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  1.    06 Aug 2015 #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2005 View Post
    I like the hero background for the login screen, in fact, I'm using one of the other default wallpapers for my desktop right now... even though all my old backgrounds came through during the upgrade. I like the nice HD quality of the default wallpapers.
    I mentioned the improved visuals elsewhere, and your reply must be right, the HD has improved immensely. Even some of my old games have shown a visual improvement.
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  2.    06 Aug 2015 #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakeyes View Post
    Thanks darkschneider94 appreciate the links. Also, your choice of background jogged me, because my middle son is an airborne Ranger (75th) and has been deployed for the last 13 years. The Rangers will provide my logo. Thanks again
    Nice that a sweet choice, glad to be of help no problem snakeyes. Wow that is quite awhile, tell him thank you for servicing out country 👍
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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #43
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    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    I mentioned the improved visuals elsewhere, and your reply must be right, the HD has improved immensely. Even some of my old games have shown a visual improvement.
    Windows 10 does absolutely nothing to improve image quality in games like that. Maybe you got newer drivers during the install for your video chipset.
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  4.    06 Aug 2015 #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by ixian View Post
    Windows 10 does absolutely nothing to improve image quality in games like that. Maybe you got newer drivers during the install for your video chipset.
    Depending on how well your video card supports DirectX 12, it can have big impacts on your game's quality, at least in performance.
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  5.    06 Aug 2015 #45
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris2005 View Post
    Depending on how well your video card supports DirectX 12, it can have big impacts on your game's quality, at least in performance.
    The OS, and drivers, supporting DX12 is only half of it. The game has to support it as well and none do currently. The post I quoted specifically said "Even some of my old games have shown a visual improvement." - DX12 would have nothing to do with that either. It's either a placebo effect or some other side benefit of using newer drivers, updated color profiles, etc. that happened during the upgrade. It's nice, but "Windows 10" doesn't auto-upgrade games to "better HD" remains my point
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  6.    06 Aug 2015 #46
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    Upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 yesterday; liked it to start with and then......

    I found I had to re-install my printer and scanner from disk but, of course, the UAC didn't like it. Honestly, what is the point of the thing telling you to "contact the administrator".......when I am the administrator? So I had to turn off UAC which I did using the slider control only that wouldn't work, after several re-boots, either so I had to manually adjust the registry entry.

    I now find that such items as Microsoft Edge, Mail and even the Solitaire Collection don't work......unless I turn UAC back on!

    And all this ridiculous stuff about linking it up to Microsoft Live/XBox and whatever......and can I please have my original computer name back!

    Why the heck does Microsoft make things so difficult? I'm seriously thinking of ditching W10 and going back to W7 where at least I felt I had some control over my computer.....
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  7.    06 Aug 2015 #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by ixian View Post
    The OS, and drivers, supporting DX12 is only half of it. The game has to support it as well and none do currently. The post I quoted specifically said "Even some of my old games have shown a visual improvement." - DX12 would have nothing to do with that either. It's either a placebo effect or some other side benefit of using newer drivers, updated color profiles, etc. that happened during the upgrade. It's nice, but "Windows 10" doesn't auto-upgrade games to "better HD" remains my point
    I can't comment on visual eye candy improvements, but performance wise, it apparently will improve existing games.

    Quote Originally Posted by uncleadolph View Post
    Upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 yesterday; liked it to start with and then......

    I found I had to re-install my printer and scanner from disk but, of course, the UAC didn't like it. Honestly, what is the point of the thing telling you to "contact the administrator".......when I am the administrator? So I had to turn off UAC which I did using the slider control only that wouldn't work, after several re-boots, either so I had to manually adjust the registry entry.

    I now find that such items as Microsoft Edge, Mail and even the Solitaire Collection don't work......unless I turn UAC back on!

    And all this ridiculous stuff about linking it up to Microsoft Live/XBox and whatever......and can I please have my original computer name back!

    Why the heck does Microsoft make things so difficult? I'm seriously thinking of ditching W10 and going back to W7 where at least I felt I had some control over my computer.....
    Only thing I had to reinstall was my video drivers and printer... the printer installed from Windows Update and the drivers work better than the Windows 7 version did and the printer is every bit of 10 years old... since I've seen posts for it dating back to 2004.

    I do turn UAC off though, because it's more of annoyance than anything for me. Not had any issues with it off though.
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  8.    06 Aug 2015 #48
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    Quote Originally Posted by bgraae View Post
    OK Gang,
    From one who is usually very critical of Microsoft. I got the message the download was ready. I clicked on the OK to start. A black screen came up, I waited for ten minutes and forced a shut down. Evidently Microsoft saves that information. The next time I booted up a large screen came up stating the download for Windows 10 was ready. I took a chance and pressed OK. It started right away. They have a cute way they do it, very relaxing. The only thing is it takes a very long time, so be very patient. Also at the end the screen went dark, nothing else, no message to wait. My mouse was still there, the computer was on, it hadn't been shut down. After an hour I forced it to shut down and rebooted. It came up and is great. I was worried about loosing all my icons on the screen, they all came up. I was worried about my Norton and Malwarbytes, they both worked very well. My only suggestion to Microsoft is tell us when the download is completed, don't leave us sitting there for an hour. Also, be sure and right click the start button to get to all the back stage items from Windows 7. Have fun.
    The black screens were probably caused by your anti-virus programs. Quite frankly, I'm surprised it worked. You are supposed to turn them off first.
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  9.    06 Aug 2015 #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRMan View Post
    The black screens were probably caused by your anti-virus programs. Quite frankly, I'm surprised it worked. You are supposed to turn them off first.
    I'm on my 5th install and haven't turned anything off, installs have gone good. On a 1Mbps connection it does take some time, 4 to 5 hours download and another 30 to 50 minutes install.
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  10.    06 Aug 2015 #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by ixian View Post
    The OS, and drivers, supporting DX12 is only half of it. The game has to support it as well and none do currently. The post I quoted specifically said "Even some of my old games have shown a visual improvement." - DX12 would have nothing to do with that either. It's either a placebo effect or some other side benefit of using newer drivers, updated color profiles, etc. that happened during the upgrade. It's nice, but "Windows 10" doesn't auto-upgrade games to "better HD" remains my point
    Placebo effect would be my guess. I played games all weekend on my computer and upgraded it at the end of the weekend and after installing new Nvidia drivers I played game some more (note to self: Get a life!) and the performance was identical in the games that I played using the Steam FPS counter, and the looks... well... Nothing looked any different to me.

    Just like when I go into a mechanic shop and all they need to do is put my car up on the lift and I *swear* my truck runs better after it's been up on a lift, even if they didn't touch anything LOL. Yup, that's my little placebo.
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