Dolphin Emulator will now only be supported on Windows 10 and newer

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Popular Nintendo GameCube and Wii emulator Dolphin will no longer support operating systems older than Windows 10. Coming just weeks after Nintendo Switch emulator Ryujinx made a similar announcement, the coming change was hinted at in the last Dolphin progress report, posted on May 17, while discussing an issue caused by Windows 7. Two days later, a change was noticed by reddit user u/DolphinUser on the official website's FAQ, saying that Dolphin is supported on Windows 10 and newer. A Dolphin developer responded, saying they would "have an official announcement with full reasoning and data coming up soon."
 

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Yes, definitely.
Even though it's not supported on hardware as old as 2 years.
Even though it uses more system resources by placing the Windows 10 taskbar underneath the 11 one (weird, right?).
Even though it makes no significant QoL contributions.
Even though Home and Basic users get a lot more restrictions compared to Pro users ($100+ upgrade)
It is definitely a good OS.

No, it isn't.

You know, I don't like Windows 11 specifically because they removed taskbar labels (I know it can be enabled through the registry) and made it more annoying to change your default browser but almost everything you said is just wrong.

You can install it on unsupported hardware very easily. The entire reason devices without TPM 2.0 are not supported is because people continue to insist on using out of date software and hardware and then when they get hacked they whine about it, so now Microsoft is forcing higher levels of security.

I have no idea what you are talking about with the Windows 10 taskbar being under the 11 one. Even if this was the case (and I it's not AFAIK), the resources used by the taskbar are so minimal that it would have literally no impact on performance unless you are running it on an actual potato.

The Settings app is better and more organized and there is finally a uniform system dark theme that doesn't suck. Both of those are pretty significant QoL changes in my opinion.

As with basically every other version of Windows, the only feature differences between the two are Bitlocker, WIP and handful of other business specific features. The Group Policy editor is about the only real feature that some Home users might care about but it was also not available in the Home editions of 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 and there are ways around not having it anyways.

I really don't understand why every time Microsoft releases an OS people who have never even tried it love to come out of the woodwork to shit all over it with false claims. Like I said, I don't even really like 11 because of some of the changes they made and I will not upgrade probably until next year but like why spread misinformation?
 
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You know, I don't like Windows 11 specifically because they removed taskbar labels (I know it can be enabled through the registry) and made it more annoying to change your default browser but almost everything you said is just wrong.

You can install it on unsupported hardware very easily. The entire reason devices without TPM 2.0 are not supported is because people continue to insist on using out of date software and hardware and then when they get hacked they whine about it, so now Microsoft is forcing higher levels of security.

I have no idea what you are talking about with the Windows 10 taskbar being under the 11 one. Even if this was the case (and I it's not AFAIK), the resources used by the taskbar are so minimal that it would have literally no impact on performance unless you are running it on an actual potato.

The Settings app is better and more organized and there is finally a uniform system dark theme that doesn't suck. Both of those are pretty significant QoL changes in my opinion.

As with basically every other version of Windows, the only feature differences between the two are Bitlocker, WIP and handful of other business specific features. The Group Policy editor is about the only real feature that some Home users might care about but it was also not available in the Home editions of 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 and there are ways around not having it anyways.

I really don't understand why every time Microsoft releases an OS people who have never even tried it love to come out of the woodwork to shit all over it with false claims. Like I said, I don't even really like 11 because of some of the changes they made and I will not upgrade probably until next year but like why spread misinformation?
You sacrifice official support and updates, which coming from Microsoft, could mean a lot of things.

Yeah, it's there.
I believe if you kill the 11 taskbar, you'll find 10's underneath. I found a video of it somewhere.

I'll give you that one.

Local vs. Internet accounts is kind of different though. You need to make a Microsoft account if you don't have 11 Pro, a small inconvenience, but annoying. There are a lot of people who need those weird business specific features and they can't sacrifice $100 for a file that is easily yo-ho-ho'ed.

And yes, I have used 11. It... is very sub-par.
Microsoft needs to work on ✨legitimate features and upgrades✨ with another OS.
 

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You sacrifice official support and updates, which coming from Microsoft, could mean a lot of things.

Yeah, it's there.
I believe if you kill the 11 taskbar, you'll find 10's underneath. I found a video of it somewhere.

I'll give you that one.

Local vs. Internet accounts is kind of different though. You need to make a Microsoft account if you don't have 11 Pro, a small inconvenience, but annoying. There are a lot of people who need those weird business specific features and they can't sacrifice $100 for a file that is easily yo-ho-ho'ed.

And yes, I have used 11. It... is very sub-par.
Microsoft needs to work on ✨legitimate features and upgrades✨ with another OS.

Then don't install it I guess? Windows 10 is still supported and the restriction is there for a reason.

I'd have to see that video because if that were the case people would be going back to the 10 taskbar in huge numbers. I think you probably saw one a video on one of the taskbar replacements which overlaps the actual taskbar. Either way, to imply that this has some sort of visible impact on performance is just dumb.

If you already have 10 Pro you get 11 Pro anyways. I have 10 Pro already (got it for free from my University when I was doing my degree in 2014-2018) but as has been basically the same case for Windows 10 for a long time now, you can create a local account by disconnecting your PC from the internet during setup, clicking "Create Account" and then when it detects no internet it will let you make a local account on both Home and Pro.

Again, it sounds like you have never used 11 lol.
 
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Then don't install it I guess? Windows 10 is still supported and the restriction is there for a reason.

I'd have to see that video because if that were the case people would be going back to the 10 taskbar in huge numbers. I think you probably saw one a video on one of the taskbar replacements which overlaps the actual taskbar. Either way, to imply that this has some sort of visible impact on performance is just dumb.

If you already have 10 Pro you get 11 Pro anyways. I have 10 Pro already (got it for free from my University when I was doing my degree in 2014-2018) but as has been basically the same case for Windows 10 for a long time now, you can create a local account by disconnecting your PC from the internet during setup, clicking "Create Account" and then when it detects no internet it will let you make a local account on both Home and Pro.

Again, it sounds like you have never used 11 lol.
It's fun to complain about things on the internet tho
 

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but as has been basically the same case for Windows 10 for a long time now, you can create a local account by disconnecting your PC from the internet during setup, clicking "Create Account" and then when it detects no internet it will let you make a local account on both Home and Pro.
to be completely honest, why should I have to use backdoors and stuff to even create a local account?

Exactly why I use windows 7, no stupid forcing of microsoft accounts.
 

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WTH dude just download rufus and install Windows 11 works with older PC who used MBR partition (core 2 duo / core 2 quad) there's an option inside rufus application to use TPM 2.0 or not. TPM 2.0 is only work if you have gen 8 PC or Ryzen ver 3xxx or above
 

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to be completely honest, why should I have to use backdoors and stuff to even create a local account?

Exactly why I use windows 7, no stupid forcing of microsoft accounts.
While I agree, most people just sign in with a Microsoft account anyways because most of us have one, and if you don't then I guess just leave your internet unplugged for the initial OS setup and suck it up.

Have fun missing security updates, performance improvements, DX12, DirectStorage and really any support at all. Staying on Windows 7 at this point is just stupidity.
 
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