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Hi guys, so i got an SSD and was wondering which OS "actually" provided better framerates/less stutters for Battlefield 4. The reason why i ask is because ive heard numerous people say W8.1 is better than 7 and they have "significantly better framerates".

Also, i am aware that Windows 8.1 has the ability to boot up the computer and "disable driver signature enforcement", is there a way to permanently disable driver signature enforcement?

I am using 64bit Windows 7 right now and i want to install a Mouse driver (old workstation trackball mouse i use for gaming), and it requires an unsigned driver in order to remap the mouse buttons (it works with XMouse Button Control in Windows Desktop-- but XMouse doesnt activate in BF3/BF4, even despite the keys being remapped on XMouse Button Control.)

So if i boot up the computer up to "disable driver signature enforcement" , and install the unsigned driver to map the keys of my Track Ball Mouse, will i ALWAYS need to do this every time i boot up? Even if its installed?

Main questions:

1) Best framerates/frametimes for BF4? Windows 7 64bit or Windows 8.1 64 bit?

2) Will I always have to boot the computer into "disable driver signature enforcement" mode in order for drivers to work after installtion? What if i dont? Will it corrupt the driver and require another reinstall? Or will the driver just not work?
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Hi guys, so i got an SSD and was wondering which OS "actually" provided better framerates/less stutters for Battlefield 4. The reason why i ask is because ive heard numerous people say W8.1 is better than 7 and they have "significantly better framerates".

Also, i am aware that Windows 8.1 has the ability to boot up the computer and "disable driver signature enforcement", is there a way to permanently disable driver signature enforcement?

I am using 64bit Windows 7 right now and i want to install a Mouse driver (old workstation trackball mouse i use for gaming), and it requires an unsigned driver in order to remap the mouse buttons (it works with XMouse Button Control in Windows Desktop-- but XMouse doesnt activate in BF3/BF4, even despite the keys being remapped on XMouse Button Control.)

So if i boot up the computer up to "disable driver signature enforcement" , and install the unsigned driver to map the keys of my Track Ball Mouse, will i ALWAYS need to do this every time i boot up? Even if its installed?

Main questions:

1) Best framerates/frametimes for BF4? Windows 7 64bit or Windows 8.1 64 bit?

2) Will I always have to boot the computer into "disable driver signature enforcement" mode in order for drivers to work after installtion? What if i dont? Will it corrupt the driver and require another reinstall? Or will the driver just not work?

8.1 for sure
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Stick with 7, and unpark your cores. Win7 performs noticeably quicker in games when you do this. Windows 8 does a better job at, but will also benefit to a smaller degree.
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Stick with 7, and unpark your cores. Win7 performs noticeably quicker in games when you do this. Windows 8 does a better job at, but will also benefit to a smaller degree.

DICE stated 8.1 for optimal BF4 experience.......
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Windows 7 for sure. The Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider tool does not work in Windows 8/8.1.
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