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Windows 7: Which OS is better for gaming, Win7 or Win10?

3 Weeks Ago   #1
DoelB

Win7 64bit
 
 
Which OS is better for gaming, Win7 or Win10?

I know that MS is pulling support in Jan '20. I've heard, though, that Win7 is better for gaming. Is that true, or is that outdated information?


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3 Weeks Ago   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Some older games are depreciated in Windows 10, so Windows 7 will be better choice for those older games.
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3 Weeks Ago   #3
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Desktop or laptop? Either, consider an UPS to give you a decent 20-30 minutes to save games, placing, etc. If laptop, consider adding an external usb cooling assembly to keep laptop from excessive heat.
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4 Days Ago   #4
bulkchart32

windows 7 pro x64
 
 

depends on the games that u want to run and the hardware that u want to run them with.
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2 Days Ago   #5
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It depends greatly on the particular game, specially its "age" and requirements, so a definitive and general answer is not possible, but I'll try to outline something as generic as possible.

First of all, as operating system goes, Win7 and Win10 are pretty much the same thing, as Windows has only seen minor kernel changes since Vista (the last major Windows version and revamp), but there are a few new features here and there, some other removed ones and variation on driver support for hardware mostly for political reasons.

For newer modern and resource-hungry games, it's often better to have a more modern OS too, and generally Win10 tends to work better here, the main reason being better driver support and difficulty to find drivers for Win7. Even if they exist, they often offter limited funcionallity and don't exploit the full potential of graphic cards.

Older games tend to be friendlier with Win7 and even with XP, reason being some don't like Aero (due to incompatibilities in graphic rendering) and, though rarely, newer Windows versions sometimes break compatibility with older software.
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1 Day Ago   #6
erpster4

Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
Desktop or laptop? Either, consider an UPS to give you a decent 20-30 minutes to save games, placing, etc. If laptop, consider adding an external usb cooling assembly to keep laptop from excessive heat.
Laptop cooling pads (ones that plug in usb ports) can help with extra cooling laptop PCs, especially in the summer months where the weather is very hot

about whether to run win7 or win10 for games - check out this youtube comparison between using win7 & win10
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