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Six Months After Its “Death” Windows XP Users Refuse to Switch: But Is It Safe?

Sep 19th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Six Months After Its “Death” Windows XP Users Refuse to Switch: But Is It Safe?

Six months ago, on April 8, 2014, Microsoft effectively pulled the plug on Windows XP. Microsoft announced they would no longer create security updates for their decade-plus old operating system. April 8, 2014, was the date of the last Windows XP security update. Since that date, Windows XP has been floating through the dangers of the internet unprotected. New threats have arisen and Windows

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New Rumor: Windows 9 May Be Free for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 Users

Aug 4th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 9 | 0 Comment

New Rumor: Windows 9 May Be Free for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 Users

Are you currently using Windows XP, Vista, or 7? You probably are. The vast majority of Windows users have not yet switched to Windows 8 – and probably will never switch. If you’re part of that majority, then I have good news for you: Windows 9 could be free. According to Mary Jo Foley – who has repeatedly demonstrated that she has inside sources at Microsoft – Windows 9 is in act

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Check Out This Crazy Video of Someone Playing Doom on a Hacked ATM

Aug 2nd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming | 0 Comment

Check Out This Crazy Video of Someone Playing Doom on a Hacked ATM

Most people use ATMs to take out cash and deposit checks. That’s it. However, some people do more than that. Some people take ATMs to the next level and use them to play PC games. You see, over 95% of the world’s ATMs run a specialized version of Windows XP. ATMs aren’t traditional PCs, but they’re not as different from the average computer as you might think. That version of Windows

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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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