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How to Monitor Internet Usage in Windows 8

Dec 12th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Monitor Internet Usage in Windows 8

For all its faults, Windows 8 introduced some pretty cool features to the world. One of those features is called “network usage” and it tells users how much data they’ve used over certain periods of time. Just like your phone has a “data usage” section, so too does your Windows 8 computer. Today, I’m going to explain how to monitor your internet usage on Windows 8: Step 1) Go

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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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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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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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How to Use the New Windows 8 Task Manager

Jun 27th 2013 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Use the New Windows 8 Task Manager

Windows 8 comes with a number of tweaks and improvements over previous versions of Windows. One of the most noticeable areas of improvement is with the new Windows 8 Task Manager. The Task Manager has been completely overhauled to make it more useful and accessible to the average PC user. Today, we’re going to show you how to use the new Task Manager to speed up your PC, fix problems, and per

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How to Play Blu-Ray Discs and DVDs in Windows 8

Dec 11th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to Play Blu-Ray Discs and DVDs in Windows 8

It’s sad that we have to write an article with a title like this. I’m not writing this because I think Windows 8 users are stupid. I’m writing this because thousands of users are searching the internet trying to discover how to play something as simple as a DVD or Blu-Ray on their Windows 8 computers. It’s a testament to Windows 8’s lack of user-friendliness that users are left search

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3 Secret Windows 8 Features That Optimize Computer Performance

Nov 28th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

3 Secret Windows 8 Features That Optimize Computer Performance

If you consider yourself to be an experienced Windows user, then you probably already know about the benefits of defragmenting your hard drive and running the Disk cleanup tool. But today, we’re going to show you a few Windows 8 tips that you might not know about. Here are three secret Windows 8 features that will help you squeeze a little more performance out of your system while making Wind

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How to choose between a Windows 8 upgrade or clean install

Nov 14th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

How to choose between a Windows 8 upgrade or clean install

In the past, users who upgraded to a new operating system were forced to wipe their slate clean: all of their files and programs would be deleted as the new operating system installed. With the recent release of Windows 8, users now have more than just one option available to them. Instead of being forced to delete all data from the hard drive, prospective Windows 8 users now have to choose bet

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How to shut down and restart Windows 8

Nov 12th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Windows 8 | 0 Comment

In Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, shutting down the computer is so easy that you probably don’t need an instruction manual in order to learn how to do it. Instead, it’s a simple matter of clicking the Start button and then clicking the Shut Down button. But Windows 8 doesn’t have a Start button, which makes simple tasks like shutting down and restarting the computer difficult for many

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