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ok thaught i would through this question out there

by thorlof / August 20, 2009 10:35 PM PDT

ok so with with vista everyone knows that with all the pretty but useless graffics on it it tends to take up alot of cpu and graffics memory(best way i know how to explain it)does windows 7 do the same thing or is this one of the thing that has been redone cause vista realy sucks as a gameing platform as far as i am conserned and also is windows 7 backword compatable can you use older hardwere and softwere with it also since i ma kinda new to computers an explanation in lames terms not geek terms would be great thanks!!!!!

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Re: compatibility
by Kees Bakker / August 20, 2009 10:39 PM PDT

Everything (hardware and software) that works with Vista should work with Windows 7 also. So that part of the answer is "yes".

I can't comment on the graphic performance. I'm sure somebody else can.


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by jeff_windows_team / August 21, 2009 1:53 AM PDT
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I'm not a gamer but I've heard
by orlbuckeye / August 21, 2009 4:46 AM PDT

that people say games don't work in 64 bit also. Well XP 64 is a disaster so 64 bit computing is basically done in Vista and Windows 7. I'm seeing gaming desktops with 9 gig to 12 gig which requires 64 bit. I have a laptop that is 5 years old with 1920x1200 resolution that ran Vista and Windows 7 fine. The company only had drivers for for XP for that model yet i got every device to work in both Vista and Windows 7.

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what type of games?
by ramarc / August 21, 2009 11:33 AM PDT

flash based games will work fine as will most games from most casual gaming websites. most standalone games (like wow, unreal tournament, call of duty, bioshock, oblivion, fear, far cry, newer need4speeds, gta, etc.) work fine also. the bargain bin games and golden oldies are another matter though.

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game are
by thorlof / August 21, 2009 12:42 PM PDT
In reply to: what type of games?

mainly game within the last twpo tpo three years or so for exzample i havee all the call of duty games installed on my computer and the brothers in arms series

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Flash based games may have problems with
by orlbuckeye / August 25, 2009 11:39 PM PDT
In reply to: game are

64 bit since flash32 is all they have and won't work in 64 bit. They need to do something about that becauce 64 bit is the only way to use the 9 and 12 gig of ram coming on the gaming desktops.

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