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Solved Win7 or Win8 which is best for playing games on laptop

January 23, 2013 at 17:48:19
Specs: Windows 8

I am deciding to play video games using steam on my laptop. I have windows 8 and I am wondering should I switch to windows 7 or keep windows 8?

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#1
January 23, 2013 at 22:42:45
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This article may help you decide: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

Don't even consider downgrading to Windows 7 unless your laptop manufacturer has Windows 7 drivers for that model on it's website. Windows 8 drivers will not work on Windows 7 so you must check laptop maker's website first.

Too many laptop owners rush into upgrading or downgrading the OS without checking what drivers are available, then they wonder why half the hardware doesn't work.


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#2
January 24, 2013 at 02:38:05

Windows 8 uses lower RAM and has better management of RAM.Therefore, you should be better off staying with Windows 8.

I do not know if that translates into better game performance, though.

CoolGuy


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#3
January 24, 2013 at 07:37:27

If your laptop doesn't have a decent CPU, plenty of RAM, & a decent graphics chip, it probably doesn't matter much which OS you run. Do you have a $400-500 budget laptop or a gaming laptop?

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