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Windows 10 for gaming: a worthwhile upgrade over 7?

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magellan

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What are the pros of using windows 10 over 7 for gaming right now? Are there any cons? Does the BIOS have to be set to UEFI mode in order to install windows 10?
 

Janus67

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May 29, 2005
Nothing right now, once dx12 games start coming out it will be a reason to switch. No real cons though.

I don't believe so on the UEFI part.
 
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magellan

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From what I understand in UEFI mode a UEFI aware OS can directly manipulate BIOS settings. Is this true?
 

wingman99

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No not the OS. However different manufactures have application that can, mostly for overclocking IIRC.
 

Sentential

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I personally loath Windows 8/8.1/10. The whole concept of live tiles is stupid and wasteful especially in a mobile environment. Battery life on Windows 8/8.1/10 devices is shockingly bad as a result and caused me to switch to a Mac. The only reason I purchased 8 to begin with is during my time at a callcenter to better educate myself about what a ****storm it was.
 

wingman99

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I personally loath Windows 8/8.1/10. The whole concept of live tiles is stupid and wasteful especially in a mobile environment. Battery life on Windows 8/8.1/10 devices is shockingly bad as a result and caused me to switch to a Mac. The only reason I purchased 8 to begin with is during my time at a callcenter to better educate myself about what a ****storm it was.
I'm with you I upgraded to windows 10 and rolled back to 7 because of the horrible internet interaction speed performance.
 

Janus67

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What speed performance? My speed tests are the same as they were on 7/8 prior to 10?
 

wingman99

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Thanks for posting the thread link, I'm vary sensitive to web performance, no it's not just my PC, There are complaints on MS feedback forum 3311+ people complaining of freezing and lagging in windows 10 Edge, IE 11, there working on it. freeze and lags.jpg
 
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Janus67

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Ahh, I've used Edge once, didn't like it, and went back to Chrome. I only open up Edge/IE11 for the few websites that require using it.

They're* :)
 

Waza

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I have never noticed anything strange about browser performance on windows 10. The first thing I do with fresh install is getting firefox and add-ons.
As for windows mobile, my Lumia 930 easily lasts over a week between charges if I don't play games or watch netflix with it . I also happen to like the live tiles, I removed most of them so all tiles fit to the screen and mainly just check the weather, calendar or news.
Windows 10 is already usefull to me since I bought Ashes of the singularity. DX12 gives nice 50%+ boost to framerate.
BTW if anyone here is big on strategy titles I would recommend to give ashes a go. Devs have been extremely responsive to user feedback and you get to play vs them which is a bonus. There are pretty intense discussions about the gameplay mechanics where you can pitch in ideas.
 

wingman99

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I have never noticed anything strange about browser performance on windows 10.
3367 people are complaining of sometimes it freezes and lags some seconds before it responds. Microsoft says it is a problem and there working on it.
 

Kenrou

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Don't live under a Rock:p, most users use, IE 11. https://www.netmarketshare.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=2&qpcustomd=0 I used chrome also in windows 10, it had the same problems as Edge, IE 11, so from all the testing I have been doing also help from people in this forum the problem is how windows 10 handles the browsers.

Most users use Internet Explorer ? not a chance in hell m8 :rofl:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers
http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp
http://gs.statcounter.com/
http://dadaviz.com/s/browser-popularity-country
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/internet-explorer-making-big-return-2015/
 

wingman99

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That must be a problem with Edge then. I don't really use it.
it's a problem with windows 10.

Most users use Internet Explorer ? not a chance in hell m8 :rofl:
Yes IE 11 25.57% VS Chrome 47 15.68% Browser Version Market Share you did not look at the link I posted, it's real time data collected every time you refresh the page at around noon it was 27% just for IE 11. The web page is for Market Share Statistics for Internet Technologies:p. Here is the link again https://www.netmarketshare.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=2&qpcustomd=0

7.29 billon people out there don't live under a rock. LINK http://www.census.gov/popclock/
 
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