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Christmas Giveaway: Winzip 14

Winzip 14 is a file compression software for the Windows operating system. Veteran computer users may know Winzip from back in the days as it was one of the first software programs that came with an intuitive graphical user interface. Winzip has come a long way since then which is for instance reflected by the fact that the developers have released version 14 not long ago.

Unlike its name might suggest Winzip 14 is not only compatible with zip files but with the most popular compression formats including rar, 7z, gzip, tar and disk image formats like iso or img. Winzip, since the release of version 12.1 even comes with its own zipx compression format which reduces the file size of archives further.

winzip14

Winzip 14 integrates nicely into the Windows operating system after installation. Actually, the installation is giving the user control over the level of integration. It is possible to add Winzip to the right-click context menu of Windows Explorer which can then be used to compress and process selected files without having to open the program first.

The main interface can be started in classic or wizard mode. Classic mode gives the user total control over the interface while the wizard aids the user in performing popular tasks like creating a new zip file or zipping important documents.

winzip wizard

Winzip 14 comes with full Windows 7 support which includes jumplists and a progress meter in the taskbar when Winzip is active, a preview pane in Windows Explorer that can be used to preview contents of supported compression formats as well as library and touch screen support.

winzip windows explorer preview

Winzip 14 is actually more than just a file compression software as it offers file encryption, file backup and sharing options as well. Here is a list of the some of the features that Winzip 14 provides:

  • Encrypt data with AES-128 or AES-256 encryption
  • Auto-wipe ("shred") temporarily extracted copies of encrypted files
  • Password Policies for encrypting data with Winzip
  • Photo and image resizing when sending them per email
  • Outlook 2007 zip previews
  • Data backup of important files and folders

One of the biggest improvements in Winzip 14 are jobs that can be created. Jobs make it very easy to run specific tasks with the option to schedule these tasks so that they are run regularly.

Winzip 14 comes with several preconfigured jobs that include zipping the My Documents folder, all Windows 7 libraries, the Pictures library only or zipping My Email.

The creation of jobs in Winzip 14 is similar to the creation of backup jobs in backup software. It begins by selecting files and folders that should be included in the job. This can be customized by using file filters to exclude or include specific files and folders in the job.

winzip job

The user then selects the type of job which ranges from a simple compression of all files and folders to differential or incremental data backups.

winzip data backup

The compression, encryption, folder info and size limits (to span and split files) can be configured in step 3. The password encryption supports up to 256-BIT AES encryption but can also be configured for maximum compatibility which would make the encryption weaker but more compatible.

The job can save the contents to a folder on a local or remote hard disk or on removable media like CD or DVD. The last step reveals additional storage options (ftp or email) and can also be used to schedule the created job.

Winzip 14 makes it very easy to create these jobs which are mainly used for backing up files and folders (regularly). It can on the other hand also be used to sync folders or to send emails to a recipient regularly.

Registered users of Winzip 14 can download the WinZip Command Line add-on which enables them to use Winzip from the command line and in batch files. Winzip 14 has a definite advantage when it comes to features that it offers in addition to the core file compression module. Especially the data backup and sharing options (email clients) make it a very interesting choice.

A trial version of Winzip 14 can be downloaded from the main Winzip homepage.

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  1. Gary said on December 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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    Please add me into this drawing.. And many thanks for these great giveaways.. They make the holiday wonderful… Hope you have another wonderful, successful year full of many visitors..

    1. Tal said on December 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm
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      I really want to win license.
      I use these kind of applications lots and I will start work with winzip once I will got license for it

  2. Tej said on December 1, 2009 at 12:05 pm
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    I would like to win one of these license’s as I use a lot of compressed files! Thnks

  3. Y said on December 1, 2009 at 12:12 pm
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    just want

  4. ckit said on December 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm
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    I like WinZip 14’s support for Windows 7, something that WinRAR currently lacks.

    Thanks for the offer!

    1. TJ said on December 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm
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      I would to have a license for WinZip 14

      Thank you

  5. MerleOne said on December 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm
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    Thanks for counting me in !

  6. 26Dolphins said on December 1, 2009 at 12:18 pm
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    Hi Martin,

    I haven’t used Winzip in ages, in favor of the free alternatives.
    The extra features though of Winzip 14 sound really attractive.
    So, I’d like to have a try, please.

    Thanks.

  7. Rage said on December 1, 2009 at 12:20 pm
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    Sure why not….

  8. Gerrit said on December 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm
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    Please add me to the drawing.

    Thanks

  9. Jack said on December 1, 2009 at 12:30 pm
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    Winzip has always been a very good compression soft, efficient, fast, easy to use. Winzp 14 seems ever better since you can encrypt files , backup files and foldesr. Moreover, you can schedule tasks. It is quite versatile. I would be so happy if I win a licence. Best regards.

  10. SR said on December 1, 2009 at 12:34 pm
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    Super Giveaway!

    Every day, I deal with compression and decompression of files and Winzip is one of my favorite programs … Just would like to be a winner!

    Thank you :)

  11. jegor said on December 1, 2009 at 12:36 pm
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    I have been using 7-zip recently and I like it but Winzip looks quite good so I wouldn’t mind winning the license.

  12. k.subramanian said on December 1, 2009 at 12:37 pm
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    good to have one thanx

  13. Kislay Kishore said on December 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm
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    Need to send loads of files through email everyday…. It would be a nice compressing tool….

  14. Geoff said on December 1, 2009 at 12:46 pm
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    It would go great on my new win7 laptop :)

  15. jaky said on December 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm
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    i like this program

  16. Michal Stoppl said on December 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm
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    WinZIP is great… It’s command line interface would be useful for scripting backup jobs…

  17. Arunz said on December 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm
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    Please add me too:) I’m excited about .rar support.

    Thanks in advance!

