Despite offering a plethora of hardware options, Windows PCs don’t offer the best software experience. Unlike MacOS where people can allow automation to do their job, Windows PCs require a higher level of scrutiny from the user side.
This proved to be an inconvenience on many levels. In addition to regular (potential) cybersecurity issues, there are software flaws that can compromise the hardware experience. If you are a careless Windows user, you are bound to face these problems.
Update – inconvenient timing!
The most annoying aspect of Windows is the inappropriate timing of software updates. Don’t get us wrong – software updates are very important. While the reasons may vary from person to person, we believe that having the latest software means you’ll have a more comprehensive and refined experience.
That being said, Microsoft is doing its best to fine-tune the user experience. Question – time to update. As a Windows user, if you’re not careful, you can end up in dangerous situations. Can you imagine your computer being randomly inaccessible while you are working? All because it needs to be updated first?
The only good thing here is that you have more control here. All you can do to avoid this hassle is to schedule an update. You can schedule your PC to update when not in use. This way, you can prevent your presentation from becoming useless until you want to show it!
Beware of PC sleep cycles!
Another issue you need to be aware of is the long battery life on most Windows-running devices. If you’re using a gaming computer, this case itself doesn’t apply. After all, you should be plugged in most of the time.
We’re mainly referring to most cases where laptops are used for productivity. Let’s face it, Windows laptops can’t even match the great battery life offered by ARM-based MacBooks.
That’s why you need to pay attention to your PC’s circadian rhythm. Batteries aren’t getting any cheaper. Plus, companies are making it harder to modularize ultrabooks — expect to pay more than replaceable batteries if things go sour.
If you’re not going to use it for a long time, try to avoid putting your PC to sleep. Instead, you should shut down your Windows device immediately after use. This way, you can ensure maximum battery life. Not only from an immediate point of view, but from a more macro point of view, your battery health should be fine.
“Your computer has encountered a problem”
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Windows users report that their PCs randomly stop working and then display the above message. We understand that your PC is now asking you to scan its disc.
Although the source of the problem may be different, there is a solution to this question. However, this is not our focus. We mean, if you scan your PC carelessly or infrequently, it’s going to be a common occurrence.
Always be vigilant. Check for data breaches, any security breaches, and most importantly, avoid unfair transactions with your Windows device. You can see how inconvenient Windows can be at first – so why not try to avoid it?
The “free software” dilemma
“Freeware” is an IT utopia. As a Windows user, you might be overjoyed to have easy access to free software. Suffice to say, where the Apple bourgeoisie pays per click, you have access to the proverbial software Eden.
The downside is the trustworthiness of the app. We are not asking you to avoid these software features entirely. We just ask you to check the trust status before downloading and using them.
For example, if you are downloading a Free Antivirus for Windows, make sure it’s from a reliable source. The major players in the cybersecurity game are fairly reliable, so downloading using their website is a safer bet.
The point is – as a Windows user, you always need to pay attention to two things. The software itself, and the same source. Sure, Mac users pay for pretty much everything else, but what about security? Apple has dedicated chipsets. As a Windows user? Bad luck – on your own, keep your eyes open.
You can see that Windows users have a lot of software bugs. But does that mean using Microsoft’s take on PC software sucks? Not really. While it does require you to be careful, it’s also very free.
From the myriad hardware choices you get to the modularity offered by the software itself – a Windows PC isn’t a bad thing. As long as you’re not careless, that’s…