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Windows 7 or Windows 8 For Gaming 2014?

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Anonymous
January 11, 2014 12:28:04 PM

Which would be better? Windows 7 or Windows 8? I did hear that some Direct support would be limited on Windows 7. What is better for gaming?

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January 11, 2014 12:30:37 PM

Whatever future games is going to get optimized for and that's Windows 8.
Get Windows 8 or better yet the newer Windows 8.1
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January 11, 2014 12:30:49 PM

windows 8 would be better for gaming.
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Anonymous
January 11, 2014 12:36:41 PM

Ok so I have Windows 7 right now and I plane on building a new PC in around 2-3 years. Should I upgrade to Windows 8 now or wait?
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January 11, 2014 12:39:44 PM

i suggest you to wait now, windows 7 is more easy to handle and i like it more than 8
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January 11, 2014 12:40:33 PM

If your going to upgrade in 2-3 years wait, until the next OS comes out.
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January 11, 2014 12:46:08 PM

EDIT
I took so long to post that someone already answered
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Anonymous
January 11, 2014 12:46:22 PM

Ok thanks! My pc specs: i5 4570 Asus Z87-C Motherboard GTX 760 and 600w PSU. Would it be best to build a new PC then in 2 more years?
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January 11, 2014 4:59:15 PM

Windows 8 are doomed so i suggest 7.
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January 11, 2014 5:14:08 PM

Karenas said:
Windows 8 are doomed so i suggest 7.


Doomed? How so?

Windows 8 is faster, more secure and has plenty new/improved features such as the task manager, storage spaces, fast-boot, file history, refresh etc etc

Windows 7 is 4 1/2 years old with only 1 year of mainstream support remaining.

Look past the start menu...
or just install Start8 if you hate it that much
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Anonymous
January 11, 2014 5:17:55 PM

Ok so I have Windows 7 but I heard that a new Windows OS might come out around next year. It seems like the current pattern is that a new OS from Microsoft is released every two years. Is this any what accurate? If so, I will go ahead and get that new OS instead of wasting my money on windows 8. The only real reason I wanted to know is because I am a huge Battlefield 4 fan and love that game. I heard that it would run better and was optimized for Windows 8. I just want the best performance from that game on my system.
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January 11, 2014 5:26:14 PM

The next OS is all "leaked information" and "unconfirmed sources" at the moment. Main rumour is for a Spring 2015 release.

If you already have Windows 7 it isn't worthwhile upgrading to Windows 8 unless you can get a cheap upgrade deal.
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January 12, 2014 4:29:56 AM

casper1973 said:
Karenas said:
Windows 8 are doomed so i suggest 7.


Doomed? How so?

Windows 8 is faster, more secure and has plenty new/improved features such as the task manager, storage spaces, fast-boot, file history, refresh etc etc

Windows 7 is 4 1/2 years old with only 1 year of mainstream support remaining.

Look past the start menu...
or just install Start8 if you hate it that much


Most frequently asked question when people buying new pc is - Can I uninstall windows 8 and get windows 7? Windows 8 future is same as Windows Vista.
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Anonymous
January 12, 2014 9:33:27 AM

Sorry but how did Vista's future end?
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April 5, 2014 4:00:53 PM

lp231 said:
Whatever future games is going to get optimized for and that's Windows 8.
Get Windows 8 or better yet the newer Windows 8.1


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April 21, 2014 1:03:47 AM

casper1973 said:
Karenas said:
Windows 8 are doomed so i suggest 7.


Doomed? How so?

Windows 8 is faster, more secure and has plenty new/improved features such as the task manager, storage spaces, fast-boot, file history, refresh etc etc

Windows 7 is 4 1/2 years old with only 1 year of mainstream support remaining.

Look past the start menu...
or just install Start8 if you hate it that much


You Sir, are a genius
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July 26, 2014 9:24:43 AM

Anonymous said:
Which would be better? Windows 7 or Windows 8? I did hear that some Direct support would be limited on Windows 7. What is better for gaming?


Windows 7 is better for gaming then Windows 8 because Windows 7 is a mature system and most of the games being made will work well on Windows 7. Windows 8 doesn't handle 3D graphics as fast as Windows 7 does.
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July 26, 2014 9:37:54 AM

TheBrandon4466 said:
casper1973 said:
Karenas said:
Windows 8 are doomed so i suggest 7.


Doomed? How so?

Windows 8 is faster, more secure and has plenty new/improved features such as the task manager, storage spaces, fast-boot, file history, refresh etc etc

Windows 7 is 4 1/2 years old with only 1 year of mainstream support remaining.

