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Q: how to get cheaper windows 7

Hey I dont know if this is the best place to ask this question but cheaper 7 get to windows how I'm hoping you guys can give me some advice how to get cheaper windows 7 I'm starting to build more and more computers for people and more and more people are wanting windows I have windows pro that I got for bucks as a college student I would like to find a cheap way to how to get cheaper windows 7 get a multipack of windows to install for customers that I am building for All I've really been able to find is a pk that runs about for home and a pk that runs like First of all I have an extremely hard time seeing why the pk is so much money as it costs more per license than the pack OEM or the pack I would really like to be able to get it down to about per license and would like to find it in a or pack Does anything like this exist would I be better off getting the family pack of upgrades and installing XP first so I could upgrade every computer I build If anyone has any idea about this please let me know

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A: how to get cheaper windows 7

it's honestly up to you how you want to do it, but the easiest way I've found is to include the cost of an OEM copy of win7 in the build price.
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Last year at this time I purchased a system from Dell and Windows XP Pro was an upgrade for $79 today its $149 on Dell's web site..
Ridiculous considering that the product is at end of life.

A:windows is cheaper ***** than dell

I really fail to understand where you get the impression that windows is at the end of its life cycle. This was a rumor started on some mac board and spread over the internet through blogs etc.

Note that even after microsoft stops selling a product, it still remains supported for several years. Note that even after they stop support, they still maintain updates both critical and non critical for an additional time. Finally note that even operating systems such as windows 98 which are no longer supported, they issue patches for critical security holes if they are exploited.


Windows XP Home Edition SP1 SP2
August 9, 2004 (SP2 release date)
SP3 for Windows XP Home Edition is currently planned for 2H 2007. This date is preliminary.
Windows XP Professional SP1 SP2
August 9, 2004 SP2 release date
SP3 for Windows XP Professional is currently planned for 2H 2007. This date is preliminary.

Even after the release of vista, they will still be selling XP SP3. All you have to do to ensure continued support is to keep windows updated.
So the support for XP SP2 is throught Aug9, 2009, with extended support through Aug 09 2014.


Microsoft will offer a minimum of 5 years of mainstream* support from the date of a product?s general availability.

That means that with a 2007 release date for SP3 for Windows XP home and pro, the support lifecycle will be at least through 2012.

For example here is the projected support for XP professional


Windows XP Professional
12/31/2001 Release date
12/31/2006 End of initial support of non upgraded / patched version
12/31/2011 End of extended support of non upgraded / patched version
Not Applicable Mainstream support will end two years after the next version of this product is released. Extended support will end five years after mainstream support ends.

Now that is XP Pro, Not XP Pro SP2, or SP3.
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SBC just pulled some **** that had the DSL on the bill costing 55 bucks, when my mom had gotten a deal for one year of service for about 26 bucks months ago. I don't know what is happening, but I don't think the 55 dollars on the bill is a typo. If push comes to shove, I'll have to get a new DSL. Is it possible to use my current modem for another service? How much does cable cost now?

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Hi! I'm looking to build a new PC. Here is the link:

Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming - System Build - PCPartPicker

I have been looking around and can't find anything. I have the type of parts I want, (Ex: i7 6700K, GTX 1070, 16GB RAM, etc)

Please note that if you change any parts, I will not accept AMD parts as AMD is not the best. Their architecture stinks. It's inefficient. (No offense to anyone)

I'm not asking you to build a new PC for me, I'm just asking for advice on this PC.

I will be doing heavy gaming and video editing and schoolwork in case you were wondering.

Thank you in advance!


A:Any way to make it better/cheaper?

Video editing makes the i7 a must but if not OCing save 40 bucks with the non K version. If you want to trim the price more it will depend on your gaming preference. You could cut that price and still be able to game, just at lower settings withe a cheaper GPU
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After the contract expires, I could rejoin under a 1 year contract of 19.99 per month (w/ extra fees I guess), or a no contract agreement of 39.99 a month (again, with extras). I don't want another contract, really. She doesn't want the 40 bucks a month either. Are there other ISPs out there which are cheaper?
If so, will other fees (modem and whatnot) offset the benefit?
And if for whatever reason, you want to wonder why my mom's paying the bills, I just turned 18 and don't have a new job yet.

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I figure I can get a good answer here.

I received a bonus at work, and want to build a new puter based on the i7 chipset. I just wonder why the 950 is cheaper than the 940??? All specs are the same except the chip speed. I mean a big difference in price. Oh I will be using Win 7 for sure.

Thanks for any input.


A:Off topic, but--why the 950 is cheaper than the 940???

The 940 is old and when the retailer purchased it, they probably paid a higher price for it at the time.

