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Windows 7: Should I install Windows 8?

07 Sep 2013   #1
theweasels1

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Should I install Windows 8?

hey guys and gals, today, i started to consider downloading and installing windows eight. I mainly use my computer for games, and I've heard that windows eight is not ideal for gaming. if I do install windows eight, what version should i get with my 2 gigabytes of ram? i have tried windows eight on a friend of mines computer, and it seemed pretty good on the surface, but i would like more than just my first impression to go off. i will also ask the windows eight forums, because if i only ask this one, it is sure to be a biased decision.

thanks,
Liam Strivelli


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07 Sep 2013   #2
linnemeyerhere

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Why?
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07 Sep 2013   #3
tWo

Win8 x64
 
 

Unless you have specific reasons, it's probably better to stick with Win7 for the time being, especially if it currently works alright for you. If you do switch, I suppose a 32-bit version might use somewhat less memory.
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07 Sep 2013   #4
theweasels1

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I like the idea of all of the new shortcuts, and things that are generally made more organized. speaking of which, are all of the keyboard shortcuts the same?
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07 Sep 2013   #5
theweasels1

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i was hoping for some insight on what would maybe be better about windows eight?
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07 Sep 2013   #6
linnemeyerhere

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That could be difficult here at SF. With touch screens and mobile devices W8 has proponents but for performance stay with W7. I myself bought a cheap W8 upgrade CD but won't install it till I get a touch screen or W7 losses support. My girlfriend bought a 17" lappy with W8 and she hates it, hell I hate it. Just one man's opinion!
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07 Sep 2013   #7
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Oh side note if you do upgrade then get the 64 bit and load the rig with at least 8 gb of quality matching ram ! With 32 bit it has a 4 gb limit with a actual usage limit of around 3.2-3.4gb. 32 bit is old school !
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07 Sep 2013   #8
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theweasels1 View Post
... i will also ask the windows eight forums, because if i only ask this one, it is sure to be a biased decision.

thanks,
Liam Strivelli
A wise decision Liam, you will get plenty of responses on this subject.

And because you heard it on the internet, it must be true.

Ultimately it will be your decision, if you want to try it out,

Windows 8.1 Preview - Download and Install

Re: The keyboard shortcuts,

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcut Keys List
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07 Sep 2013   #9
theweasels1

windows 7 home premium 32bit
 
 

i can already tell the community for the win7 forums is much better than that of the win8 forums. thanks for all of your responses. i think ill be sticking with win7 until it loses support. hell I'd use winXP if it had support. I liked XP.
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07 Sep 2013   #10
linnemeyerhere

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Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Me thinks you made a great choice, save the money and invest in 4gb of matching ram and then add a SSD !
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