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Microsoft stops supporting DirectX in WIndows 7, no more updates.



  • wrightstufwrightstuf Carlsbad, CAPosts: 659Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Mothanos
    No problem just pirate microsoft like a pro, been doing that for the past 10 years with succes.
    Never ever had a single problem.
    Only pay money for the good stuff, never pay money when it aint worth it.

    Wait, you're saying that if you like something you'll pay for it, but if you dont you'll steal it? So, do you steal it first to see if its good and then pay for it?

  • DraronDraron A town in, KYPosts: 993Member
    Originally posted by Rodentofdoom
    Nature of the OS? The only difference from Windows 7 to 8 (if you use it only for the Desktop) is the start screen is just a full-screened menu. Your getting better frames, battery life, better security, faster boot times, etc for upgrading. It easily outweighs the con of a full screen start menu that can be modded back to the Windows 7 menu.

    Battery Life ???

    I use a PC, I don't give a f*^k about some scrubs crappy laptop/tablet shitty battery up-time timer/charge rate.

    Cool story. Notice all the other examples I gave then.

    It seems most on this topic uses "Windows 8 sucks" without giving any real reasons. Get Windows 8, unpin all the apps from the start menu, pin the things you had pinned to the start screen in W7/XP and there ya go. No extra clicks to do anything while getting a faster OS.

  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,694Member Uncommon
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    ya, way to make a stand! I hope you own a business so I can call your stuff crappy and just steal it while feeling justified.

  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,694Member Uncommon
    Can't wait until Windows 9 gets rid of the desktop all together!

  • NevulusNevulus Miami Beach, FLPosts: 1,288Member Uncommon

    Win 8, I took the plunge and upgraded. I do not see what all the hype is about.

    It works fine, boots up fasters, shuts down faster, increased security. I even updated my Alienware 17 inch laptop to win8 with no problem at all other than a few Nvidia 3d vision hiccups.

    I have my SOE games and Steam games all running fine. I've actually noticed an improved frame rate on some old games such as eq2. People over react, jump on a soapbox and begin to scream "end of days" over anything it seems. I even modded win 8 to boot up straight into desktop. It acts just as good, if not better, than win 7 so far.

    My only complaint is that the more I play with the new Start dashboard, the more I like it. I wish they made it easier to navigate WITHOUT a touch screen/pad. For example if I was able to click and drag the dashboard around, it would make life all the more better. I'm actually starting to like it a lot. Maybe I will spend a few bucks on a touch screen monitor.

  • EvolvedMonkyEvolvedMonky Tulsa, OKPosts: 549Member

    I hate tablets... I honestly dont get them. The only purpose i see is maybe surfing the net while taking a sh*t but i can wait till im done no need to spend and 100 for that.


    Maybe im just getting old.  


    Ive went from 95 to xp to 7  Never had trouble not playing a game since 3dfx went out a buisness God i hated that glide bs.

    OpenGL needs to get back in the game. 

  • daltaniousdaltanious waPosts: 2,299Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by denshing
    This is TOTAL BS. They want to support win8 that failed so badly, that they will completely abandon the very good win7... Look, win8 is NOT A TABLET. Not only that, it is a very inconvenient interface that is not streamlined for multi-tasking at all, with plenty of obsticals to getting to things you want to get done. Now what happens when video games come out that don't support the latest Win7 DirectX?? Even if you have a beast of a machine that is a million times better than Windows 8, you won't be able to play them! This is horrible. I hate Microsoft now. I'm switching to linux.

    I agree in all with you but last sentence. You are not. If you want to play mmo and other games. :-)

  • LordRhysLordRhys SPLENDORA, TXPosts: 6Member Uncommon

    If your system doesn't have a touch screen you don't even need to worry about DX 11.1, it mainly revolves around touch capability, it's part of what drives the new smartbox tech they're pushing where your phone or tablet can assist your xbox games.

    PC game users won't have to worry about it, next version we will be looking for will be DX 12 which will probably be on Win8 and Win9

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