Some Windows 8 help Tags: Gaming Windows 8 Last response: January 31, 2013 10:44 PM in Windows 8 Share Summerof87 January 31, 2013 10:17:22 PM So I am currently building a new gaming rig for myself, with the help of the community members and a local shop. Am looking to purchase Windows 8 and I have ran into a problem, I have no idea what the differences are. I have Win7 64bit on my current gaming rig that I had built for me in 2010. Would I be looking for a 64 bit Windows 8 Operating System again for my new gaming rig? What does this OEM thing mean at the end of the title when I look on websites like newegg.ca and amazon? Thank you for your help, Kyle More about : windows Ubrales a b 4 Gaming a b * Windows 8 January 31, 2013 10:35:16 PM If you want to upgrade to Win 8, then yes you will need Win 8 Pro 64-bit - but why? Win 7 Pro is a great OS. OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer. This means that Microsoft will not have any free technical support, and you are on your own to figure out solutions to problems that may occur. m 0 l Brett928S2 a b * Windows 8 January 31, 2013 10:37:48 PM Stick with 7 for gaming....8 has some problems with certain games... All the best Brett m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ubrales a b 4 Gaming a b * Windows 8 January 31, 2013 10:44:37 PM If your existing OS is Win 7 Pro (or Ultimate) then you have the capability of Virtual PC (XP-Mode) which is not available on any version of Windows 8. On my latest (3 weeks old) i7 3770K build I chose to have Win 7 Pro 64-bit so that I can continue to use my older Autocad program that will run only on Win XP. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHelp with windows 8 key Forum SolvedWindows 8 or Windows 7 Please help Forum SolvedJust built new computer with Windows 8.1. Help please! Forum SolvedWindows 8 help Forum SolvedHow to install Windows 8.1 on a brand new laptop - HELP! Forum SolvedWindows 8 help Forum SolvedHelp with uninstalling things from windows 8.1 Forum Solvedhelp! HDD problem? Hp P-7 1414 windows 8.1 Forum SolvedNeed help installing Windows 8 on MSI 970A G43 Forum Solvedwindows 8.1 oem reinstall help! Forum Solvedwindows 8.1 oem in a new hdd!please help Forum Solvedhelp i installed the i5 3330, but the Windows 8.1 says it is pentium g2020! Forum SolvedWindows 8.1 Live Tiles Not Working....Help Please Forum SolvedWindows 8.1: Need help with solving "the selected disk is of the gpt partition style"!!!! Forum SolvedPLEASE HELP. Reinstalled Windows 8 with a Windows 8 CD instead of recovery Forum SolvedNeed some help regarding Windows 8 Forum Solved[Help] Windows 8.1 Sata mode Forum Solvedwindows 8 password help Forum SolvedI need help with installing windows 8. Forum SolvedMaximus VI Hero: windows 8.1 UEFI install ,HELP! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !