I actually like Windows 8 but wish I'd never bothered 'up'grading from Win7 simply because my games don't work.
My PC aint bad
- Intel Core i3 CPU 3.20GHZ
- 7GB RAM
- 64bit OS, x64-based processor
I've tried Warhammer Dark Omen & Shogun Total War both of which are old games and both of which flicker like crazy or just crash when a video plays..why?
Warhammer has a file I clicked and it showed me this:
It's not just old games, I bought two games from 'Steam' - Post Apocolyptic Mayhem: graphics look terrible, Elder Scrolls v Skyrim: too juddery to be playable.
The games worked when I had Windows 7 and when I first 'upgraded' to Windows8 (apprently when you upgrade some Windows 7 stuff is left); since then I did a recovery and installed Windows 8 again; this time it lost all the old Windows 7 files it kept when I upgraded and thus I'm left only with Windows 8 so obviously something's gone that once made my games work.
- I've tried Compatability mode, no difference.
- I have 7GB RAM as I once had 4GB but bought some more.
- Graphic card Driver is up to date
Here's my Spec:
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Pro with Media Center
Central Processor Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz
Video Adapter Intel® HD Graphics
Video Memory 0 Byte
Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080
Total Memory 6.93 GB
Free Memory 5.54 GB
Total Hard disk 448.66 GB
Free Hard disk 257.69 GB
CPU Name Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz
Code Name N/A
Current Clock Speed 3200 Mhz
Max Clock Speed 3200 Mhz
External Clock 133 Mhz
CPU ID Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Socket Designation CPU 1
L1-Cache 128 KB
L2-Cache 512 KB
L3-Cache 4096 KB
Model imedia S3810
Manufacturer Packard Bell
BIOS Name Default System BIOS
BIOS Vendor American Megatrends Inc.
SMBIOS Version P01-A4
BIOS Date 19/08/2010
Name Intel® HD Graphics
Video Processor Intel® HD Graphics (Core i3)
Manufacturer Intel Corporation
Video Architecture VGA
DAC Type Internal
Memory Size 0 Byte
Memory Type Unknown
Video Mode 1920 x 1080 x 4294967296 colors
Current Refresh Rate 59 Hz
Driver Version 188.8.131.5258
Driver Date 09/10/2012
Runs Adobe CS5 okay yet cant even play a game made in the 90's! Time to stick my boot through it!
Edited by John S., 12 June 2013 - 02:03. Reason: removed serial no at users request