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With 10 rumored to be coming this summer. Is there any reason to get 8 or 8.1 over 7 till then, when 7 will cost me 1/2 of 8 or 8.1? Also please correct my assumption that a home 7 basic edition will upgrade to the same 10 edition as 8 and 8.1. Final question.....If there is a reason to get one version over another would the fact that it'll be going on an older 775 platform matter? Thanks for your time. smile.gif
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Oh. Well for me, there's no better version of Windows than 7.

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Okay ty for your time thumb.gif
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You're welcome, maltamonk!

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Oh. Well for me, there's no better version of Windows than 7.

Isn't that what people used to say about Windows XP. tongue.gifbiggrin.gif

@OP: 775 platforms of the C2D, C2Q and Pentium (not mentium D or Pentium 4) variety are still capable of running Windows 8 and Windows 10.
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Isn't that what people used to say about Windows XP. tongue.gifbiggrin.gif

@OP: 775 platforms of the C2D, C2Q and Pentium (not mentium D or Pentium 4) variety are still capable of running Windows 8 and Windows 10.

The objective is to get the cheapest possible upgrade path to 10, while not having to sacrifice something that might effect performance significantly. Example: Does 8.1 has some benefit that 7 does not to the 775 platform that I don't know about.

Speaking of 10: am I correct in assuming that dx12 will not matter on a 775 platform? Or will it work if the gpu is dx12 capable?
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Isn't that what people used to say about Windows XP. tongue.gifbiggrin.gif

@OP: 775 platforms of the C2D, C2Q and Pentium (not mentium D or Pentium 4) variety are still capable of running Windows 8 and Windows 10.

 

I gave Windows 8.1 a total of about 3 weeks of my time (but I didn't plan to only use it for 3 weeks - I planned to never go back to Windows 7). I used it as my only operating system because I really, really, really, really, really wanted to love Windows 8.1. I'm serious: I tried very hard to like it, but 3 weeks into it I finally just gave up and went back to Windows 7. I just couldn't take it any more, no matter how much I tweaked Windows 8.1 to my liking. There were stupid little things about Windows 8.1 for me that negatively affected its user-friendliness and so it negatively affected my experience. If it weren't for these few things, then I'd still be using Windows 8.1 right now.

 

So again, for me, there is no better version of Windows than 7. As far as whether this is what people said about XP, that's honestly laughable because Windows 7 makes XP look like an OS that an amateur would create.

 

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The objective is to get the cheapest possible upgrade path to 10, while not having to sacrifice something that might effect performance significantly. Example: Does 8.1 has some benefit that 7 does not to the 775 platform that I don't know about.

Speaking of 10: am I correct in assuming that dx12 will not matter on a 775 platform? Or will it work if the gpu is dx12 capable?

 

This is something that you would have to ask in its own thread.

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