1. Perttu Lehtinen's Avatar
    What prevents DirectX 12 from being installed on Windows 7 and Windows 8? Or is it just a traditional trick to force people on Windows 10?
    08-06-2015 05:49 PM
  2. Zachary Boddy's Avatar
    There's no real technical reason. It wouldn't be easy to get it on either Windows 7 or Windows 8, but it is technically possible as far as I know. The reason is exclusivity.
    08-06-2015 06:12 PM
  3. Dewg's Avatar
    There are changes to the Windows 10 Display Driver Model: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=VS.85).aspx

    It may be that some elements of DX12 rely on those changes. I recall in the past that versions of DX were back ported to old Windows, however I think only elements of DX made it back, not the entire architecture.
    08-06-2015 06:27 PM

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