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Free download for WINZIP

Is there a truly free download for WINZIP somewhere?  I previously found one and got a WINZIP version older than 10, maybe version 8, but unfortunately forgot the URL. Please help. Thanks.
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war1Commented:
Greetings ksfok !

Here is Winzip 10 and older versions to download
http://www.oldversion.com/program.php?n=winzip

Best wishes, war1
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hongjunCommented:
You should consider using WinRAR. It also supports .ZIP files. And for your info, .RAR file yeilds better compression.
http://www.win-rar.com/
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hongjunCommented:
FYI, there's another very good software - 7-Zip.
Very good compression and it also supports .ZIP files as well.
http://www.7-zip.org/

hongjun
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RDAdamsCommented:
Winzip is not freeware.  So even if you download it for free you are still expected to pay for it if you use it.
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war1Commented:
RDAdams, older versions of WinZip is freeware.  I have version 8.1, and use it for free.
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hongjunCommented:
I think it's free up till 9 if not wrong.
I used 9 before.
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RDAdamsCommented:
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RDAdamsCommented:
I don't see anything on the Winzip site that older versions are free.  

I have asked them via their contacts page to see if this is true.  I will advise when I receive a response.

If you can direct me to a document that states the older versions are free I would love to see it.
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hongjunCommented:
I have used it and it's a evaluation version. You can use it for life and its features will remain. I believe the asker ksfok also knows this and he just want to get the program he has lost.

hongjun
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RDAdamsCommented:
When reading on their home page they specifically state the software has never been free even for home users.

http://www.winzip.com/home_users.htm
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hongjunCommented:
There evaluation version is free and will remain usable.
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RDAdamsCommented:
I realize that you could continue using it without paying.  That would be ethically wrong.
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hongjunCommented:
I am in support of WinRAR personally.

hongjun
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RDAdamsCommented:
FYI from Winzip....  None of the products are free including older versions.  If you are using a version of winzip after the trial period you should be paying for it.

Hi, I am writing in response to your message:

> I have been told that older versions of Winzip are now freeware.  Is
> this a true statement?
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Randall Adams - Network Engineer
> Hunt Oil Company of Canada
> Ph. (403) 215-8690 Cell. (403) 710-8208
>

Not at all.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

    --Chuck Campbell, WinZip Technical Support __________________________________________________
WinZip 11.1 now also available in Spanish!
¿Habla Español? ¡Pruebe WinZip 11.1 en Español hoy!

    http://www.winzip.com/es/?ftr

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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Just to confirm - yes you can download WinZip for free but you can't use it as freeware you must register it if you want it used beyond the evaluation period.  

This has been the case ever since Nico Mak wrote Zip for DOS.  Because WinZip is distributed on the understanding that we are basically good people and will buy it if we find it useful the evaluation versions tend not to expire, because of this people think they are free and can use them forever, that is simply not true.  If you had an earlier version that was registered contact WinZip, they can trace your registration and email you a registration file or copy of the latest version your licence would entitle you to.
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hongjunCommented:
My workplace has WinZip installed and it is registered.
I happen to go into their license agreement help file and it says if version is evaluation, the product should only be used for 21 days only.
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