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Why Do I Still Prefer Mac Over PC | Mac OS Vs Windows 10

I have always used both operating systems for Mac and Windows. I still prefer to use Mac even though I have been using Windows since Windows 95. There are very few things that I love the Mac for, but can never find in Windows. Let me share why I prefer Mac over PC

1- Trackpad Gestures: Mac has the easiest trackpad gestures ever where I constantly use swiping with three fingers or four fingers to show all application windows and select the one I want to switch to. This saves me so much time and I can easily switch between programs. Even though the same gestures are available in Windows, the locations of application windows after the swipe is easier to navigate than Windows.

2- Backup & Restore: With Mac I never worry about something happening with my laptop, because I have everything backed up and when I restore, everything will be the way it was. Even upgrading to a new laptop, I easily restore and have it identical to the older one. With Windows I still go through the same hassle of copying my files into a hard drive and pasting them into the new PC. Then I install each program that was on the old PC.

3- Search: The search icon is extremely easy to use and it easily find anything I am looking for.

4- Security: I never had a Mac slow down due to viruses or so even without an antivirus, but with Windows. The PC does slow down a lot, so I always reset it once in a while. Again the back up and restore in Windows is a hassle so it makes everything very hard.

5- Software Efficiency: I don’t know if it is just a feeling, but I feel the hardware becomes much more efficient on a Mac. For example the same amount of Ram and SSD, run much faster on Mac than Windows.

Let me know why you like one operating system over the other

Transfer Your Operating System & Data From Your Old PC & Laptop From HDD to SSD

Upgrading from HDD to SSD is very simple using Apple computers, because you can easily swap the hard drive and download the OS as soon as you turn on the computer. The process start by simply holding CMD + R and then connecting to the internet. The OS will be downloaded, and then you can restore using the backed up hard drive. The process is much trickier with Windows, and you need a third party software to do so. The best software is AOMEI Partition Assistant, and it is extremely easy to use. All you need is to download and install AOMEI Partition Assistant on your computer. Then do the following

1- Connect your SSD via Sata to USB cable

2- Open AOMEI Partition Assistant

3- Make sure that the SSD doesn’t have any data or partitions. If there are partitions and data delete them

4- Choose Migrate OS to SSD and Choose Target Disk if the source is less than 2 partitions. If more than 2 partitions then Clone Disk and use Sector by Sector which will clone it identically.

5- Make sure you check mark optimize SSD if it is available

6- Click Finish then Apply to start the migrating process.

7- Swap the hard drives and turn the PC On and it should work.

8- If it doesn’t work then go to the BIOS settings when you turn on the PC (The key depends on your PC mostly it is F10) and make sure the boot order for SSD to be the very first and turn on Legacy Mode.

9- If Windows isn’t loading correctly, then do Windows Startup Repair

10- Once everything works correctly then open Aomei and click on the Unallocated space if there is any merge it with the hard drive main storage. Then click Apply and your should have larger storage by now. If again Windows doesn’t load correctly then do another Windows Startup repair and that should be it.

Note: If the target disk is less space than the source data (Example moving from 1TB of data to 256GB Hard Drive) then just the operating system will transfer. If the target disk is equal or larger than the source Data, the whole data will be moved and it will be an identical of your old PC, but much faster.