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Can DirectX v10 be 'ported' to Windows XP?

Discussion in 'Windows - General discussion' started by ashwin18, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. ashwin18

    ashwin18 Regular member

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    I read somewhere that DirectX v10 is bacically something called as a 'Hardwer Abstraction Layer', which integrates itself into Windows Vista's 'kernel', which is completely rewritten, unlike the previous versions of Windows. I'm not pretending to understand what exactly that means -- in fact I don't.

    My question being: Can DirectX v10 be modified and installed on Windows XP?
     
  2. The_Fiend

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    As it is, probably not, but hey, if enough folks refuse to buy that Vista cr@p and demand microsoft ports it to XP, perhaps it'll happen.
     
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    The_Fiend,
    I've heard that MS has already made a PROFIT of 5 Billion USD in the sales of Vista. So as unfortunate as it may sound, people ARE buying it :(

    Morph416,
    Does x86 mean 64-Bit? My current one's 32 Bit...
     
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    x86 = 32bit
     
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  7. AXT

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    Although I have vista, this sounds pretty interesting.
     

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