23 percent of Steam customers run Windows 7 already

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  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Interesting, the Windows 7 aoption rate certainly is picking up well. The latest Steam hardware survey shows almost a quarter of Steam's user base has already adopted Windows 7. One of the biggest questions surrounding the Windows 7 launch would be whether gamers would adopt the new operating system, or stick with the tried and true Windows XP. The latest Steam hardware survey for December shows that almost a quarter of Steam's user base has already adopted Microsoft's latest OS, and has been abandoning the 32-bit Windows XP for 64-bit versions of Windows 7. The success of DirectX 11 has been tied into the Windows 7 OS, but DX11 can also be installed on computers running Windows Vista. Over 50% of Steam users are capable of supporting DX11 on the software side through Windows 7 or Vista, but unfortunately Steam isn't keeping track of DX11 video cards yet.

    23 percent of Steam customers run Windows 7 already
     
  2. Highwayman

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    Just a quick update based of the current active surveys...

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    That's because all gamers need Windows 7. Uses almost no RAM usage, you can run it without having to worry about the resource hogging of Vista.
     
  5. Highwayman

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    No huge surprises that Windows 7 takes the 64bit crown either...
     
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    Steam Updates Its Code To Optimize Downloads

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    Windows 7 is good for Steam, Once I had Windows XP computer steam didn't work right so now I have Windows 7 and I'm assuming that Windows 7 would be great for steam.
     

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