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How to Monitor Internet Usage in Windows 8

Dec 12th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Monitor Internet Usage in Windows 8

For all its faults, Windows 8 introduced some pretty cool features to the world. One of those features is called “network usage” and it tells users how much data they’ve used over certain periods of time. Just like your phone has a “data usage” section, so too does your Windows 8 computer. Today, I’m going to explain how to monitor your internet usage on Windows 8: Step 1) Go

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The Windows 7 and Windows 8 Exploit You Need to Know About

Dec 4th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

The Windows 7 and Windows 8 Exploit You Need to Know About

Overall, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are pretty secure operating systems. But one recent flaw has left both OSes so ridiculously unprotected that I almost find it hard to believe. Today, I’m going to share the details of that flaw with you and show you why it could be one of the most devastating Windows 7 and Windows 8 flaws ever uncovered. The attack relies on PowerShell You may have heard abo

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How to Make Windows 8 Look Exactly Like Windows XP

Nov 2nd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Make Windows 8 Look Exactly Like Windows XP

Windows XP is dead. Love live Windows XP. At least, that’s the attitude of some tech fans who simply refuse to give up on the aging operating system. Just because Windows XP isn’t being updated anymore doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the classic Windows XP UI. Today, I’m going to show you how to make Windows 8 look exactly like Windows XP: Step 1) Getting the classic Windows XP Start

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Is Windows 8 Already Dead? Microsoft’s Newest OS Drops Market Share After Windows 10 Announcement

Oct 4th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

Is Windows 8 Already Dead? Microsoft’s Newest OS Drops Market Share After Windows 10 Announcement

Windows 8 has had its fair share of controversies since it was first launched all the way back in October 2012. But controversies or not, market share for Windows 8 was constantly growing – albeit at a slow pace. Unfortunately for Microsoft, that trend broke in September 2014 as Windows 8 lost market share and nearly dropped to single digit numbers. That drop occurred, of course, withou

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Should You Really Be Defragmenting Your Hard Drive in 2014?

Sep 26th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Should You Really Be Defragmenting Your Hard Drive in 2014?

Ever since Windows was invented, “defragmenting” has been synonymous with “speeding up your PC”. Defragmenting your hard drive was once something people scheduled on a regular basis. They defragmented their hard drives on a weekly or monthly basis to unlock substantial increases in performance. But it’s 2014. People don’t talk about defragmenting as much as they used to. Is it re

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Next Version of Windows Will Include Virtual Desktops and Remove Charms

Aug 5th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 9 | 0 Comment

Next Version of Windows Will Include Virtual Desktops and Remove Charms

According to new reports, Microsoft is preparing to abandon Windows 8 and put all its marketing muscle behind Windows 9 – which is currently codenamed Threshold. World-famous Microsoft insider Mary Jo Foley has reported that the company is planning a number of important changes with Windows 9, including the removal of Windows 8 Charms as well as the addition of virtual desktops and the return

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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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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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How to Play a DVD or Blu-Ray on Windows 8

Jun 25th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Play a DVD or Blu-Ray on Windows 8

Windows 8 had several serious problems when it launched. Over the past 1.5 years, Microsoft has fixed a number of those problems –although many still remain. One problem is that Windows 8 cannot natively play DVDs.  That’s really annoying for anyone who, you know, watches DVDs. Today, I’m going to explain why Windows 8 can’t play DVDs (there’s a good reason) and how you can eas

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Ex-Microsoft Employee Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison for Exposing Windows 8 Secrets

Jun 15th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Ex-Microsoft Employee Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison for Exposing Windows 8 Secrets

Alex Kibkalo, the ex-Microsoft employee who leaked Windows 8 secrets, has been sentenced to three months in prison and a $100 fine. Kibkalo was found guilty of stealing trade secrets and leaking Windows 8 builds to a French blogger. The maximum sentence Kibkalo faced was 10 years in prison, although he eventually bargained with federal prosecutors to receive the reduced sentence. Kibkalo, or

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