Tag: Windows 8

Demystifying your computer!

Computers can be incredibly intimidating! While some of today’s young people are learning to use touch screens before they learn to write the alphabet, computers continue to confuse many of our customers. Here at FixMeStick we’re passionate about making computers easier and helping people understand the often confusing language used to speak about technology. Our support team are all very technically proficient and we asked them to let us in on their computer secrets and tricks!

Under the hood of the new FixMeStick

Our latest advancements are 100% under the hood and make the same FixMeStick work on many different types of PCs, with optimization for Windows XP, Vista, 7 , 8 and 8.1. Together it made for a really challenging (and interesting) upgrade, but we’ve got something novel as a result. Please let us know what you think!

Read more to see what we’ve achieved with our upgrade:…

FixMeStick is first on Windows 8

Windows 8 PCs contain a new technology called Secure Boot that only boots devices that have been verified by Microsoft.

Removing computer viruses ranges between painfully frustrating and impossible. Twelve months ago we launched the first ever consumer-ready USB device for removing viruses from infected PCs. Today, we launched a free upgrade that makes the FixMeStick the first virus removal device to support Windows 8 PCs.

What makes support for Windows 8 unique?

PC manufacturers must include a technology called Secure Boot on PCs that ship with Windows 8.  Secure Boot uses a public-key infrastructure to verify the integrity of the operating system and prevent unauthorized programs booting on the device.

NO BOOT FOR YOU! Will Windows 8 Kill Live CDs & USBs?

In January 2012, Microsoft confirmed it would require hardware manufacturers to enable Secure Boot on Certified Windows 8 devices, and that x86/64 devices must provide the option to turn it off while ARM based devices must not provide the option to turn it off. Soon after the feature was announced, it caused widespread fear it…