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Windows 7: WinZip software for Win-7

14 Apr 2010   #1
546 Inspiron

Windows 7 home premium with 64 bit
WinZip software for Win-7

I got a free trial period from WinZip file compression unzipper and now they want me to buy the software but I see that the Cnet website has the same download for free. What gives?

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14 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

WinZip is a program you are supposed to pay for, but I think the vast majority of people do not as it doesn't ever seen to quit working.

Personally, i use 7zip. it's free, is 64-bit and just works.
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14 Apr 2010   #3
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

You can also use WinRAR which has a 40-day trial period but still lets you use it afterwards. It doesn't even warn you unless you open the window, a context extraction just plain works.
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14 Apr 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional X64

WinZip just released an update today that is Windows 7 friendly. It also has a new GUI that matches the Microsoft Office Word 2007 interface by the fact it hast the same ribbon style tool bar and colors theme.
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14 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I havent used winzip in a long time. Mainly use 7zip now. Nearly 26 for an archiving program is silly when there are very decent free ones available.
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