1. Makm's Avatar
    Hi. I am currently using Windows 7 32 bit os in my pc, now I wanna upgrade to a 64 bit os, and i wanna try out the Windows 8 for the first time. Now my main question is should I upgrade to Windows 8.1 or should I only upgrade to Windows 8? Plz help me decide guys... And should I directly upgrade to Windows 8.1 before installing windows 8 (if i can)?

    Additional info: I frequently use softwares like Adobe Photoshop cs6 and i also use my pc for video editing, and im a hardcore gamer!
    06-06-2014 03:09 AM
  2. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    If you don't have a touchscreen, I recommend going for Win8.1. If you do have a touchscreen, I'd still tell you to go for Win8.1!

    Point is, 8.1 solves a lot of perceived problems in Win8.
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    06-06-2014 03:13 AM
  3. Kaushik Banerjee's Avatar
    Upgrade to a windows 8.1 pro or enterprise version...its a lot user friendly UI and feature packed Os.. Moreover the issues regarding mouse and other synptics pointing devices and various other performance issues got fixed and Microsoft seems to end support for win 8....but no official declaration has been made...hence go for 8.1 you wont regret it 😊
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    06-06-2014 04:12 AM
  4. desosav's Avatar
    yes, you should. Actually you should upgrade to 8.1 update1. Microsoft made huge improvements
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    06-06-2014 04:16 AM
  5. Makm's Avatar
    Wow, cool. Thanks everyone for helping me out :) Can't wait to install 8.1 in the next week!
    Is there anything that i should know as a first user? Any tips, advises?...
    06-06-2014 07:05 AM
  6. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I recommend to learn keyboard shortcuts by heart.

    That's the best advice I can give you at this point, considering that I know so little of your setup.
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    06-06-2014 07:41 AM
  7. mjrtoo's Avatar
    Yes, 8.1 update has improved mouse usability a lot.
    06-06-2014 07:42 AM
  8. Makm's Avatar
    I recommend to learn keyboard shortcuts by heart.

    That's the best advice I can give you at this point, considering that I know so little of your setup.

    Ya i think thats a good idea since i dont have any touch screens :) But is the OS too complicated to use for ppl like...my mother? :/ :P
    06-06-2014 08:07 AM
  9. portalfocus's Avatar
    Of course!
    06-06-2014 08:11 AM
  10. Cryio's Avatar
    Do you have at least a Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon x64? Do you have at least 1 GB of ram? Do you have at least a Pixel Shader 3 capable GPU, like a GeForce 6 ot a X1000 ATI?

    Then yes, by all means, install Windows 8.1 Update 1 x64 and enjoy an optimized OS.
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    06-06-2014 08:16 AM
  11. Cryio's Avatar
    But is the OS too complicated to use for ppl like...my mother? :/ :P
    It's basically Windows 7. You just need to tell your mother where the Shut Down Button is. It's not hard.

    My mom barely knows anything about how to use a PC yet she uses a laptop for 3 years now for watching movies and browsing the internet. She learned where the shut down button was very easy.

    That's it.
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    06-06-2014 08:20 AM
  12. Makm's Avatar
    Do you have at least a Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon x64? Do you have at least 1 GB of ram? Do you have at least a Pixel Shader 3 capable GPU, like a GeForce 6 ot a X1000 ATI?

    Then yes, by all means, install Windows 8.1 Update 1 x64 and enjoy an optimized OS.

    CPU: Intel Pentium Dual core E5700 (3ghz)
    GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB
    RAM: 4GB DDR3
    Motherboard: Gigabyte G41 M combo

    So yes im pretty sure my pc will support a 64 bit os :)
    06-06-2014 08:27 AM
  13. Cryio's Avatar
    So yes im pretty sure my pc will support a 64 bit os :)
    You'll run Windows 8.1 like a boss. Out of curiosity, what are you running now?
    06-06-2014 10:56 AM
  14. Makm's Avatar
    You'll run Windows 8.1 like a boss. Out of curiosity, what are you running now?

    Haha thanks :D

    You mean what OS I am running now? Im currently running win 7 32 bit.
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    06-06-2014 11:01 AM

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