  18. Gordon Schmidt said on December 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm
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    I would like to get in on the giveaway… please add me to the drawing. Thanks.

  19. Claudiu said on December 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm
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    Hi! Winzip is the first graphical utility for archiving files that I used. It would be nice to return using it.

    Thank you for this opportunity.

  20. Marion Shaw said on December 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm
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    The “job” feature is not present in other popular archiver program. Winzip certainly pushes the envelope with this version. I hope i win one.

  21. john said on December 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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    I’d like to have one of those.

  22. betaxtreme said on December 1, 2009 at 1:03 pm
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    I like the winzip interface.

    Would be great to get a free license.

  23. mickay said on December 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm
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    I have been using 7Zip and trial version of WinRAR software to pack/unpack my files. I remember that same days ago I had installed trial version of Winzip 7 or 8, but was not convinced about it so much. Maybe it’s time to give it a try, as I see that a lot have changed since I last used it.

  24. Mister C said on December 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm
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    I think WinZip has evolved much. I`d like to use it legally. Thanks

  25. sunkumarspace said on December 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm
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    I like winzip as it is inbuilt in windows and it is more familiar to me than any other zip softwares. especially hte familiar of use is the main binding factor for me to use it, I hope I could have one may be luck person to get one

  26. Murugesh said on December 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm
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    I like winzip. I have to compress so many files for which the winzip 14 will be useful. I thank ghacks for this good offer!

  27. Trapeze said on December 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm
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    It is the best and I am upgrading pretty soon to Windows 7. With this version I am sure to have a good working program.
    Thanks and have a good day

  28. Deneme said on December 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm
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    I get a lot of zipped files. Winzip would make my life a lot easier. Thanks

  29. Prasanth Chandra said on December 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm
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    Winzip is considered as the best compression software. It is the first software that comes to my mind when it comes to zipping a file. I compress files a lot to send them over.

    It would be great to win a free license of WInzip

  30. Dave said on December 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm
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    While I’ve been running free or open source archiving utilities on my system for many years, WinZip provides some rather interesting features not available in other programs. For that matter, I’d be very interested in obtaining a free license. Thanks!

  31. Mohamed said on December 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm
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    Hi,

    Winzip is a nice piece of software. I am using an old version and would like to upgrade to the latest to get the benefits of this new version.

    Thanks

  32. onspeeduser said on December 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm
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    This software will be useful for me as I need to compress lot of music files from my system to external drive. I was waiting for such an offer for a long time. Thanks for including me in this wonderful contest.

  33. badboy said on December 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm
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    hi,i would like to have an legal activation code from u…i’m not interested in using pirated versions of these softwares available in some sites…..the quality of the winzip pro is 100%,in the original software…i really appreciate such give aways…thankz

  34. bob said on December 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm
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    I just want :)

  35. Lambrador said on December 1, 2009 at 2:16 pm
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    Enter me please into this drawing. Great program for reading my .iso and .zip/rar files. Thank you.

  36. Dena said on December 1, 2009 at 2:16 pm
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    Great software!!!!I just need it.

  37. IBRAHIM said on December 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm
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    good luck 4 the winner

  38. toby said on December 1, 2009 at 2:19 pm
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    Winzip is a very useful tool that i would love to have

  39. paf said on December 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm
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    Hi, thank you very much for your offer. It would be useful to have a winzip licence, as it is the best in the field.

  40. ded said on December 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm
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    WinZip has always been the best compression software,
    fast and easy to use. I would like to win one of license’s.
    thanks for the offer.

  41. admon said on December 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm
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    This is a nice program and I would like to win one license because I’m going to use it for sending files through the internet.

    best regards.

  42. RahhH said on December 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm
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    My favorite, I hope it is rewarded…

  43. Johan Gustavsson said on December 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm
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    Hi, I’d like one license…

  44. Bill said on December 1, 2009 at 2:41 pm
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    I would like to win a license, because windows builtin zip support is limited.

  45. Pawel s said on December 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm
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    Enter me in Martin forWinzip
    Helps me to unzip faster than
    whst i use now
    Merry Christmas!

  46. Aang said on December 1, 2009 at 2:44 pm
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    WinZip is the best for compression solution that I ever know. But since I’ve realized that using cracked version is illegal, I have to uninstalled from my system. So if I win the license, just can’t say how happy I am.

  47. Victor Gnanaraj said on December 1, 2009 at 2:46 pm
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    i would like to have winzip license.
    since winzip is fast and easy to use.

  48. RahhH said on December 1, 2009 at 2:52 pm
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    My favority file compression software,
    I Hope !!!
    Give me Give me,

  49. SCT said on December 1, 2009 at 2:53 pm
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    I HOPE,

    best software of file compression…

  50. Martin said on December 1, 2009 at 2:56 pm
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    i’ve used winzip for years now and i really would like to update it to v14 :)

  51. Adrian said on December 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm
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    Undeniably, Winzip is one of the best. Main reason I want Winzip is for me to test it against our compression program. My teammates is planning to come up with a compression program for large text files. I want winzip to test it out and for comparative analysis. Hoping that well make it. Yeah!

  52. peter said on December 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm
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    Good old winzip.
    I would like to have a chance to win a license.
    Thanks

  53. RCC said on December 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm
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    I HOPE WIN

  54. Jean Belga said on December 1, 2009 at 3:02 pm
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    I use another compression soft and I am interested to use Winzip considering its excellent reputation.

  55. RAAMAKANTH said on December 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm
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    Very Cool.

    good software , my favority file compression,

    Thankz…

  56. Clansys said on December 1, 2009 at 3:05 pm
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    I Hope………………

  57. SDK said on December 1, 2009 at 3:06 pm
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    I would like a Winzip 14 license, mainly because it has full Windows 7 support.

