How to get Winstep's Nexus Ultimate for FREE

Courtesy of Give Away of the Day.com

Wednesday, August 4, 2010 by JcRabbit | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Nexus Ultimate at Give Away of the Day

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Giveaway of the Day

For the next 24 hours the full (and latest) version of Nexus Ultimate worth $24.95 will be available FREE from Give Away of the Day. If you ever wondered how Nexus Ultimate compares to other docks in the market, now is your chance to find out!

Nexus Ultimate is one of the most attractive, powerful and flexible docks available today, boasting just about every feature you’d expect from a dock and much more: widgets, mouse-over effects, skins, drag-and-drop, and even live icon reflections, background blur, system tray and tasklist support, etc. Completely customizable, Nexus Ultimate has thousands of backgrounds freely available online and is fully compatible with backgrounds for all 3rd party docks.

Terms and conditions

Please note that the Nexus Ultimate version you download and install during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations: 1) No free upgrades to future versions; 2) Strictly personal usage.

Note also that this version allows the following upgrades:

  • to Winstep Xtreme (a single easy-to-install package featuring all of Winstep’s popular desktop enhancement products for Windows) for only $14.95 (normal price for Winstep Xtreme is $39.90).
  • to the next release of Nexus Ultimate (which includes free upgrades for a whole year) for only $12.50 (i.e. 50% discount, normal price for Nexus Ultimate is $24.95).
  • FAQ:

    Q) What's the catch?
    A) No catch, other than those described in Terms and Conditions above. Giveaway of the Day are sponsoring Nexus Ultimate for 24 hours.

    The goal of this promotion is also to 1) extend awareness of Winstep products outside the Windows Customization community and 2) hope people will like this software so much that they'll upgrade either to Winstep Xtreme or to the next version of Nexus Ultimate.

    Q) Does the Nexus Ultimate version available from Giveaway of the Day contain any Spyware or Adware?
    A) Absolutely NOT! You can download Nexus Ultimate from Giveaway of the Day in full confidence, but you MUST install and register the software within the 24 hours promotion period - after that the Setup application will not allow you to install the promotional version of Nexus Ultimate.

    Q) Is there any functional difference between the version of Nexus Ultimate at Giveaway of the Day and the one I get when I purchase it from the Winstep web site?
    A) No.

    Q) How do I download Nexus Ultimate from Giveaway of the Day?
    A) Go to their site here and click on the 'Download Nexus Ultimate Now' link. Please make sure to read the README file included with the installation program for instructions on how to register Nexus Ultimate after installation.


    More Information:

    Nexus Ultimate download page at Giveaway of the Day:
    http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/nexus-ultimate

    Winstep Web Site:
    http://www.winstep.net

    More information about Nexus Ultimate:
    http://www.winstep.net/nexus.asp

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    tazgecko
    Reply #1 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 6:58 AM

    Thanks JC ... 

    DaveRI
    Reply #2 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:38 AM

    WinStep Xtreme for $14.95? All I can say is

    JUMP ON IT!

    G3mpi3
    Reply #3 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 7:39 AM

    Thanks a lot for this JC! I always keep an eye out on Giveaway of the Day. 

    Lantec
    Reply #4 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 8:47 AM

    saved $5 on my Extreme update this way....thanks

    JcRabbit
    Reply #5 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 9:54 AM

    Smart Alec, Lantec. lol

    Uvah
    Reply #6 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 9:56 AM

    JUMP ON IT!

     

    All over it. Unzipped, installed and activated in less than fifteen minutes. That's a record considering the last time I tried for an app from them. Had 21 hours to register and in all that time was unable to get to the site, kept timing out on me. Just a few adjustments to make. Hope I don't get all blowed up...LOL.

    Chasbo
    Reply #7 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:25 AM

    WIN WIN situation! YEAH!!!!

    Philly0381
    Reply #8 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:44 AM

    Not a bad deal, not a bad deal at all, now if I can only pry my hands away from ObjectDock. 

    Am I allowed to have both of those programs on my computer and which one do I use?  Too many choices. 

    I don't have a big enough desktop to hold all of this stuff.

    JcRabbit
    Reply #9 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:53 AM

    Is that a rethorical question, Philly?

    RedneckDude
    Reply #10 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:55 AM

     

    Philly0381
    Reply #11 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 11:03 AM

    JcRabbit
    Is that a rethorical question, Philly? 

    Not at all JcRabbit, you have a very nice program and my situation is probably not unique to me.  I am sure others are or have said the this before.  (as Philly stands before the window of the candy shop.) 

