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Windows 7: DirectX 12 will not be supported by Windows 7

08 Dec 2014   #11
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
MS dumped Live Hotmail in favor of their new Outlook.com not express which also knocked out Live Messenger in favor of Skype. That's the new option for a live messaging service you contend with now. I lost a few contacts unforunately when that all came about.

As for DX12 I think the hardest will be for those still running Vista not so much for 7 since that's still kind of within the three version window where progression is concerned as far as the change from Legacy to NTFS. As far WLM that ended up being dumped in favor of the changes they were seeing made with W8 and Metro Apps as well as a new form of Outlook while still maintaining existing WLM accounts that had to undergo the necessary changes.
Night Hawk
I wasn't talking about the web based email. See you can download a program called windows live email for windows 7 but Microsoft also has had web based emails called hotmail, live and now called outlook.

My concern is they continue supporting Microsoft Security essentials, Internet explorer, Windows Media player, Silverlight (Amazon uses that) player after January 2015 until extended support ends for windows 7.


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08 Dec 2014   #12
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

They dropped WMPlayer with 8! There may not be anything but a newer WMP 14 since 13 was an option not included with 8. MS felt there were too many other players available when deciding that. As for the MS Security Essentials that is mainly for those that do not have a regular av program they use already and while able to clean many bugs off is still lacking.

Silver Light won't have any worries there! Each every other new vendor results in seeling a prompt for the newer version of that it seems. As for IE the latest versions still work on Vista but not on XP since that is now considered dead issue. Vista will be the next to go in a year's time from this point. I suspect IE 12 or 13 to be the last that will run on the previous version as that will be off of the supported list.
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09 Dec 2014   #13
RBS7

windows 7 & 8
 
 

From what I have read, there is a good deal of controversy surrounding DirectX 12, as to it's speed, actual quality improvements, actual usefulness in power needed to run it. As always, even when it does come out, it usually takes the gaming industry 3-4 years to embrace it.

So overall, for it not being available in Windows 7, doesn't concern me in the least.

It isn't a "Game Changer", tee hee, did I just make funny?
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09 Dec 2014   #14
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

You can always choose to stick with DX11 which the present DX on here. There were some issues when DX10 first came out however that needed to be addressed mainly due to the change of technologies seen with video cards. With ATI and later early on with AMD buying ATI out there were some issues with several updates at the time showing DX10 wasn't even at fault.

Likewise you can expect that some would still run into some eventual problems once 12 is available which it likely will for 7 since 7 will still be in the support cycle for some time to come until 2020. It's usually the combination of things that have to be meshed correctly whenever something new is out.
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10 Dec 2014   #15
Jody Thornton

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Sounds like (judging from this thread) that IE 11 will also be the end of the line for Windows 7 as well.
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10 Dec 2014   #16
groze

W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
Sounds like (judging from this thread) that IE 11 will also be the end of the line for Windows 7 as well.
Jody Thornton.
That not supporting windows until the extended support ends. Even Oem's expect that. That what we in part paid for when people purchase a computer. Should we ask Microsoft for a partial refund of what we paid for the computer if Microsoft stop complexly supporting IE 11?
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10 Dec 2014   #17
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
Sounds like (judging from this thread) that IE 11 will also be the end of the line for Windows 7 as well.
That's not likely at all. IE 10 was the last newer version XP would see while I would expect IE12 will still go on Vista for another year or so when that version is the next to go well before 7!
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10 Dec 2014   #18
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
Sounds like (judging from this thread) that IE 11 will also be the end of the line for Windows 7 as well.
That's not likely at all. IE 10 was the last newer version XP would see while I would expect IE12 will still go on Vista for another year or so when that version is the next to go well before 7!

Wrong.

Xp latest/last internet explorer was version 8.
Vista latest/last internet explorer version is 9.
Windows 7 last internet explorer version is/will be 11.

(reason is 10 was so buggy Microsoft had to come out with 11 to fix the issues with 10)

Windows 8 will have support until internet explorer 12.
windows 10 will have support until internet explorer 13.

See the pattern?
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10 Dec 2014   #19
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Actually I was thinking about Vista rather then XP which will now be going soon enough anyways as it proceeded 7 in the MS order of progression. Why won't Internet Explorer 10 run on Windows Vista? | ZDNet

Back in 2009 most of us knew the day would eventually come for 7 once MS got back on it's 3yr. schedule of things. But who would have foreseen Metro? being dominate in 8 and 8.1 to follow while 10 will see the return of what people want back the most namely the Start Menu so we will at least have something to look forward to hopefully improved upon by the time 2020 arrives!
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10 Dec 2014   #20
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Night Hawk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jody Thornton View Post
Sounds like (judging from this thread) that IE 11 will also be the end of the line for Windows 7 as well.
That's not likely at all. IE 10 was the last newer version XP would see while I would expect IE12 will still go on Vista for another year or so when that version is the next to go well before 7!

Wrong.

Xp latest/last internet explorer was version 8.
Vista latest/last internet explorer version is 9.
Windows 7 last internet explorer version is/will be 11.

(reason is 10 was so buggy Microsoft had to come out with 11 to fix the issues with 10)

Windows 8 will have support until internet explorer 12.
windows 10 will have support until internet explorer 13.

See the pattern?
That's what i thought, that IE compatible OS/order.

IE 9 is for Vista last browser since nearly three years now? Hopefully still getting cumulative updates.

If the end of support for Seven will go till 2020...Does IE 11 will be dumped faster? Could be hard browsing with IE 11 after year 2018, like most of Websites are leaving already IE 8 and XP for a faster experience browsing....
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