Windows 10 (What Should You Do!)
Since Windows 10 arrived last week we have heard many of the pundits gush over the newborn, but in reality it appears that Windows 10 is nothing more than Windows 7 with a few added features. Features that you may, or may not want or need. Some disturbing features of Windows 10 are that it will have facial recognition built in and will automatically share your Wifi network passwords with Facebook “friends”. Don’t get me wrong I love Facebook, but why would I want to automatically share network passwords?
So if you get a new computer with Windows 10 you will want to spend significant amount of time disabling certain features and eliminating all the adware and “free trials” that comes with the typical big box store consumer computers. You will want to be sure to disable some extra creepy features like “Wifi Sense”, “Bandwidth Sharing” and “Getting to Know You” and several others that can ultimately leave your computer less secure.
Can I still buy a new computer with Windows 7?
You might be told at some retail stores that all new PCs will come with Windows10, but the truth is, most of our corporate customers still order their custom built computers with Windows 7 Service Pack 1. Microsoft bundles numerous security patches into what is called a “service pack” and they have publicly stated that there will not be a Service Pack 2 for Windows 7.Eessentially they are saying that they won’t patch Windows 7 in the future, but I wouldn’t bet on it.
It is my firm belief that you will be able to run a newer high performance corporate class PC with Windows 7 until Windows 11 is released, thereby skipping Windows 10 altogether and all the clunky new “features”. As of today we are able to custom build a custom computer with all the hardware components we want, but we still can’t order a custom built operating system to leave out the components we don’t want. So most of us have no choice but to downgrade to the operating system that works best in their particular IT environment.
If you are a corporate customer looking to buy a custom built PC or server with everything you want, and nothing you don’t, then give us your bid specs and we will give you a quote with a price that will blow your socks off, and yes you can still get Windows 7!