Getting a New Win7/Win8 Machine
Just a few notes about getting a new Machine:
This is the quickest solution to the problem. Newer machines are much faster than the old ones and can get you working immediately.
It is also the most expensive option, since you are getting a whole new set of hardware.Discarding your old machine
If you make a decision to purchase a new Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC, and you plan to discard the old PC, be sure you secure the information first.
To keep any data from getting into the wrong hands, remove the hard drive from the XP machine, and drill one or two holes in it.
Then the PC can be discarded with confidence that no personal data could be retrieved from it.Windows 8
laptops, or tablets, or convertibles will be best for those accustomed to the operation of touch screens, as in Smartphones and e-readers
Buying a new Windows 8 computer without
a touch screen has not proven to be as good a choice, based on anecdotal posts.
For Windows 8, a touch screen is a prudent choice.
Desktop PCs are the area where Windows 8 is the most controversial, since they use monitors instead of touch screensWindows 7
is well suited for desktops, where keyboard and mouse operation is the norm.
Most Windows 7 PCs still available are designed for business use, and more are to be found online, rather than at brick and mortar stores.
Online Computer stores are also offering Win7 refurbished machines, with cost depending on the box performance, but far lower cost than new machines.
If you Google "Refurbished Windows 7 Desktops
", you will see many offered at bargain prices
Both Dell and HP are still offering new Win7 PCs online and through outlets like Staples.Back to the IndexThis entire thread is also available as a PDF document. It's here: