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so 3~4 months back i installed windows 8 but games compatibility has been bad for my short experience with it, so i uninstalled it and went back to windows 7

some games just wouldn't work with win 8 like assassin's creed , saint's row and many more !!

did they update it or make it a bit more game friendly specially for older games before win 8 release !

please post your experience with windows 8 i want to go back to it but i'm afraid to spend a lot of time troubleshooting every game before i could play it.....
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Originally Posted by invincible20xx View Post

so 3~4 months back i installed windows 8 but games compatibility has been bad for my short experience with it, so i uninstalled it and went back to windows 7

some games just wouldn't work with win 8 like assassin's creed , saint's row and many more !!

did they update it or make it a bit more game friendly specially for older games before win 8 release !

please post your experience with windows 8 i want to go back to it but i'm afraid to spend a lot of time troubleshooting every game before i could play it.....

Assassins Creed has always worked for me in 8, since August. Assassins Creeds 1, 2, Brotherhood, Revelations and 3.
Saints Row 2 and 3 have always worked as well. Don't know what was happening with you, but I doubt it was 8 to blame o.O
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From day 1 W8 has performed better or the same as W7 for games. As the drivers have progressed, performance has been getting better and better.
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so you guys recommend going back to using windows 8 ? rolleyes.gif
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After learning all my hotkeys and realizing how incredible W8 is, I can't use W7 as efficient anymore.
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After learning all my hotkeys and realizing how incredible W8 is, I can't use W7 as efficient anymore.

hmmmm, ok i will try it again and cross my fingers that games do actually work and not give me a terrible headache lol !
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After learning all my hotkeys and realizing how incredible W8 is, I can't use W7 as efficient anymore.

This is so true. I've had it running on my machine at home since launch and I always catch myself trying to hit Win+C when are work (Win7). I can't stress this enough to anyone who asks what I think about it.
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From day 1 W8 has performed better or the same as W7 for games. As the drivers have progressed, performance has been getting better and better.

This is entirely placebo. Win 7 and 8 perform almost identically and in the few games where there is a difference it's in Win 7's advantage, not Win 8.
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This is entirely placebo. Win 7 and 8 perform almost identically and in the few games where there is a difference it's in Win 7's advantage, not Win 8.

Depends on what review your looking at (date important as well)....if you want to stick with W7 thats fine, but don't try to hold people back due to your inability to adapt, learn and benefit.

Seeing that you're an AMD owner I would have thought you would have seen how drastic the changes in core management have affected AMD CPUs (~Bulldozer +), sound like you have no experience at all.
Edited by TheLawIX - 5/30/13 at 8:48pm
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I personally have had no issues so far with game compatibility on windows 8. Take this with a grain of salt as buying this hardware has not allowed me much games to be budgeted.rolleyes.gif
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