Bootcamp, get Windows 8.1 or 7?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Shivetya, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    Ordered a new iMac (512G SSD) where I will give the Windows partition about 150g. My question is, go with 7 or 8.1 for Windows? Strictly for gaming. I will not be running any form of VM
  2. IA64 macrumors 6502

    Nov 8, 2013
    I have the same concern. I am sure that Windows 8.1 is smoother than 7 as per my PC performance.

    But does Bootcamp support Windows 8.1 ? I think not yet.
  3. byuister macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2013
    Go for 7, less bugs, more stable and equal gaming performance as 8/8.1.
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    I vote 8.1. Its faster and more stable than 7 in my experience.
  5. Michael Goff macrumors G5

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    My vote is 8.1.

    I had it on Bootcamp for a while, it works.
  6. 2Turbo macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2011
    Windows 8.1 is the ONLY way to go for gaming. Much better performance (FPS).
  7. LiquidSpikes macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2007
    Everett, WA
    I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro, Windows 8 worked fine, Windows 8.1 royally broke Bluetooth and Wifi support, Wifi works now but I have been unable to get bluetooth to work since the upgrade to 8.1.

    Bootcamp may not be officially supported on 8.1 but it works for the most part.

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