Updating win zip

Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8.

Win Zip is a shareware file archiver and compressor for Windows, mac OS, i OS and Android developed by Win Zip Computing (formerly Nico Mak Computing).

From version 6.0 until version 9.0, registered users could download the newest versions of the software, enter their original registration information or install over the top of their existing registered version, and thereby obtain a free upgrade.

This upgrade scheme was discontinued as of version 10.0.

Earlier in January 1991 Nico Mak Computing released a GUI front-end for OS/2 Presentation Manager called PMZIP. In 1993, Win Zip announced the launch of its official support for customers on the Windows Utility Forum, serving over 100,000 members, providing updates and related information.

The freely downloadable Win Zip soon found itself included in best-selling Windows computing titles as part of companion disks, including the all-time best-selling Windows 3.0 book, Windows Secrets, by Brian Livingston.

Q: Why Win Zip Self-Extractor 4.0 is no longer registered after upgrading?

A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version).Unfortunately, this updater prompts users when they first run Win Zip even if they don’t have administrative access to their machine (I think the guy from Win Zip and the guy from Adobe must know each other).Here’s the dialog that users see when they first run Win Zip, not ideal in a corporate environment: Fortunately the same guy built in a way to supress and even disable the update feature in Win Zip, however there are two locations in the registry to do this: Auto Mode will supress the updater and No Update Checking will actually disable the updater completely, removing the interface from Win Zip (Options / Configuration… If these values appear in the same key under HKEY_CURRENT_USER they will override the values set in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, so you may want to ensure they don’t exist in each users regsitry.By 1994, Win Zip had become the official and required compression tool used by system operators on Compu Serve for forum file libraries.Starting from version 5.0 in 1993, the creators of Win Zip incorporated compression code from the Info-ZIP project, thus eliminating the need for the PKZIP executable to be present.

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