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Windows 7 or 8?

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March 8, 2013 10:06:07 AM

New Gaming build... I was going to go with 7 but I can get a student discount on 8.

Windows 7 Home Premium for $100
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Windows 8 Pro Student for $70

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March 8, 2013 10:31:19 AM

Do you like Windows 7? If so, then don't upgrade.

Windows 8 is trying to connect PC with tablet but I am far from convinced.
Windows 7 is solid and I like the style. If you don't care about the style, then get 8.
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March 8, 2013 10:57:22 AM

I like windows 7 but 8 is $30 cheaper. Can't I just disable the Metro UI? But what other problems are there with Windows 8 for gaming?
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March 9, 2013 10:16:43 PM

On windows 8 can I disable MetroUI and have a start menu? Does anyone know?
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March 9, 2013 10:19:34 PM

It takes about 20 minutes to make win 8 look and behave exactly like win 7 .
Im using classic shell to add the start button

it has a better license and a bunch of nice new features

The only drawback really is that it doesnt include media center ... you have to pay for that seperately

make sure you get the 64 bit version
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March 9, 2013 10:24:06 PM

Outlander_04 said:
It takes about 20 minutes to make win 8 look and behave exactly like win 7 .
Im using classic shell to add the start button

it has a better license and a bunch of nice new features

The only drawback really is that it doesnt include media center ... you have to pay for that seperately

make sure you get the 64 bit version

Is it worth it? Or should i just go with stay with 7 even though its more expensive?
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a b $ Windows 7
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March 9, 2013 10:31:48 PM

Of course its worth it .

Use 8
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a b $ Windows 7
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March 9, 2013 10:35:58 PM

My opinion, go with Windows 8. Its possible to bypass the Metro (*ahem, start screen) interface and restore the start menu to desktop mode using 3rd party software. Outlander has gone to the measure of changing the core of the OS, but it isn't necessary to achieve what you want.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acVtWAPq3Y0
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March 9, 2013 11:12:32 PM

manofchalk said:
My opinion, go with Windows 8. Its possible to bypass the Metro (*ahem, start screen interface and restore the start menu to desktop mode using 3rd party software. Outlander has gone to the measure of changing the core of the OS, but it isn't necessary to achieve what you want.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acVtWAPq3Y0


Thanks for the video, I think I will go with Windows 8. I just want make sure it will support my games. Are there any major games it won't support? I do play all the Fallout series (including 1-2) as well as other older games.
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a b $ Windows 7
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March 9, 2013 11:39:44 PM

Ive had no problems with games and Win 8

and since the game runs in the driver , anyone who has had a problem had a driver issue , and since the drivers for win 7 and 8 are identical .......

anyone who reported a game issue with Win 8 is just plain wrong

Im using this to add the start menu
http://www.classicshell.net/

looks like the one they use in the video
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a b $ Windows 7
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March 9, 2013 11:42:42 PM

Far as I know, Windows 8 is very much background wise as Windows 7 is, just like the majority of 7 is just re-suited Vista coding. If it works with 7 or Vista, I would be inclined to think that it would work on 8.
Though you are talking programs that are from the age of Windows 95/98, who knows how it will work on Windows 8.

VM's are always an option of it doesn't work.
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March 9, 2013 11:57:06 PM

Thanks for all the help guys
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March 9, 2013 11:57:34 PM

Best answer selected by thehiddenlotus.
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March 10, 2013 12:28:58 AM

I have had problems with windows 8, so I just went back to windows 7. First of all, I do a lot of networking and stuff, and half the network programs don't work for windows 8. Other than that it was fine.
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March 10, 2013 12:33:53 AM

In my opinion I would go with 8 because windows 7 will become outdated sooner than 8 for most fun pc games.
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