Sign-in / Sign-up
Your question
Solved

Windows 7 or 8?

Tags:
  • Windows 7
  • os
  • operating system
  • Windows 8
  • Systems
Last response: in Systems
March 21, 2013 10:42:07 PM

which one should I go with for my new rig? 7 or 8???
I have an i-5 3570K Processor.

More about : windows

a b $ Windows 7
March 21, 2013 10:57:07 PM

depends if you have alot of programs that are not compatable with win8(very few) or you are too attached to traditional windows layout(which you can mod windows 8 to be similar to). IMO get 8 for its quicker boot up times and will receive more recent updates from microsoft, but others will say stick with 7.
m
0
l
a c 496 * Windows 8
a b $ Windows 7
March 21, 2013 11:01:58 PM

8. Does everything 7 does, only faster and takes less space. i.e. great for installing on an SSD...and it's supported well into the future, plus well less updates to install, and you can easily refresh Windows without losing your Data...
m
0
l
Related resources
a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
March 21, 2013 11:04:43 PM

Windows 8 is superior to 7; except for the interface.

You will need to purchase start 8 for 5 dollars, or use classic shell which is free I believe, these will restore the normal desktop interface and hide metro for good.

There is zero reason to purchase windows 7 over 8 as long as you have Start8 or Classic Shell.

You're very unlikely to experience compatibility issues.
m
0
l
March 22, 2013 10:08:37 AM

Forgot to mention I want to play video games on it. It's going to be a gaming rig.
m
0
l
March 22, 2013 10:10:46 AM

Doesn't change anything games work just fine on 8.
m
0
l
March 22, 2013 11:01:18 AM

zooted said:
Doesn't change anything games work just fine on 8.


So games that are compatible with Windows 7 should be compatible with Windows 8?
m
0
l

Best solution

March 22, 2013 11:07:09 AM

Yes.
Share