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Should I just upgrade to Windows 8 and get it over with?

#1TheMoonJumperPosted 11/12/2013 8:06:02 PM
I'm currently running Windows 7 64-bit. I'm assuming at some point most games are going to be optimized for Windows 8 and I'm going to end up switching anyways.

What are the pros and cons vs. Windows 7?

I'm not some Windows 7 elitist who refuses switch but I don't want to spend the time right now if it's in my best interests.

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#2ThePCElitistPosted 11/12/2013 8:11:05 PM
TheMoonJumper posted...
I'm currently running Windows 7 64-bit. I'm assuming at some point most games are going to be optimized for Windows 8 and I'm going to end up switching anyways.

What are the pros and cons vs. Windows 7?

I'm not some Windows 7 elitist who refuses switch but I don't want to spend the time right now if it's in my best interests.

Specs in my signature.


I have a new user name now.
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#3unknown2226Posted 11/12/2013 8:24:17 PM
Wait for the next windows or rock bottom prices on windows 8
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#4TheMoonJumper(Topic Creator)Posted 11/12/2013 9:07:16 PM
ThePCElitist posted...
TheMoonJumper posted...
I'm currently running Windows 7 64-bit. I'm assuming at some point most games are going to be optimized for Windows 8 and I'm going to end up switching anyways.

What are the pros and cons vs. Windows 7?

I'm not some Windows 7 elitist who refuses switch but I don't want to spend the time right now if it's in my best interests.

Specs in my signature.


I have a new user name now.


You're welcome. =)
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#5ArkonBladePosted 11/12/2013 9:33:01 PM
I have win 8 and not by choice. It came with my Laptop. I'd say wait another year maybe 2 till MS gets it fixed up more.

Still has a lot of issues.
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#6PraetorXynPosted 11/13/2013 1:49:37 PM
There's no reason to upgrade to it from Windows 7.
If you were building a new PC I'd say you may as well go with 8.1, but it would just be a waste of money to upgrade to it for no reason.

You have to remember that most games still don't even use DX11, so I wouldn't even worry about DX 11.1/11.2 not working on 7.
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#7JKatarnPosted 11/13/2013 2:21:07 PM
I would say the reports of scattered compatibility/driver etc. issues with current games far outweigh a few titles years down the road maybe being optimized for Windows 8/DX 11.1 etc. I would honestly wait for Windows 8.2 or Service Pack 1/2 or whatever Microsoft will call the next major update.
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