Windows 7 was not my idea!
All I've read and more are bad things about windows 7. My experiences have all been with a Toshiba Laptop with 7 premium. (Premium What?) Easier to list what I liked about 7 and that was "Ready Boost" and the highlighting of the name of a folder having files transported to. That's IT! Of course Ready Boost was subject to crashing the entire system if usb ports were set to shut off under power-saving mode.
What other product would be accepted as "Working" when it is actually failure prone and has constant security dangers inherent. This Satellite Toshiba w Win7 is basically only good for playing low resource games, video watching (streaming),and email.The compatibility issues with programs leaves it worthless for video editing, scientific graphics, Audio editing, as well as trying to write code for AI programs.
Longest this unit has lasted without a full restore to out of box state was 2 weeks. 1st restore was within 2 hours of first start. I suppose windows would blame that on Zone Alarm. Tried to get Toshiba to take it back within 24 hours but they kept stringing me along until they wouldn't take it back after 2 weeks, excuse after excuse. Pure JUNK. Oh how about going to another operating system, Linux or xp, oh no that unit has driver issues and was designed for premium, can't even upgrade to 7 Pro. I was happier with my first commodore 64 than I am with this. I am sure I could force it to take another operating system and then play driver roulette, but the point is that this is designed to fail, and will never be satisfactory unless I only want to do almost nothing but pretend it's a TV.
Know 15 years ago there were answers to many security issues that plague todays computers such as read only security chips that could not be hacked, designed to control many essential sensitive systems, but those ideas were scraped because they couldn't be updated. Who needs an update if it actually works? Windows 7 Premium has been only the worst system I've ever seen, but no other system is worthy of purchase as a stable, secure, ready to use unit. I would not buy a car that has as many issues as all computers have. I know many in tech industry like to blame consumers that don't set their system up with proper security to help safeguard all online. I say the user should not have to know anything about computers to have a safe functional computer provided to them.