Which windows 7 or 8 to buy for Dec. 2013 Imac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by trans-olsx, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. trans-olsx macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2013
    using bootcamp.
    No gaming and no heavy computing or video,etc.
    I have no previous versions of Windows on disk.
  2. Airforcekid macrumors 65816


    Sep 29, 2008
    United States of America
    I would go with windows 7 still has long term support most businesses etc are using it and windows 8 is a mess to me I run it in a VM issue free. You can download both isos online and run them without activating them for 30 days to see which you prefer.
  3. Dopeyman macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2005
    Los Angeles!
    If you don't plan on doing any gaming or heavy video, why not run VM software instead of bootcamp?
  4. alksion macrumors 68000


    Sep 10, 2010
    Los Angeles County
    I run Windows 8.1 Pro with Start 8. Used Windows 7 before and wouldn't look back for personal use. However, at work, I wouldn't take anything other than Wndows 7.

    To answer your question. It may be safer to just got with 7 for now.
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004
    Since you don't mention your use there is no way to really make a recommendation. Do you even really need Windows?

    Anyways, I'd just get Windows 8.1. It is the most recent version and the way Windows is heading. So you may as well get used to it sooner rather than later.

    Getting Windows 7 is pointless. That's the past while Windows 8 is the foreseeable future.

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