Originally Posted by Phobia
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
Originally Posted by ignsvn
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.
Originally Posted by Allanitomwesh
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!