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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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Microsoft Tells Users to Avoid Windows XP Registry Hack that Lets You Continue to Receive Security Updates

Jun 2nd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Microsoft Tells Users to Avoid Windows XP Registry Hack that Lets You Continue to Receive Security Updates

A few days ago, we told you about a simple registry hack for Windows XP that would let you continue to receive security updates. Windows XP, of course, was killed in April 2014 by Microsoft and will no longer receive security updates. However, the registry hack we mentioned tricks Microsoft into thinking that your PC uses the same Windows XP software as ATMs and Point of Sale (POS) machines,

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Windows XP Registry Tweak Lets Users Continue Receiving Software Updates

May 22nd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Windows XP Registry Tweak Lets Users Continue Receiving Software Updates

Windows XP died on April 8, 2014. That was the day Microsoft picked as the last Windows XP update ever. Except it wasn’t, really. Microsoft has suspended updates for regular Windows XP users, which means those users are prone to security threats, exploits, malware, and other serious problems. However, governments around the world have decided to pay Microsoft millions of dollars to cont

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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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5 Cool Things to Do With Your Old Windows XP PC

Apr 10th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Computer Help | 0 Comment

5 Cool Things to Do With Your Old Windows XP PC

Windows XP is dead and gone and most smart PC users have disconnected their old computers. Of course, not everybody has disconnected their Windows XP PC. And not everybody wants to throw an old computer into the trash. With that in mind, there are a number of cool things you can do with your old Windows XP PC without exposing it to vulnerabilities: 5) Use it as an offline computer There ar

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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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Windows XP Isn’t Dead for Everyone After April 8 2014

Apr 4th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Windows XP Isn’t Dead for Everyone After April 8 2014

April 8, 2014 was the final day of life for Windows XP. From that date forward, the operating system will be exceptionally vulnerable to attacks and viruses. If you’re still reading this on a Windows XP machine after April 8, 2014, then you need to upgrade your OS as soon as possible. Not next week, not in a few days – now! You’re putting yourself at risk of identity theft and other major

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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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Who Will Still Use Windows XP After April 2014? Unfortunately, 95% of ATMs

Mar 23rd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Who Will Still Use Windows XP After April 2014? Unfortunately, 95% of ATMs

April 8, 2014 is the death date for Windows XP. As you may already know, Microsoft is ending its support for Windows XP on that date, which opens the OS to a dangerous range of hackers, cybercriminals, malware attacks, and other problems. That means that nobody in their right minds should be using Windows XP after April 8, 2014. Unfortunately, Windows XP continues to be one of the world’s

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