  58. Jay said on December 1, 2009 at 3:07 pm
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    Been using Winzip and its one of the best around. Hope I win!

  59. Tania said on December 1, 2009 at 3:07 pm
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    Give me Give me, plsss!

  60. Gautam said on December 1, 2009 at 3:07 pm
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    I really want to win a license for Winzip 14 because I am a developer and winzip is very handy in day-to-day life. I feel it is the best tool for zip files, and I really need it.

    Thanks

  61. TDS said on December 1, 2009 at 3:08 pm
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    I HOPE WIN,,,

    Thanks ghacks !!!

  62. CRH said on December 1, 2009 at 3:08 pm
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    would love to have the newest version

  63. wjungen said on December 1, 2009 at 3:09 pm
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    winzip- one of my favorite, hoping to win a license.
    A handfull chrismas greetings from Germany :-))

  64. Abhishek said on December 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm
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    Count me in. Great giveaway!
    Thanks.

  65. iswar said on December 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm
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    i want to decompress files

  66. Dee said on December 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm
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    I run an old version of Winzip and rarely use it as 7zip seems to accomplish the same tasks and more. Since 7zip is free, it’s easy to upgrade.

    I’d like to try Winzip 14 though, and see if it compares favorably.

  67. maruen said on December 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm
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    Winzip is a excellent program. I would like to win one of it’s license.

  68. Khaan said on December 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm
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    Another great offer! Please count me in! Merry Christmas all!

  69. pachafafa said on December 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm
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    I hope one of the lucky
    thank you

  70. Wally said on December 1, 2009 at 3:23 pm
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    I think this would allow simple backup of my parents’ computer.
    Please enter me in the drawing!

  71. alex said on December 1, 2009 at 3:28 pm
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    I’d like to use WinZip 14 to benefit from the enanched .zipx format. Thanks for the Giveaway

  72. donay said on December 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm
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    i hopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    plsss =p

  73. TanujS said on December 1, 2009 at 3:31 pm
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    I have always been using 7zip.I would like to try winzip-14 on my pc. So please count me in. Great offers !! ~

  74. Kevin said on December 1, 2009 at 3:32 pm
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    I use 7-zip, but would like to see what WinZip has to offer! Merry Christmas to all!

  75. Hannes said on December 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm
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    I’d like to win because of some advanced features compared to 7-Zip, which I use at the moment. It would be a great supplement.

  76. Simakuutio said on December 1, 2009 at 3:36 pm
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    Let’s see if I can win something this year… Even I already have lisence to Winrar (Donation Coder had some discount deal long time ago…).

  77. Limin Shao said on December 1, 2009 at 3:40 pm
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    I am in.

  78. miou25 said on December 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm
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    i am interesting to have one thank you

    easy to use and the most rapid decompression Archives

  79. arbot said on December 1, 2009 at 3:43 pm
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    I would like a free original copy so tonight I’ll sleep better without a pirate one :)

  80. Monish said on December 1, 2009 at 3:44 pm
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    a Copy of Winzip 14 would be awesome!

    Thanks :)

  81. paul(us) said on December 1, 2009 at 3:44 pm
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    Great that you could get 14 licences i really would like to win one.

  82. Kevin Jackson said on December 1, 2009 at 3:53 pm
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    Very nice. I work with compressed files a lot and tend to use free solutions like 7zip, but WinZip is slick and versatile and I wouldn’t mind having it installed on my computer.

  83. David said on December 1, 2009 at 3:55 pm
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    I would like to receive the license because….it is impossible to forget the first love. It is the first ZIP program I used in the year 1997.

  84. Wong said on December 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm
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    WinZip is one of the best compression tool out there with WinRar and 7zip, and i would like one of it :)

  85. don said on December 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm
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    please enter me
    thanks

  86. Willem said on December 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm
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    I’m very curious as to why WinZip could be better than WinRAR or the freeware 7-Zip, both of which I’ve been using with great satisfaction over the years.

    Winning a license from this giveaway would give me a chance to install it on my latest, top-of-the-line machine.

    Thank you.

  87. ron said on December 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm
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    I’d like a license because i unzip and unrar every day.

  88. Roger said on December 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm
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    Winzip has always been my favorite program. I would like a chance to win a license.

  89. Syafiq said on December 1, 2009 at 3:57 pm
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    winzip, what a good start of christmas giveaway. Hopefuly i can get one.

  90. Jason said on December 1, 2009 at 4:10 pm
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    I am currently using a free product (7-ZIP), I hope to win a licensed copy of Winzip 14.

    Wish me good luck!

  91. Vickie Bartlett said on December 1, 2009 at 4:11 pm
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    I would like to win because I like all that WinZip can do, it’s a great compression application.

  92. a1ast0r said on December 1, 2009 at 4:14 pm
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    Hi,
    Currently need a good, reliable and lot of features for a compression software and it seems Winzip 14 is one of the best candidate. Hope i can get one of the license. Thanks

  93. Vinod said on December 1, 2009 at 4:14 pm
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    Thank you for these giveaways.

    I have been using winrar for quite some time having switched from winzip some years back.

    But, after seeing the new improvements I would really want to have this one.

  94. Malvinder Virdi said on December 1, 2009 at 4:15 pm
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    Winzip 14 would be a great tool, without a compression tool, every thing onto your computer is like a elephant on your back. Just bought Windows 7 and winzip 14 supports it along with single click backup also..

    please give it to me give it to me

  95. luisc said on December 1, 2009 at 4:20 pm
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    Count me in please Winzip is one of the best there is. Almost everything on the Internet is compressed so this would be a valuable tool for me

  96. Prakash Pathak said on December 1, 2009 at 4:22 pm
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    Please give me the one , i am using winzip since last 6 years nd version 8.0 but al of them were the Pirate one this time u guys can give a chance to use genuine on
    thanks in advance

  97. Akira said on December 1, 2009 at 4:23 pm
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    Winzip is a great compressing tool. I want to save my hard drive space because I have many files on PC, WinZip is a perfect solution.

