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Atragon #1 Posted Oct 21 2019 - 12:12

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Just on reddit and someone mentioned Win-7 support ends January in WOT's.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/WorldofTanks/comments/dkp3r6/windows_xp_why_i_cant_play_played_day_ago_without/

 

posted by boondocks2468

 

Can any confirm or dispel this ??



heavymetal1967 #2 Posted Oct 21 2019 - 12:43

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They just fairly recently "outmoded" XP, so I'm guessing Win7 will be good for a while longer.   Also I've not seen any mention, even semi-official, regarding Win7.  Not to say there may be word out there, but I've not seen it and it's been semi-recently when XP ended.  Note that XP is still supported in the WGC article though not in the game article itself.

 

For anyone interested support articles - note the update times.

 

https://na.wargaming.net/support/en/products/wot/article/22567/

 

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WGC F.A.Q.

Jul 26, 2018

Updated 1 month ago

 

Game Center minimum system requirements:

 

  • Operating System: Windows XP* / Vista* / 7/8/10
  • Processor (CPU): with at least 1 GHz
  • Memory (RAM): at least 512 MB
  • Free hard disk space: 300 MB
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768

 

https://na.wargaming.../article/10249/

 

 

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System Requirements

Sep 5, 2017

Updated 1 month ago

 

Minimum

  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/10.
  • Processor (CPU): with two or more physical cores supporting SSE2 technology.
  • Memory (RAM): 2 GB.
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600, ATI Radeon HD 4550.
  • Hard Disk: ~ 40 GB free space.
  • Internet connection speed: 256 Kbps.

 

Recommended

  • Operating System: Windows 7/8/10 - 64 bit.
  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5 (Desktop).
  • Memory (RAM): 4 GB (or more).
  • Video Card: GeForce GTX660 (2 GB) / Radeon HD 7850 (2 GB).
  • Hard Disk space: ~ 40 GB free space.
  • Internet connection speed: 1024 kbps or higher (for voice chat).

 

Ultra Settings

  • Operating system: Windows 7/8/10 - 64 bit.
  • Processor (CPU): Intel Core i5-7400 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500 X.
  • Memory (RAM): 8 GB (or more).
  • Video Card: GeForce GTX 1050ti (4 GB) / Radeon RX 570 (4 GB).
  • Hard Disk: ~ 61.5 GB free space.
  • Internet connection speed: 1024 kbps or higher (for voice chat).

 

And a mainpage article for system requirements, https://worldoftanks.com/en/content/guide/general/system-requirements/



heavymetal1967 #3 Posted Oct 21 2019 - 12:50

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OK my morning coffee just kicked in and the reedit poster is likely talking about Microsoft support for Windows 7 ending not Wargaming/WoT.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057281/windows-7-support-will-end-on-january-14-2020



Atragon #4 Posted Oct 21 2019 - 12:54

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TY

 

XP was XP but Win7 was a major core update making windows more stable and worth while than its ever been.

 

It ended the General Protection Fault Errors and that was big; I mean real big. I think XP still used the DOS wrapper/kernal or a wrapper over DOS if Im using terms properly.

 

I have my sights on a WIN 10 OS sometime in the future but win 7 seems to be OK at this time. There is a version of win-10 without all the bloatware and Ill deploy that when I build a new rig. 

 

My assumption would be that WOT would end before they pulled the plug on win-7 support.


Edited by Atragon, Oct 21 2019 - 12:59.


Desert_Fox_1969 #5 Posted Oct 21 2019 - 13:24

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Win 7 Service pack 1 support ends January 14, 2020

https://support.micr...ycle-fact-sheet



GeorgePreddy #6 Posted Oct 21 2019 - 15:20

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Microsoft is going to stop doing updates for WINDOWS 7 January 14, 2020... WG has no plans to stop players with WINDOWS 7 from playing their games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



black_colt #7 Posted Oct 21 2019 - 16:25

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View PostAtragon, on Oct 21 2019 - 03:12, said:

Just on reddit and someone mentioned Win-7 support ends January in WOT's.

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/WorldofTanks/comments/dkp3r6/windows_xp_why_i_cant_play_played_day_ago_without/

 

posted by boondocks2468

 

Can any confirm or dispel this ??

 

Microsoft ends providing technical support, software updates, and security updates after 14 January 2020.

 


Edited by black_colt, Oct 21 2019 - 16:29.


black_colt #8 Posted Oct 21 2019 - 16:28

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View PostGeorgePreddy, on Oct 21 2019 - 06:20, said:

Microsoft is going to stop doing updates for WINDOWS 7 January 14, 2020... WG has no plans to stop players with WINDOWS 7 from playing their games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am sure you would have said the same thing about MS Windows XP a year or two ago.

 

Users running 32-bit versions of MS Windows should be the ones with grave concerns ... the writing is on the wall that 32-bit is on the way out it is only a matter of time.


Edited by black_colt, Oct 21 2019 - 16:39.


sparky_49 #9 Posted Oct 21 2019 - 16:49

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Windows 7 won't run on the latest generation of processors, and their chipsets. Well it will run but there are no USB drivers so you can't use a keyboard or mouse unless you still have PCI equipment rather than USB, and the new motherboard has PCI ports. But even then you have no USB ports once you log in to Windows.

 

I have a retail copy of Windows 7, since I play around with computers a lot, and that allows me to install new motherboards, etc, and swap hardware around without worrying about authentication. A 6 year old motherboard failed and I replaced it with a new one using a Ryzen 5 3600 CPU.  That's when I learned about Microsoft's new policy when I tried to install Win7.

 

USB mouse and keyboard work if you go into the BIOS, but as soon as Windows 7 boots you lose all USB functionality.

Microsoft has decided to use hardware to force the upgrade to Windows 10. 



Atragon #10 Posted Oct 21 2019 - 17:44

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OK Thanks Sparky

 

Yea I see 32 being phased out as it limits RAM usage and who has 4 GB RAM these days. Dam I remember have to write batch file to allocate game to the Upper DOS memory and some games took a lot of batch process programming.

 

Who remembers the game The 11th Hour that took doing to run off DOS.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6qpfw2YaUs

 

 

Man how things change.

 


Edited by Atragon, Oct 21 2019 - 17:44.


FearTheBadger #11 Posted Oct 21 2019 - 21:04

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Microsoft ended mainstream support for Windows 7 on January 13, 2015, but extended support won't end until January 14, 2020

 

So I imagine WG will end support of that OS shortly after that or sometime during 2020.  I would imagine that they will announce it during 2020

 

Any ways you should look to change



beryn #12 Posted Oct 21 2019 - 22:56

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so I'm a big window 7 guy  and after seeing a few videos was like ok time to move up the ladder, so one video said you could DL windows 10 for free there would just be a watermark a few things would be disabled and I have to tell you win 10 is not that bad I even kida like it hears the link https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 but man seems to do everything I need it to do 

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View PostAtragon, on Oct 21 2019 - 07:54, said:

 have my sights on a WIN 10 OS sometime in the future but win 7 seems to be OK at this time. There is a version of win-10 without all the bloatware and Ill deploy that when I build a new rig. 

 

If/when you build a new PC, look into a copy of Windows 10 Pro (OEM or otherwise).  It costs a little more, but doesn't come with any random games/etc. installed, and there's extra config options using Group Policies and such (mine's set up not to bug me with disruptive focus-taking alerts about updates, and isn't allowed to restart itself automatically to install them ever).

 

Or if you go with the regular home version, you can still delete all the stock apps relatively easily, they're not like stock apps loaded into carrier variants of Android phones.






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