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Microsoft May Release Free Version of Windows 8.1

Mar 4th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Microsoft May Release Free Version of Windows 8.1

Microsoft is the only major company still selling operating systems to users. Other popular operating systems – like Android – are free, while some – like Apple’s Mac OS – are generally included within the cost of a computer with free upgrades. Microsoft may be changing that model slightly over the coming months as it plans to release a free version of Windows 8.1. That’s what th

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Microsoft Promises that Windows 8.1 Will Finally Fix Windows 8 on PC

Feb 24th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Microsoft Promises that Windows 8.1 Will Finally Fix Windows 8 on PC

For the last 1.5 years, PC users have struggled to jump on the Windows 8 train. Windows 8 just doesn’t have a whole lot of lovable features. Windows 8.1 kinda-sorta-maybe fixed some features, although it was still severely lacking in others – like a Start Button. It also forced users to boot into the little-used Metro UI and felt awkward to use on non-touchscreen devices. All of these pr

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How to Delete the Recycle Bin in Windows 8.1

Feb 9th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Delete the Recycle Bin in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 adds a bunch of new useful features to Windows 8. One small change is the ability to delete – or at least disable – the Recycle Bin. Keep in mind that disabling the Recycle Bin is not a really good idea. The Recycle Bin is a failsafe device that prevents you from accidentally deleting things you need. If you put something in the Recycle Bin, it doesn’t get officially deleted u

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The Latest Windows 8.1 Update 1 Features Have Leaked

Feb 2nd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

The Latest Windows 8.1 Update 1 Features Have Leaked

Windows 8.1 improved Windows 8, and the first update to Windows 8.1 is expected to do the same. Windows 8.1 Update 1, as this next update has been called, is expected to arrive in March and, according to insiders, will provide a friendly and familiar interface to PC users. The interface will be plainer and simpler than Windows 8.1. Screenshots of the update have been leaked onto the internet

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Microsoft Unofficially Admits that Windows 8 is the “New Vista”

Jan 21st 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Microsoft Unofficially Admits that Windows 8 is the “New Vista”

Windows Vista will forever go down as one of the worst operating systems in Microsoft history. After the magical OS that was Windows XP, the world expected big things from Microsoft. Unfortunately, from the day it launched, Vista suffered from driver problems, compatibility issues, and visual gimmicks that looked cool but destroyed PC performance. Windows 8 didn’t suffer from many of the s

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How to Boot Windows 8 in Safe Mode

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

How to Boot Windows 8 in Safe Mode

Whether you love it or hate it, Windows 8 is here to stay. And if it’s here to stay, then you might as well learn how to use it. Today, we’re going to show you how to do exactly that. Today, we’re showing you how to boot into Windows 8 safe mode and solve your PC problems while you’re at it. There are actually three different ways to boot into Windows safe mode, but none of them are

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How to Hide your Windows 8.1 Start Menu Button

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

How to Hide your Windows 8.1 Start Menu Button

The Windows Start button returned to action in Windows 8.1. Unfortunately, Microsoft decided to give the Start button limited functionality. Instead of taking users to their Start menu, the Windows 8.1 Start button takes users to their Metro app drawer. Some people consider it an improvement over the ‘no Start button’ approach, while others consider it a step backwards. Today, we’re go

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Top 4 Hidden Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks

Jan 2nd 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Top 4 Hidden Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks

Windows 8.1 is gaining momentum as an operating system and more and more users are jumping on board every day. That’s why we want to help. Here are some of our favorite Windows 8.1 tips, tricks, secrets, and shortcuts: 1) Access your Windows 8 apps without leaving your desktop screen Windows 8.1 finally gives users the option to boot directly to their desktops. However, you’ll have to swi

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5 Different Ways to Shut Down Windows 8

Dec 17th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

5 Different Ways to Shut Down Windows 8

Criticize Windows 8 all you want, but the operating system has no shortage of shutdown methods. Today, we’re going to show you some of the best ways to shut down Windows 8. These methods are guaranteed to shut down Windows 8 in a timely and efficient manner. I’ve tried to arrange these methods from easiest to hardest, although your mileage may vary: 5) Use the new Start Button brought ba

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Next Version of Windows is Code-Named ‘Threshold’ and Could Bring Back Start Menu

Dec 13th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Next Version of Windows is Code-Named ‘Threshold’ and Could Bring Back Start Menu

In Windows 8.1, Microsoft brought back the Start button. But it was a troll Start button that brought users to the little-used app drawer instead of the Start menu they’ve grown to know and love in previous versions of Windows. Windows 8.1 has been out for a few weeks and rumors are already swirling about the next version of Windows – which will likely be Windows 8.2 The next major Windo

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