Originally Posted by WannaBeOCer
It sounds to me it's much easier to repair Windows now adays. If that's all you've done to fix a computer than that's a joke.
I own a computer repair business. I've fixed thousands of computers and I've needed to use Hirens exactly zero times. I'm sure it's useful for something, but for general consumer level repair, there would never be a need to use Hirens unless you don't know what you're doing.
And yes, obviously reinstalling/setting up windows is a big part of consumer level repair and windows 10 makes that process much easier, in many ways.
There are no hardware issues that are hard to diagnose on a standard PC, at least for me, at this point.
Originally Posted by Imouto
Why don't you switch to Linux then?
Because I have literally zero reasons to do that. Outside of a website like this filled with people who are willing to make their home computers harder to use and less functional just to give Microsoft the middle finger over some unfounded data privacy fears, people don't even consider Linux as an option because really for 98% of users, it isn't.
So to answer a question posed earlier in this thread, will people with windows 7 switch to windows 10 or Linux... They will switch to windows 10, obviously. In the real world where the vast majority of people are not OCN nerds, windows for sure.
It's fine to be a fan of Linux or whatever but this website has a lot of people that like to ignore reality and talk as if Linux taking over is right around the corner. Just be realistic.