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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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China Officially Bans Windows 8 on Government Computers

May 17th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

China Officially Bans Windows 8 on Government Computers

National governments are some of the biggest Windows customers in the world. From the U.S. government to the U.K. government, Windows is easily the OS of choice for government organizations around the world. The Chinese government is no longer one of those organizations. China recently banned Windows 8 from all government computers. The ban comes from the Central Government Procurement Ce

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85% of Windows XP Users Don’t Plan On Upgrading

Apr 14th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog | 0 Comment

85% of Windows XP Users Don’t Plan On Upgrading

In Microsoft’s perfect world, every existing Windows XP user ditched the decade-old operating system before April 8, 2014, and purchased Windows 8 licenses. Unfortunately, in the real world, nothing like that actually happened. Approximately 20% of the known universe was still using Windows XP on April 8, 2014 and millions are still using it today. That means millions of innocent PC user a

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The Best Ways to Transfer Data from a Windows XP PC to a New PC

Apr 8th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

The Best Ways to Transfer Data from a Windows XP PC to a New PC

If you’re one of millions of PC users who were left out in the cold by Microsoft after April 8, 2014, then you may be looking for an easy way to upgrade. Upgrading a PC isn’t as hard as you might think. Upgrading to a brand new PC is easy, and upgrading to a new PC while keeping all your data is only a little bit harder. Today, I’m going to show you the best ways to upgrade your Window

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How to Choose a Computer to Replace Windows XP

Apr 3rd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Choose a Computer to Replace Windows XP

Windows XP is dead. After April 8, 2014, Windows XP no longer receives security updates from Microsoft. That means users are highly susceptible to zero day attacks, browser hijackings, and countless other security issues. There’s no good way to fix this problem: you just have to buy a new Windows XP PC. Today, I’m going to tell you how to choose the best PC to replace your old Windows XP

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How to Create a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 8

Mar 31st 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Create a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 8

Some of the coolest Windows 8 features get overlooked due to the other faults of the operating system. One of those features is the ability to create a portable Wi-Fi hotspot wherever you take your Windows 8 PC. This is useful if you have an Ethernet internet connection on your PC and want to share your internet with your home and avoid buying a Wi-Fi router. It’s also useful if you want t

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How to Remove Windows 8 Bloatware

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

How to Remove Windows 8 Bloatware

If you’re a Windows 8 user, then you’ve likely encountered bloatware on your computer or tablet. Bloatware includes pre-installed software from your manufacturer as well as Windows. Most people won’t need to use these programs at any point, which is why they’re called “bloatware”: they bloat your system and slow it down. Today, I’m going to show you how to quickly and easily re

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