Last year we saw the launch of Window 8 and it completely changed the traditional interface of a Microsoft Operating System, like removing the start menu. There was also an announcement from Microsoft that the support for Windows XP will end in April 2014 after 13 years of service. So, you will not be able to receive any further updates/patches which could lead to the systems being less secure.
In recent research it has shown businesses who are looking to upgrade their systems now they will overwhelmingly choose Windows 7 over Windows 8 or Vista. It is the obvious choice because it is stable, secure, easy to use and compatible with a wide range of applications. The user experience also has a remarkably similar interface to XP which is helpful for less tech-savvy members of the team whereas, in Window 8 you will be faced with a board tiles on the homepage.
Here are our 7 advantages of Windows 7
1.Everything just seems easier
You’ll take to Windows 7 like a duck to water. Built-in troubleshooters help you fix printing issues, connect to networks and use multimedia and much more.
2. Get better security built-in.
It has a ‘Windows Defender’ built-in to boost the security of your computer against spyware and unwanted software. Alerts are simpler and easier to take action on. And Windows 7 also supports fingerprint readers to unlock your computer or device!
3. Have all your files instantly at hand.
Windows XP was a real workhorse, but Windows 7 works even harder. With an easy to use search bar, all your files and documents are instantly available when you need them.
4. Organise your wireless connections.
Windows 7 automatically remembers all your wireless connections so you’ll only need to set them up once.
5. Hassle-free backups.
Backups can be a pain, which is why Windows 7 has improved XP’s great ‘System Restore’ feature so it can now also backup automatically.
6. There’s no need to abandon older applications.
Continue to use your old applications because most of them (even though they were designed for Windows XP) will run perfectly with Windows 7 too.
7. Extend the life of your existing PC.
It’s what’s inside that counts and the same is true for your PC. You don’t need to upgrade your computer hardware to enjoy a faster and more efficient computer especially when the benefits of Windows 7 are just a click away.
However, there are positives of the Window 8 operating system too like speedy boot time, dynamic desktop, improve search function and Windows live syncing. But the differentiating feature is ‘Windows To Go’ as it offer users convenience allowing users to make a copy of their operating system complete with their settings, wallpapers files and even applications into a USB thumb drive. So once you plug it into another computer with Windows 8, everything looks just like your desktop!!
But, the decision is yours.
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