Update computers with Windows 7


Due to the long-standing problems with antitrust, Microsoft seemed determined not to include Internet Explorer 8 in a special edition of Windows 7 for the European market . This possibility was averted thanks to the inclusion of a special panel that will allow users to install and set as a default browser other than Microsoft
Ultimately, this upgrade to Windows 7 you do it or not?
Having to give a straight answer , we would say definitely yes. Being able to add a few words , let’s say you may want to consider at least three or four different scenarios.

Update computers with Windows 7

 

PC purchased after June 26, 2009 with Windows Vista
Upgrade or not upgrade?
Definitely yes, the upgrade is free , the system requirements are certainly satisfied , there is no reason to take up the opportunity .
PC purchased before June 26, 2009, with Windows Vista
Upgrade or not upgrade?
Yes, also in this case . Turning Seven ‘ll hand a computer that will not do much more than it does now , but it will surely get better .
New PC with Windows XP
Upgrade or not upgrade?
Yes, if the system requirements are met : Windows Xp also runs with a quantity of far below 1 Gb RAM , Minimum threshold for Windows 7. Beware, though : the upgrade to Windows 7 requires you to reinstall the entire system , and then weigh up the pros and cons of everything. All in all if you are satisfied with your computer as it is ( and maybe you are planning to buy a new PC in a few months ) , the new features offered by Windows 7 might not be such as to justify the ( boring ) to reinstall all programs.

Update computers with Windows 7
Dated PC with Windows 2000 or earlier
Upgrade or not upgrade?
Probably better not. Unless you heavily updated PC hardware , Windows 7 can hardly turn to the best of his ability . Before purchasing the operating system ( which may not even be in the cheaper upgrade version, available only to users of Windows XP or later) assessed whether it would be more convenient to think of change , from here a few months , the ‘ entire computer.

 

Versions of Windows 7
UAC : yes , no, maybe …
Windows Vista is an operating system that , on the security front , has been set up to protect you in an almost maniacal we are referring to the much- criticized UAC ( User Access Control ), the control system changes the processes involved in so punctual and meticulous as to compel anyone to turn it off.
With Seven was expecting a step forward by Microsoft , and some (perhaps small ) there has been change . In Seven, UAC has not gone away just after the installation of the system, in fact , it works exactly as in Vista. So each time it takes a little risky in the least alarm , and the user is asked for confirmation of what you are trying to accomplish. Unlike what happened with Vista, however, now in the dialog box there is a link with which to improve the behavior of the UAC itself. Ie You can set the control at different levels: full, partial ( confirmations are required less frequently , only the most delicate operations ) , warning only (not required confirmations , Windows merely informs the user about potentially damaging operations ) and null.
Options that were available only with Vista installing utility of third-party management . Although the temptation to completely disable the UAC can be strong, we do not feel this way advise , especially now that it is possible to make the action a bit ‘ less intrusive. Two super- safe protection functions of Windows, only the preserve of the professional editions of Windows 7, BitLocker and AppLocker . Despite the similar names , they are two completely different features : BitLocker is used to encrypt the contents of the disks , and now even USB flash drives , to make it inaccessible without the password.
Instead AppLocker is a new feature that makes it easier for the system administrator to deny access to certain programs depending on the execution (for example, that you are connected to the Internet or not , or whether you are in a network with or without caps ) . Finally (so to speak) to take care of your PC and to thwart potential attacks , there are Windows Firewall , Windows Defender , and the operations center from which to manage them : three faces of the same coin , with which to administer the main aspects of the security of computer. Windows Firewall in particular has been improved , it is more similar to the personal firewall products from third parties, and offers greater control over inbound and outbound manageable through simple rules to define ( and largely defined automatically during first of each application ) .

Features of Windows 7
Due to the long-standing problems with antitrust, Microsoft seemed determined not to include Internet Explorer 8 in a special edition of Windows 7 for the European market . This possibility was averted thanks to the inclusion of a special panel that will allow users to install and set as a default browser other than Microsoft