  98. Pratik Daga said on December 1, 2009 at 4:26 pm
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    Please count me in this giveaway of Winzip..

    I like WinZip because it doubles up as a backup soft and has always been one of the most reliable Archivers..

    Thanks

  99. John said on December 1, 2009 at 4:30 pm
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    Looks like some great software.

    Would love to try it.

    Thanks for this great giveaway.

  100. @nonimo said on December 1, 2009 at 4:31 pm
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    I would like to win WinZip because it’s the best compression tool!

  101. Curt said on December 1, 2009 at 4:33 pm
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    I wonder what happend to my first reply, hmm….. now all characters looks like chineese to me, and I am not Chineese. I am on Firefox 3.5. If anyone can read this; please count me inn for the giveaway. WinZip is The Leader of the Gang, and I will love to win a license!

  102. zanes said on December 1, 2009 at 4:39 pm
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    i like winzip, it’s very famous…i have a lot of zip files for my work..thank you..and if you kind please give me one license of winzip..thank you again

  103. Douglas Faddis said on December 1, 2009 at 4:41 pm
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    I would like to win the WinZip 14 License! Thanks.

  104. Alberto said on December 1, 2009 at 4:43 pm
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    I would like to win a license to use this wonderful program because I’m full to use winrar, thanks and congratulations are still many initiative

  105. Ryan said on December 1, 2009 at 4:44 pm
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    I would like to use Winzip 14 for the scheduler. Please sign me up!

  106. Christy Sunny said on December 1, 2009 at 4:52 pm
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    I use archiving a lot, and I was searching for a windows 7 supported compresion software. The additional encryption features may eliminate my use for a seprate encryption utility. KIndly consider me to for the lucky draw.

  107. tinwheeler said on December 1, 2009 at 4:52 pm
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    I’d like to zip in here & win this program. I unzip a lot of files and could use a versatile program like this.

  108. Swiftman said on December 1, 2009 at 4:56 pm
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    I’ve been using 7-zip for years now and this looks better, I would love to give it a try.

  109. Jeff9000 said on December 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm
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    I have used Winzip for years and would love a copy of 14 for Christmas.

  110. smslca said on December 1, 2009 at 5:18 pm
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    Count me toooooooooo

  111. phobos said on December 1, 2009 at 5:21 pm
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    i hope win a license.

  112. Jimmy Liu said on December 1, 2009 at 5:23 pm
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    I hope I win…

  113. Chad Schultz said on December 1, 2009 at 5:25 pm
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    It’s been a while since I have used this, would be nice to see what I’ve been missing.

  114. GiddyUpGo said on December 1, 2009 at 5:25 pm
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    Have 7Zip because it will open rar extensions. Older version of Winzip could not.
    It would be great to have Winzip 14 as it seems to be able to open rar and more files.
    Thank you for a great site.

  115. BPNelson said on December 1, 2009 at 5:31 pm
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    I need Winzip so that I can use features of a backup program I have that uses Winzip for compression.

  116. bivas brahma said on December 1, 2009 at 5:40 pm
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    winzip is awesome for backup and compression and i love it to have a one

  117. KAY said on December 1, 2009 at 5:45 pm
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    The thing that i like winzip are Winzip has always been a very good compression soft, efficient, fast, easy to use. Winzp 14 seems ever better since you can encrypt files , backup files and foldes…So I want to win this giveaway..Count me in the draw!

  118. FlorinG said on December 1, 2009 at 5:49 pm
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    Hi,

    Last time than I used WinZip was many years ago, an early version… I’ll just take my chances to win a WinZip 14 License. Maybe I’ll love this current release..

    Regards,

  119. Joseph rozwood said on December 1, 2009 at 5:53 pm
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    Winzip is a great program for compression. I have been using it on and off for the past 10 years

  120. ibheck said on December 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm
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    with this sofware we can compress any file without corrupt, i like it

  121. Keith said on December 1, 2009 at 5:56 pm
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    Thanks for the contest. This looks like it would be a good archive manager for someone in my family who is not so tech-savvy.

  122. ScottL said on December 1, 2009 at 6:02 pm
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    I’ve been using 7zip for quite some time due to extra features and price, but Winzip is faster and I’m sure it’s improved since I last used it at version 10! Please count me in.

  123. Linu George said on December 1, 2009 at 6:02 pm
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    winzip has been the holy grail of zip programs and its been my dream to own one legally so that i could use it. Its the best. thanks. pls count me in.

  124. louman578 said on December 1, 2009 at 6:03 pm
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    WinZip is the pioneer of the ZIP file compression …
    I want to win the license!
    I’m Feeling Lucky!

  125. olga bispo said on December 1, 2009 at 6:04 pm
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    Hello,

    I want to win it please. Its very nice zip program that i used before. Like to win as its too costly for me and getting free would be nice.thank you.

  126. giglman said on December 1, 2009 at 6:08 pm
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    A zip programm is ever util and winzip is one of the best …

  127. Sujay said on December 1, 2009 at 6:09 pm
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    I would like to have the Winzip licence, as I compress large files, and a licence version would help me .

  128. fred said on December 1, 2009 at 6:09 pm
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    I would like win winzip-14 to give to my mother. She lives in the country is still on dial-up since cable and dsl are not in the area. This would allow her to zip her files to send over the modem

    thanks

  129. Ryan said on December 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm
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    Great giveaway and I have always loved the features that Winzip comes out with each version. This is the best so far because of the full win7 support and the backup feature (I would love to try this feature).

