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Martipar t1_je6w7pt wrote

There's tons of differences. There's plenty of games that run fine on Windows 7 that won't run on Windows 10. I have a Windows 7 laptop for older games purely because Windows 10 isn't suitable for all the games I play. Windows 7 also supports SecuROM which isn't supported in Windows 10 at all so older disc based games that won't run on Windows 10 will also run on my "gaming" laptop.

Windows 7 also has a different Samba version and can connect to XP machines for file sharing which Windows 10 can't do. In fact there's lots of differences I can list, the differences are far from cosmetic.


Diabolikal1 t1_je6x2s9 wrote

Right we were talking strictly steam here, as far as that goes, there is no difference.


Martipar t1_je6ybgu wrote

There are, for example GTA 1 and 2 work just fine on Windows 7 but won't run on Windows 10, I have them both on Steam and while i wouldn't say I play them much (usually loading them up to remind myself how far we've come) it is a difference. I am sure other games have similar problems but most of my old games are on my GOG account and they do things differently.


Diabolikal1 t1_je6yv67 wrote

Fair enough, I was not aware of these problems. Is it not possible to just play in offline mode after they drop support?


Martipar t1_je70efm wrote

Maybe, we'll have to wait to find out. Personally it's not a huge problem as I have another computer and most of the games I play on my laptop are via GOG but there will be times when I want to play a game I own on Steam and I can't unless i'm at home.


rct1 t1_je6yw3g wrote

Make a VM.


Martipar t1_je714vh wrote

For what? A Windows 7 VM on one of my more modern PCs would still have problems logging into Steam after the end of this year. A Windows 10 VM on Windows 7 would be worse than using Windows 10 natively on one of my other PCs.

I don't get your comment.