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Everything You Need to Know about Microsoft’s $199 Chromebook Competitor, the HP Stream

Aug 20th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Laptop Tweaks and Repairs | 0 Comment

Everything You Need to Know about Microsoft’s $199 Chromebook Competitor, the HP Stream

Microsoft and Google have not got along over the past few years. You see, Microsoft doesn’t like how Google’s Chromebooks are taking away PC market share. Microsoft argues that Chromebooks are useless when they’re not connected to the internet and that users are extremely limited when it comes to software and features. Both of those things are true. Unfortunately for Microsoft, many us

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Microsoft Urges Windows 7 Users to Uninstall Recent Security Update Due to Blue Screen of Death Errors

Aug 19th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Last Tuesday, Microsoft released several patches for Windows 7. Those patches were designed to fix critical system vulnerabilities while improving user experiences across the board. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s most recent “Patch Tuesday” release is causing “Blue Screen of Death” crashes across the world. The specific update was identified as MS14-045 and was part of 9 specific up

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Microsoft Insider Says Windows 9 Consumer Preview Could Arrive as Early as September 2014

Aug 17th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 9 | 0 Comment

Microsoft Insider Says Windows 9 Consumer Preview Could Arrive as Early as September 2014

According to Microsoft insider Mary Jo Foley, we’re very close to seeing the consumer preview of Windows 9. Mary Jo Foley recently wrote that a “technology preview” of Windows 9/Windows Threshold would be available to the general public as early as late September/early October. That’s exciting news for anyone who wants to forget about Windows 8 – including Microsoft. Windows 9 i

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RIP Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Drops Patch Day Nickname and Switches to Monthly Updates

Aug 12th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

RIP Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Drops Patch Day Nickname and Switches to Monthly Updates

For well over a decade, Windows operating systems have received updates on Patch Tuesdays – the Tuesday (always the second Tuesday of the month) when Windows Update would start downloading new security patches and improvements. Patch Tuesday, unfortunately, is no more. On Tuesday, August 12, Microsoft released an update for Windows 8.1. But instead of calling that update Patch Tuesday, Mic

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Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 Users Will Receive Update in August: Just Don’t Call It Update 2

Aug 7th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 Users Will Receive Update in August: Just Don’t Call It Update 2

For the past few months, the status of Windows 8 has been largely unknown. Some claim that Microsoft has already basically killed off Windows 8.1 and is preparing to go all-in on Windows 9 or “Threshold”. Others argue that Microsoft isn’t abandoning Windows 8.1 at all and will continue releasing monthly updates. Now, we finally know the real truth. Microsoft will deliver several

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4 Most Important Things to Know About Windows 9

Jul 23rd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 9 | 0 Comment

4 Most Important Things to Know About Windows 9

It seems like we haven’t finished talking about Windows 8 and we’ve already moved onto Windows 9. It’s true: Windows 9 is just around the corner. Rumors about Microsoft’s newest operating system have reached a feverish pitch over the last few weeks. Some rumors state that Windows 9 will be announced in late July or early August. Others claim that we’re receiving a developers previe

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5 Reasons Why Windows ME is Viewed as a Failure

Jul 18th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Miscellaneous | 0 Comment

5 Reasons Why Windows ME is Viewed as a Failure

Microsoft’s operating systems have followed a peculiar cycle since the 1990s. That cycle goes from good to bad to good to bad to good to bad. Starting from Windows 98, Microsoft has continued this bizarre alternating cycle. While both Windows 95 and Windows 98 were pretty good, those were the last two consecutive Microsoft operating systems to get “good” reviews. Today, we’re living

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Rumor: Windows 9 Will Be Revealed Next Week

Jul 15th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 9 | 0 Comment

Rumor: Windows 9 Will Be Revealed Next Week

Russian leaker WZor has been leaking Windows 9 “news” all week. That “news” may or may not be true. But WZor recently stated his biggest rumor yet: Microsoft will reveal Windows 9 “Threshold” next week at its Worldwide Partner Conference 2014. Microsoft is also planning to reveal Windows 8.1 Update 2 at that conference. Update 2 is expected to be released in August 2014. Accor

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Top 5 Microsoft Word Tips You’re Probably Not Using

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Top 5 Microsoft Word Tips You’re Probably Not Using

For most people, Microsoft Word is a basic word processor. They type words, mess around with formatting, and never dive deep into the system’s features. That’s unfortunate, because Microsoft Word has plenty of valuable features that make it the world’s best word processing software. Today, I’m going to tell you about my favorite Microsoft Word tips that you’re probably not using:

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New Rumor Suggests Microsoft Has Already Designated Windows “EOL”, or End Of Lifespan

Jul 14th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

New Rumor Suggests Microsoft Has Already Designated Windows “EOL”, or End Of Lifespan

Windows 8 will go down in history as one of the worst operating systems Microsoft has ever made. With Windows 8, Microsoft slapped its traditional userbase in the face while trying to appeal a new userbase of people who liked colorful squares, touchscreens, and limited functionality. It clearly didn’t work. Now, Microsoft may be ready to admit its failure. A new rumor states that Micros

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