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Top 6 apps currently available for Windows 8

Nov 2nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Top 6 apps currently available for Windows 8

If you’re one of the early adopters of Windows 8, then you’re probably looking for cool new things you can do with your system. Aside from the controversy over the Metro interface (or whatever Microsoft is calling it these days), Windows 8 is chock full with special features that previous versions of Windows did not have. And thanks to a new Windows Store, it’s now easier than ever to acc

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13% of North American home networks are infected with malware

Nov 1st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tweak Internet Settings | 0 Comment

13% of North American home networks are infected with malware

If your household is like many households in North America, then you have a home wireless network. Home Wi-Fi networks are convenient and easy to setup. However, the home networks we know and love are facing an increasingly serious problem: network malware. Although network hackers previously targeted corporate networks more often than home networks, more and more hackers are realizing that the

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How to make your PC quieter

- by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

How to make your PC quieter

Computers generate heat, and if that heat builds up, then the hardware components inside could melt. To prevent this from happening, computers have fans that control airflow. Cool air enters the system and warm air gets pushed out. The fans on computers generate noise. Sometimes, fans are quiet and virtually unnoticeable. In other cases, turning on the computer makes it sound like a jet is taki

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How to install Windows 8 from a USB stick

Oct 31st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to install Windows 8 from a USB stick

Windows 8’s installation process is renowned for being as easy as possible. It’s the fastest Windows installation process to date and the entire operating system is installed in just minutes with very little input from the user. Installing Windows 8 using a DVD drive is so simple that anybody can do it, so we won’t even bother explaining it here. However, installing Windows 8 over a USB s

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Microsoft sells four million copies of Windows 8 in four days

Oct 30th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Microsoft sells four million copies of Windows 8 in four days

Say what you want about Windows 8, but it looks like Microsoft’s new operating system is starting to grow on consumers. According to recent remarks made by Steve Ballmer at the Build 2012 conference, Windows 8 has been purchased and activated by four million people around the world since its release. Furthermore, that number is expected to only include individual upgrades to Windows 8 – con

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Benchmarking Windows 7 versus Windows 8

Oct 29th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Here at the Speed Up My PC Free blog, we’re all about squeezing as much performance out of our computers as possible. We always try to recommend free speed up PC tips, but occasionally, we’ll suggest readers spend between $10 to $50 if it results in a significant boost in performance. Windows 8 is one such affordable upgrade. Since all existing Windows users can buy Windows 8 for the discou

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The first things you should do after installing Windows 8

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The first things you should do after installing Windows 8

Windows 8 is out and it has already been installed on thousands of computers around the world. If you’re one of the early adopters of Windows 8, then you’re probably wondering how to use your new operating system to its full potential. Today, we’re going to help you enhance the Windows 8 experience by highlighting the basics of Microsoft’s new operating system: How to get Windows 8 If

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Top 5 Reasons why Windows 8 is better than Apple and Google’s operating systems

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

Top 5 Reasons why Windows 8 is better than Apple and Google’s operating systems

Windows 8 has been released, and that means users around the world are experiencing the operating system for the very first time. Reviews of Windows 8 have generally been positive, although they haven’t quite been spectacular. Most Windows 8 complaints arise from the fact that the operating system has a steep learning curve – especially for those who have used Windows for over a decade.

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How to automate everything you do in Windows

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

How to automate everything you do in Windows

Computers should make our lives easier. So why are you spending so much time optimizing your PC? Many people are happy to spend hours tinkering with their PCs even for the smallest performance upgrade. Others want everything about their computers to be automatic. Today, we’re going to show you how to automate plenty of different tasks in Windows 7 and Windows 8 using just a few simple steps.

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Are you the victim of a data breach? You could receive compensation

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Are you the victim of a data breach? You could receive compensation

We’ve grown sick and tired about covering data leaks by new companies every week. After all, data leaks and security breaches have become frighteningly common for today’s corporations. Every week, there seems to be some new story about a company losing access to vital consumer data. And that makes us (and most people) extremely uncomfortable. Fortunately, victims of data breaches might soon

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