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What is the most stable version of windows 10?

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by A Stranger In The World, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. A Stranger In The World

    A Stranger In The World New Member

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    Hi guys, i'm currently running windows 10 version 1809 updated with latest builds.

    I'm running this version since between 3-6 months (as i did re-installation like 3 times during this time).

    Anyways, i don't like this version, i'm having many issues with, that's why i posted here to ask you people about the most stable version of windows 10 among all its versions released since the 1st launch till now.

    I need to have a stable version with the least amount of issues, and with least consumption of RAM (if possible), some friends told me to try 1607 and some others said 1709, but i don't know the best choice, so i hope for some help from you guys to determine the best version from those, i will mention also my system specs to help me decide the most compatible one for my hardware, i will use it for gaming most of the time.

    HINT: i don't want to see any replies suggesting 1809 again or even the newest one 1903, as those are not stable at all and have issues.

    My system specifications:

    - CPU: Core i5 8400.
    - Motherboard: GIGABYTE B360 AORUS Gaming 3 (BIOS Version: F3).
    - RAM: 16GB (2x8GB).
    - GPU: GTX 1070 ti.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    So you are gaming on your system most of the time, refusing to install latest build and wanting to downgrade. Ok then, get a w7 and make sure you tap that classic button that looks like w98.
     
  3. BuildeR2

    BuildeR2 Ancient Guru

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    This is a difficult question to answer, and one that I've struggled with over the last year or so. Given all the variables, like driver version, CPU microcode (fixes on or off) and monitor.

    Basically what I've been doing until recently, is staying on the oldest version of Windows 10 that lets me play the games I wish to play. What I mean by that are the MS games like Forza and Gears, which require certain builds of the OS (1607 and 1703, I think) to play. Other than that, the 18xx builds gave me some wicked network connectivity issues, so I avoided them altogether and I'm currently testing out 1903 on a spare SSD.

    A few more notes, when I was on 1703 for the last year or so I was using driver version 399.24 since the 400 series have a crash/lock up issue with Gears 4. I also had all the extra stuff like Game Bar and Game Mode disabled. This combination (1703 + 399.24) was great for gaming but not so much for HDR games and movies. Apparently many driver sets don't correctly passthrough HDR (https://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=176013), so depending on your monitor this may or may not be a concern.

    All that being said, I'm having a surprisingly good experience on a fresh install of 1903. I haven't touched or disabled a thing, and other than the LatencyMon spikes all over the internet, my games are running fine and HDR movies work fine with driver 430.97. If you can provide some more details as to what screen you are using and whether or not things like HDR, G-sync or FSE are important we may be able to help more.

    TL : DR - I can personally recommend Windows 10 1703 with Nvidia drivers 399.24
     
  4. TaskMaster

    TaskMaster Maha Guru

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    With the latest version of windows 10, I have 0 issues doing anything and I mainly play games.
     

  5. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Windows has to cover and offer stability over a huge base of different computer configurations.
    Windows 10 wants to cover that, but we all know how it is.
    As a stable Windows 10 version, one could try the LTSC version, but it's a nightmare when it comes to actually pay for it and have it licensed.
    One small trick: you reactivate it at each 90 days , then revert to the image of the first install...
    For many clients I've downgraded to Windows 8.1 and smooth sail and happy gaming.
    But this is only one opinion, you choose whatever you decide it's best for you.
     
  6. LocoDiceGR

    LocoDiceGR Ancient Guru

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    1903 or Install windows XP , very stable system for the latest hardware. :D:rolleyes:
     
  7. A Stranger In The World

    A Stranger In The World New Member

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    My current monitor i have is: Samsung S24D330H

    But using an old driver, is something not good, because newer games right now require more advanced and newer drivers, so staying with an older drive, don't think its a good option for me.

    So i think version 1703 will not be a good option if it has some limitations and issues as you mentioned above from your experience, i also totally agree about 18XX versions as i'm already running 1809 and having issues like gaming crashes and BSODs related more to ntoskrnl & ntkrnlmp, i have no much experience about this if they're called latency problems that you meant with the newest 1903, i don't know exactly, but all demanding games got crashes even if my specs can run them smoothly, for example Just Cause 4, i can run it at highest graphics with no problem at all, very very smooth gaming 60 FPS, my RAM usage doesn't exceed 30% and CPU also, however it got crashed most of the time or you can say ALWAYS !!

    So What about version 1607 or 1709? do you think they can do a better job?? or which version exactly do you mostly recommend for me??
     
  8. A Stranger In The World

    A Stranger In The World New Member

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    Just a small note: My motherboard doesn't support windows 7, XP is out of date right now, and no gaming support it.
     
  9. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Did you properly configure your bios settings ? or check if some settings is the cause of your problems ?
     
  10. Chastity

    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    1903 has become a much happier experience when they released the updated microcode and mitigation patch. Latency issues dissolved away. Exclusive fullscreen working much better than 180x series. 1903 can be a great experience if you make sure you update your drivers to ones updated for the edition.
     

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    Amaze Ancient Guru

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    That does seem to be the case. I only ran a quick test just now after updating, but no latency issues detected.
     
  12. Apparatus

    Apparatus Master Guru

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    I doubt that your issues(bsod and crashes) are related to the version of windows you are using.
    I think that you should put everything to default(if o/ced),
    and run some stability tests
    or/and the system file checker(sfc /scannow) for any corrupted system files.

    In my opinion 1903 is the best version, but I did not have a single issue with both 1703 and 1809
     

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