Microsoft certified vendors are introducing a comprehensive computer technical support portfolio for Windows 7. From installation and upgrade of Windows 7 to setting up and configuring peripherals, and from email settings, PC optimization to troubleshooting software compatibility issues, everything comes under one umbrella.
After completing over 2 years in the industry and getting updated with a service pack 1, Windows 7 still faces a strong challenge from its predecessor XP. As per an independent survey XP market share was reported to be at 46.52% in the December, 2011, and that’s of Windows 7 at 36.99%. Despite, so many performance, security and stability factors associated with the latest version; people are not ready to come out of the comfort of XP. So what is the comfort? Well, beyond doubt the credit goes to the user-interface, simplicity, and long-term trust (over 10 years). Now, when finally a notification has hit the market reading the ‘death certificate for Windows XP’ (Microsoft ends the mainstream support for Windows XP by 2014), that clearly indicates that the giant is no more interested to provide performance or security updates to the version, it becomes essential to give attention for the Windows 7 Upgrade.
Microsoft has outlined the various upgrade options. Following that you can upgrade from Windows Vista (SP1, SP2) to Windows 7, the detail includes: Business-Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate; Enterprise-Enterprise; Home Basic-Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate; Home Premium-Home Premium, Ultimate; and Ultimate-Ultimate. Various internal upgrade options are also available from one edition of Windows 7 to another. The upgrade portfolio is not in the interest of the Windows XP users. They have been left on the mercy of custom installation. Post upgrade or installation problems related to software compatibility or conflicts are also not less irritating. You may face errors while opening older version of Office files related to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. A few other applications that are not in compatible with the installed Windows version may also undergo the same problem.
Microsoft offers a great number of tools like Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, Windows Easy Transfer, and Windows XP compatibility mode to ease your job. So you may take a plunge into the upgrade process on your own. Confronting difficulties? Don’t worry as computer technical support service is also available from Microsoft or its certified partners, which can come into action on your behest. So keep the faith alive, and let Microsoft Certified Professionals to upgrade/install or troubleshoot the machine. They can also help you to equip your machine with the compatible version of Office, browser or other programs, if required. If you don’t want to invest too much then learn from experts as how to get a work around of the intermittent compatibility problems.
PC help experts will remotely analyze the system hardware compatibility, backup data, user-account settings, email, etc., install Windows and drivers and will transfer the backed up data. They will also make sure that the connected devices –routers, printers, all-in-ones, webcams, etc. are working up to their potential. You may also seek experts’ help to setup and configure the Internet connection, email accounts with Windows Live Mail, etc. or to fix computer related errors.
A few support vendors bring comprehensive PC repair and maintenance portfolio for Windows 7. They have robust tech team to handle all sorts of hardware and software problems with your machine. They can also guide you to exploit the Windows features to the maximum. You can read their tutorials on the use of Windows Live Essentials, Windows Media Player 12, Internet Explorer 9, HomeGroup, User Account Control etc. that comes as a free-gift.
As a senior computer technical support engineer at Techvedic, the author offers out-of-the-box PC help service remote support to global customers for issues related to hardware and software. Moreover, he has a passion to write articles and blogs related to computer support, so as to empower consumers to fix computer problems on their own.