Look past the start menu...
or just install Start8 if you hate it that much


You Sir, are a genius


Mainstream support ends in 2015 but extended support ends in 2020. Effectively after one year you will not be able to call Microsoft on the phone for support questions. To be honest I don't know anyone who has ever called Microsoft to ask them for help. Typically people use Google or come to places like this to ask their questions.

Windows 7 will still continue to receive Windows updates and fixes until 2020. Windows XP mainstream support ended in 2009 yet this didn't really effect anyone from using Windows XP up until the extended support came to and end April this year.

Hope this helps clarify that Windows 7 is still good for another 6 years and will support most of the games being made. My advice to anyone is don't bother upgrading Windows unless you come across a game or program that simply won't work anymore in Windows 7.
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July 27, 2014 3:18:14 AM

JamesNewman said:

Mainstream support ends in 2015 but extended support ends in 2020. Effectively after one year you will not be able to call Microsoft on the phone for support questions. To be honest I don't know anyone who has ever called Microsoft to ask them for help. Typically people use Google or come to places like this to ask their questions.

Windows 7 will still continue to receive Windows updates and fixes until 2020. Windows XP mainstream support ended in 2009 yet this didn't really effect anyone from using Windows XP up until the extended support came to and end April this year.

Hope this helps clarify that Windows 7 is still good for another 6 years and will support most of the games being made. My advice to anyone is don't bother upgrading Windows unless you come across a game or program that simply won't work anymore in Windows 7.



End of Mainstream support also means it won't get any new features. It will receive updates but only for bug fixes and security updates.

The reason I brought this up is mainstream support ends in January 2015 while DirectX 12 is scheduled for release in Q2/Q3 2015. There is a very good chance Windows 7 will not get support for DirectX 12, which is obviously a big downer for gaming.

However... since I made that post (this thread was opened 6 months ago btw) Microsoft have confirmed it will be supported anyway, so happy days!

I'm sure there will be other things it will miss out on between 2015 and 2020 though
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August 30, 2014 10:46:23 AM

I'd like to point out that Windows 9 has been announced, so if you're building in the next couple of years, then Windows 9 will be there for you. Sure, Windows 8 sucks IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE METRO SCREEN, but rumours say that Windows 9 will bring back the start menu and may potentially get rid of the metro screen.

Right here: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/920423-windows-9-releas...
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October 3, 2014 5:46:58 PM

I am not going into best / worst but I'm giving you one simple fact: w8 is 10 £ cheaper than w7 ... that should tell you what they think about the better windows :) )
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October 19, 2014 8:57:23 AM

OK well i'm just going to use basic logic. For one thing, the question is, " Windows 7 or Windows 8 FOR GAMING. So yes windows 7 has a more simple start menu, but to be honest i find windows 8 extremely simple. If you have trouble finding stuff watch a tutorial if you need that much help or just use control panel and search everything. Now, the question: If you said windows 7 is better for gaming then you are wrong (using logic here). It is about 5 years old! Windows 8 has newer technology! If you think 5 year old technology is better then newer technology go buy the first generation iPhone for Christs sake. Because according to you "eets beater thin knewer tikNOLOGEE" Fricken autism getting the best of you. Hell, it isn't even logic! It is common sense. :pt1cable: 

<3 Michael
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October 26, 2014 8:21:32 PM

When Microsoft ran their E3 2013 demos they were running on PCs, although you probably heard this news already. But guess what OS was running on those PCs. Windows 7. Microsoft themselves can't even trust Windows 8 to run games well enough! If that isn't a big enough sign that you need to get Windows 7, there is something very wrong with you sir!
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April 1, 2015 2:39:59 AM

WINDOWS 10 is a free upgrade from any previously owned Windows Operating Systems for the first year after launch!!
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Anonymous
April 2, 2015 3:28:58 PM

I heard! This post was quite a while before they announced this though so this forum should probably be closed.
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May 11, 2015 9:37:28 AM

-Michael- said:
OK well i'm just going to use basic logic. For one thing, the question is, " Windows 7 or Windows 8 FOR GAMING. So yes windows 7 has a more simple start menu, but to be honest i find windows 8 extremely simple. If you have trouble finding stuff watch a tutorial if you need that much help or just use control panel and search everything. Now, the question: If you said windows 7 is better for gaming then you are wrong (using logic here). It is about 5 years old! Windows 8 has newer technology! If you think 5 year old technology is better then newer technology go buy the first generation iPhone for Christs sake. Because according to you "eets beater thin knewer tikNOLOGEE" Fricken autism getting the best of you. Hell, it isn't even logic! It is common sense. :pt1cable: 

<3 Michael


That's wrong windows 7 was still getting updates until 2015 but there will still be updates to Windows 7 like bug fixes and security updates until 2020. The only Major difference is how it looks. both of them are running basically the same. Windows 7/8 same technology for now. and dont make fun of autism.
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