Items tagged with Upgrade

Upgrading your notebook's legacy hard drive to a new, fast SSD is a substantial upgrade that makes good sense for a number of reasons.  First, Solid State Drives offer orders of magnitude higher performance under certain conditions, with blazingly fast random access times.  They also produce much less heat versus a standard 2.5-inch... Read more...
Despite the general hubbub surrounding Windows 7's launch (Oct 22), it seems that businesses are less than thrilled at the idea of parting with their money to upgrade to Windows 7.According to Reuters, a survey carried out by ScriptLogic Inc. shows that 6 out of 10 businesses will pass over upgrading to Windows 7 - mostly in an attempt to... Read more...
Technophiles like ourselves who are also frugal have, in the past, purchased upgrade editions of Windows, and been able to do a clean, fresh install either by entering a prior valid license key or inserting a CD for the older software at install time. That went away with Vista, which required a hacky workaround, but now Microsoft is completely... Read more...
We already heard that Asus would be following Microsoft's plans in regard to Windows 7 upgrades, and now MSI is making sure that prospective buyers fully understand that they will as well. From purchases of MSI machines starting back on June 26th, owners will be offered the change to snag the Windows 7 upgrade for only a "small processing... Read more...
Businesses who are thinking about upgrading more than a handful of computers between now and the October 22nd release of Windows 7 may want to hold off. That is, assuming the companies want the latest OS. While it’s true that Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to its new OS, the company has made little mention of the “fine print” that limits... Read more...
ASUS Announces Free Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program-- North American consumers can enjoy the best of today’s technologies and tomorrow’s operating system -- Fremont, CA (June 26th, 2009) - ASUS, a worldwide leader in innovations and technologies, is proud to announce that customers who purchase a qualifying PC between today, June 26th, and... Read more...
Good news, Windows fans/users. If you're in need of a PC now, but don't want to miss out on the Windows 7 train which officially leaves the station on October 22nd, Microsoft is stepping in to help. Today, the software giant announced that starting tomorrow (June 26th), consumers and small businesses that purchase a Vista-enabled PC from a... Read more...
So, what do you do when legions of iPhone users continue to suck down massive quantities of mobile data? If you're AT&T, you promise an even faster route to do so. This week, America's exclusive iPhone carrier has just announced that it will be upgrading its 3G network and readying it to deliver "considerably faster mobile broadband speeds."... Read more...
There's no denying that the 3D arena is just blowing up these days, and Vuzix is definitely making a name for itself. The company famous for producing those wacky eye goggles has just announced that it has expanded its 3D support to include field sequential, side by side and 3 formats of anaglyph on its AV Video Eyewear products.There's also... Read more...
OWC OFFERS FIRST MEMORY UPGRADES UP TO 32GB FOR NEW APPLE MAC PRO "NEHALEM” MODELS OWC Offers Savings up to $1,620 vs. Factory Installed Internal Hard Drive Upgrades Savings up to $540 vs. Factory Installed OWC Continues First-to-Market Streak with Memory Upgrades for Most Powerful Mac Ever Other World Computing (OWC), a leading Mac and PC... Read more...
Puget Systems, AKA Puget Custom Computers, headquartered in Kent, WA based PC etailer will begin offering free Windows 7 upgrades to customers who buy new Windows Vista PCs starting Sunday, according to their website. Its upgrade program will predate Microsoft's own upgrade program by months. Microsoft's offering is scheduled to begin on July... Read more...
BFG Offers FREE Upgrade to PCI Express from AGP cardsFor a limited time graphics card maker BFG Tech is offering registered BFG AGP Video card holders an upgrade to the equivalent BFG PCI Express version. If AGP card holders want to shell out an additional $50 they can upgrade to a higher level card as specified by BFG.BFG, states on their... Read more...
With camera phones, text messaging, and e-mail now ubiquitous, it was only a matter of time before antiquated emergency systems were upgraded to take advantage of these technologies. Making good on a promise made during a State of the City address, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has just announced that NYC's emergency and customer service... Read more...
CORSAIR ANNOUNCES WORLD’S FIRST HIGH-PERFORMANCE MAC MEMORY UPGRADE MODULES Mac Users Experience Up to 28% Performance Improvement Using New Corsair Low Latency Tuned Memory Fremont, CA, March 13, 2008 – Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, announced today the world’s first high performance memory... Read more...
Microsoft sells the vast majority of its Windows Vista operating systems pre-installed on new machines. In a bid to expand the customer base of Vista users to include people still using the XP OS, plus new adopters like those that build their own PCs and need to purchase an OS at retail, Microsoft has announced a fairly steep price reduction... Read more...
Intel Upgrades Software Tools to Support Mac OS X Leopard SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2007 – Intel Corporation today announced an upgrade of its popular software tools suite for Mac OS X Leopard, the sixth major version of Apple's advanced operating system. The latest 10.1 version of the Intel C++ Compiler and Intel Fortran Compiler, as well as... Read more...
Can't say as we blame them - you can only support old software for so long.  However, coming on the heels of their other forced upgrades (meaning components of Windows Update even if you have automatic updating turned off), it certainly doesn't look good.Microsoft Corp. will force users of its aged MSN Messenger instant messaging software... Read more...
Anyone that bought an XPS 700 or 710 on or before June 30th of this year is eligible to participate in an upgrade plan that includes a 680i SLI motherboard, and the option to buy a QX6700 at 25% off the price in the Dell store.Of course Dell is selling the QX6700 for $1,119, versus the Q6700 which operates at the same speed but sells for about... Read more...
And we thought Google promised we would never have to delete email again.  After all, every time you look at the Gmail Login screen storage is creeping up, right?  However, Google has decided to add paid storage upgrades for Picasa and Gmail users. For $20 per year, customers can use up to 6GB of storage, $75 for 25GB, $250 for 100GB... Read more...
Please pardon our downtime today in the forum, folks.  We're upgrading our forum software package and we think you'll really like some of the new features.  We hope to have the forums back live sometime this morning. Thanks for your patience.... Read more...
Since Windows Vista's launch on January 30th, Windows XP owners who ordered or were guaranteed upgrade CDs for Vista are still waiting for them. So what gives? Apparently the issue has nothing to do with fulfilling orders and everything to do with drivers. Many of the major OEMs such as Dell, HP, and Gateway offer qualified users... Read more...
Unlike previous version of Windows, that only required a valid, older CD to be inserted to verify ownership, upgrade versions of Windows Vista require a previous OS installation to function.  A workaround for this issue was posted to web within hours of Vista's release, however, that didn't require an older OS at all.  It... Read more...
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