DirectX 11 is on Windows 7


If you notice in "dxdiag" that Windows 7 is running DirectX 11. What I'd like to know is this.

(a) How does this affect games and video cards that are DirectX 10 compatible
(b) What video cards that are currently out already have DirectX 11 support build in (I have evga 9500 GT 512MB DDR2, DirectX 10)
(c) When will we see a DirectX 11 game
Posted On: Friday 5th of October 2012 04:15:38 AM Total Views:  54
View Complete with Replies

RELATED TOPICS OF Windows 7 / Vista / XP PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE




Using Windows XP now in 2011-by a Windows 7 user.

I only got my very first computer last year in April 2011. So my only experience of using a computer at home has been with Windows 7. Before that I was going to Internet cafes to use the computer. And of course there they had Windows XP. But using a computer in an Internet cafe is very different from using it at home. As you do not have to manage any settings like you have to with your own computer. I have 3 Windows 7 netbooks,all HP Mini 210,with Windows 7 Starter, and the two others are Windows 7 Professionall. Which I upgraded,from Windows 7 Starter using Windows Anytime Upgrade. But I wanted to try Windows XP,because I am a great fan of Windows.And based on my experience with Windows 7,it is very user friendly. So a week ago I went and bought a brand new Windows XP 1GB netbook from a department store. I was very lucky to get this netbook ,because in England they are no longer making Windows XP or Windows Vista computers and laptops. They are all being replaced with Windows 7. So you cannot buy Windows XP or Windows Vista laptops in most shops now. But I was lucky because the Windows XP netbook I bought was the last one they had in the store. And they told me that they are not getting any more in stock. The netbook is an Acer Aspire one Windows XP Home Edition service pack 3 operating system. I would have liked to have got an HP netbook as I am used to using that. But because all of the computers now are being made with Windows 7 only,the Acer was the only Windows XP laptop that they has in the shop. And I looked in other shops and stores, and I could not find Windows XP anywhere. So I bought the Acer Windows XP netbook. Most people would probably just install Windows XP over their Windows 7. And I have read online that there is a way to do this. But I have limited experience with computers. So I would not have a clue how to do this. And also you must have a valid and activated copy of Windows XP. Which I don't thing you can download or get now from the Microsoft website.As I read that they are ending support for both Windows XP and Windows Vista,in a few years time. So I did the easiest thing and just bought a Windows XP laptop. But is it as good or user friendly as Windows 7 is Read on- The edition of Windows XP I have on my netbook is Windows XP Home Edition service pack 3. Which I think is equivalent to our Windows 7 Home Premium.The first thing I noticed was that Windows XP booted up faster than Windows 7. And then of course I had to set up my account on Windows. And I was very happy to find that I did not have to have a password. Windows XP only requires you to set up a computer name-for example- Andrea. But on Windows XP like on Windows 7, you DO NOT have to have a password if you do not want one. Which is great as I hate having to log in with a password and enter it every time I do some thing on my own computer. Also on Windows XP you are set up as an Administrator by default,just like Windows 7. Then of course I had to remove all of that branded and unwanted Acer software. I found that on Windows XP programs uninstall a lot faster than what they do on Windows 7. And I also found downloading software from the Internet to be a lot faster on Windows XP than on Windows 7.In fact Windows XP is a lot faster than Windows 7,to my surprise . Then there are other questions that I and other Windows 7 users may be asking. On Windows 7,I have uninstalled the Internet Explorer browser,and I would like to do the same thing on Windows XP. I tested this out to and the answer is-YES,you can uninstall IE on Windows XP by deleting the IE file in programs on C/drive.And I did this with the help of a tool called Unlocker. And I found that removing Internet Explorer on Windows XP did not effect Windows at all. I was also able to remove Outlook Express,an email client which I and most people cannot use, as well. And Windows was not effected by this either. I found that I was still able to get and install updates on Windows XP without IE. On Windows XP you have two choices of installing updates- 1-You can go directly onto the Windows Update website in a web browser. But the disadvantage of this is that you cannot do this on Firefox or Google Chrome. You can only install updates from the website in Internet Explorer or on another Internet Explorer engine based browser,such as Green browser or Avant browser.So although I did not have IE,I was able to install updates from the website in Advanced browser and Deepnet Explorer.Which are the Trident(IE engine based) browsers I use instead of Internet Explorer. So if you want to install updates directly from the website on Windows XP, but do not want to use Internet Explorer. You can use Avant browser,Advanced browser or another IE engine based browser instead of IE.But this will only work with Trident engine browsers only,not with Firefox,chrome or Web Kit based browsers. 