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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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Microsoft is Ending Mainstream Support for Windows 7 in January 2015, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry

Jul 12th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 7 Help | 0 Comment

Microsoft is Ending Mainstream Support for Windows 7 in January 2015, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry

Microsoft recently updated its list of products that are nearing the end of their support cycles. There were a number of expected additions to that list. One addition, however, is causing a lot of panic within the PC community. Specifically, Microsoft lists that it will end support for Windows 7 in January 2015, which is just six months away. Before you freak out and run to Best Buy to ge

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Microsoft Employee Releases Over 300 Free eBooks for Microsoft Products

Jul 11th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Microsoft Employee Releases Over 300 Free eBooks for Microsoft Products

If you’re like most FixMyPCFree.com readers, then you want to get the most out of your Microsoft products. Today, I’m going to show you one of the easiest and most effective ways to do exactly that. A Microsoft employee named Eric Ligman recently released over 300 free eBooks for various Microsoft products. Eric Ligman, who is Microsoft’s senior sales excellence manager, has released f

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Will Take Flight Once More in 2015

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Microsoft Flight Simulator Will Take Flight Once More in 2015

For years, Microsoft’s Flight Simulator series amazed the world. From the very first version of the game to the masterpiece of Flight Simulator X, Flight Simulator has captured generations of fans. According to PC Gamer, a developer called Dovetail Games has licensed the Flight Simulator engine from Microsoft. Dovetail Games is best known for developing the Train Simulator series. The comp

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New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Sends Lengthy Letter to Employees: This is What It Reveals About Microsoft’s Future

Jul 10th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 9 | 0 Comment

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Sends Lengthy Letter to Employees: This is What It Reveals About Microsoft’s Future

Earlier today, Microsoft’s new CEO Satya Nadella sent a lengthy letter to Microsoft employees around the world. The tech world is abuzz about the letter, which reveals some interesting points about Microsoft’s future. I don’t expect you to read the full letter, so I summed up the most important points below. If you do (for whatever reason) want to read the full letter, which is titled

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3 Months After the Windows XP Death Date, No Major Exploits Have Surfaced

Jul 6th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

3 Months After the Windows XP Death Date, No Major Exploits Have Surfaced

During the leadup to April 2014, Microsoft urged the public to throw away their old Windows XP PCs and adopt newer operating systems like Windows 7 and Windows 8. On April 8, 2014, Microsoft pulled the plug on Windows XP and gave the aging OS its last security patch. Microsoft called this day the “death day” of its fabled operating system. Starting on that day, hackers and malware author

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