For some reason, chip prices don't always enjoy a logical price cut.
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hi my sister is going to university this year and she wants a new computer. she wants to spend around £300 (maybe a little more) what i wanted to know was would it be cheaper for me to buy a computer from say dell or pcworld or would i get a better spec if i built it myself? would the increaswe in spec be worth the time and trouble involved in getting the parts from the net and putting them together?
i wouldnt mind building it the only problem would be that i dont know what are good parts to use and where to get the parts from but this i'm sure i can find from this site anyway.

A:cheaper to build or buy?

Well, as I see it, that is trick question. Basically, it depends...

Are you wanting just a word processor? Is she into games, internet, etc? If her use is basic, or minimial, I would just buy a dell or something. They have all sorts of sales, and usually come with monitors and printers. I doubt you could build a compariable system with monitor and printer for the same cost. Such is life with large corporations.

Then again, it also depends on if you have any parts lying around. You would be suprised how many simple monitors you can get at garage sales nowadays. But once again, that depends on her use.

Now if she is going to college to study computers, would rather play a MMORPG while defragging than attend a fraternity kegger, or will complian about a single degree of heat on her CPU, do you and herself a favor. Build it.
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Hey I received my current laptop as a gift during the summer--a Toshiba Satellite L but have to return it because the gift-giver signed into equivalent PC? To Mac or a a get cheaper a contract pricing the laptop over x what its worth he s paying for a laptop So I m in the search of a replacement laptop I ve always been a windows man and reluctant to cross over to Macs--maybe just scared to fall into the trend I will extend that Macs are more portable and seem to boot a million times faster than any windows laptop I ve had and they never seem to make any noise or To get a Mac or a cheaper equivalent PC? get hot however I still am unsure if they are right for me All I pretty much do on my laptop is search the internet use word use excel download and listen to music--haven To get a Mac or a cheaper equivalent PC? t heard a mac with good speakers-- watch movies burn cds dvds Play the Sims amp upload photos and edit them I m usually multitasking with each of these things running Just imagine me as your typical college student with my usage - So my question is are my activities suitable for getting a Mac And if so should it be a Macbook or Macbook pro--what s the big difference here What is the lifespan of a cheap laptop too I may consider the Mac because as my usage doesn t change much I know macs last years right Thanks for all input P S Currently have a Toshiba Satellite L -S Processor Pentium R Dual-Core CPU T GHz GHz Installed memory RAM GB GB usable system type -bit Operating Systems Windows nbsp

A:To get a Mac or a cheaper equivalent PC?

Unless YOU see a need for the switch, stay with what you know.
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A:which brand- cheaper moniters

I recently had to change my LG monitor (lasted less than a year).
I replaced it with an HP w1907v and so far I am very impressed.
You also have to consider the graphics card as well to get the best out the monitor.
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The gtx 570 is a pretty good card, and I see some other cards that are worse than that, but are more expensive, here is the card in question, could someone tell me why this card is so cheap? And also why other models of this card aren't?
EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR nVidia GeForce GTX570 1280MB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort PCI-Express Video Card:Amazon:Electronics

A:Why is this Video Card cheaper then the others?

That is a very nice price... buy it. As far as I can see it's legit.
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Since you may not be able to return it, I suggest using cheaper headhpones.  They will have less volume.  I'm sorry.
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I'm gonna be upgrading my CPU and motherboard soon and I was wondering would it be better at an overclocking standpoint to buy an Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz or just get the Athlon II X4 620 2.6GHz and save the extra $10 for a cheap $10 Cooler Master heatsink/fan for it?

I want to be able to overclock the new processor to at least 3.1GHz and I'm wondering if I can get more out of the cheaper CPU and an aftermarket cooler than the more expensive one and stock cooling.

The cooler I would probably buy:

A:Cheaper CPU And Aftermarket Cooling?

I'd go with the cheaper cpu as you will be better off putting the money saved into the cooling.
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I want to get a draft-n route/ap/bridge for my network.. I dont need the routing aspect of it since my routing is all done with a windows server 2003.. I just need an ap for my laptop to connect to my network..

I can get a router and disable the "routing functions"(dhcp, dns, wan port, ect) and just run a cat5e from one of the lan ports to a port on my gigabit switch and waalaa, its an ap/bridge.. An ap/bridge doesnt have any "routing functions" and only has a single lan port(no wan) so its capible of much less than what a router can do..

So why is a router like $30-$50 and an ap/bridge $60+?????

A:Why is a router cheaper than an ap/bridge?

AP vs BRIDGE vs ROUTER connections

An Access Point has multiple connections types;


Wireless Network - Hardware Configuration Modes.

