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Fast Alternatives to Windows Explorer that will speed up PC navigation

Nov 16th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Fast Alternatives to Windows Explorer that will speed up PC navigation

When we say ‘Windows Explorer’, we’re not talking about Microsoft’s internet browser. Instead, we’re talking about the program you use to view files and folders within Windows. While Windows Explorer does a fairly good job of managing our programs and files, it’s far from perfect. Sometimes, it can be slow. Other times, it can crash. And sometimes, it might just display a weird erro

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What is Microsoft Lync 2013 and why should you care?

Nov 15th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

What is Microsoft Lync 2013 and why should you care?

You probably use Microsoft Office applications   like Word and Excel on a near-daily basis. But in the future, you might have to add Microsoft Lync to the list of your most-used Microsoft programs – at least if your business depends on corporate network for its computing needs. What is Microsoft Lync 2013? Lync 2013 is Microsoft’s new server platform. Despite its flashy new name, Lync isn

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How to choose between a Windows 8 upgrade or clean install

Nov 14th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to choose between a Windows 8 upgrade or clean install

In the past, users who upgraded to a new operating system were forced to wipe their slate clean: all of their files and programs would be deleted as the new operating system installed. With the recent release of Windows 8, users now have more than just one option available to them. Instead of being forced to delete all data from the hard drive, prospective Windows 8 users now have to choose bet

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II Review

Nov 13th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Review

If you want to use your fast PC to its full potential, then you’ve got to install the latest video games. Call of Duty: Black Ops II was recently released to great fanfare. But how does the game stack up against previous Call of Duty titles? Is it worth the $59.99 sale price? Keep reading to find out whether or not Black Ops II is worth installing on your fast computer! The basics Two years

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How to shut down and restart Windows 8

Nov 12th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

In Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, shutting down the computer is so easy that you probably don’t need an instruction manual in order to learn how to do it. Instead, it’s a simple matter of clicking the Start button and then clicking the Shut Down button. But Windows 8 doesn’t have a Start button, which makes simple tasks like shutting down and restarting the computer difficult for many

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How to use the Windows 8 admin tools

Nov 11th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to use the Windows 8 admin tools

If you’re one of the early adopters of Windows 8, then you may have tried experimenting with the admin settings. Although Windows 8 features similar settings to Windows 7, there are plenty of secrets to be found lying just beneath the first layers of Microsoft’s new OS. Today, we’re going to show you how to use Windows 8’s new admin tools to their full potential. Here are a few tips tha

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PC antivirus software maker John McAfee wanted for murder

Nov 10th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

PC antivirus software maker John McAfee wanted for murder

We don’t usually cover stories about murder charges in Belize, but this case is unique. This past weekend, computer antivirus pioneer John McAfee allegedly murdered a man in Belize. That man was American Gregory Paul, who was shot and killed inside his home on the island of Ambergris Caye. According to Gizmodo, McAfee had recently become involved with the drug trade and Russian mafia in Beliz

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How to optimize battery life on your Windows laptop

Nov 9th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Laptop Tweaks and Repairs | 0 Comment

How to optimize battery life on your Windows laptop

Whether you’re about to go on a long road trip or you just want your laptop to last for a full day of classes, learning how to optimize battery life is an important skill to have. Today, we’re going to show you some of the best ways to preserve your battery life and make your laptop last twice as long – no matter what you’re doing. Understand what drains your battery life the most Many p

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Microsoft disables Windows Live Messenger, forces us to use Skype

Nov 8th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Microsoft disables Windows Live Messenger, forces us to use Skype

If you’re one of the few people who continue to use Windows Live Messenger, then you’re in for a rude awakening: Microsoft recently announced that it was getting rid of Windows Live Messenger and focusing solely on Skype as its method of communication between users. Windows Live Messenger will stop servicing all countries in the first quarter of 2013. At that point, Messenger users can swit

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Steam for Linux enters beta testing

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Steam for Linux enters beta testing

Valve’s CEO Gabe Newell made headlines when he trashed Windows 8 in the media. He blamed Microsoft for removing one of the PC’s greatest assets – its openness – and replacing it with an unfamiliar interface. As a result, Newell said that his company would begin developing games for Linux as opposed to only Windows operating systems. Well, Gabe wasn’t kidding. The Steam for Linux beta

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