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So is it best to forego the upgrade or does Windows 10 offer enough new amazing features that a regular user will actually use?
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post #132 of 239
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Originally Posted by cib24 View Post

So is it best to forego the upgrade or does Windows 10 offer enough new amazing features that a regular user will actually use?

If you're a PC gamer, you need Windows 10 for DirectX 12. Vulkan will run on Windows 7.
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Going to Windows 10 felt like the most pointless "upgrade" I've ever done... Its quirks, and MS starting to dumb it down is making me want to go back to W7... but then I start to think about all of those updates I'll need to endure *shudder*. The one quirk that's been driving me the craziest since the dawn of W10, is that sometimes when switching from my monitor to TV, it stays stuck on my monitor's resolution for apps like Kodi (logging out and then back in or restarting seems to fix it). Since all I use my PC for is Kodi and maybe firing up a DX11 game every once in awhile, it's incredibly annoying...

I might just fire WSUS up later and prebake all the updates for W7 and give that a go. Actually I'm going to go do it now. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Schottky View Post

If you're a PC gamer, you need Windows 10 for DirectX 12. Vulkan will run on Windows 7.
For what games does DX12 even offer an improvement for?

Edit: for non-AMD users, anyway.
Edited by Eorzean - 7/29/16 at 7:18am
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For what games does DX12 even offer an improvement for?

I would expect new games to have DX12 support.

Here's a list of games currently supporting DX12:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_DirectX_12_support

But they should still also support DX11, for a few years anyway.

Edit, for specific games, try to find dx12 vs dx11 benchmarks...
Edited by Schottky - 7/29/16 at 7:23am
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I would expect new games to have DX12 support.

Here's a list of games currently supporting DX12:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_games_with_DirectX_12_support

But they should still also support DX11, for a few years anyway.
I'll be keeping an eye out for BF1 and Civ VI, but so far it's been kind of a flop (at least on RotR).
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Cortana can no longer be turned on in my computer since late 2015... GG Microsoft! thumb.gif
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Win 7 64 and vulkan is the hope

Until 2020 when Windows 7 is at EOL. There are going to be tons of Windows 7 holdouts just like what we went through with Windows XP, calling it now.
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There are many tweaks you can do to remove as much windows 10 telemetry as possible

I'll just leave these here:

https://github.com/nullptrspace/DWS

https://github.com/10se1ucgo/DisableWinTracking

https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

I hope this isn't breaking any rules, as that is not my intention - i just want to help others

also, this has nothing to do with telemetry but a useful tool for every windows 10 user

http://www.classicshell.net/

Shutup10, now that's a nice name.
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Until 2020 when Windows 7 is at EOL. There are going to be tons of Windows 7 holdouts just like what we went through with Windows XP, calling it now.

8.1 will buy you another three years of stalling, but yeah.
    
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