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Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 Users Will Receive Update in August: Just Don’t Call It Update 2

Aug 7th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 Users Will Receive Update in August: Just Don’t Call It Update 2

For the past few months, the status of Windows 8 has been largely unknown. Some claim that Microsoft has already basically killed off Windows 8.1 and is preparing to go all-in on Windows 9 or “Threshold”. Others argue that Microsoft isn’t abandoning Windows 8.1 at all and will continue releasing monthly updates. Now, we finally know the real truth. Microsoft will deliver several

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New Rumor Suggests Microsoft Has Already Designated Windows “EOL”, or End Of Lifespan

Jul 14th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

New Rumor Suggests Microsoft Has Already Designated Windows “EOL”, or End Of Lifespan

Windows 8 will go down in history as one of the worst operating systems Microsoft has ever made. With Windows 8, Microsoft slapped its traditional userbase in the face while trying to appeal a new userbase of people who liked colorful squares, touchscreens, and limited functionality. It clearly didn’t work. Now, Microsoft may be ready to admit its failure. A new rumor states that Micros

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How to Play a DVD or Blu-Ray on Windows 8

Jun 25th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Play a DVD or Blu-Ray on Windows 8

Windows 8 had several serious problems when it launched. Over the past 1.5 years, Microsoft has fixed a number of those problems –although many still remain. One problem is that Windows 8 cannot natively play DVDs.  That’s really annoying for anyone who, you know, watches DVDs. Today, I’m going to explain why Windows 8 can’t play DVDs (there’s a good reason) and how you can eas

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Ex-Microsoft Employee Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison for Exposing Windows 8 Secrets

Jun 15th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Ex-Microsoft Employee Sentenced to 3 Months in Prison for Exposing Windows 8 Secrets

Alex Kibkalo, the ex-Microsoft employee who leaked Windows 8 secrets, has been sentenced to three months in prison and a $100 fine. Kibkalo was found guilty of stealing trade secrets and leaking Windows 8 builds to a French blogger. The maximum sentence Kibkalo faced was 10 years in prison, although he eventually bargained with federal prosecutors to receive the reduced sentence. Kibkalo, or

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What on Earth is Windows 8.1 with Bing?

May 25th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

What on Earth is Windows 8.1 with Bing?

Earlier today, Microsoft unveiled a new operating system called Windows 8.1 with Bing. Windows 8.1 with Bing is a lower-cost Windows operating system that is cheaper for manufacturers to buy and, theoretically, cheaper for customers to buy. The new OS is exactly the same as Windows 8.1 with the most recent patches installed. However, there’s one major difference and you’ve probably alrea

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Microsoft Sneaks Revealing Xbox One Sales Data into Q1 2014 Quarterly Earnings Report

Apr 29th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Gaming Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Microsoft Sneaks Revealing Xbox One Sales Data into Q1 2014 Quarterly Earnings Report

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are both selling strongly in approximately equal numbers. At least, that’s what Microsoft wants you to think. In reality, Microsoft’s latest earnings report showed some interesting trends in Xbox One sales. Here are the important things to note about Microsoft’s Q1 2014 earnings report, which was also new CEO Satya Nadella’s first earnings report as com

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Microsoft Claims Start Menu Will Return to Windows 8.1 in August 2014

Apr 28th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Microsoft Claims Start Menu Will Return to Windows 8.1 in August 2014

For whatever reason, Microsoft chose to remove the Start menu in Windows 8. The decision has been compared to Coke’s idea to ditch its original recipe and launch ‘New Coke’ – something everybody hated. Ultimately, the plan was a complete failure. People avoided Windows 8 purely because it didn’t have a Start button. Well finally, in August 2014, Microsoft will re-introduce the W

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How to Choose a Computer to Replace Windows XP

Apr 3rd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Choose a Computer to Replace Windows XP

Windows XP is dead. After April 8, 2014, Windows XP no longer receives security updates from Microsoft. That means users are highly susceptible to zero day attacks, browser hijackings, and countless other security issues. There’s no good way to fix this problem: you just have to buy a new Windows XP PC. Today, I’m going to tell you how to choose the best PC to replace your old Windows XP

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How to Create a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 8

Mar 31st 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Create a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot in Windows 8

Some of the coolest Windows 8 features get overlooked due to the other faults of the operating system. One of those features is the ability to create a portable Wi-Fi hotspot wherever you take your Windows 8 PC. This is useful if you have an Ethernet internet connection on your PC and want to share your internet with your home and avoid buying a Wi-Fi router. It’s also useful if you want t

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How to Remove Windows 8 Bloatware

Mar 25th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Remove Windows 8 Bloatware

If you’re a Windows 8 user, then you’ve likely encountered bloatware on your computer or tablet. Bloatware includes pre-installed software from your manufacturer as well as Windows. Most people won’t need to use these programs at any point, which is why they’re called “bloatware”: they bloat your system and slow it down. Today, I’m going to show you how to quickly and easily re

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