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Windows 7 is really good and all, but is it a wise choice to completely abandon all previous OSes and use it was your primary and only OS? I searched on the net and a lot of people were complaining about how some of their games show bugs and often don't work at all on Windows 7 since the devs haven't made it fully compatible with it yet.

So how authentic are these claims? Also, what kind of performance impact does Win7 incur as opposed to WinXP while gaming on a low-end system like mine? Is it a major difference, or will the fps decrease be negligible or not there at all?
 

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Stock Windows 7 > stock windows XP
Stock windows 7 vs. tweaked windows xp depending on the game either non or insignificant. I'd say your main build isn't low ended enough to not use windows 7 :p
 

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lol I can use Windows 7 comfortably, the question is whether it is equally suitable for gaming as a fresh XP SP3 install.
 

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some **** are having problems accepting the fact that 59hz is what their displays SHOULD be running at.

but certain games like BF2, and CoH are *****ing about the mode.

blame the developers for being **** sticks and hard coding fresh support.

only real issue is having to crash Explorer to play DDraw 8bit games without colour corruption.
 

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"GameFreak"]Windows 7 is really good and all, but is it a wise choice to completely abandon all previous OSes and use it was your primary and only OS?
Yes.
Even though it's a "new" OS, it's quite stable. It's a lot more stable than my installation(s) of XP was (with the exception of XP prof x64).
 

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some **** are having problems accepting the fact that 59hz is what their displays SHOULD be running at.

but certain games like BF2, and CoH are *****ing about the mode.

blame the developers for being **** sticks and hard coding fresh support.

only real issue is having to crash Explorer to play DDraw 8bit games without colour corruption.
Dude, there's a profanity filter for a reason, now you're just making us guess what you initially wrote :p

Most likely I'll end up having Windows 7 as the primary OS then, with XP as a backup for the really old stuff. Sounds like a safe bet, I really wonder about gaming performance as well. Most likely DX10.1 will allow me to make up for it when I like to play with AA.
 

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No need to keep xp now. Gaming is as good as its gonna get on windows. Plus you finally get dx10 and 11 with windows 7
 

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Will current generation cards benefit from dx11?



lol that's what I'm doing.
DX10.1, definitely, DX10, most likely. It's all based on the same and it's backwards compatible.
 

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Windows 7 is really good and all, but is it a wise choice to completely abandon all previous OSes and use it was your primary and only OS?
I really, really dislike questions phrased in this way. I dislike it because you are basically loading the question. Of course Windows 7 can't play EVERY SINGLE GAME EVER MADE, there's plenty of older games out there that simply don't work in Windows 7. These are likely the same games that didn't work in Vista. There's also the 32/64 bit question. Your question doesn't take this into consideration. Windows x64 can't run 16-bit code, so if you have a jonzing to play some 1989 16-bit DOS game, it won't work.

The safe thing to do is to look at the games you play, and specifically find out if *those* games will work in Windows 7, in the 32/64 bit flavor of your interest.
 

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16bit Dos = Dosbox
16bit Windows = not many, there are 16bit installers, but these can be easily remade into 32bit substitutes.
 

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Cheap, low-end PCs should stick with Windows 95 and play solitaire. Trust me it's for the best. No more complaint/questions about compatibilities or performance issues =)
 

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I really, really dislike questions phrased in this way. I dislike it because you are basically loading the question. Of course Windows 7 can't play EVERY SINGLE GAME EVER MADE, there's plenty of older games out there that simply don't work in Windows 7. These are likely the same games that didn't work in Vista. There's also the 32/64 bit question. Your question doesn't take this into consideration. Windows x64 can't run 16-bit code, so if you have a jonzing to play some 1989 16-bit DOS game, it won't work.

The safe thing to do is to look at the games you play, and specifically find out if *those* games will work in Windows 7, in the 32/64 bit flavor of your interest.
I was referring to newer games, released less then 3 years ago. I'm pretty certain those will run fine.
 

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Actually, Im using 7 without any problem about games...even older games like NFSU2 works even better then in xp...

every game I have tried works...from the new ones, to old ones...
Even almost every emulator works...so 7>XP for me, also 7 got more features, like dx10 and all that ****.
 

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I was trying to install windows 7 but the installer always freezes. I waited two hours and the thing did not even move. Any help?
Dude, that could be just about anything. I suppose I would start by re-burning the DVD. Maybe at a slower speed. After that?....start finding wtf is wrong with your computer.
 
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