Computers have become the focal point of todayâ€™s home and Microsoft has developed an operating system that can take full advantage of this reality. People create digital home movies and audio, shopping online, working from home and enjoying full-featured multimedia games. Windows Vista has taken all of these requirements and created an operating system that can provide the best experience to date. Here are 10 reasons why you should upgrade to Microsoft Windows Vista?
Microsoft Windows users have made many recommendations and requests for Microsoft to create a more user friendly, powerful and robust operating system. Over the past few years Microsoft has taken your suggestions and recommendations and have created a completely new operating system from the ground up. Microsoft has incorporated better organizing features, a more secure operating system, built-in computer diagnostics and much more. Below youâ€™ll find 10 reasons why you should upgrade to the new Microsoft Windows Vista.
1. Desktop Search & Organization â€“ Using Microsoft Windows Vista, you can search and find a file by a word contained within a document, the artist of a song or the date a picture was taken.
2. Windows Backup â€“ Windows Vista provides multiple layers of system backup and restoration. These innovations include The Backup and Restore Center that gives you one place where you can work with all the backup related features available in your edition of Windows Vista. You also have the functions of System Restore â€“ allowing you to restore your computer to a previous state without losing personal data.
3. Windows Update â€“ Windows update is completely integrated into Windows Vista. Windows Update will now download and install recommended and important updates. It is also less disruptive. Updating occurs in the background and if an update requires a restart, you can schedule this for a time when it wonâ€™t disrupt your work.
4. Performance â€“ Windows Vista is designed to give you ultimate performance with several new features like Sleep, Windows SuperFetch, Windows ReadyBoost and Windows ReadyDrive.
Sleep – The new Sleep state in Windows Vista combines the speed of Standby with the data protection features and low power consumption of Hibernate.
SuperFetch – Windows SuperFetch, a new technology in Windows Vista, allows applications and files to load much faster than on Windows XP-based computers. SuperFetch understands which applications you use most, and preloads these applications into memory, so your system is more responsive.
Windows ReadyBoost – ReadyBoost lets you use a removable flash memory device, such as a USB thumb drive, to improve system performance without opening the box.
Windows ReadyDrive – ReadyDrive enables Windows Vista PCs equipped with a hybrid hard disk to boot up faster, resume from hibernate in less time, preserve battery power, and improve hard disk reliability.
5. Security â€“ Microsoft has updated and implemented several new features to Windows Vista such as: Network Access Protection, User Account Control, Windows Service Hardening, Browser Security and Outbound Firewall and Firewall/IPSec GP Management Protection.
Network Access Protection (NAP) â€“ NAP allows systems administrators to prevent clients that do not meet internal system health policies from connecting to an internal network and potentially spreading Malware to other PCs.
User Account Control (UAC) â€“ UAP enables you to change common setting without requiring administrative privileges. Standard users are prevented from making potentially dangerous changes to their computers and can run most applications.
Windows Service Hardening – Windows Service Hardening restricts critical Windows services from making unauthorized changes in the file system, registry, network, or other resources that could be used to allow Malware to install itself or to attack other computers.
Browser Security and Outbound Firewall and Firewall/IPSec GP Management Protection – Firewall and IPSec GP management integration provides administrative control over peer-to-peer sharing applications and other similar applications that businesses want to restrict by using outbound filtering in the firewall.
6. Internet Explorer 7 â€“ Internet Explorer 7 introduces features such as tabbed browsing, live previews and Really Simple Syndication (RSS). Windows Vista has also built the User Account Protection initiative â€“ by default, limiting Internet Explorer 7 to just enough permission to browse the web, but not enough to modify your files or settings â€“ keeping your PC safer from web-based attacks.
7. Networking â€“ Windows Vista includes networking features that allow you to easily create network connections, securely and reliably. All network connections are controlled using the Network Center. This is a central place where all of your networking needs are controlled.
8. Built-in Diagnostics â€“ Built-in diagnostics provide automatic diagnosis and correction for common error conditions, and help to protect data when failures occur. Windows Vista diagnostics also include fixes for known hangs and crashes, and new technology that will prevent many common causes of hangs and crashes.
9. Parental Control â€“ Windows Vista introduces a new set of powerful parental controls with features to help parents monitor, manage and administer your childrenâ€™s computer use. You can designate which games your children play, limit computer use and Windows Vista provides you a detailed activity report of what your children have done on the computer.
10. Help and Feedback â€“ Windows Vista is designed to provide better self-help and improve centralized tools for support professionals. Windows Vista itself detects, diagnoses, and helps you respond to common problems. It also features Remote Assistance, allowing you to get help from a support professional of other trusted user, even if that person is in a remote location.
With hundreds of other industry leading innovations, Microsoft Windows Vista has rewritten the book on operating systems. Microsoft has created an independent, self-reliant and powerful operating system. Windows Vista makes it easier to monitor and protect loved ones computer use, provide and receive remote computer support, easily create and maintain computer networks and so much more. Microsoft Windows Vista has truly become the operating system not just for the telecommuter or personal home user, but an operating system for the entire family.