2-You can also install updates directly from control panel without going onto a web browser just like you do in Windows 7. I choose this method because I think it is safer than going onto a web browser. You can also choose to turn off automatic updating and install only the updates that you want,when you want to. Just like you do on Windows 7 and I found that updates took a lot less time to install than on Windows 7. On Windows 7,if you have 50 updates it can take up to 30 minutes to install. But on Windows XP it takes just 10 minutes or less.So installing updates is faster on Windows XP. Then there is the security issue. And it is true that based on what I have read, Windows XP is not as secure as Windows 7. And there is a higher risk of computer viruses and malware on Windows XP than what there is on Windows 7.But having said that, on Windows 7, I do not have any anti-virus programs on my computer. Because I don't believe in those. And so I do not have an anti-virus program on Windows XP either. And I do not intend to install any in the future on Windows XP. But what I do have on Windows XP is Windows Defender. Windows Defender is bundled with both Windows 7 and Windows Vista. And Windows Defender can scan and check for spyware,and remove any it finds. But it is not an anti-virus program so although it scans and removes malware,it does not impose security settings or block programs, the way an anti-virus program does. Which is why I never use an anti-virus program. But PLEASE NOTE-Windows Defender is not included in Windows XP. But you can download and install it from the Microsoft website. Which is what I did. And I find that the Windows XP version of Windows Defender has additional settings that the Windows 7 version does not have. For example there is an option to set Windows Defender to keep a record of any new software you install,an option not included in the Windows 7 version. The Malicious Software removal Tool-MRT is also included on Windows XP like it is on Windows 7. There was also a control panel but settings are not as clearly visible as they are on Windows 7. Windows XP also has Windows search and it found most files but not all. So I had to open some files myself and search inside of them. Where as the Windows 7 search finds everything. Windows XP had no trouble finding my wireless network,which I was able to connect to. But there was no option to set it to a home or public network,like there is on Windows 7. Although I was able to enable the Windows XP version of Network Discovery and see my other Windows 7 computer on my Windows XP computer. Just like you can see your other computers on your network in Windows 7. There is also the option to turn of some of the Windows programs in Windows XP.This can be found in under"add or remove Windows components."But this does not remove the programs,it just turns them off or disables them. And is the equivalent to Windows 7's" turn Windows features on or off." You can also turn off disable Outlook Express and IE6 by just un ticking the box here. But I found that on Windows XP it does not turn off the features completly like it does in Windows 7. That is it disabled some of the programs, but not all. For example,Outlook Express still popped up on my webpage,when I clicked on a email link. Even though I had unticked that box to turn it off. So from my experience it does disable IE6 and other Windows features and they do not appear in the start menu. But enables them if they are needed. Unlike on Windows 7,where the programs stay turned off, until you tick that box to turn them on again. You can also enable Windows features again in Windows XP by ticking the box. I find Windows XP to be faster than Windows 7,and it installs and uninstalls programs faster than Windows 7. It also starts up and shuts down quicker than Windows 7. And another thing is that I tested out the restore to factory condition setting and I found that on Windows XP. My computer was restored to factory condition, that is a reinstall of Windows in -wait for it- 20 minutes. But on Windows 7 a factory restore takes from 2 to 4 hours to complete! What a difference! Overall,Windows XP, despite being an older version of Windows is user friendly,unlike Linux which is not. It is faster than Windows 7 although Windows 7 is fast too . Windows XP takes up less space on your hard drive so you can store double the amount of programs on a netbook.But Windows 7 takes up more space. And there are a lot more default Windows programs on Windows XP than on windows 7.But then you have plenty of space.You can install and run all of the programs that you run on Windows 7 on windows XP. In fact most of the web browsers and media players we use on Windows 7 are older programs. Made for Windows XP but they run on Windows 7. The disadvantages of Windows XP are that it has got Internet Explorer 6 and Outlook Express. But then we have also got several clones of Outlook Express on Windows 7 too. Another disadvantage is that the control panel settings are not as clearly listed as in Windows 7.But you can still find settings. Also there is no option to set your network to a home network,which would be a lot safer. There is just a general network setting only. On Windows 7 you set your network to either a home,office,or public network and Windows Firewall applies the settings. So you are more secure. But not on Windows XP,where there is just one setting,although they do have Windows Firewall. That you can turn on or off just like you can on Windows 7. But there is no Windows Defender on Windows XP,which is some thing that they should have included in this edition of Windows. And although you can install Windows Defender yourself,some people new to computers may not know about this. IE6 is also not very secure for browsing and not a very good browser anyway. But it is bundled with Windows XP,but then so is IE8 with Windows 7. But you can use other web browsers. And some of the other software is out of date,such as MSN Windows Messenger 4.7 but you could uninstall it as I did or upgrade it. The version of Windows Media Player on Windows XP is,Windows Media Player 9, but it is working well. So I have decided to leave that and after I tested out the factory restore setting,I got IE6 back. But this time I am going to leave that and just use another web browser,Safefox or Google Chrome instead. But I have found Windows XP to be user friendly and very fast and as good as Windows 7 but different of course. A lot of people install Windows XP on Virtual Box on Windows 7 but I do not know how to use that. And now days it is very difficult in England to find a Windows XP computer in the shops. But if you are lucky to find one like I did. Why install Windows XP on virtual machine,when you can have the real thing So now I have got my Windows 7 netbooks and my Windows XP netbook. And windows XP is a very rich and fully functional operating system,just like Windows 7 is. In fact windows XP is like Windows 7 just an earlier version of it. So if you do have Windows XP on your computer,you can still use it. As well as your Windows 7 computer. Andrea Borman.
VIEWS ON THIS POST

