Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Microsoft says no DirectX 11.1 for 7 users

11 Nov 2012   #1
indianacarnie

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Microsoft says no DirectX 11.1 for 7 users

Seems Redmond is using more strongarm tactics to sell Win8. Who would have thunk it?

Read more here: No DirectX 11.1 for Windows 7 Users - Softpedia


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Nov 2012   #2
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

What a horrible move, many people are using 7 and don't want to upgrade to 8.(which in my opinion looks crippled) I assume newer games will still work with dx11.0 though since 11.1 doesnt sound major.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2012   #3
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Micro$not seems bound and determined to drive customers away from Windows.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


11 Nov 2012   #4
kirakun2

Windows 7 Home Basic OEM
 
 

That's bad considering win7 is an excellent OS, shame they are that intent on shifting to win8, MS is starting to get on my nerves.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2012   #5
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Seems That Way

Lady Fitz
They may drive them away but it won't necessarily be to Windows 8. How about open like some form of Linux. I am already considering it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2012   #6
Markmental

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

i was using linux for the past two years (explains my inactivity on this forum) and I would keep it if it wasnt for my games,a lot of my apps and visual c++ if WINE runs close to every windows program perfectly im switching back. but i doubt that will happen soon. i will probably have to buy windows 8 this christmas
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2012   #7
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

At some point the MUST rethink their marketing strategy. If Win8 don't works as they want they will be forced to do so, or everyone will stop upgrading their systems.

MS already has the Vista experience where everyone favored XP, I doubt they want another similar failure, and it seems that 8 is going to be the next Vista.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2012   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Microsoft will use every dirty trick in the book to try to get people off of Windows 7 and on to Windows 8. This is just the beginning. A few bad Windows 7 Updates and a story that Windows 8 doesn't have this kind of problem is in the future.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2012   #9
Burgurne

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 retail
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Microsoft will use every dirty trick in the book to try to get people off of Windows 7 and on to Windows 8. This is just the beginning. A few bad Windows 7 Updates and a story that Windows 8 doesn't have this kind of problem is in the future.
Not even wth Vista did they use this dirty trick, but the DirectX trick they did allright.
So far none of us own a DX 11.1 graphic card, and we still have to see if it is a rare product like ATI's Dx10.1 was, or if it really does matter in later games.

Microsoft, WE DO NOT WANT YOUR WINDOWS 8 IN ITS PRESENT FORM!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Nov 2012   #10
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Burgurne View Post
Not even wth Vista did they use this dirty trick, but the DirectX trick they did allright.
So far none of us own a DX 11.1 graphic card, and we still have to see if it is a rare product like ATI's Dx10.1 was, or if it really does matter in later games.
Speaking of AMD, a Radeon HD 7970 is a DX11.1 card.

Not much out there to exploit that, yet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Microsoft says no DirectX 11.1 for 7 users




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Microsoft will reveal DirectX 12 later this month
Read more at: Microsoft will reveal DirectX 12 later this month | The Verge
News
Help Microsoft DirectX
A fresh install windows 7 64 bit sp1. Windows 7 64bit sp1 has a built in Directx 11... but i think some games need different directx. Right? I use the Microsoft Web installer http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35 And let it update but i got error when installing it.
Software
Max payne 2 requires a Microsoft DirectX 9.0 compatible display adapte
Hi I have the Max Payne 2 (original 2 cd ). I install the game. Then i go to run the game and the problem is : I download DirectX 9 and i can't install because : . After that i do right click in Max Payne2.exe Properties --> Compatibility --> Run this program in compatibility mode...
Gaming
Microsoft DirectX 11 downloaded files?
I had downloaded Microsoft Direct X 11 from website. It contains 147 rar files. I do not know how to take use of it or install it on my system if I require to do so. Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated. thanks in advance akbagaria
Software
DirectX issue - setup has detected that one or more directx component
I'm having an issue where i can't reinstall directx from the latest redist on Win7 Pro x64. When i goto run the setup i just get 'setup has detected that one or more directx component files in-use by an application' then i'm forced to exit the installer. Can anyone help to resolve this??...
Graphic Cards
Microsoft Lifecam users beware
I have a Microsoft Lifecam VX-7000. When I had the RC, the disc that came with it didn't work, until I found out that I needed the 3.0 software. You can find this on google. Hope this helps some people.
Hardware & Devices

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 18:30.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App