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Re: Problems with Windows 10 Update

by Exhuminator Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:37 pm

Windows 10 is actually pretty good. It takes the best ideas of 7 and 8, and rolls them into a competent package. Just be sure to disable all the auto-reporting stuff when you install it.
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Re: Problems with Windows 10 Update

by isiolia Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:49 am

CRTGAMER wrote:With stories of the newest Intel Chips not compatible with Win 7, I can see Microsoft really pushing Windows 10. That rumor of ALL Windows 10 becoming an annual fee (like Microsoft Office 360) could be a reality a year from now.


I think, to a fair point, that's simply been sensationalized...though the implementation does remain to be seen. Either way, hardware support only tends to extend back so far. Modern GPU drivers are largely Windows 7 and up at this point, for example. So, the consumer experience may not change that much. At worst, it becomes the Apple user experience.

Personally, I don't see an annual fee for the OS, mostly because nobody else is doing it.
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Re: Problems with Windows 10 Update

by samsonlonghair Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:49 pm

isiolia wrote:
CRTGAMER wrote:With stories of the newest Intel Chips not compatible with Win 7, I can see Microsoft really pushing Windows 10. That rumor of ALL Windows 10 becoming an annual fee (like Microsoft Office 360) could be a reality a year from now.


I think, to a fair point, that's simply been sensationalized...though the implementation does remain to be seen. Either way, hardware support only tends to extend back so far. Modern GPU drivers are largely Windows 7 and up at this point, for example. So, the consumer experience may not change that much. At worst, it becomes the Apple user experience.

Personally, I don't see an annual fee for the OS, mostly because nobody else is doing it.

Funny you should mention the Apple User experience. My old Macbook only runs OSX up to Snow Leopard (which is numerous revisions out of date). I installed Boot Camp. Two weeks ago I installed Windows 10, and it seems to run well. How odd is it that Microsoft will support the Macbook that Apple gave up on years ago?
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Re: Problems with Windows 10 Update

by isiolia Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:00 am

samsonlonghair wrote:How odd is it that Microsoft will support the Macbook that Apple gave up on years ago?


Not that odd, considering the actual hardware in them :lol: 10.12 is going to cut out a lot more machines I think (most pre-2010 models, save for 2009 iMac and Macbooks). First time since 10.8 that a lot were left in the cold, but still. I've swapped out a lot of Macs stuck on 10.7 that, were they PCs, would just have gotten a newer version of Windows, maybe some RAM and an SSD...

I was more thinking of the reverse there though. Macs typically can't run versions of the OS prior to when the hardware was released. Apple doesn't retroactively add support for new models at all. It can be problematic if needed applications have compatibility problems with newer versions of Mac OS, but the majority doesn't tend to notice or care. They buy a new Mac to get the new stuff.
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Re: Problems with Windows 10 Update

by noiseredux Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:06 am

so the new Xbox One S controllers are bluetooth and fully Win10 compatible. Just a PSA.
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Re: Problems with Windows 10 Update

by isiolia Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:15 am

The Bluetooth ones require the Anniversary update, and apparently are limited to only one controller :?

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/08/x ... right-now/

My general experience has been that MS can't seem to decide how they want to handle the trigger inputs. While most games work right, every so often I run into one that'll see that constantly registers one of them or something. The Anniversary update reset something in that.
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Re: Problems with Windows 10 Update

by noiseredux Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:27 am

while I think that the One controller is a superior physical device, I must confess that I've ran into way more problems with it than the 360 controller. Never mind updates breaking the One drivers and having to manually roll back; even with "working" drivers I will sometimes find that the USB dongle just won't wake up. Other times I'll get random disconnects. I've encountered enough wonkiness to make me all always use the 360 pad for Rocket League, even. Kind of a bummer.
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Re: Problems with Windows 10 Update

by Xeogred Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:50 pm

I've been hoping that they'll release some bluetooth receiver I can throw in the controller I already own. Any chances that'll happen?

I've heard reports of people saying the S controller actually feels cheaper and is only the mat surface, whereas the original has a few layers (like the smooth area around the Xbox dashboard button, if any of this makes sense).

I have never once had problems with my X1 controller. BEHOLD THE POWER OF WIN7!
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Re: Problems with Windows 10 Update

by noiseredux Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:30 pm

But you can't use it wireless on 7.
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Re: Problems with Windows 10 Update

by Xeogred Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:39 pm

That's why I was asking about them hopefully releasing a stand alone receiver. :lol:

My setup is in my room so the cord isn't an issue, but it's definitely pretty dang short.
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