Upgrading My Computer and Software

I needed to look into scanning software after I finally made the leap from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I put it off as long as I could after reading a lot of stuff about how Windows 10 is loaded with deep state tracking software. Friends suggested I hang on to Windows 7 as long as possible, but in the last six months I knew I would be making the transition. The biggest issue is that, as far as I can tell, Microsoft pretty much quit supporting Windows 7. That meant my computer became more vulnerable to hackers, viruses, and malware.

Since I’ve got scads of files on my old computer, mostly pictures I don’t want to lose associated with my photography hobby, that meant the transition would likely take days as I migrated all the stuff over to the new hard drive. It also meant finding a new scanning software program because the old one I understood well and used didn’t have a version that worked with Windows 10. I hate trying to figure out what software works the best on my own, so I turned to the internet for help. Someone always knows more than you do.

I soon found a site that had an interesting article about various scanning programs. They gave a breakdown of the various software and what they could do. What interested me the most is that several of these programs offered up functions that my old program couldn’t do. The more I read, the more I wondered why I waited so long to make the transition. I don’t like the idea that Windows 10 might be loaded with various tracking programs, but I love the idea that I will be able to take all my photos and do a lot more with them thanks to a new program.