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Windows 7: Want the speed of XP back in some older Games?

19 Apr 2010   #1
espionage724

Windows 7 Professional 32-Bit
 
 
Want the speed of XP back in some older Games?

You can install Graphics Drivers from Windows XP in Windows 7 (manually).

Disadvantages
- No Aero
- No WDDM
- No Usermode drivers (which are slower anyway)

Advantages
- Kernel mode drivers (speed)
- Speed

This may or may not help though depending on the card. For most Intel cards, this will for sure help out.


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19 Apr 2010   #2
Heroxoot

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Will that really work?
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 Want the speed of XP back in some older Games?




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