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Pros and Cons of Upgrading to Windows 10 Before July 29, 2016

Jun 28th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

Pros and Cons of Upgrading to Windows 10 Before July 29, 2016

Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade offer will end on July 29, 2016. After that date, Windows 10 will be priced at its regular rate and you’ll be stuck using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 There are still millions of holdouts who haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 – despite Microsoft’s best efforts to persuade them. Should you consider upgrading to Windows 10 before the free upgrade window (

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Microsoft Releases Experimental Bloatware Removal Tool for Windows 10

Jun 25th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

Microsoft Releases Experimental Bloatware Removal Tool for Windows 10

I hate bloatware. You hate bloatware. We all hate bloatware – and finally, Microsoft is doing something about it. Microsoft has released a free experimental bloatware removal tool as part of its Windows 10 beta. That beta features something called a “refresh” that allows users to install a clean version of Windows. As you may already know, Windows 10 has a number of existing refresh an

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Microsoft Tries Bold New Sales Strategy with “Surface Membership”

Jun 5th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Microsoft Tries Bold New Sales Strategy with “Surface Membership”

Without much fanfare, Microsoft recently launched something called Surface Membership. The plan allows small businesses and users to stay up-to-date on the latest Surface hardware and accessories in exchange for a flat monthly fee. Basically, you buy a single Surface 3, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, or any combination of the three, without having to pay the full price upfront. Pricing varies

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Microsoft Removes Wi-Fi Sense Feature from Windows 10

Jun 3rd 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

Microsoft Removes Wi-Fi Sense Feature from Windows 10

With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a feature called Wi-Fi Sense that allowed you to automatically share Wi-Fi passwords with your contacts. Unfortunately for the few Sense users, due to “low usage and low demand”, Microsoft is removing the feature. Many users felt uneasy that Windows would scan their Outlook, Skype, and Facebook contacts without having control over who could see their Wi

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Top 5 Most Important Changes in the April 2016 Windows 10 Update

Apr 27th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

Top 5 Most Important Changes in the April 2016 Windows 10 Update

Microsoft just released a new update to Windows 10 and it’s already attracting rave reviews as “the best build yet”. What makes the new Windows 10 update so special? We’ve listed the most important updates and features included in the new build. Microsoft announced the news on its blog on April 22. The build is called 14328 and it’s available for both PC and Mobile as an Insider Pr

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The First Universal Windows Apps Are Now Available for Xbox One and Windows 10

Apr 3rd 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

The First Universal Windows Apps Are Now Available for Xbox One and Windows 10

The first universal Windows apps are finally here. Microsoft recently announced plans to unify apps across Windows 10 and Xbox One. Today, those plans quietly claim to fruition as Microsoft announced its first universal Windows apps. Microsoft revealed those apps in a press release from its 2016 Build developers conference. The first apps that will be available across platforms include: -Nic

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4 Big Windows 10 Updates to Get Excited About this Summer

Apr 2nd 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

4 Big Windows 10 Updates to Get Excited About this Summer

Microsoft made a big splash last summer by releasing Windows 10 for free to existing Windows users. This summer, Microsoft may make a similar splash by releasing some major updates to its flagship operating system. Ready to get excited for this summer? Here are 4 big Windows 10 updates. Cortana is Getting Better Cortana is going to become more proactive and start suggesting things like where

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Windows 10 is Now the Most Popular Operating System on Steam

Apr 1st 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

Windows 10 is Now the Most Popular Operating System on Steam

Microsoft recently celebrated a milestone as Windows 10 became the number one most-popular operating system among Steam users. The surge in usage was likely related to the fact that Windows 10 became a “recommended” upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users last week. Gamers have also switched en masse to Windows 10 for cutting edge features like DirectX 12. The Steam report from March 2016 o

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Microsoft Plans to Unify PC and Xbox One Gaming Platforms Into One

Mar 4th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming | 0 Comment

Microsoft Plans to Unify PC and Xbox One Gaming Platforms Into One

Microsoft just announced huge news for the gaming industry: they just confirmed that the Xbox One will become some sort of console/PC hybrid, complete with cross-platform compatible games and upgradeable hardware. Microsoft is planning to unify its PC and Xbox One gaming platforms into one ecosystem. That ecosystem will run Universal Windows Applications, or UWAs. The news was announced t

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4 Easy Tips and Tricks to Speed Up Your Windows 10 PC

Feb 28th 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

4 Easy Tips and Tricks to Speed Up Your Windows 10 PC

Windows 10 isn’t the world’s most popular operating system – but it’s slowly getting there. Looking for easy ways to speed up your Windows 10 system? Today, we’re featuring the best tips and tricks for speeding up your Windows 10 PC. 1) Prevent Programs and Processes from Loading On Startup By default, Windows 10 launches hundreds of processes every time you start up your computer.

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