Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 both are creations of Microsoft Company. Both of these operating systems are very popular and successful in the market. But there are slight differences in both operating systems. Windows 7 was firstly introduced in the year 2009. The aero style interface was debuted in the version of Windows 7 by Microsoft. People love to use this stylish window and are still using it instead of newer versions of operating systems by the Microsoft as Windows 8 and Window 8.1. The updating process for Windows XP is stopped by Microsoft, so now you will need to choose a suitable OS for fulfilling your needs. In this article, we will compare each aspect of both Windows 7 and Windows 8 carefully so that you can choose the one best for your needs.

  • Applications Compatibility

For every forward and backward application for games and software, they are completely compatible with Windows 7. The eye catching design makes it perfect. On the other hand, Windows 8.1 is an update for Windows 8, if you are running Windows 8, then you can install updates of Windows 8.1 from Store. You can also install this version separately if you don’t have installed Windows 8 previously. This version of windows is compatible with most of the applications, but many people shifted from Windows 8.1 or Windows 8 to Windows 7. There are some games which are not compatible with Windows 8.1 but the (Frame Per Second) FPS in Windows 8.1 is more than Windows 7.

  • Features

Operating systems turn into valuable assets when they come with handy built-in tools. There are plenty of softwares available in Windows 7 that were not present in Windows Vista. There is a built-in defender in both operating systems. On the other hand, Windows 8.1 comes with charm screen with some built-in apps included like Xbox Music and Games, News App, Photo App and Mail app along with many other useful apps. As comparison with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have more features as compared with Windows 7.

  • Boot Time

The boot time is less for Windows 8.1 as compared with Windows 7. The booting process not only depends upon the quantity of RAM in the system, but on the Operating System. Windows 7 take 10 to 18 seconds for restarting your system while Windows 8 can restart in 5 to 8 seconds in a system having 2GB of RAM.

  • Security

There are built-in firewalls exists in both of these operating systems for protecting your system from hacking and threats. Both of the OS versions have automatic update features.

  • Conclusion

If you are a gamer, then you should run Windows 7 in your system while on the other hand if you are a businessman, then Windows 8.1 is best for you as it has more features then Windows 7.