  130. skudrinjsh said on December 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm
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    I haven’t used Winzip for many years, but new features looks attractive. It would be nice to try it.

  131. MinhTan said on December 1, 2009 at 6:13 pm
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    I used version trial WinZip 14, it very great and use easy. I hope win a license, thanks very much.

  132. cyrus said on December 1, 2009 at 6:14 pm
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    I’d like to win a WinZip 14 license!

  133. stammer said on December 1, 2009 at 6:20 pm
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    Please include me in this drawing. Thanks for the offer. This makes the holidays even better.

  134. Houssam Moghrabi said on December 1, 2009 at 6:21 pm
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    Happy Holidays to all staff and members if I win or not.

  135. ha14 said on December 1, 2009 at 6:23 pm
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    A pro version is nice I had an earlier version that needs to be updated.

  136. Q said on December 1, 2009 at 6:23 pm
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    This message is a reply to the “Christmas Giveaway: Winzip 14” thread.

    I would like a WinZip 14 licenses to use WinZip 14 in such that no legal agreements or, understandings, or applicable law are in breach.

  137. Angela Matthews said on December 1, 2009 at 6:23 pm
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    Please include me for the giveaway. I would love a copy of Winzip 14 because I am constantly using compression and extraction tools for my school work and WinZip was the best one I used. But it’s never free. Kindly include me for the giveaway.

  138. PeeJay said on December 1, 2009 at 6:27 pm
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    So, what’s wrong with free tools like 7zip and IZArc?
    Just half-kidding, count me in!

  139. paulcrousel said on December 1, 2009 at 6:30 pm
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    Some sites do not allows to upload rar files and this may do to the fact that winzip is better. thanks for the contest.

  140. Ljubomir said on December 1, 2009 at 6:30 pm
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    As I’m about to switch to Win7 and WinRar doesn’t support it, it would be nice to have this as a default program for handling archives.

  141. K19s said on December 1, 2009 at 6:36 pm
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    Hi, I would like to win one because I have a lot of files and school work to compress, so that it reduces the size of the files, so that they all fit onto my USB.

    Thanks

  142. Nicolai S said on December 1, 2009 at 7:00 pm
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    I like the fact that you link to other sites with “Christmas giveaways” :)

    Anyway, I the reason you should pick me would be because I currently use the trial version and hate the “nag” screen :p

    And because I’ve been reading your news in a whole year! (I found your site last Christmas, and has been a RSS subscriber ever since :D )

  143. uclabruinn said on December 1, 2009 at 7:05 pm
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    Been a user since the old sloop days! Thanks!

  144. pparadisis said on December 1, 2009 at 7:10 pm
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    As an attorney I work with very large files all the time! It sure would make my life a whole lot easier to work with these files with WinZip!!!

  145. somenam123 said on December 1, 2009 at 7:19 pm
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    I LOVE WINRAR :P

  146. jelson said on December 1, 2009 at 7:28 pm
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    WinZip has a special place in my heart; I’d love to have a license for the Pro version. Sign me up, please. Thanx. Great start to the giveaway!

  147. Jerry Chance said on December 1, 2009 at 7:41 pm
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    Heart string pulling time – I’m a retired, down at heel, War Pensioner with end-stage renal failure! Now you know why I can’t afford to pay the price of quality software.

    Love, Light and Peace this Christmas
    JC

  148. John said on December 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm
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    WinZip has always been my first add-on after a fresh OS installation since Windows 95.
    It’s a must-have tool that even Microsoft have integrated WinZip funtion since Windows XP.
    File compression reduces the size and pack any email attachments into 1 small archive.
    WinZip Pro 14 can view photo without extraction due to its new internal Image Viewer. It can also schedule automated backup and support Windows 7.

    Long live WinZip…….Long live WinZip……Long live WinZip……….

  149. Saint-Germain said on December 1, 2009 at 7:57 pm
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    I would to have a license for WinZip 14

    Thank you

  150. Doc said on December 1, 2009 at 8:08 pm
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    Well I’ll be interested to compare WinZip to the free 7zip I use daily…

  151. Robert Palmar said on December 1, 2009 at 8:09 pm
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    I have been using an older version, several versions older,
    on a Windows XP SP3 system and it has met my needs.
    I have not been convinced to upgrade but this article
    indicates substantial new features are added.

    I’ll be building a Windows 7 system in the
    new year ahead and the new version
    would be the must have there.

    I never win these sorts of things
    but now at least I know I tried.

  152. ra sh said on December 1, 2009 at 8:13 pm
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    I want to win license becuse Winzip is the first class software programs for
    file compression software…

  153. Keith Dsouza said on December 1, 2009 at 8:16 pm
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    Great, have used WinZip 14 an loved it, would want to convert it to a full fledged license :-)

  154. monil patel said on December 1, 2009 at 8:18 pm
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    Winzip has always been a very good compression soft, efficient, fast, easy to use. Winzp 14 seems ever better since you can encrypt files , backup files and foldesr. Moreover, you can schedule tasks. It is quite versatile. I would be so happy if I win a licence.

  155. james said on December 1, 2009 at 8:39 pm
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    love the program, used the shareware version for the last 10 years, would be wonderful to have the full thing. Use it daily. Bought the full thing back at version 7, but haven’t wanted to pay for upgrades since then.

  156. Harold Short said on December 1, 2009 at 8:49 pm
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    I have winzip 12 and can tell you its a good piece of software, However id like to get version 14.

  157. vedika said on December 1, 2009 at 8:50 pm
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    HELLO,

    INTERESTING.IF I WIN I WILL KEEP IT.

    THANK YOU

    vedika

  158. Hetal said on December 1, 2009 at 9:13 pm
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    I would like a licensed copy of WinZip.

    thanks!

