Is WoW compatible with Windows 7?

February 3, 2009 – 10:17 pm
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My laptop is running Vista and runs WoW-WotLK acceptably. I want to install Windows 7. I hear it offers better performance than Vista. Is WoW compatible with it?

  1. One Response to “Is WoW compatible with Windows 7?”

  2. Yes! I am running Windows 7 on my laptop (along with Ubuntu) right now, and it works great. WoW runs about 10 FPS faster than it did in Vista. I should disclose that there were a few things I didn’t do in Vista to increase the frame rate; namely I had Aero turned on, which makes all the windows have transparent borders, etc… But I have those on because my laptop primarily is used to do WoW Insider work in my comfy living room chairs and couch, and not play the game.

    Besides the improvements to WoW, Windows 7 is a much much much better OS than Vista. Without going into lots of details, let’s just say that when Windows 7 is released, everyone will want to upgrade. Vista will become the new ME.

    If you do end up downloading and installing the beta of Windows 7, just be aware that despite its abundance of awesome-sauce, it still is a beta. And that beta is going to expire eventually, and you’ll probably want to have all your data backed up or stored in a way so that you can do a completely clean reinstall of Windows when the final/retail version of Windows 7 comes out.

    By kyrios on Feb 3, 2009

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