Windows 7: Waiting to Upgrade?
The hype surrounding the release of Windows 7 has been significant. But in depressed economic times, does it give you the best bang for your buck?
This question is hardly unique to Windows, computers or even technology. But in this case, our goal is to help you avoid costly Ft. Lauderdale computer repair.
So while Microsoft's seventh Windows release is now officially available to the public, here are some reasons you might want to wait just a little while.
After all, it may be a better deal when the dust settles. A better deal in terms of both money and time. And time equals money right? Read on and see:
There will be bugs.
Bugs aren't as bad as blood, but they might feel similarly in certain situations. Particularly if you are a user having myriad installation problems.
Most Fort Lauderdale computer repair experts concur that in these cases it's always safer to wait for the first service pack to work out any glitches.
Failed OS installations can lose data or leave a PC inoperable, requiring computer repair or data recovery. There's no reason you have to be the guinea pig.
Upgrading involves risk.
The chances of complications are always greater when you upgrade your existing PC with a new OS. Existing software may not interface seamlessly.
It may be fine, without question. But it also may not. Often there is no way to find out except by doing it and learning the hard way. Thus, a good idea may be to wait until you need to get a new PC and get one that comes preloaded with the new OS then.
Drivers can be an issue.
And we're not talking about your morning commute! A smart move is to wait for hardware manufacturers to come out with drivers designed for Windows 7.
It's true that a system is made to be compatible with the same hardware and software as Vista, but there are always exceptions. It's safer to wait for the patches and new drivers to be released rather than wasting time early.
Is it even a good fit?
A simple, but largely unanswered question. Microsoft has put millions of dollars into marketing Windows 7, but what is largely ignored by a lot of consumers is whether Windows 7 really benefits them in any way. Hmm...
There is a learning curve to anything this redesigned. When the knowledge base grows over time it may be easier for you to navigate it. Food for thought.
That's $150 you don't have to spend. More food for thought.