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When is Windows 8 Coming Out?

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Just curious but when is Windows 8 coming out?  Should I wait for it for just get Windows 7 for my new PC?  Also 32 bit Windows or 64 Bit should I get?
asked 7 years ago in Windows by Chen Chung (410 points)

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Right now Windows 8 release date rumor seems to be in August of 2012 since the beta version is supposed to be out maybe around October of this year.  So yeah you probably want to stick with Windows 7 for now unless you are willing to wait a year.

As for Windows 7 32 bit or 64 bit- it depends on how much RAM you are going to be running and how much backwards compatibility you are looking for in terms of drivers.  Personally I've encounter a fair amount of hardware that do not have Win7 X64 drivers but do have ones for 32 bit Win7 available.  With a system of 4 gigs of RAM or more you would need Windows 64 bit to be able to see all of it.

Since you seem to be looking for a lower price PC with probably 2 gigs of RAM, Windows 7 32 bit is probably a solid choice.
answered 7 years ago by Dave (1,070 points)

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