    Chasbo
    Reply #12 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 11:19 AM

    You can use em' both at the same time. Don't pass this deal up.

    Disturbedcomputer
    Reply #13 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 11:22 AM

    Thanks,

    got it and it;s up and running PUTS Objectdock to shame sorry SD now not going to get OD 2,X my money is going to Nexus Ultimate

     

    Wizard1956
    Reply #14 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 12:04 PM

    First let me say Winstep/Nexus are fine products,right up there with (and maybe ahead of in some areas) Stardock. I've used the trials before and was highly impressed. Nexus for free sounded mighty good until.....

    Name, address and e-mail is needed to register it? It can't be reinstalled or reactivated later so exactly why is that? I use giveawayoftheday often to try things out and registering is usually automatic or one easy step. I've never needed to supply personal info for any I've tried and I'm not going to now, sorry. I'll run it in trial mode on my back up machine where I'm posting from and uninstall in 30 days if not sooner. Thanks, but no thanks.

    Nothing personal here, I refused to "sign up" with TWC  along with  other "free" sites, Make it free without the "sign me up for who knows what database and mailing list" and I'm in.

    JcRabbit
    Reply #15 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 12:05 PM

    To all those upgrading to Winstep Xtreme:

    Please don’t forget to uninstall Nexus Ultimate first. Since both programs share the same folder structures, themes, etc, (only the executables and some themes are different), you will corrupt your Winstep Xtreme installation if you try to uninstall later.

    This said, if you have already installed Xtreme on top of Nexus Ultimate, this is very easy to sort:

    1. Make sure Nexus Ultimate is not running (exit it if it is).
    2. Go to C:\Program Files\Winstep\ (or C:\Program Files (x86)\Winstep\ if running a 64 bit system) and delete the nexus-ultimate.exe executable file.
    3. Done!

    JcRabbit
    Reply #16 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 12:15 PM

    Wizard1956
    Nothing personal here, I refused to "sign up" with TWC  along with  other "free" sites, Make it free without the "sign me up for who knows what database and mailing list" and I'm in.

    From the Winstep's Purchase FAQ:


    Q) Will you ever give or sell my email address to 3rd parties?

    A) Absolutely NOT! We do not give out any customer information to anyone at any time.

    Q) Will I be spammed to death by you after I purchase?

    A) Not at all. In fact, to be exact, in over 10 years we never sent a single unsolicited email to our customers.


    The name is needed to generate the serial number, and your email address is also needed so an email can be sent to you with your serial number - this is for your own convenience and is common practice everywhere.

    Don't know where you got the address bit from, since it is not asked anywhere unless you decide to order a CD with the product or actually make a purchase (in which case it is REQUIRED, together with your CC details, for obvious reasons).

    Wizard1956
    It can't be reinstalled or reactivated later so exactly why is that?

    That's GOTDs policy, not Winstep's.

    Wizard1956
    Reply #17 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 12:50 PM

    That's GOTDs policy, not Winstep's.

     I am aware of gaotd's policy. I am questioning the need for a e-mailed serial # for a "throwaway" (meaning not re-installable)program. Other software does it? Fine, I don't use them either. Even Avast dropped that  key sent by e-mail requirement so now you can register it with a fictional e-mail addy.    Too bad, really, if gaotd had it register in their name as they most often do, it would be a no-brainer.

     

    JcRabbit
    Reply #18 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 1:05 PM

    Believe it or not, a handful of people had trouble entering the serial number (!). At least for those, the emailed serial was very useful indeed.

    Anyway, the bottom line of what I am saying is that you can trust Winstep with your email address (I *hate* spam as much as the next person, probably more as I get thousands of it every day, as you can probably imagine!) . Now, whether you actually decide to or not, it really is up to you. 

    JcRabbit
    Reply #19 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 4:17 PM

    Just a quick reminder you still have 10 hours to get Nexus Ultimate for free - GAOTD users seem to be loving it (most software gets horrible ratings there, Nexus Ultimate, on the other hand, has 74% of thumbs up).

    Remember, this is a one-time thing only. It will probably never happen again.

    Philly0381
    Reply #20 Wednesday, August 4, 2010 5:04 PM

    Remember, this is a one-time thing only. It will probably never happen again.

    Oh, I find that hard to believe.  Seems you have offered either free or with discounts before. 

    As I said before you have a very good progam/product, enough so that If I do make a decision to buy it missing a free offer won't really make me sad.  Yeah I know, I'm silly like that. 

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