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Did Anyone Read about Windows XP SP2?

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July 13, 2010 4:10:08 PM

http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=25476

Basically MS is stopping updates on XP Service Pack 2 so no updates to 32bit/64bit. This Means the Only Option is Windows XP SP3 which is 32bit only! If we want DirectX 11 we have to update to Windows Vista 32bit or 64Bit!

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July 13, 2010 4:17:49 PM

GunBladeType-T said:
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=25476

Basically MS is stopping updates on XP Service Pack 2 so no updates to 32bit/64bit. This Means the Only Option is Windows XP SP3 which is 32bit only! If we want DirectX 11 we have to update to Windows Vista 32bit or 64Bit!


Windowsx XP does not support DX11. Never has.
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July 13, 2010 4:41:56 PM

Yes Thats true but it shows you than Microsoft is Bumping everyone up to Windows Vista and AeroGlass Engine! AlL you have to do is buy an Upgrade Version of Windows Vista 64bit! And Probably Never Will!
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July 13, 2010 4:43:49 PM

GunBladeType-T said:
Yes Thats true but it shows you than Microsoft is Bumping everyone up to Windows Vista and AeroGlass Engine! AlL you have to do is buy an Upgrade Version of Windows Vista 64bit! And Probably Never Will!


XP SP2 is a bit old, so sure they will drop updates for it. And why would MS want you to upgrade to Vista when Win7 is out?
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July 13, 2010 6:30:17 PM

GunBladeType-T said:
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=25476

Basically MS is stopping updates on XP Service Pack 2 so no updates to 32bit/64bit.

True - except for the fact that Microsoft are still providing updates for XP 64 SP2. You are confused!
July 13, 2010 7:22:52 PM

GunBladeType-T said:
http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=25476

Basically MS is stopping updates on XP Service Pack 2 so no updates to 32bit/64bit. This Means the Only Option is Windows XP SP3 which is 32bit only! If we want DirectX 11 we have to update to Windows Vista 32bit or 64Bit!


ijack is correct. Xp 64 uses a different code base than XP 32. Service pack 2 on X64 is not the same as SP2 on XP 32. XP 64 will continue to receive updates through 2014 just like XP 32 with SP3 will.
July 14, 2010 12:02:20 AM

***YAWN***

Deal with it. I'm surprised you're not complaining about dropped support for Win 95 / 98.

Win XP is an old operating system and at least they are supporting SP3 until 2014. That is a really long time. Think about it, XP came out in 2001. No one is stopping you from discontinuing using Win XP after 2014. You can still use it if you really want to.

DX10 / DX11 was never meant for Win XP. Current games still supports DX9. But eventually that will change. Just like back in 2006, Oblivion marked the death of DX8 games since it was the 1st game released to stop DX8 support.

Here's a silver lining for you. The joke is on Windows Vista and Win 7 users 'cause eventually DX11 support will be dropped. Does that make you feel better?



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