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Windows 10 is Now the Most Popular Operating System on Steam

Apr 1st 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

Windows 10 is Now the Most Popular Operating System on Steam

Microsoft recently celebrated a milestone as Windows 10 became the number one most-popular operating system among Steam users. The surge in usage was likely related to the fact that Windows 10 became a “recommended” upgrade for Windows 7 and 8 users last week. Gamers have also switched en masse to Windows 10 for cutting edge features like DirectX 12. The Steam report from March 2016 o

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How to Prevent Windows 7 or 8 from Automatically Downloading Windows 10 in the Background

Sep 13th 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 10 | 0 Comment

How to Prevent Windows 7 or 8 from Automatically Downloading Windows 10 in the Background

Microsoft made some negative headlines this week after it was revealed that the company is automatically downloading Windows 10 onto customers’ computers without their explicit consent. Yes, that’s right: if you’re one of the people who still haven’t upgraded to Windows 10, and you’re currently running Windows 7 or 8, then you might already have Windows 10 on your computer right now!

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The Windows 7 and Windows 8 Exploit You Need to Know About

Dec 4th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

The Windows 7 and Windows 8 Exploit You Need to Know About

Overall, Windows 7 and Windows 8 are pretty secure operating systems. But one recent flaw has left both OSes so ridiculously unprotected that I almost find it hard to believe. Today, I’m going to share the details of that flaw with you and show you why it could be one of the most devastating Windows 7 and Windows 8 flaws ever uncovered. The attack relies on PowerShell You may have heard abo

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Should You Really Be Defragmenting Your Hard Drive in 2014?

Sep 26th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Should You Really Be Defragmenting Your Hard Drive in 2014?

Ever since Windows was invented, “defragmenting” has been synonymous with “speeding up your PC”. Defragmenting your hard drive was once something people scheduled on a regular basis. They defragmented their hard drives on a weekly or monthly basis to unlock substantial increases in performance. But it’s 2014. People don’t talk about defragmenting as much as they used to. Is it re

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Microsoft Urges Windows 7 Users to Uninstall Recent Security Update Due to Blue Screen of Death Errors

Aug 19th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Last Tuesday, Microsoft released several patches for Windows 7. Those patches were designed to fix critical system vulnerabilities while improving user experiences across the board. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s most recent “Patch Tuesday” release is causing “Blue Screen of Death” crashes across the world. The specific update was identified as MS14-045 and was part of 9 specific up

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New Rumor: Windows 9 May Be Free for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 Users

Aug 4th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 9 | 0 Comment

New Rumor: Windows 9 May Be Free for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 Users

Are you currently using Windows XP, Vista, or 7? You probably are. The vast majority of Windows users have not yet switched to Windows 8 – and probably will never switch. If you’re part of that majority, then I have good news for you: Windows 9 could be free. According to Mary Jo Foley – who has repeatedly demonstrated that she has inside sources at Microsoft – Windows 9 is in act

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Microsoft is Ending Mainstream Support for Windows 7 in January 2015, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry

Jul 12th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 7 Help | 0 Comment

Microsoft is Ending Mainstream Support for Windows 7 in January 2015, But Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry

Microsoft recently updated its list of products that are nearing the end of their support cycles. There were a number of expected additions to that list. One addition, however, is causing a lot of panic within the PC community. Specifically, Microsoft lists that it will end support for Windows 7 in January 2015, which is just six months away. Before you freak out and run to Best Buy to ge

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AVTest Releases Best PC Anti-Malware Software Rankings for Windows 7

Mar 27th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 7 Help | 0 Comment

AVTest Releases Best PC Anti-Malware Software Rankings for Windows 7

Malware is bad, mmkay? But you already know that because you’re on https://www.fixmypcfree.com. If you’re like most PC users, then you always want to give your PC the best support possible. You want to make sure it has all the tools available. Basically, the PC is like your child. Okay, that might have been an exaggeration. But here’s what’s important: AV-Test, a notable independe

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3 Easy Ways to Buy a Windows 7 PC in 2014

Mar 17th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 7 Help | 0 Comment

Buying a Windows 7 PC seems like an easy task. You just walk into a computer store and find the nearest Windows 7 PC, right? Wrong! Unfortunately for anybody who dislikes Windows 8, big box retailers like Best Buy have officially phased out Windows 7 PCs and no longer sell them in-store. That doesn’t mean you can’t buy a Windows 7 PC in 2014 or beyond. Today, I’m going to show you 3

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How to Quickly and Easily Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8

Feb 11th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Uncategorized | 0 Comment

How to Quickly and Easily Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8

Like it or not, Windows 8 is here to stay. And like it or not, you really shouldn’t use Windows XP after April 2014. So what’s a lazy person like you to do? Upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8, of course! Are you looking for the quickest and simplest way to upgrade to a new operating system? Today, we’re going to show you exactly how to upgrade to Microsoft’s newest operating systems as e

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