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post #631 of 2831
Btw guys, which windows should I install on my system? 7 premium or 8? Plz help me out.. I heard that 8 and 8.1 is a mega screw up
post #632 of 2831
LOL I love the way you said it's a mega screw up..

Anyway I've used both, and I feel ok with both.

Use Win 7 if you:
- Prefer the look & feel of the good ol Windows
- Want less learning curve

Use Win 8 / 8.1 if you:
- Don't mind learning to use it..
- Want to play safe & go with the latest

This is less likely but if you want to be extra careful maybe you can check the softwares that you need & see whether they are compatible with Win 7 / 8 / 8.1. I assume most popular softwares from reputable companies are OK.. Maybe you just need to check some specific ones that you regularly use.. some hacked drivers for overclocking etc..

All in all maybe some pros and cons with both, but hey, if I survived using Win 3.1, 95 & XP, I guess I'll be ok with 7 / 8 / 8.1 smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Phobia View Post

Btw guys, which windows should I install on my system? 7 premium or 8? Plz help me out.. I heard that 8 and 8.1 is a mega screw up
post #633 of 2831
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Originally Posted by ignsvn View Post

LOL I love the way you said it's a mega screw up..

Anyway I've used both, and I feel ok with both.

Use Win 7 if you:
- Prefer the look & feel of the good ol Windows
- Want less learning curve

Use Win 8 / 8.1 if you:
- Don't mind learning to use it..
- Want to play safe & go with the latest

This is less likely but if you want to be extra careful maybe you can check the softwares that you need & see whether they are compatible with Win 7 / 8 / 8.1. I assume most popular softwares from reputable companies are OK.. Maybe you just need to check some specific ones that you regularly use.. some hacked drivers for overclocking etc..

All in all maybe some pros and cons with both, but hey, if I survived using Win 3.1, 95 & XP, I guess I'll be ok with 7 / 8 / 8.1 smile.gif
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Thanks...But I read an article that it sucks due to the windows updates and security.. Right? Plus I never had any problems using 7
post #634 of 2831
Thanks for the rep.

I previously turned off security updates on my Vista, and at the moment using it on with Win 7, not really a big deal personally. As long as you know what you're doing (install a good antivirus, don't install weird add on toolbars, don't click on suspicious email links etc), you should be good.

I also never put data in C drive and have my drivers ready on a thumbdrive / optical disc, so when the worst happens i'll just re-format & re-install things. A plus point if you use SSD - formatting & re-installing will be blazing fast.
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Thanks...But I read an article that it sucks due to the windows updates and security.. Right? Plus I never had any problems using 7
post #635 of 2831
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Originally Posted by Phobia View Post

Btw guys, which windows should I install on my system? 7 premium or 8? Plz help me out.. I heard that 8 and 8.1 is a mega screw up
8.1 is fine,just set it to boot straight to desktop,solves alot of headache
Edited by Allanitomwesh - 4/16/14 at 3:27am
post #636 of 2831
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Originally Posted by Phobia View Post

Btw guys, which windows should I install on my system? 7 premium or 8? Plz help me out.. I heard that 8 and 8.1 is a mega screw up

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Originally Posted by ignsvn View Post

Thanks for the rep.

I previously turned off security updates on my Vista, and at the moment using it on with Win 7, not really a big deal personally. As long as you know what you're doing (install a good antivirus, don't install weird add on toolbars, don't click on suspicious email links etc), you should be good.

I also never put data in C drive and have my drivers ready on a thumbdrive / optical disc, so when the worst happens i'll just re-format & re-install things. A plus point if you use SSD - formatting & re-installing will be blazing fast.

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Originally Posted by Allanitomwesh View Post

8.1 is fine,just set it to boot straight to desktop,solves alot of headache

Just my thoughts and opinion really quick.

If you can put on either one, go with windows 7.

I personally tested 7, 8, and 8.1 on my last build, clean installs of all three on a fresh SSD EACH. Exact same hardware, exact same drives, exact same everything except for the OS.

In EVERY game I played, (BF4,COD:Ghosts, WoT, Titanfall) windows 7 had better FPS than either 8 or 8.1, with 8 being the worst by about 7-8%, 8.1 was only about 5% worse than 7. The ONLY thing that showed an improvement on the 8's was firestrike extreme, and they were 4% better than 7 there.

I would NOT set windows 8 to do fast boot, because when you have a problem (and with 8 that's a guarantee) it's almost impossible to get to the bios after that.

I would personally NEVER recommend someone put Windows 8/8.1 on their computer unless it has a touchscreen. Go with 7 and never doubt the decision!
post #637 of 2831
Boot to desktop isn't the same as fast boot,it simply skips the start screen and goes straight to desktop after your password. Fast boot does skip bios,tried it,removed it hella fast. Windows 8.1 doesn't need it anyways,fastest booting windows by far.
post #638 of 2831
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Originally Posted by Allanitomwesh View Post

Boot to desktop isn't the same as fast boot,it simply skips the start screen and goes straight to desktop after your password. Fast boot does skip bios,tried it,removed it hella fast. Windows 8.1 doesn't need it anyways,fastest booting windows by far.

I only saw a 6 second difference in the boot times, definitely not enough difference for me to put it on my system.
post #639 of 2831
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Originally Posted by Jimhans1 View Post

I only saw a 6 second difference in the boot times, definitely not enough difference for me to put it on my system.
Thanks, I'm the same as you. Used 8 and found it so stupid that Vista is better. Lol.
I saw 7 is the best OS I have ever experienced plus is the best OS for games.
definitely going to have it.
post #640 of 2831
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Originally Posted by Phobia View Post

Thanks, I'm the same as you. Used 8 and found it so stupid that Vista is better. Lol.
I saw 7 is the best OS I have ever experienced plus is the best OS for games.
definitely going to have it.

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