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    XP and WinZip? (Professional)

    Hi,

    Q1:
    Where can I get a documented article (preferably on the MSoft Site) proving that WinZip is shipped as a standard part of the WinXP Pro o/s ?

    Q2:
    Is the user still obligated to get a license for it, or is that included with the XP o/s ?

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    m.q.

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    Re: XP and WinZip? (Professional)

    The following is from my Windows XP Pro, help and support.
    <hr><font color=red>To extract files from a zipped compressed folder
    Open My Computer, and then locate the compressed folder.
    Do one of the following:
    To extract a single file or folder, double-click the compressed folder to open it. Then, drag the file or folder from the compressed folder to a new location.
    To extract all files or folders, right-click the compressed folder, and then click Extract All. In the Compressed (zipped) Folders Extraction Wizard, specify where you want to store the extracted files.
    Notes

    To open My Computer, double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop.
    You can identify compressed folders by the zipper on the folder icon.
    If the file is protected with a password, you must provide the password before the file can be extracted to the folder you specify.
    When you extract a file, a compressed version remains in the compressed folder. To delete the compressed version, right-click the file, and then click Delete.
    When you extract a file from a compressed folder that is password protected, the extracted file is no longer protected. </font color=red><hr>

    No,a license is included with the Windows license.

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    Re: XP and WinZip? (Professional)

    Dave, I sure the license is to use the integrated facilities not the full separate WinZip product.

    Joe
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    Re: XP and WinZip? (Professional)

    If you download the program from WinZip, Yes you need a seperate license.

    The zip program that comes with Winows XP is NOT the full blown program, and I am NOT sure that it is even from WinZip. There are several zip programs that work with Windows.

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    Re: XP and WinZip? (Professional)

    Dave, I just did not want the OP to get the idea that WinZip itself was licensed by virtue of XP. There are even a few pretty good free zip programs around.

    Joe
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