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Microsoft Lies, I Shouldn't Be Surprised 
30th-Jan-2016 09:28 pm
So since Microsoft claimed that Windows 10 was compatible with the newer of the bedroom computers and the apps installed there, I figured I'd go ahead and run the upgrade from Windows 7. It looked like everything ran fine.

Right up until Katie tried to run Minecraft. Minecraft won't run, because the default driver that Microsoft installs for this old Intel chipset doesn't support OpenGL. There is no Intel driver for Windows 10 and the older drivers won't install.

So I figured I'd uninstall Windows 10 and revert back to Windows 7.

Except that option is missing.

I've tried telling it to go back to an older version via a different restore path, but the computer has been sitting there for hours now saying "Restarting".

Thanks, Microsoft, for making my little girl cry.

"Compatible". I do not think that word means what you think it does.

Rat bastards.
Comments 
31st-Jan-2016 03:35 am (UTC)
Microsoft's relationship with OpenGL has been rocky; once upon a time, SGI gave them carte blanche to do anything to it they wanted, and have it accepted into the standard. They fiddled with it for a year, and then went back to DirectX.
31st-Jan-2016 04:29 am (UTC)
Have you tried using a windows 7/8/8.1 version of the driver to solve the problem or its a windows only driver?
31st-Jan-2016 06:22 am (UTC) - Micro$not
"As a responsible computer professional, I cannot, in good conscience, recommend any Microsoft software product for anything other than personal amusement."

Anonymous USENET poster, circa 1998.

They have been notorious for being incompatible with themselves since the days of Microsoft Basic
31st-Jan-2016 10:25 am (UTC) - Re: Micro$not
Even personal amusement isn't working very well in this case.
31st-Jan-2016 03:05 pm (UTC) - Re: Micro$not
ObFilk: "Will I have enough RAM today? To boot up, plug and play?" (h/t mysticfig)

Edited at 2016-01-31 03:05 pm (UTC)
31st-Jan-2016 04:37 pm (UTC)
So far our household has avoided both Windows 10 and Apple El Capitan. Hopefully we can keep it that way for a while.
31st-Jan-2016 05:28 pm (UTC)
[Icon not for you!]
Bastards. (Repeat 1,000 times.)
31st-Jan-2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
Win10 appeared to run on my machine ... but crashed every other time I powered it up.

Fortunately mine *did* give me the option to return to Win7 - it even worked. And there I'm staying, at least on this machine.

You (and Katie) have my sympathies!
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