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Best OS is best for games?

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I havent seen this question answered recently, so I'll just ask again:

What OS is best for games? I am currently running Windows 7 Pro. But I have keys for Windows 8 pro and 8.1 pro.
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Windows 8.1, doesn't matter if Pro or mortal edition. smile.gif Just slightly better than 7.
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Just slightly? Would you say it's enough for me to go through the trouble of clean installing Win 8.1?
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Depends on the state of your 7. If you've been taking good care of it, and it doesn't run 100 processes, it's not worth the trouble.

Edit: However, this will change once the new Dx rolls out, it will be Win8 only AFAIK.
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I would keep Win 7, too many issues with Win 8.1 currently to warrant a full install of a new OS, stick with the the stable Win 7 for now. Have gotten a lot of clients that are having numerous BSOD issues after upgrading to 8.1 to really recommend it.
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I use 8.1 on my laptop and I can't say I would switch my desktop to it, Windows 7 still works great and as everyone else has mentioned, it's more stable.
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Depends on the state of your 7. If you've been taking good care of it, and it doesn't run 100 processes, it's not worth the trouble.

Edit: However, this will change once the new Dx rolls out, it will be Win8 only AFAIK.


Yeah, I take care of it as well as I can. Some might even think I am obsessive because I run AdvancedSystem Care (paid) a few times a day. And clean out the registery and such all the time.
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I would keep Win 7, too many issues with Win 8.1 currently to warrant a full install of a new OS, stick with the the stable Win 7 for now. Have gotten a lot of clients that are having numerous BSOD issues after upgrading to 8.1 to really recommend it.
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Depends on the state of your 7. If you've been taking good care of it, and it doesn't run 100 processes, it's not worth the trouble.

Edit: However, this will change once the new Dx rolls out, it will be Win8 only AFAIK.

I am using 8.1 on my laptop now, it has been going pretty smoothly. I play SC2 on it here and there, and it's hard to tell if there's an improvement because of the different graphics I have to use, obviously.

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I use 8.1 on my laptop and I can't say I would switch my desktop to it, Windows 7 still works great and as everyone else has mentioned, it's more stable.

I might just keep 7 for a while long, and wait for the new DX to come out.


Thanks all for your help/ suggestions!
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