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Upgrading Win 7 Home Premium to Win7 Pro
We have a laptop that has Windows 7 home premium on it but we want to upgrade it to Windows 7 Professional (all 32bit) buying purchasing the upgrade here on Techsoup. Am I going to have to wipe the computer and install pro on it? Can I just upgrade inline? Any help ASAP is appreciated. thanks.
10 Nov 2013
Get Ready for the End of Windows XP Support
XP was our trusty and faithful workhorse for many years, so it grieves me to declare it, but it's time for it to retire. On April 8, 2014 Microsoft will stop issuing patches and security updates for Windows XP and Office 2003. Prepare for the 'XPocalypse' According to Microsoft , the end...
7 Nov 2013
Upgrading Windows and Office
We are a small non-profit with 10 computers and are currently using Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 Pro Enterprise Edition. We need to upgrade our operating system and office before the end of the year. Would you recommend Windows 7 or 8 (Pro or Enterprise 32 or 64)? Would you recommend Office 2010...
31 Oct 2013
Microsoft Office Standard 2010 or 2013?
I am the office coordinator for a small nonprofit with only two computers (sharing a network) in the office. I have been using Microsoft Office 2003 for years, with a converter program downloaded from Microsoft.com to handle docx and xlsx formatted documents and spreadsheets that my version of Word and...
12 Jun 2013
Re: Window 7 8 pro enterprise 32bit 64bit software assurance?
For the Windows 8 Enterprise with SA (Volume) you can downgrade all the way to Windows 95. Here's a link to the licensing brief that talks about downgrade rights. www.microsoft.com/.../downgrade-rights.aspx Hope this answers your question regarding downgrade rights. On another note - on techsoup's...
15 Mar 2013
Re: "Get Genuine" vs Upgrade version of Win 7 Pro
Hi Catherwalsh! As you noticed, the Get Genuine program has special rules because it is a special program within TechSoup's catalog. The license included with the Get Genuine program is a full operating system license, not an upgrade. The full license is necessary for computers with counterfeit,...
25 Feb 2013
"Get Genuine" vs Upgrade version of Win 7 Pro
I need to buy a copy of MS Windows 7 Pro 64 bit for one of our laptops. The laptop was donated and has an invalid copy of the same OS so I really just need to acquire a valid product key. TechSoup offers me two license versions of Windows 7, Get Genuine or an upgrade version. The Get Genuine sounds like...
23 Feb 2013
Upgraded to Windows 7, Now I can't install my Visual Foxpro 6!
I found a way around the problem and wanted to post my solution in hopes it will help others that find their old software investment seems to be worthless in a post-Windows 2000 world. :-) I tried Vista, and it sucked . So no wonder I stuck with Win 2k for so long. But in the past 6 months I was running...
18 Feb 2013
Any ETA on stand-alone Illustrator for Win? We got Photoshop CS6 last year, and now want Illustrator. So the suite isn't a sweet option! (sorry). Thanks for all the great support!
17 Jan 2013
Windows XP Is Going Away
Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP. After this year Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, assisted support options, or online content updates for Windows XP. Upgrade your nonprofit or library's operating system to stay current and protected. Why Is Microsoft Ending Support? Microsoft...
14 Jan 2013
A Guide to Windows 8 Resources
With its bright and bold look, Windows 8 is a big departure from previous versions of Windows. The modern interface along with plenty of new features and performance boosts make this one of the most exciting Microsoft releases to date. But because Windows 8 is such a big departure from previous versions...
8 Jan 2013
Windows 8 or Windows 7
Hi This is my second post on these forums and I am hoping to get some good feedback, as I see there are some wonderful contributors here. I apologize in advance for adding to the multitude of questions from folks who are not sure if they should upgrade to Windows 8. I have not yet read anything in the...
4 Dec 2012
Windows 7 64 bit and 32 bit
Hello, I am getting forced by a software vendor to upgrade our Windows XP machines to Windows 7. Our preference would be 64 bit Windows 7, but some of our machines are not able to be 64 bit. In the past, when we ordered Windows, both sets of media would arrive. I see in the donation program that they...
