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Which do you recommend? Windows 7 or 8.1?

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2 years ago#1
Topic^ - Results (65 votes)
Windows 7
58.46% (38 votes)
38
Windows 8.1
41.54% (27 votes)
27
This poll is now closed.
I've had windows 7 for a while now, but I'm going to get a new PC soon and I've been wondering which is the overall better OS, especially for gaming. Thanks for any answers in advance.
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2 years ago#2
If it's for gaming you might as well get 8.1 IMO. Now that consoles support DX 11.2, expect a lot of PC games in the future to be based off DX 11.2, which Windows 7 doesn't support...
2 years ago#3
Win7 with Frost Aero.
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2 years ago#4
Oh look, it's this topic again:

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2 years ago#5
Psythik posted...
Oh look, it's this topic again:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/68588747
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/68493369
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/68475730
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/68342818
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/68247305
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67917164
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67889896
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67875624
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67602590
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67541616


LOL, isnt it pretty much common knowledge now that if you have windows 7 you probably dont need to upgrade to windows 8.1 right now... but if you are starting a new build from scratch you may as well go with windows 8.1?
2 years ago#6
smelly_boob posted...
Psythik posted...
Oh look, it's this topic again:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/68588747
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/68493369
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/68475730
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/68342818
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/68247305
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67917164
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67889896
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67875624
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67602590
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/916373-pc/67541616


LOL, isnt it pretty much common knowledge now that if you have windows 7 you probably dont need to upgrade to windows 8.1 right now... but if you are starting a new build from scratch you may as well go with windows 8.1?


If I was doing a new build I wouldn't go with 8
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2 years ago#7
If you can still use your old Windows 7, then stick with that. Don't bother spending another $90 for an operating system that won't really do anything for you over your previous.
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2 years ago#8
Wouldn't go out of my way to get 8.1 at full price if I had 7 handy, but there's no way I'd pay full price for 7 over 8.1 if I was doing a completely new build.
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2 years ago#9
If you can get Windows 8 cheap ($20ish), don't feel bad getting it just to try it out.
If you don't own a copy of Windows 7 or 8 for your new build, get Windows 8.
If you already own a copy of Windows 7 and it's not going to be used for anything else, and you can't find a copy of W8 super cheap, then just keep Windows 7.

Windows 8 is a minor upgrade in a lot of ways, and a minor downgrade in a few ways. It's not worth spending a lot of money on it if you already have the previous version, unless you have cash to burn.
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