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April 12, 2013 3:17:51 AM

I am building a new gaming rig and was thinking about getting Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit but my brother said that I should get Windows 7 because "Windows 8 is buggy, unstable, and constantly crashes.

Can you confirm or deny my brother's statements about Windows 8 having inherent problems with instability and crashing?

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April 12, 2013 3:23:11 AM

Yes, it is buggy and unstable.

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April 12, 2013 3:27:04 AM

windows 8 is not particularly unstable, but it is buggy, and its not as stable as win7.

before you take that as a recommendation to get it, windows 8 is just beta-interface crap. If you get it understand you'll be getting an OS with an interface (metro) which is so horribly designed that words are hard to explain how crappy it is.

Try out win8 in a store first before you spend cash on it. i'd hate for you to get a new pc and then be ticked off at the crap OS you installed on your machine.
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April 12, 2013 3:28:54 AM

ambam said:
I am building a new gaming rig and was thinking about getting Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit but my brother said that I should get Windows 7 because "Windows 8 is buggy, unstable, and constantly crashes.

Can you confirm or deny my brother's statements about Windows 8 having inherent problems with instability and crashing?


And from the other side of the fence, I have had exactly zero Windows 8 crashes since finalizing this build back in December.
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April 12, 2013 5:12:54 AM

I don't find Win8 to be buggy or unstable BUT if someone does, it's going to be Drivers issues. And poorly-written drivers are, historically, because Microsoft gave out wrong instructions. Driver Programmers can certainly write idiotic code but most of the time, they're only following Microsoft's designs. And then Microsoft changes them frequently, and it's a hoops-of-fire leaping contest to see if Drivers can be re-written in time for devices.

Win8 lacks User Customizations, though. There are themes galore, but individual element customizations are hidden away by the UI, disallowed by Ballmer & Associates. You better learn to love THEIR schemes and limitations because YOUR usability choices are all but gone.

Win8 gets a lot of positive praise when 3rd-party add-on's reduce it back to Win7-or-earlier UI abilities, but with the 8.1 coding exercises on display, it appears at least some of those are castrated. And Win9 might take those cutbacks and usability reductions even further.

Win8 looks great for shopping and watching. Is that what you do all the time? Or if you need a lot of controllers - or foresee the need for controllers and other hardware to match software, then raise your antenna and think, "So - I need drivers, eh? Gee - are drivers better on older, tried-and-true platforms, or the latest bleeding edge stuff?"
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