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Bought an SSD and can't decide between Win8.1 and Win7

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November 15, 2013 4:41:56 AM

Hi,
Like the title said I just bought an SSD and I don't know if I should stay with Win7 or go with Win8.1, both 64bit.
So, my question is what are the advantages in Win8.1(with StartisBack) over Windows 7 and what are the disadvantages.. I use my PC mostly for gaming, internet browsing and some video/photo editing if that matters.
Thanks.

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November 15, 2013 4:50:17 AM

I personally enjoy Windows 7 just because of how simple it is to use. I never really liked the "applets" UI built into Windows 8.1. However, I am considering getting Windows 8.1 just to test it out and try some of the new features. Since this is mostly an opinion based question, I would go on YouTube and watch a video based on a "Windows 7 Overview/Review", and do the same Windows 8.1. Then, make your choice based on what you have seen :) 

Hope I could help.
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November 15, 2013 5:01:48 AM

They are mostly the same under the hood. If you have 7 already there is little reason to get 8. I have 7 and have no desire to get 8. If I had neither I would get 8.
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November 15, 2013 5:02:47 AM

I recommend Windows 7 since it's more mature, and should have less issues.
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November 15, 2013 5:28:01 AM

Thanks for the replies.

sincreator said:
I recommend Windows 7 since it's more mature, and should have less issues.


About that, I heard that Win8 has some issues with certain mice or certain games and such. Is there anything major?
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November 16, 2013 11:31:43 AM

I haven't had any issues.
Chances are that if there are any issues then they will probably get fixed eventually. In any case, you can check if your stuff is compatible before you buy it if you are that worried about it
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November 16, 2013 4:16:57 PM

grach said:
Thanks for the replies.

sincreator said:
I recommend Windows 7 since it's more mature, and should have less issues.


About that, I heard that Win8 has some issues with certain mice or certain games and such. Is there anything major?


Well I think the mouse issues are fixed for the most part now. I had seen a lot of people posting about driver issues over the last year for Win 8. I guess that could be mainly user related issues though, since most of the time that is the case. It could also be beta drivers that give issues as well. I'm also pretty sure I've heard of a few games having issues as well, but that could also be driver related. I guess it don't really matter since these issues would be fixed already or in the works for a fix at least.



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November 16, 2013 6:48:15 PM

Win7 "has" mice issues as well. When I upgraded from my old P55 board to my new Z77 board, my logitech mouse "glitched" like mad. Light would randomly turn off then back on, jump to random parts of the screen, etc. I had two of the same logitech mice and it performed the same with either one. (and I run win7) I bought a new mouse at walmart, problem went away. From my digging I decided its more an issue with USB3 then win7. I had win7 on my old P55 board, but no USB3.
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