28 Nov 2012
Video: Windows 8 Demo for Nonprofits and Libraries
You've read all about the new features and improvements in Windows 8 so now it is time to see Microsoft's latest operating system in action! In this half-hour demonstration from TechSoup staff we go over the major changes in Windows 8 as well as highlight some of the most useful features for...
19 Nov 2012
Windows 7 AnyTime Upgrade
Hello Everyone, We have two computers that have been donated through a government agency. The hardware is stable, the hard disks have been scrubbed and reformatted with Windows 7 Home Premium. We would really like to be able to purchase the "Windows 7 AnyTime Upgrade (Home Premium to Professional...
12 Nov 2012
Comparing Windows 7 and Windows 8
Have you been wondering how Microsoft's Windows 7 and Windows 8 compare? I just thought a quick look at the features in both Windows 7 and Windows 8 might help answer the question: Is there any reason for me to upgrade to Windows 8? To start with, Windows 8 is a pretty big departure from the succession...
5 Nov 2012
Free Computer Classes at City College SF Downtown
TUITION FREE BEGINNER COMPUTER CLASSES @ CITY COLLEGE DOWNTOWN CAMPUS Hi Folks, My name is Marilyn McNeal and I am a computer instructor at City College of San Francisco's Downtown campus. Once again, I am teaching tuition free computer classes and I wanted to let people know! CLASSES I offer two...
23 Aug 2012
Upgrade from XP to Windows 7: Network questions!!
We just upgraded one of our computers from XP to Win 7. We backed everything up carefully, but when we started up in 7, we are unable to connect to the internet. According to our detective work, we no longer have a driver for our network adapter. This is the problem: where do I go to find this driver...
25 Jun 2012
Upcoming Webinars from ReadyTalk and the My PC Series
From time to time, we at TechSoup highlight webinars from our webinar donor partners and former presenters . Check out the following free webinars from ReadyTalk and the My PC Series ! From ReadyTalk LinkedIn – Enabling Nonprofits to Engage and What They Need to Succeed! Thursday, May 17 at 2:00...
16 May 2012
Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map
TechSoup Global's new Local Impact Map is a trove of information on what lots of nonprofits, NGOs, and libraries around the world are doing with their TechSoup-procured-IT to further their missions. By far, the biggest set of stories are the ones from organizations that serve youth and children....
30 Apr 2012
Essential Windows 7 Utilities for Setting Up New PCs
Long-time technology journalist Ed Bott just came out with his seven favorite Windows 7 utilities that he installs every time he sets up a new PC. Definitely worth a look at this top seven list. The utilities he likes are: 7-Zip File Manager ClipMate Ninite Ninite Updater RoboForm Snagit 10 Synergy 7...
14 Feb 2012
Windows 8 Preview at the Microsoft Build Windows Conference
Microsoft provided the world with a first good look at the next version of Windows operating system called Windows 8. The newest version of Windows isn't expected to launch until late in 2012, but it will have a number of major new features, including green ones. Windows 8 will bridge the gap between...
20 Sep 2011
Webinar Recap: Free Windows 7 Curriculum
Back in June, you may have seen a post from Stephanie Gerding on the TechSoup for Libraries blog about My PC , a free Windows 7 curriculum. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking with My PC program manager Todd Watts on the TechSoup webinar, Free Windows 7 Curriculum: Basic Computer Training at Your...
19 Aug 2011
Free Windows 7 Curriculum Webinar: Coming Soon!
Coming from a library background, I know that it is both a challenge and a priority to provide clear and basic computer training for an adult audience. On August 18, we are presenting a webinar that will highlight the My PC Series , a free online curriculum that aims to make this challenge just a little...
8 Aug 2011
Microsoft Offers Get Genuine Windows: Full Operating Systems Versions Now Available
As part of the recent updates to the Microsoft Software Donation Program, Microsoft made donations of full versions of its Windows operating systems available through the Microsoft Get Genuine program. Your organization might have PCs with illegal, free, or basic operating systems — either from...
1 Aug 2011
Good News! Updates to the Microsoft Software Donation Program
It is hard to believe how far we’ve come since we first started donating Microsoft software. TechSoup used to distribute software donations to worthy nonprofit organizations from the basement of a San Francisco Victorian. More than10 years later, TechSoup Global has moved on from that basement...
27 Jul 2011
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