You may remember that, back in July when Windows 10 originally became available, I recommended that everyone wait until “the bugs were worked out.” Now that Windows 10 has been available for five months and “the dust has settled,” it’s time to give you an update.
I recommend that people who are running Windows 7 on older machines do not upgrade to Windows 10. Updating to Windows 10 has caused some computers to lock up or crash, and I have had to refer several clients to a computer technician for expensive repairs. I recommend that people with Windows 7 wait until it’s time to get a new computer. (If your computer is 4 years old…it’s time to get a new one!)
People with Windows 8 on their machines can probably update to Windows 10 without problems. They will find that it is much less confusing. (They might want to have me tweak the settings so so it looks like good ‘ol Windows 7.)
People who are are making the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10 because they survived the update or got a new computer, may want to have me tweak the settings so it looks like Windows 7, and take them on a tour of the new features.
For many reasons, that I won’t go into here, I have been very disappointed with Microsoft and its products and recommend avoiding them if possible. (You probably don’t want all the gory details but if you do, just ask.) There are other computers systems that are easier to use and more reliable. I have been using a Chromebook for almost 2 years and it cost less than $300! I also highly recommend Apple computers and tablets. Of course the choice depends on how you use them and your budget.
When it’s time to make a purchase, please consult with me first.So many problems and frustrations can be avoided by choosing the right equipment for your individual needs, and I can often save people a lot of money.
I also do free presentations on “How To Choose The Right Computers and Gadgets for Your Needs”. If you know a group that would like me to speak, just let me know.