This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

windows 8 pro for $70 for gaming worth it?

  • Topic Archived
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. windows 8 pro for $70 for gaming worth it?
2 years ago#1
or windows 7 home for 80?
---
"It seems to have run its course, gone off course, rolled down a cliff, hit a cow and then exploded."~Sven(About a thread.)
2 years ago#2
Windows 8 Pro.
---
http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/55488_o.gif
http://www.d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y.com/
2 years ago#3
Seems like a no brainer for Windows 8. No reason to pay more for an older OS.
---
I am the mighty thesaurus! RAWR!
2 years ago#4
ah was mainly seeing if maybe pro uses more resources than needed, but also 8 runs some games a lot smoother too.
---
"It seems to have run its course, gone off course, rolled down a cliff, hit a cow and then exploded."~Sven(About a thread.)
2 years ago#5
The main difference with Pro is that it can join domains, can do remote desktop hosting and has bitlocker available. None of which has any impact on performance.
---
I am the mighty thesaurus! RAWR!
2 years ago#6
Where is this windows 8 pro for $70?
2 years ago#7
LyokoNinja posted...
Where is this windows 8 pro for $70?


The upgrade version is $70:
http://www.evaluesoftware.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2150
---
http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/55488_o.gif
http://www.d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y.com/
2 years ago#8
Oh. Thought you meant the full install. Looking to dual-boot 7 and 8 and I already have 7 Pro.
2 years ago#9
LyokoNinja posted...
Oh. Thought you meant the full install. Looking to dual-boot 7 and 8 and I already have 7 Pro.


I'm not TC, so I don't know if they were talking about the full install or not.

However, the upgrade version probably isn't worth it anyway, unless you're upgrading from XP (or got it for like $15 back when Windows 8 first came out).
---
http://gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/55488_o.gif
http://www.d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y.com/
2 years ago#10
LyokoNinja posted...
Oh. Thought you meant the full install. Looking to dual-boot 7 and 8 and I already have 7 Pro.


You can still use an upgrade version to do a full install with Windows 8. It's the same workaround that allowed people to use Windows 7 upgrade copies to do full installs. I had to do this when I reformatted a while back. I didn't want to have to reinstall 7 just to upgrade to 8.
---
//Intel// Core i7 2600k @ 4.2 //Gigabyte// Z68X-UD7-B3 //MSI// 3x GTX 580 Lightning SLi
//Corsair// 650D / H100 / 120 GB Force 3 / 12 GB Dominator / AX1200
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. windows 8 pro for $70 for gaming worth it?

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived