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  1. #1
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    Wink Windows 7 vs. Windows 8

    OK, It's time we have a nice chat about what would be, right now, in this moment of time, the best OS for my Gaming/Programming rig and the rig of all other gamers!

    Please part-take by leaving your answer + a reason to why you chose it, you answer will not be counted without a reason!

    The idea is to have a clear idea of the advantages and disadvantages of selecting your OS!

    Thank you!
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    MonitorASUS ROG Swift PG279Q
    Storage #1Samsung 950 PRO
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    Win 8.1 for the.... well....err...win. It's newer and more efficient so for everyday computing and gaming it's going to give you better performance. Any concerns on appearance can be easily addressed with a couple of apps, though 8.1 I don't think needs them...

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Hyper Droid PC Specs
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    Good start to the comments!

    Thanks Arne, you know how to make a good comment!

    But, as you'd know, it's FAR from over...

    Therefore, roll-on the comments!

    The more the better!
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    Two votes ... LOL
    I thinks is more about the different UI then the system itself, both 7 and 8(.1) are practically the same, I personally didn't liked the 8 so I'm back on 7.
    The idea is great but I think it's not mature yet, that app thing and goes forth and back with the desktop and "new desktop".

  5. #5
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array Hyper Droid PC Specs
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    ProcessorIntel Core i7 4770K @ 5.0GHz // Threadripper 1920X
    Memory (part number)2x8GB DDR3 - 1866MHz // 2x 16GB DDR4 - 3200MHz
    Graphics Card #1Sapphire Radeon R9 290 // RTX 2080 Ti
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    Thank you TOO for your comment... But, to be honest, wasn't really interested in the UI, but more in the functionality of the OS.

    My bad, I forgot to mention that!

    However, referring to your answer, yeah, most people decide one over the other just because of the UI, but my plan is to go a bit under the hood.

    More comments appreciated!
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    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array billyray520 PC Specs
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    I voted Windows 7. I like everything about it (just about) It is the last TRUE Windows OS. Ver 8 is really something new, consumer oriented, touchpad oriented, not Windows. From Windows 95 to Windows 7 there is familial resemblance. Windows 8 leaves us suspecting the parentage..
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    (both have 1920X1080 hd screens, mine above, hers below )
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    Generally the same reason as @billyray520. The UI is a big turn-off for me, as is the whole "Secure-Boot" fiasco (since shown not to be secure...). However, the increase in the amount of RAM allowed is nice, since that artificial limitation was simply stupid. Why doesn't MS just take the cap off entirely? It's not like they're saving RAM by limiting the pointer sizes, which have to be 64-bit anyway.
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    I only voted win 7 cuz i'm lazy installing windows is time consuming and because win 7 cost me too much $$
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    8.1 easy choice for me. No need to install different drivers, more efficient and very customisable for my needs.
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

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    I voted for 8.1, I was skeptic at first, and really angry when i first installed W8.1 at 3.30 AM in the morning after completing my build, and what greeted me was this ugly "touchpad" "new generation" interface.

    Next day i bought Start 8 and im Happy since, aswell happy how it performs, better than W7 in my eyes.
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