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General Discussion / Re: Windows 7 exodus - need help
« Last post by DougD on January 14, 2015, 08:30:55 PM »
You might as well contact Lenovo support and/or the dealer you bought the laptop from, and determine what they might offer as an upgrade from Windows 7 to a customer. Its at least worth a try.   ::)

Lenovo Support:  http://support.lenovo.com/us/en

Lenovo Forums:  http://forums.lenovo.com/

Lenovo Upgrade to 8.1 advisory: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht079684

Lenovo Upgrade to 8.1 FAQ: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8

Here is an eBay offer of a Windows 8 "Lenovo Windows 8 Pro/App Drivers Recovery Disc set/Upgrade to 8.1 (13355-402D". If you could somehow install this over Windows 7, you might then be able to get a free upgrade to Windows 8.1. Probably a bit chancy though. Can't guarantee results but the cost is $14.99 plus $3.84 shipping. You might check with Alan on this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lenovo-Windows-8-Pro-App-Drivers-Recovery-Disc-set-Upgrade-to-8-1-13355-402D-/271660882282?pt=US_Operating_Systems_Software&hash=item3f4040196a
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General Discussion / Re: Windows 7 exodus - need help
« Last post by dickJ on January 14, 2015, 11:18:39 AM »
Or here's a cheaper one ($64.99) from someone I never heard of on Amazon.  Is it safe to do this?  Do they work? Disadvantages?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aag/main/ref=olp_merch_name_1?ie=UTF8&asin=B00EDSI8HW&isAmazonFulfilled=0&seller=A1OWTWWJITRQOR

dickJ
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General Discussion / Re: Windows 7 exodus - need help
« Last post by dickJ on January 14, 2015, 10:56:44 AM »
I just found a download copy of Win 8.1 Pro for $69.99 at the location below.  What are the problems or disadvantages of getting this one?

http://365techshop.com/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=59

dickJ

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General Discussion / Windows 7 exodus - No longer need help!
« Last post by dickJ on January 13, 2015, 01:34:20 PM »
As of today Microsoft will only supply critical patches for Windows 7 as it enters its 5 year exodus period.  I would like to change my Lenovo laptop from Windows 7 to 8.1 but only find Windows 8.1 programs costing more than $100.  Is there a less expensive answer?
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Updated 1/14/2015 - Sophos-Naked Security summarizes the January updates (not patches):  https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/01/14/update-tuesday-wrap-up-january-2015-see-we-didnt-use-the-word-patch/?utm_source=Naked%2520Security%2520-%2520Feed&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=rss2&utm_campaign=Feed&utm_source=Naked+Security+-+Sophos+List&utm_campaign=46b6155001-naked%252Bsecurity&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31623bb782-46b6155001-301420529


Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2015 - Note the change info below regarding advance notifications. There are seven important bulletins and one critical one.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-jan.aspx




Please note the announced change(s) in the advanced notification service. The Security Bulletin Summary appears to be basically unchanged.


http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2015/01/08/evolving-advance-notification-service-ans-in-2015.aspx


New offering> My Bulletins (contoured to your personal needs): http://mybulletins.technet.microsoft.com/
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General Discussion / Cicret Bracelet
« Last post by rsutter on January 10, 2015, 11:45:19 AM »

Hello All,


Here's the perfect item for the minimalist.
http://www.cicret.com/wordpress/


Ralph
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General Discussion / Did you receive the SLOLUG annoucement on Friday, January 9th?
« Last post by Alan Raul on January 09, 2015, 08:19:31 PM »
Did you receive the SLOLUG annoucement on Friday, January 9th?

If not, that means you are not on the current SLOLUG mailing list.

If you would like to be placed on the mailing list, e-mail me alan at alanraul.com your first, last name and e-mail address and I will add you to future mailings.
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General Discussion / 2015 Avila Beach Polar Bear Plunge
« Last post by Alan Raul on January 07, 2015, 07:04:30 PM »
This subject was brought up at the Sunday meeting. Here are some initial pictures.

http://alanraul.com/photos/polar2015/index.html

http://www.avilabeachpolarbearplunge.com/
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General Discussion / Re: Gene Barlow - Acronis programs
« Last post by dickJ on January 07, 2015, 07:04:11 PM »
I placed my order, sent a check, and quickly received shipment.  I look forward to using the new Acronis.  Thank you Barlows and staff!
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