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#46 +patseguin

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 19:12

Both OS's are going to give you pretty much the same performance, just use which one you like. I use Windows 8 at home. Having said that, I still to this day have trouble running Games for Windows games on Windows 8 (Fable 3 for instance).


#47 *RedBull*

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 19:41

Dual boot win 7 and 8. I do, just I find win 8 easier to work with now. So I don't use 7 so much if at all. Haven't had a reason to use 7 lately.

#48 TheExperiment

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:08

Both OS's are going to give you pretty much the same performance, just use which one you like. I use Windows 8 at home. Having said that, I still to this day have trouble running Games for Windows games on Windows 8 (Fable 3 for instance).

heh Bulletstorm is the one I can't get to work.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 18:01

heh Bulletstorm is the one I can't get to work.


Me either lol

#50 BeerFan

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 01:08

For me, I use Windows 8 because Battlefield 1942 (old as hell) doesn't crash. It has crashed for me with some regularity on every OS since it's release until 8. It doesn't make much sense, I'll admit, but Windows 8 runs it better than every other OS i've tried.

#51 Xerino

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:59

I wouldt use Win 8 until service pack 1 comes around, its pretty buggy right now, 7 has been around longer, and is far more stable

#52 Eddie7

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:34

Def. use Windows 7 until Windows 8 is fully supported on every game.

#53 gameboy1977

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:44

One day, I will get new computer with Windows 7 64-bit with 8GB RAM memory, so I can play star wars: the old republic often. :-) Windows Vista has problem with Star Wars and it crashed often.

#54 ITFiend

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 14:10

Did WIN8 resolve the issue with the hot corners on games outside of metro?


Yes, thankfully that issue was fixed prior to its release. That was a highly aggravating bug during beta.

#55 Crisp

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 19:18

Windows 7.

#56 scaramonga

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 20:55

7.

#57 Javik

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 20:57

Very little in it. I personally think the drivers for 7 are still a bit more stable at this moment in time but 8 will get there soon enough. As both are about equal for gaming, decide which feature set and UI you prefer and decide accordingly.

#58 TheExperiment

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 00:23

They might be equal for gaming now, but there are going to be WinRT games coming out that you can't play on 7.

Not much to speak of yet, but Skulls of the Shogun looks interesting.

If now is all you're concerned about, 7 works.

#59 Damien

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 00:30

Windows 8 works splendid for me, but stick to Windows 7 for compatibility

#60 Raa

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 00:36

For me, I use Windows 8 because Battlefield 1942 (old as hell) doesn't crash.

No crashes using BF1942 on any of my Windows 7 (recommended) computers, whatosever.