Yep. I just have a .reg file on a USB stick that I just double click for new builds. Was going to post, but random .reg files on the internet shouldn’t be encouraged.
Thats where you post it as plain text that users can see its content, and need to manually save it as a .reg file to prevent beginners using it without thought first
I'm playing a DX9 game first released in 06' on win 11, no problems here, smooth as.
Same, borderlands presequel atm.
Works great in native DX9, using DXVK i can double the FPS at the cost of some in-game features not working correctly (In game FPS limiter, for example)
New windows update out now has a shit-ton of fixes and changes, including the performance fix for 1000Hz mice - essentially, multiple background applications could listen to the raw mouse input, multiplying the CPU usage. They blocked that.
Think of things like Razer, logitech, iCue, steam and discord overlays - anything that wanted mouse inputs, was multiplying the CPU usage at *any* polling rate.
This could why gamers have FPS issues, but benchmarks are fine - the mouse was the problem.
Microsoft quietly released Windows 11 22H2 Configuration Update that boosts performance - Neowin
Microsoft details Windows 11 performance gains it delivered, reiterating it as most reliable - Neowin
Yeah it does this with WU. I dunno why it does it so much with AMD drivers.
You can disable it using group policies if you're interested on that.
By removing the windows update drivers locally, the system downloaded ones from online to have *something* for the device - and that's when they switch over.
The common problem people run into is that they have two sets of drivers and control panels installed, and only one driver loads - leading to a control panel that doesnt work.
You just reinstall the latest driver without the factory reset option or using DDU, and it'll be fine.
As for the dramatic version of events that people seem to follow, Google can lead you down some really opinionated pieces on why it's all AMD's fault, always AMD, not mine, definitely not mine for using DDU and a factory reset and various other tools at once on a benchmark system i dont do clean installs on and breaking it.
Oh heavens no, a program deleted drivers from my PC, and the PC assumed they were still present. ALL HAIL DDU, WHO DEFINITELY DID NOT CAUSE THIS.
(There was then a piece praising intel's Arc GPU's, which still didn't boot on his PC - because it wasnt the AMD driver that broke it, he'd deleted other drivers the PC needed to function)
Toms hardware have an article instead of a personal opinion piece, with accurate information
Radeon Driver Bug Corrupts Windows, AMD Shares Fix | Tom's Hardware (tomshardware.com)
If you use DDU and erase your windows default drivers, shit breaks when the user and windows update are both trying to install drivers.
AMD said it's possible the same thing happens with their "Factory reset" option in the drivers, but DDU seems to be involved an awful lot.
If DDU erased any built in ones, and you erase the AMD ones - of course it tries to download one. Either let it finish, or manually update the driver completely offline.
This has been said elsewhere, but I'll restate here as a reminder. The performance differences between Windows 10 and Windows 11 are so small as to be insignificant. It really does depend on the game, the hardware being used and the drivers installed. So if you're looking for a reason to upgrade, gaming performance will not be that reason. However, microsoft has done a good job increasing the quality of compatibility modes and as such, many older games programs that refuse to run(or run poorly) on Windows 10 run fine on Windows 11.
The few times there is a performance difference, we tend to get answers like the mouse bug above... which weren't even 11s fault, but background software doing the wrong thing