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Is Windows 8.1 worth the upgrade?

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2 years ago#1
I just got a new PC, and it comes with 7 Home Premium.
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2 years ago#2
Generally speaking, if you're satisfied with 7, stick with 7. If you have 8, there's no reason not to upgrade to 8.1.

So, in your case, are you satisfied with Windows 7? If so, you don't need to upgrade, unless you actually want to try Windows 8.
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2 years ago#3
Might want to wait a bit or only upgrade to 8, there's some issues with mice polling rate being stuck at 200hz and some games having mouse input lag due to the changes to how DPI scaling in 8.1.
2 years ago#4
If you're on 7 no. If you're buying/building a new pc, then there's no reason not to get 8.


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2 years ago#5
If it came with 7, I'd leave it with 7.
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2 years ago#6
If it's not a laptop, you don't need it. I will say my laptop runs tremendously well on battery thanks to it though, I can do a lot and the fan doesn't make a peep.

8 and 8.1 can have some driver issues and such. Only in rather niche circumstances, but that makes it worse. It's why I'm not updating to 8.1 for now, it will break my video card driver and nobody on the forum about it has a solution.
2 years ago#7
I went from 7 to 8 for boot times alone. That and I think that it's easier to navigate than 7 once you get the hang of it.

*equips flame-shield and prepares for the change-fearers*
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2 years ago#8
Auron_59261 posted...
I went from 7 to 8 for boot times alone. That and I think that it's easier to navigate than 7 once you get the hang of it.

*equips flame-shield and prepares for the change-fearers*


There's a difference between fearing change and not wanting to change for only miniscule improvements that in no way justify the cost of said change.

Stick with 7 TC, 8 is ok but it isn't a big enough improvement to justify buying it.
2 years ago#9
Not really any reason to go to 8 that justifies the $100 expense, but obviously i'd recommend 8 if someone didnt already have 7
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2 years ago#10
A lot of future PC games will probably make use of DirectX 11.2 on Windows 8.1 now that the XBOX One supports it. Might not be worth the upgrade now but down the road it might be if the next gen consoles dictate the tech/tools used for game design like they did this gen.
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