Don’t worry people. There is hope. You don’t have to give up and by a Mac. Let’s look at the symptoms before we learn how to fix your hate for your PC.
5. Windows 8
Windows 8 is pretty dumb. Even Microsoft is skipping over Windows 9 and going straight to 10 in 2015, to get as far from 8 as possible. You can get used to it, and make some slight changes like adding a third party start button to make it more intuitive. Another answer: Companies like ours (Microsoft Partners) can install Windows 7 on your Windows 8 Computer. Alternatively, we still have NEW windows 7 laptops and desktops for sale. See here – New Inventory.
Yes, Windows Computers are fairly susceptible to viruses, because they dominate the market.
There is no way of completely preventing viruses from happening, but there are several ways to improve your chances such as:
1. Avoid anything that slaps you on the face with the word, “free”.
2. Stop clicking anything and everything you see. (Websites make money through advertising…just bare that in mind).
3. Stop stealing movies, music, and software. (Frostwire, Limewire, Bearshare: Not only are they outdated, but they are riddled with viruses)
4. Free Online games. Use a service such as Steam, or buy the games. There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
5. And yes…PORN. You know what it is, and I know what it is…it’s an awkward conversation that doesn’t have to happen.
6. Get an Antivirus. We reccomend Panda for Commercial, and Sophos for Business use. Avoid memory hogs like Norton 360.
These aren’t technically viruses, just useless software…but boy, are they annoying. Browser toolbars (pictured above), are a great example of useless software that just slows your system down. Read more about bloatware and prevention – here.
This is the worst. No one likes a slow computer. It can be due to the above, in which case you need to take it to a technician for yearly clean-up. The other possibility is that your hardware is going bad, or not good enough for what you require. Quick and easy fix – Have a tech wipe your computer completely and install a Solid State Drive. Read about SSDs – here.
You Don’t Know How to use It
Its OK. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. If you asked me to replace the spark plugs in a car, I couldn’t tell you where to start. Even though our company doesn’t offer these services, there are plenty of places to learn. You can: Take a class at a community college, ask a patient relative, refer to Youtube and Google, or even get a tutor. The best way to start is just to start. Basic Computer use is pretty intuitive, just give it a chance. You probably won’t make your computer disappear…probably….