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Windows 7: Should i go back to windows 7?

3 Weeks Ago   #11
Dynentan

Win7
 
 

Well, that sucks. That puts me in a dilemma, use an os that i dont want to use, or be unable to play games.

I see that most games are still compatible with windows 7 though, some even with xp.


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3 Weeks Ago   #12
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dynentan View Post
Well, that sucks. That puts me in a dilemma, use an os that i dont want to use, or be unable to play games.

I see that most games are still compatible with windows 7 though, some even with xp.

As with any new program, if it doesn't state that it's compatible with your current OS, then it's likely not compatible. You've got to consider the program's system requirements.


It's the same with hardware. Intel discontinued support for my Intel motherboard at Win 7. I can perform an install upgrade to Win 10, but it doesn't work very well. A clean install is out of the question, because the all drivers are not available for Win 10.
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3 Weeks Ago   #13
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

There is nothing like a clean install.
If it finds drivers when you downgrade from win 7 to win 10 it will also find drivers on a clean install.
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3 Weeks Ago   #14
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
There is nothing like a clean install.
If it finds drivers when you downgrade from win 7 to win 10 it will also find drivers on a clean install.

I don't think that's the case for all types of drivers. Microsoft included compatibility drivers for older hardware with Win 10, but not all those drivers performed like correct drivers and some drivers were just missing. A clean install didn't download all the required drivers and the result was a less than fully functional system. Even an upgrade install resulted in some loss of hardware features.


If the hardware is not advertised as compatible with Win 10, then it probably isn't.


For older hardware, an upgrade to Win 10 requires hardware upgrades as well for full functionality.
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3 Weeks Ago   #15
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dynentan View Post
My only concern is if i will be able to use my computer for gaming as well as using my programs. If i buy a game sometime in the future, will the game developers still make it compatible with windows 7?
Their user base is going to want win7 support for sure, but the bigger question is DirectX support. DirectX 12 is the current version and microsoft recently announced that due to pressure from game manufacturers they were making it available on windows 7, starting with World of Warcraft. Reading through some links it looks likely it will become available for other games on win7 too. Since there is no DirectX 13, you have to ask yourself how far into the future before there are games that are ONLY compatible with DirectX 13, a product that is not even yet announced? Given that Fortnight just now announced the end of support for DirectX 10, I'm thinking there is a long future of support for games on win7.
Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7
Fortnight ends DirectX 10 support
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3 Weeks Ago   #16
Dynentan

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnhoh View Post
Their user base is going to want win7 support for sure, but the bigger question is DirectX support. DirectX 12 is the current version and microsoft recently announced that due to pressure from game manufacturers they were making it available on windows 7, starting with World of Warcraft. Reading through some links it looks likely it will become available for other games on win7 too. Since there is no DirectX 13, you have to ask yourself how far into the future before there are games that are ONLY compatible with DirectX 13, a product that is not even yet announced? Given that Fortnight just now announced the end of support for DirectX 10, I'm thinking there is a long future of support for games on win7.
Microsoft ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7
Fortnight ends DirectX 10 support

I really hope so. I love windows 7 and i dont want any other OS. I also agree with you, game manufactors are going to lose customers if they only support windows 10. Windows 7 was the last good OS from microsoft, so i think a lot of people are going to stay.
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3 Weeks Ago   #17
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dynentan View Post
I really hope so. I love windows 7 and i dont want any other OS. I also agree with you, game manufactors are going to lose customers if they only support windows 10. Windows 7 was the last good OS from microsoft, so i think a lot of people are going to stay.
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2 Weeks Ago   #18
bobt he builder

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
windows 10 pro terrible

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dolary View Post
I got to the realization that i dont like windows 10. I miss windows 7. I know, they will stop supporting it, but if you got a good antivirus and spyware program, would it still possible to stay on windows 7?

i tried to use it not compatible with many software //i have a microsoft webcam it work at first update came now it dont work it is just one thing after another i can go on an on .... a week trying to get bugs out of it i have used it for 3 months Microsoft are using us as guinea pigs it crashes apps dont work i cant get into microsoft store been back with windows 7 for 3 days now enjoying the net again
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2 Weeks Ago   #19
bobt he builder

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
windows 10 vent

i tried to use it not compatible with many software //i have a microsoft webcam it work at first update came now it dont work it is just one thing after another i can go on an on .... a week trying to get bugs out of it i have used it for 3 months Microsoft are using us as guinea pigs it crashes apps dont work i cant get into microsoft store been back with windows 7 for 3 days now enjoying the net again
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2 Weeks Ago   #20
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

A lot of legacy software can be run in Win 10 simply by changing its compatibility mode to the appropriate OS. Then, Win 10 also has hyper-V which makes running the legacy software easier. Of course, it takes up more of your hard drive (SSD) space.
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