Which OS is better for gaming?

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Which operating system (Win 7/8/8.1/10) is better for gaming?I'm currently playing games on a Windows 10 computer, but sometimes it crashes.

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They're all pretty similar, in my experience. As far as more modern games go, I think Windows 10 is required to take advantage of DirectX12, provided your GPU supports it.

Is it specific games having stability issues, or just in general? Have you tried using windows 7 or 8 compatibility modes?

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Meh, I'd go with 10. Sure people didn't like Win 8...ist was needlessly different and poorly implemented. But Win 10 is fine once you disable the spying bits.

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If you're playing modern games Windows 10 shouldn't be the thing causing the crashing, i play quite a lot of older games on it too without much issue.

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If you are playing modern games with modern computers, Windows 10 is the only option to make sure you are taking full advantage of your hardware.

I recently changed from 7 to 10 and I am quite happy with the results.

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Windows 10 works, unless you wanna figure out Linux and Wine.

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Trick question, answer is Mac ;)

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#8  Edited By genovese

@damodar said:

al? Have you tried using windows 7 or 8 compatibility modes?

I haven't used any more OS,I currently use Windows 10, but it has crashed a lot in recent months,i tried to upgrade to the latest version last week, but it didn't work,up to now,that computer is still locked.

As for your asked:Have you tried using Windows 7 or 8 compatibility modes?

I answer: Never.

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Meh, I'd go with 10. Sure people didn't like Win 8...ist was needlessly different and poorly implemented. But Win 10 is fine once you disable the spying bits.

I have never used Win 8,frankly speaking,i don't know much about it.

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@cikame said:

If you're playing modern games Windows 10 shouldn't be the thing causing the crashing, i play quite a lot of older games on it too without much issue.

Which game?How long have you been playing?Is it the latest version of Windows 10?

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@hermes said:

If you are playing modern games with modern computers, Windows 10 is the only option to make sure you are taking full advantage of your hardware.

I recently changed from 7 to 10 and I am quite happy with the results.

So did my Windows 10 (Upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7).But now I have a slight urge to scroll back to Windows 7.

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Windows 10 works, unless you wanna figure out Linux and Wine.

In my opinion,Microsoft is better than them (Linux and Wine)

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@tds418 said:

Trick question, answer is Mac ;)

Mac! Apple's products are too expensive for me to consider.

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As far as I know, Windows 10 would serve well for games compared to rest of them.

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I am using Windows 10 for gaming.

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#18  Edited By Casepb

I know this is a month old, but if you're still crashing it's likely not the fault of Win 10 and more to do with hardware possibly failing you. I've been using Win 10 for years now with no problems at all relating to the OS. A few years back I was having BSOD while playing online games and it was because of my ethernet port on my motherboard was going bad.

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Windows 7 by a long shot, IMO. It's stable and steady and not buggy like W8 and W10.

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If you're doing in-place upgrades from major versions then you're probably gonna wind up with driver issues. I'd recommend getting the latest drives for your stuff and the most up-to-date copy of Windows 10 and doing a fresh install. If it isn't already, also move your Windows install to a separate drive from all your other stuff.

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This is an eleven month old thread bumped by what looks like a bot.

...but I messed with Lutris and Proton a lot earlier this year and it felt pretty cool playing modern games on Linux without much hassle and with performance similar to a Windows 10 machine. It doesn't work for most multiplayer games - no Siege or Valorant - but the majority of single player games will run on it. Windows 10 is still a far easier experience, it was just pretty cool to realize that yes, you can leave Windows behind and still have a hell of a lot of modern, popular games to play.

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#25  Edited By zoofame

Yeah this thread is basically moot now that Windows 7 is about six months past end-of-life so it is a massive security risk to run outside of a VM. I never made the jump to 10 myself, too many nightmares of updates bricking my family's computers that were running perfectly fine on 7 for a decade. Plus all the awful malware that comes stock with Windows no matter how many settings and registry entries you try to change, it's clear that MS owns your computer now and you just get to use it when they deign to allow it.

I will say just because you've had a flawless experience with an OS that someone is having issues with, it doesn't mean the fault lies with someone's ability or hardware. "Works on my machine" is a really shitty thing to perpetuate.

If you're willing to give Linux a try, I will strongly recommend Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I run it with the KDE desktop (Kubuntu) just because I like the look and feel better than the default GTK. Steam has made it dead simple to run games that don't have a native Linux port with its built-in Proton (a fork of Wine that eschews the horrific user experience of setting up Wine). I just check protondb to see how a particular game is running for people on different setups before I buy. That's really the only difference these days unless Tim Sweeney puts on his Lucy costume and snatches the football away at the last second, then you gotta wait a year.