Windows 10: Windows 7 or 10 which is best for Gaming ?

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  1. Posts : 5
    windows 10 PRO 64bit
       29 Jan 2017 #1

    Windows 7 or 10 which is best for Gaming ?


    Which is better windows 7 or windows 10 for gaming???

    RAM=2 gb

    plz help...
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  2.    29 Jan 2017 #2

    Hi there.

    From personal experience Windows 10 is a better performer for games. However you are rather limited with just 2gb of RAM. Windows 7 and 10 have the same requirements.

    How old is your machine and could you think about adding more memory, it would really help.
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  3. Posts : 5
    windows 10 PRO 64bit
    Thread Starter
       29 Jan 2017 #3

    1 years old i think, and ok thanks a lot!!!:)
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  4.    29 Jan 2017 #4

    Glad to have helped. I would try for adding another 2gb at least.
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  5. Posts : 605
    Windows 10 Home SL 64-bit, v1803
       29 Jan 2017 #5

    4GB isn't even the bare minimum. It's 8GB.
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  6.    02 Feb 2017 #6

    RoasterMen said: View Post
    4GB isn't even the bare minimum. It's 8GB.
    At least, it is if you plan on playing anything designed in the last 3-5 years. I cannot believe a system purchased new a year ago would only have 2GB RAM. Even the crappy Lenovo mini PC's for under $200 come with 4GB, and they can barely run anything.

    IIRC, Win10 uses less memory overhead than Win7 does, but either way, your're looking at not enough free RAM to play just about any title that is at the level of Minecraft or better with only 2GB.
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  7.    02 Feb 2017 #7

    Sure the OP isn't confusing Vram with actual ram?
    Full specs might be a good idea.
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  8. Posts : 605
    Windows 10 Home SL 64-bit, v1803
       05 Feb 2017 #8

    SylenThunder said: View Post
    At least, it is if you plan on playing anything designed in the last 3-5 years. I cannot believe a system purchased new a year ago would only have 2GB RAM. Even the crappy Lenovo mini PC's for under $200 come with 4GB, and they can barely run anything.

    IIRC, Win10 uses less memory overhead than Win7 does, but either way, your're looking at not enough free RAM to play just about any title that is at the level of Minecraft or better with only 2GB.
    Minecraft isn't always "More RAM the better" I've seen some systems with i7 4770k struggling to run that game maxed out.
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    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB N 1607 x64
       07 Feb 2017 #9

    Windows 7 is better if you care more about the total overall # of games that will work. But Windows 10 is usually a bit better if you care more about gaming performance.

    There are a lot of games that have DRM like SecuROM, SafeDisc, StarForce, etc, and these games either don't work with 10 or are a real pain to get working, requiring workarounds and files of dubious origin to bypass the DRM. Microsoft blocked most of these DRMs, labelling them as a security risk.

    Also keep in mind that games that are DirectX 12-exclusive will only work in 10, but not 7.

    As for gaming performance differences between 7 and 10, the difference is minimal or non-existent in most cases. In many cases a particular game may run better in 7 but not so well in 10.

    Another thing to remember is that your hardware will be the biggest determining factor in what games you can play, not so much which version of Windows you're using.

    In practice, almost every game I've tried on 10 has run with few or no issues, although some needed workarounds. I would say the move to 10 has been worth it for the most part (not to mention that my current hardware isn't entirely compatible with 7 because my hardware is relatively new, and a few specific drivers aren't available for 7, I've already tried).
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  10.    07 Feb 2017 #10

    I prefer 10 because it finds all of my hardware without me loading anything. Only thing I manually install a driver for is my video card.
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