RESCUECOM Offers Advice About Upgrading to Windows 7
October 28, 2009:
RESCUECOM Offers Top Five Reasons Why It's Smart to Wait Before Upgrading to Windows 7
RESCUECOM's advice saves money and keeps PCs running smoothly
SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2009 -- Just because a new OS is available for your computer doesn't mean it's a good idea to upgrade, according to Josh Kaplan, president of RESCUECOM, the nation's premier information technology services company.
"In these tough economic times, every expenditure should be strategic and give you the best bang for your buck," said Kaplan. "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."
So while Microsoft's seventh Windows release is now officially available to the public, Kaplan's counsel is to hold onto that time-tested and familiar OS and wait until the dust settles.
1. Let Microsoft work out the bugs.
Microsoft's help forums are already flooded with questions and complaints from users having installation problems. It's always safer to wait for the first service pack to work out any glitches. "There's no reason for you and your PC to be the guinea pig when you have other options," said Kaplan. Failed OS installations can lose your data or leave your PC inoperable, requiring computer repair or at worst data recovery.
2. Upgrading has its risks.
The chances of complications are always greater when you upgrade your existing PC with a new OS. "There is a chance that existing software won't interface seamlessly," said Kaplan. "It may be a better idea to wait until ou 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.
3. Drivers can be an issue.
The smart move is to wait for hardware manufacturers to come out with drivers designed for Windows 7. "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 together," noted Kaplan. "If your PC is the exception, the last thing you eed is downtime and lost productivity. It's safer to wait for the patches and new drivers to be released."
4. Is Windows 7 really a good fit?
"Microsoft has put millions of dollars into marketing Windows 7," said Kaplan. "And no wonder - computer technology has never been more competitive, and the company has a lot riding on this product." But the real question is, will Windows 7 really benefit you? "This is a totally redesigned OS, and there will be a learning curve in the beginning," Kaplan continued. "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?"
5. 150 bucks is 150 bucks.
A Windows 7 family pack is about $150 right now. "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 Kaplan.
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