  159. morpheus said on December 1, 2009 at 9:15 pm
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    I would like to win one free license of WinZip 14! Please count me in :)

  160. James Scholes said on December 1, 2009 at 9:30 pm
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    I have not tried Winzip in a very, very long time, however after trying a trial of v14 I am amazed. While it cannot beat the free and small alternative 7-Zip, it is certainly an excellent product nowadays. If I won the licence, I would probably use 7-Zip in situations where a more portable app was needed to get the job done, and Winzip as a more verified, solid solution.
    james[at]jls-radio[dot]com

  161. Soupayan said on December 1, 2009 at 9:43 pm
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    I would love to have a license for WinZip 14

    Thank you

  162. reggie said on December 1, 2009 at 9:50 pm
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    ‘cos i’m worf it

  163. NetFlexx said on December 1, 2009 at 9:52 pm
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    Well, I’m in even if I don’t need it, there are other good swiss army knives for that purpose available. But I know several people who would love to get hands on a license, but they are German and never would have found this site or even understood a single word ;o)

  164. Sputnik said on December 1, 2009 at 10:14 pm
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    I am always searching for the best softwares on the market.

    WinZip is really this kind of software : THE BEST.

    Is that a sufficient reason for someone to want a free license of WinZip ???

    Thank you ghacks and WinZip and good luck to everybody ! :-)

  165. Thunder-man said on December 1, 2009 at 10:18 pm
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    For my blog I pack lots of tools and WinZip I would very much help.
    Great giveaway,
    greeting Thunder-man

  166. Thomas Kimsky said on December 1, 2009 at 10:27 pm
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    A thorough fan of 7-Zip and the universal extractor (unpacks truely anything), however I still have my vintage memories of Winzip from my good old dos / Win 3.11 days.

    Due to this contest I have looked at the new version and this seems to be a winner again, however for private use its too costly. If I win – which of course I hope – I would definately switch back to my vintage favourite as it is a rock steady programm without glitches . . . and as a gift I would even say theres nothing truely better out there.

  167. Delphi said on December 1, 2009 at 10:41 pm
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    It would go great on my new win7 laptop

  168. subgrampus said on December 1, 2009 at 10:45 pm
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    Use .zip in maintaining my huge repositories and reducing the size of my e-mail enclosures, which also makes encryption quite useful.

    Could certainly use a licensed version of WinZip14 for Christmas!

    Please keep me in mind, Martin.

  169. bowlby4 said on December 1, 2009 at 11:11 pm
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    I have always used WinZip. I love it, but I haven’t upgraded since 10.0. Would like a newer version.

  170. fake91 said on December 1, 2009 at 11:29 pm
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    I would like to have a license for WinZip 14
    Please add me to the list :)

  171. Dan said on December 1, 2009 at 11:30 pm
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    yes, please =)

  172. Oki Helfiska said on December 1, 2009 at 11:32 pm
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    Nice Info Bro…
    I Want this software.
    http://twitter.com/okihelfiska

  173. coolczone said on December 1, 2009 at 11:37 pm
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    Using this prgr to archive all the stuff I got will save a lot of space
    Thanks

  174. rostube said on December 1, 2009 at 11:54 pm
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    I would to have a license for WinZip 14

  175. Hubby said on December 2, 2009 at 12:06 am
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    Please give me one the license. I like very much Winzip.

  176. RJ Santos said on December 2, 2009 at 12:17 am
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    Every computer must have this and i want it . Thank you.

  177. Don said on December 2, 2009 at 12:25 am
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    I have been using an OLD version of WinZip from before they started charging for upgrades (I had purchased Version 6.0 years ago) and would sure like to have the latest version.

    Thanks for the chance.

    Don

  178. Meena said on December 2, 2009 at 12:42 am
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    This is a must have software.

  179. Sebastian said on December 2, 2009 at 12:44 am
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    Hey,
    well it’s on of the best, I’ve been using trial ages ago, and just got newest one to test and I’m pleased. It would be great to keep it for longer than trial period.

  180. Diana said on December 2, 2009 at 12:47 am
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    Hi, I would like to win this software because it has windows 7 integration and more features than the free alternatives.

  181. Warren said on December 2, 2009 at 1:04 am
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    I would appreciate a license for WinZip
    Great software

  182. Kostas said on December 2, 2009 at 1:08 am
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    I would like to win one of these license’s too…

  183. Larry K said on December 2, 2009 at 1:50 am
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    Winzip 14 would be a great program to get for my Windows 7 install. Thankyou for the free offer…

  184. Luigi said on December 2, 2009 at 1:58 am
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    I want to win because I really need Winzip on my cpu, it really is a good program, and I wouldnt mind getting a key for my Windows 7, since Winzip supports it.

  185. Jack said on December 2, 2009 at 2:12 am
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    Winzip.
    I have always used WinZip. Winzip has always been a very good compression soft, efficient, fast, easy to use.

  186. sree said on December 2, 2009 at 2:41 am
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    please add me for this wonderful give away…thank you

  187. ThomasAlan said on December 2, 2009 at 1:42 am
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    I want to win cause of the Windows 7 support

  188. Crodol said on December 2, 2009 at 3:03 am
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    I don’t want to click “Use Evaluation Version” anymore… after 10+ years….

  189. David said on December 2, 2009 at 3:18 am
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    Thanks for the offer! WinZip is my most favorite ZIP compressor.

  190. David said on December 2, 2009 at 3:19 am
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    Thanks for the offer! WinZip is my favorite ZIP compressor.

  191. Zach said on December 2, 2009 at 3:28 am
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    It’s the best compression software. I hope I can win this prize.
    :))))

    Thank you, ghacks.net and WinZip

  192. JOhn Mae said on December 2, 2009 at 3:32 am
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    It’s one of the best compression software out there and it’s really worth having it.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  193. Stephane said on December 2, 2009 at 3:43 am
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    wow! winzip came a long way since last time i used it, many many years ago, nice!

