Valve has announced that Steam is dropping support for legacy Windows operating systems. Namely: Windows XP, and Windows Vista. Beginning January 1, 2019, Steam will no longer support Windows XP, or Windows Vista. Valve revealed this move in an update to a Steam support article. Past that date, Steam won’t launch if it’s installed on either of the two operating systems. Users still running XP or Vista will need to upgrade to a more modern operating system if they want to continue using Steam, and play their games. “The newest features in Steam rely on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer functions on older versions of Windows,” Valve explained. “In addition, future versions of Steam will require Windows feature and security updates only present in Windows 7 and above.” Steam obviously supports Windows 7 and above. The news is not particularly surprising given how old and potentially insecure these operating systems are. Although very … [Read more...] about Steam will soon end support for Windows XP, Vista
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Valve has been working hard to bring significant changes into Steam, among the most significant have been, the requirement of parental consent for children under the age of 16 and censorship of sexualized content. Now though seems like Valve is moving ahead in its development and they can no longer support, Windows XP and Windows Vista. On official website, they have posted that Steam will no longer be supporting Windows XP and Windows Vista, starting 1st January 2019. What this means is that Steam Client will no longer run, on these older version of windows. So those users who have been using the this platform, on Windows Vista and Windows XP will need to update their OS to a more recent version, or at least to Windows 7. In an attempt to elaborate the reason for why such a change, they said that: The newest features in Steam rely on an embedded version of Google Chrome, which no longer functions on older versions of Windows. In addition, future versions of Steam will require Windows … [Read more...] about Steam Will No Longer Support Windows XP And Windows Vista, Starting January 2019
Windows XP was a great operating system, but it's also 17 years old, and its best days are long, long behind it. And on January 1, 2019, Valve will finally pull the plug, and send the old boy off to OS heaven. "Starting on January 1 2019, Steam will officially stop supporting the Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. This means that after that date the Steam Client will no longer run on those versions of Windows," Valve announced today. "In order to continue running Steam and any games or other products purchased through Steam, users will need to update to a more recent version of Windows." The problem is that Steam relies on an embedded version of Google Chrome to operate, and Chrome doesn't run on older versions of Windows anymore either. Upcoming versions of Steam will also be dependent upon Windows features and security updates that aren't supported in versions of Windows that predate Windows 7. Windows XP and Vista users will be able to launch games … [Read more...] about Steam will drop Windows XP and Vista support at the end of the year
Windows 10 was a real overhaul of the way Microsoft handles various elements of the traditional operating system, with better support for modern hardware, but it's still built on the legacy of the past. There are underlying features and bits of code dating back to XP and 2000 and beyond.That's why you'll sometimes run into features like Windows SuperFetch which have been around for years, and they still have their part to play in the modern Windows experience.What is Service Host SuperFetch? What does it do? And how do you fix it when it goes wrong?What is Service Host SuperFetch? Windows SuperFetch was originally introduced with Windows Vista as a successor to PreFetch. It's a process which analyzes your system—specifically your RAM usage—to generate a profile of the programs and applications you run most often. As you use your system, SuperFetch gradually learns what you run most often and will pre-emptively load elements of those applications onto your RAM so … [Read more...] about What is Windows Service Host SuperFetch and how do you fix it?
We’re now nearing four years into the second lifespan of Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn — four years since its re-release following an utterly disastrous initial launch in 2010. Square Enix did the impossible, relaunching a failed MMO to great and continued success. The game’s player base has hit six million worldwide, and we’re mere weeks away from the launch of its second expansion pack, Stormblood. Earlier this month, we got to spend several hours playing Stormblood and speaking with Final Fantasy 14’s fan-favorite director, Naoki Yoshida. Here are five of our biggest takeaways from our time with the add-on so far. Both new job classes are complicated damage dealers Stormblood introduces two new classes, bringing the game’s growing list of job choices up to a whopping 15. However, if you choose to test out a samurai or a red mage, you’ll have a slight leg up in getting them to the new level cap of 70. Both new classes begin at level 50, … [Read more...] about Five things to know about Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood