windows 8.1  // Posts tagged as "windows 8.1"

Kaspersky and BitDefender Chosen as Best Windows 8.1 Antivirus Software

Mar 31st 2015 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

Kaspersky and BitDefender Chosen as Best Windows 8.1 Antivirus Software

Need to protect Windows 8.1 from dangerous virus threats? According to a new report, Kaspersky and BitDefender are your best options. Kaspersky, BitDefender, and Qihoo 360 were recently chosen by AV-Test as Windows 8.1’s best antivirus software programs. AV-Test just recently released the results of its February antivirus tests. Here’s what those results look like: In case you’r

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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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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 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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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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4 Reasons to Actually Consider Getting a Surface Pro 2

Jan 19th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

4 Reasons to Actually Consider Getting a Surface Pro 2

The first Surface was a decent tablet computer that was hampered by two things: the awful release state of Windows 8 and the confusion between Windows RT and Windows 8. The Surface Pro 2 has fixed each of those problems and become a surprisingly good tablet computer. It features Windows 8.1, decent hardware, and a sleek design. It’s also $100 less than the first Surface Pro and costs $899.

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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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