  194. Joe said on December 2, 2009 at 3:51 am
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    With the Windows 7 support and integration, I would like to upgrade. Count me in too.

  195. Joacko said on December 2, 2009 at 3:57 am
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    Well, I think I deserve it.

    Thanks!

  196. bill ehm said on December 2, 2009 at 4:03 am
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    Currently using freeware at home but at work use winzip corp. Best zip file tool!! I would prefer to use at home if I was lucky enough to win. Can you make me lucky??? Thanks. Cheers.

  197. vhick said on December 2, 2009 at 4:12 am
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    This is a great giveaway! Thanks Ghacks :)

  198. Lee said on December 2, 2009 at 4:20 am
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    I would really like to win this product so I can see if winzip has caught up to the great freeware/shareware products that now compete with winzip all of which I test/use e.g. 7zip, Izarc, Peazip, Power Archiver 2010. I would really appreciate a license for Winzip and would find it extremely useful. As an aside I have to use it at work so it would be cool to be able to use it at home! Hopefully I win a license!

  199. sharath said on December 2, 2009 at 4:30 am
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    super i would like to win one

  200. Naveed said on December 2, 2009 at 4:33 am
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    hello ghacks team,

    Thanx for this wonderful opportunity for providing one of our favorite everyday use software winzip to us.its definitely one of the ‘must haves’ for any computer.I haven’t seen such a compression utility that is as easy-to-use as winzip.

    Apart from the awesome compression format options that it provides us,The photo compression is what i use the most after file compression,so that’s how winzip covers all of my compression needs of mine :-)

    So all i can say is anyone who would get this piece of software can rest assured that they would not have to look for any other software for their archiving or compression needs.

    Thanx so much(Ghacks and Winzip) for having this wonderful give away !

    Good luck to everyone.

  201. northernexposure said on December 2, 2009 at 4:44 am
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    I’d love to receive a license for Winzip. I used it quite a while ago and now use 7-zip. However, the Winzip interface is very user-friendly and I would like to try this again!

  202. cesarin said on December 2, 2009 at 5:15 am
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    thank you for the gift
    count me too please

  203. Kayce Crews said on December 2, 2009 at 5:51 am
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    I’d like to win the license because I was using WinZip when it was free, and I got used to easily unzipping files I downloaded. No other program compares.

  204. freebieboy said on December 2, 2009 at 5:52 am
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    I have used WinRAR and 7-Zip before but the latest version of WinZip looks user-friendly and it would be nice to have a full version of it rather than using a trial version.

  205. Mitch Brunell said on December 2, 2009 at 5:52 am
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    A licensed copy of winzip would be super!
    keeping my thumbs..

  206. sipikun said on December 2, 2009 at 6:06 am
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    I’d like to win because it is easy to use and version 14 support windows 7. It has very good encryption.

  207. hipockets said on December 2, 2009 at 6:08 am
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    WinZip is the best file compression utility there is. I’ve been using WinZip 9 for a long time, sure would like to have 14. Please include me in the drawing.. Thank you! Hipockets

  208. shiyon said on December 2, 2009 at 6:16 am
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    I have been using winzip since version 7. It would be great if I win this license.

  209. Aniraj said on December 2, 2009 at 6:19 am
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    I like WinZip 14 support for Windows 7. Please include me.

  210. Sreejith said on December 2, 2009 at 6:21 am
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    Winzip is the best compression utility. I would like to win one.Anyhow thanks.

  211. SmogHog said on December 2, 2009 at 7:06 am
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    although I prefer WinRAR,this also is nice to own.

  212. JoseyWales said on December 2, 2009 at 7:54 am
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    im in. thanks you all for the contest, and merry chistmas! :)

  213. sajixavier said on December 2, 2009 at 7:58 am
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    I always wanted to use winzip new version . currently i am using the older version of winzip.so i could use the new version. Also thank you in advance…..

  214. Manvendu Das said on December 2, 2009 at 8:24 am
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    Great Giveaway of Free Winzip14.I would like to have one.

  215. Erek said on December 2, 2009 at 8:54 am
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    I would like winzip because of it’s support for windows 7 and disk images.

  216. BadLuckLuke said on December 2, 2009 at 8:55 am
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    I ‘m currently using WinRar with the annoying message that pops up after the trial period is over and so I would really like to win this giveaway

  217. jyothiprasad said on December 2, 2009 at 9:10 am
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    I’ve been a regular reader of ghacks. I stopped thinking about using winzip as it doesn’t support rar archives, though everything else about it is the best. However, now support to Rar means it is gonna be the top notch.

    I will be thankful for you if you can give me a license.

    Whether I win a license for this or not. I will always be thankful to the tech articles in ghacks.

  218. Mohamed said on December 2, 2009 at 9:24 am
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    thanks for the giveaway
    i really would like to have it
    thanks…

  219. François said on December 2, 2009 at 9:31 am
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    I would like a licence because my trial expired 1655 days ago.

  220. Arun Jain said on December 2, 2009 at 10:52 am
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    as said in the post above – WinZIp is the one of the most old program I have used for zipping & unzipping and would like to have the latest version (winzip14) as a giveaway.

    Please include me in the draw.

    Thanks in advance
    -Arun Jain

  221. Steve M. said on December 2, 2009 at 11:21 am
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    I would love to have this “veteran” software
    Hehe :)

  222. achu said on December 2, 2009 at 12:36 pm
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    if a chance to win in the draw i can try it the pro and cons with others

  223. Rajaneesh said on December 2, 2009 at 3:08 pm
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    I use WinZip almost daily. It’s nice to have the latest version with all the new features.

