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 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. 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 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Ubrales a b 4 Gaming 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWAN Miniport (Network Monitor) #2 won't install on Windows 8 64 bit HELP !!? ForumBIOS sees SATA HDD, but windows 8 doesn't, please help ForumHelp Windows 8 is Stuffing up and Restarting ForumHelp I need a browser that works with Windows 8 ForumWindows 8 Help ForumWindows 8 help Forum[Resolved] Windows 8 : No Cursor in Startup? Please Help . ForumNeed help finding a Wireless adaptor windows 8 ForumWindows 8 and ATI duel graphics HELP !!! ForumBuilding a $1000 Gaming Rig: Windows 8 Help Forum[ HELP]Windows 8 may Destroy my career on YouTube ForumBought Windows 8 need help with install and questions ForumHelp re-installing Windows 8 upgrade ForumWeird desktop glitch ForumCan I Get the Lexmark Z700-P700 Series To Work On Windows 8? ForumWindows 8 wont boot after failed reset ForumWindows 8 wireless ForumStart8 for Windows 8 ForumWin 8 Windows solitaire collection app was accidently lost form Start screen. Wh ForumC++ for windows 8 More resources Read discussions in other Windows 8 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security !