that came packaged with it would not work. When calling MS customer service, I was told I could be given a new product key but for an additional $10. I chose to return and exchange the set back with Amazon instead.*** Buyer Beware: It seems to be some fishy method on Microsoft's end in order to extort money from customers. They provide a product key that does not work with a product but then charge you MORE money to get a valid one. MS will claim otherwise but I'm not the only person that had an invalid key and was offered a new one for $9.99 after purchasing.***Only when I received that second Windows 8 Pro 32-bit package, that product key wouldn't... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 9, 2012

    A downgrade from Windows 7

    I've been playing with Windows 8 ever since the Developer preview was released, and do not think this is an upgrade from Windows 7 at all.First for the pros: it's faster at booting (even though I don't have an SSD), and on slow PCs (or virtual machines) it feels faster than 7. If you have a tablet, it's also nice.Now for the cons: the tablet UI (metro) is completely unsuitable for desktops and laptops, and tends to get in the way. For instance, the tablet apps for music, video, photos, and PDFs appear by default when opening a file (although the viewers for the former 3 from Windows 7 are still there, unchanged - 7 never had a PDF viewer built in). The tablet side has a separate task switcher from the old desktop, with the entire desktop lumped in as one app. There's no visual indication how to get to the start screen (hint: click the lower-left corner), or see all your apps from there, or to search. There's also the charms bar, which you need to shutdown the... 2/5 PC Guy - See all my reviews This review is from: Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 32-Bit [Old Version] (DVD-ROM) I've been playing with Windows 8 ever since the Developer preview was released, and do not think this is an upgrade from Windows 7 at all.First for the pros: it's faster at booting (even though I don't have an SSD), and on slow PCs (or virtual machines) it feels faster than 7. If you have a tablet, it's also nice.Now for the cons: the tablet UI (metro) is completely unsuitable for desktops and laptops, and tends to get in the way. For instance, the tablet apps for music, video, photos, and PDFs appear by default when opening a file (although the viewers for the former 3 from Windows 7 are still there, unchanged - 7 never had a PDF viewer built in). The tablet side has a separate task switcher from the old desktop, with the entire desktop lumped in as one app. There's no visual indication how to get to the start screen (hint: click the lower-left corner), or see all your apps from there, or to search. There's also the charms bar, which you need to shutdown the... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 27, 2012

    poor operating system

    0 1/5 ernielm - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 32-Bit [Old Version] (DVD-ROM) I see Microsoft has done it again: they put out an operating system that has saddled the computing puplic with an operating system that is unweildy, inadequate and hard to operate. they've removed to many of the controls that make you able to operate it on a standard computer. they took out the start button, removed the games they used to give you and stuck you with a link to online gaming instead. they made it so that you have to search for a way to update your program yourself. instead they make it so the automatic update will interrupt whatever you are doing to make their updates instead. what a load of crap!!!!!! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 14, 2013
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  • Nuance Communications, Inc.

    Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 12 Bluetooth (Wireless), English

    Software (Nuance Communications, Inc.)

    Rating (41 reviews):
    (3.8/5)
    Nuance Communications, Inc.

    A review for new users and how to get the most out of Dragon

    ***UPDATE*** I find that Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 is spot on in terms of getting my words right. I've only used it for a few days but as far as voice recognition goes it's great. I followed all the advice below (because it's the best way to get good dictation) I feel that this product only gets better ever iteration. And I only use it for dictation and not mouse commands etc. I'd like to note any blue tooth headset will workThe following is a guide to helping new users to voice dictation to understand how to get the most out of Dragon NaturallySpeaking. Now these principles apply to all voice dictation software. I will update this review with more of the new features and how Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 runs when I've had time to use the software more.(This whole review is done with Dragon I will not edit it at all)As a quadriplegic standup comedian (okay I'm the cant stand up comic) I spent a lot of time doing voice dictation. I have been... 5/5 Chuck Bittner "Disabled comedian & gamer!" (New England USA) - See all my reviews, December 31, 2012

    Buy the one without the headset

    0 3/5 Kyle - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 12 Bluetooth (Wireless), English (DVD-ROM) I am actually very happy with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium as a software product. In fact, I am actually using it to dictate this review. However, I am not as impressed with the headset that is included in this particular package. I was actually pretty unhappy with my purchase until I tried it using an old, crappy wired headset with a boom mic that I had at home. When I used the wired headset, Dragon's accuracy shot up unbelievably. So, I am recommending that people purchase the software by itself and get a headset separately. The OfficeRunner wireless headset, offered through Amazon, is quite excellent if you are looking for a wireless offering. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 24, 2013

    Great program

    0 4/5 Angela Miles - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Dragon NaturallySpeaking Premium 12 Bluetooth (Wireless), English (DVD-ROM) I would recommend this product to anyone who has to do a lot of typing or transcribing. It saves a lot of time. The only thing I don't like is some words or phrases transcribe incorrectly. But being a healthcare professional, I am impressed with the medical terms the program knows. I would highly recommend the product. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 25, 2012
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    Dragon 12 Premium Wireless comes with a premium wireless bluetooth headset
    Better performance: Dragon 12 boosts performance by delivering easier correction and editing options, and giving you more control over your command preferences, letting you get things done faster than ever before
    Improved Accuracy: Dragon 12 delivers up to a 20% improvement in out-of-box accuracy compared to Dragon 11. This means that Dragon gets you, and you get things done, faster than ever.
    More Natural Text-to-Speech Voice: Dragon 12?s natural-sounding Text-To-Speech reads editable text-with fast-forward, rewind and speed and volume control-for easy proofing and multi-tasking
    If you use Dragon on a computer with multi-core processors and more than 4 GB of RAM, Dragon 12 automatically selects the BestMatch V speech model for you when you create your user profile in order to deliver faster performance



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