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5 Things We Need to See in Windows 10

5 Things We Need to See in Windows 10

At SpeedUpMyPCFree.com, we’re some of the biggest, nerdiest Windows fans you’ll ever meet. That’s why we’re so excited for Windows 10. Windows 10 is so good that Microsoft skipped an entire generation to make it happen. But after the bizarre debacle that was Windows 8, we’re not 100% sure that Microsoft understands is users. That’s why we decided to make it easy for Microsoft: he

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How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 8.1

How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 8.1

Nearly every PC blog on the planet tells you to regularly back up your PC. But most people never do that. Unfortunately for these people, that decision often results in losing all their data. That’s why you should know how to create a system image backup in Windows 8.1. A system image backup lets you restore your PC to its former glory when the unthinkable happens. Windows 8 has its faults

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Windows 8.2 News, Rumors, Features, and Release Date

Windows 8.2 News, Rumors, Features, and Release Date

Windows 8.1 released to limited fanfare a few weeks ago. But what’s next for the world’s largest software company? Is it Windows 8.2? Or Windows 9? For the purpose of this article, we’re going to assume Microsoft is working on Windows 8.2. Windows 8 could certainly use one more update before Microsoft releases Windows 9, as there are plenty of problems to fix. Whether it’s Windows 8.

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Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks

Windows 8.1 Tips and Tricks

Windows 8.1 has been out for a few weeks now and that has given us plenty of opportunities to find tips, tricks, and secrets with the new operating system upgrade. Here are a few of our favorite tips and tricks designed to get the most out of your PC: Boot directly to your desktop One of the most annoying features of Windows 8 was the inability to boot directly to your desktop. Microsoft so desp

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Microsoft Could Combine Windows 8 Stores, Xbox Stores, and Windows Phone Stores by Early 2014

Microsoft Could Combine Windows 8 Stores, Xbox Stores, and Windows Phone Stores by Early 2014

In outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s farewell memo to his company, he mentioned the importance for unity across the company’s multiple departments. He called his plan One Microsoft and said that a new CEO was required in order to lead the company towards that goal. Well, it looks like a few of the company’s biggest departments may soon be joining forces to deliver one really good app

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Dell Officially Abandons Windows RT, Microsoft Now Only Company Selling Windows RT

Dell Officially Abandons Windows RT, Microsoft Now Only Company Selling Windows RT

Windows RT has been a troubled operating system from the start. The first and biggest problem is that Microsoft never bothered to show customers the difference between Windows RT and Windows 8. In fact, it basically blended the two operating systems together in its advertising. There is a huge difference between Windows RT and Windows 8. Namely, Windows RT users can only access the bad part of

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Microsoft Has Released Final Version of Windows 8.1 to Manufacturers, But Users Have to Wait Until October 17

Microsoft Has Released Final Version of Windows 8.1 to Manufacturers, But Users Have to Wait Until October 17

The Windows 8.1 trial has been available to users for a few months now. Microsoft used that trial to tweak the operating system and respond to user complaints (we hope). Now, the first upgrade to Microsoft’s latest OS is ready to be installed on computers. Windows 8.1 just entered the ‘RTM’ (Released to Manufacturers) stage of development, which means that Microsoft’s manufacturing part

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Want to Add a Start Button to Windows 8? Buy Lenovo

Want to Add a Start Button to Windows 8? Buy Lenovo

Microsoft made the stupid decision not to add a Start button to Windows 8 when the operating system first launched. And Microsoft, in its stubborn denial of reality, will mostly continue that trend with Windows 8.1, which will add something that looks like a Start button but doesn’t act like one. Windows 8.1 is due out October 17, but Chinese manufacturer Lenovo will not wait for Microsoft to

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Microsoft Admits that Windows Device Sales Haven’t Met Expectations

Microsoft Admits that Windows Device Sales Haven’t Met Expectations

Windows 8 was released in October of 2012. Since that time, Windows 8 laptops and tablets have been released in the millions. Unfortunately, sales of all of these devices have been mostly underwhelming. The tech world already knew that, but when pressed for comment, Microsoft would always say that sales figures were right on track and that the company had sold plenty of Windows 8 licenses. W

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Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Video and Announces Beta Release for June 26, 2013

Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Video and Announces Beta Release for June 26, 2013

Windows 8.1, or Windows Blue, or whatever you want to call it, has been on the horizon for quite some time. Today, that horizon got a lot closer as Microsoft finally revealed some of the key features in Windows 8.1. And yes, it looks like Microsoft is bringing back the Start button. Check out the video below to get an idea of the kind of new features that Windows 8.1 will bring to the table. So

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