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Old 12-03-19, 08:37 PM
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Microsoft Ports DirectX 12 to Windows 7 - Boosts Wow's performance in latest update

DirectX 12 on Windows 7!?



Read more about Microsoft adding Direct 12 support to Windows 7.

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Old 12-03-19, 08:42 PM
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I guess maybe it's not a massive coincidence that Microsoft just announced Windows 7 will start showing "End of life" nag messages from next month (With extended support ending in January next year)
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Just casually ignoring the awkward child that is called Windows 8
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I guess maybe it's not a massive coincidence that Microsoft just announced Windows 7 will start showing "End of life" nag messages from next month (With extended support ending in January next year)
My two cents on this is that MS wants devs to go all in on DX12. Now, Windows 7 can be supported in DX12 games without a DirectX 11 or Vulkan fallback layer.
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Pretty cool. Only issue is I converted all my 7 serials into 10 serials lol. Might have a rummage and see if I can find my old tool. Would certainly be nice to have an OS that fits easily onto a 60gb SSD.
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Old 12-03-19, 11:46 PM
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Yeah I guess the Chinese market has a lot to do with it.
Windows 7 install sizes are larger than Windows 10 ones nowadays though, they slimmed down a lot of the legacy stuff like all the duplicate WinSxS dll's & added some more compression where it wouldn't impact performance.

I've used Windows 10 on devices with 32GB eMMC without too much issue, you just need a pen drive ready for updates and an SD card for media. On my current PC with the latest update the Window's folder is less than 15GB thanks to the 7GB saved from compression.
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