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Posts tagged “Windows 7”

Oculus ditches Windows 7 and 8 support for new Rift features

Bad news for Rift owners still running Windows 7 or Windows 8 PCs this morning, as Oculus have announced they've updated the minimum OS spec requirement for their Rift VR goggles to Windows 10. That doesn't mean your VR headset will suddenly stop working with your Windows 7/8 PC, of course - it's just that you'll probably miss out on all of Oculus' new-fangled gubbins further down the…

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Windows Vista/7/8 Update Disables Safedisc DRM

Last month we reported that Windows 10 wouldn't run games that employ SafeDisc or certain versions of Securom DRM. This decision was made by Microsoft in response to security concerns, but as a side effect rendered hundreds of old games unplayable on the new operating system without players installing no-CD cracks or re-buying the games via modern digital distribution services which don't use the now-abandoned…

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Windows 7: Now You Can Buy It

Purely because we haven't mentioned it and probably should - er, as above. Should you buy it? Hmmm. It's pretty good - a far more pleasant desktop environment than Vista, and noticeably nippier in certain areas. But, long story short, it ain't gonna make a blind bit of difference to your everyday videogaming, unless you're into running framerate counters at all times and watching ferociously…

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Winwoes

This wibble is only loosely related to gaming, but as it concerns what our PCs will be like in a couple of years' time, hopefully it's of some interest to those who haven't yet heard about Windows 7. If not, sorry. I'll put my fun-hat back on tomorrow, promise. Upgraded to Vista yet? Well, of course you have. All those wonderful platform-exclusive games, those high-end…

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