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How's the gaming stability on Windows 8 coming along?

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My new SSD should be here tomorrow or Monday and I'm wondering if I should go back to Windows 8 (had it for about a month after launch) or stick with W7.

The reason I switched was because my games constantly and consistently crashed; ranging from a couple seconds after opening to about 30-45 minutes after playing. Reverted back to W7 after trying some work arounds and never had the issues again. I know several iterations of drivers for both AMD (graphics card that won't be arriving here until next week) and Geforce (using the 560 right now), as well as for Windows 8 overall, so I'm pretty optimistic.

I'm mostly interested in the improved boot times, because I'm a sucker for things like that wubsmiley.gif.

Side question: if all my games are installed on the D drive, when I replace the boot drive and load a different OS, will they still function?
 
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Every game i play so far with windows 8 has been stable so it's good with my set up. thumb.gif
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Been using 8 since day one and I haven't had a single issue. I have played pretty much all my games without issues at al and it has been rock stable. The only minor grip I have is drivers for my sound card, but that is Creatives fault, not Windows 8.
 
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I would say go for it. I have also been using it since launch and I have had close to no problems. Just a couple of driver issues at the start which have all been smoothed out now. I also kept many of my games on a different drive and they have all been fine. I see no reason to stay on Windows 7 now. thumb.gif
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