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Top 5 Tips for Troubleshooting Common PC Errors

Dec 7th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Top 5 Tips for Troubleshooting Common PC Errors

Every day, the team behind FixMyPCFree.com receives dozens of emails from users looking to solve their computer problems. Some of these problems are totally unique, like: “My cat just gave birth on my computer keyboard and now it’s not working. Should I get a new keyboard or try to clean it?” But most questions are very common and revolve around fairly standard computer issues. Like:

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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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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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You know not to use ‘password’ as your password, but what about ‘ninja’?

Oct 24th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

You know not to use ‘password’ as your password, but what about ‘ninja’?

Every time a new data leak is discovered, it’s interesting to see which passwords are the most common. Time and time again, the following passwords tend to be the most common: -12456 -12345678 -Password -1234 -Qwerty -Asdf -Abc123 -Password1 -And other common terms People who sign up for accounts and use these terms as a password are being wilfully stupid about comp

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Android rooting easier than expected thanks to new program called One Click Root

Oct 18th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Android rooting easier than expected thanks to new program called One Click Root

Today, Android is the most popular mobile operating system on the planet. Millions of users around the world are activating new Android smartphones and tablets every day, and Google’s popular mobile operating system has garnered a devoted following of users. As powerful as Androids can be, some users want to tweak their devices to unlock higher levels of performance and greater battery life,

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Our 8 Favorite (And Free) Ways to Fix Any PC

Oct 17th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Our 8 Favorite (And Free) Ways to Fix Any PC

Microsoft is releasing Windows 8 later this month, on October 26. And to recognize the release of the company’s new operating system, we’ve decided to showcase a list of our favorite ways to fix any Windows PC. If your computer has been experiencing strange issues lately, then these steps can help you fix your PC for free – all without paying hundreds of dollars to a local tech support co

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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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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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Microsoft continues to refuse nude photo uploads on SkyDrive

Aug 19th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Microsoft continues to refuse nude photo uploads on SkyDrive

It’s no secret that cloud storage systems have exploded with growth over the last few years. SkyDrive is Microsoft’s entry into the cloud storage market. Although it’s been around for a few years, SkyDrive recently underwent a facelift that made it more usable than ever before. Unfortunately, SkyDrive has one perplexing requirement that few other cloud storage websites have: users are not

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Top 6 easy computer tips and tricks

May 14th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Top 6 easy computer tips and tricks

A thread on Reddit today revealed some of the most popular computer tips and tricks that very few people know about. We’ve scanned through this list to show you some of the best ones that will help you fix all sorts of computer problems. In no particular order, here they are: 6) Use PSR to explain computer problems In Windows 7, go to your search bar and type in ‘psr’. This is the p

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