by Anton Shilov
10/29/2009 | 06:14 PM
Microsoft Windows 7 is here and available for purchase, but even though Windows Vista can be annoying in some cases, tech support experts do not recommend to upgrade to the novelty straight away. Microsoft will find a way to make its new operating system even better in several months time and it may not make a lot of sense to cope with potential problems just now.
Rescuecom, a well-known tech-support firm, has presented five reasons why consumers should not install Windows 7 right now, but rather wait for a couple of months.
“There's no reason for you and your PC to be the guinea pig when you have other options. Failed OS installations can lose your data or leave your PC inoperable, requiring computer repair or at worst data recovery,” said Josh Kaplan, president of Rescuecom.
"There is a chance that existing software won't interface seamlessly. It may be a better idea to wait until you need to get a new PC that comes preloaded with the new OS. In addition, upgrading your existing PC without performing a complete backup can lead to data loss and very expensive data recovery,” explained Mr. Kaplan.
“While the system is made to be compatible with the same hardware and software as Vista, there are always exceptions. It’s not always just a simple computer repair to get everything working tougher. If your PC is the exception, the last thing you need is downtime and lost productivity. It's safer to wait for the patches and new drivers to be released,” noted the head of Rescuecom.
“Microsoft has put millions of dollars into marketing Windows 7. No wonder – computer technology has never been more competitive, and the company has a lot riding on this product. This is a totally redesigned OS, and there will be a learning curve in the beginning. That curve will affect you, your employees, IT techs, and customers – everybody in the chain of use. So why not wait until the knowledge base is solid and you can easily get the computer repair help you need when you finally do make the leap?" asked the tech support expert.
"Given the current economy, is that really a necessary expense right now? Moreover, why put yourself at risk for potential data loss and data recovery expense, or other possible hardware and software upgrade requirements?" asked Mr. Kaplan.
It is rather clear that Windows 7 does have a number of advantages over Windows Vista. However, it is not evident that those advantages truly improve productivity and enable completely new experience. All in all, one should understand at least one thing before upgrading: the reasons for this upgrade.
“In these tough economic times, every expenditure should be strategic and give you the best bang for your buck. Our business philosophy is to work closely in partnership with our customers for long-term PC solutions that will avoid costly computer repair. Helping them make savvy buying decisions is just part of smart ongoing computer use and maintenance,” said Mr. Kaplan.