Replacement Cover Disc:
On this month's Cover Disc
OCT 2014 | ISSUE 231 ON SALE 13TH AUG 2014 | COVER PRICE £5.99
Auslogics BoostSpeed 6; full program; (with 6 months of updates)
With BoostSpeed 6 you’ll be able to repair, defragment and optimise your system, remove junk files,speed up your internet connection, find duplicates, recover accidentally deleted files and protect your privacy.
• ONE-CLICK SCAN
• OVER 15 MAJOR TOOLS
• INTERNET OPTIMIZER
• SYSTEM ADVISOR
• FILE RECOVERY
• DISK CLEANER
• DISK DOCTOR
ALSO ON THIS MONTH'S Cover Disc
Abelssoft Codify 2014; full program worth £10
Codify enables you to quickly create or edit some text and encrypt it with secure measures. A recipient of the secured message only needs to know the password and the free version of Codify to decrypt it again. With one click you can encrypt and decrypt texts and files.
Ashampoo Photo Commander 11; full program worth £35
Ashampoo Photo Commander 11 is the essential all-in-one photo suite to view, organize, edit, enhance, present and share your photos. Organize your photo collection, apply automatic contrast and color corrections and share the results online.
ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional; full program, three-month licence
ABBYY FineReader makes its easy to turn documents and PDFs into text you can use. Copy text into an email or presentation, publish it online, edit it in Microsoft Word or Excel, or build searchable document archives.
Cover Disc: General FAQ
» My cover disc is missing/damaged.
If your cover disc is missing or damaged then please login and submit a request for a replacement disc here http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/magazines/cover-disc/#coverDiscFaq.
» I need help installing software from the cover disc.
Scroll through the PDF document to find detailed information about each application on the disc. There are links to websites for each of the programs and system requirements for the main programs on the disc. If the software on the disc requires a serial number or registration code, there will be a link on the appropriate page. Click the links to register, making sure that you provide a valid email address.
To receive software serial codes from the PC Advisor website, you first need to be a registered user of our site. When you initially register, you will be sent an email containing a confirmation code for your PCAdvisor.co.uk membership. You need to confirm your membership (by clicking the link in the email you receive) and then return to the appropriate product registration page and follow the instructions to get the software code. If you are already a registered user, simply log in and then follow the instructions to obtain the code.
Also included on the cover disc interface are upgrade offers from software developers, where you may be able to purchase the latest versions at a special discounted rate.
» I can't install software from the cover disc.
Where telephone numbers or URLs are given for registration of cover-disc software, these may only be valid for a limited period and open to UK readers only. IDG UK cannot be held responsible for discountinued offers.
Cover Disc: Specific Issue FAQ
March 2014, Issue 224
Unfortunately, due to a technical glitch, the Disc version of the magazine includes the installer for 1-abc.net Sychronizer 6 and not the advertised Abelsoft StartupStar. Please download the installer from here if using the Google Chrome browser, please select the 'keep' option.Once you recieve the install, it shouldn't take any longer than a few minutes. Apologies for any inconvience caused. Regards, from the Software Editor.
February 2014 , issue 224
The Ashampoo Cover Finder program is promoted as a full program worth £20, all the features are available for the duration of 1-year (365 day licence from install) this information is included in the cover disc section of the magazine and on the disc interface. The special edition put forward on the cover disc for PC Advisor comes with 300 credits (Ashampoo's normal shareware has 30 days and 50 credits). We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.
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Peninsula Business Park
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