The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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banzaigtv Oct 31, 2012 @ 8:08pm
Skyrim on Windows 8
I have recently upgraded to Windows 8 Pro and after smoothing out some issues with Windows updates and audio driver updates, found that Skyrim is now running at least 5-10% faster than before. So far, I am pleased with the game's performance on the new OS. I would like to know, however, if it will cause issues with graphical bugs and such? My AMD Catalyst drivers are up to date. Anyone have any issues with the game running on Windows 8 RTM?
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mrhill57 Oct 31, 2012 @ 8:23pm 
not so for me, not running at all. will try audio updates??
banzaigtv Oct 31, 2012 @ 8:28pm 
Update your video drivers. I'm using AMD Catalyst 12.8, which is Windows 8 ready. Update your audio drivers, also.
IceAxe18 Oct 31, 2012 @ 8:40pm 
I have Windows 8 Pro 64bit (System Builder), and I find Skyrim is running fine. Although I did have the Crash To Desktop just like when I was on Windows 7 64bit, but I load it back up and it ran fine. The memory, and performance is so much better on Windows 8 Pro 64bit than Windows 7 64bit.
ColinGooseHall Oct 31, 2012 @ 8:54pm 
I concur. Runs better than ever before, even with the hi rez texture pack which used to crash it for me. Part of it though, I'm sure, is going from a 32 bit windows 7 to a 64 bit 8. Can finally benefit from all 16 gigs of RAM lol.
Angry Goku Oct 31, 2012 @ 9:05pm 
Windows 8 lasted a few days on my home PC... Oh, man... lol
Kirito Oct 31, 2012 @ 10:16pm 
Windows XP > Windows 7 > Windows 8.
I am using windows 7,it is a lot better than windows 8.You will be hard to work or mod on Windows 8.Trust me! Windows XP and Windows 7 are a lot better,Ballmer is ruining Microsoft and Bill GATES RULES!!
βobitoζ Nov 1, 2012 @ 12:16am 
If I wanted my computer OS to feel like a police state, I would buy an Apple.
nalrya (>^ ^)> Nov 1, 2012 @ 2:48am 
Why do people even get Win 8 for a standard PC? Why does Microsoft not just start a new Windows series for touch devices instead of ruining the experience for non-touch PC users?

Seriously I see zero reason to upgrade.
QaaQer Nov 1, 2012 @ 5:40am 
sky is running 10-15% faster on win8? what did you do to your windows 7 installation?
banzaigtv Nov 1, 2012 @ 9:49am 
Yeah, seriously. Windows 8 boosts my graphics performance. Not only in Skyrim, but also when playing Crysis 2 in windowed mode (same resolution), my fps increased from 30 to 45. I have to admit that Windows 8 is a pain when it comes to IE, task manager, and a few apps that freeze and don't pop up on demand, but it makes my Radeon HD 6770 run as if it is a Radeon HD 6850 instead! I'm hoping for some Windows updates that will fix app stability very soon, but other than that, Windows 8 is fantastic for gaming!

EDIT: Updated the GPU driver to AMD Catalyst 12.10 for Windows 8 64-bit and some of the application launching bugs appear to have been resolved. There's still work to do on both my part and Microsoft's. Also, the headset audio quality has improved tenfold after an audio driver update. I'm lovin' it!!!
Last edited by banzaigtv; Nov 1, 2012 @ 1:27pm
Darkestnight Jan 25, 2013 @ 6:39pm 
I can confirm this, most of the games run faster on windows 8, with skyrim there are some minor problems, in my case in full screen mode window borders are shown as if I was playing windowed mode with my monitor's screen resolution.
Star Trucker Jan 25, 2013 @ 7:05pm 
Windows 8 is superior to 7 in nearly every way. Don't believe what the herd tells you.
pike Jan 25, 2013 @ 7:25pm 
the only thing i dont like about win8 is the silly start menu and how they seemed to go out of there way to make it a hassle to actually use it as something more than a phone app , its like they took the bad idea of "gadgets" and decided to make the whole os run like 1 , if they would just release an update to ditch the ui for something a little more user friendly i would love it . and yes i know i could just istall start8 or poki ,but it just bugs me that i have to go third party to make my operating system function rite , see i'm pretty min spec , i dont want another layer just to be able to use my machine the why i like to
The Hunter Jan 27, 2013 @ 1:11pm 
How about love for linux and tux the penguin?
Digital Feb 10, 2013 @ 2:34pm 
Originally posted by WW nalcarya:
Why do people even get Win 8 for a standard PC? Why does Microsoft not just start a new Windows series for touch devices instead of ruining the experience for non-touch PC users?

Seriously I see zero reason to upgrade.
Don't talk about something if you don't know anything about. Your comment: "Why do people even get Win 8 for a standard PC?" says you have no idea. Windows 8 performs a lot better than 7. Here Nalcarya, why don't you Learn to Read and review this link and then review your own idiotic comment.

You see zero reason to upgrade because you have, "zero" idea of what you speak of.
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Date Posted: Oct 31, 2012 @ 8:08pm
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