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Windows 7 64-Bit or Windows 8 64-Bit For Gaming

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Xerino    324

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

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Royalty    174

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

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gameboy1977    886

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.

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ITFiend    38

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.

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Crisp    3,271

Windows 7.

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scaramonga    202

7.

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Javik    3,961

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.

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dwLostCat    982

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.

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Damien    25

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

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Raa    1,407

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.

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+Anarkii    2,069

I think Windows 7 is better for gaming. All the games seem to be more more optimized for it, while alot of developers are completely either bypassing it or refusing to release games for it.

I know that alot of indie game developers for example have flat out refused to make any games for Windows 8 because in their words "Its complete crap".

I would wait until Windows 9, or at the very least, Windows 8.1 or something. Let Microsoft fix the mess that is the current version and developers may release some games for it that are actually optimised to take advantage of the Windows 8 backend.

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dwLostCat    982

I think Windows 7 is better for gaming. All the games seem to be more more optimized for it

All of them? They're pretty much the same in either OS.

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+Anarkii    2,069

Yes, I don't remember seeing any games with a 'made for Windows 8' sticker on them yet.

Correct me if im wrong thou.

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dwLostCat    982

Yes, I don't remember seeing any games with a 'made for Windows 8' sticker on them yet.

Correct me if im wrong thou.

They don't have to have one. It's compatible with pretty much everything 7 is (though not entirely yet, which might be a driver thing.)

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Evolution    16

Benchmark wise Windows 8 should be superior, although it's not really noticeable in games. All of my steam games work on Windows 8. Developers will eventually move to it either way.

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Denis W.    723

Comes down to user preference really. Though I must add that in Windows 8 the DWM is never disabled so I'm not sure how older games that require DWM disabled will behave.

Can't say I noticed anything out of the ordinary going from Windows 7 to 8. Nothing compared to going from XP to Vista back in the day - clearly back then due to the driver model change there was a noticeable difference.

... while alot of developers are completely either bypassing it or refusing to release games for it.

I know that alot of indie game developers for example have flat out refused to make any games for Windows 8 because in their words "Its complete crap".

That really translates to them refusing to write WinRT games. Which is fine. Unless of course they meant putting in some version check to prevent their games running on Windows 8 for strange political reasons - and even then it's easy to bypass that check with compatibility settings.

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TsarNikky    338

Wasn't a main purpose for Windows-8 the ability to play games on touch-centric tablet?

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dwLostCat    982

Wasn't a main purpose for Windows-8 the ability to play games on touch-centric tablet?

No?

It does everything Windows 7 did better, unless by chance you can't get over some minor UI changes.

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Tech085    34

either one for gaming is about the same.

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+Dork Vador    557

I was just playing diablo 1 and 2 on my windows 8

fallout games play fine for me too

also windows 8 doesnt have the color problem like windows 7 did with old games

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