Windows Should Have Cloud Based Installers, Like Apple
I wish Microsoft had a way to install Windows from the cloud.
Re-installing your OS on a fresh drive is so much easier on a Mac than on a Windows PC because Apple has the ability to install MacOS directly from the cloud, instead of fumbling around for either the original Windows CD or USB Flash Drive.
As a tech guy, this is something that drives me crazy, because whenever I need to replace a hard drive for a client, most of them don't even have the correct version of Windows on any media whatsoever. Since you can't use the Windows CD from another brand of PC, you waste your time trying to download it from the manufacturer (some don't even offer that), or buy a fresh copy of Windows.
I think Microsoft and PC makers should do what Apple does, create a way for the BIOS / Firmware to download and install the operating system directly from the cloud. This not only makes it easier to install, especially on computers without optical drives, but it also insures they install the correct version.
Joe Crescenzi, Founder
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