Win 7 or Win 8 for different applications - Which is better?

June 8, 2013 at 04:27:49
Specs: Windows 7 or 8
I'm getting Intel i7 3770k mobo with gtx 680 2gb. I will be mainly focused on editing on such programmes as adobe premier pro and after effects cs6. I will be using it for some games like Battlefield 3. Now I'm stuck on choosing windows 7 or windows 8. Please give me advise and reasons for the best operating system.

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#1
June 8, 2013 at 05:36:33
Have you ever used Win8?

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#2
June 8, 2013 at 06:37:51
Do you have a touch screen?
If yes) Windows 8
If no) Windows 7

The update for Windows 8 (Win8.1) claims to fix some of the non-touch UI features, but we'll see if it does in practice.

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#3
June 8, 2013 at 06:40:58
I have used it but on someone else's computer. We went to the normal desktop interface rather than the app interface and I couldn't really notice a difference

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#4
June 8, 2013 at 06:42:16
Hmm true but the booting,shutting down and other features are Around 40% faster and I'm not gonna be using touch screen

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#5
June 8, 2013 at 12:21:46
Why did you ask? Sounds like you already have your mind made up. I may give it a closer look when v8.1 is released but until then, it's Win7 for me.

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#6
June 8, 2013 at 12:51:36
ptrdsn: booting,shutting down and other features are Around 40% faster
How much time do you spend shutting down and booting? During normal use, I'll reboot once a month. Typically after my PC has installed Windows updates.

I don't really care how long hibernate takes because my storage is solid state and my laptop isn't going to overheat in its bag during those 15 seconds; wake up from hibernation happens in less than 30.

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#7
June 8, 2013 at 13:07:42
Yea but I feel like there maybe a major flaw on the programming as many softwares are made for win 7.

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#8
June 8, 2013 at 13:09:02
I'm not getting a SSD but I hope there is something more than those things.

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#9
June 8, 2013 at 15:24:22
I've not found a "major flaw with software made for Win 7". Although I have a Win 7 netbook, for day to day use I effectively migrated from XP to Win 8. I can't think of any programs that gave me real hassle. XP programs run just fine, so Win 7 stuff should be a doddle.

Some folk hanker after the old Start Menu but you can either download a freebie to bring it back and make it look like Win 7, or use the desktop mainly and be inventive. I did the latter and have found Win 8 just fine - fast, but part of that is probably down to new hardware. I happen to have an inbuilt program available to reproduce the old start menu but I see no reason to bother.

On balance I see no reason to buy a new computer with old Win 7 software when Win 8 works just fine.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#10
June 9, 2013 at 02:14:05
I think I will be going with windows 7 for now. But I have the feeling I might change If there is a good reasons by you guys. Thanks so far

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