156

Posted on:

Wednesday 19th September 2012
View Replies!

Last day to get the upgrade deal! 7/11

just a friendly reminder that it's the last day to get the 49 and 99 deal on the upgrade!
VIEWS ON THIS POST

65

Posted on:

Thursday 27th September 2012
View Replies!

Some DX11 Screens

Here's some more Direct X 11 screens to feast your eyes on.. I'm sure many of you have already seen them but it's still nice to marvel at it's beauty.. The first link has a bunch.. Google Image Result for http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_veswGS4uNJQ/SSfG8n60EJI/AAAAAAAAEpg/XOCOVQW19pY/s400/directx11-clown.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...s_800_edit.png Attachment 945 Attachment 946 Attachment 947
VIEWS ON THIS POST

17

Posted on:

Friday 28th September 2012
View Replies!

6 Planned versions of windows 7

Open letter to Microsoft: It's time for a single version of Windows | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com
VIEWS ON THIS POST

210

Posted on:

Sunday 30th September 2012
View Replies!

Remove the blur from windows

Found it on neowin. I had to turn it off because it makes things a bit confusing when you see windows from behind that clear. How to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM Add DWORD HideBlur with the value of 1 Now Ctrl+Shift+F9 twice. Doesnt work on taskbar
VIEWS ON THIS POST

235

Posted on:

Sunday 30th September 2012
View Replies!

Hi my name is Lukasz, Windows 7 Rules All vista drivers work after windows 7 update

Hi my name is Lukasz, Windows 7 Rules vista drivers work after windows 7 update I am beta testing it for Microsoft
VIEWS ON THIS POST

235

Posted on:

Monday 1st October 2012
View Replies!

windows update and action center

I don't understand why windows update is not included in the action center. Isn't the action center supposed to include everything to make your PC safer and more secure when I open Action center I would expect windows update to be in the Maintenace section, but instead you have to backtrack to the 'System and Security' in Control Panel and then 'Windows update'. Does the action center still scan for windows updates When I finally did find windows update(by accident) I had about 16 pending updates, one of which was critical and the action center said everything was okay...no need to do anything.
VIEWS ON THIS POST

222

Posted on:

Monday 1st October 2012
View Replies!

My opinion about windows 7

When I saw 7 RC was out, I downloaded the 64bit version. I burned it on DVD and all was fine till I got stuck in installing, it just freezed. So I wasted like few DVD-s to burn this windows 7. Finally I found out that the issue was in downloaded file. I downloaded new one and installed and im so freaking happy with it. One good thing is that you dont have to spent hours for finding these drivers. But there are still issues with audio driver, the front jack is just not working with default ones and the microphone needs noise supression option also. I installed my manufacter drivers and it all worked well. The weather gadget needs wind also. In overall im really happy, all goes smooth and fast!
VIEWS ON THIS POST

201

Posted on:

Monday 1st October 2012
View Replies!

connection problems in BSNL Broadband in windows 7 in India

I have UT-STAR Type 2 Single Port wireless (WA3002-g1) modem and windows 7 RC with BSNL (India) home 500c plan. My problem is that when the computer wakes up after hybernation or sleep bsnl connection I have created fails to connect to the net with the message: Connecting through WAN Miniport (PPPOE)\t. Error 651: The modem has reported an error. Can someone please help
VIEWS ON THIS POST

229

Posted on:

Monday 1st October 2012
View Replies!

