My hard drive died on my laptop workstation. I just picked up a new 250GB SSD drive to replace the old drive. Since I am starting from scratch I was wondering if there were any opinions, and I know there are plenty of them here, about whether I should install Win 7 or Win 8?
I already have Win 8 on the kids laptops and on my Surface. So I am familiar with some of the pros and cons from the UI standpoint. I would like to know if there are performance differences between the two OS for Solid Edge?
Since Desktop Mode is pretty much unchanged from Win 7, and that's what SE runs in, either should work well. I have heard that 8.1 might be advantageous as it can be configured to start in Desktop Mode if you wish it. Just make sure whichever OS you choose it is the x64 version.
Personally, I would go for 8.1 just to be as current as possible but I will caveat it with the fact that I have yet to run SE on Windows 8 or 8.1.
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I'm not a classic Solid Edge user but I do develop for Solid Edge on Windows 8 and have not had any issues. Regarding booting to desktop and the classic start menu, I have used Start8 from day one and absolutely love it.