MWEB GameZone writes: "Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will release on 29 July 2015. If you’re still on the fence about upgrading to Windows 10, then we've got everything you need to know in order to make an informed decision."
Does sound tempting to upgrade, but a bit disappointed abt the improved gaming experience.
Indeed, maybe after a few service patches, release updated drivers and games made specifically for DirectX 12 can show a big increase in performance. As a PC gamers im amped to play with my console counterparts though :)
it's free to upgrade. that's all I need to know.
I installed Win 10 and while there were some very cool features it was slower than Win 7 for me at the time. But the biggest deal breaker for me was that my gaming headset didn't have drivers for Win 10 yet so I went back to Win 7. When all my peripherals and software I use have Win 10 support then I'll make the jump.
Agreed, it all looks great besides the performance loss. Hopefully that can be addressed in future updates and stuff and not an inherent issue with the architecture itself..
I would wait to upgrade. I liked most of the changes done in Windows 10 but the tech preview is buggy as hell and I expect the final version to be a little buggy to. Plus the driver support sucks currently for me.
When I updated to build 10130, shit crashed hard, probably 60% of the drivers where incompatible. Spent all night transferring drivers from my desktop to laptop. Project Spartan doesn't even want to work.
Windows 10 is currently my main OS for my laptop and PC and it is freaking good - I love it. I've only encountered small bugs here and there (biggest one being a black screen if I open windows explorer sometimes), but all my games, software and drivers work.
Comparing an Release Candidate vs a live OS is silly to say the least, Drivers wont be nearly as polished. i'll wait till a live vs live comparison is done
It's no secret that drivers have always sucked at launch for new Windows versions, and hardware/peripheral manufacturers don't update because they want you to buy new stuff.
I just want to know if there isn't going to be any compatibility problem with ancient games. Plus, I find it really annoying changing the language of the system every time I want to play a Japanese game.
Very good point on the compatibility issues. I know Windows 7 has a "run in XP compatability mode" option. Windows 10 should have that as well, hopefully!
It has compatibility modes, including 7, 8.1
I've hit a few compatibility issues, but surprisingly with more recent games rather than older ones. Can't play Watch Dogs for example. Perhaps most interesting, I can't play Heroes of the Storm unless I force it into 32bit. Which runs fine as it's hardly a taxing game, but I'm surprised Blizzard are seemingly unaware of the imminent launch of a new OS. Their tech support centre could be in for a busy week if they don't resolve it in time for launch lol.
Really? I run Heroes of the Storm on 64bit without problem. Hearthstone in the other had crashed often for no reason, doesn't even give me an error pop up, it just closes. @edit: it might be a driver though, yesterday Nvidia release a driver which contained some fixes for HoS, can't test it on my laptop since... well is a laptop, doesn't have nvidia. I've been thinking of moving win10 to my desktop, too many bugs, so I don't want to risk it.
Yup I don't really play HotS, but had a look yesterday to confirm it is still crashing. Googled it when I first encountered it a month or 2 back, and there were quite a few results. As I say I don't really play it so I haven't looked into it much, don't know if it's specific to particular hardware or whatever but it's persisted though quite a lot of Windows 10 builds. Totally fine on the same hardware and Windows 8.1.
Have had a couple problems myself with older PC games. STALKER had a couple issues but fixed it.
"I find it really annoying changing the language of the system every time I want to play a Japanese game." Create an AppLocale launcher, then you don't have to change anything.
This seems to be a good idea. Never done it in my Win7 or Win8.1 pcs...
Game recording is a big plus. FRAPS recorded files are MASSIVE and I just dont like the tool at all.
I just cant wait to stream xbox games to PC, I'm sure it won't be any good for shooters or fighting games but stuff like Defense grid 2 will be epic for me.
Anyone interested in recording should really consider an Elgato or something similar, they really are very good.
I'm interested in seeing the quality and file sizes as well. There are tonnes of other solutions available already including free stuff from AMD and nVidia (that covers just about everyone) so it may be somewhat moot, but if it surpasses those tools and trades blows with the myriad paid software it's good. If it's inferior it'll still serve some people just fine as it's native to the OS, and convenient to use. The settings for it are a bit vague and limited.
I will give It some time to see how the operating system works. There is no rush for upgrade.
Waiting might be a good option, u never know what kinda bugs might pop up on release day.
Very useful article, thank you. Looking forward to Windows 10 really.
Well, I'm interested... Just reserved my Windows 10 copy. Hope it really delivers! That's cool of MS for giving it away free during its first year.
Ah nice, the reservation process is quick and easy. What OS are you on now?
Yeah, it was really fast and painless. I'm on Windows 7 at the moment. Windows 8 never really interested me, but I'm rather excited to see what 10 offers. I mean, can't beat a free upgrade and considering MS said this is their last operating system... Well, they have to get it right. Even if it takes some updates down the road. With that in mind, I don't mind taking the plunge day one. Here's hoping it's their best from the start, in any case!
I'd love to have the xbox achievements on my PC interface. I assume future releases of PC games (probably retail only) will have the same synchronized achievements as Xbox or what?
I think it will work both ways yes. Will be really cool to see
I was always into PlayStation trophies a bit more than Xbox achievements, but if they're integrated into Windows 10... Well, I can see myself getting really into them when it comes to PC gaming. Looking forward to it, no doubt there!
Snookies I'm in the same boat as you. I do primarily play on my PC and then playstation , first prize would be to get platinum trophies on PC, but that ain't gonna happen, it would be nice to rack up a gamerscore though, it's currently at 8000 only hasn't been much movement on there for awhile
I hope this upgrade fixs the system so I can play sims 2 again I miss it
I'm looking forward to installing w10 on a my first SSD, I've been wanting to get a ssd for years but didn't want to deal with another system install. Keep my games on the other 6tb.
I will have a go recently rebooted due to mounting AMD driver errors they got the better of me lol , may give it a week or two and check out forums to see how its going got mine reserved looking forward to it.
I was wondering if I'll be able to do a clean install instead of an upgrade? I don't like leftovers. I like a clean plate.
Looks like you can, I want to do a clean install as well. https://www.thurrott.com/wi...
Who wouldn't want to try out a new free OS? Unless you game on a MAC (hard to keep a straight face) then this should benefit all.
Pretty excited though I must say I did enjoy Windows 8.
Not the latest drivers (using 347.88 from March), and therefore, probably not a good comparison.
Windows 8 was not needed over 7 for stuff to function , but if 10 is the last main OS and is a free ubgrade then its a no brainer, atleat reserve it with the windows 10 update app that people should be seeing in the task bar right about now, that will last until July 29th 2016.
Why is windows 10 "the last main os"? What's this about?
Im interested, but not from anything this article mentioned. Just so happens windows 8 UI is on a mission to drive me insane.
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