SOURCE: Windows Secrets

May 05, 2008 09:00 ET

Windows Secrets Team to Appear on Computer America Radio Show

Brian Livingston and Scott Dunn to Discuss Vista Upgrade Hack

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) -

Who: Brian Livingston, Editorial Director of Windows Secrets Newsletter, and Scott Dunn, Associate Editor.

What: Computer America Radio Show, America's longest-running nationally syndicated radio talk show about computers.

Where: Live broadcast on the Internet at

When: Tuesday, May 6, at 7pm PDT/10pm EDT.

Why: Scott Dunn's article in the April 3 edition of Windows Secrets Newsletter revealed that Vista Service Pack 1 allows its "upgrade edition" to be clean-installed just like its "full edition." The Windows Secrets team contends that Microsoft executives were aware of this capability from earlier versions and purposely did nothing to eliminate it in SP1. Eric Ligman, senior manager for Microsoft Partners has declared that using the clean-install feature of Vista without owning a previous version of Windows is a violation of the End User License Agreement. Brian and Scott have been invited to be guests on the Computer America Radio Show to clarify their position. Eric Ligman was also extended the invitation but a public relations representative for Microsoft has declined the offer.

Additional Information: publishes a weekly e-mail newsletter with more than 275,000 subscribers. Published since 2003, the newsletter reveals tips and tricks to get the most out of Microsoft Windows. For more information, visit

Brian Livingston, editorial director of, is the co-author of "Windows Vista Secrets," "Windows ME Secrets," and nine other books. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the 6th annual Internet Content Summit in New York City on May 8, 2006.

Scott Dunn has been a contributing editor of PC World since 1992 and currently writes for the magazine's Here's How section. He is the co-author of "101 Windows Tips & Tricks" (Peachpit) with Jesse Berst and Charles Bermant.

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