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July 9, 2014 7:22:13 AM

So I am planing on buying new computer (Alienware x51 Extreme Version) And I can decide what will I buy Windows 8 or Windows 7 I will use this computer for gaming...(Both are free) Thank you for your time

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July 9, 2014 7:24:20 AM

Educated guess but as much as I prefer Windows 8.1 I think Windows 7 is still a solid choice for gaming
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July 9, 2014 7:28:40 AM

Either. Have you used Win8? Are you OK with the interface?
If so, get Win8. If it bugs you, as it does with some peopl, get Win7.

Not a lot of performance difference either way.
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a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
July 9, 2014 7:43:39 AM

rgd1101 said:
the os is not free, it include with the purchase of the alienware. anyway windows 7 support will be ending soon
http://hexus.net/tech/news/software/71917-microsoft-war...


That's only free mainstream support. They are not ending support altogether for Windows 7 and will continue to provide patches and updates until 2020 (this will likely be extended just as with XP). Many businesses have moved to Windows 7 from XP only within the last few years and updates for XP ended only within the last year. Windows 7 support will continue to be available and if you're buying a PC through Alienware, they will provide support for you according to your purchase agreement.

Windows 8 is definitely getting better, but I think Windows 7 is still the best bet for now.
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July 9, 2014 7:55:19 AM

Like it or not Windows 8 is the latest and it's going to last longer than 7. Just go with 8 and after instal a windows 7 look interface. There are a lot of programs that does that really nice.
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July 9, 2014 8:35:42 AM

Win 8.1 Update 1, then patch with update 2 when released and then pray Microsoft are kind and give us all free updates to Windows 9.
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