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I would definitely prefer to have 7 over 8 or 8.1
Seems like I heard somewhere that there was a performance difference between the two. Can't remember which way or how much though.
 

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Seems like I heard somewhere that there was a performance difference between the two. Can't remember which way or how much though.
I'm betting on 8.1 ;)
 
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I am about to find out as soon as I get the time to switch my 8350 rig over to win 8.1. Everything else is in place to make the swap.
 
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I am of the belief that 8 and 8.1 are better at just about everything from gaming to Crunching due to the streamlining of the OS. Still not much of a fan of Metro but, 8.1 did provide a better Search function, over the crappy 8 version....BLAH, BLAH.

My favorite part, aided by the 24GB SSD Cache on this thing, is the boot time! Even w/ a 5400rpm spinner, this thing kills the boot time on 7 and both of my linux boxes!!

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I have 8.1 with a start menu on my ole C2D laptop and it performs much better than Win 7 did on it. Boots quicker, runs games better, and overall quicker.
 
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Seems like I heard somewhere that there was a performance difference between the two. Can't remember which way or how much though.

Boinc benchmark. Single thread.
 
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Also, if your a current student you can enroll for Dreamspark:

https://www.dreamspark.com/Default.aspx

If your college or university is enrolled in the Microsoft Dreamspark program the students can register for an account with their .edu email and get free software and training.
Thanks signed up and found my school. Got Windows 8.1 and 7 at no cost
 

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Was it 8.1 embedded?
 
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Nice! Your university subscribes to the premium service. :peace:
 
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My thanks for that post isn't for what you think it's for. When I saw your post, I figured I'd try to register there with my college email. Well guess what?


Thank You :toast:
 

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My thanks for that post isn't for what you think it's for. When I saw your post, I figured I'd try to register there with my college email. Well guess what?


Thank You :toast:
Yep, that is the same one my university offers. Just the standard. LOL. Still, 8.1 embedded is pretty much the same, from what I have read.
 
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Still, 8.1 embedded is pretty much the same, from what I have read.
I'm going to find out. The copy of 8.1 on my laptop is not activated and I don't have a code, so here goes nothing.
 
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Nice! Your university subscribes to the premium service. :peace:
I'm pretty sure they would have since their suppose to be the best Tech school in the USA lol
 

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I'm going to find out. The copy of 8.1 on my laptop is not activated and I don't have a code, so here goes nothing.

Yea! Let us know on that bro.
 
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Yea! Let us know on that bro.
starting on it right now

edit: seems to be installing like a regular version of 8.1. I've already reformatted my HD and I'm now installing Windows
 
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That's so friggin rad. Free Windows.
 

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starting on it right now

edit: seems to be installing like a regular version of 8.1. I've already reformatted my HD and I'm now installing Windows
Did you try activating your laptop with the embedded key?
 
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Sweet Barbaric!

I too have the embedded key and want to install regular 8.1 pro on a system. Nice to know that key works to activate the regular pro version!

Wait, that is showing that it is 8.1 embedded? Is that how it activated?