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Hardware compatibility issues with running windows 7 with modern hardware (haswell)

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November 10, 2013 9:33:59 PM

Hello, I am planning on building a PC and am torn on the OS. I would go for windows 7 without a second thought but i am worried about compatibility of drivers etc. with new hardware (z87 LGA 1150 mobo) will i have any issues with windows 7 on a new build? i will go with 8.1 if i HAVE to but would rather not because its not good imo

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a b $ Windows 7
November 10, 2013 9:36:23 PM

Haswell based boards supports Windows 7 and there is no problems with it.
Also windows 8.1 is really good, games just look nicer on it. Don't listen to those who say it's bad. They probably never use it themselves.

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November 10, 2013 9:49:02 PM

lp231 said:
Haswell based boards supports Windows 7 and there is no problems with it.
Also windows 8.1 is really good, games just look nicer on it. Don't listen to those who say it's bad. They probably never use it themselves.



thanks for the reply. how long did it take you transition from 7 to 8 (8.1) ?
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a b $ Windows 7
November 11, 2013 5:00:23 AM

I tried consumer preview and didn't like it at first. Then I pretend I never used any other OS, therefore, I don't know what is Win7 and this Start button everyone was talking about. With a open mind and a few hours of using it, I got used to it.
Right now with 8.1, I barely use the Start button, as I got used to the charms bar.

How long it takes to transition from Win7 to 8 depends on you.
Closed mind, then it will probably take forever.
Open mind, then almost right away.
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January 6, 2014 2:08:10 PM

lp231 said:
I tried consumer preview and didn't like it at first. Then I pretend I never used any other OS, therefore, I don't know what is Win7 and this Start button everyone was talking about. With a open mind and a few hours of using it, I got used to it.
Right now with 8.1, I barely use the Start button, as I got used to the charms bar.

How long it takes to transition from Win7 to 8 depends on you.
Closed mind, then it will probably take forever.
Open mind, then almost right away.


Just wanted to provide an update for anyone reading this. Windows 8.1 is a very good OS and not nearly as bad as people made windows 8 out to be. I learned windows 8.1 in about 5 days and am now comfortable with it.Thanks for your help lp231!

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