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October 6, 2017

Assassin’s Creed Origins PC System Requirements Revealed

For those waiting patiently for the latest installment in the highly popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubisoft recently released system requirements for the PC version of the game so you can make preparations to play when it launches on October 27.

Assassin’s Creed Origins which will be set in ancient Egypt is expected to feature the largest worlds in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

MINIMUM CONFIGURATION OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only) PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6350 @ 3.9 GHz or equivalent VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 or AMD R9 270 (2048 MB VRAM [...]

 
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March 16, 2017

Microsoft Blocks Windows 7, 8.1 Updates for Newer Processors

Late last year, it was reported that Microsoft may halt support for newer processors and it looks like Microsoft has just made it official.

According to a new Microsoft knowledgebase article (ID# 4012982) published earlier this month, a new error message may appear when a user attempts to update a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC using an Intel 7th Generation Core Processor (Kaby Lake), AMD Bristol Ridge, Qualcomm 8996, or newer processors including AMD’s new Ryzen processors which were launched several weeks ago.

Users who attempt to update Windows 7 or 8.1 may receive the following error messages:

Unsupported Hardware Your PC uses a processor that isn’t [...]
 
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July 28, 2017

PSA: You Can Still Download Windows 10 Upgrade Free, Here’s How

Microsoft’s free Windows 10 upgrade period technically ended on July 29th, 2016, but for those who still haven’t had the chance to upgrade yet, you can still do so thanks to a loophole at Microsoft’s accessibility website.

 

Download Windows 10 Free Upgrade

Microsoft began offering free upgrades for customers who use assistive technologies after the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to entice users who use assistive technologies to try some of the new features in Windows 10. However, despite the fact that the Windows 10 free upgrade offer has ended, the free upgrade utility at the Assistive Technologies website is still [...]

 
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February 23, 2017

Microsoft Releases Patch for Adobe Flash Player on Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge

Check your Windows Updates as Microsoft has just released a new patch for the notoriously insecure Adobe Flash player running on the equally notoriously insecure Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge.

According to the patch notes, an attacker could execute malicious code on a exploited system by directing users to a specially crafted website designed to exploit the vulnerabilities.

In a web-based attack scenario where the user is using Internet Explorer for the desktop, an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit any of these vulnerabilities through Internet Explorer and then convince a user to view the website. An attacker [...]

 
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July 7, 2017

How to Download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 ISO

As computer hardware reviewers, we do a lot of OS installs and having a reliable place to download the Windows Operating System ISOs is critical. Unfortunately, for some reason Microsoft doesn’t offer a quick and easy way to do so.

While Microsoft’s does offer a method to download an installer which can help you create an ISO, it’s a hassle compared to getting a direct link to the ISO file then putting the ISO file onto a bootable USB drive. Another way of course is to go through some sort of Bittorrent site; however, with the questionable legality of doing so along with the risk of downloading a virus/trojan/some other malware along with the [...]

 
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January 30, 2017

Ubisoft Reveals Ghost Recon: Wildlands Closed Beta PC System Requirements

Ubisoft has finally revealed the system requirements for their upcoming closed beta of Ghost Recon: Wildlands, which will take place on February 3rd and continue until February 6th.  It is worth highlighting that these system requirements are only for the closed beta, and are subject to change for the full release of the title on March 7th. Still, this should give us some indication of what fans of the series are to expect going forward.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Closed Beta System Requirements

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OS: MS Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only) CPU: Intel Core i5-2400S @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-4320 @ 4 GHz RAM: 6GB GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 [...]
 
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January 21, 2017

Ubisoft Reveals For Honor PC System Requirements

Ubisoft has just revealed the PC specifications for their upcoming multiplayer action hack and slash video game, For Honor, which is set to release on February 14th for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

For Honor PC System Requirements MINIMUM CPU: Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX660/GTX750ti/GTX950/GTX1050 or AMD Radeon HD6970/HD7870/R9 270/R9 370/RX460 VRAM: 2GB or more. RAM: 4GB OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only) RECOMMENDED CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K | AMD FX-6350 or equivalent GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX680/GTX760/GTX970/GTX1060 orAMD Radeon R9 280X/R9 380/RX470 VRAM: 2GB or more. RAM: 8GB OS: Windows 7, [...]
 
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September 20, 2016

Battlefield 1 Official Requirements Revealed

The latest installment of EA DICE’s long-running, Battlefield 1 will be available in just a little over a month on October 21st. With that in mind, fans of the series are likely anxious to find out what it’ll take to run the game at their desired settings. Today, we finally have an idea as DICE has released the official system requirements on the Battlefield 1 website.

Battlefield 1 System Requirements

Minimum Specs:

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350 Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K Memory: 8GB RAM Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660 2GB DirectX: 11.0 [...]
 
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September 7, 2016

New CPU Features May Explain Microsoft’s Decision to End Support for New CPUs on Windows 7, 8.1

The tech community has recently gone up in arms against Microsoft after their reaffirmation that they will not be supporting CPUs newer than Intel Haswell on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. While many has seen this as a power play by Microsoft to force users to upgrade to Windows 10, HotHardware recently presented a possible alternate explanation with much less malicious intent.

According to HotHardware, the decision not to support newer CPUs on older operating systems boils down to additional features that were added to the new CPUs. This largely includes the newest power saving features from both Intel and AMD as well as SMT (Simultaneous Multi-Threading) from [...]

 
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September 1, 2016

Microsoft Ending Support for New Hardware on Windows 7, 8.1

Haven’t taken advantage of that free upgrade to Windows 10? Planning to upgrade to a new Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Zen based Summit Ridge CPU down the line? Think again!

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that they’ll be ending support on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 for newer CPUs, forcing users who upgrade to a newer CPU to purchase a copy of Windows 10. This new support policy change will include upcoming processors such as Intel’s Kaby Lake and AMD’s Bristol Ridge/Summit Ridge CPUs. Originally Microsoft had also included Intel Haswell processors among the processors that would lose Windows 7/8.1 support however, Microsoft has since reversed [...]

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