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Hey im currently debating over buying a pc soon and i have the option of windows 8.1 or 7 and im not sure, the pc is for gaming and im not a very experienced pc gamer, please tell me which OS is best and why, i would like reasons, as i want to choose a OS best suited to me, all opinions are welcome,
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Hey im currently debating over buying a pc soon and i have the option of windows 8.1 or 7 and im not sure, the pc is for gaming and im not a very experienced pc gamer, please tell me which OS is best and why, i would like reasons, as i want to choose a OS best suited to me, all opinions are welcome,
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What are you currently using? Go with that.

IMO 7 is better because I am not new to it and I don't like Windows 8 very much. However, there are many new features that are beneficial to gamers.
 
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What are you currently using? Go with that.

IMO 7 is better because I am not new to it and I don't like Windows 8 very much. However, there are many new features that are beneficial to gamers.
im using windows 8 on my laptop, but i dont know which one to decide like them both, i like the idea of the start screen on windows 8, its easy to organise, but i also like the little pop up for windows 7 when clicking the home button
 
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im using windows 8 on my laptop, but i dont know which one to decide like them both, i like the idea of the start screen on windows 8, its easy to organise, but i also like the little pop up for windows 7 when clicking the home button
We all have to make compromises. The start screen on Windows 8 is the first thing you'd see, so if it's aesthetics you want then go with Windows 8.
 
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We all have to make compromises. The start screen on Windows 8 is the first thing you'd see, so if it's aesthetics you want then go with Windows 8.
is there a performance difference between the 2
 
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is there a performance difference between the 2
They are both faster in different areas but 7 is best for gaming IMO.
 
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They are both faster in different areas but 7 is best for gaming IMO.
ah tough choices, windows 10 is like a mixture of both for looks from what i've seen, but that might be a while until its released,
 
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ah tough choices, windows 10 is like a mixture of both for looks from what i've seen, but that might be a while until its released,
You can download the technical preview but it ends in a week.
 
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whats the technical overview?
It's just part of the life cycle of operating systems, it's the next stage after the prototype I think.
 
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It's just part of the life cycle of operating systems, it's the next stage after the prototype I think.
can you give me a download link i cant find it
 
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I was on windows 8.1 but went back to windows 7, it seems to perform better for gaming. Which is what I primarily use my desktop for.
 
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Windows 8.1 is far superior on gaming anyone who says otherwise has no idea what they are talking about. The only downside to windows 8 is you wanna download a start menu alternative cuz metro sucks but u don't need to use metro.
 
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Windows 8.1 is far superior on gaming anyone who says otherwise has no idea what they are talking about. The only downside to windows 8 is you wanna download a start menu alternative cuz metro sucks but u don't need to use metro.
I love metro :frown: It looks so beautiful and stuff <3
 
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I love metro :frown: It looks so beautiful and stuff <3
I hate metro but love W8 on my older PC I had a really weak system and gaming was far superior on W8 on my new rig its a bit less noticeably except DX11 games like Warframe which actually have some multithreading I get way better performance on W8 than 7 something about Window 7 having ****** CPU managment or something I believe.
 
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I use Windows 8.1 and still love it more than Windows 7. I don't see how Windows 7 is faster than Windows 8.1 in gaming as I do have a All-in-One in my room that works fine on High spec'd games.
 
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They are both faster in different areas but 7 is best for gaming IMO.
Performance all around is far better on windows 8 and on 8.1 its even better. OP should go with Windows 8.1, its the most updated and supported. It performs better and the metro stuff can be removed with a little customization. Honestly I have been using it for awhile now and can't see myself getting back onto windows 7.
 
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Performance all around is far better on windows 8 and on 8.1 its even better. OP should go with Windows 8.1, its the most updated and supported. It performs better and the metro stuff can be removed with a little customization. Honestly I have been using it for awhile now and can't see myself getting back onto windows 7.
Not all round, granted it has better support but it's down to personal preference.
 
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I've been using Windows 8 since the RTM came out originally. At first it was a little bit to get used to, but I cannot stand Windows 7 anymore.
 
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