Microsoft XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Businesses

March 3, 2009

Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans regularly faces Microsoft business clients with concerns of converting from Windows XP to Windows 7. According to the complaints of many business users of XP, the lack of device drivers in Windows Vista will still exist in Windows 7.

Printers, scanners and other peripheral devices that work well in XP, do not work with Vista and shouldn’t work with Windows 7. Considering the present economic climate for businesses and the dearth of new drivers for older hardware, how does Microsoft plan to justify XP users to switch to Vista or Windows 7? Cost-effectiveness?

Many Onsite clients contend the hardware vendors are to blame for the driver problem. Some argue the hardware vendors benefit from sales of new hardware, through forced obsolescence, when Microsoft develops new systems. Developing new drivers for old hardware is apparently not as profitable as developing new drivers and selling new hardware.

Who’s to blame for the extreme hardware requirements and the lack of business-focused features in both Vista and Windows7? Some may contend Microsoft is potentially headed for another Vista flop with the release of Windows 7 during the present uncertain economic climate for business. What do you think?

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.


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