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If Windows 8 is so good how come both Microsoft and Sony are using Windows 7?

#1Garfield64Posted 8/22/2013 1:04:53 PM(edited)
Microsoft and Sony and 3rd parties have been running there Xbox One and PS4 games on Windows 7 PCs.

All you people who claim Windows 8 isn't a buggy piece of crap (like it was for me).

Does it hurt your pride even Microsoft thinks it's a buggy piece of crap :-?.
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#2AzurexNightmarePosted 8/22/2013 1:06:22 PM
Windows 8 isn't that bad. People like you just exaggerate. They use Windows because as of now (its been around longer) its more stable, and there is no need to move onto windows 8 for everyone.

I have a touch screen laptop so windows 8 is nice.

Don't you have something better to do?
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#3Orestes417Posted 8/22/2013 1:08:24 PM
They use 7 because that's how long the prototype kits have existed.
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#4bluemooglePosted 8/22/2013 1:10:19 PM
I didn't believe all the hype that Windows 8 was awful until I built my current computer and actually used it. It's close enough to Windows 7 to not matter most of the time, but the things they did change are all for the worse.

For a desktop without a touchscreen, I really cannot think of any reasons why Windows 8 is better (besides that it is half the price). Even that doesn't count for me, since I got it for free. I'd switch back to Windows 7 if I didn't have to buy a new copy for over $100.
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#5ThescyyPosted 8/22/2013 1:11:01 PM
Orestes417 posted...
They use 7 because that's how long the prototype kits have existed.


Stop making logical points, clearly it's because MS knows it's crap.
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#6Garfield64(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 1:12:39 PM
Thescyy posted...
Orestes417 posted...
They use 7 because that's how long the prototype kits have existed.


Stop making logical points, clearly it's because MS knows it's crap.


Agreed, Microsoft knows it's crap.
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#7ThescyyPosted 8/22/2013 1:17:10 PM
Garfield64 posted...
Thescyy posted...
Orestes417 posted...
They use 7 because that's how long the prototype kits have existed.


Stop making logical points, clearly it's because MS knows it's crap.


Agreed, Microsoft knows it's crap.


WOOOOOOSH!
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#8Garfield64(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 1:20:00 PM
Thescyy posted...
Garfield64 posted...
Thescyy posted...
Orestes417 posted...
They use 7 because that's how long the prototype kits have existed.


Stop making logical points, clearly it's because MS knows it's crap.


Agreed, Microsoft knows it's crap.


WOOOOOOSH!


WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!
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#9Snight01Posted 8/22/2013 1:22:36 PM
I've used windows8 for awhile and can safely confirm its really as bad as people claim it is.

I usually use my pc for gaming with a i7 3770k gtx 780 and 8 gb ddr3 2400. Also a ssd samsung 840 pro.

I also do frame analysis with the games I play and stutter detection. Windows are configured with system restore off, hibernation off, windows defender off, no antivirus, no windows search, superfetch prefetch off, power link management off on hdd. Dipm and hipm active. Also for extensive testing, desktop aero effects are totally off to give fair trade. No anti virus installed also.

Between windows 7 64 bit and windows 8 64 bit. Both Oem upgraded, drivers up to date.

Window 7 64 bit wins on both ssd benchmarks and game performance. Less stutter, more fps, better gameplay quality.

Windows 7 ssd test

Samsung 840 pro 256

Seq read 560
Seq write 536
Random write 90000 to 90106
Random read 98467 to sometimes 99102

Windows 8

Seq red 542 to 550
Seq write 472 to 519
Random write. 73456 to 88923
Random write 98245 to 98552

With windows 8 the system restore needs to be disabled in gpedit also because it comes back on automatically.

Avoid windows 8 its the next vista.
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#10Garfield64(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 1:31:40 PM(edited)
Snight01 posted...
I've used windows8 for awhile and can safely confirm its really as bad as people claim it is.

I usually use my pc for gaming with a i7 3770k gtx 780 and 8 gb ddr3 2400. Also a ssd samsung 840 pro.

I also do frame analysis with the games I play and stutter detection. Windows are configured with system restore off, hibernation off, windows defender off, no antivirus, no windows search, superfetch prefetch off, power link management off on hdd. Dipm and hipm active. Also for extensive testing, desktop aero effects are totally off to give fair trade. No anti virus installed also.

Between windows 7 64 bit and windows 8 64 bit. Both Oem upgraded, drivers up to date.

Window 7 64 bit wins on both ssd benchmarks and game performance. Less stutter, more fps, better gameplay quality.

Windows 7 ssd test

Samsung 840 pro 256

Seq read 560
Seq write 536
Random write 90000 to 90106
Random read 98467 to sometimes 99102

Windows 8

Seq red 542 to 550
Seq write 472 to 519
Random write. 73456 to 88923
Random write 98245 to 98552

With windows 8 the system restore needs to be disabled in gpedit also because it comes back on automatically.

Avoid windows 8 its the next vista.


It wasn't even the stuttering it causes. But the fact that almost every old game I tried to play on it would crash or not work or would have weird crazy errors. Then to add insult to injury even "drivers" that said they supported it still had bugs.

This is even ignoring the horrible awful interface that was mandatory to remove when you install it.

I put up with Window 8 for 6-7 months, till it went so buggy I had to reformat. Then the installation disc bugged out twice on me. At that point I went and grabbed my old Windows 7 pro again. Was best decision I ever made. Didn't even care I wasted $80 on Windows 8.
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