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Security researcher questions Windows 8’s security, Microsoft fixes error in 14 hours

Aug 26th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Quick Fix Tip | 0 Comment

Security researcher questions Windows 8’s security, Microsoft fixes error in 14 hours

It’s easy to poke fun at an operating system during its pre-release phase. At this stage of the development cycle, many reviewers and tech industry insiders have already started using Windows 8 on a regular basis, and that means the reviews and criticisms are already pouring in. Fortunately, Microsoft has been reviewing criticisms of its operating system and, in at least one case, has instant

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Fixing your PC with regular updates

Aug 25th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Easy PC Repair | 0 Comment

Fixing your PC with regular updates

A PC is like a car – it needs regular maintenance in order to continue running smoothly. Fortunately, PC maintenance doesn’t require you to drag your computer down to the nearest garage and wait around for repairs to be completed. Instead, anybody can fix their PC quickly and easily through simple computer updates. Updating a Windows PC can help users avoid everything from viruses to PC slo

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McAfee update messes up home and business customers

Aug 24th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

McAfee update messes up home and business customers

In most cases, software updates fix a program or repair a security hole. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. A recent McAfee update left many users struggling to fix broken computers. The McAfee updates were called DAT 6807 and DAT 6808. The updates affected both home and business users, which means that thousands of McAfee users around the world were affected by the update. The upd

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How to remove preinstalled software from your brand new computer

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How to remove preinstalled software from your brand new computer

It’s the back to school season, and many students are just unwrapping their new computers eager to fire them up and start messing around. But you don’t have to look very far on most new computers to find ‘bloatware’, which are programs that hardware manufacturers install on your PC that don’t really serve a useful purpose. Certain manufacturers do this more than others. HP is notoriou

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Another Microsoft $199 rumor – Would you pay $200 for Windows 8 Pro?

Aug 23rd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Software Fixes | 0 Comment

Another Microsoft $199 rumor – Would you pay $200 for Windows 8 Pro?

Microsoft has been quiet about pricing for its upcoming Windows 8 tablet – the Surface. But we know even less about the Windows 8 operating system itself. Sure, upgrading to Windows 8 from an existing Windows system will cost $40 – but how much will it cost for the full ‘Pro’ version of Windows 8? According to recent rumors, Windows 8 Pro will cost $199. But here’s the catch: it will

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Why is PC Cleaner Pro free?

Aug 22nd 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Quick Fix Tip | 0 Comment

Why is PC Cleaner Pro free?

If you’re looking for a fast and easy way to fix your PC for free, then you might have stumbled upon reviews for PC Cleaner Pro. But why is PC Cleaner Pro free? And what can it actually do to help your computer? Today, we’re going to answer those questions for you. PC Cleaner Pro is free to try There is a big difference between software that is free and software that is free to try. PC Clean

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Should you upgrade to Windows 8?

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Should you upgrade to Windows 8?

Windows 8 will be released on October 26, and many of today’s Windows users are wondering if they should pay to upgrade. Since many PC users just recently upgraded to Windows 7, they might not feel like switching to an entirely new operating system just yet. This is especially true for businesses that have to pay thousands of dollars (in addition to retraining fees) every time they upgrade to a

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Make your desktop look awesome with Rainmeter

Aug 21st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Make your desktop look awesome with Rainmeter

If you haven’t heard of Rainmeter, then you’re missing out on the best free desktop customization software available today. Using Rainmeter, it’s easy to make your desktop look awesome. From ultra-minimalist style desktops to complex, information-packed screens, Rainmeter allows users to customize their computer’s desktop to their heart’s content. What is Rainmeter? Rainmeter is a free

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Get Windows 8 Pro for $14.99

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Get Windows 8 Pro for $14.99

If you purchased a Windows 7 PC within the last few months, then you might be wondering why you’re using Windows 7 when a new operating system is just around the corner. Fortunately for you, Microsoft hears your pain and has announced an upgrade offer for all Windows 7 users who bought a new PC on or after June 2, 2012. If you bought a Windows 7 PC after that date, you’re eligible to upgrad

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Make your computer faster by creating a RAM disk

Aug 20th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Make your computer faster by creating a RAM disk

We’ve talked a lot about SSDs on the Fix My PC Free blog. SSDs are a (relatively) new form of data storage that is significantly faster than traditional hard drives. For that reason, SSDs are becoming more common in tablets, smartphones, and Ultrabooks as an efficient and speedy form of data storage. Unfortunately, SSDs are expensive, and they’re outside the budgets of many computer users.

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