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should i upgrade from windows 7 to 8.1

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August 24, 2014 4:33:15 AM

hi all im just wondering if i should buy windows 8.1 i am currently running windows 7 ultimate 32bit on my system and it runs great but i was using my freinds pc and he runs 8 and i love the app store :)  my spec
core2quad q8200 2.33 ghz oc to 2.66ghz
4gb ddr 667 ram
300gb hdd
nvidia gts450

will my system run 8.1 as well as 7 and will gaming be affected as i get pretty decent frame rates on the few games i play, saints raw iv,gta iv,mw3,black ops,mafia 2, just cause 2

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August 24, 2014 4:37:10 AM

Not really. But you could if you really want to.
Gaming won't be affected as much.
If you want to improve your gaming experience, then upgrade your hardware:cpu, motherboard and gpu.
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August 24, 2014 4:40:10 AM

Danny Butler said:
hi all im just wondering if i should buy windows 8.1 i am currently running windows 7 ultimate 32bit on my system and it runs great but i was using my freinds pc and he runs 8 and i love the app store :)  my spec
core2quad q8200 2.33 ghz oc to 2.66ghz
4gb ddr 667 ram
300gb hdd
nvidia gts450

will my system run 8.1 as well as 7 and will gaming be affected as i get pretty decent frame rates on the few games i play, saints raw iv,gta iv,mw3,black ops,mafia 2, just cause 2

Windows 8.1 won't affect your FPS, it's just a question of taste. Personally, I hate the new metro start screen and I have stayed on windows 7. But, you might want to upgrade to a 64-bit edition of Windows 8.1 so that your system can use more than 4 GB of RAM.
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August 24, 2014 4:40:47 AM

my gaming experience is fine im happy with that im just wondering if 8.1 will offer any perfromance increase/decrease
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August 24, 2014 4:45:50 AM

Danny Butler said:
my gaming experience is fine im happy with that im just wondering if 8.1 will offer any perfromance increase/decrease

1, better startup times
2, faster read/write times
3, a bit better security
That's all I'm aware of.
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a b * Windows 8
August 24, 2014 4:46:28 AM

My personal experience is that both are good operating systems, many people dislike(d) the new interface in win 8 and up but I am using both and see no need to upgrade a system that is on win 7.
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August 24, 2014 4:51:25 AM

thankyou guys ive decided im going to dual boot 7 and 8.1 then if i regret it nothing is lost :) 
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August 28, 2014 6:27:12 PM

It's just up to personal preference. With Windows 9 coming out next year, I'm sure they'll be treating Windows 8 just as everyone did with Vista. Windows 7 still has support until 2020. It's still a great operating system that lets you be productive. What do you want, productivity or fluff?
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