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Should You Buy an Extended Warranty When Purchasing a New Computer?

Jan 7th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Should You Buy an Extended Warranty When Purchasing a New Computer?

If you have ever purchased a computer from a retailer like Best Buy, then you’ve undoubtedly been asked if you need an extended warranty. The thrift-savvy side of you may think “No, I’m not going to pay $100 extra today for something I’ll never use.” But another side of you might think, “Wait a minute, this might be worth it.” Both sides of your brain have a point. However, there

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How to Quickly and Easily Learn the Best Windows Shortcuts

Jan 6th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Quick Fix Tip | 0 Comment

How to Quickly and Easily Learn the Best Windows Shortcuts

Windows shortcuts are one of the best ways to become more productive at your computer. Some might scoff at the power of a keyboard shortcut like Ctrl+Z, but the fact of the matter is that it can save you from losing hours of work. But there are literally hundreds of different Windows shortcuts, and very few people (probably nobody) knows every single one. But if you want to learn a few new keyb

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Should You Buy an Energy Efficient Power Supply?

Jan 4th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Affordable PC Repair Blog | 0 Comment

If you’re putting a PC together, then researching the graphics card and CPU can be fun. You get to see what kind of framerate you’ll get in your favorite games and there is a more limited variety of parts available. But when it comes to power supplies, choosing the right one can suddenly seem like an impossible task. Today, power supplies range in ‘power’ from 300W to 1300W (and yes, th

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Do Your PC Games Keep Crashing? Try These 5 Easy Solutions

Jan 3rd 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Do Your PC Games Keep Crashing? Try These 5 Easy Solutions

If you’re like me, then you spent a lot of your childhood playing video games. But I’ve spent even more of my adult life doing the same thing. You know what really grinds my gears when I try to play video games? Crashes. Unfortunately, crashes seem like an inevitable part of being a PC gamer. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit down grumpily in your office chair and accept it. Instead,

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Why You Should Buy a Refurbished Computer to Save Money

Jan 2nd 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Why You Should Buy a Refurbished Computer to Save Money

If you’ve browsed through the catalog of laptops and desktop computers at Best Buy or Future Shop lately, then you may have seen a few advertisements for “refurbished” laptops. What is a refurbished laptop? And why are they so much cheaper than the non-refurbished versions? The truth is: refurbished laptops are a great way to save money – provided that you purchase the refurbished la

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How to Build a Good PC on Any Budget

Jan 1st 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Affordable PC Repair Blog | 0 Comment

How to Build a Good PC on Any Budget

If you talk about high performance computers to someone who doesn’t own a high performance computer, then you might be greeted with a depressed stare. Your friend will moan “I wish I could play Far Cry 3 at maximum settings but I just don’t have $2000 burning a hole in my pocket.” Instead of deliberately making your friend jealous, tell them that they don’t have to have $2000 to acces

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The Top 8 Apps You Should Download When You First Get Windows 8

Dec 28th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

If you recently purchased Windows 8, then you’re probably excited about discovering some cool new apps. Here are some good app suggestions that will get you started: 8) Windows 8 Cheat Keys Windows 8 has a bunch of shortcut keys that are totally new for Windows users. Microsoft, for whatever reason, plays a little game with users and lets them figure out these shortcuts on their own as a k

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iPad 5 Rumors Emerge, Could Be Announced in March 2013

Dec 27th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

iPad 5 Rumors Emerge, Could Be Announced in March 2013

Today’s tech media live off Apple rumors. From iPhones to iPads to “revolutionary new devices” that we’ve never even heard of, tech websites need Apple rumors like humans need oxygen. And so here we are reporting another round of iPad rumors. This time, it’s for the fifth-generation iPad, making it the iPad 5. As usual, these rumors come from “supply chain sources” in China and in

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Pirated Versions of Windows Are More Vulnerable to Security Problems

Dec 26th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Pirated Versions of Windows Are More Vulnerable to Security Problems

If you’re using a pirated version of Windows, then I’m not mad at you. I’m just disappointed. But on a more serious note, you could also be significantly more vulnerable to security threats, according to a recent investigation by – you guessed it! – Microsoft. Microsoft is currently waging a war against piracy in the piracy capital of the world – China. In China, approximately 100%

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Adobe Finally Promises to Fix 2 Year Old Shockwave Flaw

Dec 23rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Adobe Finally Promises to Fix 2 Year Old Shockwave Flaw

Have you noticed that websites don’t seem to use Adobe Shockwave very often anymore? Have you ever wondered why they don’t use Shockwave? Well, the truth is that Shockwave is riddled with vulnerabilities that can provide hackers with intimate access to your system. Shockwave – at its best – is a media player that is used to play music, videos, and other multimedia files over the interne

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