Recently my SONY VAIO laptop with Windows vista 32bt has been most disagreeable. It takes forever to boot up, forever to start up (although i have cleared startup programs),
Programs take forever to load and crash often.
Recently the computer started freezing/crashing more often so I decided to do a system restore to factory settings. I have had to do this twice in the last week as the computer promptly broke down several days after the first restore.
Now I am at a loss at how to fix this computer. I know the basics of computer care, and have "looked after" it for the short time I have had it.
But this computer was my first experience with Vista (bought two years ago) and I must say I have never liked vista one bit. While checking computer forums and listing to various conversations I deduced that Vista is a load of crap.
What I simply want to know is would spending £100+ on a windows 7 upgrade be worth it? Now I don't really care about all the extra things that windows 7 can do. I just want to know if windows 7 will crash less than vista.
I ran a hardware diagnostic check before and that came back clean so I am pretty confident I can install a new OS.
However I'm a cheapskate and really do not want to spend money on a windows 7 upgrade certainly not when I do not know if this would actually improve my computers condition - Is there any programs that I can download to troubleshoot/repair my PC? Or at least run a diagnostic program to figure out what the problem is.
Thanks in advance for any replies and help offered - I would phone up sony support but I have had a veery bad history with them. A month after I bought my computer the power adapter just broke... I phoned them up and they said that they were currently out of stock of power adapters (which suggests theres something up with my model) and that they would send one as soon as possible...
It took two months. I had to buy my own one off Amazon in the end