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Digital Gaming => Computer Wargaming => Topic started by: Grim.Reaper on June 12, 2018, 07:07:57 PM

Title: steam dropping win xp and vista support 2019
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 12, 2018, 07:07:57 PM
ok, any hold outs.....time to upgrade:)

https://www.pcgamer.com/steam-will-drop-windows-xp-and-vista-support-at-the-end-of-the-year/

only time before win 7 and the older systems get in their crosshairs:)
Title: Re: steam dropping win xp and vista support 2019
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2018, 07:17:23 PM
XP and Vista are well past being supported by MS, so this makes total sense. Win 7 has ways to go yet (at least until 2020).
Title: Re: steam dropping win xp and vista support 2019
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 12, 2018, 07:43:54 PM
yep, probably even longer...still about 35% of steam users use windows 7, lot of cash they would lose...
Title: Re: steam dropping win xp and vista support 2019
Post by: mirth on June 12, 2018, 07:50:45 PM
Yeah, Steam support is likely to go well beyond the MS End of Life date. Hell, the XP end of life was back in 2014.
Title: Re: steam dropping win xp and vista support 2019
Post by: Staggerwing on June 12, 2018, 08:32:23 PM
Does this mean I wont be able to play Jet Set Willy anymore? What if I use the POKE 59901,82 attic fix?
Title: Re: steam dropping win xp and vista support 2019
Post by: Stryker07 on June 18, 2018, 12:17:10 PM
I was still running a Vista machine until Sept. last year, when I finally bought one I had built a couple years ago from the guy i built it for. Chrome wasn't working well anymore, I knew it was time to move on, lol. If it hadn't been for IL2 BoS needing DX11 I would probably still be running my old 9800GT. I really didn't know what I was missing, even this low-mid range GTX 750 is a huge step up from my old card.