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Well, my RAM should be in tomorrow morning, and I'm going to need a few pointers on hitting 2000MHz (or more, if my mobo isn't capped). However, I have a little problem on my hands first...

I have Windows 7 Home Premium on this rig, and am thus limited to 16GB RAM. I'm installing 24GB, so obviously I need to upgrade operating systems. Therein lies the question: what should I use? Windows is really a requirement for a sizable amount of my software, so I'm not going to change platforms. The obvious upgrade is to Windows 7 Pro. At roughly $65 online (Anytime Upgrade key), this is a pretty simple option. I do have Technet though, and could use a copy of Windows 8 Pro on here instead at no additional cost to me. (Can I actually "upgrade" with that copy though?) Windows 8 is being trashed in a lot of ways for the interface, but the backend work has made a difference. So, what do you all think I should do? I'm terrible at making decisions.
Edited by TheCraven - 8/21/12 at 4:33pm
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Find the Win8 consumer preview and run it in a VM to try it out. If you like it, use that, if you don't, upgrade to Win7 Pro.
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And give it several weeks to get used to. I love the metro interface after getting used to it.
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1x WD 500GB 7,200RPM / 1x Hitachi 640GB 7,200RPM Samsung DVD +/- RW burner/reader Hyper 212 + W7 64 bit ultimate 
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