Showing posts with label windows vista. Show all posts
Showing posts with label windows vista. Show all posts

Monday, June 25, 2007

Run Windows Vista, Office 2007 Together Without Installation

Too lazy to install the new Office 2007 or Windows Vista on your machine ? Worried that the new software might break existing stuff on your computer or may not work at all ? Here's something for you - Windows Vista cum Office 2007 inside Windows XP.

Microsoft today released a free combo VHD edition of Windows Vista and Office 2007 Professional which includes Publisher, Excel, Outlook, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, and Word.

You can download this all-in-one package from Microsoft Download Center and run it on your Windows XP computer without making any modifications by using the free Microsoft Virtual PC software.

office 2007 vista on xp

Start the Virtual PC software and just open the Windows Vista cum Office 2007 image - the software will run independent of your existing XP SP2 setup and will not alter or install anything on the computer.

Excited ? There's a small catch - though the Office 2007 / Vista image file is free, it is a bit bulky (~2 GB to be exact) and requires addition 10 GB of free hard drive space for running smoothly inside the Virtual PC software.

If you think your Broadband connection can take the load, get the Office 2007 cum Vista installer from (file available in VHD image format).


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Microsoft: Vista sells nearly 40 million licenses in first 100 days

what they DON'T say is that all/most of it was purchased by OEMs like Dell, HP, Lenovo ($1.3 billion software deal announced May 10th) etc. Anyone check with end users? Anyone know of an end user who has actually upgraded or is planning to upgrade to Vista (i.e. actually buy it?)? Posted May 16th 2007 5:04AM by Thomas Ricker

In case you're keeping track, nearly 40 million Microsoft Vista licenses have been sold in its first 100 days. According to Billy G, 78% of all sales made since the January 30th launch had been for the software's premium versions. Not bad, in fact, pretty damn impressive leaving little doubt that this is Microsoft's most successful OS (measure by rate of sale) ever with record profits sure to follow.