One of the first Windows 10 features we learned about was the return of the Start menu, which is sort of funny, since the concept of the Start menu is over two decades old. Microsoft tried to replace it with the Start screen in Windows 8, and you only have to look at the adoption numbers to see how most consumers and businesses felt about it.
Most individuals who are using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 have received Microsoft’s intrusive “Get Windows 10? advertisement, asking you to “reserve” your free upgrade to this new OS and prep your PC to download it so you can install on day one. Which is all well and good. But should you? And if so, when?
As the two hackers remotely toyed with the air-conditioning, radio, and windshield wipers, I mentally congratulated myself on my courage under pressure. That’s when they cut the transmission.
Few users remember to take this important step, which can really save the day if your computer gets hosed. Back in the old days, computers that came with Windows also came with Windows media: floppy disks, then later CDs and eventually a DVD. If you needed to reinstall the OS for any reason, you just used that media.