  224. Abu Aufa's Weblog said on December 2, 2009 at 4:40 pm
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    I would love if i win

  225. thelemontree10 said on December 2, 2009 at 5:02 pm
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    One of the best compression softwares is out there and it’s really worth having it. A licence will let me enjoy all of the function of Winzip.

  226. Raju said on December 2, 2009 at 5:38 pm
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    I need winzip. Excellant compression software. Best in it’s class. I definaltly need this…. Please give me…

  227. Raju said on December 2, 2009 at 5:40 pm
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    Who idiot in the world can deny winzip. I need it desparatly

  228. Dave Upen said on December 2, 2009 at 10:20 pm
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    Ghacks is permanently on my Favourites as it has vastly improved my knowledge (I’m close to 70). Thanks for such a great site!
    Win Win-Zip? Use it many years ago but limited resources! Would love if I win.

  229. Rafael Sctktyl said on December 3, 2009 at 12:41 am
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    I hope win =!

    best compressed software..

  230. Tim said on December 3, 2009 at 4:52 am
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    Love this app- been using it for years.

  231. Ricky said on December 3, 2009 at 10:55 am
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    Hi,

    I would like to participate in the WinZip14 give away.. one of the core fans of zip format even before winzip was born.. from the PK days.

    I would love to have a copy of the latest tool!

    Regards,

  232. Amitoj said on December 3, 2009 at 12:02 pm
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    Love this tool so much that i have painted the whole wall of my room with a huge winzip icon and pictures of all the games that i ended inside that icon.. :)

  233. Jason M. said on December 3, 2009 at 6:23 pm
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    Winzip is one of the best zip programs I have found. The user interface is great, and the ability to encrypt a zipped file is awesome.

  234. Sujay said on December 3, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    Reply

    I like to have the key

  235. tamer said on December 3, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    Reply

    Her useful later that the license which wants does not give the work a campaign.

  236. deniz aksoy said on December 4, 2009 at 12:35 am
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    I just love it!

  237. Henry said on December 4, 2009 at 1:40 am
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    I’m in. Good luck.

  238. Parikshit said on December 4, 2009 at 6:48 am
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    Hi,
    I wish i am lucky to get winzip…

  239. johnsson said on December 5, 2009 at 3:01 am
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    I’d love to have it. I’ve been using freeware zip for a long time and would like a commercial zip application.

  240. dundee said on December 5, 2009 at 3:07 am
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    Winzip is a great software to have to archive files. This is a wonderful piece of software to have.

  241. Warren said on December 5, 2009 at 4:36 am
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    I won, thank you very much, will use Winzip 14 often.
    Merry Christmas too all.

  242. computerwis said on December 5, 2009 at 11:36 am
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    Thank You for the nice giveaway. Hope you have a good Christmas.

    Computerwis – Raymond.cc/forum

  243. skykid said on December 6, 2009 at 12:34 am
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    I would like to win the lycense because WinZip is absolute classic when it comes to work with archived files.

  244. bubbasnooze said on December 6, 2009 at 7:26 pm
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    WinZip has withstood the test of time. I first used it in the early 90’s with Windows 95. It is the best product for handling large files. It’s reliable and safe and dependable.

  245. Robert said on December 8, 2009 at 8:31 am
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    I would love to win this cause i really love the thing winzip has done

  246. Ronald the mule (^c^) said on December 8, 2009 at 10:37 am
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    Lets meet Santa!
    Don’t forget bring your virtual little gift with you:D
    Digital compressed packets are so exciteing!
    Once in a time Winzip was a great friend of mine but I lost the key.
    Eh eh now I’m locked out for no reason?!?!
    Please help psst..

  247. Mohamed said on December 8, 2009 at 10:41 am
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    Are winners known yet ….

  248. Debra said on December 8, 2009 at 8:15 pm
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    Winning a WinZip 14 Pro license would be a great gift for me to give my two really nice employers, and it would save me from baking Christmas cookies, wich are just going to make all of us fat.

  249. steve said on December 9, 2009 at 4:39 pm
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    WinZip is the best. I’ve been using it for years and it just keeps getting better. I love being able to create back up jobs and switching views. I use the comment feature for almost every ZIP file I create. I’m a few versions behind and want to upgrade again but money is tight these days.

  250. Raju said on December 10, 2009 at 4:56 am
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    would love to have winzip 14.0. consider my name pls.

  251. Willy said on December 10, 2009 at 7:49 am
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    I use 7zip & would like to change if possible to Win Zip 14 if I can get 1 license.
    Thanks in advance.

  252. lordsfreedman said on December 10, 2009 at 8:52 pm
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    Don’t know if I’m to late to ask but I too would like a chance to win winzip. Thanks. And P.S. I will use.

  253. mrzoom said on December 11, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    Reply

    Please give me one. I always loved winzip.

  254. lucky said on December 11, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    Reply

    Please give me one. I always loved winzip.

  255. raj said on December 12, 2009 at 1:07 am
    Reply

    Hi,
    I would like to have one copy.
    I do like to download legal stuff and many times this is in .rar and this is very helpful and useful to have.

    Cheerio,

    Raj

  256. Giuseppe said on December 16, 2009 at 12:02 pm
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    I’ve ever used WinZip and now i’m possing to Win7 so i’d like to have this new onws of WinZip. Add me, pls.

  257. suman said on December 16, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    Reply

    will u plz give me genuine winzip key…

  258. sean said on December 17, 2009 at 5:28 am
    Reply

    I am a senior citizen with a very limited income, and as my son is a avid user of this type of product, a license for the Pro version would be a very nice present for me to give him. Merry Christmas to all.

  259. Henini Lyes said on December 21, 2009 at 8:19 am
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    Nice a fast soft, good compression ratio.

  260. Natan said on December 23, 2009 at 10:56 am
    Reply

    I hope i’ll win.winzip is a good software.

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