WORK ON WINDOWS 10 SO FAR

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The latest build of Windows 10 are still debugging a rather long list of problems. Most of the recent focus is on Edge which Microsoft has been developing. Edge is a replacement for Internet Explorer but designed to be easier to maintain. Edge can now display PDF and EPUB directly using a component architecture. The …

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STEAM: WINDOWS 7 AHEAD OF WINDOWS 10

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Looking at Steam stats for operating systems today, we see Windows 7×64 (68.8%) is still well ahead of Windows 10 x64 (24.47) adoption. Windows 8.1 x64 is a distant third at 2.44%. This one of the reasons why Microsoft is still allowing Windows 7 holdouts to still upgrade. We have been using Windows 10 x64 …

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GEARS OF WAR 4 UPDATE

The Coalition has released a large update for Gears of War 4. Gear packs are the biggest feature added. This is intended for use with ranked season 3. The game is splitting diamond into 5 tiers of skill with diamond master as the new top skill. Here is a list of fixes included with the …

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390.65 WHQL

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GeForce Driver 390.65 was released January 8, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. NVIDIA has indicated they are now ending support for 32-bit operating systems. Fortnite FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME ISSUE GPU Power Setting GPU to maximum power fixes many recent games Gears of War 4 See the workarounds …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4056892

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This update applies only to Windows 10 1709, earlier versions should be updated to receive this and other updates. This brings windows 10 to build 16299.192. Fixed some memory problems with 4TB or more RAM installed Fix a problem with Reset this PC after KB4054022 Fixed some problems with Edge Fixes the Intel CPU bug. Other …

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MICROSOFT DISCONTINUES KINECT

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Microsoft has discontinued the Kinect USB adapter for Xbox One. The Kinect itself was discontinued last November. Recent games that support the Kinect have been patched to work without the sensor present. Other games that require it will make things more difficult. Prices have risen for remaining Kinect hardware as supplies diminish. The Kinect has …

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INTEL CPU BUG

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It seems that Intel CPUs have a problem with the way they handle address space randomization and the prefetch logic. Its now known that Intel, AMD, Apple ARM, and Qualcomm processors are all affected by the problem. IBM Power CPU products are also affected. The security nightmare of having keys and passwords in the open …

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PUBG SETS NEW RECORD ON STEAM

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds(PUBG) has set a new record for active players. The game reached 3,106,358 players logged in all at the same time. Dota 2 sat in second place with 704,938 players. PUBG tweeted the news on December 29. Screenshot from Steam was done on January 2, 2018.

THE GROWING COST OF GAMES

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A lot of AAA games are becoming so expensive to develop that publishers have been pushed to use DLC with parts of what used to be part of the game historically. So far DLC has managed to work when the costs are reasonable but some have abused the DLC model which has attracted a lot …

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STILL USING 32-BIT WINDOWS?

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There are still a few holdouts who are using 32-bit Windows. Today AMD and NVIDIA are now dropping support for 32-bit platforms. AMD Radeon R9 Fury, Radeon Pro Duo, Radeon RX 400 Series, Radeon RX 500 Series and Radeon RX Vega Series graphics are only supported by Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition on Windows 7/10 64-bit. NVIDIA has indicted that the upcoming 390 …

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