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Building a new gaming rig: Windows 7 or Windows 8.1?

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2 years ago#1
Which one would be better? I've never used windows 8 before, I've heard its terrible. But Win7 is now 4 years old. I want a future proof OS. Which one should I get?
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2 years ago#2
Well word of warning everyone here on this board will say to go to windows 8.1
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2 years ago#3
He's right, everyone will say 8.1 and act like you're a troglodyte for suggesting Windows 7 at all.
I use 7 because I have no reason to upgrade to 8.1, but if I was doing a new build I'd probably go with 8.1.

If you want the Metro gone, you can do that with Start8 (cheap, but better) or ClassicShell (worse, but free).

I have to use Metro at work when I work on Windows Server 2012, and once you learn the Windows Key shortcuts it's not terrible to get around. I still hate it on general principle that it shoehorns a tablet UI into a desktop operating systems though.
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2 years ago#4
^Yep, everyone will think you are a troglodyte who is afraid of change and that your not smart enough to use Windows 8
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2 years ago#5
If you don't already own a Windows 7 license you can use, get 8.1, otherwise stick with 7, 8 isn't really worth buying a new license for.
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2 years ago#6
Stick with what you like.. if you want to try 8.1 go for it but if you already have 7 just use that MS will support it for a few more years, they are just now stopping the support of XP.
2 years ago#7
Chudsworth posted...
Stick with what you like.. if you want to try 8.1 go for it but if you already have 7 just use that MS will support it for a few more years, they are just now stopping the support of XP.


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