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April 24, 2012 10:48:51 PM

if i where to install windows 8 beta to my pc will i still be able to play games that i play? i want to try windows 8 but if it wont let me play my games i wont install it then

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Anonymous
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April 24, 2012 10:56:18 PM

It should allow all games to work. If not go into properties, compatibility, and change to windows 7.
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April 24, 2012 10:56:37 PM

It already uses 2gb of your precious ram so most likely it will not perform as expected plus games right now are made for windows 7/vista. It also is in beta so even if you could install some games, it is another reason why they wouldn't perform as expected. You could just change compatibility settings to windows 7 but i don't know if that works.
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Anonymous
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April 24, 2012 10:59:51 PM

carlosb said:
It already uses 2gb of your precious ram so most likely it will not perform as expected plus games right now are made for windows 7/vista. It also is in beta so even if you could install some games, it is another reason why they wouldn't perform as expected. You could just change compatibility settings to windows 7 but i don't know if that works.

Where is your proof? I don't know where this is coming from. Windows 8 does in fact has higher gpu/cpu usage(I believe)(but not signifcantly) but the ram part you just made up. 2gb!?! With google chrome, and word up, I'm only using 0.8gb.
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Anonymous
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April 24, 2012 11:05:47 PM

Memory usage in windows 8 is lower than in windows 7.
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April 24, 2012 11:15:22 PM

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Where is your proof? I don't know where this is coming from. Windows 8 does in fact has higher gpu/cpu usage(I believe)(but not signifcantly) but the ram part you just made up. 2gb!?! With google chrome, and word up, I'm only using 0.8gb.

I didn't make up the ram usage. I'm sorry if I'm wrong but when windows 8 first came out i watched a video about it in which they actually admitted windows 8 will use 2gb ram. Maybe I missheard? :heink:  I also couldn't believe it, so maybe I did mishear... sorry :whistle: 
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April 24, 2012 11:24:30 PM

no biggi for me 8gb ram i5 2500k oc 4.5ghz 1tb
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Anonymous
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April 24, 2012 11:38:03 PM

carlosb said:
I didn't make up the ram usage. I'm sorry if I'm wrong but when windows 8 first came out i watched a video about it in which they actually admitted windows 8 will use 2gb ram. Maybe I missheard? :heink:  I also couldn't believe it, so maybe I did mishear... sorry :whistle: 


Maybe what you're thinking of is minimum requirements? Probably :D 
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April 24, 2012 11:46:21 PM

I used the consumer preview for about a month with steam games. Every steam game I tried worked great, I even went to a MW3 lan party and did 2 days straight.. no issues. Windows 8 feels faster but that is probably because it is a clean install with no process running.

I got sick of the metro UI and ditched it. I don't get metro....
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April 24, 2012 11:48:25 PM

about ram I have 8gbs and system usage while playing MW3 is 3.75, in windows 8 it was only 3.5... again that can be because of less process running in the back ground... Windows 8 uses less ram and is better at returning free ram back to the pool.
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April 25, 2012 1:25:36 AM

i just installed it it looks like combat arms wont even open tried compatibility mode and nothing.
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April 25, 2012 1:54:34 AM

mrwil said:
i just installed it it looks like combat arms wont even open tried compatibility mode and nothing.

Most likely is that CA does not support windows 8... yet :( 
or maybe by any chance you forgot to install the nvidia/amd drivers?
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April 25, 2012 1:59:47 AM

na its just something to do with hacker shield
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April 25, 2012 2:15:46 AM

with coh i had to first right click and tell windows 8 to run as admin on the game before it would run. Been running windows 8 on my older 775 riow for 6 months haven't found a problem running games.
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May 31, 2012 5:35:18 PM

A lot of guys I talked to with Windows 8 said they were actually getting more frames per second in Windows 8 than Windows 7.
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June 8, 2012 3:36:55 AM

I have a btand new Ivy BRidge build running the preview release. Diablo 3 is running great on the Intel HD 4000. I'm sure not going to knock it too hard that I scaled back the effects. I'm thrilled how well it runs!
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June 18, 2012 5:07:27 PM

been gaming with win8 for some time now, currently running the release preview now and all my games feel smoother, i get less jitter in games that had it before, and have had not issues with any games that i currently have installed (which is something like 75 games, mostly all current and some older back to 2004)
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June 19, 2012 12:33:34 PM

COD MW3 runs great. Boot time is FAST!
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June 22, 2012 5:49:05 PM

I have windows 8. I used to have windows vista. I can tell you that all my games work perfectly and I can now run them at full resolution at higher graphics with 10 more fps in most cases.
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