Entry Level Wireless Cable/DSL Routers cost the same or, less than Entry Level Access Points. Seemingly it is a better deal since you get for the price an additional Router and a 4 ports Switch.

The draw back is the settings. Almost all Wireless Cable/DSL Routers are set "fix" in Gateway Mode, while Access Point can be configured in few ways.

This means that if you need a flexible system with room for expansion you are better off with a good Access Point.

Access Point (AP) Configurations:

Mode 1 - Gateway. This is the most prevalent mode of all Entry Level Cable/DSL Routers, and Access Points. In this mode the hardware acts as a Wireless Hub connecting to Wireless Clients that are installed on network computers (Wireless PCMCIA, Wireless USB, Wireless PCI, etc.).

Mode 2 - Bridge. Most APs can also be configured as a Bridge. In such Configuration the AP can only communicate with another AP that is configured as a Bridge. This mode is useful to Bridge two LAN segments that are apart, and it is preferred to connect them wirelessly. Plug one AP Bridge to a Switch on the first LAN, the other AP to a Switch on the second LAN, and they are connected.

Mode 3 - Client. Few APs can also be configured as Clients. In such a configuration they act as a "Fancy" regular Wireless card that usually goes on a computer. Under such configuration The AP can only communicate with Wireless Cable/DSL Router or an AP configured as a Gateway.

Mode 4 - Repeater. Few Entry Level APs (D-Link 900AP+, Linksys WAP11) can work as a Repeaters. It acts like a client to receive a signal a Wireless source (regular Wireless Router, or AP), and then switches to AP mode to broadcasts to regular clients. Such a configuration can be used to extend the range of a Wireless LAN.

When Access Point is used in Client Mode, or configured as a Repeater it is advisable to use hardware of the same Brand.

While normal 802.11b or 802.11g are highly compatible between brands, all the special modes hardware like 802.11b+, 802.11gSuper etc. are only compatible with the same brand Hardware, or similar Hardware that uses same the version of the chipset.

Since basic Repeaters have only one Radio it alternates between Client and AP mode, thus reduces the "Speed" of the extended segment by 50%.

Mode 5 - Independent Bridges. These are units that are actually Wireless clients Independent of Drivers (Driverless Wireless Client Cards). As a result they can be connected to a device that supports Wireless but it is not a regular computer. They can turn Ethernet equipped like Printers and Game Boxes into Wireless compatible devices. (Linksys WET11, D-Link DWL-810). Plug one of these into a Switch and you can connect few computers with wires to the switch while these computers are Bridged Wirelessly to the main Network.

The word Bridge, as used for marketing purposes by the manufactures to describe this hardware is somewhat misleading.

These ?Gizmos? are Drivers Independent Client Modules.

Let capture.

Mode 1 can only communicate with Mode 3.

Mode 2 can only communicate with Mode 2.

Mode 3 can communicate with Mode 1.

Mode 4 can communicate with Mode 1, and Mode 3.

Mode 5 can communicate with Mode 1 (and Mode 2 if it can be configured as a real bridge).

As far as I know, the Wireless part of almost all the Wireless Cable/DSL Routers is hard set as Gateway, and can not be configured as Bridges. I.e. one Wireless Cable/DSL Router will not talk Wirelessly to another Wireless Cable/DSL Router.

Recently some of the New releases come with more flexible Wireless Routers (namely Buffalo Tech. and Belkin, and few others).

This type of Wireless Hardware is referred to as WDS.

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wasn't sure where too put this thread, sorry if in the wrong place.

have an xbox 360, want to connect it to the wireless home LAN, but microsoft 360 wireless adapter $100+ AU.....

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A:MIcrosoft Academic proces are cheaper

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My current AMD build is as follows:

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A:I7 980x cheaper than QX9650 & QX9770

It's the same in US, but the I7 980x is available most places, and the others are not. As you say, may have more to do with availability. A Guy
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A:Same rig 1000$ cheaper in the US. Shipping Info.

Check Customs duty too. Often what happens:

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A:Can you find Adobe software cheaper on other sites?

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What's cheaper: colour laser with genuine ink or colour inkjet with compatible inks?

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At least they don't seem to be widely available

So, my choice is: colour laser + genuine inks or colour inkjet + compatible inks

From what I know, side by side: laser's are cheaper
But, how about when compared to genuine laser ink to compatible colour inkjet inks?

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What's more important probably is speed of print at highest quality

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A:What's cheaper: colour laser with genuine ink or colour inkjet with ink compatibles?

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Thank you for writing to us!
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A:missing server Windows security center, windows firewall and windows update in services.msc

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A:Windows Update, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall errors

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DIR C:\Windows\System32 /AR /S
DIR C:\Windows\System32\7b*.* /ah
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Got it !!!!
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