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Windows 8 now suitable for gaming?

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Hy guys I'm in the need for a new OS since my Win 7 was just a enterprise version to test my rig.

So my question is: As a gamer would you jump to windows 8 or stay with windows 7?

My first time with windows 8 was a bad expirience since some of my drivers didn't work properly but that was a while ago. Why 7 or why 8 I'm undecided what to pick.
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I'm on Windows 8 since october 2013 and windows 8.1 since 3 months and i haven't had any issues yet.
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If you already have Windows 7, keep it. If you're upgrading from XP or building new, get Windows 8. If you don't like the UI, use one of the third-party utilities to bring back the Start Menu.
     
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I use win 8.1 up from win 7 . Dont regret the switch. But in the end its personnal preference. Either youblike it or you dont. If u go with 8.1 I recommend googling some settings since some of em are sort of hidden or not too user friendly to find. For example my win8.1 boots directly to desktop mode and I enabled the auto log in feature since by default it makes you use a password to log in.

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I also had some driver issues previously with Windows 8(SLI headaches), but after the upgrade to 8.1 and a BIOS update I've had no issues. Honestly I really prefer it overall and seems to be quicker and more optimized than 7, in my opinion. I'd suggest the upgrade thumb.gif
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If you go for Windows 8, you'll need to apply the following tweak: http://www.blurbusters.com/systemwide-fix-win81-mouse-fluidity/
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Ok guys that was a clear response. I'm going with 8. Hope that my antivirus solution now has a workaround for responsing -deactivated- to the ms securitypanel. That was one of the main issues I couldn't fix even after hours of google.

Can I somewhere request [solved] here?
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Yes it is a better OS all around including for gaming. BF4, for example, likes it better than 7 even due to DX 11.1
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It does feel like a more optimized OS. I tried 8.1, but my monitor doesn't like to be OC'd on 8.1 for whatever reason.
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