How to install windows 7 RC?

Do I just DL it, and burn the ISO on a DVD and reboot off diskcause I don't mind reformatting HDD. so can anyone just explain to me how to install it
VIEWS ON THIS POST

200

Posted on:

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
View Replies!

Download windows 7 regional 120 wallpapers

i found this a couple of days ago these wallpapers are cool beautiful having high resolution which increase ur screen beauty!!! Download them!! leave ur comments!!! no one there\t
VIEWS ON THIS POST

203

Posted on:

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
View Replies!

Why MS still use DVD's for windows installation?

Microsoft we are in 2009 , why are the main windows installation files distribution method is still DVD's why not flash memory Here is why i think why we need to shift to flash memory: Flash memory is faster and more reliable than DVD's (Bonus: no noise & less power to use) 4 GB USB drive cost only 8 US$ now (my company gives 1 GB USB drives for free)Some slim notebooks, and almost all netbooks don't even have optical drive modern BIOS/EFI firmwares supports USB boot I always download the ISO, mount it to virtual drive ( i use Virtual CloneDrive) and follow the steps here to install from my USB drive. ( I don't need to burn dvd and waste money) .
VIEWS ON THIS POST

307

Posted on:

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
View Replies!

Anybody have windows 7 running on slooow machines?

Been reading a lot about windows 7 and the new hardware. Wondering how windows 7 runs on slow machines like pentium 1,2,3,4, ect.
VIEWS ON THIS POST

214

Posted on:

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
View Replies!

How much do you think all versions of windows 7 will cost

Title says it all (British pounds) Home starter =75 Home premium = 150 pro = 200 enterprize = 250 ultimate = 300 - 350 This is my opinion - not offical microsoft
VIEWS ON THIS POST

222

Posted on:

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
View Replies!

Why windows 7

, I am right now using windows vista and seeing the new product windows 7 from Microsoft. Vista and windows 7 looks similar, what benefit i get out of windows 7.
VIEWS ON THIS POST

226

Posted on:

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
View Replies!

disable windows previews.

hello. there is something that i want to disable but don't know where to. when you hover on a tab in the taskbar there is a little windows preview. the preview is fine, but when you hover on the thumbnails preview, all windows is minimized and the focus goes to that window. that's what im looking to disable, can you help please
VIEWS ON THIS POST

192

Posted on:

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
View Replies!

Closing/Opening windows

Do you noticed that when you close or open window it's not closed/opened smoothly but in "two steps" Look carefully and you will see that there is some delay between window is semi-closed/opened and closed/opened. It can be problem in my side but i have latest graphics drivers and Core 2 Duo should be able to close windows smoothly . BTW i'm using latest 7048 build...Write your experiences, i hope that it isn't problem in me.
VIEWS ON THIS POST

189

Posted on:

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
View Replies!

windows 7 Beta 7022

i just got it. this thing rocks... to me it feels much more smooth. im nto getting the same random freeze up with folders from time to time i got in 7000. so far no BSOD,No bugs. no incompatible drivers or anything. im going to try daemon tools in about 2 hours to see if it works yet. torrent clients now go past 10 kbs... and this version seems faster and better over all. if you want to get it then i suggest you do so even tho it is not an official release it is fully real and worth it. just dont install it over your old windows 7 or you will never finish the installation. you need a brand new install.
VIEWS ON THIS POST

209

Posted on:

Thursday 4th October 2012
View Replies!

Windows 7 , the last windows version?

Well, from looking at the versions of MS-DOS, you can see that version 8 was the last version of DOS, but was striped down. So, you could say that MS-DOS 7 was the last more or less. So, just wondering do you think that Windows 7 will be the last version of Windows I think it is possible. So, what are your opinions
VIEWS ON THIS POST

179

Posted on:

Friday 5th October 2012
View Replies!

windows 7 and firewalls antivirus

Hi all, I have installed windows vista then windows 7 in 64 bits version in order to get my computer memory higher. They work fine ! I had trouble with both system when installing a firewall or internet security third party (my network config : wireless connection through a gateaway, wifi extender, PLC based network...). I tried f-secure and gdata, the first is not working with windows 7, the last screwed my connection. De-installing these softwares and re-activating windows protection solutions solved the issue. As far as microsoft web protection will keep my computer protected, I will be happy and will not buy/install other software anymore. If I get corrupted, I am wondering wether I will find a software compatible with windows 7 to protect my PC without wastring a week to install it...
VIEWS ON THIS POST

209

Posted on:

Friday 5th October 2012
View Replies!