I am building a budget gaming PC. I have heard all about the horrors of Windows 8/8.1. Despite the horror, I am considering getting it for futureproofing reasons. Currently I have Windows 7 and am very good at using it. What would you recommend?
Both are good Operating Systems! We have desktops as well as laptops running Win7 and Win8.1. On my latest Z77 new build I chose to go with Win 7 Pro because I wanted the Virtual Computer feature running Win XP for older software.
Generally speaking newer OS (like Win 8.1) has better security features. Because of this I suggest Win 8.1
I completely agree with Ubrales I am running 8.1 on all my machines and I have never had an issue or problem with the OS I honestly am one of those who believe that WIN7 should be left where it is in the past, but that is just me
7 is a good OS, but for new builds I would recommend just getting 8. It might not be worth it to upgrade from 7 to 8, but for a new computer 8 would be best, mainly for the reasons listed above. I also feel 8 is a little quicker, although I also had major hardware upgrades (as in new computer) when I got 8, so I might be a bit biased in that area. And most of the complaints center around the start menu, which in reality is fairly simple to learn and even has its own benefits over 7